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Monique Claassen, director of media and digital insights at Millward Brown and Jane Ostler, global head of media, presenting at Kantar's Cape Town 'Roadmap to Media Effectiveness' event.
Context conquers platform: Connecting with the new-world consumer

Ahead of Kantar's 'best liked ads of 2018' reveal, two sessions were hosted in Cape Town and Johannesburg on the art and science of media success, with a special focus on finding the right mix of channels and creative to #GetMediaRight...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

Spotify's Scott Marsden, global head of media, performance and lifecycle marketing. Image supplied.
Best Use of Data jury announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced the jury lineup for the Best Use of Data category for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

10 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

This year’s jury president is Fiona Rogers, chief operating officer of Magnum Photos. Image source: .
Epica Awards announces new website and ad campaign

The Epica Awards has announced a new advertising campaign from Hecho Studios Amsterdam and revealed its brand new website, designed by Lithuanian studio and former Epica winners Godspeed Branding...

24 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom
Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...

3 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

New Wan-Ifra report tackling disinformation around the world
New Wan-Ifra report tackling disinformation around the world

Wan-Ifra has released a new report that looks at the global map of remedies adopted by governments whose objective is to combat the disinformation crisis, though with extremely diverse intent and effects...

15 May 2019

UNITED KINGDOM

UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn
UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn

UK advertising spend rose 6.3% year-on-year to reach £23.6bn in 2018, marking the ninth consecutive year of market growth and highest annual total since monitoring began in 1982...

30 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#NewBiz: Serviceplan, Hakuhodo and Unlimited form global strategic alliance
#NewBiz: Serviceplan, Hakuhodo and Unlimited form global strategic alliance

Serviceplan, Hakuhodo und Unlimited have signed a strategic alliance to provide clients and prospects with a global presence based on local insights and regional expertise in the fields of creativity, media, data and technology...

15 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Memoirs of a media veteran
Memoirs of a media veteran

My PR journey began bang-on 20-years ago, I'm unsure if the scales tip at 'experienced' or 'plain old'...

By Sam Swaine 24 Aug 2018

GLOBAL

Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal
Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in nine major British and US newspapers on Sunday to apologise for a huge data privacy scandal...

26 Mar 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator
21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest"...

24 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news
Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism...

19 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

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Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week...

17 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs
UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs...

16 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

David Tiltman, head of content at Warc.
Digital transparency, key challenge for brands in 2018 - Warc Toolkit

Digital transparency will be a key challenge for brands in the year ahead concludes Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, in its 2018 Toolkit...

9 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest
BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an "indefensible pay gap" at the British broadcaster, winning support from dozens of colleagues...

8 Jan 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform
Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

Lumen proves that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales...

12 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Jodie Stranger, CEO UK group and president: global clients EMEA at Starcom, Publicis Media.
World Media Awards are open for entries

The World Media Awards 2018 (WMAs) have opened for entries, offering eight categories that will celebrate the best in cross platform, cross border, content-driven advertising...

8 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Rani Raad, president, CNN International Commercial - image credit: .
CNN to lead Pangaea Alliance

Pangaea is transitioning to a new lead partner and introducing tech and data capabilities to offer advertisers more opportunities to connect programmatically with a premium audience of over 200m monthly users...

6 Nov 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted...

12 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies
WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Do you trust the news? Image credit: Studiostoks © –
What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 Jan 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Expanding BBC to launch news service for North Koreans
Expanding BBC to launch news service for North Koreans

LONDON: The BBC will launch a radio and online news service for audiences in North Korea as it seeks to expand its global reach to 500 million people by 2022, the British broadcaster said Wednesday...

17 Nov 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

TV Connect 2016 announces leading speakers
TV Connect 2016 announces leading speakers

TV Connect has announced the addition of several noteworthy speakers from leading global technology and media companies for the upcoming TV Connect 2016 from 26-28 April...

19 Feb 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Registration opens for INMA World Congress in London
Registration opens for INMA World Congress in London

For the first time, the International News Media Association (INMA) World Congress will take place in London from 22-24 May 2016. The event is expected to draw nearly 500 news media executives from 50+ countries...

30 Nov 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Circulation to certification - more than a name change, rather a sign of the times
Circulation to certification - more than a name change, rather a sign of the times

Our name change is more than that, but reflects the evolution of media business models worldwide and more appropriately points to an increasingly digital future...

By Jerry Wright & Pedro Silva 24 Nov 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Bond stars, JK Rowling warn over future of BBC
Bond stars, JK Rowling warn over future of BBC

LONDON, UK: Celebrities including James Bond stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling urged the British government on Wednesday to protect the "precious" BBC as it negotiates a new funding settlement.

16 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Rising Stars in Media sought globally
Rising Stars in Media sought globally

FIPP's new global 'Rising Stars in Media' awards has been created to discover and recognise those individuals - from around the world - under the age of 30...

10 Jun 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

All the best from Europe's digital media
All the best from Europe's digital media

LONDON, UK: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has presented the annual European Digital Media Awards at a ceremony at Google's London headquarters during Digital Media Europe 2015...

24 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

178 Pencils awarded on Results Day Two of D&AD Judging
178 Pencils awarded on Results Day Two of D&AD Judging

LONDON, UK: The second set of D&AD Pencil winners for 2015 have been announced in the Crafts for Advertising, Crafts for Design, Integrated and Innovative Media, Magazine and Newspaper Design, Mobile Marketing and White Pencil categories...

23 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Journalism award for the Al Jazeera Three
Journalism award for the Al Jazeera Three

LONDON, UK: The UK's prestigious Royal Television Society has presented its Judges' Award to Al Jazeera's Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy...

20 Feb 2015

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