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SOUTH AFRICA

While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting
While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting

Rachel Briant, director and head of communications at Without A Doubt agency writes about preserving the old craft and what marketers can do about it...

By Rachel Briant 12 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Chris Moerdyk
South Africa's most media-savvy business leaders

It is astounding how many captains of industry in South Africa shy away from the media instead of realising the enormous benefits of creating direct personal relationships...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The impact of corruption on your media rand
The impact of corruption on your media rand

Chris Botha discusses the effects of corruption on the media and advertising industry...

By Chris Botha 11 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Wayne Bischoff returns to Mediamark as CEO
#Newsmaker: Wayne Bischoff returns to Mediamark as CEO

Wayne Bischoff recently rejoined Mediamark as CEO, having previously held the position of sales and marketing director at what was then Radmark and Digitalmark.

By Jessica Tennant 27 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent Lindeque
#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent Lindeque

The year is off to a great start for Brent Lindeque, founder of South Africa's Good Things Guy, having recently won 'Best South African Blog of the Year' and been named the category winner of 'Social Enterprise and Philanthropy' and the fourth most influential South African in the '100 Most Influential Young South Africans' poll...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Kagiso Musi joins new agency Meta Media as MD
#Newsmaker: Kagiso Musi joins new agency Meta Media as MD

Having recently completed her MBA, Kagiso Musi has been appointed managing director of newly formed media agency Meta Media, sister agency to The MediaShop, both housed within new holding company, Park Advertising...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

That magic media potion called innovation
That magic media potion called innovation

In the move to automation and commoditisation of media, creativity and innovation are often lost along the way. It's not cost effective! How do we measure it? How much work is that? Will I have to do it? Very often it's rolled out and spoken about when times are getting tough?-?"...we need to innovate!"...

By Quinton Jones 4 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

2018 in review: The biggest stories of the year
2018 in review: The biggest stories of the year

This year has gone by in one indistinguishable blur. If you can't quite remember what happened in the past 12 months, enjoy a quick recap...

By Andy Walker 7 Jan 2019

INDIA

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?
Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?

My career in media started somewhere in the 80's. Needless to say, what we do today in media and what we did 'back in the day' is poles apart, mostly due to media choices being extremely limited...

By Margie Knap 15 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The Citizen photographer, Jacques Nelles, named Upcoming/Rising Star. © Danette Breitenbach.
#SBSJA18: A celebration of verified journalism

This year's Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards celebrated journalism and its contribution to the country's society and democracy with the Gupta Leaks articles awarded the prestigious South African Story of the Year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Balancing paid, owned and earned media - are you getting it right?
Balancing paid, owned and earned media - are you getting it right?

Is our owned, paid and earned media all aligned to give you the best possible return on your marketing spend? If you get it right, you combine your efforts to build your brand, emphasise the right message and drive customers down your sales funnel...

By Sylvia Schutte 29 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Ferial Haffajee, Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi, Steven Nathan on the panel at #10XDMGathering. © .
#TheGathering: The business of the media

Daily Maverick associate editor Ferial Haffajee was joined by Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi and Steven Nathan on stage at The Gathering: Media Edition at the CTICC on Wednesday, 15 August to discuss the business of the media...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Aug 2018

NIGERIA

Outrage at Nigerian media bill
Outrage at Nigerian media bill

Media rights groups in Nigeria are condemning a bill that will regulate the practice of journalism in the West African country...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2018

AFRICA

How to deal with the troll armies
How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra
#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group was recently elected VP of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra)...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition

Malta's media landscape is surreal - a cornucopia of competition completely disproportionate to the archipelago's 460,000 population size...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 18 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Rob Abraham returns from retirement to take on Kagiso Media
#Newsmaker: Rob Abraham returns from retirement to take on Kagiso Media

Returning from retirement after having worked at Bytes Technology Group for many years, the last five of which he served as CEO, Rob Abraham recently commenced his position at Kagiso Media as interim CEO...

By Jessica Tennant 11 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

It's time to champion women leaders for South African media organisations
It's time to champion women leaders for South African media organisations

With other sectors such as accounting, IT and science looking to recruit the brightest and most ambitious young women, the media and marketing industry should also be looking at ways to change its profile and create a pipeline of future leaders...

By Werner Lindemann 8 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The elephant in the room and the 'Big 5' threats to the media agency
The elephant in the room and the 'Big 5' threats to the media agency

Okay, let me just deal with the elephant in the room first up. The SA media industry has some really great people, even some of the best people, on par with anywhere else in the world. They innovate, they don't compromise, and really push things forward. They, unfortunately, are the exception rather than the rule...

By Quinton Jones 6 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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ANC recalls Zuma: here's how global news outlets reported it

The ANC has finally taken the decision to recall President Jacob Zuma, following weeks of talks between the National Executive Committee, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and Zuma...

By Hadlee Simons 14 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Donald Trump unveils his 2017 Fake News Awards winners

The GOP website just couldn't keep up with the traffic its latest blog post demanded...

By Andy Walker 22 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

10 things...
10 things...

Quinton Jones shares ten things clients should expect from their media agency in 2018...

By Quinton Jones 11 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2018: Location strategy's new role in the marketing mix
#BizTrends2018: Location strategy's new role in the marketing mix

The increasing importance of location strategy as a key standalone element of any marketer's brand plans...

By Marc du Plessis 8 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#StartupStory: TMI Media
#StartupStory: TMI Media

TMI Media was founded by Quinton Jones and Peter Brooke-Sumner, director of TMI (The Media Image), in October 2016 as a joint venture with a fully integrated digital offering, specially focused on data and analytics...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Kriya Gangiah shakes things up
#Newsmaker: Kriya Gangiah shakes things up

'Info-tainment professional' and Jacaranda FM's digital lead, Kriya Gangiah, while still on air for the Saturday Top 20 show, recently left the station's midweek evening drive show to focus her time and energy on some undisclosed opportunities...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Fake news: Welcome to the Mad Hatter's tea party

Fake news was the topic of one of the sessions at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference that took place recently at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus in Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2017

ZIMBABWE

#NEWSWATCH: Zimbabwe uncertainty as state TV remains under control of military
#NEWSWATCH: Zimbabwe uncertainty as state TV remains under control of military

Zimbabwe remains on a knife edge as political uncertainty reigns and state television is under the control of the military...

By Louise Marsland 15 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

All the winners of the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017.
Sikuvile Awards 2017: Recognising the soldiers of the truth

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalist of the Year 2017, City Press' Sipho Masondo, says he received death threats as well as bribes when he was working on the story that earned him the Award...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three

In the final chapter of this three-part series on media monitoring, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury shares insight into some of the biggest campaigns she's witnessed as well as some of the trends emerging in PR...

By Angie White 4 Oct 2017

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