#BizTrends2021: The platform isn't going to matter
#BizTrends2021: The platform isn't going to matter

Nobody saw our current 2020 reality coming and every trend that was predicted for 2020 was pretty much thrown out of the window on 27 March when our country went into lockdown...

Richard LordBy Richard Lord 6 Jan 2021

Katherina Tudball
#Loeries2020: Conceptual thinking is at the heart of everything

On day one of Loeries Creative Week, Katherina Tudball, creative director at Superunion London and this year's Loeries international jury president for design, shared an interesting talk around the theme of visceral creativity...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2020

#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing division
#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing division

Positive Dialogue, the PR and communications agency in the Duke Group of companies, recently launched its specialist influencer marketing division, PD Influence...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 16 Nov 2020

#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform
#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform

Eddie Chitate, through his production company, Brainstorm Entertainment, has launched a streaming platform called NoFTV...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Iconic channelling
#OrchidsandOnions: Iconic channelling

Kudos for Showmax Pro: makes the point elegantly; Onion for grating American accent in RDG Gearboxes ad...

Brendan SeeryBy Brendan Seery 13 Oct 2020

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Post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting - adapting to the demands of Gen-Z consumers

Roman Magis, principal director: Video, Advertising and Content for Accenture in Africa, explores how post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting presents a unique opportunity for content creators in South Africa...

Roman MagisBy Roman Magis 16 Sep 2020

#Newsmaker: Rozanne McKenzie on starting a media company and producing her first TV show
#Newsmaker: Rozanne McKenzie on starting a media company and producing her first TV show

Johannesburg-based news anchor, presenter, MC, actress, voiceover artist, wife and mom, Rozanne McKenzie recently started a media company called Rozanne McKenzie Media and is currently producing her first TV show...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 11 Sep 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at Covid
#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at Covid

Thinking about insurance: clever concept of 'rebooting' 2020; Simple aspirations of people who have seen the world turned upside down...

Brendan SeeryBy Brendan Seery 8 Sep 2020

#NedbankIMC2020: Advanced TV, what you need to know to work it [Part 2]
#NedbankIMC2020: Advanced TV, what you need to know to work it [Part 2]

CEO of DStv Media Sales, Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee elaborates on what exactly advanced TV is and how marketers should adapt and be more addressable in their approach...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 30 Jul 2020

CEO of DStv Media Sales, Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee presenting at the Nedbank IMC Conference.
#NedbankIMC2020: Advanced TV, what you need to know to work it [Part 1]

CEO of DStv Media Sales, Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee's presentation focused on what advanced TV really is, how the TV landscape is changing and what this means for marketers...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 29 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntu
#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntu

Patience Stevens, producer of The Insider SA tells us how the show was conceived, how they managed to shoot during lockdown and the importance of it launching during the pandemic...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 24 Jul 2020

Chris Moerdyk
Covid-19 boosts trust in traditional mass media

The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated very clearly the importance and reliability of traditional mass media while at the same time showing up the flaws and dangers of online social platforms...

Chris MoerdykBy Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 21 Jul 2020

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Africa's changing times in broadcast media: Embracing platforms to keep up with rising competition

As newer and more innovative technologies change how content is created, distributed and consumed, the entry of global players is threatening the local South African market share and compelling local media organisations to rethink their traditional business models to take up the competition in the global context...

Roman MagisBy Roman Magis 15 Jul 2020

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Crazy times change behaviour. Forever.

Chris Botha, Group MD of Park Advertising says that despite the chaos there is more evidence that we will learn, overcome and possibly emerge from this crisis all the better...

Chris BothaBy Chris Botha 9 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: A Citizens in Solidarity movement
#BizUnity: A Citizens in Solidarity movement

The TBWA Group, along with a number of partners and contributors from various media organisations are working with the Solidarity Fund to launch a national campaign. TBWA ECD Carl Willoughby tells us more about their Citizens in Solidarity campaign and why we need to come together as not just an industry but a nation...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 8 Jul 2020

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Communications, media and technology sector - 5 steps to survive the pandemic

Rob van Dale, CMT and digital partner at global management consultancy Kearney talks to five moves that can help traditional media companies survive these challenging times and help to better position themselves for the future...

Rob van DaleBy Rob van Dale 7 Jul 2020

A cultural watershed moment in the media
A cultural watershed moment in the media

Consumers are migrating from traditional media as we know it to new age media because of the vast differences in approaches taken by the two mediums. There is an obvious shift in consumer behaviour and a growing hunger for in-depth and meaningful discussions...

Lwazi PitiBy Lwazi Piti 6 Jul 2020

President of the Titanium Lions, FCB's Susan Credle.
#LionsLive: Titanium Lions president Susan Credle's briefing

Simon Cook interviewed the president of the Titanium Lions, FCB's Susan Credle to hear her briefing for 2021...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 25 Jun 2020

#LionsLive: Creative Business Transformation Lions president Ronald Ng's briefing
#LionsLive: Creative Business Transformation Lions president Ronald Ng's briefing

In the first presidential briefing, Cook interviewed Isobar global chief creative officer, the inaugural president of the new Creative Business Transformation Lions, Ronald Ng to hear his briefing for 2021...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 24 Jun 2020

#LionsLive goes live with Cannes Lions MD Simon Cook
#LionsLive goes live with Cannes Lions MD Simon Cook

Cannes Lions global Lions Live streaming event went live yesterday, Monday, 22 June with MD Simon Cook in an interview with host Tina Daheley talking through the behind-the-scenes of what's been going on over the past few months, why they've decided to put this on and what to expect over the course of the week...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 23 Jun 2020

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Going where the eyes are: Invest in audience-led advertising

Lockdown means more time at home and increased screen time - revealing viewing trends that brands can learn from to engage more meaningfully with their audiences...

Setshwano SetshogoBy Setshwano Setshogo 19 Jun 2020

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The show must go on: How to protect media content

The threat landscape in the media industry is growing exponentially, similar to other industries, which is why a zero-threat approach to security is essential. Paul Beattie, sales director of media and technology at BT, shares his insights...

Paul BeattieBy Paul Beattie 18 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Janez Vermeiren and Peri vP launch Fylmer.tv
#StartupStory: Janez Vermeiren and Peri vP launch Fylmer.tv

TV personality and producer, Janez Vermeiren and film director Peri vP have launched Fylmer.tv, a new online platform that connects content creators with organisations and brands...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 11 Jun 2020

#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19
#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19

We speak to Bliss Yeni, the presenter of a new daily factual-entertainment talk show on SABC 3, The New Norm, which started on 1 June 2020...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 4 Jun 2020

Simphiwe Ngema.
Building your personal brand

Simphiwe Ngema has achieved a following of over 1,6 million people on Instagram - here she shares some insights for aspiring social media influencers as well as a few tips on improving your following and brand...

Simphiwe NgemaBy Simphiwe Ngema 27 May 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Goldberg on National Geographic's special Earth Day flip issue
EXCLUSIVE: Susan Goldberg on National Geographic's special Earth Day flip issue

Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, tell us more about this special Earth Day issue and provides a global perspective on the impact of the pandemic on the publishing industry and the magazine specifically, and how they're responding...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 11 May 2020

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A Game of Homes

So, here's the thing. The last time the world was united in a single cause to this extent was World War 2. This time around, however, it is not a battle against an ideology but one that is in opposition to one of the oldest frenemies of man: the virus...

Edward HerridgeBy Edward Herridge 8 May 2020

#FairnessFirst: In the front line, Nadia Bulbulia
#FairnessFirst: In the front line, Nadia Bulbulia

"We are going through an extraordinary time in the world. Now, more than ever the role and impact of radio and television is felt as these services are central to keeping us informed, educated and entertained..."

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 27 Apr 2020

[Radio & Podcasts] Smart radio habits
[Radio & Podcasts] Smart radio habits

I remember when I first started using a Sonic electric toothbrush. I could barely get the job done in between all the giggles. It tickled my mouth so much I thought I'd have to go back to the manual variety...

Diane MacphersonBy Diane Macpherson 16 Apr 2020

Creativity. The answer to every question on TV
Creativity. The answer to every question on TV

Day 10. I am in lockdown and I have been eating a shit load of Pringles and watching a fair amount of television. As I watched, I noticed this weird phenomenon...

Damon StapletonBy Damon Stapleton 15 Apr 2020

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