Kantar study looks at changing media consumption
Kantar study looks at changing media consumption

Kantar's recent Media MasterChef webinar unpacked Kantar's Media Reactions study, letting us in on the secret ingredients for media success in SA...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2021

#Loeries2021: "There's no excuse not to innovate" - Lauren Mitchell
#Loeries2021: "There's no excuse not to innovate" - Lauren Mitchell

With a couple of rounds of judging under her belt, Lauren Mitchell, creative group head at King James Group (JHB) sits on the judging panel in the Student Award...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 15 Oct 2021

#Loeries2021: Kgaugelo Mokgehle, creative writer at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris
#Loeries2021: Kgaugelo Mokgehle, creative writer at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris

We chat with Kgaugelo Mokgehle, creative writer at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris, to find out about her experience as a judge in the Student Award category at Loeries 2021...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 14 Oct 2021

The impact of PoPIA on advertising and communications
The impact of PoPIA on advertising and communications

The day has come when we must comply or face the consequences. The additions to the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) came into effect on 1 July 2021 and aim to protect companies against data breach and the misuse of personal...

Musa KalengaBy Musa Kalenga 5 Jul 2021

What's next for our old friend the newspaper?
What's next for our old friend the newspaper?

Newspaper circulations have been dwindling for years, but Covid-19 has exacerbated a shocking and sharp decline that I doubt many will recover from...

Marino SigalasBy Marino Sigalas 24 Feb 2021

#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news
#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news

Last year I predicted that "at the dawn of this new decade it is clear that traditional print publishing as we know it will never return to the glory days of record-breaking advertising revenue and circulation."...

Josephine BuysBy Josephine Buys 29 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The impact of the media evolution on PR and communication
#BizTrends2021: The impact of the media evolution on PR and communication

Francois van Dyk, head of operations at brand intelligence research company Ornico, tells us what he thinks communicators need to keep in mind for the coming year...

Francois van DykBy Francois van Dyk 6 Jan 2021

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Navigating the evolving media mindscape

Like so many sections of society, the media landscape has changed in the last six months. Kim Polley, managing partner at Instinctif Partners, reflects on what it means for companies, and the communications professionals working to engage journalists...

Kim PolleyBy Kim Polley 29 Sep 2020

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Stop spreading the news

Kim Furman, Synthesis marketing manager writes that fake news might be an old-world problem but there are new world solutions to tackle it...

Kim FurmanBy Kim Furman 11 Aug 2020

BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous
BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous

WATCH: Daily Maverick has just announced that it's launching a weekly newspaper, yes, in 2020, in the middle of a pandemic and the greatest calamity to ever hit the global print media. In our exclusive video interview, publisher and CEO Styli...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 6 Aug 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 21 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...

Lwazi PitiBy Lwazi Piti 6 Jul 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

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"Breaking news" is breaking the news

Audiences are tuning out of the news. Not because there is a lack of interest, but rather because they simply "just can't" anymore, writes Dustin Chick - managing partner of Razor, a part of the M&C Saatchi Group...

Dustin ChickBy Dustin Chick 6 May 2020

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South Africa ranks 2nd as country with most reliable Covid-19 news

As we all try to make sense of the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic, the prevalence of fake news has come under the spotlight more than ever before...

Leigh CrymbleBy Leigh Crymble 14 Apr 2020

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#FairnessFirst: The media industry needs your support

The global pandemic has certainly shifted business as usual, with increased pressure on media organisations to provide a trusted and reputable source of information while having to get creative in cutting costs and selling to advertisers...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 6 Apr 2020

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The short to medium-term impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the SA media environment

Chris Botha from Park Advertising Group has compiled 25 points that he believes will impact media habits over the next few weeks and months...

Chris BothaBy Chris Botha 18 Mar 2020

Josephine Buys, CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC).
#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leaders

In his state of the nation speech in 2019, President Ramaphosa pledged to ensure that within the next five years, every 10-year-old child would be able to read for meaning. I applaud this vision, but realise it's not without its challenges and...

Josephine BuysBy Josephine Buys 22 Jan 2020

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The next year 10 years will be critical for traditional media industry's transformation

Surviving the year 2020 will create a new trajectory for the decade ending 2030. However, one's survival will be determined by a myriad of dynamics internal and external of the business environment...

Rirhandzu ShingwenyanaBy Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 15 Jan 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

Dion ChangBy Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

Global trendspotter, Marian Salzman.
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

Marian SalzmanBy Marian Salzman 6 Jan 2020

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are needed

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

Louise BurgersBy Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

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