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BizTrends 2017


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The rise of the screens - on-demand causes multi-industry disruption

Overview of how digital entertainment on-demand disrupts media industry...

2 days ago

Minister Dlodlo: SABC interim board is legal

Government says it has noted the comments made by the former COO of the SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and a group of artists during a media briefing held on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.

2 days ago

Media: Dark art or science?

Let's face it, 2017 is already tougher than 2016, which was in turn was tougher than the previous year. The advertising industry is under pressure, and media agencies are not excluded from this...

By Quinton Jones 17 Apr 2017

Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon

Here's what Herman Wasserman, professor of media studies at UCT and Lauren Green, senior analyst at BrandsEye mentioned at Safrea Cape Town's recent fake news event...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Apr 2017

Media Inflation Watch releases Jan-Sep 2016 results

Following the top findings from Media Inflation Watch January to September 2016, as done by Mike Leahy, The MediaShop has the latest MIW figures...

By Belinda Kayton 13 Apr 2017

AMASA media bursary application now open

The Advertising Media Association of South Africa is calling for fresh blood to join the industry and for the industry to nominate a candidate for the 2017 AMASA bursary...

Issued by AMASA 12 Apr 2017

Where is your audience? Survey indicates it could be on Facebook

Bespoke research, in the absence of in-depth industry media and social media behaviour and psychographics, allows Limelight Consulting to form custom segmentations and draw insights on new media and traditional media, thus driving business objectives...

12 Apr 2017

Naspers invests an additional R960m in Takealot

Takealot Online (Pty) Ltd today announced a R960m investment from Naspers, highlighting the media group's continued commitment to the online retailer and its confidence in the potential of South Africa's e-commerce sector...

11 Apr 2017

Kaya FM 95.9 new line-up change

The Kaya daytime line-up has been largely established, with Bob Mabena and Mo-G having been at the station for the last five years...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 11 Apr 2017

Maxus Global's 'From Zica to Tiago' campaign wins Grand Prix at 2017 World Media Awards

The 2017 World Media Awards, which celebrate the effectiveness of cross-platform, cross-border, content-driven advertising, have awarded the Grand Prix to Maxus Global for its ‘From Zica to Tiago' campaign for Tata Motors and the World Media Award for the 'automotive' category...

10 Apr 2017

Times Media moves business news websites to Google App Engine

Times Media has moved its business news websites, Business Day, Financial Mail, RDM and BusinessLIVE to a serverless architecture that runs entirely on the Google App Engine (GAE) environment...

7 Apr 2017

Behind the scenes of Beautiful News

A platform making impressive headway in sharing positive stories from South Africa is Ginkgo Agency's Beautiful News...

By Pasqua Heard 7 Apr 2017

Clear content marketing strategy = happy customers + happy boss

Here's what I learned from BlueMagnet's recent content marketing and social media training course, such as how to 'poop candyfloss', among other magical things...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Apr 2017

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International

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas.

By Jay Smith 1 day ago

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

1 day ago

Clio Awards announce 2017 jury, includes Fran Luckin

Clio Awards have selected the jury for the 2017 awards but are still calling for more creative nominations.

1 day ago

The ‘New' category at LIA reshapes itself

Almost a decade ago, the London International Awards (LIAs) collaborated with Faris Yakob, author of Paid attention: Innovative advertising for a digital world, to conceptualise the New category to recognise work that sat outside traditional media definitions.

2 days ago

F8 2017: Camera effects platform and more from day one

F8 2017, the annual Facebook event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology was held in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on 18-19 Aprils 2017. More than 4 000 people attended the event and millions watched the keynote via Facebook Live.

2 days ago

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