Subscribe to industry newsletters

#MandelaMonth

Biz Takeout's

Episode 182: Augmented reality, Virtual reality & Pokemon Go. Native VML and Y&R SA Partnership

Date: 21 Jul 2016
Get the Flash Player to play this.
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Statement on the death of Gordon Patterson
Statement on the death of Gordon Patterson

The Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) is devastated by the news of the untimely and tragic death of Gordon Patterson...

Issued by AMASA 1 day ago

New race media portal goes live
New race media portal goes live

A new SA-based motorsport media portal has been launched, specialising in the compilation, distribution and promotion of media info...

1 day ago

A pinch, a punch or business as usual?
A pinch, a punch or business as usual?

Are freelance creatives feeling or starting to feel the pinch of recession? If you are, is there anything you can do about it? I investigated...

By Tiffany Markman 3 days ago

R2K holds meeting in Cape Town, march in Durban
R2K holds meeting in Cape Town, march in Durban

In response to the ongoing SABC crisis, the Right2Know Campaign will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday 20 July at Isivivana Centre, 1 Julius Tsolo Street in Khayelitsha, Cape Town at 5pm...

3 days ago

Times Media to drive airtime sales for 1KZN TV
Times Media to drive airtime sales for 1KZN TV

Effective 1 July 2016, Times Media will drive airtime sales for the Zulu-language television channel 1KZN TV...

19 Jul 2016

SABC four fired by e-mail
SABC four fired by e-mail

Four of the eight journalists facing SABC disciplinary charges, have been fired via e-mail, trade union Solidarity said yesterday...

19 Jul 2016

Galliova Food Writers' Awards opens for entries
Galliova Food Writers' Awards opens for entries

The Galliova Food Writers' Awards 2016, which acknowledge the country's top food and health writers across all print media, including online publications, has opened for entries...

19 Jul 2016

New social media tools empower citizen journalism
New social media tools empower citizen journalism

It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before...

19 Jul 2016

Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo
Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo

Bizcommunity.com has set up a tribute page in honour of communications doyen and former journalist, Ruth Golembo, who passed away suddenly last week...

18 Jul 2016

SABC wants court to review Icasa ruling
SABC wants court to review Icasa ruling

The SABC said on Sunday it would not abide by the ruling of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to lift its ban on broadcasting the footage of violent protests...

18 Jul 2016

[Newsmaker] Lerato Tshabalala - editor of The Afropolitan
[Newsmaker] Lerato Tshabalala - editor of The Afropolitan

Lerato Tshabalala has been appointed as the new editor for The Afropolitan magazine. She's set to bring a fresh new editorial outlook to the publication, which readers have been enjoying for the past 10 years.

By Beverley Klein 18 Jul 2016

123RF
Deadlines loom for SABC as lobbyists step up the pressure

The national broadcaster is fighting fires on a number of fronts as key deadlines loom...

By Natasha Marrian 15 Jul 2016

Mindshare's Huddle is back for the second year
Mindshare's Huddle is back for the second year

Huddle is an "unconference" event that brings together local and international industry leaders and cutting-edge mavericks to debate and explore the future of the industry and the world we live in...

Issued by Mindshare South Africa 14 Jul 2016

Adclick Africa enhances viewability of standard banners
Adclick Africa enhances viewability of standard banners

Adclick Africa's ad serving technology now offers increased viewability on standard banner ads, leading to improved campaign performance and better results for clients...

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 14 Jul 2016

Parliament left to deal with SABC
Parliament left to deal with SABC

The ANC has deferred the SABC crisis to Parliament even though the institution is in recess until after the local government elections and corporate governance fires continue to rage at the public broadcaster...

By Genevieve Quintal and Natasha Marrian 13 Jul 2016

Vizeum South Africa welcomes Cape Town media director appointment
Vizeum South Africa welcomes Cape Town media director appointment

Following key management changes to the Vizeum South Africa office, Eben Gewers has been appointed to the team, coming on board as Media Director Cape Town...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 13 Jul 2016

Programmatic video - the real-time future of visual brand storytelling has arrived
Programmatic video - the real-time future of visual brand storytelling has arrived

The revolution of the future may continue to be televised, but more and more consumers will be watching it unfold on their mobile devices rather than on their TVs...

By Andre Steenekamp 13 Jul 2016

Failure to comply could see SABC licence revoked: Icasa
Failure to comply could see SABC licence revoked: Icasa

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) could, in an "extreme" case, see its licence revoked...

12 Jul 2016

Comparing digital and print mass market readers
Comparing digital and print mass market readers

The digital reach of the Daily Sun and Soccer Laduma combined is over two million. The print reach of Daily Sun, Soccer Laduma, Son and Ilanga is over nine million.

12 Jul 2016

Discount-based media buying #mustfall
Discount-based media buying #mustfall

Media buying (online in particular) is evolving. Believe it or not, your target audience is smart. It's no longer about placing an advert during the 8pm news or a banner ad on a news website...

By Jacques du Bruyn 12 Jul 2016

Janine Lazarus
Adapt or Die (with my apologies to Pieter-Dirk Uys)

It's no easy task to put the crazy trajectory of over three decades in journalism down on paper - let alone to make sense of it all. Save to say that apart from a few well-meaning 'tweaks' here and there, I would have had it no other way...

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 12 Jul 2016

Responsible Drinking Media Awards open for entries
Responsible Drinking Media Awards open for entries

The sixth Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs) are officially open for entries from South African journalists who write articles that relate to responsible drinking and the impact of alcohol abuse...

12 Jul 2016

The localisation of the SABC is long overdue
The localisation of the SABC is long overdue

The SABC public broadcasting mandate must evolve with the changing needs of its viewers and listeners. The imminent changes to SABC TV channels programming line-up, particularly the increase of local content quotas...

By Avhasei Shilubane Mukoma 12 Jul 2016

SABC is mum over suspended employees
SABC is mum over suspended employees

Embattled national broadcaster SABC has refused to comment on the highly publicised suspension of three of its journalists...

By Azizzar Mosupi 11 Jul 2016

Future of Media Conference focuses on exploitation of digital technology
Future of Media Conference focuses on exploitation of digital technology

The annual Future of Media Conference, hosted by Times Media, will be held in Sandton on 21 July...

8 Jul 2016

Infrastructure critical to support digital revolution
Infrastructure critical to support digital revolution

There is certainly a great need and desire to bring technological advancement to Africa, but does the infrastructure exist to support this...?

8 Jul 2016

Mobile news surges, newspapers fall further: US poll
Mobile news surges, newspapers fall further: US poll

WASHINGTON: Americans are increasingly turning to their mobile devices for news, with print newspapers losing more ground, a poll showed Thursday...

8 Jul 2016

Can you really trust those social media sources?
Can you really trust those social media sources?

The life of a hard news journalist has changed drastically with the advent of technology, with 'breaking news' everywhere. Luckily, a new resource is now available to prevent you from falling for social media hoaxes in your reporting...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jul 2016

Icasa to rule on SABC's violence ban
Icasa to rule on SABC's violence ban

The SABC will find out on Thursday whether or not its controversial decision to ban footage of violent protests is valid when the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) delivers its verdict...

By Genevieve Quintal 7 Jul 2016

Show more