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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future
Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future

The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism...

By Stephen Abbott Pugh 1 day ago

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality
Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...

By Pansy Tlakula 1 day ago

Marco Golz
Confessions of a content manager: Talent retention and the art of letting go

When you manage a dedicated team that has heavy demands placed on it month after month, and working overtime becomes a way of life, you tend to grow close...

By Marco Golz, Issued by National Positions South Africa 29 Apr 2016

Closing date for MultiChoice Media Breakthrough Innovation Challenge extended
Closing date for MultiChoice Media Breakthrough Innovation Challenge extended

The closing date for entries into MultiChoice Media Breakthrough Innovation Challenge has been extended to 28 and 29 April 2016 for venue recordings and 2 May 2016 for online submissions...

28 Apr 2016

Don't be a Christmas tree!
Don't be a Christmas tree!

Dear PUNKtuator. I love punctuation. I want to tattoo a few marks on my skin - that's real love, usually reserved for the sweethearts and mums of sailors and bikers. And I think there are a lot of very good reasons for you to love it and embrace it in all your copy as well...

By Sarah Heuer 28 Apr 2016

The state of media freedom in Africa
The state of media freedom in Africa

Over 40 journalists and media experts assess the state of media freedom and expression, access to information and media pluralism and diversity in sub-Saharan Africa...

26 Apr 2016

22Seven appoints NATIVE VML Media as through-the-line media agency - NATIVE VML
22Seven appoints NATIVE VML Media as through-the-line media agency

NATIVE Media recently won 22Seven's full media business across both traditional and digital channels...

Issued by NATIVE VML 21 Apr 2016

Axe hovers over SABC bigwigs
Axe hovers over SABC bigwigs

The SABC board is too bloated, too costly and too prone to external influence, parliament was told yesterday...

20 Apr 2016

Bonang Matheba wins the hearts of South Africans - Topco Media
Bonang Matheba wins the hearts of South Africans

Topco Media and the Oliver Empowerment Awards were very excited to present Bonang Matheba with the Oliver Empowerment Award for Media Personality...

Issued by Topco Media 18 Apr 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 170: Superbalist on e-commerce and EFC signs up with e.tv
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 170: Superbalist on e-commerce and EFC signs up with e.tv

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Luke Jedeikin and Ciaro Howarth...

15 Apr 2016

©Arvind Singh Rajput via 123RF
Genders, genres and media consumption

So Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars right? Maybe and maybe not, especially when it comes to media consumption! How different are we then - men and women - when it comes to what we watch and what we read..?

By Belinda Kayton 15 Apr 2016

SA's movers and shakers: Empowering business and people - Topco Media
SA's movers and shakers: Empowering business and people

The 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards brought together the business elite of South Africa in what was an evening of recognition and celebration of the companies and individuals at the forefront of transformation in business...

Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2016

Adclick Africa is growing - Adclick Africa Media Group
Adclick Africa is growing

Adclick Africa, one of the leading diversified media companies in Africa, has announced the addition of five skilled and experienced personnel...

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 15 Apr 2016

Three journalists needed for comic artist project
Three journalists needed for comic artist project

The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Goethe-Institut are looking for local journalists to join their comic artist project in June 2016 in Cape Town...

15 Apr 2016

Chargeads introduces programmatic journalism to South Africa - Chargeads
Chargeads introduces programmatic journalism to South Africa

Chargeads has announced the launch of The Newsroom, the first programmatic journalism platform designed to enrich the content journey of millions of users around the web...

Issued by Chargeads 14 Apr 2016

B-BBEE - Who's going beyond compliance? - Topco Media
B-BBEE - Who's going beyond compliance?

Committed organisations will be recognised at the 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards today at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, where the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor and the CEO of BUSA Khanyisile Kweyama are expected to speak...

Issued by Topco Media 14 Apr 2016

Business publications for sale
Business publications for sale

Due to the impending retirement of the publisher, there are two niche business publications (with no direct competition) on offer. Both have active websites with good potential for further development...

Issued by Squared Communication 14 Apr 2016

Oomph! Media Group welcomes industry stalwart - Oomph! Africa
Oomph! Media Group welcomes industry stalwart

The drums are beating across the Oomph! offices as the team welcomes, Trevor Henning as Group Operations & Development Director...

Issued by Oomph! Africa 14 Apr 2016

Bonang Matheba, Khanyi Mbau, Minnie Dlamini make an appearance at empowerment awards - Topco Media
Bonang Matheba, Khanyi Mbau, Minnie Dlamini make an appearance at empowerment awards

The winner of the Top Empowered Media Personality of the Year Award will be announced at the 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards taking place the evening of 14 April at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg...

Issued by Topco Media 12 Apr 2016

Research indicates South Africans want to be informed
Research indicates South Africans want to be informed

Brand South Africa's 2015/2016 Domestic Perceptions Research yields some interesting information about the perceptions South Africans have of the nation brand and their outlook for the future...

12 Apr 2016

The Dignity Project - a Cape Argus collaborative editorial initiative - Independent Media
The Dignity Project - a Cape Argus collaborative editorial initiative

Today the Cape Argus launches a new collaborative editorial initiative called The Dignity Project - a 15-part daily series about the homeless people of Cape Town...

Issued by Independent Media 11 Apr 2016

#Trending: Best. Meme. Ever. #10ParliamentMinutes
#Trending: Best. Meme. Ever. #10ParliamentMinutes

It's been a week when global and local news and politics intersected to keep South Africans glued to their televisions and trigger fingers on their social media buttons...

By Louise Marsland 8 Apr 2016

Donovan Goliath stands up for creativity
Donovan Goliath stands up for creativity

Comedian and creative director of Goliath & Goliath, Donovan Goliath, will be presenting a weekly segment on YFM's drive-time show, The Best Drive, titled "Loeries Creative Voice with Donovan Goliath"...

Issued by Loeries 6 Apr 2016

Free learning academy exploring world of ad-tech
Free learning academy exploring world of ad-tech

In response to drastic shifts in the media landscape, Popimedia a social and digital media agency has established a free learning academy, Ad-Tech Academy, to service industry needs with monthly classes...

4 Apr 2016

© Julian Burgess via Flickr, from Memeburn
AP Style guide strips the 'internet' of its proper noun status

The AP Stylebook - an influential media style guide that shaped online writing styles the world over - has announced on Twitter that it will no longer refer to the internet as a proper noun, using a lower case I instead...

By Andy Walker 4 Apr 2016

© Atit Phetmuangtong – 123RF.com
Who's the fool with those headlines?

Misleading media headlines are to be expected on 1 April each year as April Fool's Day is celebrated globally...

1 Apr 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 168: NetProphet 2016 and FlightSiteAgent
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 168: NetProphet 2016 and FlightSiteAgent

On the last episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Adrian Bush and Rian Bornman...

31 Mar 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 168: NetProphet 2016 and Flightsiteagent.co.za
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 168: NetProphet 2016 and Flightsiteagent.co.za

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 31 March 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Adrian Bush and Rian Bornman...

30 Mar 2016

Shane Smith is Cannes Lions 2016 Media Person of the Year
Shane Smith is Cannes Lions 2016 Media Person of the Year

Founder and CEO of VICE Media, Shane Smith has been named as the Cannes Lions 2016 Media Person of the Year. He will receive his award during International Festival of Creativity on Wednesday, 22 June...

24 Mar 2016

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