BizTrends 2018


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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

1 day ago

OK Foods appoints Mindshare Cape Town
OK Foods appoints Mindshare Cape Town

Mindshare Cape Town, the media agency that is part of WPP, has been appointed as the strategic media agency partner for OK Foods...

Issued by Mindshare South Africa 1 day ago

SAFREA releases latest SA freelance trends report
SAFREA releases latest SA freelance trends report

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has released new insights into the South African freelance landscape through its 2017-2018 SA Media Freelance Industry and Rates Report...

Issued by SAFREA 1 day ago

Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media
Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media

Tiso Blackstar Group has clarified its position, that it is in fact performing well and ahead of expectations, following what it calls misleading reporting by Independent Media...

2 days ago

Independent Media sets the record straight
Independent Media sets the record straight

Independent Media, through Sekunjalo Independent Media (SIM), was included in the plans of Sagarmatha Technologies, to form part of the multi-sided platform (MSP) technology company's ecosystem which was to list on the JSE last week...

Issued by Independent Media 2 days ago

Vega launches the New Media Management short course in partnership with Amasa
Vega launches the New Media Management short course in partnership with Amasa

Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), is launching a Media Management in Brand Building short course, available at its Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses from 2018 onwards...

Issued by Amasa 2 days ago

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Did Barack Obama really say 'Stay woke, bitches' in this viral video?

"Thank you. And stay woke, bitches," is not a quote you'd normally attribute to former US President Barack Obama. But filmmaker Jordan Peele just made this a reality, by using intelligent visual trickery...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

Winners of the 2018 World Press Photo Awards announced
Winners of the 2018 World Press Photo Awards announced

Ronaldo Schemidt, has been announced as the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2018...

3 days ago

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Sikuvile Awards closing date a week away

The closing date for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards is set at 25 April - just a week away...

17 Apr 2018

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Theories on the Sagarmatha JSE listing that never was

NEWSWATCH: The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed that it will not be investing in Sagarmatha Technologies...

17 Apr 2018

AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal
AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal

Every week a specially selected African documentary will be available on Channel24 to stream...

16 Apr 2018

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Warc and Sabre Awards partner to showcase PR-led case studies

Warc has partnered with the Sabre Awards to showcase award-winning PR-led case studies from around the world...

16 Apr 2018

The media vs mother of the nation
The media vs mother of the nation

Lesedi Ntuli argues that Nomzamo Winifred Nobandla Madikizela-Mandela has been demonised by the establishment media in death as she has been in life because she dared to challenge both racist and partriarchal hierarchies...

By Lesedi Ntuli 11 Apr 2018

Winners of the Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards, in Copenhagen on 10 April 2018. Image supplied.
Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards 2018 winners announced

The Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards 2018 winners were announced at a special ceremony at the end of the first day of the Digital Media Europe Conference in Copenhagen...

11 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Kenya's AfricanStockPhoto builds strong active user base
Kenya's AfricanStockPhoto builds strong active user base

Kenyan startup AfricanStockPhoto has acquired an active user base of 100 photographers across the continent since its launch, helping it grow its imagery database into the thousands...

By Tom Jackson 11 Apr 2018

BusinessTech is the top business publication in South Africa
BusinessTech is the top business publication in South Africa

BusinessTech has topped the IAB's South African Business Publication Rankings for March 2018, thanks to its impressive growth in recent months...

Issued by MyBroadband 10 Apr 2018

Advertising Week looking to expand to Africa
Advertising Week looking to expand to Africa

NEWSWATCH: Following Advertising Week's announcement last year of its expansion into new territories, the annual American-based festival is planning to host an event in South Africa next year...

9 Apr 2018

Mann Made embraces exponential change
Mann Made embraces exponential change

From humble beginnings in 2000 until today, Mann Made has grown into a family of storytellers, each of whom are passionate about telling their clients' brand stories through a variety of media...

Issued by Mann Made 9 Apr 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Grave press freedom violations in Africa

Freedom of speech, long seen as a mainstay of the Western world, isn't necessarily a given elsewhere, especially when you criticise government policy and work in the media...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Apr 2018

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Exclusive Books CEO calls it quits

Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk is parting ways with South Africa's largest bookseller due to "a breakdown in the relationship among shareholders"...

6 Apr 2018

Folio: 2018 class of Top Women in Media. © .
Folio: announce 2018 class of Top Women in Media

Folio: has announced its 2018 class of Top Women in Media to represent the best and brightest up and comers, entrepreneurs, change-makers, corporate champions, and industry trailblazers in the media industry...

6 Apr 2018

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Sanef says limiting Sakina Kamwendo's freedom of expression 'smacks of censorship'

Sanef has issued a statement saying that the organisation is disturbed by the pulling of Sakina Kamwendo's show on SAFM last week, midway through the show and says it 'smacks of censorship'...

5 Apr 2018

Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but how many people actually fall for April Fool's headlines...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

Era of mega leaks: A lesson from Panama Papers
Era of mega leaks: A lesson from Panama Papers

The time is now ripe for organisations to employ forward-looking risk mitigation and reputation management strategies. The story of the Panama Papers has changed the world...

By Victor Moreriane 29 Mar 2018

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Latest Warc report focus on threats to the digital advertising ecosystem

Warc has released its latest monthly Global Ad Trends report focussing on threats to the digital advertising ecosystem...

29 Mar 2018

SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda
SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda

Criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is believed to be the reason behind the disappearance of South African advertising professional, Leon Orsmond...

29 Mar 2018

Tiso focus on media growth, cutting debt
Tiso focus on media growth, cutting debt

Tiso Blackstar Group, the owner of Business Day, is focused on offloading noncore assets so that it can reduce debt and invest in its media business, says CEO Andrew Bonamour...

By Nick Hedley 28 Mar 2018

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Novus firms in face of revenue knock

The share price of Novus Holdings closed 2.35% firmer at R4.35 on Tuesday after the release of details of the hefty knock it will suffer on the new Media24 printing contract...

28 Mar 2018

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