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#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 18 hours ago

A scene from the masterclass. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: WiM Africa masterclass on the progress of women in media

The Loeries masterclasses started off with a bang, with the well-supported launch of the Women in Marketing: Africa initiative...

By Angie White

The future of business publications in SA
The future of business publications in SA

The newly released Q2 ABC circulation figures show a depressing continuation of the ongoing circulation decline in most business and general news publications in South Africa...

By Greg Stewart 1 day ago

#Loeries2018: All the media innovation finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the media innovation finalists!

Finalists in the media innovation categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

2 days ago

#Loeries2018: All the PR and media communication finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the PR and media communication finalists!

Finalists in the PR and media communication categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

2 days ago

Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby
Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby

APO Group and Kwesé Sports announce strategic alliance to promote rugby across Africa and the globe...

2 days ago

Amasa Award entries open
Amasa Award entries open

Entries for the 2018 Amasa Awards are now open and an exciting new award, the Amasa Agency of the Year Award, has been added to the programme...

Issued by Amasa 3 days ago

ABC Quarter 2 2018 multi-platform data release
ABC Quarter 2 2018 multi-platform data release

Total newspaper circulation remained static compared to the previous quarter, but declined by 2.5% on the prior year. Daily newspapers declined by 4.2% on the previous quarter, and by 15.1% on the prior year...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 3 days ago

Toussaint Alain, African Daily Voice CEO.
New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

3 days ago

6 reasons why good content is important for your business
6 reasons why good content is important for your business

Content should be one (or all) of three things, namely, entertaining, interesting or useful. Here are six good reasons why it's important for your business...

By Candace Bosch 3 days ago

The 7% Tribe event supports South African businesswomen
The 7% Tribe event supports South African businesswomen

South African media has joined forces in the 7% Tribe, a new initiative to empower and advance South African women...

Issued by Grapevine Communications 10 Aug 2018

Jane Raphaely encourages women to ask 'Why not?'
Jane Raphaely encourages women to ask 'Why not?'

In her opening keynote at the Marie Claire Power Summit, Jane Raphaely noted that every day should be Women's Day. "Yesterday we lived in a man's world. Today we live in a woman's world... I've seen many things happen and I am yet to see women achieving true equality..." Here's what she believes we ought to do about it...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Aug 2018

Many writers are plagued with similar challenges
Many writers are plagued with similar challenges

Most jobs that involve thinking for a living require some form of writing, even if only to produce the occasional report, proposal, memo or email or to communicate through social media. Yet so many individuals battle to express themselves in the written word...

By Jennigay Coetzer 8 Aug 2018

Miantha Roux, marketing manager: beverages for Clover SA.
#WomensMonth: There's no such thing as "too ambitious"

Miantha Roux is marketing manager: beverages for Clover is living proof of her mantra, 'There's no such thing as too ambitious'. This #WomensMonth, she explains how brands can build more empowered females through passion, purpose and persistence...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Aug 2018

Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant
Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant

Entries for the 2018 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award are now open...

7 Aug 2018

Ming-Cheau Lin. Image by Grethe Rosseaux via ©
#FairnessFirst: How to avoid cultural appropriation in advertising

What do roller derbies, feminism and food blogging have in common? The answer is purple-haired Taiwanese-South African copywriter, foodie and author, Ming-Cheau Lin, who uses her platforms to educate the industry on being mindful of multiculturalism and better reflecting 'otherness'...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Aug 2018

MTV Shuga launches three new campaigns
MTV Shuga launches three new campaigns

The MTV Shuga drama series has launched three new 'edutainment' campaigns to target its audience and educate them regarding HIV prevention and self-testing...

1 Aug 2018

Policy to transform media sector in the pipeline
Policy to transform media sector in the pipeline

Government is working on a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy for the media sector in South Africa, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane...

1 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: Samantha Cowen joins Hot 91.9FM's breakfast show
#Newsmaker: Samantha Cowen joins Hot 91.9FM's breakfast show

Samantha Cowen, with over 20 years in breakfast radio, has made her comeback, joining Sasha Martinengo, John Walland and Simon Hill as of today, 1 August on Hot 91.9FM's breakfast show, weekdays from 6 to 9am...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the new voice on Jacaranda FM
#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the new voice on Jacaranda FM

TV and radio personality Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp has rejoined Jacaranda FM to present the WorkZone and provide parenting advice on her 'Baby Brunch', featured on Jacaranda FM's podcast hub...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2018

Media24 CEO Esmaré Weideman retires, Ishmet Davidson to succeed
Media24 CEO Esmaré Weideman retires, Ishmet Davidson to succeed

Media24 today announced the retirement of CEO Esmaré Weideman, to be succeeded by Ishmet Davidson, CEO of Media24 Print Media...

31 Jul 2018

How to deal with the troll armies
How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management and short courses
Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management and short courses

The PGDip in Media Management is an intensive, year-long full-time programme accredited at the honours degree level (NQF Level 8) by South Africa's Qualifications Authority (SAQA)...

Issued by Rhodes University 31 Jul 2018

How data can be used to connect brands with their audience
How data can be used to connect brands with their audience

Brands are beginning to view engagement as one of the most important metric on social media. They're realising that the more they encourage their audience to interact with them, the more likely it is to lead to sales as well as brand loyalty...

By Lauretta Ndlovu, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 31 Jul 2018

Challenges facing marketers and creative, media agencies
Challenges facing marketers and creative, media agencies

According to Agency Scope South Africa 2017/2018, analysis shows that the alignment between the challenges identified for marketers and those for agencies relate to the need to have clear metrics and to be able to generate ROI...

31 Jul 2018

#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Profit and purpose - uneasy bedfellows?
#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Profit and purpose - uneasy bedfellows?

You have the opportunity to choose from eight (four in the morning and four in the afternoon) Loeries MasterClasses on Thursday, 16 August, to learn from leading brand communicators...

Issued by Loeries 30 Jul 2018

Calling all social media marketers, agencies and communicators in South Africa to share their knowledge
Calling all social media marketers, agencies and communicators in South Africa to share their knowledge

The Social Brand Survey is an integral part of the influential SA Social Media Landscape by Ornico and World Wide Worx...

Issued by Ornico 30 Jul 2018

UN journalism award open for entry
UN journalism award open for entry

Entries for the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Awards are now open for best journalistic coverage of the United Nations and UN agencies...

30 Jul 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

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