BizTrends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Five Predictions for media
#BizTrends2018: Five Predictions for media

The demise of Twitter, consolidation in the media, the false economy of programmatic and other predictions...

By Lisa Macleod 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: A few 'bone shakers' for media in 2018
#BizTrends2018: A few 'bone shakers' for media in 2018

Going into 2018, we need to give the word disruption the respect it deserves...

By Graham Deneys 8 Jan 2018

Riaan Sunny
Get better return from your advertising spend

Independent Online provides a brand safe environment for advertisers and agencies...

By Riaan Sunny, Issued by Independent Media 1 day ago

(c) Jacek Dudzinski -
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

WASHINGTON - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard on Wednesday...

1 day ago

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news
Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism...

1 day ago

IAB SA announces Bookmarks 2018 jury president, chairs
IAB SA announces Bookmarks 2018 jury president, chairs

The IAB SA today announced M&C Saatchi Abel chairman Jerry Mpufane as jury president as well as the jury chairs for the 10th annual Bookmark Awards taking place 1 March in Johannesburg...

3 days ago

Indian Spice consolidates its growth
Indian Spice consolidates its growth

Twenty Seventeen bows out, capping the most successful year yet for Indian community website Indian Spice...

Issued by ACME Digital 3 days ago

Nic Simmonds
Take a shot and keep up, or die

Its goal to become the best advertising and communications agency in Africa in the next five years may sound crazy, but considering the last five years, Nic Simmonds, Clockwork Media's executive director, believes they have a shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

(c) tupungato -
Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week...

3 days ago

Legal defence fund set up for Jacques Pauw over The President's Keepers
Legal defence fund set up for Jacques Pauw over The President's Keepers

On Monday, Media Monitoring Africa announced a "legal defence fund" for journalist and author Jacques Pauw to fight legal challenges over his explosive 2017 book, The President's Keepers.

By Khulekani Magubane 16 Jan 2018

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs
UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs...

16 Jan 2018

Colin Cullis, product owner for Primedia Broadcasting's talk stations, 702 and CapeTalk.
#BizTrends2018: Radio trends for the year ahead - podcasts, streams and subscriptions

Here are three predictions for what will become more significant for radio broadcasters in 2018: Podcasts, streams and subscriptions...

By Colin Cullis 16 Jan 2018

(c) Alexander Kirch -
Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said...

15 Jan 2018

(c) Valentina Todorova -
2017 digital media learnings

It has practically taken me last year to figure out exactly what is going on behind my digital media buys. For the marketers out there, now is the time to ask the questions from your media agency and to dig deep into the operations behind the scenes...

By Audrey Naidoo 12 Jan 2018

C.S.A. forms content partnership between The Wire and Independent Media
C.S.A. forms content partnership between The Wire and Independent Media

Talent and communications agency Celebrity Services Africa today announced a content partnership between its online entertainment portal The Wire and Independent Media...

11 Jan 2018

10 things...
10 things...

Quinton Jones shares ten things clients should expect from their media agency in 2018...

By Quinton Jones 11 Jan 2018

Grand Prix winner, Channel 4's coverage of the 2016 Rio Paralympics through the 'Media that can!' campaign.
Warc announce Effective Channel Integration winners

Warc has announced the winners of the Effective Channel Integration category of its Media Awards 2017, a global competition recognising comms planning which has made a positive impact on business results...

10 Jan 2018

Creative burnout
Creative burnout

Jessica Coombs of Native VML writes how dealing with creative burnout in all of its ugly forms is ultimately down to your company's culture....

By Jessica Coombs 10 Jan 2018

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards
CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

David Tiltman, head of content at Warc.
Digital transparency, key challenge for brands in 2018 - Warc Toolkit

Digital transparency will be a key challenge for brands in the year ahead concludes Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, in its 2018 Toolkit...

9 Jan 2018

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest
BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an "indefensible pay gap" at the British broadcaster, winning support from dozens of colleagues...

8 Jan 2018

Daniel Munslow, independent communications consultant.
#BizTrends2018: Are you a reputational resilience expert or crisis fodder?

2017 was not a good year for companies handling crises. The number of casualties was alarming. We had our pick of it - from motoring, to beverages, to aviation, and everything in between...

By Daniel Munslow 8 Jan 2018

Omar Essack, CEO of Primedia Broadcasting.
#BizTrends2018: Advertising platform accountability

We live in a world of blurred lines. There are companies that look and feel like cab companies. We love the services they deliver, so we're grateful for them but they claim not to be cab companies...

By Omar Essack 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Telling the truth is not a lie
#BizTrends2018: Telling the truth is not a lie

Remind the world that responsible journalism in a healthy democracy holds power accountable and delivers the truth at all costs, despite what the architects of hate may say...

By Samantha Page 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing
#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing

The recent advances in data analytics and machine learning will see a huge shift in how we use data in 2018...

By Paula Raubenheimer 8 Jan 2018

Marcus von Geyso and Diogo Mendonça
#BizTrends2018: Today's kids will never know...

If you've seen the hilarious tweets accompanying the hashtag, #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow, throwing back to the days of playing 'Snake' on a Nokia 3310 or walking around with a portable CD player stuffed in your backpack, you probably laughed, right before thinking, "Damn, I feel old."...

By Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso 8 Jan 2018

Eyewitness News reporter Gia Nicolaides.
#BizTrends2018: Information overload - finding the 'right' kind of news

If you heard the news today, it's because you chose to. It doesn't mean that you and I have consumed the same news and even if we have, the information and our level of engagement may be different...

By Gia Nicolaides 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The near future of data fusion
#BizTrends2018: The near future of data fusion

The future of research and particularly media research, will be data fusion as opposed to the traditional single source...

By Peter Langschmidt 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Location strategy's new role in the marketing mix
#BizTrends2018: Location strategy's new role in the marketing mix

The increasing importance of location strategy as a key standalone element of any marketer's brand plans...

By Marc du Plessis 8 Jan 2018

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