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Insel joins Dentsu Aegis Network
Insel joins Dentsu Aegis Network

ACCRA, Ghana - Insel Communications has announced its new affiliation with leading global advertising network Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 1 day ago

Technically not a selfie, here is Heistein in a makeshift boardroom, studying sustainable development in rural Nepal.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Pierre Heistein

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Pierre Heistein, former journalist now independent macroeconomic consultant specialising in sub-Saharan Africa…

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Red Cherry Interactive shoots African Bank's MMA16 Best African Pop category billboard and radio ads
Red Cherry Interactive shoots African Bank's MMA16 Best African Pop category billboard and radio ads

Red Cherry Interactive was briefed by African Bank to photograph billboard artwork for the sponsorship of a category in the 16th Annual Metro FM Music Awards...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 17 Mar 2017

Lindie Engelbrecht.
SME summit unpacks business challenges

The inaugural Business Day TV SME Summit, held in partnership with Credit Guarantee and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in Sandton last week, exposed the myriad challenges facing South Africa's SMEs...

17 Mar 2017

Shortlist for World Media Awards 2017 announced
Shortlist for World Media Awards 2017 announced

The World Media Awards, which celebrate the effectiveness of cross-platform, cross-border, content-driven advertising, has announced the shortlist for 2017, decided on by an international team of 30 jurors...

15 Mar 2017

How much of copywriting is writing?
How much of copywriting is writing?

Contrary to what you might believe, not even half of the copywriting job is the actual writing. So if you've ever interviewed a copywriter, employed a copywriter, worked with a copywriter, or wanted to be a copywriter, read on…

By Tiffany Markman 15 Mar 2017

AMASA Party Cape Town
AMASA Party Cape Town

The CT AMASA Party is on 30 March - have you booked your tickets?..

Issued by AMASA 13 Mar 2017

ABC Notice No 1 of 2017
ABC Notice No 1 of 2017

The first quarter 2017 list of new ABC members, suspensions and discontinued titles, as well as the check audits reports and more has been released...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 9 Mar 2017

Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award
Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award

Find out how the BBC Komla Dumor Award impacts on its winners' careers...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Mar 2017

Parliament finalises candidates for SABC's interim board
Parliament finalises candidates for SABC's interim board

Parliament's communications portfolio committee moved at breakneck speed on Wednesday to finalise the list of candidates to serve on the board of the SABC on an interim basis...

By Bekezela Phakathi 9 Mar 2017

Iqbal Survé.
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Iqbal Surve threatens to sue Times Media Group over ‘defamatory' article

Controversial businessperson and media boss Iqbal Surve, and his companies — Independent Media, Africa News Agency and Sekunjalo Investment Holdings — have threatened the Times Media Group with legal action if it does not remove what they say is a "defamatory" article...

9 Mar 2017

Lorinda Voges on what it takes to be a powerhouse businesswoman in SA
Lorinda Voges on what it takes to be a powerhouse businesswoman in SA

In light of International Women's Day, Kim Lawrence chats to 4Elements Media CCO Lorinda Voges about the full service media agency and what it takes to be a powerhouse businesswoman in South Africa...

By Kim Lawrence 8 Mar 2017

Three South African finalists in Global Media Awards competition
Three South African finalists in Global Media Awards competition

The International News Media Association (INMA) has announced the 115 finalists in 20 categories and two groups for global/national brands and regional/local brands in the Global Media Awards competition...

8 Mar 2017

The Newsroom enters partnership with Independent Media's leading digital platform, IOL
The Newsroom enters partnership with Independent Media's leading digital platform, IOL

The Newsroom has partnered with Independent Media's leading digital platform, IOL, to bring forward the best-in-class infrastructure for native advertising, audience and content management via an established distribution platform in SA...

Issued by The Newsroom 6 Mar 2017

AMASA Joburg March Forum - How efficient is your segmentation model?
AMASA Joburg March Forum - How efficient is your segmentation model?

Donald Liphoko, Director-General of Government Communication & Information System (GCIS), will unpack the thinking and methodology behind the newly launched Government Segmentation Model at AMASA Joburg's March Forum...

Issued by AMASA 6 Mar 2017

Icetray © –
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely

This was the phrase used by Lord Acton in 1887 (John Emerich Edward Dalberg, first Baron Acton – which explains why most people refer to him simply as “Lord Acton”)...

By Chris Brewer 6 Mar 2017

Meltwater launches Executive Alerts, delivering critical real-time insights
Meltwater launches Executive Alerts, delivering critical real-time insights

Meltwater is launching a tool called ‘Executive Alerts', which provides users with critical insights about their company, competitors and industry, sent directly to their smart device...

3 Mar 2017

99c introduces new media offering
99c introduces new media offering

Ninety9cents (99c), an integrated advertising agency headquartered in Cape Town with offices in Johannesburg and Zambia, has now added media strategy, planning and buying to its existing service offering...

Issued by Ninety9Cents 3 Mar 2017

Aileen Lamb appointed as new MD of New Media
Aileen Lamb appointed as new MD of New Media

New Media has announced that managing director Bridget McCarney has been promoted to CEO of the New Media group of companies, and that Aileen Lamb, current general manager of the consumer division, has been appointed as managing director...

Issued by New Media 2 Mar 2017

Statement of condolence - An astute giant has fallen
Statement of condolence - An astute giant has fallen

Independent Media expresses its sadness at Judge Essa Moosa's passing. He made an incredible impact on journalism and how legal journalism is covered and written about...

Issued by Independent Media 28 Feb 2017

AFP photojournalists win more prizes at Pictures Of the Year International
AFP photojournalists win more prizes at Pictures Of the Year International

Adding to its three wins at the 2017 World Press Photo Awards, seven AFP photojournalists have won awards at the 74th Pictures of the Year International (POYi)...

28 Feb 2017

Will radio become an audiovisual channel in the future?
Will radio become an audiovisual channel in the future?

Technology is creating a lot more “hands-free” time for consumers and radio needs to figure out where a predominantly audio-based channel fits into a world where everything is becoming audiovisual...

By Megan Sayle, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 28 Feb 2017

Ornico revives Natal Bank Building in CBD for new head office
Ornico revives Natal Bank Building in CBD for new head office

Ornico, a brand and media intelligence company, will move into and operate from the newly restored historic site of the Natal Bank Building, which is situated at 90 Albertina Sisulu Street in Johannesburg...

27 Feb 2017

Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding
Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding

The SABC's relationship with ANN7, the Gupta-owned TV station, has come under intense scrutiny in Parliament, with evidence surfacing that the cash-strapped public broadcaster paid up to R1m for an episode of the TNA/Morning Live breakfast shows...

By Bekezela Phakathi 23 Feb 2017

Custom media the way of the future
Custom media the way of the future

Content that is of value and authentic will continue to grow as readers demand it, and it is custom media that is delivering this...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Feb 2017

Micha Suarez de Koning
Sprout Performance Partners share key insights from DoubleClick programmatic masterclass

Sprout Performance Partners recently attended the DoubleClick Programmatic Masterclass in London, accompanied by Google representatives...

21 Feb 2017

News24 Edge
Redesigning 24-hour news for a changing world

News24 has had an innovative start to the year. Here, editor Adriaan Basson lets us in on their new app Edge, as well as their Project Rise initiative and how they provide more than just the standard packaged news...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2017

The 2017 AMASA Workshop will be hosted at Riverstone Lodge from 23-26 March
The 2017 AMASA Workshop will be hosted at Riverstone Lodge from 23-26 March

Following the success of the sold-out workshop in 2016, AMASA Jhb has announced that bookings are now open for the 2017 AMASA Workshop...

Issued by AMASA 21 Feb 2017

WAN-IFRA offers management training to women journalists in South East Asia
WAN-IFRA offers management training to women journalists in South East Asia

WAN-IFRA Women in News lead trainer, Paula Fray, presented newsroom management training to 45 women senior journalists and editors from across South East Asia...

21 Feb 2017

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