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Episode 116: The future of Public Relations with Kevin Welman, MD of FleishmanHillard.

Date: 12 Dec 2014
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CNBC Africa reaches 500,000 viewers in SA
CNBC Africa reaches 500,000 viewers in SA

CNBC Africa has been on a high for the past month as the channel's South African viewership peaked at 600,000 viewers in the first week of October, according to data from Multichoice's DStv-I - past seven day viewership.

16 Nov 2012 11:14

Cross-promotion of Afrikaans dailies on KykNET
Cross-promotion of Afrikaans dailies on KykNET

KykNet's new actuality breakfast show, Dagbreek, broadcast Mondays to Fridays from 6-8am, will offer a discussion of the latest news in the Afrikaans dailies, as presented by editors from the Media24 newspaper stable: Tim du Plessis, Waldimar Pelser and Mandy Rossouw. Their analysis of the day's events can be found in detail in the newspapers.

15 Nov 2012 06:04

Marikana Commission of Inquiry streaming live on SABC
Marikana Commission of Inquiry streaming live on SABC

The SABC is extending its coverage of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry's sittings in Rustenburg by providing a live stream on the SABC News website www.sabc.co.za/news, as well as on the SABC News YouTube channel.

14 Nov 2012 10:55

High Court rules in favour of City Press journalist
High Court rules in favour of City Press journalist

The North Gauteng High Court ordered three private companies to allow a City Press journalist to view and make copies of the lists of shareholders or members of the companies. The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) welcomes the ruling which effectively ensures greater transparency in the country's business affairs.

13 Nov 2012 13:05

Gill Moodie
Wertheim Aymés snapping up Stuff

What a coup for Gisèle Wertheim Aymés to have snapped up Stuff magazine's licence - and it's also heartening news for independent publishers and media owners. Going with Wertheim Aymés is Stuff editor Toby Shapshak, who has overseen the growth of this little star of a magazine since its launch in SA in 2007.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 13 Nov 2012 11:45

FXI, SABC joint statement on CCC hearing
FXI, SABC joint statement on CCC hearing

After appearing before the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) yesterday, 12 November 2012, the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) issued a joint press statement concerning their finalised settlement negotiations.

13 Nov 2012 09:46

SABC Freedom of expression complaint withdrawn

A complaint by Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) against the SABC over the black-listing of commentators has been withdrawn.

13 Nov 2012 07:51

Janine Lazarus
One man's meat, another man's poison

I am hopelessly infatuated with news. It's been a 28-year tempestuous love affair and one that I don't think I will ever get over. Captivating headlines, startling images and spicy stories leave me all at once breathless and adrenalised, infuriated and heartbroken. And I wouldn't swop these highs and lows for the world. I'd feel so much poorer without the rush.

By Janine Lazarus 13 Nov 2012 07:32

FXI complaint against SABC back on agenda
FXI complaint against SABC back on agenda

From 12-16 November, the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) will hold public hearings regarding a complaint lodged by the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) against the SABC for the broadcaster's alleged blacklisting of certain political commentators and journalists in 2006.

12 Nov 2012 10:57

Sports Media Awards highlight professionalism in South Africa
Sports Media Awards highlight professionalism in South Africa

Now in its third decade, the 2012 South African Breweries (SAB) Sports Media Awards once again highlighted the dedicated professionalism of the South African sports media and the performers and fans that make up its world. The SAB Sports Media Sports Personality of the Year was Oscar Pistorius.

12 Nov 2012 09:26

Kagiso and VenFin Media call off talks on assets

Kagiso Media Limited on Monday announced the cancellation by mutual consent of negotiations with VenFin Media Investments Proprietary Limited‚ a wholly owned subsidiary of Remgro Limited‚ for the acquisition of various marketing assets.

9 Nov 2012 11:29

Gill Moodie
RamsayMedia stays true to 360 degree strategy

One often gets the sense that some print-media companies' response to the dramatic changes in the industry amounts to little more than putting out fires - rather than crafting a strategy for the future. RamsayMedia started implementing its strategy to become multi-platform and diversify income to reduce reliance on advertising revenue a few years back. I caught up with RamsayMedia MD Stuart Lowe, to find out how it's going.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 9 Nov 2012 10:31

Calling Nkandla a 'compound' is racist: SABC
Calling Nkandla a 'compound' is racist: SABC

SABC news editors have received an email banning the words "Nkandlagate" and "Zumaville", according to a report on Wednesday.

8 Nov 2012 08:08

New satirical newspaper
New satirical newspaper

Straight and Narrow, a new satirical daily newspaper launched on Monday 5 November 2012.

7 Nov 2012 10:13

SABC closes gate on Zumaville
SABC closes gate on Zumaville

NEWSWATCH: You will hear the terms 'Nkandlagate' and 'Zumaville' in various media, but not on the SABC, according to a Times Live report, and Mail & Guardian reports that the Communications DG is in trouble for 'misleading' parliament.

7 Nov 2012 06:11

PDMSA responds to SACP leader's statements
PDMSA responds to SACP leader's statements

Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) stated that it is surprised by SACP leader, Blade Nzimande's attack on the media.

6 Nov 2012 11:47

Engage at every stage: New marketing mandate
Engage at every stage: New marketing mandate

The desire to engage at every stage of the customer lifecycle has reportedly been the unrealised goal of many marketers, but this may no longer be the case. Marketers are putting mobile interaction in the hands of consumers and finding clever, gratifying ways to add value to every aspect of the brand experience, reports the chief marketing officer (CMO) council in a new study recently released.

6 Nov 2012 11:31

Credit professionals awarded by CoreXalance - CoreXalance
Credit professionals awarded by CoreXalance

As part of their annual year-end function, CoreXalance once again awarded the financial departments of the media owners they do business with. The awards ceremony has now become a tradition, with media owner credit departments battling it out for some of the awards!

Issued by CoreXalance 6 Nov 2012 10:49

Gill Moodie
Social network: It won't pay if you don't play

There are no experts on Twitter and Facebook and I'd do a careful check on the credentials of any "consultant" you might be thinking of paying to advise your company or train your staff on how best to use them.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 2 Nov 2012 15:32

Bookmarks 2012 - all the winners
Bookmarks 2012 - all the winners

The Bookmarks Awards has celebrated its fifth year of rewarding digital excellence, yesterday, 1 November 2012. The Awards, brought to the public by the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), is an initiative that recognises the companies and people in the digital industry who raise the bar from 'mediocre' to 'incredible'.

2 Nov 2012 13:16

Loeries top 10 brands, agencies
Loeries top 10 brands, agencies

The organisers say it has been a successful year for the Loeries, with the second largest number of entries received since 2008 - over 3,000 entry submissions from across Africa and the Middle East.

2 Nov 2012 11:34

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 44: Live from The Bookmarks 2012
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 44: Live from The Bookmarks 2012

Tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, will be broadcast live from Artscape in Cape Town to capture all The Bookmarks 2012 action. Tune in to this week's show, streamed live from 7pm-10pm via 2oceansVibe Radio. [twitterfall]

1 Nov 2012 09:37

Want to reach the mass market? Focus your digital spend on feature phones
Want to reach the mass market? Focus your digital spend on feature phones

Brands wishing to reach the mass market in Africa are "wasting their digital campaign spend if they fail to target feature phone users," says Marc Herson of 2go, a mobile social network with more than 20 million registered users in Africa.

31 Oct 2012 11:56

Ann Druce
Newsjacking: Hurricane Sandy vs Lance Armstrong

American marketers have drawn criticism for "newsjacking" Hurricane Sandy. American Apparel offered a 20% discount for 36 hours "in case you are bored during the storm" and Sears advertised on Twitter "Did Hurricane Sandy affect your city? Get your generators, air mattresses & more in one place". There are several other examples in a similar vein.

By Ann Druce 31 Oct 2012 05:32

Media focus on ANC battles: Zuma
Media focus on ANC battles: Zuma

Media and commentators are eager to focus on "perceived battles" in the ANC ahead of its elective conference in Mangaung, instead of the party's policies, President Jacob Zuma said yesterday.

30 Oct 2012 08:27

SABC is media sponsor at DISCOP Africa
SABC is media sponsor at DISCOP Africa

The seventh edition of DISCOP Africa, which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 31 October until 3 November 2012, has the SABC as its media sponsor. The expo brings people actively involved in the development, funding, production, programming, branding, marketing, licensing and merchandising of audiovisual content across all distribution platforms in 55 African countries.

30 Oct 2012 07:12

MTN to deliver Windows devices to African markets
MTN to deliver Windows devices to African markets

MTN will be a key operator in Africa to deliver Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to its customers in South Africa in November, with Ghana and Nigeria following in December.

29 Oct 2012 15:55

Zuma drops suit against Zapiro cartoon
Zuma drops suit against Zapiro cartoon

President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his claim for damages against a Zapiro cartoon published in the Sunday Times and agreed to pay half of its legal costs, according to the newspaper on Saturday.

29 Oct 2012 05:02

RamsayMedia and Snapplify - mobilising with a new partnership
RamsayMedia and Snapplify - mobilising with a new partnership

RamsayMedia is set to expand its role in the digital space. A partnership with leading SA mobile solutions provider Snapplify will see the media house provide content, service and support though mobile apps developed by the award-winning tech start-up, which will also manage their hosting in app stores.

27 Oct 2012 11:01

Bonnie Ramaila
The 'masterfully erred' TV commercial!

I'm always disturbed when watching a TV commercial and not get the message; this leaves me with a mixed bag of feelings.

By Bonnie Ramaila 27 Oct 2012 08:26

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