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#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively
#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively

Day one of WTM Africa 2018 saw Big Ambitions director of promotions, Natalia Rosa, share her insights into marketing for small tourism and travel companies...

By Robin Fredericks 8 hours ago

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today
This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me...

By Andy Walker 20 Apr 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Daphne impact

You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 20 Apr 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)...

20 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

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...

19 Apr 2018

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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 19 Apr 2018

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...

18 Apr 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends
#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Sherlin Barends, radio presenter on KFM 94.5's #KFMMornings, which was announced as best commercial breakfast show at the recent Liberty Radio Awards...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Apr 2018

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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

#OneShow2018: UX/UI finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: UX/UI finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'UX/UI' category have been revealed for One Show 2018...

13 Apr 2018

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 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

BMi Research in partnership with BlackCurve brings price management solution to South Africa
BMi Research in partnership with BlackCurve brings price management solution to South Africa

One of the greatest challenges facing today's online retailers is accurate pricing. In fact, it's such a business-critical activity that getting it right - provided the data and pricing are accurate - is more than likely to result in an increase in sales and ultimately profits...

Issued by BMi Research 10 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

Red iPhone 8 arrives, LG G7 ThinQ images leaked
Red iPhone 8 arrives, LG G7 ThinQ images leaked

NEWSWATCH: Friday, 13 April 2018, will see the arrival of Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in a red finish in select countries; and images of LG's upcoming flagship, the G7 ThinQ, have been leaked...

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Apr 2018

OLX joins the millionaires club on social media
OLX joins the millionaires club on social media

OLX South Africa's combined social media following crossed the million mark. The milestone goes to show the success of the world's leading marketplace in establishing its relevance to South Africans...

Issued by OLX 10 Apr 2018

The Herald to launch revamped HeraldLIVE with Boomtown-created engagement campaign
The Herald to launch revamped HeraldLIVE with Boomtown-created engagement campaign

South Africa's oldest newspaper, The Herald, is jumping into the digital world with both feet and running a launch campaign with the help of Boomtown, to drive awareness of its new HeraldLIVE online platform...

Issued by Boomtown 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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Three wounded, shooter kills herself after YouTube HQ shootout

Three people were wounded on Tuesday after a shooting broke out at YouTube's California headquarters. The shooter later committed suicide...

By Andy Walker 4 Apr 2018

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#FortReview: "It's time to hear the black voices in advertising" - Neo Makongoza

It's a touchy subject for some, but completely necessary to explore: Here's how Fort Review is amplifying the need to truly hear the black voices in advertising and stop being creative Jekyll and Hydes...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Mar 2018

10 content video myths busted for your business
10 content video myths busted for your business

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a powerful content video is worth 1,000 pictures. The challenge comes when you have to sit down and choose those 1,000 pictures and create something from them that resonates with people...

By Shae Leigh 29 Mar 2018

Meltwater acquires privacy-by-design social data platform DataSift to strengthen its AI-driven analytics offering
Meltwater acquires privacy-by-design social data platform DataSift to strengthen its AI-driven analytics offering

Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence and now Outside Insight, has announced its acquisition of DataSift, a privacy-by-design data and analytics platform...

Issued by Meltwater 28 Mar 2018

Tiso Blackstar shares remain untraded after it delays special dividend
Tiso Blackstar shares remain untraded after it delays special dividend

Tiso Blackstar's share remained untraded on Tuesday morning, with only a wide spread between its bid and ask price showing a reaction to a statement released at 5.30pm on Monday that a special dividend of R40m promised in July 2017 had been delayed indefinitely.

27 Mar 2018

Indian Spice recognised by SA Blog Awards
Indian Spice recognised by SA Blog Awards

Popular community website Indian Spice was recently recognised for its quality and audience participation by SA Blog Awards...

Issued by Acme Digital 27 Mar 2018

The PR Hustle... All images © Mick Creative.
What they don't teach you at university: The PR Hustle

There's no denying those who work in the public relations and media industry work hard. But in 2018, it's all about working smarter, not harder. So if there's a way to streamline and simplify the process of both generating content and ensuring media coverage, both sides benefit. That's where Jana Leonard's PR Hustle fills a gap...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Mar 2018

Facebook, Google warn Singapore against 'fake news' law
Facebook, Google warn Singapore against 'fake news' law

SINGAPORE, Asia - Internet giants Facebook and Google on Thursday testified before a parliamentary committee in Singapore as they warned the city-state against introducing new laws to combat "fake news", saying that existing legislation is adequate to address the problem...

23 Mar 2018

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#WorldWaterDay: Hosting responsibly takes on new meaning for Cape Town Airbnb hosts

With World Water Day on 22 March, Cape Town's Airbnb hosts are now looking ahead to collectively rethink how to best host in a city where "hosting responsibly" has taken on new meaning and where water shortages will become the "new normal"...

22 Mar 2018

Colosseum Vacation Home in Rome, Italy - Level access is via a pretty courtyard which leads into the spacious, newly modernised home, with one bedroom and bathroom that have been specifically converted for guests with a disability or mobility issue. Source:
Airbnb releases new filters and features to help disabled guests find the right accommodation

Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs...

20 Mar 2018

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