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Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted...

12 Oct 2017

Programmatic media buying has changed digital marketing... for good
Programmatic media buying has changed digital marketing... for good

In South Africa, generally the level of knowledge of what programmatic media buying is, is low. The problem with this, is that programmatic isn't going away...

Issued by Sprout 12 Oct 2017

News24 Edge app wins global media award
News24 Edge app wins global media award

At Tuesday's WAN-IFRA's World Digital Media Awards in Berlin, the News24 Edge app was named as the World Award Winner in the category, Best News Mobile Services...

Issued by 24.com 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

Minister of Communications Ayanda Dlodlo. Image:
SABC may have new board this week, says Dlodlo

It has been suggested that President Jacob Zuma wants to gain control of the SABC by delaying the announcement of a new board...

By Bekezela Phakathi 11 Oct 2017

‘White like me' advert grounds Dove
‘White like me' advert grounds Dove

Body wash advertisement is a complete wash-out, but brand specialist says apologetic company is likely to survive unscathed amid calls to boycott the product...

By Jeremy Maggs 10 Oct 2017

Why mass market scores best in brand communication
Why mass market scores best in brand communication

Ads24's mass market brands, Soccer Laduma, Die Son, Daily Sun and Kick Off, have an excellent track record when it comes to successfully marketing to the kasi audience, effectively helping brands to reach this sought after market...

Issued by Ads24 10 Oct 2017

Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept
Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017

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Business Day wins Press Council appeal about Trillian article

On Friday, Business Day won an appeal against a ruling by the Press Council for a story published on April 26 about financial advisory firm Trillian...

9 Oct 2017

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Facebook 'context' button is latest effort to fight fake news

WASHINGTON - Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new button to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation...

6 Oct 2017

Carat SA together with Carat Asia Pacific won three Tangram Awards @ Spikes Asia
Carat SA together with Carat Asia Pacific won three Tangram Awards @ Spikes Asia

Carat South Africa, in collaboration with Carat Asia Pacific Singapore, won three awards at the Tangrams @ Spikes Asia Festival, for their Opel Adam on Tinder campaign...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 4 Oct 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three

In the final chapter of this three-part series on media monitoring, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury shares insight into some of the biggest campaigns she's witnessed as well as some of the trends emerging in PR...

By Angie White 4 Oct 2017

A model walks the runway during the St. Sava Fundraising Fashion Show at Domenico Vacca Club New York on April 24, 2017 in New York City. Photo:
Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

Making a difference where it counts
Making a difference where it counts

Decimal Agency recently got involved with a charity organisation called Trojans Neurological Trust - or TNT for short - and helped them out with a new website and some social media management...

Issued by Decimal Agency 2 Oct 2017

Leo Burnett acquires Radar
Leo Burnett acquires Radar

Cape Town-based advertising agency Radar has joined Publicis-owned Leo Burnett as part of a drive by the global giant to increase their profile and presence in Africa as a full-service agency...

29 Sep 2017

SA's top food platforms join forces for new online video cooking series
SA's top food platforms join forces for new online video cooking series

Test the Best is a new video series that challenges South Africa's top chefs to battle it out over simple dishes that we'd all love to see given a makeover...

Issued by New Media 27 Sep 2017

SA's social brand champions
SA's social brand champions

The local social benchmark was announced on Monday, 18 September, at the Bryanston Country Club in Sandton when the Brand Intelligence company joined Arthur Goldstuck of World Wide Worx for South Africa's Social Media Landscape briefing...

Issued by Ornico 27 Sep 2017

#Newsmaker: Danilo Acquisto heads up local YouTube multi-channel network
#Newsmaker: Danilo Acquisto heads up local YouTube multi-channel network

Following the recent launch of Special Effects Media SA, I interviewed CEO Danilo Acquisto who was appointed by the network's global partners to head up the new South African studio, effective 1 August 2017...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Sep 2017

Secure your site for Google or prepare to lose leads
Secure your site for Google or prepare to lose leads

Google announced that on 17 October 2017 all non-HTTPS websites should prepare to see a significant drop in rankings, user engagement, website enquiries and revenue...

Issued by BlueMagnet 26 Sep 2017

Move over content and distribution, user experience is king
Move over content and distribution, user experience is king

PwC's ‘Entertainment and media outlook: 2017 - 2021: An African perspective' foresees content and distribution moving aside as user experience takes centre stage. The report was launched yesterday at Urban Brew Studios in Johannesburg...

22 Sep 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two

In part two of this three-part series based on the media monitoring industry, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury explains the algorithms she uses, live sentiment tracking and big content...

By Angie White 21 Sep 2017

Elke van Vledder (Philips), Meanda Mills (Overall winner, and Easter category winner), Tessa Purden (Food24), Lucy Jones (Philips).
Meanda Mills crowned as Food24's hottest new super chef

Meanda Mills from the Institute of Culinary Arts was announced as the winner of Food24's NextGen competition, an online culinary competition that set out to find a new generation of super-talented young chefs...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Sep 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part one
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part one

In this three-part series, I chat to ROI Africa MD Tonya Khoury about the ins and outs of media monitoring, how AVE fits into it all (and if it should), the need for regulation in the industry, and what this all means for Bizcommunity...

By Angie White 15 Sep 2017

The importance of creative in today's data-driven marketing industry
The importance of creative in today's data-driven marketing industry

The majority of browsers visiting an e-commerce website don't convert on their first visit. There are several reasons for this, but none as critical as context, i.e. understanding where in the customer journey the browser is...

Issued by Sprout 14 Sep 2017

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Want to add a digit to your blogging income? Here's how

While social media and mass media is quick to position bloggers as social influencers and promote this profession to aspiring bloggers, the reality is that cutting it in the industry is downright difficult...

By Phindiwe Nkosi 14 Sep 2017

New Generation Awards announces 2017 finalists
New Generation Awards announces 2017 finalists

The New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards has announced this year's finalists, with a record number of entries received this year...

13 Sep 2017

Here's how CPL needs to change
Here's how CPL needs to change

Brands are being pinched between the scrawny forefinger of recession and the oppressive thumb of an interminable political kleptocracy...

Issued by ACME Digital 12 Sep 2017

Charlie Stewart
Voice-based search: Act now to be heard

Think your current SEO tactics are enough to get you organic search traffic? With voice search gaining traction, the game is about to change...

By Charlie Stewart, Issued by Rogerwilco 12 Sep 2017

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