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Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Episode 97: MTN Business App Awards and measurability of ad campaigns.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Episode 96: IAB South Africa – what is coming next?

Date: 4 Jul 2014
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USA's Magazine of the Year coming to SA

Fast Company, one of the most progressive business media brands in the United States, is launching a South African edition here in October.

22 Jul 2014 12:46

Time to lay these digital publishing myths to rest

Digital publishing and advertising is a sophisticated, high-tech industry where we have an array of statistics and metrics at our fingertips...

By Pierre Cassuto 21 Jul 2014 14:12

Fourth edition of Marketing Communication - An Integrated Approach out now

The fourth edition of 'Marketing Communication - An Integrated Approach' by Dr Ludi Koekemoer, CEO of AAA School of Advertising, is out now...

21 Jul 2014 10:18

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 98: Fast Company SA, The Lean Startup methodology and Brad Sugars

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding chatted to Brad Sugars, Daniel Marcus and Robbie Stammers. [twitterfall]

18 Jul 2014 11:01

[Izethelo] An award for outstanding Journalism in the fruit industry

Here's a reminder to enter the Izethelo competition. Closing date is Monday.

18 Jul 2014 10:10

Witness to move to two formats

The Witness will produce two distinct newspapers, in two different formats within a single production cycle, when the Durban Witness changes to tabloid format and the Pietermaritzburg Witness remains in broadsheet format...

17 Jul 2014 15:45

Nadine Gordimer dies

Veteran author and Nobel winner Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90.

15 Jul 2014 06:36

New trends reshaping the digital news business

Today's most successful digital publishers are those that build their businesses around their readers first, which in turn helps them to build quality audiences that they can sell to their advertisers.

By Pierre Cassuto 15 Jul 2014 06:11

How to sell out your book in two months flat

As a new author, I had no understanding of what went into making books successful and, essentially, I waited for the publishers to tell me what to do. They didn't... (video)

By Douglas Kruger 11 Jul 2014 07:05

New women's magazine from Media24

Media24 is launching a new fortnightly women's magazine, aimed at English-speaking, middle-class South African women between the ages of 35 and 45...

10 Jul 2014 11:34

Bulk sales set to increase eBook sales growth in South Africa

The publishing industry will yet again see a readjustment as year-on-year eBook sales fall for the first time, announces Nielsen Research; publishers are not seeing the double and triple digit...

Issued by Realmdigital 9 Jul 2014 10:33

Revamped Health Intelligence magazines on stands now

Having revamped its content and design format to a more consumer-friendly style, the bi-monthly magazine Health Intelligence is available now from newsstands and book stores...

9 Jul 2014 09:50

[NewsMaker:] Robbie Stammers

It's always extremely exciting to greet a new magazine launch, particularly in print... Robbie Stammers has announced he is bringing America's 'Magazine of the Year' to SA.

By Louise Marsland 8 Jul 2014 10:54

New paper hits PE streets

ANC regional deputy chair and MPL Tony Duba has launched a new newspaper, The Messenger, in Port Elizabeth to get more voices out on the street.

8 Jul 2014 09:21

Winners announced for 2014 Sunday Times Literary Awards

Celebrating 2014 Sunday Times Literary Awards, presented in association with Exclusive Books at a dinner held at Summer Place in Sandton, first time fiction writer Claire Robertson and political correspondent and commentator Max du Preez were awarded top honours.

1 Jul 2014 09:29

'Banting' is the new balanced diet

Something you should know about me is that I don't diet, ever. When I think 'diet', I think 'be sad and eat your lettuce'. So I like to refer to my eating plan as a balanced diet that includes everything, in moderation.

By Jessica Taylor 23 Jun 2014 11:19

Publishing on Kindle, workshop in Durban

Author and self-publisher, Val Waldeck and newspaper columnist, Rod Smith, will be presenting a morning workshop on how to publish on Kindle on Saturday 12 July at the German Club in Westville, Durban.

12 Jun 2014 08:56

New editors for Caxton magazines

Linda Mali and Sonya Naude are the new editors for Bona and Living and Loving magazines, part of Caxton magazines.

11 Jun 2014 10:20

Keeping print alive through changing landscapes

Michele Lupini, owner and publisher of AutoWeek saw an opportunity to change the way coldset printing is viewed and how to produce a successful, quality publication, in a time when media commentators were saying new print publications were not a good idea.

31 May 2014 09:43

UCT Press all grown up in a digital age

UCT Press, today a wholly owned subsidiary of Juta, is celebrating 21 years of scholarly publishing.

30 May 2014 11:06

Tributes pour in for Maya Angelou

President Jacob Zuma has joined the international community in paying tribute to author, cultural activist and poet Maya Angelou.

30 May 2014 09:41

Why retrenched journalists are jumping ship to website copywriting services

The brand publishing industry is growing at a breakneck pace, and many retrenched journalists are turning their hand to website copywriting services as a result

By Graeme Wilson 23 May 2014 14:04

How to turn away online business

Recently I've been researching effective content writing, which naturally led me to go online and look at various sectors - not just at their websites but also importantly, their mobi sites. Interesting reading...

By Marion Scher 23 May 2014 06:29

Realmdigital enables Real Meal Revolution e-book to sell digitally

Quivertree, the publishers of Tim Noakes' Real Meal Revolution, approached Cape Town-based software company, Realmdigital, to help sell the book digitally.

Issued by Realmdigital 21 May 2014 12:52

Shortlist for 2014 Sunday Times Literary Awards

The shortlist for 2014 Sunday Times Literary Awards has been released, ahead of the announcement of the winners on 28 June 2014.

20 May 2014 11:00

ABC Q1 report: Prediction of print's death premature

SA's print media, like its international peers, is far from dead... And shows little signs of dying off, according to the latest ABC First Quarter 2014 report.

15 May 2014 11:33

Michael Bhaskar, Digital Publishing Director of Profile Books, set to speak at upcoming Footnote Summit

Africa's largest digital publishing conference is just one month away and tickets are already on the brink of selling out. In its second year, the Footnote Summit will see hundreds of publishers from all over the world gather together in Cape Town to tackle changes to the publishing industry.

Issued by Footnote Summit 14 May 2014 11:38

Sappi's US$32m profit in tough times

Pulp and fine paper products group Sappi reported a US$32m profit for its second quarter ended March‚ up from just US$2m a year ago

13 May 2014 08:59

Marketers struggle to reinvent themselves

'Digital Roadblock: Marketers Struggle to Reinvent Themselves' is a newly released report from Adobe that analyses the future of marketers and tackles the changing nature of their industry.

7 May 2014 07:05

Preliminary South African Book Fair programme

The South African Book Fair will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 13-15 June 2014 between 9am and 6pm.

3 May 2014 09:51

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