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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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John Brown Media appointed as content agency for Leisure Books/Leserskring
John Brown Media appointed as content agency for Leisure Books/Leserskring

John Brown Media is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as the content agency to produce the catalogues for the iconic Leserskring/Leisure Books audience of book lovers...

Issued by John Brown 3 days ago

South African crime writer to team up with thriller superstar James Patterson
South African crime writer to team up with thriller superstar James Patterson

South African crime writer Jassy Mackenzie will contribute a book to James Patterson's imprint, BookShots. Patterson will be writing, collaborating on, or personally curating every title published by the new imprint...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA 22 Aug 2016

Fred Khumalo's new novel on the sinking of the SS Mendi to be published in South Africa and the UK
Fred Khumalo's new novel on the sinking of the SS Mendi to be published in South Africa and the UK

The SS Mendi was a passenger steamship that sank in the English Channel in 1917, killing 646 people, most of whom were black South African troops heading for France to serve in World War I...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA 16 Aug 2016

Soccer Warrior and Soccer Laduma join forces
Soccer Warrior and Soccer Laduma join forces

Mamba Media has officially moved their flagship Soccer Warrior brand to SA's largest and most widely read source of soccer news, the Soccer Laduma newspaper and website...

Issued by Mamba Media 2 Aug 2016

Ad blockers vs publishers - The war rages on
Ad blockers vs publishers - The war rages on

It cannot be ignored that advertising is what made the World Wide Web what it is today right from the humble beginnings...

Issued by DQ&A Media Group 15 Jul 2016

Booksellers' Choice Awards selects 2016 shortlist
Booksellers' Choice Awards selects 2016 shortlist

The SA Booksellers Association has announced the shortlisted finalists for the 2016 Booksellers' Choice Awards, from 150 nominations...

14 Jul 2016

Niche male-oriented consumer publication for sale
Niche male-oriented consumer publication for sale

Due to the impending retirement of the publisher, there is a niche consumer publication on offer. It has an active website with good potential for further development as well as a digital offering in addition to print...

Issued by AstraGraphics 12 Jul 2016

Who's making a big impression on Biz?
Who's making a big impression on Biz?

As Bizcommunity's reputation as a premier global resource for industry news from the African continent increases, so our 600+ Press Office holders and company listings are reaping the benefits...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Jul 2016

The SpaceStation gazes into the future with pioneering industry event
The SpaceStation gazes into the future with pioneering industry event

Last week, in Cape Town and Johannesburg, The SpaceStation, one of South Africa's premium digital media sales companies, hosted Digital Salt, focusing on digital publishing and advertising...

Issued by The SpaceStation 1 Jul 2016

2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards winners announced
2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards have been announced at an event in Sandton, with Nkosinathi Sithole and Pumla Dineo Gqola winning awards...

27 Jun 2016

Ndalo Media Books launches with a book on Personal Brand Intelligence
Ndalo Media Books launches with a book on Personal Brand Intelligence

Ndalo Media launched the book, Personal Brand Intelligence (PBQ) - an inspiring and holistic look at how your brand can evolve intelligently to influence society, by bestselling author, Timothy Maurice Webster...

27 Jun 2016

Ndalo Media launches book division the brand intelligent way
Ndalo Media launches book division the brand intelligent way

Ndalo Media has announced the launch of its book division, Ndalo Media Books, the fifth addition to the group's existing business units of print publishing, digital publishing, content marketing and events...

Issued by Ndalo Media 24 Jun 2016

The Publishing Partnership and Amorphous New Media win Edcon publishing account
The Publishing Partnership and Amorphous New Media win Edcon publishing account

The Publishing Partnership (TPP) and digital agency Amorphous New Media have won Edcon's publishing business for its print and digital publications...

Issued by The Publishing Partnership 23 Jun 2016

Strategic Marketing Africa unpacks insurance industry opportunities
Strategic Marketing Africa unpacks insurance industry opportunities

Africa is one of the world's great untapped markets for insurance products and services. However, the challenge for the industry's marketers is overcoming mistrust and a lack of consumer understanding...

9 Jun 2016

Market Research and Insight Yearbook now out
Market Research and Insight Yearbook now out

Kogan Page and the Market Research Society (MRS) have published the Market Research and Insight Yearbook: Transforming Evidence into Impact...

1 Jun 2016

Book writing 101
Book writing 101

I've always wanted to write a book, I even attended one of those free book writing seminars. I was thinking seriously about putting pen to paper when I mentioned my plan to a client and she suggested I create a book...

By Nokwazi Mzobe 30 May 2016

Swisscom fined USD72m for abusing dominant position in sports broadcasting
Swisscom fined USD72m for abusing dominant position in sports broadcasting

Switzerland's main telecom group Swisscom has been fined 71.8 million Swiss francs ($72.5 million, 64.70 million euros) for abusing its dominant position in sports broadcasting, the Swiss competition authorities said on Tuesday.

26 May 2016

Image by 123RF
Is print media dead?

It is no longer business as usual, but there is a future for print in Africa, yet...

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

The independent publisher strikes back
The independent publisher strikes back

The digital independent publisher, having endured most of the disruption of recent years, has emerged into the sunlight with its true worth being recognised and a champion in the form of the ACME network by its side...

By Leigh Andrews 23 May 2016

Imran Garda's novel The Thunder That Roars wins the 2015 Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose
Imran Garda's novel The Thunder That Roars wins the 2015 Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose

Well-known international journalist and Al Jazeera news anchor Imran Garda's debut novel, The Thunder That Roars, has been announced as the joint winner of the prestigious Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA 23 May 2016

L-R Fourie Botha (Penguin Random House (Umuzi)), Claire Robertson, author of The Magistrate of Gower and Andrea Nattras (Pan Macmillan). Photograph: Esa Alexander, Sunday Times
Sunday Times Literary Awards shortlist announced

The 2016 shortlist finalists in the Sunday Times Literary Awards were announced this weekend...

16 May 2016

Pixabay
Copyright judgment a 'landmark' for online publishing: Media 24

Media24 described Thursday's judgment, which dismissed six of Moneyweb's seven claims of copyright infringement, as a landmark ruling for online publishing...

By Ernest Mabuza 6 May 2016

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality
Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...

By Pansy Tlakula 3 May 2016

Chargeads introduces programmatic journalism to South Africa
Chargeads introduces programmatic journalism to South Africa

Chargeads has announced the launch of The Newsroom, the first programmatic journalism platform designed to enrich the content journey of millions of users around the web...

Issued by Chargeads 14 Apr 2016

Business publications for sale
Business publications for sale

Due to the impending retirement of the publisher, there are two niche business publications (with no direct competition) on offer. Both have active websites with good potential for further development...

Issued by Squared Communication 14 Apr 2016

Making native advertising work for you
Making native advertising work for you

Do website readers even notice promotional content that's been paid to appear alongside legitimate curated content? With today's savvy reader the overwhelming response is yes, and your brand could get into trouble for not clearly disclosing this...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Apr 2016

Encourage reading on World Book Day 2016 - donate a book
Encourage reading on World Book Day 2016 - donate a book

Following the success of the 2015 World Book Day (WBD) event, the SA Booksellers Association will continue to spread the power of reading this year...

14 Apr 2016

Centricity Image Library
New cloud-based image library for professionals in tourism

The solution enables hotels and other tourism products to move their often scattered image libraries to a dedicated centralised cloud that can be managed, organised and shared...

12 Apr 2016

South African romance author nominated for prestigious international award
South African romance author nominated for prestigious international award

Local Johannesburg romance writer Romy Sommer has become the first ever African author to be nominated for the prestigious international RWA Rita Award...

Issued by Bouffant 6 Apr 2016

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