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Time to produce proof for print

Here's a challenge to the print industry and its award bodies: if the medium is to grow again, print needs to take a leaf out of digital's book and prove its ROI. And industry awards need to reward this.

By Sumien Brink 15 Nov 2012 11:54

New magazine targets people, innovation, entertainment

A new glossy magazine, targeting people, innovation and entertainment, has been launched by Lonaka Media, a new publishing company. The magazine, entitled PiE, puts people at the heart of the innovative digital era.

14 Nov 2012 11:45

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

Russell Simmons: Magnate with a mantra on the cover of Destiny Man

Destiny Man's November-December issue transports its readers into "the zone" - the space where everything falls into place under the spell of the "magnate with a mantra".

Issued by Ndalo Media 13 Nov 2012 09:13

Times Media to launch new title, lets go of Stuff

After launching and publishing Stuff SA for five years, Times Media's license to publish the magazine was not renewed. Although the November/December issue currently on shelf will be the company's last issue of Stuff SA, it will launch a brand new magazine title at the beginning of 2013.

12 Nov 2012 13:34

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

New Media brings back Pearl awards for South Africa

At the 2012 Pearl Awards, held in New York recently, New Media won two awards from among the 600 international entries of top custom content publications.

12 Nov 2012 06:02

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

Objekt International launched in South Africa

Described as one of the leading international architecture, interiors and design magazines, Objekt International launched in South Africa late last week.

6 Nov 2012 08:31

Destiny turns five

With its November issue, Destiny magazine turns five and celebrates it with a gatefold cover featuring eight readers and five mentors.

5 Nov 2012 11:23

Destiny celebrates five years of inspiring business and lifestyle content!

November marks the birthday month for South Africa's only women's business and lifestyle magazine, Destiny. To celebrate the occasion, 13 women grace the magazine's gatefold cover. Those featured include eight readers and five mentors: Khanyi Dhlomo, Terry Volkwyn, Anele Mdoda, Sonja de Bruyn Sebotsa and Judi Nwokedi.

Issued by Ndalo Media 2 Nov 2012 09:48

Vital Health Foods scoops awards

The South Africa Publication Forum's Corporate Competition, which rewards excellence in internal and external corporate communication media, awarded Vital Health Foods' publication, Vitalise, four mentions in its annual awards.

30 Oct 2012 15:17

Creative Circle results for September 2012

The Creative Circle Ad of the Month results for September 2012 have been announced, and chairperson for the advertising judging panel that month, Jonathan Beggs, has commented that, "it was a predictably quiet month after the Loeries rush, with not a huge amount of entries overall but there was some really enjoyable work."

30 Oct 2012 09:18

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

Sebata Group wins Best Established Black Business award

The Sebata Group of companies won the Van Ryn's Black Business Quarterly (BBQ) Award for Best Established Black Business at a red-carpet event last Friday. Altogether, the awards included 14 categories, amongst others the best-established business, best established SMME, the platinum visionary award, businesswoman and businessman of the year and one for young achievers.

30 Oct 2012 08:01

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

Sean Woods wins Siemens Profile Award for second time

In the new category, 'Sustainable Cities', Popular Mechanics writer Sean Woods won a Siemens Profile Award; his second win in this all-Africa competition that recognises and rewards excellence in science and technology journalism.

26 Oct 2012 06:57

Fresh Living team takes two awards at the Annual Galliova Awards

The John Brown Media team behind food magazine, Pick n Pay's Fresh Living, received top results at the annual Galliova Awards on 19 October - with talented foodies Justine Drake and Anke Roux being recognised for their outstanding work.

Issued by John Brown 25 Oct 2012 08:11

Shape and SA Garden/Tuin close; rumours of cutbacks at Indie

News of cost-cutting and title closures in the print industry don't shock anymore. They are just a fact of life.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 25 Oct 2012 06:08

Abigail Donnelly is Best Food Writer of the Year

Abigail Donnelly, food editor of Woolworths Taste, won two awards at the recent Galliova Food Writers' Awards. She was named Best Food Writer of the Year, the top award, and Best Stylist for her work on the New Media publication.

24 Oct 2012 13:27

Written journalism still a strong value proposition for advertisers

Much has been reported lately about the state of the print media in South Africa, with particular reference to a lack of innovation among newspapers and magazines.

By Ingrid Louw 24 Oct 2012 08:59

Govt, Sanef commit to closer ties

Government and the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) have resolved to work closely together for the good of the country. The two parties held their annual meeting on Friday and Saturday in Magaliesburg.

22 Oct 2012 05:43

Dear Apostrophe (A Love Letter)

You and I have come a long way together. We began our collaboration some 25 years ago, when you'd regularly forgive my crayoned abuse of your good nature. Then, we became allies: just you and me, against the world, using permanent marker to 'correct' the punctuation on signs proclaiming Ladies Room.

By Tiffany Markman 19 Oct 2012 08:16

The Property Magazine to come out bi-monthly

The Property Magazine, which currently produces 12 issues, will produce six issues annually, in response to the advent of digital and the recent launch of its free-to-download iPad app, complementing its successful Zinio edition and the existing digital replica of the title.

17 Oct 2012 12:00

New name, appointments for Associated Magazines

As part of its vision to expand beyond the magazine print market and capitalise on new developments in the media sector, Associated Magazines is changing its name to Associated Media Publishing.

17 Oct 2012 09:22

Give readers opportunity to choose what to read

News outlets moving into the digital space need to come up with ways to engage readers personally and on a one-on-one basis if they want to understand their customers content needs and wants.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 12 Oct 2012 08:40

First local cover star for Grazia

Idols judge and radio personality Unathi Msengana has been selected as Grazia South Africa's first local cover star.

12 Oct 2012 07:03

Who'll survive the next decade?

Hell, in the blink of an eye, it's 10 years later. I would not have thought a decade would fly by so quickly, but there you are. And if you asked me if a whack had changed in that time, I would've answered "not so much".

By Harry Herber 12 Oct 2012 06:30

Simply Green starts fifth year with redesigned look

The eco-lifestyle magazine, Simply Green, has begun its fifth year on retail and bookstore shelves with a redesigned look.

11 Oct 2012 16:49

Making technical advertising relevant

Open any technical journal and, with a few exceptions, the advertising is dire. The company logo is usually right at the top, highlighting the real problem: the advertiser thinks their ad is all about them.

By Ann Druce 11 Oct 2012 06:23

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