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Catch a wake-up!

The one thing that's certain when talking about anything relating to media is that if you have three people involved in the discussion, you'll get three opinions. Not only three opinions, but, indeed, three opinions that can be objectively rationalised and supported with defined case studies that empirically prove each case.

By Harry Herber 28 Jan 2013 12:55

Competition takes home renovations to new levels

Tuis/Home magazine, South Africa's practical guide to beautiful living, once again proves that home renovations need not cost the earth and can be wholly rewarding - as entrants to their annual 'Fix it with Flair' competition keep discovering.

28 Jan 2013 10:27

Winner of Car Engineering Challenge 2012 ready for work

The winner of Car Engineering Challenge 2012, engineering graduate Michael Garces de Gois is ready for a career as an automotive engineer with General Motors South Africa. He will join GM's Graduate-in-Training programme that starts in March 2013.

28 Jan 2013 09:45

[2013 trends] A virtuous cycle - appscriptions, augmented, apocalypses and other apt trends

The world is more interdependent and interconnected than ever before. Technology is ensuring the free flow of ideas, information and energy; creative co-operation and influence; and is bringing change across the globe that is happening at an unprecedented and accelerated rate.

By Gisele Wertheim Aymes 25 Jan 2013 12:59

CAR sees 'that' ad, and does their ad

All revved up and ready to go, CAR decided that what with bank advertising campaigns being top of mind around now, and the ANC blowing their top, what better time to show that when the magazine advertises (on radio this time), it does so on all cylinders...

25 Jan 2013 11:19

Attacking traditional media is not the way to sell digital marketing

For years, digital agencies and publishers have tried to sell the value of their medium by attacking traditional media such as television, print and outdoor. These old-fashioned channels are outdated, we are told; they are irrelevant and taking their last breaths of life in a market that is shifting over to digital platforms.

By Melody Maker 25 Jan 2013 04:05

[2013 trends] Media and advertising regulation in 2013

So here we are in 2013 - the Mayan trend predictions for 2012 having spectacularly failed to materialise, leaving some of us with hangovers and debt that we had secretly hoped would be wiped clean in a Mayan-flavoured apocalypse. Now is the time for us to look into our crystal balls, and see if we can get our predictions for media and advertising regulation a bit more spot-on than the poor Mayans did.

By Gail Schimmel 24 Jan 2013 12:05

MSC Cruises' launches 'moments' TV campaign

MSC Cruises is launching a new TV advertising campaign based on a series of moments. Both unexpected and spontaneous, they are inspired by the company's unique Mediterranean spirit and way of life.

24 Jan 2013 10:07

[2013 trends] Predictions for the retail sector

A transformation is in motion amongst shoppers and retailers country-wide. Consumers are becoming more discerning and demanding, and retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to innovate, offer quality and savings - all in one eco-friendly package! Here are some interesting trends for the retail sector that I've identified for 2013.

By Gareth Pearson 23 Jan 2013 12:48

[2013 trends] The year of the snake

Context is king, but knowing what's around the next corner takes a little more than 20/20 vision. To find out what trends, innovations or environmental changes could affect your brand's future in 2013, here's some foresight.

By Oresti Patricios 22 Jan 2013 09:55

Business Report article a generalisation - govt

A newspaper report accusing ministers of being disrespectful towards the media was based on "generalisation" and was unfortunate, the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said.

22 Jan 2013 09:55

Print ads most successful way to reach consumers

Despite the myth that consumers do not notice advertising anymore, research results in fact show the exact opposite; and what's more, these results also prove print advertising's efficacy, says Ask Afrika's Dr Amelia Richards, client services director for the company.

22 Jan 2013 09:16

Popular Mechanics gets 'in the zone'

The February issue of Popular Mechanics, on sale today, showcases a compelling line-up of gadgets, gaming, leisure activities, sci-tech and other features directed specifically at the curious teenagers who make up an increasingly important segment of the brand's audience. The custom-produced content forms part of PM Zone, the magazine's new bound-in teen supplement that made its debut last month.

21 Jan 2013 08:35

Rhino the newsmaker... press club gored

NEWSWATCH: 2012 saw news around Marikana, Zumaville, Julius Malema and the school textbook crisis, but the National Press Club decided rhino in South Africa was the 2012 Newsmaker of The Year - and that led to some strident criticism, reports Times Live.

By Rod Baker 21 Jan 2013 06:06

Copyright and the world of online news

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online sources.

By Ilse du Plessis 16 Jan 2013 06:29

Caxton takes a bigger stake in TM

NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports Caxton has boosted its stake in Times Media Group.

16 Jan 2013 06:24

[2013 trends] The old 'new' rules for language

Here's my list of old 'new' language rules for 2013: things that have evolved over the last few years, things pro writers are using in certain contexts and things you will see more and more in today's writing, now that you know what to look for. [Please note: the listed items are to be used only in light of the mini-disclaimer at the bottom.]

By Tiffany Markman 15 Jan 2013 12:05

[2013 trends] Social media marketing and the youth

The following is a breakdown of social media marketing trends for 2013.This year I take a look at both external (the youth market) and internal (business marketing efforts) trends that I predict will play a crucial role in further cementing the role of social media marketing in the overall marketing strategies for most brands and businesses seeking to effectively engage the youth market through social media platforms.

By Bradley Maseko 15 Jan 2013 01:02

[2013 trends] Who said magazines are dead?

What an interesting dilemma it was for me moving into publishing almost three years ago. The glossy was HERO and digital was a very, very bad word indeed. But I was excited that, for first time, I could really get to grips with CONTENT. In advertising that's the missing, quintessential link. In order to understand where I am headed here, let me contextualise my thinking by way of illustrating a historical, time-stamped journey of sorts.

By Sue Disler 14 Jan 2013 14:44

[2013 trends] Time of choices, decisions for strategic marketing management

Last year was certainly an economic roller-coaster ride. In 2013, marketers will need to look through the uncertainty and make some longer-term plans, as well as choices and decisions, on how they will steer their brands forward. So here are some of the decisions and choices to be made in 2013, in no particular order...

By Darren Woolley 14 Jan 2013 14:14

The Media magazine kicks off Jan with a bang

The Media magazine kicks off its January 2013 offering with a hard-hitting investigative slant into black market magazine trading which has led to arrests. Contributors include Raymond Louw, Jacques du Preez, Paula Slier, Harry Herber, Okyerebea Ampofo-Anti and Howard Thomas.

11 Jan 2013 09:58

Mental wellness magazine launched

At the end of November 2012, a new magazine, Thrive, was launched to specifically address mental health in the hope of helping end the stifling silence surrounding mental illness. Pick n Pay Pharmacy sponsored the launch issue.

11 Jan 2013 08:47

10th Tabbie Awards open for nominations

CLEVELAND, US: The 2013 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers. The Tabbies, the editorial and design awards program run by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), is again partnering with the US's American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), New Zealand's Magazine Publishers Association (MPA), South Africa's SAFREA, Australia's Society of Editors NSW and the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa (MPASA).

10 Jan 2013 09:23

New PRISM Awards categories generate strong interest

The seven Awards Categories introduced into last year's PRISM Awards are attracting growing interest from entrants. With a record number of entries expected for the 2013 PRISM Awards and the entry deadline of 25 January looming, organisers are being inundated with queries.

9 Jan 2013 10:15

New men's glossy Business Class hits the road in January

Times Media's new upmarket men's magazine will launch in March. Business Class will be a 60+ page glossy magazine delivered to 70,000 selected subscribers of The Sunday Times Business Times in LSM 9 & 10 areas.

7 Jan 2013 13:33

Easy DIY announces new editor

Easy DIY is pleased to announce that Angela Richardson, founder of Seed Creative Projects, has been appointed editor of Easy DIY from the winter issue of 2013 (on sale May 2013).

7 Jan 2013 09:51

Millward Brown's Futures Group: Top 10 emerging digital, media trends for 2013

NEW YORK, US: Millward Brown, a global research agency, expert in helping companies grow great brands, has released its annual top 10 digital and media predictions, highlighting growing trends in the media sector.

7 Jan 2013 06:22

Most Popular lists for 2012 for Bizcommunity Marketing & Media SA

Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Marketing & Media South Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles, those that drew the most comment, our most-read contributors, our most-visited galleries - and the ads from the Ornico Ad Showcase that got you voting.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 Jan 2013 11:30

Naspers 'head and shoulders above its rivals'

JSE-listed Naspers is now less of a media company and more a diversified technology investor - becoming one of few global conglomerates to achieve this feat.

By Nick Hedley 3 Jan 2013 09:42

Global Traveler names South African Airways 'Airline of the Year'

South African Airways (SAA) has won Global Traveler's highest honour, being named "Airline of the Year" by the publication for global business travellers and fans of luxury travel.

24 Dec 2012 09:36

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