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DISCOP Markets.
More than 500 content producers from Africa heading for DISCOP Johannesburg

More than 500 film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge at DISCOP Johannesburg...

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#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in
#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in

As Nicholas Lawrence won Best Breakfast Presenter at the Liberty Radio Awards this year and has only worked in radio for just over a year now, I interviewed him to find out what this win means to him and what it says about loving what you do and doing what you love well...

By Jessica Tennant 18 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

AfricaCom 2017, Cape Town.
AfricaCom 2018 launches the Africa Video Forum

With video content and streaming influencing viewing habits on the African continent, TV Connect Africa has evolved into the Africa Video Forum stream...

14 May 2018

TV celebrity and CEO of Special Effects Media, Danilo Acquisto. Image supplied.
Danilo Acquisto on the online video revolution (Part 2)

At a recent Heavy Chef event, Danilo Acquisto elaborated on the secrets of creating successful online video strategies...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 May 2018

TV celebrity and CEO of Special Effects Media, Danilo Acquisto. © .
Danilo Acquisto on the online video revolution (Part 1)

Everyone is creating online video nowadays and by doing this, bypassing traditional channels, serving hundreds of millions of people their lively forms of content. At a recent Heavy Chef event, Danilo Acquisto shared some secrets of creating successful online video strategies...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 May 2018

John Robison
Why a US tech heavyweight would join a South African tech startup

John Robison joined Yahoo in its startup phase and left the company when it was valued at over $100bn to become VP of IT operations at Netflix. A US engineering and tech expert, he shares why he recently joined the board of Xineoh, a South African AI startup...

3 May 2018

Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced
Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced

The winners of the 22nd Annual Webby Awards have been announced...

26 Apr 2018

Cape Chamber launches marketing initiative to help new businesses
Cape Chamber launches marketing initiative to help new businesses

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has found a way to help new businesses market themselves at a fraction of the normal cost...

24 Apr 2018

Drake and Jeremy Loops rule Spotify's first month in South Africa
Drake and Jeremy Loops rule Spotify's first month in South Africa

One month after Scandinavian streaming service Spotify launched in South Africa, we now have an idea of what locals love listening to...

By Andy Walker 19 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

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Did Barack Obama really say 'Stay woke, bitches' in this viral video?

"Thank you. And stay woke, bitches," is not a quote you'd normally attribute to former US President Barack Obama. But filmmaker Jordan Peele just made this a reality, by using intelligent visual trickery...

By Andy Walker 19 Apr 2018

The age of Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs): The ins and outs from SA's first commercial network
The age of Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs): The ins and outs from SA's first commercial network

As more video content is consumed on the internet, finding the specialists in optimising that content is going to be vital...

By Danilo Acquisto 17 Apr 2018

AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal
AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal

Every week a specially selected African documentary will be available on Channel24 to stream...

16 Apr 2018

BBC content growth for Africa
BBC content growth for Africa

BBC Studios announced at MIPTV this week that Africa has secured over 300 hours of programming from across its portfolio since the start of 2018...

13 Apr 2018

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Three wounded, shooter kills herself after YouTube HQ shootout

Three people were wounded on Tuesday after a shooting broke out at YouTube's California headquarters. The shooter later committed suicide...

By Andy Walker 4 Apr 2018

Screengrab from Makongoza's Fort Review video.
#FortReview: "It's time to hear the black voices in advertising" - Neo Makongoza

It's a touchy subject for some, but completely necessary to explore: Here's how Fort Review is amplifying the need to truly hear the black voices in advertising and stop being creative Jekyll and Hydes...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Mar 2018

10 content video myths busted for your business
10 content video myths busted for your business

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a powerful content video is worth 1,000 pictures. The challenge comes when you have to sit down and choose those 1,000 pictures and create something from them that resonates with people...

By Shae Leigh 29 Mar 2018

Drake © .
Drake breaks new streaming record - in video games

Hip-hop superstar Drake has broken a new record in streaming -- this time in video games...

19 Mar 2018

Chris Querido of Sonar Studios.
"Award-winning work comes from creative compatibility and collaboration" - Sonar Studios

Sonar Studios owner, composer, sound designer and creative director Chris Querido let us in on his successes on the local and global award track over the past year...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Mar 2018

#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers
#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers

Marc du Plessis, joint CEO of Spark Media and head of the Publisher Council of the IAB, gave a keynote address at Future Ad Africa in Johannesburg yesterday on the subject of brand safety, trust and supporting the independent press...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2018

Demand for Pay-TV services from Africa's middle class
Demand for Pay-TV services from Africa's middle class

Zee TV Africa's Harish Goyal to speak at Satellite 2018 In Washington DC on Pay-TV services in Africa...

13 Mar 2018

It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]
It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]

The streaming music world's worst kept secret is finally confirmed to be true: Spotify will today launch in South Africa, the company's representatives confirmed in an email to Memeburn...

By Andy Walker 13 Mar 2018

Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival.
#CannesLions2018: CEO Phil Thomas on the creative year ahead

Jon Ratcliffe sat down with Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival, and spoke to him about his belief that there has been more change in marketing in the last year than the 10 years preceding it, and why they're launching 'ecommerce', 'experience', and 'social and influencer' Lions...

By Jon Ratcliffe 9 Mar 2018

Three applications for video in channel communication
Three applications for video in channel communication

Wynand Smit takes a fresh look at how video can be used in the channel environment, like how AI-enabled video screens can "learn" from the data you create when interacting with them...

By Wynand Smit 7 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

Is Spotify launching in South Africa next week?
Is Spotify launching in South Africa next week?

Well well well. It seems that Swedish music streaming giant Spotify may finally make a play in South Africa....

By Andy Walker 6 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Netflix and bust? Or not?
Netflix and bust? Or not?

Can pay TV stations compete in the digital era? Justin Hewelt, global director for UK-based PayMedia Consulting Group, certainly thinks so. Here, in South Africa for the IAB SA Digital Summit on Thursday, he shares his views on the pay TV world in a Netflix era and other things South African marketers need to know...

27 Feb 2018

Images provided by Danilo Acquisto.
Why brands should focus on community building over the eye-balls approach

Danilo Acquisto writes that brands should build a YouTube presence now, to begin producing content that is relevant and consumable and to avoid the shotgun approach of gaining eyeballs alone...

By Danilo Acquisto 22 Feb 2018

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