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#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

Ke Yona (it's time) for #Ads24diski18!
Ke Yona (it's time) for #Ads24diski18!

As excitement builds for the World Cup semi-finals, Ads24 kicked off its own series of high-energy football-styled activations last week to showcase the reach of its popular mass market titles...

Issued by Ads24 11 Jul 2018

The Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) bestowed honorary life membership of the FCJ on Joe Thloloe, chairperson of the judging panel of the FCJ Excellence Awards. Here Thloloe receives a gift from Hugo Redelinghuys (executive director of the FCJ) to mark the occasion.
FCJ Excellence Awards 2017: Winners announced!

The winners of the 2017 FCJ Excellence Awards were announced at a glamorous event on Friday, 29 June at the Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion...

3 Jul 2018

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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shooting

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...

29 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra
#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group was recently elected VP of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra)...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jun 2018

Left image: Alan Paton Award for non-fiction: Bongani Siqoko, Bongani Ngqulunga and Olivia-Jay Pretorius. Right image: Barry Ronge Fiction Prize L-R Bongani Siqoko, Harry Kalmer and Olivia-Jay Pretorius.
Winners of 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

The Sunday Times Literary Awards winners were announced at a gala dinner held at The Venue, Melrose Arch, on Saturday 23 June...

25 Jun 2018

Bongani Chinkanda
Marketing to the next generation at the speed of culture

Bongani Chinkanda, CEO of HDI Youth Marketeers, the agency that conducts the research for the Sunday Times Generation Next study, released last week, provided an overview at the conference, which took place on Thursday, 14 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

Wan-Ifra's International Color Quality Club 2018-2020 winners
Wan-Ifra's International Color Quality Club 2018-2020 winners

The winners of the International Color Quality Club 2018-2020 contest (ICQC) has been announced...

21 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna
#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna

Knysna Tourism's #SpiritofKnysna campaign pays homage to Knysna's scenic beauty, people and unique spirit, demonstrating the destinations resilience to rise above the trauma of the past year...

20 Jun 2018

The 2018 Cannes Lions Print & Publishing Lions Grand Prix went to Brazil's Africa Sao Paolo for AB InBev Budweiser's 'Tagwords.'
#CannesLions2018: Print & Publishing Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 19 June with the 2018 Cannes Print & Publishing Lions announced during the Communication award ceremony, with SA bringing home two silver wins...

19 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Print & Publishing Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: Print & Publishing Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Print & Publishing Lions shortlist has been released, with SA seeing two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2018...

18 Jun 2018

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PSS announces Frewin, McCall and Mervis finalists

The Publishers Support Services (PSS) has announced the 2018 finalists of the Frewin, McCall and Joel Mervis Awards...

13 Jun 2018

South Africa's Lisa MacLeod elected as first female vice president of Wan-Ifra
South Africa's Lisa MacLeod elected as first female vice president of Wan-Ifra

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group, South Africa has been elected vice president of Wan-Ifra...

12 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Tips to avoid working overtime, enhance your creative flow

Young workers often struggle with work-life balance. You're looking to prove yourself as you're literally the new kid on the block at work, but that doesn't have to result in endless overtime - even in the creative industries...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2018

A new Wan-Ifra report examines why publisher ad alliances make sense
A new Wan-Ifra report examines why publisher ad alliances make sense

A new Wan-Ifra report examines how publishers around the world are now joining advertising alliances to grow revenues....

5 Jun 2018

Finalists announced for FCJ Excellence Awards 2017
Finalists announced for FCJ Excellence Awards 2017

The finalists for the 2017 FCJ Excellence Awards have been announced...

1 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition

Malta's media landscape is surreal - a cornucopia of competition completely disproportionate to the archipelago's 460,000 population size...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 18 May 2018

Shortlisted authors for the 2018 Allan Paton Award: Sisonke Msimang (Always Another Country- A Memoir of Exile and Home); Dr Bongani Ngqulunga (The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme); Thuli Nhlapo ( Colour Me Yellow- Searching For My Family's Truth); Bongani Siqoko, editor of the Sunday Times; Thandeka Gquleka (No Longer Whispering to Power- The Story of Thuli Madonsela); and Russel Clarke from Bookstorm representing Stuart Doran (Kingdom, Power, Glory- Mugabe, Zanu and the Quest for Supremacy, 1960-187). © Masi Losi.
Shortlist finalists for 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

The Sunday Times Literary Awards shortlists for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, have been announced...

14 May 2018

Real news sells
Real news sells

Not only did The Citizen grow their circulation figures by 4% compared with the immediate previous quarter, but they also showed a 4% year-on-year growth...

Issued by The Citizen 14 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day
#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day

Lukanyo Mnyanda recently returned to South Africa from Bloomberg in Edinburgh to join Business Day (where he worked as economics editor after graduating) this time as editor, succeeding Tim Cohen...

By Jessica Tennant 10 May 2018

Newspapers ABC Q1 2018: Some positives for press
Newspapers ABC Q1 2018: Some positives for press

Despite a decline of 4.4 % on the prior year, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) total newspaper circulation increased by 0.8% on the previous quarter, bucking the prior quarter's trend of overall declines...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

Wan-Ifra's Publish Asia Conference taking place this year in Bali. © .
Wan-Ifra Asian Digital Media Awards: Winners announced

Malaysia makes a clean sweep of Newspaper Breaking News Article category and India takes top three spots in Best in Newspaper Marketing at Wan-Ifra's Digital Media Awards...

2 May 2018

Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities
Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities

Caxton's local newspapers keep their surrounding communities informed about the latest happenings in the area. But their community investment goes so much further than news...

Issued by SPARK Media 20 Apr 2018

Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media
Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media

Tiso Blackstar Group has clarified its position, that it is in fact performing well and ahead of expectations, following what it calls misleading reporting by Independent Media...

19 Apr 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends
#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Sherlin Barends, radio presenter on KFM 94.5's #KFMMornings, which was announced as best commercial breakfast show at the recent Liberty Radio Awards...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Apr 2018

Mathatha Tsedu, Sikuvile Awards judging panel convener judge. © .
Sikuvile Awards closing date a week away

The closing date for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards is set at 25 April - just a week away...

17 Apr 2018

Winners of the Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards, in Copenhagen on 10 April 2018. Image supplied.
Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards 2018 winners announced

The Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards 2018 winners were announced at a special ceremony at the end of the first day of the Digital Media Europe Conference in Copenhagen...

11 Apr 2018

The Herald to launch revamped HeraldLIVE with Boomtown-created engagement campaign
The Herald to launch revamped HeraldLIVE with Boomtown-created engagement campaign

South Africa's oldest newspaper, The Herald, is jumping into the digital world with both feet and running a launch campaign with the help of Boomtown, to drive awareness of its new HeraldLIVE online platform...

Issued by Boomtown 6 Apr 2018

Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but how many people actually fall for April Fool's headlines...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

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