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Social network: It won't pay if you don't play

There are no experts on Twitter and Facebook and I'd do a careful check on the credentials of any "consultant" you might be thinking of paying to advise your company or train your staff on how best to use them.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 2 Nov 2012 15:32

Loeries top 10 brands, agencies

The organisers say it has been a successful year for the Loeries, with the second largest number of entries received since 2008 - over 3,000 entry submissions from across Africa and the Middle East.

2 Nov 2012 11:34

Dave Erasmus retires from The Witness

Dave Erasmus is retiring from The Witness today after 46 years with the company. He started at The Witness fresh from his Matric year at Estcourt, High School, in the advertising department of newspaper in 1966 and rose to classified advertising manager.

31 Oct 2012 11:26

Isolezwe journo scoops SATMA

Isolezwe journalist, Charles Khuzwayo, was honoured with the Best Journalist in the print category at the South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMAs) held at the East London International Convention Centre, on Saturday, 27 October.

Issued by Independent Newspapers KZN 31 Oct 2012 09:08

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

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President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his claim for damages against a Zapiro cartoon published in the Sunday Times and agreed to pay half of its legal costs, according to the newspaper on Saturday.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

Zuma vs Zapiro: Zuma blinks

NEWSWATCH: It seems the "Mangaung Factor" could be at work... According to a Mail & Guardian report, Zuma has dropped his R1m claim that Zapiro's "rape" cartoon harmed his (Zuma's) dignity, and he's cut his claim for defamation from R4m to R100,000 - and he wants Zapiro to say "Sorry".

26 Oct 2012 16:24

Fast food ads benefit from newspaper, radio

Ads24's media neutral research survey, Path to Persuasion, revealed that newspapers are an effective media advertising format for the fast food category, alongside television, and at a lower cost.

24 Oct 2012 10:22

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

Daily Sun GM Minette Ferreira on new TV show

South Africa's biggest and most boisterous tabloid is launching Daily Sun TV tonight - which is a first for a newspaper in our country. Bizcommunity speaks to Minette Ferreira, GM of the Daily Sun and City Press, about the thinking behind the move and where the paper, with more than 5.5-million readers, is going with its other brand extensions.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 16 Oct 2012 13:53

PwC study shows online editions attracting more readers

SA is experiencing an increase in the growth of readership for traditional newspapers and a developing digital market‚ in contrast to the more developed countries‚ which are seeing a migration of readers to online platforms‚ according to a new survey by professional services group PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

16 Oct 2012 10:41

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

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

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

It's time to fight back - Indie Trust's Ann Crotty

Is the workers' trust that is aiming to acquire a stake in Independent Newspapers a crazy idea or could it actually fly? As the Irish parent company, Independent News & Media, is casting around for buyers for SA's largest newspaper group, Business Report's Ann Crotty tells Bizcommunity how the trust is working, why it's getting a better reception in SA than in Ireland and what she believes must be done to save the resource-starved South African group.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 10 Oct 2012 11:22

Bank ads best in newsprint

Ads24's Path to Persuasion researched the banking sector in June 2011. It shows what consumers use the various media channels for, an important consideration alongside reach and cost effectiveness. South Africa's banks that want consumers to switch to their offering, should reportedly be considering newspapers advertising in their marketing mix.

8 Oct 2012 10:09

Entries for Die Burger Cycle Tour open today

Entries for the Western Cape's second-biggest road cycling event, Die Burger Cycle Tour, open today, 8 October 2012, at 13H00. The tour, set to take place on Sunday, 2 December, features a 92km route for experienced cyclists, and a 44km route that is ideal for novice cyclists.

Issued by Die Burger 8 Oct 2012 10:05

The media must not give South Africans a raw deal leading to Mangaung

Last week marked the beginning of a very significant period for the ANC if not the whole of South Africa. The ruling party officially opened the leadership nomination process at all its branches leading to 53rd ANC National Conference in December. Already on Monday, the Eastern Cape ANC Youth League had put names forward for the top six.

By Talifhani Munzhedzi 8 Oct 2012 07:32

Sweeping reforms to press regulations announced

On Wednesday 3 October 2012, the Press Council of South Africa announced sweeping reforms to press regulations at an event at Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg. Much stronger public participation in the Press Council of South Africa and its adjudication procedures is the most notable change.

5 Oct 2012 07:25

SAARF AMPS Jun 2012: Most South Africans remain true to their media

With the release of the latest All Media and Products Survey, AMPS Jun 12, by the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF), the broad-strokes view of the media industry indicates that South Africa's media players are showing positive audience results midway through the year.

4 Oct 2012 12:05

Polokwane mayor settles with City Press

The executive mayor of Polokwane in Limpopo, Freddy Greaver, and the City Press newspaper have reached a settlement over his defamation case, editor Ferial Haffajee said on Wednesday.

4 Oct 2012 11:16

Why agencies don't advertise themselves

In a recent article on Bizcommunity, PR pundit Peter Mann asks the pertinent question "Why Don't Agencies Advertise?"

By Grahame Hall 4 Oct 2012 07:52

New weekly columnists for Business Day

Business Day has introduced new columnists to is stable of contributors to give their views on business and political issues facing South Africa and the rest of the continent.

2 Oct 2012 11:36

Resistance to Info Bill to continue

NEWSWATCH: According to R2K, the proposed Protection of State Information Bill is still a draconian piece of legislation, reports IOL, while the ConCourt has found that certain provisions of the Films and Publications Act are unconstitutional and invalid, reports Mail & Guardian. Meanwhile, the organisers of Joburg Pride are not feeling "so lekker" towards Jacaranda FM, reports The Citizen.

1 Oct 2012 07:57

The Citizen fires photographer over 'doctored' cover photo

NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports that the The Citizen has fired Johann "Slang" Hattingh after he allegedly tweeted about an image on the cover that was doctored to clone out the bodies of two of the South Africans killed in Kabul.

By Rod Baker 28 Sep 2012 07:13

Secrecy bill: R2K to march in Pretoria

On Friday 28 September 2012, International Right to Know Day, the planned R2K Gauteng march in Pretoria on the Union Buildings will take place, despite police non-compliance. The march continues to voice the remaining concerns over the Secrecy Bill.

27 Sep 2012 09:51

Malema in court: Sanef threatens legal action over expulsion of journalists

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has issued a statement in which it says it is concerned at the forcible expulsion of journalists from the Polokwane Magistrates Court ahead of the appearance of Julius Malema this morning.

26 Sep 2012 13:25

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