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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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SOUTH AFRICA

123RF
WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday announced it would begin sharing subscriber data with parent Facebook, giving advertisers better access to information on WhatsApp's one billion-strong user base...

3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Marian Cramers
The future of social media analytics

With image-based social networks on the rise, the latest being Instagram, Pinterest and more recently Snapchat, businesses are increasingly adopting social media analytics tools to gain insights from social data to drive strategy...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter axes 235,000 more accounts in terror crackdown
Twitter axes 235,000 more accounts in terror crackdown

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter announced on Thursday that it had cut off 235,000 accounts during the past six months in a heightened crackdown on use of the global messaging service to promote violent extremist causes.

19 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Univision wins bid to buy Gawker Media
Univision wins bid to buy Gawker Media

Univision has won the bidding for embattled Gawker Media, which recently filed for bankruptcy after being ordered to pay $140 million to Hulk Hogan for releasing his sex tape...

18 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Huffington Post founder leaves for wellness startup
Huffington Post founder leaves for wellness startup

Arianna Huffington, founder of the online Huffington Post news site that has become a global phenomenon, announced on Thursday she was stepping down to launch a nonprofit group focused on health and wellness...

16 Aug 2016

UNITED STATES

Newspapers rethink paywalls as digital efforts sputter
Newspapers rethink paywalls as digital efforts sputter

WASHINGTON: Paywalls were supposed to help rescue newspapers from the crisis of sinking print circulation as readers shifted to getting their news online...

12 Aug 2016

UNITED STATES

Apple and Microsoft unholster new gun emojis
Apple and Microsoft unholster new gun emojis

Apple and Microsoft on Friday appeared to be aiming in opposite directions with freshly unholstered gun emojis...

8 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon
Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon

Yahoo agreed to sell its core assets to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company...

25 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Facebook Messenger hits one billion users
Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said on Wednesday the number of users of its Messenger application had topped one billion, a key milestone as it seeks to expand the platform to new services...

22 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Twitter eases process for verified accounts
Twitter eases process for verified accounts

WASHINGTON: Twitter said on Tuesday it was streamlining the process for creating verified accounts, a move likely to boost the number of users with a "blue badge" icon...

21 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

New social media tools empower citizen journalism
New social media tools empower citizen journalism

It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before...

19 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Messaging app Line rockets 40% in opening US trade
Messaging app Line rockets 40% in opening US trade

Shares in the messaging app Line, a hit in Asia, surged 40 percent in opening trade in New York on Thursday in a market hungry for the newest technology IPO...

15 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Survey reveals executive thoughts on digital transformation
Survey reveals executive thoughts on digital transformation

IFS's Digital Transformation Survey has unveiled how senior decision makers in 20+ countries view the need for digital transformation...

13 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile news surges, newspapers fall further: US poll
Mobile news surges, newspapers fall further: US poll

WASHINGTON: Americans are increasingly turning to their mobile devices for news, with print newspapers losing more ground, a poll showed Thursday...

8 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

World's Best Financial Advertising awards opens for entries
World's Best Financial Advertising awards opens for entries

The Midas Awards for the World's Best Financial Advertising has opened for entries. The Midas Awards is the only awards show to recognise excellence in financial marketing and advertising...

7 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Vice Media acquires majority stake in Garage magazine
Vice Media acquires majority stake in Garage magazine

SAN FRANCISCO: Vice Media on Tuesday announced that it has bought a controlling interest in Garage magazine, a twice-annual publication founded by the wife of a Russian billionaire.

6 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

BlackBerry kills off its classic smartphone
BlackBerry kills off its classic smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO: BlackBerry on Tuesday said that it is killing off its Classic smartphone with a physical keyboard as part of an effort to modernize its lineup...

6 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

WPP invests in hip-hop media company
WPP invests in hip-hop media company

Through WPP Ventures, based in Silicon Valley, WPP is making a strategic investment in All Def Digital (ADD), a US digital media company founded by hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, in 2013...

1 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Five ways to market your small business on a shoestring budget
Five ways to market your small business on a shoestring budget

Marketing is crucial for your small business, and it is that one thing that makes your business stand out from the crowd. Many entrepreneurs have to struggle when it comes to raising the advertising funds...

By Hicks Crawford 30 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Hicks Crawford
Top three strategies to communicate your brand voice to customers and employees

In today's complex and ever-changing global economy, simply having a brand isn't enough; your brand has to be an experience...

By Hicks Crawford 23 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Digital is not rescuing troubled US newspapers
Digital is not rescuing troubled US newspapers

WASHINGTON: The grim news for newspapers: digital is doing little to rescue them from their deepening woes...

17 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Gannett maintains offer for LA Times owner
Gannett maintains offer for LA Times owner

WASHINGTON: USA Today publisher Gannett said on Tuesday it would maintain its $864m offer for newspaper rival Tribune Publishing, saying a tie-up would be good for both companies...

8 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Four secrets to live streaming success
Four secrets to live streaming success

People are ditching cable every day, but they still want to watch live TV. Here are the secrets to live streaming TV that is better than cable...

By Peter Davidson 7 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

First round of jury members selected for D&AD Impact
First round of jury members selected for D&AD Impact

Executives from Droga5, Getty Images, IDEO, Squarespace, Unilever and Warby Parker have been selected as D&AD Impact jury presidents, along with the judges who will play an integral role in this distinctive, new global award show...

6 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Twitter moves to curb nastiness at Periscope
Twitter moves to curb nastiness at Periscope

Twitter on Tuesday moved to further stifle abusive commentary at its live video streaming application Periscope...

2 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Facebook extends lead as news gateway: study
Facebook extends lead as news gateway: study

WASHINGTON: Facebook has become an important news source for close to half of American adults, a study showed on Thursday amid increased scrutiny over the social network's gateway role...

30 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat snaps up new funding
Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat snaps up new funding

Snapchat, the fast-growing application known for its disappearing messages, disclosed Thursday it has raised more than $1.8bn in new funding...

27 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Tribune Publishing rejects boosted Gannett bid
Tribune Publishing rejects boosted Gannett bid

Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing on Monday rejected a sweetened takeover offer from newspaper rival Gannett but left the door open to discussions on a potential tie-up...

24 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Torch Award presented by Jillian Mercado
Torch Award presented by Jillian Mercado

The winning team of the New York Festivals Torch Awards received its award from IMG model and fashion blogger, Jillian Mercado on 19 May 2016...

19 May 2016

UNITED STATES

You... Be the Judge! Contest opens in New York
You... Be the Judge! Contest opens in New York

Advertising creatives can enter to be part of the virtual judging panel of the World's Best Advertising competition, through the third annual 'You... Be the Judge! contest'...

11 May 2016

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