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A paywall is under construction in Facebook's Instant Articles section where the social network has agreements with select outlets to publish directly to the platform, according to a story initially published online at TheStreet |
Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday...

21 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat
NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat

NEW YORK - NBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience...

21 Jul 2017

AFRICA

The 2017 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners
Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

20 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

The CBS logo outside the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, the US.
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CBS, BBC announce global newsgathering tie-up

WASHINGTON - CBS News and the BBC on Thursday announced a new editorial and newsgathering partnership that aims to boost their global strength against rivals such as CNN...

14 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California on 25 March 2015. Zuckerberg introduced the Messenger platform at the event. On Tuesday, 11 July 2017, Facebook announced that Messenger would soon be hosting ads on its home screen |
Ads heading for Messenger home screens globally

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook on Tuesday said that advertisements will begin popping up on Messenger home screens globally after promising tests with users in Australia and Thailand...

12 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Gangnam Style dethroned as top YouTube video
Gangnam Style dethroned as top YouTube video

NEW YORK - Gangnam Style, the quirky South Korean video that spawned a global dance craze and went so viral it nearly broke YouTube, has finally been dethroned as the most watched video...

12 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

US newsstands are increasingly rare as readers turn to online platforms for information |
US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'

WASHINGTON - The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants...

11 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

A selection of Sacatelle's branded bags.
#CSIMonth: The sustainability of bag advertising

Sacatelle founder, Ikey Bensimhon talks about the brand sustainability of bag advertising - they're walking billboards, when you think about it - and the success of branded bags in a world that's slowly moving away from disposable plastic...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Digitally impress through DOOH and social media blending

Integrating social media campaigns with DOOH boosts visibility and reach and allows the audience to become part of the campaign...

3 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

Catalina launches purchase-based digital coupon solution
Catalina launches purchase-based digital coupon solution

Personalised digital media company Catalina is introducing to the US a new purchase-based digital coupon...

29 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Facebook to produce own TV series, games

NEW YORK - Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant's executives said on Monday...

27 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Young Guns Jury (Image supplied)
One Club Young Guns 15 jury selected

The One Club for Creativity has announced the jury members for the Young Guns (YG) 15 programme...

22 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

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Consumers prepared to abandon brands appearing alongside objectionable content

A CMO Council survey in the US, Canada and UK reveals that 48% of consumers will punish brands they love for not using trusted media platforms...

13 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Susan Credle, CCO at FCB Global.
“Show up and stop bashing yourself!” Industry reflections with Susan Credle

I chatted to FCB Global's CCO Susan Credle post-One Show Creative Week about the creative industry in general as a preview for Cannes Lions 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Four realities facing brands today
Four realities facing brands today

We Communications' inaugural ‘Brands in Motion' study uncovers four realities that allow brands to embrace motion...

9 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Pum Lefebure
#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Pum Lefebure

I chatted to the four recently revealed international jury presidents for the Loeries. Next up is Pum Lefebure, co-founder and chief creative officer of Design Army in Washington, DC...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

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#OneShow2017: Reflections with Xolisa Dyeshana

I chatted to SA's own Xolisa Dyeshana, CCO at Joe Public and member of the One Club's international board of directors, post-Creative Week for his One Show reflections...

By Leigh Andrews 26 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Roger Ailes, seen here in a 2006 picture, blended entertainment with conservative politics in creating Fox News | ©  | Frederick M. Brown
How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump...

19 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, at center in 2013 photo at the New York Stock Exchange debut of the social network, is flanked by co-founders Jack Dorsey, at left, and Ev Williams. Stone is returning to work at Twitter after a six-year hiatus |
Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away...

18 May 2017

GLOBAL

#OneShow2017: Final night's winners
#OneShow2017: Final night's winners

Winners of the final 7 categories of the 44th One Show Awards have been announced at Cipriani Wall Street, with SA responsible for a further 6 bronze, 1 silver and 1 gold pencil, which was also crowned ‘best of discipline' for radio, as well as 10 merit awards - this puts us in 10th best country ranking...

13 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies
WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

GLOBAL

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#OneShow2017: Enhancing SA's young creative yield

Today we find out from the One Show's SA Young Ones' student judges' about SA's significant creative talent and why we need to simplify to amplify and better promote design as a career possibility...

By Leigh Andrews 12 May 2017

GLOBAL

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Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub...

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

GLOBAL

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#OneShow2017: Celebrating young creativity with the One Show's Young Ones

With the One Club's Creative Week coming to an end this evening, we find out why's it important to celebrate stand-out young creativity, whether it's the creator or the idea itself that's fresh...

By Leigh Andrews 11 May 2017

GLOBAL

The Twitter exchange.
US teen breaks internet record, spurred by love of nuggets

An American teenager has broken the world record for the most retweets, in a crusade to win a year's supply of his favourite food: chicken nuggets...

11 May 2017

GLOBAL

#OneShow2017: First night's winners!
#OneShow2017: First night's winners!

Winners of the first seven categories of the 44th One Show Awards have been announced at Cipriani Wall Street, with SA responsible for seven bronze pencils and 17 merit awards...

11 May 2017

GLOBAL

Haviland and Van der Nest.
#OneShow2017: Dream come true for SA's Young Ones Portfolio winners

It was a really exciting night for South Africa at The One Show Young Ones Awards, where for the first time ever, South Africa took home three awards...

By Ann Nurock 10 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

2017 AME Awards announces winners
2017 AME Awards announces winners

NEW YORK - The International AME Awards® for the World's Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness? has announced the 2017 award winners...

10 May 2017

GLOBAL

Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of the One Club for Creativity.
#OneShow2017: Kevin Swanepoel on forming a global community for creative individuals

I chatted to Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of the One Club, ahead of One Show Creative Week, live in New York...

By Ann Nurock 10 May 2017

GLOBAL

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#OneShow2017: Judging the Young Ones

You know who's on the Young Ones' judging panel and you know which student portfolios won accolades at the One Show last night. Now find out how judging worked, what the SA contingent was looking for from the global entries and their initial thoughts on the winning portfolios and work...

By Leigh Andrews 9 May 2017

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