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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing

The Festival of Media - the world's largest event dedicated to the $500bn media industry - has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to find the most innovative technology start-ups.

Issued by C Squared 26 Mar 2014 12:03

Second edition of the Pan-African Summit for Media & Communication

With more than 450 campaigns entered last year, the African Cristal Festival has become a true reference in advertising awards and is recognised in local and international rankings. Here's what to expect in 2014...

Issued by Cristal Events 26 Mar 2014 11:11

FOMG speakers: Q&A with Susan Jurevics

Pottermore's CEO, Susan Jurevics, speaker at this year's Festival of Media Global, talks to M&M Global about the website that has carried on the popularity of the world-renowned children's book series and gives her thoughts on this year's festival.

Issued by C Squared 24 Mar 2014 11:14

Have you entered the 2014 Tabbies?

CLEVELAND, US: The 2014 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers.

11 Mar 2014 06:26

Angolan journalist sentenced for airing police station screams

An Angolan court handed an opposition journalist a fine and suspended six-month prison sentence Friday after he broadcast screams coming from a police station live over the radio station for which he works.

12 Feb 2014 10:03

Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

2014 Tabbie Awards open for nominations

CLEVELAND, US: The 2014 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website.

17 Jan 2014 06:47

Cannes Lions 2014 now open for delegate registration

CANNES, FRANCE: Cinemark, the local SA representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, with their passion for both great film and advertising, bring you the latest information from the world's premier advertising festivals.

15 Jan 2014 11:21

Lions Health open for delegate registration: First speakers announced

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health (13-14 June), a new bespoke festival celebrating the power of creativity in healthcare marketing and communications from around the world, is now open for delegate registration.

13 Jan 2014 06:47

Inaugural Lions Health Awards now accepting entries

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health, the new bespoke Festival and Awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications, has opened for entries.

9 Jan 2014 11:38

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013 09:47

'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

Zimbabwe Media Body launches Gender and Professionalism Report

The Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) launched the Gender, Media and Ethics and Professionalism Report to coincide with the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence last week.

By Simba Nembaware 17 Dec 2013 08:07

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

Angolan journo wins top award for anti-corruption fight

NEWSWATCH: There's good and bad news out of Angola: Mail & Guardian reports that an Angolan journalist has won a top award recognising his fight against graft and human rights abuses, and speaking of the latter... a 17-year-old has been imprisoned for allegedly insulting the country's president.

By Rod Baker 8 Nov 2013 06:53

Are you ready for the communication revolution?

When tsunamis hit, you can't choose to avoid the wave. Some things in life are simply bigger than us all and they sweep us away with their global power and revolutionary force. The exploding digital age is creating a communication revolution far greater than you or I could have imagined.

By John French 22 Oct 2013 10:57

Winners of CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards

South Africans, Msindisi Fengu and Yandisa Monakali from The Daily Dispatch, were named overall winners of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2013 on Saturday, 12 October 2013 at the CTICC in Cape Town.

14 Oct 2013 13:44

Isha Sesay on the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards

The 18th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards is taking place tomorrow night, 12 October 2013 at the CTICC where finalists will be recognised for their excellent journalism across the continent.

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Oct 2013 13:40

Zulu TV channel for sub-Saharan Africa

South African arts practitioner Mbongeni Ngema has announced that his company, Committed Artists Records and Films, will unveil a new Zulu TV channel on 30 September 2013 at KZN Music House in Durban.

25 Sep 2013 10:15

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

African brandcrafting: an opportunity for growth

When it comes to international surveys, African brands have some way to go in realising their full potential.

By Chris Human 13 Sep 2013 07:30

The SpaceStation takes top honours at this year's MOST Awards

The SpaceStation walked away with the Overall Media Owner of the Year award at this year's MOST Awards - the first time in the history of the awards that the overall winner came from the digital category.

Issued by The SpaceStation 5 Sep 2013 13:23

Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

BBC opens new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg

The BBC is opening a new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg this month, director of BBC Global News, Peter Horrocks, announced yesterday, Sunday, 1 September.

2 Sep 2013 06:43

No Hlaudi weather at sunny SABC?

NEWSWATCH: And they're back in the news, instead of reporting it... You've got it... the SABC... because it seems its Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants 70% of the news to be positive, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that the 'sunshine' policy is not good news in Media Monitoring Africa' eyes. But some good news anyway, EWN reports that Egyptian authorities have released South African photographer Adil Bradlow.

By Rod Baker 2 Sep 2013 06:29

Telecel Zimbabwe sponsors ZUJ workshops

Telecel Zimbabwe has donated funds to the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) to hold workshops on new media and ICT reporting, reports Humanipo.

26 Aug 2013 14:04

'Anti gay' law furore Western media invention: Mutko

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has accused western media of overplaying the anti-gay issue that has plagued the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

19 Aug 2013 12:09

Social media or social menace?

In May 2013, Facebook was forced to change its policies after an outcry it received about some Facebook pages, posts and photos that glorified violence against women. Autistic individuals have been stalked, threatened and abused online. When Caroline Criado-Perez recently started her campaign for a woman to be featured on British bank notes, little did she know that she would be the subject of intense threats of sexual violence.

By Dr Anderson Uvie-Emegbo 16 Aug 2013 11:21

The do's and don'ts of event PR

I recently spoke to a few clients and prospects about their presence at the upcoming AfricaCom industry event, held annually in Cape Town, South Africa and Africa's largest communications congress and exhibition.

By Maria Muller 8 Aug 2013 07:36

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