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“Space and calmness” – is that your market?

I think it's a fair assumption to make that writers (rather like media planners) should know what their target market and/or readers is/are...

By Chris Brewer 43 minutes ago

Stop telling people print is dead. Please!
Stop telling people print is dead. Please!

How many of you are guilty of recycling the phrase 'print is dead'?

By Chris Gregory 2 days ago

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What makes content marketing return ongoing results?

Content marketing is defined as a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience...

By Chemory Gunko 18 Jan 2017

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What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 Jan 2017

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Five tips to break through a noisy media landscape

Most media owners agree that selling advertising is tougher than ever in an industry that has become cluttered and fragmented...

By Charlie Wannell 13 Dec 2016

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The swing of pernicious media influence

I'm getting seriously worried about the changing media in South Africa (and throughout the world, for that matter)...

By Chris Brewer 5 Dec 2016

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#AMASAAwards2016: Banking on a winner

The banking sector strutted its creative spirit at the recent AMASA Awards with Nedbank and Standard Bank both taking top honours...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Oct 2016

Finding the sticky spaghetti
Finding the sticky spaghetti

As consumers' patterns of consumption dictate, with content aggregated and apps serving up information to people that is useful and relevant to them, media brands will matter less and less...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Oct 2016

Changing the face of business
Changing the face of business

The face of business is changing and in keeping with that change Times Media has redesigned its main print products and recently launched BusinessLIVE, a website that consolidates content, business and financial audiences...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Oct 2016

Graham Deneys
Did we just hear an industry rumble?

A seismic shift is taking place in our industry and adjustments are being made as the tremors grow louder and more frequent. Those at the forefront are mobilising to ensure that when the full quake comes they will be 100% ready...

By Graham Deneys, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 20 Oct 2016

Defining women in media
Defining women in media

The benefit of equality in gender is immense. According to McKinsey, if women play the same role as men by 2025 they will add US$28tn to the African economy...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Oct 2016

South Africa's media landscape: what will 2020 hold?
South Africa's media landscape: what will 2020 hold?

A new PwC report has laid out predictions for the South African media and entertainment landscape by 2020...

By Hadlee Simons 11 Oct 2016

[Newsmaker] Veronica Katay joins Outdoor Network
[Newsmaker] Veronica Katay joins Outdoor Network

Veronica Katay has joined Outdoor Network's Johannesburg office as key accounts manager. She has 20 years experience in the media and out of home industry...

By Beverley Klein 10 Oct 2016

I have a dream...
I have a dream...

Ciao Bella, a women empowerment initiative aimed at uplifting the lives of young women, is the dream of Alarece Eaton, HR manager group of the MediaShop...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Sep 2016

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#TRENDING: The experience economy

In order to earn the attention of consumers, brands need to create experiences that they can share...

By Louise Marsland 26 Sep 2016

SABC, where art thou channels?
SABC, where art thou channels?

The media's obsequious reportage on Hlaudi made me ponder on a few things that, in my opinion, need attention at the SABC. Frankly, I have heard enough of Hlaudi this, Hlaudi that...

By Bonnie Ramaila 26 Sep 2016

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A world of differences

The African entertainment and media industry faces profound disruption, but it is exactly within this disruption that companies are finding opportunities...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Sep 2016

The MediaShop receiving their MOST Media Agency of the Year Award.
It's the MOST wonderful time of the year

The MediaShop Johannesburg and DStv took top honours at last night's MOST Awards, with The MediaShop taking home the MOST Full Service Media agency 2106, a category that the Media Shop has won in five previous years...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Sep 2016

SA's anti-piracy startup Custos raises $420k from TIA
SA's anti-piracy startup Custos raises $420k from TIA

Stellenbosch-based bitcoin bounty startup Custos Media Technologies has raised another round of funding, this time from South Africa's Technology Innovation Agency...

By Tom Jackson 30 Aug 2016

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The value of data for media analysis

Data has become a critical element for the growth of the digital society. And while its importance transcends industries, it is especially in media analysis where it has enabled brands, agencies, and journalists to become more effective...

By Jaco Pienaar 29 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: There is no glass ceiling if you keep building
#WomensMonth: There is no glass ceiling if you keep building

Taryn Copeman is the director of strategy at Mark1, a digital media company. Coming from a creative and publishing background, Copeman brings 12 years of experience into her role...

By Beverley Klein 23 Aug 2016

Siphe Macanda
Seekers of truth

Despite the internal and externals that journalists face every day, the industry is strong, delivering excellent work in newspapers. This excellence was on display last night...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Live in the moment
#WomensMonth: Live in the moment

Bianca Quinn-Diavastos is the sales and marketing director at 25AM, an independent online media agency. Quinn Diavastos gained experience in marketing and digital strategy before moving to 25AM...

By Beverley Klein 15 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth Newsmaker: Sarah Holtshousen from MaxAxion
#WomensMonth Newsmaker: Sarah Holtshousen from MaxAxion

Sarah Holtshousen was recently appointed as the sales account manager at MaxAxion. With digital marketing experience mainly in the mobile sphere, her focus will now be on programmatic media...

By Beverley Klein 15 Aug 2016

What matters is journalism, wild ideas and crazy people
What matters is journalism, wild ideas and crazy people

Good journalism is good business, and it is also an essential profession for the political and democratic health of any nation...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jul 2016

[Newsmaker] Jonathan Everest from Outdoor Network
[Newsmaker] Jonathan Everest from Outdoor Network

Jonathan Everest recently joined Outdoor Network's Johannesburg office as head of sales - Street Furniture. He plans to grow sales in the street furniture division, as well as expand the company's business offering...

By Beverley Klein 25 Jul 2016

A pinch, a punch or business as usual?
A pinch, a punch or business as usual?

Are freelance creatives feeling or starting to feel the pinch of recession? If you are, is there anything you can do about it? I investigated...

By Tiffany Markman 20 Jul 2016

[Newsmaker] Lerato Tshabalala - editor of The Afropolitan
[Newsmaker] Lerato Tshabalala - editor of The Afropolitan

Lerato Tshabalala has been appointed as the new editor for The Afropolitan magazine. She's set to bring a fresh new editorial outlook to the publication, which readers have been enjoying for the past 10 years.

By Beverley Klein 18 Jul 2016

Discount-based media buying #mustfall
Discount-based media buying #mustfall

Media buying (online in particular) is evolving. Believe it or not, your target audience is smart. It's no longer about placing an advert during the 8pm news or a banner ad on a news website...

By Jacques du Bruyn 12 Jul 2016

Janine Lazarus
Adapt or Die (with my apologies to Pieter-Dirk Uys)

It's no easy task to put the crazy trajectory of over three decades in journalism down on paper - let alone to make sense of it all. Save to say that apart from a few well-meaning 'tweaks' here and there, I would have had it no other way...

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 12 Jul 2016

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