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Enough plankton, and you sir, have a whale

It has been a couple of weeks of belief and varying degrees of success...

By Damon Stapleton 18 Jul 2018

The importance of media training
The importance of media training

Keshia Patchiappen states five reasons for why media training is essential when facing journalists in the firing line...

By Keshia Patchiappen 4 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The spin doctor of Malta
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The spin doctor of Malta

Abroad, when politicians sponsor the football teams in their districts or dish out hampers and bottles of wine during electoral campaigns, they call it vote-buying. In Malta, these politicians are described as 'benefactors'...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 29 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra
#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group was recently elected VP of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra)...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jun 2018

Bongani Chinkanda
Marketing to the next generation at the speed of culture

Bongani Chinkanda, CEO of HDI Youth Marketeers, the agency that conducts the research for the Sunday Times Generation Next study, released last week, provided an overview at the conference, which took place on Thursday, 14 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

Jason Xenopoulos |
#CannesLions2018: The Art of Branded Entertainment according to VML's Xenopoulos

As part of the 2017 Cannes Lions Branded Entertainment jury, Jason Xenopoulos, VML global chief vision officer and EMEA CCO, collaborated with the jury to write a book called The Art of Branded Entertainment, which was launched just one year later at Cannes Lions 2018 on Tuesday, 19 June...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: CNN bringing branded content to Cannes
#CannesLions2018: CNN bringing branded content to Cannes

Ann Nurock interviews James Hunt, vice president of CNN Create, who talks to her about why CNN is increasing its presence at Cannes, elaborates on what type of clients CNN produces content for and what the importance of Africa is to CNN...

By Ann Nurock 21 Jun 2018

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Urban renewal: The physical manifestation of innovative thinking

A powerful lesson in how to turn vision into reality...

By Gil Sperling 15 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax
#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine
#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine

Sarah Browning-de Villiers, former deputy editor at Cosmopolitan SA and the gal behind its #TamponTaxMustFall campaign, recently joined Publicis Machine as chief content officer in the narrative content marketing team...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

RIP Anthony Bourdain
RIP Anthony Bourdain

CNN has confirmed the death of American chef, author, and television personality, Anthony Bourdain, who was 61 years of age...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: Hip hip Hoorah
#StartupStory: Hip hip Hoorah

Hoorah is the latest independent digital media agency on the block, bringing together ex-founders of Saatchi Syngerize and Liquorice, Shaune Jordaan and Jay Thomson respectively, as well as Tasmin Kingma and Neil Pursey...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Andile Khumalo, House of Brave's new non-executive chairman
#Newsmaker: Andile Khumalo, House of Brave's new non-executive chairman

Andile Khumalo is House of Brave's new non-executive chairman...

By Jessica Tennant 22 May 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition

Malta's media landscape is surreal - a cornucopia of competition completely disproportionate to the archipelago's 460,000 population size...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 18 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in
#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in

As Nicholas Lawrence won Best Breakfast Presenter at the Liberty Radio Awards this year and has only worked in radio for just over a year now, I interviewed him to find out what this win means to him and what it says about loving what you do and doing what you love well...

By Jessica Tennant 18 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

Professor Nick Binedell |
Ads24 to host second Food for Thought

Ads24 launched its annual Food for Thought event last year and will be hosting the next one later this month...

By Jessica Tennant 15 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Rob Abraham returns from retirement to take on Kagiso Media
#Newsmaker: Rob Abraham returns from retirement to take on Kagiso Media

Returning from retirement after having worked at Bytes Technology Group for many years, the last five of which he served as CEO, Rob Abraham recently commenced his position at Kagiso Media as interim CEO...

By Jessica Tennant 11 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day
#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day

Lukanyo Mnyanda recently returned to South Africa from Bloomberg in Edinburgh to join Business Day (where he worked as economics editor after graduating) this time as editor, succeeding Tim Cohen...

By Jessica Tennant 10 May 2018

Newspapers ABC Q1 2018: Some positives for press
Newspapers ABC Q1 2018: Some positives for press

Despite a decline of 4.4 % on the prior year, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) total newspaper circulation increased by 0.8% on the previous quarter, bucking the prior quarter's trend of overall declines...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

Magazines ABC Q1 2018: A sad affair
Magazines ABC Q1 2018: A sad affair

All magazine categories - Consumer, B2B, Custom and Free Magazines declined on the prior year. All the categories also declined on the prior quarter, except for Free Magazines which remained static...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

SA sports media is missing the point with sponsors
SA sports media is missing the point with sponsors

The world of sports sponsorship is often limited to the two main players in this game - the brand and the successful sports star or team it is aligning itself with. And the fan watches from the sidelines...

By Michael Vlismas 7 May 2018

Let's talk blockchain
Let's talk blockchain

Shantel Morgan discusses blockchain in today's everyday life and media environment...

By Shantel Morgan 30 Apr 2018

#Newsmaker: Adrian Ephraim, Irvine Partners' director of strategy
#Newsmaker: Adrian Ephraim, Irvine Partners' director of strategy

Earlier this month, Adrian Ephraim joined public relations and integrated marketing agency Irvine Partners as director of strategy. This comes after Jeanine Cameron's appointment as MD in 2016.

By Jessica Tennant 26 Apr 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Daphne impact

You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 20 Apr 2018

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Did Barack Obama really say 'Stay woke, bitches' in this viral video?

"Thank you. And stay woke, bitches," is not a quote you'd normally attribute to former US President Barack Obama. But filmmaker Jordan Peele just made this a reality, by using intelligent visual trickery...

By Andy Walker 19 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Nando's and Sunday Times partner to #rightmyname on Human Rights Day
Nando's and Sunday Times partner to #rightmyname on Human Rights Day

Earlier this month Nando's announced that the brand had partnered exclusively with Sunday Times to promote its recent #rightmyname campaign...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Mar 2018

#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers
#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers

Marc du Plessis, joint CEO of Spark Media and head of the Publisher Council of the IAB, gave a keynote address at Future Ad Africa in Johannesburg yesterday on the subject of brand safety, trust and supporting the independent press...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2018

#Newsmaker: Trend Forward's Nemeth is Designing Ways' new editor in chief
#Newsmaker: Trend Forward's Nemeth is Designing Ways' new editor in chief

Regarded by many as one of the leading trend analysts in the retail, business and built environment, Dave Nemeth of Trend Forward has taken over the reins from Bev Hermanson as editor-in-chief of Designing Ways...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2018

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