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Anton Harber
MPs more free in the street than in Parliament

I can stand in the street and call someone a thief. I can even call the president a thief. But I can't do it in Parliament. Something is topsy-turvy here...

By Anton Harber 21 Nov 2014 09:39

Jeff Osborne
Car dealerships' ad spending "misaligned with customers"

The process of buying a car has changed drastically over the last few years - most significantly, self-educated customers have made a decision long before they enter a physical dealership...

By Jeff Osborne 20 Nov 2014 06:45

CEOs and management should be in tune with social media
CEOs and management should be in tune with social media

Educating CEOs and management is an ongoing process that requires formal interventions as well as valuable development through mere experience and years of trial and error...

By Val Bourdos Nichas 18 Nov 2014 14:42

Anton Harber
Space for independent, critical media is under siege

Senior journalist Tony Weaver faced a company disciplinary hearing because he questioned why the Cape Times cut an advertiser's logo out of a photograph of a shooting in a supermarket...

By Anton Harber 7 Nov 2014 06:04

Content: Skate or fall - it's that simple
Content: Skate or fall - it's that simple

I once heard someone say that his passion for skateboarding stems from being able to teach kids how to fall - or 'bail', in skateboarders' lingo. This piqued my interest...

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 6 Nov 2014 10:01

Hear the human story
Hear the human story

This week Al Jazeera English launched its global marketing and communications campaign. The campaign, Hear the Human Story, was launched first Johannesburg, and then in London, to be followed by Sydney, Australia. (video)

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2014 06:46

Psychology of media: effects on emotions
Psychology of media: effects on emotions

The human brain has the ability to choose what to take in and what not to, but it can occur that it takes in whatever is in front of it without taking any notice of doing so...

By Aviwe Nomnganga 29 Oct 2014 07:35

SA's top food and health writers announced at Galliova Awards
SA's top food and health writers announced at Galliova Awards

"The use of modern media and photography to illustrate the process and philosophy is the future." - Luke Dale-Roberts

By Jessica Taylor 27 Oct 2014 14:33

Anton Harber
Ebola stories divide people into 'others' and US

There was some thoughtful and well-crafted reporting of the outbreak in West Africa and its encroachment into the US, which was mindful of the risks of careless journalism...

By Anton Harber 24 Oct 2014 09:06

Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop
Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop

The MediaShop has been awarded the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) Roger Garlick Grand Prix Award for the Coke Rainbow campaign...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Oct 2014 10:41

[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday
[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday

The second instalment of New Media Mondays on (ahem) Monday, 13 October at Priest Post Production in Woodstock, was centred on antifragility, a newish concept coined by Nassim Taleb...

By Jessica Taylor 15 Oct 2014 14:30

Anton Harber
Nakasa does not deserve to be shoved into any box

Nat Nakasa would have been bemused. He would be pleased to be brought back to home soil at last, almost 50 years after he died in New York.

By Anton Harber 10 Oct 2014 07:44

Juanita Vorster
Why one press release won't make you famous

Fame and fortune have been used in the same sentence for centuries. And when it comes right down to the bone, the publicity generation component of PR is all about creating fortune through fame...

By Juanita Vorster 8 Oct 2014 14:33

Marion Scher
Adopt a journalist day/week/month/year...

Various professions are also honoured with special days - secretaries, teachers and of course mothers. Well-deserved I must add. BUT there is no National Journalist Day...

By Marion Scher 1 Oct 2014 07:38

Fear of our dark depths keeps Farlam in shadows
Fear of our dark depths keeps Farlam in shadows

News editing is the art of deciding what is important and what is less important. Faced with a barrage of potential stories, events, people and issues to cover and huge competition for audience attention...

By Anton Harber 26 Sep 2014 07:19

Matthew Arnold
Five digital myths around performance media

Digital media has been around for over 20 years, but with the rapid pace at which platforms, technology and opportunities move, you will be hard pressed to find a marketer who knows everything about digital media...

By Matthew Arnold 25 Sep 2014 08:04

Craig Utermark
Getting the most out of programmatic media buying

Programmatic media marketing is one of the most effective and exciting means for clients to get the most value for their marketing buck - provided their agencies take a client-centred approach...

By Craig Utermark 23 Sep 2014 15:00

Marion Scher
What is the media's role in South Africa today?

Am I going to give you a quick answer? No. You see it depends on who you ask. If you ask the ANC they would simply tell you the role of the media is not to question...

By Marion Scher 17 Sep 2014 06:32

Thamsanqa Malinga
C'mon now, what breaking news is this?

The "Breaking News" puller seems to be the one thing most online and social media reporters have taken to in the scrimmage for the highly sought after reader...

By Thamsanqa Malinga 16 Sep 2014 09:45

Louise Marsland
The meme that took a bite out of Apple

Have you heard the one about 'scarf guy'? Or were you too busy posting some of the 1,400 tweets per hour at the start of the #OscarTrial judgment, Thursday? One of the biggest talking points this past week was the 'Apple scarf guy'...

By Louise Marsland 15 Sep 2014 08:40

Chris Moerdyk
Massive shifts in marketing landscape good for business

There is absolutely no doubt that the era of the marketer has arrived in the corporate world. That is, for marketers who are prepared to shift massive paradigms...

By Chris Moerdyk 15 Sep 2014 05:33

Danette Breitenbach
MOST winners: Vizeum Cape Town and Times Media Group

Vizeum Cape Town was Best Media Agency of the Year and Times Media the Best Media Owner of the Year at the 6th MOST Awards which took place last night in Johannesburg.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2014 09:41

Chris Moerdyk
A justifiable sense of déjà vu for SA's mass media

Anyone who worked in South African media from the 1960s until 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, could be forgiven for feeling an ugly, disturbing sense of déjà vu today.

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Sep 2014 14:28

Will broadcasting history repeat itself?
Will broadcasting history repeat itself?

Thinking of the Snuki Zikalala example: If Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds President Jacob Zuma, can he, given his apparently sincere convictions about media and broadcast freedom, retain Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SABC?

By Ed Herbst 3 Sep 2014 09:13

Anton Harber
Absurdity rules the day in justice as in headlines

Craig Williamson, who sent the bomb that killed activist Ruth First in Maputo in 1982, walks free... Pallo Jordan, who lied about having a doctorate, has withdrawn from public life...

By Anton Harber 29 Aug 2014 06:28

[NewsMaker] Josephine Buys
[NewsMaker] Josephine Buys

An involved and committed digital industry is a strong industry, according to Josephine Buys, the first country manager of the IAB South Africa.

By Louise Marsland 27 Aug 2014 11:27

Anton Harber
SA must put pressure on Swaziland to open society

I think SA should recall its ambassador to Swaziland and threaten to close our borders with the country. I am not joking...

By Anton Harber 22 Aug 2014 06:21

Harry Herber
Are we on the same planet?

I compare what I believe is incomparable: the United States with South Africa. I have just returned from the United States. Doom and gloom? Not so much. When you've...

By Harry Herber 21 Aug 2014 07:34

[NewsMaker] Evans Manyonga
[NewsMaker] Evans Manyonga

There's a new editor in town to take note of as he'll be heading up one of the most important business magazines in the world here in South Africa the launch of Fast Company South Africa...

By Louise Marsland 20 Aug 2014 10:54

Creating revenue off news and entertainment
Creating revenue off news and entertainment

A revolutionary change in the media and entertainment industry is happening on the back of ubiquitous internet access, mass social media uptake and high global mobile penetration, with today's consumer...

By Shane Radford 19 Aug 2014 09:31

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