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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Everything's coming up roses
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Everything's coming up roses

One of the charming oddities of living on a Mediterranean island is that a facet of national identity and indeed islander mentality manifests in how news is reported...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 14 Sep 2018

The Citizen photographer, Jacques Nelles, named Upcoming/Rising Star. © Danette Breitenbach.
#SBSJA18: A celebration of verified journalism

This year's Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards celebrated journalism and its contribution to the country's society and democracy with the Gupta Leaks articles awarded the prestigious South African Story of the Year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Sep 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

At the end of August, I wrote that Malta has no hate crime on the statute books. A week later, an initiative has been launched aimed at tackling the proliferation of hate speech and bringing together a basic understanding of the dangerous discourse that has swamped social media...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 7 Sep 2018

Balancing paid, owned and earned media - are you getting it right?
Balancing paid, owned and earned media - are you getting it right?

Is our owned, paid and earned media all aligned to give you the best possible return on your marketing spend? If you get it right, you combine your efforts to build your brand, emphasise the right message and drive customers down your sales funnel...

By Sylvia Schutte 29 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: "Send me, I'm a committed woman, it shall be done" - Desiree Oliphant-Hilmer
#Newsmaker: "Send me, I'm a committed woman, it shall be done" - Desiree Oliphant-Hilmer

Desiree Oliphant-Hilmer, newly appointed sales and advertising manager for The Herald and Weekend Post brings a wealth of experience through prior positions at SABC Radio and Kagiso Media...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: "Your power lies precisely in your deeply authentic self" - Nwabisa Makunga
#Newsmaker: "Your power lies precisely in your deeply authentic self" - Nwabisa Makunga

Nwabisa Makunga has been promoted to the editor of Tiso Blackstar's Eastern Cape titles, The Herald and its sister publication the Weekend Post as of this month, having been the deputy editor of both publications for the last two years...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Aug 2018

Memoirs of a media veteran
Memoirs of a media veteran

My PR journey began bang-on 20-years ago, I'm unsure if the scales tip at 'experienced' or 'plain old'...

By Sam Swaine 24 Aug 2018

Ferial Haffajee, Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi, Steven Nathan on the panel at #10XDMGathering. © .
#TheGathering: The business of the media

Daily Maverick associate editor Ferial Haffajee was joined by Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi and Steven Nathan on stage at The Gathering: Media Edition at the CTICC on Wednesday, 15 August to discuss the business of the media...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Aug 2018

Fabian Frese, CCO of Kolle Rebbe Germany and #Loeries2018 film, and radio and audio jury president. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: The power of fear and boredom

Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Kolle Rebbe in Germany, second-last speaker at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, spoke of the boredom that inspired him to make the best move in his career...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2018

A scene from the masterclass. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: WiM Africa masterclass on the progress of women in media

The Loeries masterclasses started off with a bang, with the well-supported launch of the Women in Marketing: Africa initiative...

By Angie White 16 Aug 2018

6 reasons why good content is important for your business
6 reasons why good content is important for your business

Content should be one (or all) of three things, namely, entertaining, interesting or useful. Here are six good reasons why it's important for your business...

By Candace Bosch 14 Aug 2018

Jane Raphaely encourages women to ask 'Why not?'
Jane Raphaely encourages women to ask 'Why not?'

In her opening keynote at the Marie Claire Power Summit, Jane Raphaely noted that every day should be Women's Day. "Yesterday we lived in a man's world. Today we live in a woman's world... I've seen many things happen and I am yet to see women achieving true equality..." Here's what she believes we ought to do about it...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: Samantha Cowen joins Hot 91.9FM's breakfast show
#Newsmaker: Samantha Cowen joins Hot 91.9FM's breakfast show

Samantha Cowen, with over 20 years in breakfast radio, has made her comeback, joining Sasha Martinengo, John Walland and Simon Hill as of today, 1 August on Hot 91.9FM's breakfast show, weekdays from 6 to 9am...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the new voice on Jacaranda FM
#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the new voice on Jacaranda FM

TV and radio personality Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp has rejoined Jacaranda FM to present the WorkZone and provide parenting advice on her 'Baby Brunch', featured on Jacaranda FM's podcast hub...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies
How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

Megan Power, former award-winning investigative journalist, editor and columnist.
#StartupStory: Power Lab goes back to basics

Consumer specialist and media veteran Megan Power has launched Power Lab, a new strategic communications agency that's going back to basics...

By Juanita Pienaar 26 Jul 2018

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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

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#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

Jonathan Liebmann, founder and CEO of Propertuity. Image supplied.
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

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