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[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

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

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

A saga in three chapters

This is a tale in three chapters of behind-the-scenes newsroom intrigue and backstabbing...

By Anton Harber 18 Aug 2014 05:35

Pulling insights from under the hood of Facebook

Facebook marketing has grown dramatically in recent years and provides the ability for advertisers to get really great returns when managed correctly...

By Matthew Arnold 17 Aug 2014 13:19

Making waves

The Times Media Group (TMG) has been expanding its broadcast footprint locally and across the continent, adding to its other content mediums. More recently it invested in a state-of-the-art...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Aug 2014 07:00

Propaganda war is now in the hands of the people

Israel rests on its military strength. There is no doubting its ability to exercise its superiority over Gaza, but it is losing the social media war...

By Anton Harber 15 Aug 2014 05:51

Traditional media can claim back its edge with innovation
Traditional media can claim back its edge with innovation

IBM believes that traditional media and entertainment companies that move fast to embrace and monetise digital channels stand to win back their audiences and their advertising revenue, despite...

By Shane Radford 14 Aug 2014 07:02

Does a liar as a source ever deserve protection?

It is easy to review ethical decisions in journalism with hindsight, when one has the luxury of time to wonder whether a choice made under pressure was the correct one...

By Anton Harber 8 Aug 2014 05:48

Is TV still the main medium for viewing football?

Those who know me well will know that I'm a Manchester United fan and I'm a media strategist by trade. I'm combining my two passions to try to get an understanding of whether television...

By Andile Qokweni 8 Aug 2014 05:38

Investigative journalism - the story is the point, and the means

Good investigative journalism treads a fine line between the dual pitfalls of accusation - unsupported claims - and overload - a deluge of facts threatening to drown out the overall...

By Sandra Roberts 7 Aug 2014 10:45

Newspapers' scrutiny of each other can be good

Like politicians, national sports coaches and rhinos, newspapers proprietors need big heads and thick skins.

By Anton Harber 1 Aug 2014 06:05

SABC plan is antithesis of open journalism

On a recent visit here, The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger spoke of the concept of "open journalism"...

By Anton Harber 25 Jul 2014 06:25

What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?
What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?

Many marketing people placed in companies are juniors, if they even exist at all - or the role is just not taken seriously at all by anyone internally...

By Chemory Gunko 24 Jul 2014 09:47

Quality over quantity

When I first started writing, I wanted to know how I could be the best writer possible in my field. The best advice I could find was write every day.

By Marion Scher 24 Jul 2014 06:47

Actually, Hlaudi is the right man for the job...

Hlaudi Motsoeneng is absolutely the ideal man for the job as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the SABC.

By Chris Moerdyk 24 Jul 2014 05:31

There will be no (South) African Spring

Clem Sunter points out a number of red flags that will lead us to a ruinous state. The flags include nationalisation, gagging the media and land grabs.

By Sid Peimer 17 Jul 2014 14:20

The value of broadcast monitoring

The instant nature of communication has seen the media cycle being driven by social networking with broadcast, online, and print building from there...

By Jaco Pienaar 10 Jul 2014 13:55

How to write an advertorial (feat. Anna Wintour and David Ogilvy)

David Ogilvy storms into (Vogue editor) Anna Wintour's office and screams, "Anna I've got it! Let's combine an ad and an article. We'll call it The Advertorial!"

By Hansie Smit 9 Jul 2014 14:45

Will a nicer word disguise that you are a freelancer?

The suitability of the word freelancer remains under scrutiny. It seems the 'free' part is an offensive little blighter that suggests freelancers offer a cheap commodity or work for free...

By Thalia Anderson 4 Jul 2014 14:43

Survé: SA's Murdoch?

I have been wondering whether it is fair and useful to think of Iqbal Survé, the new owner of the Independent newspaper group, as SA's Rupert Murdoch.

By Anton Harber 4 Jul 2014 05:52

WIN - leading the drive to greater gender balance
WIN - leading the drive to greater gender balance

Many women enter the media and media-related industries, but there are still very few at the upper and board levels in the sector. This is set to change with the launch of WIN South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Jul 2014 07:34

The next decade of disruption

As a teenager in the 1980s, I had high expectations of the future, like, in the Year 2000...

By Louise Marsland 27 Jun 2014 05:47

Media need to invest in compelling content

So, how are our newsrooms are doing in the digital world when compared with those overseas?

By Anton Harber 27 Jun 2014 05:17

How to handle negative feedback on social media

Negative feedback from customers has been part of the business landscape since time immemorial. What is just different now is the velocity and visibility of complaints as a result...

By Joseph Neusu 26 Jun 2014 14:00

Media, marketers, advertisers living on a different planet

It is more than just perception that a lot of marketers and advertising agencies seem somehow to have lost touch with the media they use to get messages across to the consumer.

By Chris Moerdyk 26 Jun 2014 12:09

Quality journalism - alive, dead, or dying?

I was once asked by a media organisation to run six-month journalism courses, after which I was informed the 'graduates' would be able to call themselves journalists...

By Marion Scher 26 Jun 2014 06:36

The digital halo effect

Why a good digital media strategist needs to know about more than just media.

By Matthew Arnold 24 Jun 2014 14:00

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