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The future of television
The future of television

Television entertains us, informs us, inspires us and accompanies us everywhere we go. It is a fundamental part of almost everyone's lives in one way or another...

By Deborah Usher 20 Nov 2014 08:45

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

It's about the creative
It's about the creative

Eddie Mbalo, Interim CEO, On Digital Media/StarSat, believes South Africa's content providing industry is in a crisis and this is why TopTV ended up the way it did...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Nov 2014 14:15

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

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

Danette Breitenbach
Pendoring withholds Prestige Award

This year's Pendoring Awards did not award its Prestige Award and the R50,000, which is given as part of the Award, adding extra competition to the 2015 awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Oct 2014 13:09

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week. As judging for the Loerie Awards 2014 takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see...

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

Adam Weber
When love and hate collide

What could be more true to a brand than when its advertising elicits - and celebrates - the same response from the audience as the product itself? (Video)

By Adam Weber 4 Sep 2014 07:42

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

Adelaide Potgieter
The future of TV and advertising and why we should be excited

There's excitement around digital being the future of TV and it has its place in a 360° advertising campaign but brands and ad agencies must adapt...

By Adelaide Potgieter 2 Sep 2014 06:58

Danette Breitenbach
Eugene... the new face of banking radio?

Radio has long been the battlefield for banking. Over the past couple of years the banking sector, because of some guy called Steve, became even more competitive.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Aug 2014 08:02

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

The shift towards digital video ads
The shift towards digital video ads

The idea of primetime is somewhat dead. People are still consuming content, but the desire to consume it and pay for it on their own terms based on individual wants and needs has caused a massive shift in behaviour. With the ability to target and track ads at a low price point with online video ads...

By Estiaan Robbetze 26 Aug 2014 09:51

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

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

Andile Qokweni
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

Sandra Roberts
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

Anton Harber
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

Chris Moerdyk
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

Dawn Rowlands
17 things that will make your brand loved, now!

I am constantly asked what makes a brand loved and in today's fast-moving world of inter-connectedness it is essential to have a framework of key points to work from...

By Dawn Rowlands 2 Jul 2014 13:03

Marion Scher
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

[Cannes Lions 2014] SA's Kirk Gainsford on Film category entries
[Cannes Lions 2014] SA's Kirk Gainsford on Film category entries

South African Kirk Gainsford, Executive Creative Director of Lowe Cape Town, was a Film Jury member at Cannes Lions 2014. We asked him couple of questions about this category. (video)

By Hando Sinisalu 24 Jun 2014 16:47

Lucinda Boddy
Dear Journo...

This letter has been a long time coming...

By Lucinda Boddy 19 Jun 2014 06:54

Danette Breitenbach
Apex... Beeping fantastic!

The FNB Switch campaign (Beating the beep out of beep bank) from First National Bank and DDB South Africa won an APEX Gold and Grand Prix at the APEX Awards last night.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jun 2014 10:47

[IMCC] Addressing the 'marketing messaging mess'
[IMCC] Addressing the 'marketing messaging mess'

One of the first speakers at this year's IMC Conference in Cape Town was Gary Leih, founding director and CEO of OFYT. Leih took attendees through the history of integration in marketing and lessons the industry can learn from the past.

By Sindy Peters 10 Jun 2014 12:15

Commercialising the YouTube experience
Commercialising the YouTube experience

YouTube's first-ever video upload was of Jawed Karim (the site's co-founder) looking a little awkward during a trip to the zoo. Since then, we've seen a host of other shareworthy content... (video)

By Mike Silver 2 Jun 2014 05:28

The master of his plate
The master of his plate

Former IT specialist Deena Naidoo chats about his experiences since winning the first season of MasterChef SA.

By Eugene Yiga 28 May 2014 10:49

Harry Herber
Buckle up for the media ride of your life!

The next TV tsunami is on its way. We know that the implementation of digital terrestrial television will significantly change the landscape of television in South Africa in many ways.

By Harry Herber 24 May 2014 08:29

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