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Netflix is now showing ads between episodes to some users
Netflix is now showing ads between episodes to some users

Netflix is now showing unskippable advertisements of its other content between episodes, the company confirmed this weekend...

By Andy Walker 20 Aug 2018

Spotify may soon let users skip advertisements
Spotify may soon let users skip advertisements

In an extremely brave and risky financial play, Spotify may soon allow free tier users to skip audio and video advertisements whenever they want...

By Andy Walker 13 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

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Netflix's 'Man in a Van' ad is really going to annoy satellite TV companies

It's safe to say that Netflix South Africa has adopted the Wendy's brand of guerilla marketing, this after its latest ad dropped in the country this week...

By Andy Walker 26 Jul 2018

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Netflix introduces 'Smart Download' feature to Android

Netflix's Smart Downloads is now available on Android, and it may save you from forgetting to download your favourite shows...

By Andy Walker 11 Jul 2018

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DStv Now usage spikes as World Cup reaches fever pitch

South Africans love sport, don't they? And now that the World Cup is entering its pivotal semi-final stage, more users than ever are tuning in to see a ball (and Neymar) roll around a field...

By Andy Walker 10 Jul 2018

Is Foogle the enemy?
Is Foogle the enemy?

Facebook and Google are the biggest media owners in almost every market across the globe and they seem to be heading for world domination, says Richard Lord. But, is that so bad?...

By Richard Lord 22 Jun 2018

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Marketing fragmentation: A cross-device world

Ellen De Matos Silva, shares her thoughts on fragmentation in marketing and how online users are becoming increasingly comfortable with a cross-device messaging world...

By Ellen De Matos Silva 22 Jun 2018

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Robbie Williams (and his World Cup middle finger) spikes Google Search traffic

If you were expecting Will Smith to open the 2018 World Cup in Russia this evening, don't worry, we were, too...

By Andy Walker 15 Jun 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Lady Harriet's consternation

After she had dropped us off in the village of Tarxien, Lady Harriet called later that evening to offer her advice. "Marcus, I want to tell you something that I don't think any other Maltese person would tell you..."

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 1 Jun 2018

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Mobility to rule video in 2018

Video production and viewing become more challenging as goldfish attention span proves longer than a human's...

By Priscilla Kennedy 1 Jun 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

TV celebrity and CEO of Special Effects Media, Danilo Acquisto. Image supplied.
Danilo Acquisto on the online video revolution (Part 2)

At a recent Heavy Chef event, Danilo Acquisto elaborated on the secrets of creating successful online video strategies...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 May 2018

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Danilo Acquisto on the online video revolution (Part 1)

Everyone is creating online video nowadays and by doing this, bypassing traditional channels, serving hundreds of millions of people their lively forms of content. At a recent Heavy Chef event, Danilo Acquisto shared some secrets of creating successful online video strategies...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 May 2018

Drake and Jeremy Loops rule Spotify's first month in South Africa
Drake and Jeremy Loops rule Spotify's first month in South Africa

One month after Scandinavian streaming service Spotify launched in South Africa, we now have an idea of what locals love listening to...

By Andy Walker 19 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

The age of Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs): The ins and outs from SA's first commercial network
The age of Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs): The ins and outs from SA's first commercial network

As more video content is consumed on the internet, finding the specialists in optimising that content is going to be vital...

By Danilo Acquisto 17 Apr 2018

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Three wounded, shooter kills herself after YouTube HQ shootout

Three people were wounded on Tuesday after a shooting broke out at YouTube's California headquarters. The shooter later committed suicide...

By Andy Walker 4 Apr 2018

10 content video myths busted for your business
10 content video myths busted for your business

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a powerful content video is worth 1,000 pictures. The challenge comes when you have to sit down and choose those 1,000 pictures and create something from them that resonates with people...

By Shae Leigh 29 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

It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]
It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]

The streaming music world's worst kept secret is finally confirmed to be true: Spotify will today launch in South Africa, the company's representatives confirmed in an email to Memeburn...

By Andy Walker 13 Mar 2018

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#CannesLions2018: CEO Phil Thomas on the creative year ahead

Jon Ratcliffe sat down with Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival, and spoke to him about his belief that there has been more change in marketing in the last year than the 10 years preceding it, and why they're launching 'ecommerce', 'experience', and 'social and influencer' Lions...

By Jon Ratcliffe 9 Mar 2018

Three applications for video in channel communication
Three applications for video in channel communication

Wynand Smit takes a fresh look at how video can be used in the channel environment, like how AI-enabled video screens can "learn" from the data you create when interacting with them...

By Wynand Smit 7 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

Is Spotify launching in South Africa next week?
Is Spotify launching in South Africa next week?

Well well well. It seems that Swedish music streaming giant Spotify may finally make a play in South Africa....

By Andy Walker 6 Mar 2018

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Why brands should focus on community building over the eye-balls approach

Danilo Acquisto writes that brands should build a YouTube presence now, to begin producing content that is relevant and consumable and to avoid the shotgun approach of gaining eyeballs alone...

By Danilo Acquisto 22 Feb 2018

Fort Review launches second edition, a video series
Fort Review launches second edition, a video series

Last week marked the launch of Fort Review's second edition, this time in the form of a thought-provoking nine-part video series covering everything from black excellence to erotic capital...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Feb 2018

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Google Kenya's Charles Murito on digital advertising and the age of assistance

Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018

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