Reputation Matters develops research model

Research company Reputation Matters has created the Organisational Climate Survey (OCS) research model to assess what contributes to employee morale, productivity, employee motivation and behaviour, and job satisfaction. The OCS was developed based on its reputation management model the...

26 Oct 2018

INMA report reveals practices news companies may use for stories format

The International News Media Association (INMA) has released a report that reveals a number of practices news companies may use for 'stories format' execution and which news companies are leading the way for the new type of format. The report, which is titled Stories Format: News Media's Next...

3 Aug 2018

PRC, Nielsen, and Narratiive to fuse data

The Publisher Research Council (PRC) and Nielsen will combine their two respective data sets Pams (Publisher Audience Measurement Survey) and CPS (Consumer Panel) with Narratiive's online data to produce an integrated data set of print title and site brand consumption. Fusion data fuses separate...

2 Jul 2018

Here's how to keep track of content during the world cup

CrowdTangle, which was acquired by Facebook last year, has two available resources to help you keep track of content in real time during the world cup. Click on the CrowdTangle Leaderboard and the CrowdTangle Live Display to check it out. The leaderboard looks at mentions of world cup...

18 Jun 2018

Kantar TNS, Spark Media gear up for 2019 Roots survey

Kantar TNS will be undertaking the 2019 Roots quantitative survey. The Roots survey is conducted by Spark Media every three years and samples 120 communities across urban South Africa with 27,000 household purchase decision-makers interviewed for 50 minutes. The survey looks into buyers'...

6 Apr 2018

SACO to explore creative economy at conference

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) will be holding its conference at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 7-8 March 2018. SACO will specifically look at the future of work in the creative economy at the conference. SACO is hosted by Nelson Mandela University, in...

27 Nov 2017

Scopen and IAS recruit senior field workers to conduct interviews across SA

Spanish-based independent research company Scopen and the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company have recruited senior fieldworkers to interview top marketers for Scopen's Agency Scope - a research programme to evaluate and change the way in which agencies and marketers do business. The...

7 Jun 2017

FGI offers monetary incentive to Most Awards survey participants

As the Most Awards survey draws to close (officially on 30 June 2017), Freshly Ground Insights has added a monetary incentive for participants. Participants who complete the Most Awards for Media Owners section of the survey and those who complete the Most Awards for Media Agencies section stand the...

30 May 2017

PRC names Nielsen to conduct PAMS

The Publisher Research Council or PRC has named Nielsen as its research partner for the 2017 PAMS reading currency. This follows a six-month tender process which was facilitated by the external consulting group, Yardstick. Nielsen will be using a household flooding technique which will double...

30 Nov 2016

M4JAM survey on #SONA2016

77% of the first 178 respondents who took part in M4JAM's #SONA2016 survey are concerned about the future of South Africa after hearing what President Jacob Zuma had to say in the State of the Nation Address 2016. The survey, which went live as proceedings at Parliament began, shows that close...

15 Feb 2016

Digital Industry Survey update went live on 1 November

The IAB SA and Effective Measure have decided to update the Digital Industry Survey, to ensure it is consistent with the current South Africa digital environment. The new survey went live on 1 November 2015. Updates include improvement of data quality, increased representation of South Africa...

3 Nov 2015

July trend report looks into ground-breaking innovations

NATIVE VML's latest Trends Report takes a look at innovations in marketing, storytelling and digital culture locally and abroad. On the retail front, many brands and retailers are still adjusting to the way people consume content on their phones. With Google already looking at advancing smaller...

6 Jul 2015

Shortlist for Establishment Survey tender announced

Five research companies have been shortlisted to participate in the Media and Marketing Industry Establishment Survey tender. They are:• ACNielsen • Ask Afrika • GfK • Plus 94 Research • TNS Research SurveysAll five companies will now be requested to submit research...

20 May 2015

From bio-fashion to One Rand Man social experiment, catch the Trend Report

The May Trends Report for NATIVE VML goes from bio-fashion to the One Rand Man social experiment and offers top trends in marketing, storytelling and digital culture locally and abroad. Digital convergence is fast becoming the norm where technology allows a shift from one-to-one to one-to-many...

20 May 2015

Pondering Panda CEO to expose major flaws in market research

Pondering Panda CEO Diane Gantz will be tackling one of the biggest challenges facing the research industry at this year's Southern African Marketing Research Association's annual conference - unrepresentative samples, which lead to invalid results being delivered to clients. Her paper, 'Sampling...

13 May 2015

Shirley Eadie steps down as CEO of Pondering Panda

Shirley Eadie has stepped down from her position as CEO of consumer insights company Pondering Panda due to personal reasons, after three and a half years with the company. She will be replaced by the company's Head of Research, Diane Gantz, who will take over as CEO in May. Incoming CEO, Diane...

24 Mar 2015

'State of the Broadcasting Industry Report' out now

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), with research contributor PwC, has released its first 'State of the Broadcasting Industry Report', having surveyed 55 NAB members, which included public, commercial and community radio and television broadcasters, as well as signal distributors. The...

5 Dec 2014

Effective Measures releases new South African mobile report

Effective Measures has released new South African Mobile Report, which uncover the market share of leading smartphone providers in South Africa including Blackberry, Samsung, Nokia, Apple, Sony Ericsson, HTC and more. It adds the purchase intentions of smartphone owners to move to a new brand of...

12 Aug 2014

White Paper - Paper characteristics for digital printing

New technological developments in electrophotographic printing are placing stringent demands on paper performance. With higher run speeds and higher image quality expectations, paper manufacturers are challenged to produce papers with the appropriate characteristics at acceptable price points....

11 Jul 2014

Effective Measure awarded online audience measurement tender

Following a tender procedure, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) of South Africa (formerly known as the DMMA), has selected Effective Measure (EM) as the country's online audience measurement supplier. Under the four-year contract, the company will supply the IAB South Africa with a web and...

8 Jul 2014

WEF report: SA bottom of the class in maths, science

When it comes to the quality of maths and science education, South Africa is bottom of the class, according to a World Economic Forum report. The comprehensive report ranks 148 economies across a number of categories. In some SA ranks reasonably well, but the quality of our educational system ranks...

3 Jun 2014

Women24.com reveal the 2013 Female National Survey results

Women24.com has revealed the results of their 2013 Female Nation Survey on 19 November 2013. The online and mobile-based survey covered an extensive list of topics and ultimately aimed to thoroughly examine how South African women relate to life, love, sex, politics, relationships and finance. ...

21 Nov 2013

Kraft Foods South Africa name change

In line with its international branding, Kraft Foods South Africa will be known as Mondelez South Africa from 1 July 2013. This follows the October 2012 strategic decision to split Kraft Foods International and create two separate companies, one of which was Mondelez International. Chapelat...

5 Jun 2013

2012 SAARF AMPS out in April

The South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) will release its AMPS for January-December 2012 in April 2013 at various locations for approximately one hour. The information from the presentations is embargoed until noon on Thursday, 11 April 2013. The free presentations will be held at the...

15 Mar 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

11 Feb 2013

SAARF calendar updates

The South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) has released its calendar of events and details of its first SAARF training on Tuesday 19 February 2013 in Johannesburg and the first LSM training on Wednesday 20 February 2013 in Johannesburg. The RAMS Release 6 of 2012 industry presentations...

17 Jan 2013

ABC to get rid of old records from 1947-2000

As the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) is moving to new premises later this year, it will not have the space to keep its archived records, which go back to its inception in 1947. The new offices will only contain ABC certificates from 2000 and reports from 1987. Should any member...

22 Oct 2012

Early bird bookings for SAMRA conference close soon

The early bird bookings for SAMRA conference close on 30 April 2012. The conference is scheduled for 16-17 August 2012 at the Rosebank Crowne Plaza under the theme, 'Reflection and progress - from the present into the future'. For more, go to www.samra.co.za....

23 Apr 2012

Clear Strategy achieves Level 1 BBBEE

Clear Strategy has recently completed its BBBEE accreditation, achieving Level 1 (135% recognition level). This reflects an improvement from Level 3 in its previous accreditation and the company is excited that its hard work has paid off. To provide sound, practical and promptly executed market...

12 Mar 2012

Latest SAARF update 1 March

The South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF) will present a free seminar for the industry on its latest population updates, prior to the upcoming AMPS release. The foundation regularly updates these figures and David Wilson, senior analyst of IHS Global Insight, the newly appointed...

6 Feb 2012

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