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#FocusOnMedia: Understand what your audience wants

The definition of media hasn't changed, what has changed is that everyone is now a publisher, says MD of Carat Cape Town, Lerina Bierman...

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2016

#FocusOnMedia: Convergence alters how consumers view content

Pay-TV, video-on-demand, and IPTV in Africa advance through convergence, while innovative pricing and content bundling will boost growth in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa...

4 Nov 2016

#FocusOnMedia: Publishers need to innovate their way to a brighter future

Whether you're looking at the circulation of newspapers or magazines, it's clear that South Africa's print publishers are under enormous pressure...

By Andre Steenekamp 1 Nov 2016

#FocusOnMedia: Growth of on-demand television

Isla Prentis, business unit manager at The MediaShop asks: "Is on-demand TV going to become in demand?"...

By Isla Prentis 1 Nov 2016

#FocusOnMedia: Native advertising adds to revenue expectations

New report points to native advertising opportunities and hurdles for newspaper media...

1 Nov 2016

#FocusOnMedia: Augmented reality: reaching consumers

Augmented Reality is becoming a brand vehicle for advertising as it filters into many applications, including packaging in the FMCG industry...

By Lara-Anne Derbyshire 1 Nov 2016


#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad now, or uplifted', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

9 hours ago

Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 10 hours ago

Bertelsmann bets on digital media, global expansion

German media and publishing group Bertelsmann on Tuesday presented ambitious objectives for 2020, as its bets on digital and international expansion paid off with a second one-billion-euro annual profit in 2016.

10 hours ago

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options.

2 days ago

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

WASHINGTON - Twitter has begun surveying members on a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools for using the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.

2 days ago

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