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DSTV extends SABC news channel into Africa
DSTV extends SABC news channel into Africa

MultiChoice is extending the footprint of the South African public broadcaster's 24-hour TV news channel, SABC News (DStv 404) on its DStv satellite pay-TV platform to the rest of the continent.

By Thinus Ferreira 25 May 2015 09:42

SA's media strengthened through Local Media Awards
SA's media strengthened through Local Media Awards

The MDDA-Sanlam Annual Local Media Awards are a major contributor to the strengthening and development of local media, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 25 May 2015 08:15

Smartphones are converging on all LSMs
Smartphones are converging on all LSMs

Cheap smartphones are reshaping consumer behaviour in South Africa faster than many marketers realise. Here's how to position your brand at the forefront of the trend and create effective platforms for engaging with mobile customers.

By Andre Steenekamp 25 May 2015 05:47

SMG reports back on the Festival of Media
SMG reports back on the Festival of Media

I was fortunate to attend this year's Festival of Media in Rome. The Festival is dedicated to all those who deal with media from a global perspective: an opportunity for the participants to share ideas and projects with top managers and most influential people in the industry...

By Lia Smit 22 May 2015 13:45

Empowering women, one brand at a time
Empowering women, one brand at a time

Women are everywhere. No surprise right? They do, after all, make up 50% of the world's population. Smart brands are getting in on the conversation, but several are missing the mark...

By Leslie Pascaud 21 May 2015 14:00

We are because of PR - Bizcommunity.com
We are because of PR

A paraphrase of the definition of Ubuntu - we are because you are - goes some way to explain that apart from our pride in being Africa's premier B2B news distribution channel, Bizcommunity is also proud to be home to a great many of the continent's foremost PR, marketing and digital communications professionals.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2015 12:06

2015 South African mobile location-based advertising report released by Vicinity Media - Vicinity Media
2015 South African mobile location-based advertising report released by Vicinity Media

Mobile spend across South Africa is growing year on year however still lags behind developed markets such as the US, where mobile is currently positioned as the true 'first screen'. As Africa's first true location-based mobile ad network, Vicinity Media releases its state of the industry report every quarter, with the 2015 first quarter report having recently been released. The report aims to inform marketers, agencies and brands just how effective mobile is becoming and recognises the early adopters that are getting it right.

Issued by Vicinity Media 21 May 2015 10:47

Word-of-mouth marketing is dead
Word-of-mouth marketing is dead

I love 'word-of-mouth' marketing. Or I did, right up until it died...

By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 21 May 2015 10:45

Naspers newspaper titles moving into 24.com makes sense
Naspers newspaper titles moving into 24.com makes sense

There has not been much media coverage outside of Naspers with regard to the decision to move all their newspaper titles onto the News24 and Netwerk24 platforms.

By Chris Moerdyk 20 May 2015 14:58

Rolf Akermann
Marketers united!?

The briefing by SAARF last week was interesting, as it revealed how other western countries do industry research. But I left the meeting, yet again, with a heavy heart.

By Rolf Akermann 20 May 2015 13:24

[NewsMaker] Shauna Carter
[NewsMaker] Shauna Carter

"We are not here to sell you an impression, rather make one!"

By Louise Marsland 20 May 2015 07:41

The state of digital in South Africa
The state of digital in South Africa

New media! That is how many people still refer to digital...

By Richard Lord 20 May 2015 06:00

Skip those stains with social media and the #FabulousDressProject
Skip those stains with social media and the #FabulousDressProject

What do #FirstThursdays, The Jupiter Drawing Room and Skip washing powder have in common? The #FabulousDressProject, of course...

By Leigh Andrews 19 May 2015 06:00