Three predictions for OTT, VOD, and programmatic TV in 2017
Three predictions for OTT, VOD, and programmatic TV in 2017

TV will always be a cornerstone in advertising. The total ad spend on linear TV is expected to reach almost $74 billion this year, showing just how strong the industry remains. But the TV category is also changing rapidly. From OTT to programmatic, advertisers and broadcasters are seeing shifts in traditional TV like never before. So what should we expect in the New Year? Here are three predictions.

By Gerry Sutton, Issued by Media Host 6 Dec 2016

Brand South Africa: persuading talent to come home in a crisis
Brand South Africa: persuading talent to come home in a crisis

"Have a conversation with somebody that is not like you." In the latest episode of With or Without Sugar, Giles Shepherd of The Brand Alive Group hears from Angel Jones of Homecoming Revolution about what South Africans should be doing to help Brand South Africa to regain its lost equity.

Issued by Brand Alive 6 Dec 2016

Emirates Twitter Page Leveraging off Jennifer Aniston brand association
When fame is no longer enough: Brand ambassadors in the age of social media

Starting in the 1940s and '50s, celebrity endorsements began changing the marketing landscape. Soap, shampoo, suntan lotion: Ronald Reagan himself endorsed a brand of cigarettes. Leveraging Hollywood stars' power and recognisability, companies first tapped into the potential of the Big Screen.

By JP Kloppers 5 Dec 2016

Hanohiki © –
The swing of pernicious media influence

I'm getting seriously worried about the changing media in South Africa (and throughout the world, for that matter).

By Chris Brewer 5 Dec 2016

A renaissance in the Mother City

The increase of agency mergers in Cape Town - the White House and Johannesburg's AM-C formed DDB SA, the 3D Agency and IMA came together as Blueprint, and Young & Rubicam acquiredTholet Sievers to form Y&R Tholet - has played a big role in the renaissance of Cape advertising which began last year.

27 Jun 2001

Consumers' brain is the key

Forget the idea that 50% of your advertising is wasted, as Lord Leverhulme, founder of the Lever Brothers grocery empire, was wont to lament. The reality is probably closer to 80%, at least when it comes to advertising that leads to sales.

27 Jun 2001

Investing in communications

[Marketing Mix, April 2001] The promotions, advertising and communications fraternity is under increasing scrutiny by clients to justify costs and quantify performance. The communications industry needs to respond to these heightened demands by focusing corporate efforts on developing long-term brand-building partnerships with clients.

Issued by Grapevine Communications 14 Apr 2001

Salut to a new healthy lifestyle
Salut to a new healthy lifestyle

Launching this week from The Publishing Partnership is new healthy lifestyle magazine Salut. Aimed at active professionals aged 20 - 50, the quarterly title will hit the newsstands on Thursday, 27 May 2009.

1 Jan 1900

HRC public hearing on ‘coconuts'

NEWSWATCH: On Wednesday, 5 March 2008, the South African Human Rights Commission will hold a public forum concerning the racial prejudice complaints against the controversial Forum of Black Journalists and the issue of exclusive organizations, reports IOL. Meanwhile, SABC chief executive Dali Mpofu was hauled over the coals by ANC MPs yesterday, Tuesday 26 February, at the National Assembly committee on communication, also writes IOL.

1 Jan 1900

Student wins radio show
Student wins radio show

Ursula Cronjé, a 21 year old media studies student at the University of the Free State, is the winner of OFM's recent win your own radio show competition, which was promoted in the OFM Greatest Hits Volume II CD released end of last year.

1 Jan 1900

Increase in earnings for Kagiso

Kagiso Media released its interim results for the six months ending December 2006 yesterday, Tuesday 13 February 2007, reporting a 34.6% increase in headline earnings to R77.7 million (2005: R57.8 million) off a revenue leap of 33.4% to R369.7 million (2005: R277 million). A dividend of 31c per share was declared, giving the share a dividend yield of 43%.

1 Jan 1900

Fresh Eye donates talent to three Vuka entrants

An important part of Fresh Eye Production's culture is to use their production and directing skills to highlight the plight of welfare organisations in South Africa.

Issued by Fresh Eye Film Productions 1 Jan 1900

Peter Gilbert
World class sales benchmarking study

Our 1994 World Class Sales Excellence Research Report declared sales as the next business frontier. Over the last several years, companies have had their focus sharpened by an external force... that of the customer.

By Peter Gilbert 1 Jan 1900

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