Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media
Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media

Tiso Blackstar Group has clarified its position, that it is in fact performing well and ahead of expectations, following what it calls misleading reporting by Independent Media.

3 days ago

Winners of the 2018 World Press Photo Awards announced
Winners of the 2018 World Press Photo Awards announced

Ronaldo Schemidt, has been announced as the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2018. His photo depicts a man on fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.

18 Apr 2018

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Theories on the Sagarmatha JSE listing that never was

NEWSWATCH: The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed that it will not be investing in Sagarmatha Technologies.

17 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa.

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Mann Made embraces exponential change
Mann Made embraces exponential change

SingularityU co-founder, Peter Diamandis, defines a Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) as a business' aspirational motivation that brings purpose, solves big problems, creates meaningful work, and helps drive future goals. SingularityU's driving motivation is to "Positively impact the lives of a billion people", for TED it's "Ideas worth spreading", while Google drives itself forward with the mission to "Organise the world's information", and for Tesla it's to "Accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation".

Issued by Mann Made 9 Apr 2018

Exclusive Books Ballito Junction
Exclusive Books CEO calls it quits

Exclusive Books CEO Benjamin Trisk is parting ways with South Africa's largest bookseller due to "a breakdown in the relationship among shareholders".

6 Apr 2018

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Sanef says limiting Sakina Kamwendo's freedom of expression 'smacks of censorship'

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has issued a statement saying that the organisation is disturbed by the pulling of Sakina Kamwendo's show on SAFM, midway through the show and says it 'smacks of censorship'. Last week producers were instructed to take Kamwendo off air with immediate effect and fill the rest of the time with music. This was to be Kamwendo's last show as the host of SAFM's breakfast programme.

5 Apr 2018

Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but did you fall for these April Fool's headlines?

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

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Latest Warc report focus on threats to the digital advertising ecosystem

Warc has released its latest monthly Global Ad Trends report focussing on threats to the digital advertising ecosystem. In it, Warc estimates that $63.4bn was spent on programmatic advertising worldwide last year, but as little as $17.8bn (28%) may have actually made it to the 'working media' level.

29 Mar 2018

SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda
SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda

Criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is believed to be the reason behind the disappearance of South African advertising professional, Leon Orsmond. He has been missing for six weeks.

29 Mar 2018

Tiso focus on media growth, cutting debt
Tiso focus on media growth, cutting debt

Tiso Blackstar Group, the owner of Business Day, is focused on offloading noncore assets so that it can reduce debt and invest in its media business, says CEO Andrew Bonamour.

By Nick Hedley 28 Mar 2018

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South Africa ranked at #23 in 2018 Gunn Media 100 report

The results of the 2018 Gunn Media 100 were released by the Gunn Report ranking the world's most awarded and applauded campaigns and companies based on their performance in media competitions around the world.

27 Mar 2018

The PR Hustle... All images © Mick Creative.
What they don't teach you at university: The PR Hustle

There's no denying those who work in the public relations and media industry work hard. But in 2018, it's all about working smarter, not harder. So if there's a way to streamline and simplify the process of both generating content and ensuring media coverage, both sides benefit. That's where Jana Leonard's PR Hustle fills a gap.

By Leigh Andrews 27 Mar 2018