The night's big winners - Journalist of the year, Sipho Masondo of City Press; SA story of the Year, Suzanne Venter of Rapport; Upcoming/Rising Star of the Year, Botshilo Maake of City Press; and Lifetime achiever, Juby Mayet.
All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017 winners!

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017 winners have been announced, with Investigative Journalism category winner, Suzanne Venter from Rapport winning the SA Story of the Year for Life Esidimeni and City Press' Sipho Masondo crowned Journalist of the Year. Masondo was also a finalist in the Investigative Journalism category for Watergate.

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Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Whether via broadcast TV or online, news is increasingly being watched as opposed to read, particularly on mobile phones, in Africa.

16 Oct 2017

'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media
'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media

TOKYO, Japan: The news that a young reporter at Japan's public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country's media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm.

13 Oct 2017

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report at the Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg earlier today, 12 October.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

Red Cherry Interactive named third-best media sales consultancy at the MOST Awards 2017
Red Cherry Interactive named third-best media sales consultancy at the MOST Awards 2017

It was a very proud moment for the Red Cherry sales team at the MOST Awards this year. Red Cherry Interactive was named third-best media sales consultancy at the ninth annual MOST Awards that took place on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 11 Oct 2017

Initiative Media wins the Burger King media account
Initiative Media wins the Burger King media account

Initiative Media is thrilled to announce that they have won the Burger King® media account, effective September 2017. Marc Taback CEO of Initiative Media, “This is a significant win for us and we are exceptionally proud to be working on the Burger King® business based out of our Cape Town agency.”

Issued by Initiative Media 11 Oct 2017

‘White like me' advert grounds Dove
‘White like me' advert grounds Dove

Many in the local advertising community on Monday were aghast at global beauty brand Dove's huge public relations gaffe in posting an online advertisement showing a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman in the next frame.

By Jeremy Maggs 10 Oct 2017

Andrea Quaye
AB InBev Africa appoints Dentsu Aegis

AB InBev Africa has appointed Dentsu Aegis as its media planning and buying agency for its Africa business. This follows the completion of a review of the company's media planning and buying capabilities at a global level to reduce complexity and structure the approach to marketing into one consistent operating model.

4 Oct 2017

The Coca-Cola Company appoints Carat across the WIMA region
The Coca-Cola Company appoints Carat across the WIMA region

Carat Sub-Saharan Africa is thrilled to announce that after a rigorous pitch process, The Coca-Cola Company has selected the agency to lead the media planning, strategy and buying for the brand.

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 2 Oct 2017

SA's social brand champions
SA's social brand champions

Who are South Africa's top performing social brands?

Issued by Ornico 27 Sep 2017

Move over content and distribution, user experience is king
Move over content and distribution, user experience is king

PwC's ‘Entertainment and media outlook: 2017 - 2021: An African perspective' foresees content and distribution moving aside as user experience takes centre stage. The report was launched yesterday at Urban Brew Studios in Johannesburg.

22 Sep 2017

#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition
#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition

Tiso Blackstar Group's automotive standalone supplement, Sunday Times Motoring is going to be inserted into the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine section, as Lifestyle Motoring, with the first edition featuring this Sunday, 24 September 2017. Thereafter each edition will be published in the last edition of the paper each month.

By Jessica Tennant 22 Sep 2017