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Amla and the sport reporting mistruths

Which of these statements is true: a) Cricketer Hashim Amla turned down an interview with an 'improperly dressed' Indian female journalist and asked her to change her attire before he's give her a soundbite, b) Amla pays a fine for not wearing the Castle Lager logo on his shirt, or c) None of the above. Welcome to the murky waters of 'ethical journalism'.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Tips for effective newsjacking in social media marketing
Tips for effective newsjacking in social media marketing

With the proliferation of social media sites, social media marketing practices and social media management tools have become an integrated part of everyday life.

By AIMEÉ SERRÃO 2 days ago

Gareth Cliff wins mammoth lawsuit against M-Net
Gareth Cliff wins mammoth lawsuit against M-Net

Axed Idols judge Gareth Cliff won a mammoth lawsuit against M-Net on Friday, hours before the first auditions for the show were due to start.

29 Jan 2016

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Real value in media

In 2016, value is more important than ever. Clients are feeling the pressure of economic conditions and need to show ROI on their business decisions.

By Quinton Jones 28 Jan 2016

Six trends communications professionals shouldn't ignore in 2016
Six trends communications professionals shouldn't ignore in 2016

As we settle into the new year, communication specialists traditionally take the time to evaluate the biggest trends that affected the profession in 2015. From a marketing and communications perspective, indicators of profound social change, both globally and in South Africa, are often visible markers of shifting customer behaviour and, if correctly identified and anticipated, can present both opportunities and challenges for marketing and brand decision-makers.

27 Jan 2016

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Safrea remains opposed to unpaid internships in any form

After a spate of national unpaid internship offers, and the resulting debate on social media in South Africa, the Southern African Freelancers' Association (Safrea), as a representative of media freelancers and a healthy student membership category, clarifies its stance on the matter.

22 Jan 2016

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Power of the Primedia podcast

There's no doubt this is the year of the podcast. It's been dubbed one of the top trends for 2016. With its forward-thinking, 'do it all' attitude, little wonder that Primedia has hopped on the bandwagon.

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jan 2016

Mindshare South Africa appoints CEO - Mindshare South Africa
Mindshare South Africa appoints CEO

Mindshare South Africa, the global media agency network that is part of WPP, has appointed Thabang Ramogase as its CEO.

Issued by Mindshare South Africa 19 Jan 2016

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Gareth Cliff and R25m: The price of freedom of speech?

NEWSWATCH: MyBroadband reports that Gareth Cliff is now suing M-Net for R25m - and his job back, of course.

19 Jan 2016

Unpacking 2016 media trends - The Redzone
Unpacking 2016 media trends

With steady advances and innovation in media, marketers have countless opportunities to connect with consumers if they heed the trends that will influence the industry in the year ahead. There are four main trends shaping the media landscape this year, writes Marketing Week's Mindi Chahal, including the shift from volume to value in social media and the rise of digital and video-on-demand services.

By Lynette Dicey, Issued by The Redzone 15 Jan 2016

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The Star newspaper falls for a fictional brutal death story told on Twitter

On 8 January 2016, a Twitter user by the name of January 21st (@JustKhuthi) began tweeting a 70-tweet long story about a gruesome killing of a girl named Kamogelo Peterson (Kamo).

By Myolisi Sikupela 13 Jan 2016

Marketers will unite sales and media touchpoints in new ways in 2016, says Millward Brown - Millward Brown
Marketers will unite sales and media touchpoints in new ways in 2016, says Millward Brown

Annual Digital and Media Predictions outline the need to optimise video and mobile advertising, evaluate connected TV opportunities and develop inspiring branded content

Issued by Millward Brown 12 Jan 2016

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Daily Maverick shuts down comments... for now

In an editorial piece titled We tried. We really, really did, the Daily Maverick team explains why they've made the decision to (temporarily) suspend their comments section.

12 Jan 2016