Rene van den Berg © –
In 10 years, magazine sales have halved

What does this mean? Well, lots of things, but it's certainly not the catastrophe many would have you believe.

By Chris Brewer 24 Apr 2017

Lindemann and Latief of MediamarkSA.
Mediamark makes sure you're upskilled and in the know

The Radisson Blu La Vendome in Sea Point was buzzing on Thursday, 23 March 2017 with marketers and agency creatives excited for the launch of Mediamark's In the Know Now.

By Leigh Andrews 24 Apr 2017

Mpange Chapeshamano
#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices.

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2017

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Real-time advertising can catapult newspapers to greater revenues

Publications can improve advertising revenues if they take advantage of real-time print adverts and that will help not only their ailing fortunes but the ailing fortunes of publishing printers, too.

By Vaughan Patterson 18 Apr 2017

Media: Dark art or science?
Media: Dark art or science?

Let's face it, 2017 is already tougher than 2016, which was in turn was tougher than the previous year. The advertising industry is under pressure, and media agencies are not excluded from this.

By Quinton Jones 17 Apr 2017

Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon
Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon

Fake news, post-truths, alternative facts - call it what you will, there's a definite need to cut through the clutter of bias, opinion and untruths getting published as hard news. Here's what Herman Wasserman, professor of media studies at UCT and Lauren Green, senior analyst at BrandsEye mentioned at Safrea Cape Town's recent fake news event.

By Leigh Andrews 13 Apr 2017

AMASA media bursary application now open
AMASA media bursary application now open

Calling for fresh blood to join the industry and for the industry to nominate a candidate for the 2017 AMASA bursary

Issued by AMASA 12 Apr 2017

Naspers invests an additional R960m in Takealot
Naspers invests an additional R960m in Takealot

Takealot Online (Pty) Ltd today announced a R960m investment from Naspers, highlighting the media group's continued commitment to the online retailer and its confidence in the potential of South Africa's e-commerce sector, and following investments from Tiger Global and Naspers in 2015.

11 Apr 2017

Kaya FM 95.9 new line-up change
Kaya FM 95.9 new line-up change

The Kaya daytime line-up has been largely established, with Bob Mabena and Mo-G having been at the station for the last five years.

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 11 Apr 2017

A clear content strategy will turn you into this unicorn, leaving satisfied customers clamouring for more of your magical marketing messages. Image © Shamain –
Clear content marketing strategy = happy customers + happy boss

Content marketing is essential for your brand to become a thought leader, but that's impossible without a well-planned strategy in place. Here's what I learned from BlueMagnet's recent content marketing and social media training course, such as how to 'poop candyfloss', among other magical things.

By Leigh Andrews 7 Apr 2017

Popimedia launches CMO2020 initiative
Popimedia launches CMO2020 initiative

Amidst the backdrop of a rapidly evolving business environment, characterised by a need for innovation to cut through the marketing clutter, and the growing trend of digital disruption led by mobile, the role of the chief marketing officers (CMOs) of the future will be fundamentally different to what it is today.

6 Apr 2017

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Fake news or April fools?

The nation wasn't in much of a jokey state of mind this past weekend due to the political climate, but there were a few April Fools' Day funnies to brighten the mood.

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2017

Aileen Lamb
#Newsmaker: Aileen Lamb, New Media's new MD

Aileen Lamb succeeds Bridget McCarney as MD of New Media, of which McCarney is now the CEO, both effective 2 April.

By Jessica Tennant 3 Apr 2017