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New Age and ANN7 staff told their jobs are safe after Guptas sell to Mzwanele Manyi

Staff at the Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age have been told that their jobs are safe following the announcement that Oakbay are offloading their media interests.

By Genevieve Quintal 1 day ago

TMI wins Woolworths South Africa
TMI wins Woolworths South Africa

TMI continues to soar in 2017. TMI Media, formed in Oct 2016, has been awarded the prestigious above-the-line media business of Woolworths South Africa after a robust pitch process.

Issued by TMI 16 Aug 2017

Mom in media
Mom in media

It was really a daunting thought of coming back to the world of media, after spending a year away from the industry upon having my first baby. After all, a year away from media is like dog years, multiplied by seven. So much can change in a relatively short space of time. I gave all of my time and attention to my little one and blocked out, for the most part, social media and any advertising or media-related conversation, other than having the radio constantly playing during the day in an effort to not over-stimulate my baby with what was on television. How was I going to assimilate back into the media world again? How was I going to catch up with all the changes? How would I cope with a full work day under a fair amount of sleep deprivation (my boy wasn't, and still isn't sleeping through the night)? After spending every single minute of every day with him for the past 365 days, how would this affect me emotionally? Was I going to be bursting into tears at my desk, or in meetings because I miss him so much? These are all very scary thoughts that kept me up at night, for about a month before returning to work.

By Hemlata Naidoo, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 15 Aug 2017

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Is print media about to curl up its toes and die?

The Audit Bureau of Circulations recently reported that, overall, consumer magazine circulations grew over the past year by just under 3%, which isn't too bad considering that they fell 11.7% in the 4th quarter of 2016 from the same period in 2015.

By Chris Brewer 14 Aug 2017

Significant losses for some in Q2 ABC
Significant losses for some in Q2 ABC

The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) figures for Q2 (April to June 2017) released this morning contained few surprises with press and magazines declining over Q1 and over the prior year.

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Aug 2017

Training programme for young creatives
Training programme for young creatives

Live Mag, an online magazine created for young people by young people, is looking for 12 young South Africans between the age of 18 - 25 years to train into multimedia content producers.

8 Aug 2017

The Gathering 2017 Media Edition.Credit: Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp.org.za.
How to save SA from state capture and media elitism

It is possible to turn the tide of corruption in South Africa and revitalise the economy within six months if our political leadership, in partnership with business, puts self-interest aside and works for the good of all 55 million South Africans. State capture thievery is estimated to have cost South Africa R100 billion.

By Louise Marsland 4 Aug 2017

Luke McKend. Credit: Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp.org.za
Fake news is ‘weaponised social media'

Fake news is the new battleground for media freedom as social media is “weaponised” for propaganda purposes and fake news, commented Huffington Post South Africa editor-at-large, Ferial Haffajee.

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

Primedia Broadcasting brings in heavyweight Mark Jakins as CCO
Primedia Broadcasting brings in heavyweight Mark Jakins as CCO

Primedia Broadcasting will be bringing in the extensive expertise and skills of Mark Jakins to take on a new strategic business leadership role of Chief Commercial Officer from 1 September 2017.

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 3 Aug 2017

Top newspaper finalists announced
Top newspaper finalists announced

The Publishers Support Services (PSS) has announced the 2017 finalists of the Frewin, McCall and Joel Mervis Awards. Judging the entries was Clive Loxton, creative faculty head of the AAA School of Advertising and convener of judges and Logan Naidu, Tebogo Serobatse and Linda Rademan.

3 Aug 2017

Important notice from DStv Media Sales to advertisers
Important notice from DStv Media Sales to advertisers

DStv Media Sales is offering 25% bonus airtime for every rand of airtime bought by qualifying small agencies. The bonus airtime will be scheduled by DStv Media Sales in available inventory.

Issued by DStv Media Sales 2 Aug 2017

#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game
#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game

The Sunday Times recently launched Money - a new personal finance section which appears every weekend in the Business Times - which is edited by Laura du Preez, former editor of Independent Media's personal finance publications, who joined the Tiso Blackstar Group in May this year.

By Jessica Tennant 25 Jul 2017

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Customer Experience Management Summit returns to Cape Town

The sixth Customer Experience (CX) Management Summit in Africa, taking place 16-17 August 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town, will explore current and future state of CX to strengthen the industry within the African continent

24 Jul 2017