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Sprout Performance Partners share key insights from DoubleClick programmatic masterclass

Sprout Performance Partners recently attended the DoubleClick Programmatic Masterclass in London.

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New BEE ownership needn't be so scary
New BEE ownership needn't be so scary

The new B-BBEE codes are here and many businesses will have to find a black shareholder if they wish to maintain their BEE status and benefits at anywhere near the level they currently enjoy. No industry is off the hook as B-BBEE has a ripple effect that spreads across all industries in South Africa.

Issued by Pula Capital Partners 16 Feb 2017

Meltwater secures $60m debt funding with Silicon Valley Bank, Vector Capital
Meltwater secures $60m debt funding with Silicon Valley Bank, Vector Capital

Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence solutions, has announced that it has closed a $60m debt funding round with Silicon Valley Bank, and Vector Capital in order to ramp up strategic acquisitions.

Issued by Meltwater 13 Feb 2017

MediaCom South Africa promotes Ashish Williams to CEO
MediaCom South Africa promotes Ashish Williams to CEO

Ashish Williams has been named as the new CEO for MediaCom South Africa, replacing Julian Neuburger who is retiring. Ashish and Julian will be working closely together over the next few months to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible and that the handover doesn't affect the day to day of the agency's client business.

Issued by MediaCom 10 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: 140 BBDO launches third issue of I Get Paid for This zine
#DesignMonth: 140 BBDO launches third issue of I Get Paid for This zine

140 BBDO launched the third issue of its zine, I Get Paid for This at First Thursdays on 2 February to an overwhelming response.

10 Feb 2017

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ABC: Members up but print down

The ABC 4th Quarter 2016 results, released via webinar for the first time, show that the total number of products and titles reported on for the ABC 4th quarter 2016 has increased to 982 from 854 in 2015.

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Feb 2017

Bad news for Hlaudi, SABC
Bad news for Hlaudi, SABC

The Cape Town High Court has dismissed the SABC's application for leave to appeal its order that Hlaudi Motsoeneng may not occupy any position at the public broadcaster.

By Genevieve Quintal and Bekezela Phakathi 8 Feb 2017

SAFREA freelance report results.
All about freelancing in the SA media industry

Last week, SAFREA launched its first-ever freelance media trends and income report. SAFREA chair Laura Rawden shares insights into the changing role of freelancing in SA, its impact on the current state of media and the economic value of freelancers in the media space compared to their full-time counterparts.

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jan 2017

How is fake news driving SA's political agendas?
How is fake news driving SA's political agendas?

On Friday 20 January 2017 the unwitting Twitter user may have been inclined to believe that respected South African journalists were suddenly squaring up against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

27 Jan 2017

New printing deal set to lift Media24
New printing deal set to lift Media24

The death of one of the leading figures in the printing industry has opened the way for Media24 to cut costs drastically in its printed media operations.

27 Jan 2017

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#TRENDING: Social media resistance and ‘alternative' facts

When the President of the United States is called out for blatant lies on his very first day in office by the media – facts which are then dismissed as “alternative facts” by his team in turn, you know we are in for a headache-inducing time and an era of obfuscation.

By Louise Marsland 27 Jan 2017

SAFREA releases first-ever freelance media trends and income report
SAFREA releases first-ever freelance media trends and income report

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has released groundbreaking research into the local freelance economy with the 2016 SA Freelance Media Industry and Rates Report.

Issued by SAFREA 25 Jan 2017

Naspers fights proposal for rotating auditors of listed companies every 10 years
Naspers fights proposal for rotating auditors of listed companies every 10 years

Media group Naspers has objected to a plan to make listed companies rotate their audit firms every 10 years.

By Reitumetse Pitso 24 Jan 2017