Statement on the death of Gordon Patterson
Statement on the death of Gordon Patterson

The Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) is devastated by the news of the untimely and tragic death of Gordon Patterson.

Issued by AMASA 22 Jul 2016

SABC four fired by e-mail
SABC four fired by e-mail

Four of the eight journalists facing SABC disciplinary charges, have been fired via e-mail, trade union Solidarity said yesterday.

19 Jul 2016

Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo
Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo

Communications doyen and former business journalist, Ruth Golembo, passed away suddenly on Thursday, 14 July 2016. She was 54. Her funeral on Sunday, 17 July 2016, at Cape Town's Jewish Cemetery, was well-attended by media, communications professionals and business stalwarts alike.

18 Jul 2016

[Newsmaker] Lerato Tshabalala - editor of The Afropolitan
[Newsmaker] Lerato Tshabalala - editor of The Afropolitan

Lerato Tshabalala has been appointed as the new editor for The Afropolitan magazine. She's set to bring a fresh new editorial outlook to the publication, which readers have been enjoying for the past 10 years.

By Beverley Klein 18 Jul 2016

Vizeum South Africa welcomes Cape Town media director appointment
Vizeum South Africa welcomes Cape Town media director appointment

Having recently announced the key management changes to the Vizeum South Africa office, it is with great excitement to announce the appointment of Eben Gewers to the Vizeum team, coming on board as Media Director Cape Town from 6 July.

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 13 Jul 2016

Programmatic video - the real-time future of visual brand storytelling has arrived
Programmatic video - the real-time future of visual brand storytelling has arrived

The revolution of the future may continue to be televised, but more and more consumers will be watching it unfold on their mobile devices rather than on their TVs. As marketers, we need to be preparing ourselves for a profound shift in consumer behaviour as our customers stream more video and watch less linear television.

By Andre Steenekamp 13 Jul 2016

Failure to comply could see SABC licence revoked: Icasa
Failure to comply could see SABC licence revoked: Icasa

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) could, in an "extreme" case, see its licence revoked.

12 Jul 2016

Discount-based media buying #mustfall
Discount-based media buying #mustfall

Media buying (online in particular) is evolving. Believe it or not, your target audience is smart. It's no longer about placing an advert during the 8pm news or a banner ad on a news website.

By Jacques du Bruyn 12 Jul 2016

Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison
Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison

Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in jail for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day in 2013.

6 Jul 2016

Mindshare's 'Why Media' session at Red and Yellow
Mindshare's 'Why Media' session at Red and Yellow

Mindshare South Africa's Team MTN visited Red and Yellow School of Logic and Magic (Johannesburg) on 30 June to take the 2016 learners through the disciplines of media in a session called 'Why Media'.

Issued by Mindshare South Africa 5 Jul 2016

Who's making a big impression on Biz?
Who's making a big impression on Biz?

As Bizcommunity's reputation as a premier global resource for industry news from the African continent increases, so our 600+ Press Office holders and company listings are reaping the benefits, often seeing more dramatically increased engagement for their corporate content than they might be be able to generate from their own networks.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Jul 2016

Breaking down the content strategy
Breaking down the content strategy

Up to 70% of branded content is not consumed. Adopting a content strategy like the one demonstrated by the Content Value Pyramid can reduce waste and generate higher engagement.

By Federico Dedeu 1 Jul 2016

Naspers increasingly mobile
Naspers increasingly mobile

Naspers is further transforming itself into a mobile-first applications business as people, particularly in emerging markets, use smartphones to make transactions.

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 Jul 2016