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Chris Brewer
Making a tit of yourself in the media

There's been a lot of bleating recently about "freedom of the press". It picked up momentum at the State Of The Nation Address when the cell phone signals were jammed. Before that happened journalists started resigning from various publications due to apparent interference from new owners.

By Chris Brewer 2 Mar 2015 14:17

Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts
Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is in the firing line over 'irregular' adverts placed in The New Age, reports City Press...

2 Mar 2015 08:35

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Publicis Groupe Epic Communications
Publicis Groupe Epic Communications

PARIS, FRANCE / JOHANNESBURG-CAPE TOWN, SA: Publicis Groupe has announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, one of SA's leading independent integrated strategic communications agencies...

26 Feb 2015 13:15

Danette Breitenbach
[Bookmarks] The secret to digital success

Digital is a different animal to other mediums, with its own nuances and particularities. Just as some television commercials fail, so not all digital campaigns succeed. On the eve of the IAB Bookmark Awards, which recognises outstanding achievement in the digital industry, I posed the question: What is the secret to a successful digital campaign?"

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Feb 2015 10:01

Ed Herbst
Brand and newspaper sales... When the customer isn't king

'People should buy the newspapers they trust and part of that derives from a feeling of some certainty that you will find in your newspaper a reflection of the world as you see it...' - Peter Bruce, 'Thick end of the wedge' Business Day 16/1/2014

By Ed Herbst 17 Feb 2015 08:13

Threat to gag Sunday Times over hidden Swiss billions
Threat to gag Sunday Times over hidden Swiss billions

Banking giant HSBC has threatened the Sunday Times for exposing the wealthy South Africans who stashed R23bn in secretive Swiss bank accounts, demanding all this data be 'destroyed'...

By Rob Rose and Tina Weavind 16 Feb 2015 06:26

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Marion Scher
The state of news

It doesn't take a genius to work out that the way people take in news has totally changed over the last number of years...

By Marion Scher 11 Feb 2015 05:49

SAPA's end: start of a new collaborative era
SAPA's end: start of a new collaborative era

The announcement that the South African Press Association (SAPA) will cease operations on 31 March has been met with widespread dismay. Speculation on the impact of the decision range from decreased quantity and diversity of articles featuring in national publications, to a fear that smaller regional publications might have to merge or close as a steady news stream from SAPA dries up.

9 Feb 2015 14:18

Sapa, 76, to close
Sapa, 76, to close

NEWSWATCH: Sapa, SA's only independent national wire service, is closing, reports Mail & Guardian...

6 Feb 2015 06:29

Eskom implements load-shedding
Eskom implements load-shedding

Eskom has implemented load-shedding as of 1000 this morning...

4 Feb 2015 10:31

Creative Circle results for November/December 2014
Creative Circle results for November/December 2014

The Creative Circle Ad of the Month results for November/December 2014 have been announced.

3 Feb 2015 08:55