Boris Dzhingarov
2017 marketing strategies for your service-based business

Business success rates are higher than you might think, but there's still risk associated with starting a business. About 80% of businesses make it past the first year, but only 50% make it past five years. Service-based brick and mortar businesses take on even more risk because of their high overhead and small target market.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

Your 'junk' could be your holiday ticket - OLX unlocks cash and declutters
Your 'junk' could be your holiday ticket - OLX unlocks cash and declutters

An exercise by SA's leading online classified platform, OLX, has highlighted that most South African households have money ‘tied up' in unwanted goods.

Issued by OLX 19 Jul 2017

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US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'

WASHINGTON - The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants.

11 Jul 2017

Tamar Kahn (© ), Claire Bisseker (© ), Rob Rose (© , Alistair Anderson (©
Business Day, Financial Mail win multiple journalism awards

The Business Day and Financial Mail publications have won awards in the Sanlam Financial Journalism Awards, Discovery Health Journalism Awards and Sapoa Journalism Awards for Excellence.

6 Jul 2017

Google Maps release Promoted Pins - another reason your data better be 100% accurate
Google Maps release Promoted Pins - another reason your data better be 100% accurate

Search giant Google recently made a number of mapping product announcements. One of these was that users will soon see branded pins along their route on Google maps. These ‘Promoted Pins' will initially be limited to brands using Google's AdWords location extension feature.

Issued by Business Positioning Systems 5 Jul 2017

#Newsmaker: Holly Meadows, the new face of Cosmopolitan South Africa
#Newsmaker: Holly Meadows, the new face of Cosmopolitan South Africa

This week is Holly Meadows' first as editor of Cosmopolitan South Africa. She succeeds Kerrie Simon-Lawrence, who is returning to Australia.

By Jessica Tennant 4 Jul 2017

SABC8 journalist dies at 32 of a 'broken heart'
SABC8 journalist dies at 32 of a 'broken heart'

NEWSWATCH: 'SABC8' journalist Suna Venter's passing on Thursday morning was caused by cardiomyopathy, also known as ‘broken heart' syndrome, a condition brought on by trauma and prolonged periods of unnatural stress.

3 Jul 2017

Exchange-based allocation takes centre stage in SA
Exchange-based allocation takes centre stage in SA

Exchange-based dynamic allocation (EBDA) is Google's brand-new solution to all the issues around header bidding. This new product means that regardless of what platform the bid comes from, it is awarded solely based on price, which is a game changer for publishers. This product has been highly anticipated in the international market, and we have been working with Google for a while to test and launch this in sub-Saharan Africa. This solution is a server to server integration, so nothing gets done in the website source code or on the website - all the heavy lifting gets done by the technology companies and clients can plug in index exchange.

By Jeremy Abbott, Issued by The SpaceStation 30 Jun 2017

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WATCH: Mob attacks Business Day editors

Business Day editor Tim Cohen and the newspaper's editor-at-large, Peter Bruce, were threatened and assaulted by members of the Gupta-linked Black First Land First movement, who descended on Bruce's house in Parkview, Johannesburg, yesterday.

30 Jun 2017

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism
Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

LONDON - US social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May after four terror attacks in three months.

26 Jun 2017

Greg Marinovich and Zakes Mda
Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017 winners announced

This year's winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards, in association with Porcupine Ridge, were announced on Saturday night, 24 June at Tiso Blackstar Group's (formerly Times Media) new office venue at Hill on Empire in Parktown, Johannesburg.

26 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan
#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jun 2017

Spree, 24.com record double-digit growth but Media24 profit drops
Spree, 24.com record double-digit growth but Media24 profit drops

Media24 has released its annual results, which include online fashion store Spree and digital media 24.com recording double-digit growth in the past year. However, the trading profit of R249m was 39% weaker than the previous year.

26 Jun 2017