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Anja Cavanagh from Focal Points.
Why machine learning is the most important media analysis trend for 2019

Anja Cavanagh from Focal Points elaborates on the importance of media analysis, the state of the industry and talks us through a few trends she predicts for 2019 and beyond...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

Innovation is a group activity
Innovation is a group activity

Playing your good-idea cards close to your chest isn't a smart move, says Graham Deneys, group strategy director at Carat...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 1 day ago

#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally
#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally

The Committee to Protect Journalists releases 'The Last Column' book to highlight the human cost of journalism around the globe. The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists...

2 days ago

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Why news outlets should think twice about republishing the New Zealand mosque shooter's livestream

In an appalling example of the latest technology, the gunman reportedly livestreamed his killings on Facebook. Amplifying the spread of this kind of material can be harmful...

By Colleen Murrell 3 days ago

Andrew Robertson, president and CEO BBDO Worldwide.
Best of the Best Warc Rankings for 2019 revealed

Warc has released the results of its first-ever 'Best of the Best' global index of excellence, to showcase the best all-round agencies and brands by aggregating results from across all three recently released Warc Rankings - Creative 100, Effective 100 and Media 100...

3 days ago

As seen in the Kantar AdReaction Getting Gender Right webinar.
#FairnessFirst: Get gender right in advertising by sidestepping stereotypes

The Kantar insight division's Duncan Southgate, global brand director of media and Jane Ostler, global head of media, recently presented a global webinar session in headline findings from their latest AdReaction study on the challenges of gender-progressive marketing and getting gender right in advertising. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Eight names recommended for SABC board
Eight names recommended for SABC board

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications has adopted a final report that recommends eight candidates to fill the SABC board...

15 Mar 2019

Mazzio with Academy Penguin Hall on 10 December 2018, where they discussed A Hero For Daisy and the urgency to break rules that hold women back. Image via
#YPOEdge: Mary Mazzio on making films that move the needle on social issues

I spoke to Mary Mazzio, former Olympic rower and lawyer, now independent documentary filmmaker and CEO of 50 Eggs Films, about the power of a socially savvy millennial audience and her dedication to making films with social impact...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Mar 2019

Creative coalition to challenge Copyright Amendment Bill
Creative coalition to challenge Copyright Amendment Bill

Coalition for Effective Copyright rallies to protect the rights of creators, producers, publishers and those working in the creative sector from the far-reaching negative impact of the bill...

13 Mar 2019

#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson
#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson

Brand Cartel's newly appointed Cilla Thompson tells us what it's like to be the oldest in the team and that all the office is missing is literally a pool and a flamingo. Oh and that she's rubbed shoulders with David Beckham and Antonio Banderas on shoot...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Mar 2019

2019 Media Strategy Report released
2019 Media Strategy Report released

Warc has released its 2019 Media Strategy Report, highlighting key trends and themes for an effective media strategy...

13 Mar 2019

Stock photo image bank of professional African women created
Stock photo image bank of professional African women created

Ellipsis and Picha collaborate to create stock images of professional African women...

12 Mar 2019

#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent Lindeque
#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent Lindeque

The year is off to a great start for Brent Lindeque, founder of South Africa's Good Things Guy, having recently won 'Best South African Blog of the Year' and been named the category winner of 'Social Enterprise and Philanthropy' and the fourth most influential South African in the '100 Most Influential Young South Africans' poll...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2019

MediaCom wins triple crown in WARC Media 100
MediaCom wins triple crown in WARC Media 100

MediaCom has topped the WARC Media 100 for the second year in a row. MediaCom was named as the Agency Network of the Year, while MediaCom Israel was named Agency of the Year...

Issued by MediaCom 12 Mar 2019

Don't be a one-trick pony; there's more to PR than media relations
Don't be a one-trick pony; there's more to PR than media relations

Public relations has historically been considered a press release machine, driving awareness through editorial, and relying on AVEs (advertising value equivalents) to demonstrate value through the estimated cost of the press release coverage achieved...

Issued by Brandfundi 12 Mar 2019

2019 Nedbank IMC Conference ahead of the game with live streaming on Facebook
2019 Nedbank IMC Conference ahead of the game with live streaming on Facebook

The 2019 Nedbank IMC Conference kicks off on 14 March 2019, and is set to be the biggest IMC conference to date with over 600 delegates attending...

Issued by IMC Conference 12 Mar 2019

Podcaster Manoush Zomorodi was one of the YPO Edge 2019 speakers. Image via .
#YPOEdge: Manoush Zomorodi on the personal power of podcasts

Last week, YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town, on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. I spoke to Bored and Brilliant author and podcaster Manoush Zomorodi about the popularity of media with a personal touch...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Mar 2019

For a glimpse into the future where technology drives innovation and disruption - be at Mediatech Africa 2019
For a glimpse into the future where technology drives innovation and disruption - be at Mediatech Africa 2019

As we power into the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the development of technology is gaining increasing momentum and evolving at the speed of light...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 12 Mar 2019

Cal Fussman at the CTICC ahead of his YPO talk. Image via his .
#YPOEdge: Cal Fussman on the compelling social impact of storytelling on the long game

Last week, YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town, on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. I spoke to master storyteller Cal Fussman about lessons he's learned from interviewing the likes of Simon Sinek...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Mar 2019

Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines
Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines

Facebook has revealed its plans to help stop the spread of fake information about vaccines on its platform...

By Shereesa Moodley 11 Mar 2019

Gillette deodorant campaign '' by MediaCom Connections Tel Aviv is the most awarded campaign of 2018.
Results of Warc Media 100 announced

Warc has announced the results of the Warc Media 100, an independent annual ranking of the world's most awarded campaigns and companies for creativity and innovation in media...

11 Mar 2019

The SpaceStation and 24.com launch Social Display, a product to drive brand engagement
The SpaceStation and 24.com launch Social Display, a product to drive brand engagement

On 1 March 2019, The SpaceStation officially launched Social Display, a product developed by technology partner Polar to drive brand engagement...

Issued by The SpaceStation 8 Mar 2019

Massiv Metro throws its hat in the ring at the Liberty Radio Awards
Massiv Metro throws its hat in the ring at the Liberty Radio Awards

The race is on as the Liberty Radio Awards get closer, and Massiv Metro is rallying for your 'X' to bring the award home...

Issued by Massiv Media 8 Mar 2019

Tim Cohen and Pieter-Louis Myburgh © Twitter.
Tim Cohen and Pieter-Louis Myburgh join Daily Maverick as part of newsroom expansion

Respected financial journalist and editor Tim Cohen has joined Daily Maverick's newly established Business Maverick as of 1 March 2019.

8 Mar 2019

MediaShop's Dick Reed has passed away.
RIP Dick Reed, founder of The MediaShop

The MediaShop's Richard John Raddon Reed, who only wanted to be called Dick, and who was the founder of The MediaShop, has passed away...

7 Mar 2019

Moneyweb announces multi-channel partnership with United Stations
Moneyweb announces multi-channel partnership with United Stations

Moneyweb has concluded a strategic partnership with specialist media sales house United Stations, as its exclusive sales representative across all of its media properties...

Issued by United Stations 7 Mar 2019

Exciting changes ahead for Spark Media
Exciting changes ahead for Spark Media

Spark Media has announced that as from 1 March 2019, the company will be separating its digital and print sales divisions into two distinct entities...

Issued by Spark Media 6 Mar 2019

MediaCom tops COMvergence New Business Barometer for 2018
MediaCom tops COMvergence New Business Barometer for 2018

MediaCom has been named as the world's most successful agency network of 2018 in the COMvergence New Business Barometer Full Year 2018 report...

Issued by MediaCom 6 Mar 2019

6 South African entries shortlisted for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards
6 South African entries shortlisted for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced finalists in the 2019 Global Media Awards competition, featuring six South African entries...

6 Mar 2019

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