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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 1 day ago

The IFC wants to hear from small businesses in South Africa - take the survey!
The IFC wants to hear from small businesses in South Africa - take the survey!

In collaboration with Kantar, the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is asking small business owners in South Africa to share the challenges and opportunities they face through an online survey...

Issued by Kantar TNS 1 day ago

Renowned
Renowned

Renowned is for anyone who wants to unlock the power in their network by leveraging the online world...

Issued by DigitLab 15 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

Why top companies advertise on BusinessTech
Why top companies advertise on BusinessTech

BusinessTech offers South African companies exceptional reach and value-for-money to market their business and technology products...

Issued by BusinessTech 13 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

This is Momo, or Mother Bird.
Why children's social media safety is in the spotlight after the wake of the #Momochallenge hoax

Described by Paper magazine as a "...saucer-eyed, lipless bird lady with trendy bangs and Voldemort nostrils," it's easy to see why Momo is the latest social media scare, as it's reportedly being hacked into child-friendly apps such as Peppa Pig, Fornite and YouTube Kids. But read this before you ban your young ones from using the internet...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Mar 2019

Why the smartest marketers choose MyBroadband
Why the smartest marketers choose MyBroadband

MyBroadband easily outperforms other marketing channels for IT products and services in South Africa, which is why it should be a core part of any marketing campaign...

Issued by MyBroadband 6 Mar 2019

IncuBeta teams up with Red & Yellow to boost performance-based digital media skills
IncuBeta teams up with Red & Yellow to boost performance-based digital media skills

Digital marketing holding company, IncuBeta, is partnering with Red & Yellow Creative School of Business to offer a new performance-based digital media course...

Issued by incuBeta 26 Feb 2019

#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"
#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"

A new campaign by Libresse, called #BloodNormal, aims to encourage positive cultural change around euphemisms and end period shaming by showing realistic depictions of periods...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2019

Mom buys everywhere for everyone. Is she buying your brand?
Mom buys everywhere for everyone. Is she buying your brand?

You may have heard that 73% of moms make the purchasing decisions in the home, but how do you tap into that purchasing power?...

Issued by Exposure Marketing 22 Feb 2019

Brandwatch appoints YOUKNOW as African channel partner
Brandwatch appoints YOUKNOW as African channel partner

After four years of supporting Crimson Hexagon in Africa as well as the successful merger of Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon in 2018, YOUKNOW Digital has been appointed as the official distribution partner to Brandwatch...

Issued by YOUKNOW Digital 21 Feb 2019

TheConversation.com
How metrics are changing editorial decisions in African newsrooms

Newsrooms in Africa, like their counterparts around the world, are embracing new media tools like analytics or editorial metrics to aid in the editorial decision-making process...

By Dr Admire Mare and Dumisani Moyo 20 Feb 2019

Pippa Green is the new Press Ombud. © .
Pippa Green appointed as the new Press Ombud

The South African Press Council has appointed Pippa Green, a renowned and seasoned journalist and writer as the new Press Ombud...

19 Feb 2019

Vaccines are an important health intervention. Shutterstock
Why anti-vaccine beliefs and ideas spread so fast on the internet

There's been a recent increase globally in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases....

By Marina Joubert & Francois van Schalkwyk 14 Feb 2019

365 Digital launches the Ad Tech Masterclass Series
365 Digital launches the Ad Tech Masterclass Series

365 Digital, supported by Google, are hosting a series of Ad Tech Masterclasses during 2019 aimed at fostering a greater unified online advertising ecosystem.

Issued by 365 Digital 6 Feb 2019

MyBroadband hits biggest South African IT readership in history
MyBroadband hits biggest South African IT readership in history

MyBroadband topped the January 2019 South African IT readership rankings with 2.78 million unique monthly visitors and 10 million page views...

Issued by MyBroadband 5 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting
#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting

One of the basic tenets of journalism is to tell the true story. But everyone's version of the story is shaded by personal background - and what if your background doesn't match that of the subject? It shouldn't make a difference, but it does. Here's why UK publishers are now hiring diversity executives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Feb 2019

New data reveals the best place for South African tech companies to advertise
New data reveals the best place for South African tech companies to advertise

New data from a large online marketing campaign reveals that MyBroadband has outperformed all other channels for exposure, engagement, and lead generation...

Issued by MyBroadband 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Melissa Attree's top content marketing trends for right now
#BizTrends2019: Melissa Attree's top content marketing trends for right now

Those that fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Luckily, in the January 2019 Meltwater webinar, Ogilvy Cape Town's creative director Melissa Attree explained how to evolve your content marketing strategy for success in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jan 2019

Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape
Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape

Seven of the top ten fastest growing internet populations in the world are in Africa, and there is an 81% mobile penetration rate on the continent...

By Mike Higley 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

BusinessTech appoints new deputy editor
BusinessTech appoints new deputy editor

BusinessTech has announced the promotion of Quinton Bronkhorst to the position of deputy editor, where he will be responsible for editorial guidance and growing the publication...

Issued by MyBroadband 30 Jan 2019

MyBroadband strengthens its tech journalism team
MyBroadband strengthens its tech journalism team

Jamie McKane has been promoted to senior journalist, while Bradley Prior has joined the team as a new tech journalist...

Issued by MyBroadband 30 Jan 2019

AMA competition for media trip to Africa CEO Forum
AMA competition for media trip to Africa CEO Forum

African Media Agency to reward best African Journalist with a fully paid trip to cover The Africa CEO Forum in Kigali...

29 Jan 2019

The one thing which makes online PR a winning marketing tool
The one thing which makes online PR a winning marketing tool

Online content marketing and PR can be an exceptional marketing and lead-generation tool if you include trackable links...

Issued by The Tech Lab 29 Jan 2019

2018/19 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards winners announced
2018/19 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards winners announced

The 2018/19 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, powered by WesBank, concluded with the announcement of the category winners...

28 Jan 2019

Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa
Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa

Tribal Tourist has launched a new website to provide travellers with an easy way to find and book tours and activities; and promote responsible adventure travel in Africa...

25 Jan 2019

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group.
#BizTrends2019: Alexa, what are your predictions for 2019?

Part of our job [as publishers] is to connect readers and advertisers successfully, in a brand safe environment and to the benefit of both - and while we've been a bit slow thus far, the door is now open. Watch this space...

By Lisa Macleod 23 Jan 2019

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