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How this pandemic will force us towards integrated thinking...

By Gerry Greyling, Issued by Blue Apple 23 hours ago

What makes your integrated report integrated?
What makes your integrated report integrated?

Over the next few weeks, we will be unpacking the three pillars to highlight what they mean practically for your business and how you can make sure that they support your strategy...

Issued by Blue Apple 17 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Ignite your inner activist - representation through illustration
#DI2020: Ignite your inner activist - representation through illustration

The second day of #DI2020 kicked off with a powerful presentation by Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli on the politics of taking up space and the personal nature of colour in creative work...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Patrick Thomas talks creative collaboration and interaction
#DI2020: Patrick Thomas talks creative collaboration and interaction

Patrick Thomas is a British graphic artist who has anxiously awaited the opportunity to attend Design Indaba. Thomas stepped on stage enthusiastically greeting the audience with a "Goeie môre!"...

By Angie White 26 Feb 2020

#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief
#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief

Fast Company magazine recently announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset
#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset

You need to upskill yourself to stay relevant in the age of experience. Here's why a 'Perennial mindset' is said to be the office sweet spot against age discrimination, which affects those at the start and end of their careers alike...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Feb 2020

Burger King’s Fernando Machado
#CannesLions2020: First speakers and sessions announced

The organisers of Cannes Lions 2020 have announced the first speakers and sessions at the Festival...

20 Feb 2020

Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers

The decline in newspaper circulation continued in the last quarter of the Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa's results for 2019, with Q4 showing a decline of 4.7% on the previous quarter and 9.1% on the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Feb 2020

Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines
Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines

The final quarter of the 2019 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC)'s magazine circulation results was a subdued affair, characterised by further decreases, with only a few publications able to boast good to excellent increases on the quarter and the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: A picture's worth a thousand words - make sure yours speak of inclusivity
#FairnessFirst: A picture's worth a thousand words - make sure yours speak of inclusivity

Social justice has never had a better time to shine than in 2020, especially following the global #MeToo movement and #AmINext here in SA. UN Women has taken this to heart by asking everyone to rethink their word use to fight gender bias, while the next batch of emojis is set to be the most inclusive yet...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Feb 2020

TPP appoints Susan Newham-Blake as managing director
TPP appoints Susan Newham-Blake as managing director

Leading content marketing agency The Publishing Partnership (TPP) has appointed Susan Newham-Blake as its managing director...

Issued by The Publishing Partnership 4 Feb 2020

Integrated reporting's got soul
Integrated reporting's got soul

Where the good ol' annual report was used to show off your performance, your profits (sometimes at any cost) and your way forward, integrated reporting is how you do it with heart...

Issued by Blue Apple 4 Feb 2020

'Horse not featured'. Image via
Sometimes a yacht needs a horse

In my head, I went through all the answers I thought he could give. But I was way off...

By Damon Stapleton 29 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The growth of mass market digital content
#BizTrends2020: The growth of mass market digital content

The growth of mass market digital content. That's the biggest shape-shifting, game-changing trend I am seeing...

By Zibusiso Mkhwanazi 28 Jan 2020

Josephine Buys, CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC).
#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leaders

In his state of the nation speech in 2019, President Ramaphosa pledged to ensure that within the next five years, every 10-year-old child would be able to read for meaning. I applaud this vision, but realise it's not without its challenges and government cannot do this alone...

By josephine buys 22 Jan 2020

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
23rd Time of the Writer Festival to take place in March

The 23rd Time of the Writer International Festival will take place from 16 to 21 March 2020 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), hosting the event in partnership with eThekwini Municipality...

20 Jan 2020

Masego Motsogi, managing director at Grid Worldwide.
#BizTrends2020: The year of storytelling

The truth about storytelling is that it will never go out of fashion. Perhaps the mediums through which it comes will continue to change, but the form itself... it is here to stay...

By Masego Motsogi 14 Jan 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

Mbuso Khoza was appointed CEO of Content Nation Media. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Mbuso Khoza, Content Nation Media's new CEO

Mbuso Khoza was appointed CEO of Content Nation Media (under license to Condé Nast) in November, following her stint as acting-CEO since March 2018, during which she has been instrumental in executing a turnaround strategy and repositioning of the publications...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Jan 2020

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

The IAB South Africa chair and vice-chair announced
The IAB South Africa chair and vice-chair announced

The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa has announced the appointment of Alistair Mokoena, CEO of Ogilvy South Africa, as its new chairman, and Claire Cobbledick, GM of Gumtree, as IAB SA vice-chair...

Issued by IAB South Africa 12 Dec 2019

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

By Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Boomplay and Sony partner on Africa content
Boomplay and Sony partner on Africa content

Boomplay and Sony Music Entertainment are set to expand their footprint in Africa with new partnership...

19 Nov 2019

Josephine Buys and Peter Langschmidt of the PRC at Cape Town's Inner City Ideas Cartel on 19 November 2019. Image: Leigh Andrews
The PRC on why the future of data is fusion

Get ready for a wealth of acronyms! The newly refreshed Publisher Research Council (PRC) showcased the power of the PAMS Brands and People, Products and Platforms (PPP) fused data, providing a teaser of insights on consumer media habits and preferences, media usage throughout the day on different devices and usage of different media at the same time. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2019

#EpicaAwards2019: Day one results
#EpicaAwards2019: Day one results

The Epica Awards has released the results of the first day of judging...

19 Nov 2019

Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector
Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector

In a quarter once again characterised by the suspension of a number of titles, changing reporting cycles of some publications, failure by some publications to submit data and a number of publications discontinued, the ABC total magazine circulation declined by 3.2% on the previous quarter...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2019

Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continue
Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continue

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) Quarter 3 results for total newspapers is on-trend, with this quarter showing a decline of 1.9% on the previous quarter. This keeps the declines for all quarters this year under the 2% mark...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2019

Get ready for the Films and Publications Amendment Act
Get ready for the Films and Publications Amendment Act

On 2 October 2019, the President ratified the controversial Films and Publications Amendment Act, which has been described in the media as the "internet censorship bill" (the Act)...

By Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Karl Blom, Wendy Tembedza, Ziyanda Ngcobo, and Carla Collett 6 Nov 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Nomali Cele
#BehindtheSelfie with... Nomali Cele

This week, we go behind the selfie with Nomali Cele, writer, blogger and critic who writes the life, culture and plus-size style blog, 'Nomali from Soweto'...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Nov 2019

Image credit: Roman Kraft on Unsplash.
Key findings from Wan-Ifra's 30th World Press Trends report

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) recently released the 30th World Press Trends report...

6 Nov 2019

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