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Radio's recipe for growth in 2019
Radio's recipe for growth in 2019

Radio is not a "sunset medium", it's as healthy and relevant now as it has been for the last 20 years - perhaps more so - and there's room for more growth in terms of reach and impact to the lives of its audiences...

By Nick Grubb 3 days ago

The business of music streaming
The business of music streaming

The old business model of music consumption is dead and artists need to start looking at ways to benefit from this change...

By Sinesipho Maninjwa 8 Jan 2019

Kelly McGillivray, squad leader, theSQUAD Creative Event Management.
#BizTrends2019: 19 Event trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two...

By Kelly McGillivray 1 Jan 2019

4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment
4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment

Jacques Bentley from Skyworth highlights four global industry trends that are making waves and are expected to gain even more momentum in 2019...

By Jacques Bentley 31 Dec 2018

YouTube's influencer marketing phenomenon (Infographic)
YouTube's influencer marketing phenomenon (Infographic)

In 2018, the number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube grew by more than 40% year over year! To try and learn more about this, Shorr Packaging conducted an analysis of more than 1,500 YouTube user channels to learn more about the growing impact of YouTube influencer marketing...

By Matt Zajechowsk 19 Dec 2018

Danilo Acquisto CEO of Special Effects Media SA.
#BizTrends2019: The value of micro-influencers in marketing campaigns

As we move into 2019, it's becoming clear that using micro-influencers is becoming very valuable - perhaps more than using macro-influencers who have a very large audience reach. Here's why...

By Danilo Acquisto 18 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream
#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream

SodaStream has released a video campaign to highlight the damage caused by single-use plastic bottles and as a call to shift away from these to reusable packaging...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Dec 2018

Vlogstars! How to start winning at YouTube
Vlogstars! How to start winning at YouTube

"It's such a weird job title, to introduce yourself as a 'YouTuber', but only a small part of it is making the videos. It's a hugely complex role, which only content creators really understand..."

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2018

The internet thinks YouTube Rewind 2018 is pretty terrible
The internet thinks YouTube Rewind 2018 is pretty terrible

Well... it's pretty safe to suggest that YouTube Rewind 2018 is controversial. The annual video published by the Google-owned service pays homage to the year that was and the moments that made it, all created by the internet's biggest personalities...

By Andy Walker 10 Dec 2018

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season and we're wrapping up our year with a hamper of promotional goodies...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Dec 2018

On trimming your dog's nails, heart rate monitors and captivating advertising
On trimming your dog's nails, heart rate monitors and captivating advertising

While we get bombarded with hundreds of advertisements courtesy of our exposure to numerous media, there are the occasional gems worthy of our attention...

By craig wallis 6 Dec 2018

On Comic Con, YouTubers and the business of gaming
On Comic Con, YouTubers and the business of gaming

Jarred Mailer-Lyons, digital media strategist at The MediaShop, investigates how 8-million gaming South Africans spend their time...

By Jarred Mailer-Lyons 4 Dec 2018

Kwesé TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on news
Kwesé TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on news

Kwesé TV is hoping to enter the local free-to-air market in South Africa...

29 Nov 2018

Africa Video Forum, AfricaCom 2018.
#AfricaCom: 'Don't die with your idea'

The Africa Video Forum at #AfricaCom 2018, this year grappled with funding models for original content on the continent and the disruption that mobile brings...

By Louise Marsland 23 Nov 2018

MTV Base is Video Entertainment Brand of The Year at PromaxBDA
MTV Base is Video Entertainment Brand of The Year at PromaxBDA

MTV Base announced as Video Entertainment Brand Of The Year, wins five golds at PromaxBDA Africa Awards...

21 Nov 2018

Wastie captions this: Jy dink jy’s cooler as ek?
#BehindtheSelfie with... Carl Wastie

This week, we go behind the selfie with Carl Wastie, 32-year-old voice-over artist, MC and host of the KFM 94.5 drive-time show Flash Drive with Carl Wastie and their Coca-Cola Top40 SA CT...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Nov 2018

DStv and GOtv to broadcast AFRIMA across Africa
DStv and GOtv to broadcast AFRIMA across Africa

Multichoice will be airing the All Africa Music Awards live on DStv and GOtv on 21-24 November...

20 Nov 2018

Ash Heeger chats about Netflix cooking show The Final Table
Ash Heeger chats about Netflix cooking show The Final Table

South African Chef Ash Heeger, of restaurant Riverine Rabbit, recently competed in Netflix's new cooking show, The Final Table...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Nov 2018

Turner Upfront, South Africa.
Turner reveals content plans for Africa 2018/19

Turner's Upfront reveals brand new look, slate, and local partnerships for its African markets...

19 Nov 2018

#FutureFit Yourself: The power of podcast in the 21st century w/ Gavin Kennedy
#FutureFit Yourself: The power of podcast in the 21st century w/ Gavin Kennedy

Who could imagine that after all of these years, Steve Jobs was a prophet? In 2005 he made it clear that he will support podcasts on iTunes and he was unyielding that podcasts are the future...

By Carmen Murray 15 Nov 2018

Open News anchors at their launch: news anchors Koketso Sachane and Naledi Moleo, social media anchor Ayanda Dlamini, Inge Isaacs from the weather desk, and sports anchor Adrian Botha.
When chance meetings roll into 'you're hired' meetings

What do Tim Modise, the late Rowena Baird, Stephanie Ruhle, and Oprah have in common? They serve as inspiration for the new news and social media anchors of OpenView's Open News...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

A selfie taken by Mchunu, with Emma Sadleir and Basetsana Kumalo at the FNB and ECR Business Women’s Breakfast earlier this year – #BeUnstoppable.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Boni Mchunu

This week, we go behind the selfie with Boni Mchunu, GM for East Coast Radio...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2018

Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership
Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership

Telkom confirms partnership with internet entertainment service, Netflix...

14 Nov 2018

How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry
How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry

Blockchain has the potential to grow into a key capability, helping companies in the entertainment and media industry to keep track of content assets, avoid contractual disputes and establish the certainty and accountability that will foster trust with business partners and customers...

By Paul Mitchell 12 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Open News MD, Nisa Allie.
How to launch an independent TV news channel like Open News

eMedia Investments launched Open News on Thursday, 1 November. I visited the studios in the eMedia building on Stirling Street for a glimpse at the magic behind the scenes with MD, Nisa Allie on their fresh, honest alternatives to the news you see elsewhere...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2018

AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists
AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released this week, ahead of the annual mega-conference and expo from 13-15 November 2018...

1 Nov 2018

Content demand in Africa fueled by TV series, animation
Content demand in Africa fueled by TV series, animation

Taking place from 14-16 November, DISCOP Johannesburg is the leading content, adaptation rights and project market dedicated to Africa and the Middle East...

30 Oct 2018

Malusi Gigaba is caught in South Africa's latest sex tape fiasco
Malusi Gigaba is caught in South Africa's latest sex tape fiasco

South Africa's minister of home affairs Malusi Gigaba is at the centre of the internet's and the country's latest sex tape scandal, the politician confirmed on Sunday...

By Andy Walker 29 Oct 2018

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