The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast
The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast

Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast first aired in March 2020, coinciding with the beginning of the lockdown, and has since rolled out two seasons. Now they've just kicked off season three, a year later...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry
#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry

South African startup BlueAvo has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa
David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa

David Alexander, newly appointed chair of Music Publishing Association of South Africa, shares insights on how to revolutionise the business of publishing....

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Apr 2021

Marching to an African beat
Marching to an African beat

The strong and bold rhythm of Africa is the emotive marching drum that has followed humanity from its cradle at the southern end of the continent to its rise in dominance over this world...

By Edward Herridge 6 Apr 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Setting the standard
#OrchidsandOnions: Setting the standard

Blue and gold: Nothing tatty or condescending about this mag; Has good mix of corporate speak and stories about the common man...

By Brendan Seery 23 Mar 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibility
EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibility

I chat with Solly Moeng ahead of the Davos Online Communications Summit, where he was one of the panellists at the virtual event on Thursday 25 February 2021...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Joanne Hope and Anelde Greeff launch 2Stories
#StartupStory: Joanne Hope and Anelde Greeff launch 2Stories

2Stories is a new content collective by serial entrepreneur Joanne Hope and seasoned content director Anelde Greeff...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

Newspapers ABC Q4 2020: Lacklastre quarter for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q4 2020: Lacklastre quarter for newspapers

A lacklustre quarter that was once again dominated by no submissions, no issues and terminations. The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4, for the period October to December 2020, did not have much to celebrate...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2021

Itu Senne shares how Covid-19 has impacted the world of sports marketing
Itu Senne shares how Covid-19 has impacted the world of sports marketing

Itu Senne, the newly appointed head of marketing at SuperSport, shares the importance of sport in South Africa, the shift in digital marketing and how Covid-19 has impacted the world of sports marketing...

By Evan-Lee Courie 8 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Youth in leadership - transformation requires genuine intent
#BizTrends2021: Youth in leadership - transformation requires genuine intent

In his #BizTrends2021 presentation, IAB Youth Council lead Luzuko Tena focused on youth in leadership and transformation in marketing and media...

By Sindy Peters 3 Feb 2021

#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news
#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news

Last year I predicted that "at the dawn of this new decade it is clear that traditional print publishing as we know it will never return to the glory days of record-breaking advertising revenue and circulation."...

By Josephine Buys 29 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Ndeye Diagne: How Gen Z is building a better Africa
#BizTrends2021: Ndeye Diagne: How Gen Z is building a better Africa

Afro-centrist and data storyteller, Ndeye Diagne, managing director at Kantar Nigeria and Ghana, takes a look at how Gen Z is influencing societal and cultural trends...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Jan 2021

#BehindtheMask: Alex Caige, host of Daybreak with Alex Caige on 947
#BehindtheMask: Alex Caige, host of Daybreak with Alex Caige on 947

I catch up with Alex Caige, host of Daybreak with Alex Caige on 947, to find out what's really behind his 'mask'...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A renewed focus on community through exclusive content and livestreaming
#BizTrends2021: A renewed focus on community through exclusive content and livestreaming

I'm not one to blow my own trumpet - well, not too much anyway - but all of the #BizTrends that I made last year came to fruition. A focus on independent artists, the rise of TikTok, the continued domination of streaming services - all featured prominently in shaping the global music scene...

By Tecla Ciolfi 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Creativity and technology, the best of both in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Creativity and technology, the best of both in 2021

Whenever it comes to discussions around digital media, I sometimes feel like I'm coming across as a bit of a Luddite. So, it's important to state at the outset that I think technology plays a significant role in advertising media and it has the potential to add exponential value...

By Brett Morris 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The platform isn't going to matter
#BizTrends2021: The platform isn't going to matter

Nobody saw our current 2020 reality coming and every trend that was predicted for 2020 was pretty much thrown out of the window on 27 March when our country went into lockdown...

By Richard Lord 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The impact of the media evolution on PR and communication
#BizTrends2021: The impact of the media evolution on PR and communication

Francois van Dyk, head of operations at brand intelligence research company Ornico, tells us what he thinks communicators need to keep in mind for the coming year...

By Francois van Dyk 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The year of creating a new age Disneyworld
#BizTrends2021: The year of creating a new age Disneyworld

With no gigs, concerts or tours for most of 2020, creatives have had to find another way to engage their audience and inevitably this has meant digital content creation. 2021 is the year we're going to see a considerable shift in creators becoming deliberate content creators and curators...

By Siya Metane 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Media trends; the picture is not pretty, and it will get worse
#BizTrends2021: Media trends; the picture is not pretty, and it will get worse

Some of the trends that we see garnering attention and resources in 2021 have been gaining increasing share of attention for a while. These are big-ticket items, culture and DNA change projects that take years to get right, only for them to arrive in time for their next evolution...

By Styli Charalambous 6 Jan 2021

#Newsmaker: Gugulethu Mhlungu, Careers Magazine's new editor
#Newsmaker: Gugulethu Mhlungu, Careers Magazine's new editor

Gugulethu Mhlungu, popularly known as Gugs, was recently appointed editor of Careers Magazine...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Jan 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: 'Covidiots' take note...
#OrchidsandOnions: 'Covidiots' take note...

Don't be a moegoe: solidarity's Covid ads funny and on point; Belligerent Santam is hung out to dry in the court of public opinion...

By Brendan Seery 22 Dec 2020

Robyn Peterson, CTO at CNN talks future of journalism in a tech-driven world
Robyn Peterson, CTO at CNN talks future of journalism in a tech-driven world

Robyn Peterson, chief technology officer at CNN chats about the evolution of the media landscape; the impact of technology on the consumption of news and the future of news journalism in a tech-driven world...

By Evan-Lee Courie 15 Dec 2020

Will livestreaming become the next step in influencer marketing?
Will livestreaming become the next step in influencer marketing?

2020 has changed the world in more ways than one, and with digital communications moving faster than ever before, many of us are questioning if it's just a phase or if it will stick around?

By Amelia Neate 10 Dec 2020

#BehindtheMask: Iain S. Thomas, independent creative director and author
#BehindtheMask: Iain S. Thomas, independent creative director and author

This week, we go behind the mask with independent creative director and author Iain S. Thomas...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)
#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)

During Loeries Creative Week, Jess Weiner, CEO of Talk to Jess in the US talked to the power of inclusivity and of belonging in the work that we do, both in the creative industry and in our work environment...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: Day two winners
#Loeries2020: Day two winners

The Awards announced on day two of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Tuesday, 17 November, included Digital Communication, Digital Crafts, Integrated Campaign, Media Innovation and Young Creatives...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2020

Katherina Tudball
#Loeries2020: Conceptual thinking is at the heart of everything

On day one of Loeries Creative Week, Katherina Tudball, creative director at Superunion London and this year's Loeries international jury president for design, shared an interesting talk around the theme of visceral creativity...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2020

#BehindtheMask: Jess Weiner, cultural expert and CEO of Talk to Jess
#BehindtheMask: Jess Weiner, cultural expert and CEO of Talk to Jess

This week, we go behind the mask with Jess Weiner, cultural expert and CEO of Talk to Jess...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Nov 2020

Newspapers ABC Q3 2020: Newspapers data submission rate up
Newspapers ABC Q3 2020: Newspapers data submission rate up

As with Q2 of this year, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q3, for the period July to September 2020, saw many publications not submitting circulation data...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Nov 2020

Magazines ABC Q3 2020: No good news in magazine categories
Magazines ABC Q3 2020: No good news in magazine categories

As with Q2 of 2020, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q3 results do not hold much good news in the magazine category as the effects of the discontinuation of several titles continue to be felt. As with Q2, many titles also did not submit data for this period...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Nov 2020

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