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

#BehindtheMask: Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha
#BehindtheMask: Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha

Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha tells us that what's really behind her mask is Rouge Dior 999 Matte. Figuratively speaking though, a cocktail of optimism and fear...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2021

#Newsmaker: Jarryd Duthoit wins Loeries Young Creatives Award
#Newsmaker: Jarryd Duthoit wins Loeries Young Creatives Award

Jarryd Duthoit, a finishing artist at Left Post Productions along with Tshepo Tumahole, a copywriter at Joe Public, was awarded the 2020 Loeries Brand South Africa Young Creatives Award earlier this week...

By Jessica Tennant 20 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

#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform
#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform

Eddie Chitate, through his production company, Brainstorm Entertainment, has launched a streaming platform called NoFTV...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2020

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Recovery of the print, imaging and document industry is complex and long but encouraging

Chris de Beer, Africa Regional manager at Infosource says he sees an extended recovery period for the print, imaging, and document industry in the region...

By Chris de Beer 14 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Just Brands Africa gives back to SA by helping educate future leaders
#DoBizZA: Just Brands Africa gives back to SA by helping educate future leaders

Just Brands Africa develops creative experiences for established brands and businesses seeking new ways to communicate with their audiences...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Sep 2020

#Newsmaker: Rozanne McKenzie on starting a media company and producing her first TV show
#Newsmaker: Rozanne McKenzie on starting a media company and producing her first TV show

Johannesburg-based news anchor, presenter, MC, actress, voiceover artist, wife and mom, Rozanne McKenzie recently started a media company called Rozanne McKenzie Media and is currently producing her first TV show...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Sep 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Jon Savage of InBroadcasting, a division of HaveYouHeard
#BehindtheSelfie with... Jon Savage of InBroadcasting, a division of HaveYouHeard

This week, we go behind the selfie with Jon Savage, 'troublemaker for good' at InBroadcasting, a division of HaveYouHeard...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Loli Bishop, "There needs to be an open playing field for all"
#WomensMonth: Loli Bishop, "There needs to be an open playing field for all"

As part of our Women's Month content feature and in the build-up to our panel discussion with some of this year's Gerety Awards all-female South African executive jury members, taking place in September, Jessica Tennant, senior editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity interviews freelance producer Loli Bishop...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Linda Notelovitz, embrace the difference between man and woman
#WomensMonth: Linda Notelovitz, embrace the difference between man and woman

As part of our Women's Month content feature and in the build-up to our panel discussion with some of this year's Gerety Awards all-female South African executive jury members, taking place in September, Jessica Tennant, senior editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity interviews LifeDesign's founder and director/producer Linda Notelovitz...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Deirdre King; "Radio has been gifted a unique opportunity to reinvent itself"
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Deirdre King; "Radio has been gifted a unique opportunity to reinvent itself"

Deirdre King, newly appointed MD at Jacaranda FM says it's critical for brands to demonstrate heart and that we ought to surround ourselves or build a team of people who will not allow a virus dictate how they run their business or do their job...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2020

BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous
BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous

WATCH: Daily Maverick has just announced that it's launching a weekly newspaper, yes, in 2020, in the middle of a pandemic and the greatest calamity to ever hit the global print media. In our exclusive video interview, publisher and CEO Styli Charalambous tells us the rationale behind their decision to foray back to the future, as they've dubbed the project...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Janez Vermeiren and Peri vP launch Fylmer.tv
#StartupStory: Janez Vermeiren and Peri vP launch Fylmer.tv

TV personality and producer, Janez Vermeiren and film director Peri vP have launched Fylmer.tv, a new online platform that connects content creators with organisations and brands...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Jun 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio
#BehindtheMask with... Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the mask with Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio and Gold winner in the Animation & Visual Effects category at the global Young Ones Student Awards in May...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2020

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This is how we're creating the new normal right now

We are working in ways today that have long been possible but that we have now been pushed to explore more fully...

By Vaughan Patterson 29 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Karin Schermbrucker of Slingshot Media
#UnsungHeroes: Karin Schermbrucker of Slingshot Media

"For too long people have been concerned with what we do, as if that can explain who we are. I am a wife, a mother, a storyteller, a light chaser, and a lover of people. My camera is hopefully an extension of who I am," says Karin Schermbrucker...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2020

Fort's Shukri Toefy who is now also CEO of the Fortified Group.
#Newsmaker: Fort's Shukri Toefy takes on dual role as CEO of Fortified Group

As of 1 June, Shukri Toefy, co-founder and CEO of Fort is taking on a dual role of remaining CEO of his production company and stepping into an additional role as CEO of Fortified Group, of which Fort is a subsidiary. The Group is an investment holding company with interests in media, film, professional services and property.

By Jessica Tennant 14 May 2020

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Brave new world: (Once the lockdown's over the shooting begins)

As the country and the film and advertising industry gears up to confront the post lockdown new normal, a great deal of attention has rightly been focused on the fresh creative and communication challenges the industry will confront in the days ahead...

By Ian Gabriel 29 Apr 2020

Covid-19 advertising, a video supercut shows it's all the same
Covid-19 advertising, a video supercut shows it's all the same

"Times like these," "more than ever," "home," "family," "here for you," "we've always been there for you," "we may be apart, but we can stay connected," "we'll get through this together." A universal brand message of solidarity, accompanied by sombre piano music and B-roll footage of empty public spaces. It's all the same.

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2020

[Radio & Podcasts] Evolving to stay in tune
[Radio & Podcasts] Evolving to stay in tune

With the Radio Awards 2020 taking place later this week, Jessica Tennant interviews Taryn Westoby, head of Arena Events, who has managed the Awards since their inception in 2010, on the state of radio particularly at this time...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Apr 2020

A day in the lockdown life of Grey Africa CCO Fran Luckin
A day in the lockdown life of Grey Africa CCO Fran Luckin

CCO at Grey Africa, Fran Luckin's account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, and the first in a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Apr 2020

#FairnessFirst: A fashion film for the #MeToo generation, "Be a lady," they said
#FairnessFirst: A fashion film for the #MeToo generation, "Be a lady," they said

'Girls. Girls. Girls.' magazine recently released a video titled 'Be a lady they said', words by Camille Rainville as published on her Writings of a Furious Woman blog in 2017 and narrated by Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role on Sex and the City...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Mar 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

Having fun underwater
Having fun underwater

40-million dollars is a lot of money. That is the loss Cats is expected to make. It is a re-occurring event in film. A sure-fire winner that fails...

By Damon Stapleton 15 Jan 2020

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#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

#Newsmaker: Legend Manqele shares his vision for the new Destiny and Destiny Man
#Newsmaker: Legend Manqele shares his vision for the new Destiny and Destiny Man

Juanita Pienaar talks to Legend Manqele who shares what it took to get where he is today, listing a couple of career highlights and he also elaborates on his vision and approach for the new Destiny and Destiny Man magazine...

By Juanita Pienaar 27 Nov 2019

Africa's first shorts come to life
Africa's first shorts come to life

The first collaboration between an international content creator, a local animation studio and creators from across Africa has seen three uniquely African stories being brought to life in the form of three-minute shorts...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Nov 2019

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The right video for the right time

In Nielsen and Taboola's "Moment of Next" study, the two company's took a look at video-watching...

By Travis Bussiahn 24 Oct 2019

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This is where your target market is. Where are you?

The data on video marketing isn't nebulous stats. That's where your target market is...

By Travis Bussiahn 9 Oct 2019

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