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

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

#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: 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

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

Newspapers ABC Q2 2020: Newspapers reflect the 'new normal'
Newspapers ABC Q2 2020: Newspapers reflect the 'new normal'

The second quarter of 2020, the period April to June 2020, has mirrored the chaos caused by Covid-19 on the newspaper industry. As a result, only a third of publications submitted circulation data to the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC)...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2020

Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impact
Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impact

The period April to June 2020 of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for magazines is characterised by the negative effect of Covid-19 that has seen publishing houses closing and titles discontinued and terminated...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2020

Radio presenter and digital media boffin, Jacaranda's Renaldo Schwarp.
#Newsmaker: Renaldo Schwarp's new journey at Jacaranda, his book and next film project

Radio presenter and digital media boffin, Jacaranda's Renaldo Schwarp lets us in on what's next for him after wrapping his shows at the station over the past weekend...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Jul 2020

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Communications, media and technology sector - 5 steps to survive the pandemic

Rob van Dale, CMT and digital partner at global management consultancy Kearney talks to five moves that can help traditional media companies survive these challenging times and help to better position themselves for the future...

By Rob van Dale 7 Jul 2020

Mentorship programme for the advertising industry
Mentorship programme for the advertising industry

This Covid-19 pandemic has hit the advertising and communications industry very hard, so, in support of the advertising and communications industry, I am offering a mentorship programme, free of charge, to agencies of any discipline who comply with the following criteria...

By Ann Nurock, Issued by Relationship Audits and Management 27 May 2020

A day in the lockdown life of Publisher Research Council CEO Josephine Buys
A day in the lockdown life of Publisher Research Council CEO Josephine Buys

Publisher Research Council CEO, Josephine Buys' account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens.

By Juanita Pienaar 11 May 2020

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SA publishing industry reels from news of AMP's closure

Associated Media Publishing was one of the country's best magazine media publishers. Covid-19, and its side-effects, has taken one of our very best and most revered magazine media owners.

By Josephine Buys 4 May 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

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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

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

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