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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

#BizTrends2020: 5 cultural shifts that are influencing marketing
#BizTrends2020: 5 cultural shifts that are influencing marketing

Now more than ever, marketing is becoming a living, breathing response to culture rather than an attempt to dictate it. In one or two magical moments, marketing ideas have ignited culture, but that comes along once in a unicorn-shadowed blue moon...

By Nkgabiseng Motau 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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The next year 10 years will be critical for traditional media industry's transformation

Surviving the year 2020 will create a new trajectory for the decade ending 2030. However, one's survival will be determined by a myriad of dynamics internal and external of the business environment...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 15 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

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By Marian Salzman 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

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are needed

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

By Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Campaign that hits the spot

Powerful: People Opposing Woman Abuse activation deserving of an Orchid...

By Brendan Seery 3 Dec 2019

#FMAdFocus2019: People, planet and profit
#FMAdFocus2019: People, planet and profit

The 2019 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards at the Houghton Golf Club in Johannesburg, was a glittering affair, but the industry showed it is much more than just glamour, as the winners demonstrated a clear commitment to purpose and giving back to the industry. None more so than the Overall Agency of the Year, Triple Eight...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Nov 2019

#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

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

#Newsmaker: Leigh Kinross is Associated Media Publishing's new managing director
#Newsmaker: Leigh Kinross is Associated Media Publishing's new managing director

Associated Media Publishing has recently promoted Leigh Kinross to managing director...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Oct 2019

The panel was moderated by Francis Herd. The panellists included Carol Mohlala, Phatiswa Magopeni, Philip Schworbel and Siyabonga Africa. © Goethe-Institut South Africa. Taken by Judit Hoffkamp.
Future of Journalism: Media funding crisis runs deep

Media funding is not only about finance; it is about media freedom. This makes the current problems around funding in journalism a crisis. This was the topic of the second in the Future of Journalism Series held at the Goethe-Institut...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Sep 2019

All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism winners. Image supplied.
#SBSJA19: Pure Truth recognised

Last night the newspaper industry gathered to recognise and reward the best journalism in the country at the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards. The winners lived up to this year's awards theme: Pure Truth...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Sep 2019

All the panellists. Picture © Goethe-Institut South Africa.
Future of Journalism: A sector in crisis

The future of journalism is about the future of democracy, but all over the world journalism is in a crisis - a crisis that threatens not only the journalism sector but democracy itself...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Aug 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2019

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Futureproofing SA's magazine industry

In 2018 several popular printed magazine titles closed their doors, with others adjusting their frequencies...

By Peter Metcalfe 22 Aug 2019

Image credit: Aaron Burden on Unsplash.
The '4 Cs of business writing'? Hogwash.

Local training companies selling business writing workshops all seem to have borrowed their sales pitch from the same place - 1995...

By Tiffany Markman 13 Aug 2019

Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figures
Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figures

All Magazine categories declined on the previous quarter and the prior year in Q2 2019. Once again, the B2B category was the only category to show an increase on the prior year, as it did in Q1 2019...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2019

While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting
While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting

Rachel Briant, director and head of communications at Without A Doubt agency writes about preserving the old craft and what marketers can do about it...

By Rachel Briant 12 Jul 2019

Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues
Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues

The magazine category offered no surprises in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) first quarter (Q1) of 2019, with declining circulations of the past few years continuing...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2019

When brands get social media engagement right
When brands get social media engagement right

Social media has become an increasingly valuable component for consideration with a lot of PR strategies over the years. It's exciting to see how various brands are using social media to convey their brand personality...

By Sheila Afari 26 Apr 2019

Holly Meadows, editor of Cosmopolitan SA. Image supplied.
Q&A w/ Holly Meadows, Bookmarks' Best Marketer 2019

Holly Meadows, editor of Cosmopolitan SA walked away with the award for 'Best Marketer' at the 11th annual Bookmark Awards hosted at The Forum in Bryanston last month...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Apr 2019

#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson
#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson

Brand Cartel's newly appointed Cilla Thompson tells us what it's like to be the oldest in the team and that all the office is missing is literally a pool and a flamingo. Oh and that she's rubbed shoulders with David Beckham and Antonio Banderas on shoot...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Mar 2019

Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues
Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's Total Magazine circulation was disappointing for both the quarter and year as percentage decline for both are higher than the other quarters in 2018...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The revival of print
#BizTrends2019: The revival of print

"Print is dead" they said, "go digital" they said - we've heard the maxim time and time again and resultantly relegated print to the sidelines, we've left it feeling hapless and irrelevant...

By Sam Swaine 14 Jan 2019

Print is dying and radio is next!
Print is dying and radio is next!

Now that was dramatic! OK, maybe I should change the header to "Radio as we know it is dying," says Marino Sigalas from The MediaShop...

By Marino Sigalas 28 Dec 2018

TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world, Mike Butcher covers everything - from the smallest tech startups to the largest tech giants...

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 Dec 2018

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