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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

Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Howard University. © .
The best of times and the worst of times for journalism

Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist, was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018

Magazines ABC Q3 2018: Magazine decline slower for Q3
Magazines ABC Q3 2018: Magazine decline slower for Q3

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's Total Magazine circulation decline continued in Quarter 4 by 1% on the previous quarter, and by 13.7% on the prior year. However, this decline is less than Q2's decline of 3.9% on the previous quarter, and by 15.1% on the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2018

Reading delivers the proven best advertising ROI
Reading delivers the proven best advertising ROI

Reading, i.e. Digital and Print combined, consistently deliver the greatest ROI for every R1 spent than any other medium...

By Peter Langschmidt 5 Nov 2018

Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?
Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?

My career in media started somewhere in the 80's. Needless to say, what we do today in media and what we did 'back in the day' is poles apart, mostly due to media choices being extremely limited...

By Margie Knap 15 Oct 2018

#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo Baffoe
#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo Baffoe

Kojo Baffoe rejoined Destiny Man last month, succeeding editor Thabiso Tema...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Oct 2018

The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls
The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls

Doppelgangers are instant viral internet fodder, but even more so when the person in question looks like Regina George from Mean Girls.

By Andy Walker 1 Oct 2018

Recession hit your marketing budget? Here's how to do more with less
Recession hit your marketing budget? Here's how to do more with less

Stats SA's recession announcement in early September only served to confirm what we've all known for a long time: The South African economy is struggling. In those circumstances, companies are bound to start looking for places to tighten their belts...

By Shaune Jordaan 25 Sep 2018

Memoirs of a media veteran
Memoirs of a media veteran

My PR journey began bang-on 20-years ago, I'm unsure if the scales tip at 'experienced' or 'plain old'...

By Sam Swaine 24 Aug 2018

Magazines ABC Q2 2018: Decline continues
Magazines ABC Q2 2018: Decline continues

The decline in magazine circulation continued unabated. Total Magazine circulation declined by 3.9% on the previous quarter, and by 15.1% on the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2018

Jane Raphaely encourages women to ask 'Why not?'
Jane Raphaely encourages women to ask 'Why not?'

In her opening keynote at the Marie Claire Power Summit, Jane Raphaely noted that every day should be Women's Day. "Yesterday we lived in a man's world. Today we live in a woman's world... I've seen many things happen and I am yet to see women achieving true equality..." Here's what she believes we ought to do about it...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Aug 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax
#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine
#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine

Sarah Browning-de Villiers, former deputy editor at Cosmopolitan SA and the gal behind its #TamponTaxMustFall campaign, recently joined Publicis Machine as chief content officer in the narrative content marketing team...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition

Malta's media landscape is surreal - a cornucopia of competition completely disproportionate to the archipelago's 460,000 population size...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 18 May 2018

Magazines ABC Q1 2018: A sad affair
Magazines ABC Q1 2018: A sad affair

All magazine categories - Consumer, B2B, Custom and Free Magazines declined on the prior year. All the categories also declined on the prior quarter, except for Free Magazines which remained static...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Trend Forward's Nemeth is Designing Ways' new editor in chief
#Newsmaker: Trend Forward's Nemeth is Designing Ways' new editor in chief

Regarded by many as one of the leading trend analysts in the retail, business and built environment, Dave Nemeth of Trend Forward has taken over the reins from Bev Hermanson as editor-in-chief of Designing Ways...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2018

Net#work BBDO's #SendMe ad aimed at President Ramaphosa
Net#work BBDO's #SendMe ad aimed at President Ramaphosa

Yesterday, Net#work BBDO tweeted about the agency's #SendMe full-page ad in Business Day, in which CCO Mike Schalit wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Mar 2018

Li Edelkoort | Photographer:
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 2)

This a continuation of Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort's presentation at Lisof, on her latest trend book, Goddesses for spring/summer 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Feb 2018

Magazines ABC Q4 2017: Customs the biggest loser
Magazines ABC Q4 2017: Customs the biggest loser

Significant declines in Custom magazines and to a lesser extent in Consumer publications saw the overall decline in magazines edge to just over eight percent (8.1%) over Q3 and a 16.6% decline over the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook
#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award
#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017
#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017

This year's deserving recipient of the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Award is Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, currently in its fourth year and already employing more than 70 people...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017

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