Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhage
Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhage

The attrition in the magazine category continues in the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4 with many sectors losing members as the sector battles with resignations, discontinuations and terminations...

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

#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

#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

Meet Molife Kumona, the new editor-in-chief of GQ South Africa
Meet Molife Kumona, the new editor-in-chief of GQ South Africa

Molife Kumona will take over the reins as editor-in-chief of GQ South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 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

#Newsmaker: Rutendo Nyamuda launches 'The Podcast Sessions'
#Newsmaker: Rutendo Nyamuda launches 'The Podcast Sessions'

Rutendo Nyamuda recently started a podcast-cum-magazine. The Podcast Sessions features interviews with podcast hosts, producers and leaders in the industry and is accompanied by a magazine version...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Oct 2020

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Navigating the evolving media mindscape

Like so many sections of society, the media landscape has changed in the last six months. Kim Polley, managing partner at Instinctif Partners, reflects on what it means for companies, and the communications professionals working to engage journalists on their behalf...

By Kim Polley 29 Sep 2020

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The story of content marketing

It's always been about making sure your investment is working hard, writes New Media's CEO, Aileen Lamb. In this game, you need to be able to prove what you've created has had a real commercial impact on your client's bottom line - now more so than ever...

By Aileen Lamb 18 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

#StartupStory: Local entrepreneur dances to the beat of urban culture in SA
#StartupStory: Local entrepreneur dances to the beat of urban culture in SA

South African entrepreneur Andile Mathobela has launched TheJournalistDJ.com, a digital video magazine documenting the dance culture in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jul 2020

A cultural watershed moment in the media
A cultural watershed moment in the media

Consumers are migrating from traditional media as we know it to new age media because of the vast differences in approaches taken by the two mediums. There is an obvious shift in consumer behaviour and a growing hunger for in-depth and meaningful discussions...

By Lwazi Piti 6 Jul 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Turning tables on men
#OrchidsandOnions: Turning tables on men

Cosmo ad: refreshing, light-hearted look at a principled matter, while La Boucher gets it horribly wrong with insensitive 'All Wines Matter' campaign...

By Brendan Seery 23 Jun 2020

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We're facing a new way of connecting with consumers

Clients need to understand what makes their audiences tick and try and connect with them on the social platforms where they're most likely to be. But brands also need to be careful to not only try and make a sale but to be comforting and giving back to consumer in one way or another...

By Victor Koaho 25 May 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Goldberg on National Geographic's special Earth Day flip issue
EXCLUSIVE: Susan Goldberg on National Geographic's special Earth Day flip issue

Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, tell us more about this special Earth Day issue and provides a global perspective on the impact of the pandemic on the publishing industry and the magazine specifically, and how they're responding...

By Jessica Tennant 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

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The short to medium-term impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the SA media environment

Chris Botha from Park Advertising Group has compiled 25 points that he believes will impact media habits over the next few weeks and months...

By Chris Botha 18 Mar 2020

#FairnessFirst: Renuka Methil and the ceiling crashers
#FairnessFirst: Renuka Methil and the ceiling crashers

Renuka Methil, managing editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa recently spoke at the 2020 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit, held on Friday, 6 March at the Durban ICC, ahead of International Women's Day last Sunday...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Mar 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

#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief
#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief

Fast Company magazine recently announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief...

By Jessica Tennant 25 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

#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

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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

#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

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