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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

Masego Motsogi, managing director at Grid Worldwide.
#BizTrends2020: The year of storytelling

The truth about storytelling is that it will never go out of fashion. Perhaps the mediums through which it comes will continue to change, but the form itself... it is here to stay...

By Masego Motsogi 14 Jan 2020

Nick Grubb, Kagiso Media's Radio CEO.
#BizTrends2020: Radio's rocky but rising road

It seems like at the end of every year, we are equal parts derisive of the last 12 months and optimistic about the next...

By Nick Grubb 13 Jan 2020

Boni Mchunu, general manager of East Coast Radio.
#BizTrends2020: Bringing the female voice to the forefront of radio in 2020

2019 was a painful year for South African women. The brutal murders of women like Uyinene Mrwetyana, Meghan Cremer and Leighandre 'Baby Lee' Jegels left South Africans shocked, sad and angry...

By Boni Mchunu 7 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

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Tuning FM to your Insta Tok Twit Face

There is a fair degree of truth for the radio business in the phrase, "If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn..."

By Candy Dempers 31 Dec 2019

Jacaranda FM's Renaldo Schwarp receives the Koker Youth Award at the Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR) Koker Awards. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Renaldo Schwarp receives 'Afrikaanse Taalraad Koker' Award

Renaldo Schwarp, head of digital and radio presenter at Jacaranda FM, received the Koker Youth Award at the Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR) Koker Awards held in Cape Town on 29 November...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Dec 2019

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

Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer of M&C Saatchi Abel, announced as the FM AdFocus industry leader 2019. Image credit: M&C Saatchi Abel.
#FMAdFocus2019: Creativity holds keys to exciting solutions for old problems

Creativity is a word that carries a magical, if not mystical, aura. Creatives are often seen as different people, in a different room, while the suited folk get on with the business of running companies and the country...

By Neo Mashigo 28 Nov 2019

Jacaranda FM's Martin Bester recently won the title of Favourite Local Radio Personality at the Best of Pretoria Readers' Choice Awards. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Martin Bester on being the Best of Pretoria

Jacaranda FM's Martin Bester recently walked away with the title of Favourite Local Radio Personality at the Best of Pretoria Readers' Choice Awards, which was held at Candlewoods Boutique Venue in Centurion. Here, Bester shares more about what the recognition means to him and what excites him about the station and where it is going...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Nov 2019

Picture caption: (l to r): Timothy Maurice (The Brain and the Brand Show), Siya Metane (SlikourOnLife), Gareth Cliff (CliffCentral.com) Thami Pooe (The Interchange), Kelechi Nwosu (MD/CEO TBWA Nigeria) and Graham Cruikshanks (Director for Africa Operations at TBWA Johannesburg).
#TBWAAfricaConference2019: Be the chosen one

Today, all businesses are in media and they need to provide their audiences with content. Podcasts are a great medium to do this as they allow a brand to embed itself in the content without interrupting the audience while cultivating an audience...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2019

#Newsmaker: Kevin Fine spearheads new business unit, Expedite
#Newsmaker: Kevin Fine spearheads new business unit, Expedite

Kagiso Media's Radio division recently announced the launch of a new business unit, Expedite, that is being spearheaded by Kevin Fine, former GM of Jacaranda FM. Here, he shares more...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Sep 2019

Cape Talk has appointed Refilwe Moloto as its new breakfast show host.
#Newsmaker: Refilwe Moloto is Africa's first black woman to anchor a talk radio breakfast show solo

Cape Talk has appointed Refilwe Moloto as its new breakfast show host, making her Africa's first black woman to anchor and host a commercial talk radio breakfast programme solo...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Sep 2019

Jon Savage and Jack Parow in the studio. Image credit: Iggy.
#StartupStory: The Eye on truly disruptive digital radio in SA

Jon Savage and Catherine Grenfell created their own radio "station", borne out of the sheer frustration for commercial radio and its confines. Now in its third year, they are starting to unleash its full potential...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Sep 2019

#Loeries2019: Nando's building brands through creative collisions
#Loeries2019: Nando's building brands through creative collisions

The second session of the Loeries Masterclasses included one from Nando's on authentic brand-building, based on the notion that the best way to build a brand is not to try...

By Angie White 23 Aug 2019

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Advertising: Making it mean something

After Cannes, I found it difficult to write anything. It felt like everything had been said. It had been dissected in a million different ways...

By Damon Stapleton 24 Jul 2019

Radio personality, Mamohau Seseane.
#YouthMonth: The youth can smell inauthenticity from a mile away

Kfm 94.5's Mamohau Seseane talks to us about the future of radio, how young voices can make a change in the industry and what brands need to keep in mind when marketing to the youth...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Jun 2019

Why the drama?
Why the drama?

In South Africa, radio remains a powerful way to communicate with people. The latest BRC Radio Audience Measurement (Ram) indicates that 89% of adult South Africans (just under 36 million people) consume radio on a weekly basis...

By Candy Dempers, Issued by MediaHeads 360 18 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour
#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour

Eyewitness News recently won a Bookmarks' Gold for its Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa three-part podcast series...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2019

No justice at SABC radio
No justice at SABC radio

With all the programme changes that take place around this time on radio stations at the SABC, there are serious casualties that are beyond hospital intensive care, they are probably in need of 'deliverance'...

By Bonnie Ramaila 10 Apr 2019

The rise of e-gaming
The rise of e-gaming

With fibre and internet access becoming more and more accessible in the country, we have started to tap into gaming communities around the world. Brands and businesses are noticing this trend, leading to increased investment into this platform...

By Prince Ndlovu 3 Apr 2019

Radio is dead, long live r@dio!
Radio is dead, long live r@dio!

Radio and digital advertising go hand-in-hand. Both mediums boast quick turnaround times, cost-effectiveness and, most importantly, reach...

By Warren Ravinsky 1 Apr 2019

#Newsmaker: Wayne Bischoff returns to Mediamark as CEO
#Newsmaker: Wayne Bischoff returns to Mediamark as CEO

Wayne Bischoff recently rejoined Mediamark as CEO, having previously held the position of sales and marketing director at what was then Radmark and Digitalmark.

By Jessica Tennant 27 Mar 2019

Radio: You don't care about your listeners
Radio: You don't care about your listeners

Chris Jordan writes about the highlights of asking this important question: does your radio station care about the listeners...

By Chris Jordan 15 Mar 2019

Roundtable participants discussing industry issues in Cape Town last week.
Can broadcast media disrupt traditional buying structures to accommodate startup businesses?

Can performance-based pricing models be the future of offline advertising in South Africa? This is one of the industry issues that were discussed in a roundtable discussion in Cape Town last week...

By Irina Herf 18 Feb 2019

#WorldRadioDay: Beyond a frequency
#WorldRadioDay: Beyond a frequency

Radio has both a position and a positioning in the media and entertainment world. The medium, the world's 2nd oldest, has consistently given clear evidence that sonic innovation and the wiring of sound orientation is healthier than ever before...

By Eric D’Oliveira and Karl Gostner 13 Feb 2019

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group.
#BizTrends2019: Alexa, what are your predictions for 2019?

Part of our job [as publishers] is to connect readers and advertisers successfully, in a brand safe environment and to the benefit of both - and while we've been a bit slow thus far, the door is now open. Watch this space...

By Lisa Macleod 23 Jan 2019

#NewCampaign: What matters to you, matters to Metropolitan
#NewCampaign: What matters to you, matters to Metropolitan

Metropolitan recently launched a campaign to reintroduce the brand to the market and get its clients optimistic about their future and the role the company plays in helping them achieve their financial goals and life aspirations...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jan 2019

Radio's recipe for growth in 2019
Radio's recipe for growth in 2019

Radio is not a "sunset medium", it's as healthy and relevant now as it has been for the last 20 years - perhaps more so - and there's room for more growth in terms of reach and impact to the lives of its audiences...

By Nick Grubb 14 Jan 2019

Boni Mchunu, GM of East Coast Radio.
#BizTrends2019: Integrating digital with traditional media

As the new media landscape continues to expand, there is a growing need to find innovative ways of marrying the 'old' with the 'new'...

By Boni Mchunu 8 Jan 2019

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