#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

#BehindTheMask: Alex Caige, host of Daybreak with Alex Caige on 947
#BehindTheMask: Alex Caige, host of Daybreak with Alex Caige on 947

I catch up with Alex Caige, host of Daybreak with Alex Caige on 947, to find out what's really behind his 'mask'...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Jan 2021

Lukhona Mnguni, political scientist and public commentator, joins Power 98.7
Lukhona Mnguni, political scientist and public commentator, joins Power 98.7

Lukhona Mnguni joins the Power 98.7 family as the new host of Power Perspective, taking over from Thabiso Kotane, who will be the new host of Power Talk...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The platform isn't going to matter
#BizTrends2021: The platform isn't going to matter

Nobody saw our current 2020 reality coming and every trend that was predicted for 2020 was pretty much thrown out of the window on 27 March when our country went into lockdown...

By Richard Lord 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Why radio remains a content stalwart in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Why radio remains a content stalwart in 2021

After almost 100 years of radio in South Africa, it's only fitting that this 'timer' medium became our companion in the year that needs no restatement...

By Deirdre King 6 Jan 2021

Carol Ofori returns to East Coast Radio
Carol Ofori returns to East Coast Radio

Seasoned radio host Carol Ofori returns to East Coast Radio to host the station's coveted 9am - 1pm slot. We catch up with her to find out about her return to the station and what she has planned for this new adventure...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Nov 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Geraint Crwys-Williams, chairman and acting CEO at Primedia Broadcasting
#BehindtheMask with... Geraint Crwys-Williams, chairman and acting CEO at Primedia Broadcasting

This week, we go behind the mask with Geraint Crwys-Williams, chairman and acting CEO at Primedia Broadcasting...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Oct 2020

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What can marketers learn from the phenomenon that is "Jerusalema"?

Siya Metane, founder and CEO, SlikourOnLife, talks about how the song "Jerusarema" by Master KG has taken the world by storm unexpectedly and what marketers can learn for this whole phenomenon...

By Siya Metane 22 Sep 2020

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Post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting - adapting to the demands of Gen-Z consumers

Roman Magis, principal director: Video, Advertising and Content for Accenture in Africa, explores how post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting presents a unique opportunity for content creators in South Africa...

By Roman Magis 16 Sep 2020

#Newsmaker: Rozanne McKenzie on starting a media company and producing her first TV show
#Newsmaker: Rozanne McKenzie on starting a media company and producing her first TV show

Johannesburg-based news anchor, presenter, MC, actress, voiceover artist, wife and mom, Rozanne McKenzie recently started a media company called Rozanne McKenzie Media and is currently producing her first TV show...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Sep 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Jon Savage of InBroadcasting, a division of HaveYouHeard
#BehindtheSelfie with... Jon Savage of InBroadcasting, a division of HaveYouHeard

This week, we go behind the selfie with Jon Savage, 'troublemaker for good' at InBroadcasting, a division of HaveYouHeard...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Sep 2020

Sherlin Barends returns to Kfm Mornings after emotional on-air revelation
Sherlin Barends returns to Kfm Mornings after emotional on-air revelation

Kfm's Sherlin Barends talks to us about being back on air after she revealed last week that she had to take a break to deal with mental health issues...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Deirdre King; "Radio has been gifted a unique opportunity to reinvent itself"
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Deirdre King; "Radio has been gifted a unique opportunity to reinvent itself"

Deirdre King, newly appointed MD at Jacaranda FM says it's critical for brands to demonstrate heart and that we ought to surround ourselves or build a team of people who will not allow a virus dictate how they run their business or do their job...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2020

Radio host, voice-over artist and TV presenter, Carol Ofori.
#WomensMonth: Carol Ofori - 'Leadership is within us'

Carol Ofori, seasoned voice-over artist, radio presenter, TV host and motivational speaker shares her thoughts on female leadership in the radio industry and the portrayal of powerful women in the media...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 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

#Newsmaker: Lester Kiewit is the new host of The Midday Report on CapeTalk
#Newsmaker: Lester Kiewit is the new host of The Midday Report on CapeTalk

Lester Kiewit has recently taken over The Midday Report on CapeTalk, which is no longer simulcast with Johannesburg-based sister station 702...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Jul 2020

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Africa's changing times in broadcast media: Embracing platforms to keep up with rising competition

As newer and more innovative technologies change how content is created, distributed and consumed, the entry of global players is threatening the local South African market share and compelling local media organisations to rethink their traditional business models to take up the competition in the global context...

By Roman Magis 15 Jul 2020

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Crazy times change behaviour. Forever.

Chris Botha, Group MD of Park Advertising says that despite the chaos there is more evidence that we will learn, overcome and possibly emerge from this crisis all the better...

By Chris Botha 9 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: A Citizens in Solidarity movement
#BizUnity: A Citizens in Solidarity movement

The TBWA Group, along with a number of partners and contributors from various media organisations are working with the Solidarity Fund to launch a national campaign. TBWA ECD Carl Willoughby tells us more about their Citizens in Solidarity campaign and why we need to come together as not just an industry but a nation...

By Jessica Tennant 8 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

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

President of the Titanium Lions, FCB's Susan Credle.
#LionsLive: Titanium Lions president Susan Credle's briefing

Simon Cook interviewed the president of the Titanium Lions, FCB's Susan Credle to hear her briefing for 2021...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Jun 2020

#LionsLive: Creative Business Transformation Lions president Ronald Ng's briefing
#LionsLive: Creative Business Transformation Lions president Ronald Ng's briefing

In the first presidential briefing, Cook interviewed Isobar global chief creative officer, the inaugural president of the new Creative Business Transformation Lions, Ronald Ng to hear his briefing for 2021...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jun 2020

#LionsLive goes live with Cannes Lions MD Simon Cook
#LionsLive goes live with Cannes Lions MD Simon Cook

Cannes Lions global Lions Live streaming event went live yesterday, Monday, 22 June with MD Simon Cook in an interview with host Tina Daheley talking through the behind-the-scenes of what's been going on over the past few months, why they've decided to put this on and what to expect over the course of the week...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jun 2020

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The show must go on: How to protect media content

The threat landscape in the media industry is growing exponentially, similar to other industries, which is why a zero-threat approach to security is essential. Paul Beattie, sales director of media and technology at BT, shares his insights...

By Paul Beattie 18 Jun 2020

Karabo Ntshweng.
#YouthMonth: We want brands that care for the community and the planet

Radio and digital marketing boffin Karabo Ntshweng tells us how she juggles working on branded content within the digital marketing space while managing her own brand, and what is key for brands to keep in mind when marketing to the youth...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jun 2020

Brian Oxley, entrepreneur, marketer and radio presenter at Magic 828 Radio.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Brian Oxley, radio presenter at Magic 828 Radio

This week, we go behind the selfie with Brian Oxley, entrepreneur, marketer and radio presenter at Magic 828 Radio...

By Jessica Tennant 13 May 2020

[Radio & Podcasts] Lance Rothschild embarks on new radio awards programme
[Radio & Podcasts] Lance Rothschild embarks on new radio awards programme

To wrap up our April content feature on radio and podcasts, radio industry veteran Lance Rothschild, founder of the newly launched Lalela Radio Awards, tells us about his new Awards programme set to take place in September...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Apr 2020

The IAB's Digital Audio Committee members, Francois Retief (Iona FM), Gavin Kennedy (Solid Gold Podcast Studio) and Julian Jordaan (365 Digital).
[Radio & Podcasts] IAB's Digital Audio Committee members on the future of digital audio broadcasting

For our April radio and podcasting feature, IAB's Digital Audio Committee members, Gavin Kennedy, Francois Retief and Julian Jordaan discuss the role Covid-19 plays in the current digital audio broadcasting space and what the future holds for the industry as a whole...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Apr 2020

Caldine Wyngaard is part of KFM's ‘KFM Crew’.
[Radio & Podcasts] Developing young talent integral to improving radio industry

Caldine Wyngaard shares a refreshing and youthful perspective on the topic of radio, suggesting that radio stations should focus on constantly developing each generation of radio...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Apr 2020

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