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#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19
#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19

We speak to Bliss Yeni, the presenter of a new daily factual-entertainment talk show on SABC 3, The New Norm, which started on 1 June 2020...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 hours ago

Simphiwe Ngema.
Building your personal brand

Simphiwe Ngema has achieved a following of over 1,6 million people on Instagram - here she shares some insights for aspiring social media influencers as well as a few tips on improving your following and brand...

By Simphiwe Ngema 27 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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A Game of Homes

So, here's the thing. The last time the world was united in a single cause to this extent was World War 2. This time around, however, it is not a battle against an ideology but one that is in opposition to one of the oldest frenemies of man: the virus...

By Edward Herridge 8 May 2020

#FairnessFirst: In the front line, Nadia Bulbulia
#FairnessFirst: In the front line, Nadia Bulbulia

"We are going through an extraordinary time in the world. Now, more than ever the role and impact of radio and television is felt as these services are central to keeping us informed, educated and entertained..."

By Jessica Tennant 27 Apr 2020

[Radio & Podcasts] Smart radio habits
[Radio & Podcasts] Smart radio habits

I remember when I first started using a Sonic electric toothbrush. I could barely get the job done in between all the giggles. It tickled my mouth so much I thought I'd have to go back to the manual variety...

By Diane Macpherson 16 Apr 2020

Creativity. The answer to every question on TV
Creativity. The answer to every question on TV

Day 10. I am in lockdown and I have been eating a shit load of Pringles and watching a fair amount of television. As I watched, I noticed this weird phenomenon...

By Damon Stapleton 15 Apr 2020

#Newsmaker: Mmasea PeTje's new gig, co-hosting Garage Gold
#Newsmaker: Mmasea PeTje's new gig, co-hosting Garage Gold

The new season of Garage Gold (on Ignition TV, DStv channel 189) will see 947 radio presenter Mmasea PeTje join the team as the new host alongside Francisco Nwamba...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Apr 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Cindy Ann Diamond, group sales director at Mediamark
#BehindtheSelfie with... Cindy Ann Diamond, group sales director at Mediamark

This week, we go behind the selfie with Cindy Ann Diamond, group sales director at Mediamark...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Apr 2020

#FairnessFirst: The impact of Covid-19 on the industry
#FairnessFirst: The impact of Covid-19 on the industry

It goes without saying that the marketing and media industry has been impacted by the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Mar 2020

The Friends cast will get back together for HBO Max reunion special
The Friends cast will get back together for HBO Max reunion special

After years of speculation and wishful thinking, WarnerMedia on Friday announced that the Friends cast is finally getting back together for a reunion special...

By Shereesa Moodley 24 Feb 2020

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Lessons from the second last Blockbuster in the world

Dargaville, a small town on the banks of the Wairoa River in the North Island of New Zealand with a population of approximately 4,500 people, lost the second-last 'Blockbuster' movie store on Earth a few weeks ago. The last one is in the town of Bend, Oregon in the USA...

By Damon Stapleton 12 Feb 2020

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What is happening in 2020?

A new year. A new decade. And as with every new year, everyone wants to know what 2020 is going to hold in store for us in our world of media and advertising...

By Richard Lord 7 Feb 2020

Freddy James, SVP Integrated Programming for HGTV & Food Network. Image supplied.
HGTV's Freddy James shares the secret to the channel's success

Six months since Home and Garden Television's launch in South Africa, we followed up with Freddy James, SVP Integrated Programming for HGTV and Food Network about the channel's overall performance thus far and future projects...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 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

Employee rights proposed for film and TV industry workers
Employee rights proposed for film and TV industry workers

On 11 December 2019, the Minister of Labour in South Africa issued a notice calling for interested parties to make submissions on his proposal to deem persons in the film and television industry as employees for the purpose of selected portions of South Africa's employment law...

By Johan Botes 24 Jan 2020

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Disney is removing 'Fox' from the production company's future branding

After buying 21st Century Fox in a $71bn deal last year, Disney is reportedly removing the word "Fox" from the production company's future branding...

By Shereesa Moodley 20 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

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

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The great disruption

These are dangerous days for advertisers - at least those who have used television as the foundation of their communication strategy...

By Federico de Nardis 3 Jan 2020

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

#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

Africa's first shorts come to life
Africa's first shorts come to life

The first collaboration between an international content creator, a local animation studio and creators from across Africa has seen three uniquely African stories being brought to life in the form of three-minute shorts...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Nov 2019

Video Exchange Africa, AfricaCom Panel (L-R): Siddhartha Roy, Cees van Versendaal, Russell Southwood, Ryan Solovei.
#AfricaCom: The many VOD markets

Video on Demand in Africa is hampered by high data costs and driven by consumer behaviour change...

By Louise Burgers 25 Nov 2019

Creating relevant brands for African audiences
Creating relevant brands for African audiences

WarnerMedia recently hosted a panel discussion around creating relevant brands for African audiences at Discop Johannesburg 2019. Julien Borde, head of Channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel tells us more about how the company plans to implement these insights across the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2019

Sharadel Reddy, Chase Geyer and Mpho Monareng were crowned the winners of the debut season of The Next Brand Ambassador. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Up close with The Next Brand Ambassador winners

Sharadel Reddy, Chase Geyer and Mpho Monareng proved that they have what it takes to step into the competitive marketing industry when they were crowned the winners of the debut season of SABC3's The Next Brand Ambassador.

By Juanita Pienaar 21 Nov 2019

John Ugbe.
#AfricaCom: TV content future will be shaped by OTT

OTT has disrupted the way we experience content: visually, auditory and in several other ways...

By Louise Burgers 20 Nov 2019

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