Newspapers ABC Q4 2020: Lacklastre quarter for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q4 2020: Lacklastre quarter for newspapers

A lacklustre quarter that was once again dominated by no submissions, no issues and terminations. The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4, for the period October to December 2020, did not have much to celebrate...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2021

#OSawards: Tseliso Rangaka, chief creative officer, FCB Joburg to judge Print & Out of Home
#OSawards: Tseliso Rangaka, chief creative officer, FCB Joburg to judge Print & Out of Home

Tseliso Rangaka, chief creative officer at FCB Joburg, is one of seven creatives from South Africa who will serve as a judge for The One Show 2021...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2021

Newspapers ABC Q3 2020: Newspapers data submission rate up
Newspapers ABC Q3 2020: Newspapers data submission rate up

As with Q2 of this year, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q3, for the period July to September 2020, saw many publications not submitting circulation data...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 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

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Recovery of the print, imaging and document industry is complex and long but encouraging

Chris de Beer, Africa Regional manager at Infosource says he sees an extended recovery period for the print, imaging, and document industry in the region...

By Chris de Beer 14 Oct 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

BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous
BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous

WATCH: Daily Maverick has just announced that it's launching a weekly newspaper, yes, in 2020, in the middle of a pandemic and the greatest calamity to ever hit the global print media. In our exclusive video interview, publisher and CEO Styli Charalambous tells us the rationale behind their decision to foray back to the future, as they've dubbed the project...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Aug 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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This is how we're creating the new normal right now

We are working in ways today that have long been possible but that we have now been pushed to explore more fully...

By Vaughan Patterson 29 May 2020

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#FairnessFirst: The media industry needs your support

The global pandemic has certainly shifted business as usual, with increased pressure on media organisations to provide a trusted and reputable source of information while having to get creative in cutting costs and selling to advertisers...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Apr 2020

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The printer market will suffer for two years but will recover

Chris de Beer, Africa regional manager at infoSource comments on how the print industry, like every other industry around the world, is going to be hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chris de Beer 2 Apr 2020

#DI2020: Patrick Thomas talks creative collaboration and interaction
#DI2020: Patrick Thomas talks creative collaboration and interaction

Patrick Thomas is a British graphic artist who has anxiously awaited the opportunity to attend Design Indaba. Thomas stepped on stage enthusiastically greeting the audience with a "Goeie môre!"...

By Angie White 26 Feb 2020

Bringing brand visions and stories to life through colour
Bringing brand visions and stories to life through colour

Following Pantone's announcement of Classic Blue as its 'Color of the Year' for 2020, FedEx Office has collaborated with the institute to help businesses leverage colour through its colour matching and printing technologies, using the Pantone Matching System...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity
#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity

According to UNESCO statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is often felt in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2020

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#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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#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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Tapping into the Fourth Industrial Revolution to ensure the printing sector's sustainability

How can industries that today play a critical role in the South African economy, yet are evolving amidst this changing climate, ensure their sustainability?...

By Steve Thobela 23 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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

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Poster power: 5 ways to add impact, deliver value and boost sales

Here are five ways you could make posters work harder for your customers and boost your business...

By James de Waal 21 Oct 2019

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SA's economic slide tugs at print sales too but there's cause for optimism

Regardless of the sector of the print industry you're in, you won't win by engaging in price wars...

By Chris de Beer 23 Aug 2019

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The '4 Cs of business writing'? Hogwash.

Local training companies selling business writing workshops all seem to have borrowed their sales pitch from the same place - 1995...

By Tiffany Markman 13 Aug 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

#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

#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

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#Loeries2018: Gordon Ray on winning a Grand Prix for Nando's '#rightmyname'

M&C Saatchi Abel took home a Grand Prix for Nando's '#rightmyname' in the print communication category for tactical use of newspaper at this year's Loerie Awards, which took place on Friday, 17 August and Saturday, 18 August at the ICC in Durban...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly
#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly

Keeping to the Women's Month theme, we asked a couple of female local jurors to select this year's Loeries predictions in their respective judging categories...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2018

#NewCampaign: Shield is going for gold at the Sport Industry Awards
#NewCampaign: Shield is going for gold at the Sport Industry Awards

Shield announced yesterday that it has been nominated for 'Best New Sponsorship' and 'Campaign of the Year' at this year's Sport Industry Awards taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre this Friday, 17 August...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Aug 2018

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How print supports the trend toward hyperlocal marketing

There has never been more demand for hyperlocal marketing than there is today. And print is one of the best methods to support hyperlocal reach...

By Vaughan Patterson 30 Jan 2018

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