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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

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

Covid-19 advertising, a video supercut shows it's all the same
Covid-19 advertising, a video supercut shows it's all the same

"Times like these," "more than ever," "home," "family," "here for you," "we've always been there for you," "we may be apart, but we can stay connected," "we'll get through this together." A universal brand message of solidarity, accompanied by sombre piano music and B-roll footage of empty public spaces. It's all the same.

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2020

#Newsmaker: Lesley Piet, her time to rise and shine
#Newsmaker: Lesley Piet, her time to rise and shine

Radio presenter, DJ and voice over artist Lesley Piet recently moved to Bloemfontein to join OFM, where she's co-hosting a new breakfast show and hosting her own show on Saturday afternoons...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Apr 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Darren "Whackhead" Simpson, breakfast show host on Kfm 94.5
#BehindtheSelfie with... Darren "Whackhead" Simpson, breakfast show host on Kfm 94.5

This week, we go behind the selfie with Darren "Whackhead" Simpson, breakfast show host on Kfm 94.5's Kfm Mornings...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Apr 2020

Johnny Breedt talks 'Sergio' on Netflix, Covid-19's effects on film industry
Johnny Breedt talks 'Sergio' on Netflix, Covid-19's effects on film industry

Production designer and filmmaker Johnny Breedt talks about Sergio and how the coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the entertainment industry...

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Apr 2020

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The e-sports economy: Why it is significant for marketing opportunities

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana unpacks why during the lockdown, the e-sports economy presents similar marketing opportunities as that of live sports games...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 16 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

#BehindtheSelfie with... Angel Campey, presenter at Smile 90.4FM
#BehindtheSelfie with... Angel Campey, presenter at Smile 90.4FM

This week, we go behind the selfie with Angel Campey, stand-up comedian and presenter at Smile 90.4FM, nominated for Best Drive Show for the 2020 Radio Awards, taking place online on 17 April...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Apr 2020

[Radio & Podcasts] Evolving to stay in tune
[Radio & Podcasts] Evolving to stay in tune

With the Radio Awards 2020 taking place later this week, Jessica Tennant interviews Taryn Westoby, head of Arena Events, who has managed the Awards since their inception in 2010, on the state of radio particularly at this time...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Apr 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Maurice Carpede, Smile Drive co-host on Smile 90.4FM
#BehindtheSelfie with... Maurice Carpede, Smile Drive co-host on Smile 90.4FM

This week, we go behind the selfie with Maurice Carpede, Smile Drive co-host on Smile 90.4FM, recently nominated for Best Drive Show for the 2020 Radio Awards, taking place online on 17 April...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Apr 2020

Jon Savage, conceptualiser/co-developer of inBroadcast, a division of HaveYouHeard.
[Radio & Podcasts] "Integrated content is the most powerful space" - Jon Savage

Jon Savage believes integrated content is the most powerful space for both radio stations, audiences and brands because it is truly organic...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Apr 2020

Tseliso Rangaka, FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer's group chief creative officer.
#Newsmaker: Tseliso Rangaka goes full circle

Jessica Tennant interviews Tseliso Rangaka on his return to FCB Joburg, the agency where he started his career 21 years ago...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Mar 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

#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

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

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

Danilo Acquisto – CEO and co-founder of Special Effects Media South Africa - YouTube Specialists.
#BizTrends2020: Top digital video and influencer marketing trends to consider

South African internet penetration in 2020 will increase to 71.4% which is an increase of 7.6%. With more people having internet access and consuming content online, Danilo Acquisto lists some of the digital video and influencer marketing trends to consider...

By Danilo Acquisto 9 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

#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

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

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

DStv Now streaming records smashed by the Rugby World Cup final
DStv Now streaming records smashed by the Rugby World Cup final

Surprise, surprise. It turns out that South Africa really loves watching rugby - so much so that Saturday's World Cup Final broke DStv Now streaming records.

By Andy Walker 5 Nov 2019

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