I am woman, hear me roar!
I am woman, hear me roar!

On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be? This is a strong black woman (like me) who's been described as a media mogul, who shattered the glass ceiling for a lot of women by building a prominent and unique empire.

By Chipo Mujuru 1 day ago

The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers
The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers

Authenticity is a key component in influencer marketing. But studies show that brands often shy away from terms like 'sponsored' and '#ad' on paid partnership posts, for fear of having a negative impact on consumer perception.

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 1 day ago

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Zando's coming of age
Zando's coming of age

Zando launched in 2012 as an online shoe retailer when e-commerce in SA was very much in its infancy. Fast-forward to 2019, the business has transformed into an ever-expanding fashion and homeware marketplace.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Feb 2019

Chris Moerdyk
PR and ad agencies don't understand their clients

One of the greatest disconnects in the world of marketing is the lack of understanding by PR and advertising agencies of their clients.

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 15 Feb 2019

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South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival, a short film festival from The One Club for Creativity that unites the film and advertising worlds.

14 Feb 2019

Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues
Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's Total Magazine circulation was disappointing for both the quarter and year as percentage decline for both are higher than the other quarters in 2018. The decline of the previous quarter is 8.4%, and 19.7% in the prior year.

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019

Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry
Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) last quarter (quarter 4) for 2018 ended on a disappointing note for the newspaper industry, with total newspaper circulation declining 1.6% on the previous quarter. The decline is disappointing given that total circulation was static in the second quarter and up in the first quarter.

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019

EskomSePush: Developing a load shedding success story
EskomSePush: Developing a load shedding success story

Load shedding apps first came to the fore in 2014, back when it was common practice for our glorious electricity provider to switch off our lights at the most inconvenient times. Some five years later, South Africa's once again facing long nights lit only by ever-shortening candles.

By Andy Walker 13 Feb 2019

Toys 'R' Us reincarnated as Tru Kids
Toys 'R' Us reincarnated as Tru Kids

Less than a year after Toys 'R' Us liquidated its assets and shut the doors to hundreds of toy stores and Babies 'R' Us stores in the U.S., the company has reemerged under a new brand.

13 Feb 2019

More professionals in search of a better work life outside of South Africa, global study reveals
More professionals in search of a better work life outside of South Africa, global study reveals

More young South African working professionals are willing to relocate for work compared to their contemporaries around the rest of the world, according to new research by the The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network, in association with CareerJunction.

Issued by CareerJunction 13 Feb 2019

RIP Terry Dempsey
RIP Terry Dempsey

Terry Dempsey, a true 'Renaissance man' of the local and international music industry, has passed away.

13 Feb 2019

#NewBiz: Kagiso Media acquires Jacaranda FM, Mediamark
#NewBiz: Kagiso Media acquires Jacaranda FM, Mediamark

Kagiso Media will soon hold 100% of shares in Jacaranda FM and Mediamark, the remaining of which are currently held by Lagardère Active Radio International (Lari).

13 Feb 2019