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AI, freedom of expression and the press
AI, freedom of expression and the pressArticle

A free press or media has an important role to play in democracies as it is responsible for gathering and distributing the information that citizens use to decide how they are going to vote...

Hanno Brink 3 May 2021

White Square announces jury for 2021 festival
White Square announces jury for 2021 festivalArticle

White Square international advertising festival announced the jury for the 2021 festival...

2 Mar 2021

Challenger Type - The Real and Human
Challenger Type - The Real and HumanArticle

Knowing that somebody cares about your experience, and is doing their utmost to make it better, can help make it a little more bearable. That's where we believe FlySafair (pronounced 'fly-saf-air') comes in...

Issued by eatbigfish 11 Dec 2020

Youth survey resets global narrative on Africa
Youth survey resets global narrative on AfricaArticle

The African Youth Survey 2020 reveals a rising Afro-optimism among the continent's youth, driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurialism and confidence in a shared African identity...

21 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Data, mobility and content are the key media trends as we enter 2020
#BizTrends2020: Data, mobility and content are the key media trends as we enter 2020Article

This past decade has been a decade of disruption globally...

Cathy Ibal 6 Jan 2020

Worldwide martech market grows by 22% year-on-year - find BDO, Warc
Worldwide martech market grows by 22% year-on-year - find BDO, WarcArticle

BDO and Warc's new 'Martech: 2020 and beyond' report indicates that the worldwide global martech market has grown by 22% year-on-year...

14 Oct 2019

Think beyond the agency: Marketers need digital partners not agencies
Think beyond the agency: Marketers need digital partners not agenciesArticle

"Agencies need to adapt. The agency model is broken. What brands and marketers need right now is greater collaboration, including ownership of their data." Sage words from Daniel Wilkinson, the London-based Head of Paid Media for Jellyfish...

Issued by Jellyfish South Africa 16 Sep 2019

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First Africa Media Index published on Africa's media marketsArticle

Launch of a study that provides insights on trends and knowledge of the African media sector and how it affects investment, governance, local business and economies...

24 May 2019

New Mining Academic Programme to uplift Bronkhorstspruit community
New Mining Academic Programme to uplift Bronkhorstspruit communityArticle

Black Royalty Minerals has launched its Mining Academic Programme in Bronkhorstspruit, with the aim to provide educational support to the local community, increasing the understanding of key subjects...

29 Mar 2019

Sir Lucian Grainge ©
Sir Lucian Grainge is Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year 2017Article

Cannes Lions Media honours Sir Lucian Grainge as their Media Person of the Year 2017 at the annual festival...

3 May 2017

Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns
Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concernsArticle

They know how you browse the internet, your favourite TV shows and where you shop and travel. Data collected by internet and media...

27 Oct 2016

USA welcomes False Bay TVET College students for an academic year
USA welcomes False Bay TVET College students for an academic yearArticle

The False Bay TVET College community will bid farewell to two very deserving students participating in the 2016-2017 Community College Initiative (CCI) Programme.

Issued by False Bay College 28 Jun 2016

New event features at TV Connect 2016
New event features at TV Connect 2016Article

TV Connect, one of the world's leading events in connected entertainment has unveiled new event features to the upcoming TV Connect 2016, taking place from 26-28 April at ExCeL London...

15 Apr 2016

TV Connect 2016 announces leading speakers
TV Connect 2016 announces leading speakersArticle

TV Connect has announced the addition of several noteworthy speakers from leading global technology and media companies for the upcoming TV Connect 2016 from 26-28 April...

19 Feb 2016

David Smythe
[BizTrends 2016] Marketing in the 'Attention Economy'Article

Never before have brands had to work so hard for an audience's attention. Before a brand can entertain or inform, its communication needs to be noticed...

David Smythe 15 Jan 2016

Is it time for brands to jump on-board with programmatic buying?
Is it time for brands to jump on-board with programmatic buying?Article

Programmatic buying or RTB (real-time bidding) has ceased to be that concept or 'new channel' confined to the likes of the US and Europe, or let's just say the 'developed markets'...

Graham Du Plessis 11 Jan 2016

Herman Mashaba, Founder of Black Like Me, to receive Award for Lifetime Achievement in Johannesburg
Herman Mashaba, Founder of Black Like Me, to receive Award for Lifetime Achievement in JohannesburgArticle

Retail Congress Africa will present one of its top honours, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Herman Mashaba, founder of Black Like Me, on 18 November...

Issued by World Retail Congress Africa 4 Nov 2014

Retail Congress Africa 2014 is back for another year in Johannesburg
Retail Congress Africa 2014 is back for another year in JohannesburgArticle

Over 250 global retail leaders will meet in the Sandton Convention Centre on 18 and 19 November to discuss, debate and define the future of retail across Africa...

Issued by World Retail Congress Africa 30 Sep 2014

Retail Congress Africa Innovation Award
Retail Congress Africa Innovation AwardArticle

Retail Congress Africa is proud to present the prestigious Award for Innovation to the Okunoren Twins. This award is intended to celebrate retailers who are driving change and growth with inspirational vision and foresight...

Issued by World Retail Congress Africa 17 Sep 2014

Invitation to enter for MTN Business App of the Year
Invitation to enter for MTN Business App of the YearArticle

The overall winner of the 2013 MTN Business App of the Year awards, SnapScan, has recently been introduced by financial services provider, Standard Bank.

3 Jul 2014

MTN App of the Year Awards close for entries on 7 July
MTN App of the Year Awards close for entries on 7 JulyArticle

This year's awards are the result of a partnership between MTN Business, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia, Mlab and the Core Group and will be adjudicated by an independent panel of judges who are experts in the fields of technology and media.

26 Jun 2014

Homecoming Revolution appoints Bruce Mubayiwa as managing partner
Homecoming Revolution appoints Bruce Mubayiwa as managing partnerArticle

I chatted to Homecoming Revolution founder and CEO, Angel Jones and newly appointed managing partner, Bruce Mubayiwa to find out more about his new role as well as where the company is heading.

Ilse van den Berg 9 Dec 2013

Sustainable businesses honoured
Sustainable businesses honouredArticle

The inaugural Nedbank Capital Sustainable Business Awards saw leading South African companies recognised for their long-term efforts towards sustainability. The ceremony took place at the banking giant's corporate head office in Sandton.

4 Jun 2013

African Movie Channel partners with StarTimes
African Movie Channel partners with StarTimesArticle

The African Movie Channel (AMC) has officially announced its carriage agreement with StarTimes, an African digital terrestrial television (DTT) operator. This deal will see AMC launching on StarTimes DTT platform at the start of August 2012.

12 Jul 2012

Rare mix of producers and filmmakers to meet at BFMA Conference
Rare mix of producers and filmmakers to meet at BFMA ConferenceArticle

The Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opening tomorrow in Nairobi has producers and film experts from the USA's Hollywood, Nigeria's Nollywood and India's Bollywood in the list of experts speaking at the conference.

9 Jul 2012

MEC hails renewable energy hub for provinceArticle

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government, along with Durban municipality, have teamed up with leading international renewable energy institutions to create an R11,2bn renewable energy hub project due to be completed by 2020.

14 Jun 2012

Ad Dynamo enters Brazil with Realmedia
Ad Dynamo enters Brazil with RealmediaArticle

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Ad Dynamo announced its entry into Brazil yesterday. "Brazil represents an enormous growth market in both online and mobile advertising, and we're very pleased to be launching here with a relevant and established player such as Realmedia," says Sean Riley, CEO of Ad Dynamo.

26 Apr 2012

Jobs, Green, Pytka inducted into 2012 Creative Hall Of Fame
Jobs, Green, Pytka inducted into 2012 Creative Hall Of FameArticle

NEW YORK, US: More than 300 of America's leading advertising industry professionals gathered on the evening of 17 January 2012 to honour Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, creative Paula Green and director/producer Joe Pytka, 2012 inductees in Creative Hall of Fame. The One Club for Art & Copy also bestowed honours on Robert Lawton, co-founder of Creative Circus/Atlanta, as the inaugural inductee in its new Educator Hall of Fame.

23 Jan 2012

One Club Creative Hall of Fame to induct Jobs, Green, Pytka
One Club Creative Hall of Fame to induct Jobs, Green, PytkaArticle

NEW YORK, US: The One Club for Art and Copy has announced that it will induct Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, advertising creative Paula Green and director/producer Joe Pytka into the Creative Hall of Fame on 17 January 2012. The One Club is also initiating an Educator's Hall of Fame with its first inductee, Robert Lawton from Creative Circus in Atlanta.

17 Nov 2011

Afri-Tech to host Technology & Digital Summit
Afri-Tech to host Technology & Digital SummitArticle

Following a successful internet and digital marketing conference in Nairobi in June, Afri-Tech has announced it will be heading to South Africa to host a Technology & Digital Summit as it seeks to inject the uptake of technology in Africa.

22 Aug 2011

Youth conference set for Durban
Youth conference set for DurbanArticle

The 13th African Renaissance Festival is hosting the day-long Ignite Youth Conference, which takes place at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) on Tuesday, 2 August 2011. The festival began 13 years ago in an endeavour to reignite Africa's own belief in itself and in its potential to develop its own resources.

1 Aug 2011

Women like eReaders; men like their Tablets
Women like eReaders; men like their TabletsArticle

NEW YORK, US: Owners of eReaders and tablets are heavy readers of printed versions of magazines and newspapers. Women prefer eReaders; 'wow' factor of Tablets appears to attract men.

5 Jul 2011

Omidyar offers Praekelt Foundation a grantArticle

JOHANNESBURG: Omidyar Network on Tuesday, 7 December 2010 announced an US$825,000 grant to the Praekelt Foundation to support its pioneering use of mobile technology to drive positive social change. Funded through Omidyar Network's Government Transparency investment area, the grant will be used to extend the foundation's mobile technology platforms across Africa.

9 Dec 2010

PRFilter - designed to match release to recipient
PRFilter - designed to match release to recipientArticle

LINCOLN, UK: RealWire has announced yesterday, 24 November 2010, its PRFilter, a patent-pending technology that is designed to match releases to recipients on a more personal basis than existing categorisation systems.

25 Nov 2010

News Corp. set to unveil iPad newspaper, The Daily
News Corp. set to unveil iPad newspaper, The DailyArticle

WASHINGTON: After months of top secret development, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. appears poised to take the wraps off a digital newspaper for the iPad called The Daily.

24 Nov 2010

Weinberger appointed comScore VP for Oz, NZ
Weinberger appointed comScore VP for Oz, NZArticle

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: comScore, Inc. has announced the appointment of Amy Weinberger as vice president for Australia and New Zealand. Weinberger will be responsible for new and existing business in Australia and New Zealand and will be based in Sydney

12 Nov 2010

Social multi-player gamers named as UK technology's hottest prospect
Social multi-player gamers named as UK technology's hottest prospectArticle

LONDON, UK: In a bid to find innovative technology stars of the future, the Tech Media Invest 2010 (TMI) programme came to its conclusion last night at The Cumberland Hotel, with PwC awarding the Hottest Prospect award to Mind Candy.

20 Oct 2010

Is Apple's porn ban damaging the future of media?Article

Everyone knows that Steve Jobs has banned porn and any sexual content from the iPad but is this a wise move? I just started reading Nick Bilton's book "I live in the future & here's how it works" and the first chapter is about his investigation of the porn industry to see if there are any lessons to be applied to the media industry.

Tom Foremski: In Silicon Valley 20 Sep 2010

GfK rebrands itself in US
GfK rebrands itself in USArticle

SAN FRANCISCO, US: GfK Technology team launches rebranding effort to reflect expanding client portfolio and west coast presence in the USA. New San Francisco office of GfK Technology to be led by former international technology consultant.

26 Aug 2010

Tech, media executives debate free vs. paidArticle

ASPEN: Top technology and media executives wrapped up a three-day conference, during which they grappled with, and left unresolved the question of whether readers will pay for news online.

26 Jul 2010

NY Times plans to charge online readersArticle

NEW YORK: Top New York Times executives expressed confidence that a plan to start charging readers of the newspaper's website from next year will not result in a significant loss of traffic.

22 Feb 2010

Better policies key to high internet connectivity
Better policies key to high internet connectivityArticle

According to Ben Akol, information and communication technology and media programme manager at the Open Society Initiative of West Africa, more people in Africa will be connected to high capacity and fast internet through fibre optic cables if governments as regulators put in place better policies.

Walter Wafula 9 Sep 2009

‘Good old' Grahamstown welcomes Highway Africa 2008
‘Good old' Grahamstown welcomes Highway Africa 2008Article

It's Highway Africa time again and the little, old, and serene town of Grahamstown, 131km from Port-Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, has been ‘invaded' by more than 700 media practitioners from more than 40 African countries and other parts of the world, meeting here to discuss the burning issue of citizen journalism in today's fast-changing media environment. The conference opened today, Monday, 8 September 2008, at Rhodes University and will end on Wednesday.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 8 Sep 2008

Louise Burgers
The century of mobileArticle

Radio is “so last century”, an old medium which is losing out to the iPod, online radio and cellphones. This is the view of former ‘Mr Radio', Stan Katz, who is aiming to transform the mobile space in South Africa by providing free online access and calls via your cellphone.

Louise Marsland 19 Jun 2008

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