Digital divas: Meet our women media leaders of tomorrow

2 September 2014 - Digital Media

With digital media being the media of the future, Melina Meletakos asks if the young women moving and shaking in this area will be the ...


Fragmentation: Ad world’s future based on audience, not content

2 September 2014 - Advertising

Content may be king, but the future of media buying in a digital world will be based on audience, not content. In the historic world of ...


Single source reporting – a downward facing dog

2 September 2014 - Press

British comedian Ruby Wax lay prone face down on the stage at a Camps Bay theatre, her feet towards her audience her head facing backstage.  "Yoga!" ...


What’s new? A crash course on observed media trends

1 September 2014 - Agencies

In today’s media landscape, everything old is new again, while everything new gets old pretty quickly. Throughout the many qualitative and quantitative research projects we ...

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Changing consumers mean changes in LSMs

1 September 2014 - Advertising

So who exactly is in the LSM 4-7 market? It is no longer so simple, discovers Melina Meletakos while investigating the benefit of LSMs to ...

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Top Brands 2014: What distinguishes winners from the rest?

1 September 2014 - News

Iconic brand Coca-Cola was the big winner at the 2014 Sunday Times Top Brands Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on Friday. Now in its 16th ...

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Harber: Sapa bids need ‘sober look’, has important role to play

1 September 2014 - News

While I am pleased at the flurry of interest in Sapa, I think one needs to take a sober look at what is on offer. Sapa ...


South African media expert derides potential Sapa take-over bids

1 September 2014 - News

"Sapa is little more than a shell". Prominent South African journalism professor Anton Harber has issued a scathing critique about investment group Sekunjalo's bid for ailing South African national news ...

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Messaging flying high with great ROI

1 September 2014 - Advertising

While commuting from home to work (or vice versa), lying on the beach or watching a sporting event within the stadium, seeing an aircraft with ...

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Briefly… What’s up with DISCOP Africa 2014

1 September 2014 - Media Mecca

The ninth DISCOP Africa is set to take place from 5 to 7 November, 2014, at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, the largest and ...

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Briefly… ABF gets much needed sponsorship from OMG

1 September 2014 - Media Mecca

The ABF is currently in its third year of hosting the annual Cape Town golf day with the Omnicom Media Group (OMG) stepping in to ...

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Campaign: Chicken Licken’s latest ad ‘rocks my soul’

29 August 2014 - Advertising

Chicken Licken have become revered for the hilarious commercials such as Big John and the ever popular Money on Your Back ads that aims to ...

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Briefly… Facebook hosting first African hackathon at Loeries

29 August 2014 - Media Mecca

As part of Loeries Creative Week Cape Town, Facebook will host its first Creative Shop Hackathon in Africa on Thursday 18 September. Designed specifically for young ...

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Briefly… kykNET to launch five new actuality programmes

29 August 2014 - Media Mecca

Weeknight viewing on kykNET is about to get even better with the launch of five brand new late night programmes that guarantee a focused perspective ...

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A justifiable sense of déjà vu for SA’s mass media

28 August 2014 - Press

Anyone who worked in South African media from the 1960s until 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, could be forgiven for feeling an ...

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Coverage of Robin Williams’ death is a reminder of the need for responsible reporting

28 August 2014 - Press

With numerous international studies demonstrating a clear link between sensationalised media coverage of suicide stories and copycat behaviour in the ensuing period, there is a strong case for sensitive ...


So what do Generations actors and other soap stars earn?

21 August 2014

The sacking of 16 actors from SABC 1 soapie, Generations, has become a political issue with everyone from sports minister Fikile Mbalula to the ANC ...


The man behind Media24 newspapers

Fergus Sampson
4 August 2014

Fergus Sampson sits in the hot seat of the biggest media group on the continent, but who is he? Editor of The Media magazine, Peta ...


The net we want

1 August 2014

Just over a year ago, The Guardian newspaper published National Security Agency (NSA) spy Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance in the US. Digital activists are marking this day ...