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Restaurant racism and social media: friend or foe?

30 January 2015 - Communications

The past few months have seen a flare up of racist incidents in South Africa, mainly Cape Town. Many involve vicious white on black attacks ...

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Brown and Mde selfie: It’s none of my business, says ombud

30 January 2015 - News

A social media picture of two prominent Independent Media editors wearing ANC attire at a rally in January sparked furious debate within journalism circles. This week ...

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Who has cracked the nod? All The Bookmarks finalists

30 January 2015 - News

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has announced the finalists for this year’s Bookmarks Awards, the seventh in the history of the digital media awards. The IAB ...

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Briefly… News24 grabs Max du Preez as columnist

30 January 2015 - Media Mecca

In what it describes as a "massive coup for the online news portal", News24 has announced that Max du Preez will be writing for their platform ...

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Briefly… House and Leisure before and after

30 January 2015 - Media Mecca

House and Leisure’s first standalone renovations issue, HL Before & After, is on sale now. This collector’s edition focuses on the real life projects of House ...

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Free lunch please! But don’t put business on the table

29 January 2015 - Media agency

Earlier in the month I read a Digiday article with delightful schadenfreude. The writer was lamenting that the belief the digital era had been supposed ...

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Will online advertising ever recover from shooting itself in the foot?

29 January 2015 - Advertising

About a dozen or so years ago when John Farquhar, Alec Hogg and I launched www.marketingweb.co.za we were called in to the SABC ostensibly for ...


Newsflash: 5FM suspends Phenduka for ‘poor taste’ Van Breda comment

29 January 2015 - News

5FM has suspended traffic reporter on the Fresh@5 show, Sol Phenduka, over "insensitive" comments he made on Thursday regarding the murder of the Van Breda ...

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The New Age gets over R10-million of government ad spend

29 January 2015 - News

Government spending on newspaper advertising in The New Age accounts for 11.2% of government ad spend across 248 publications, the Democratic Alliance says. The communications ...


All the media moves

29 January 2015 - Media Mecca

Media Moves… TheMediaOnline's weekly round up. Red & Yellow appoints new CEO to drive growth agenda. Apurimac Media appoints Nazareen Jakoet as CEO. In Context announces ...

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Insight: My, what big data you have!

28 January 2015 - Research

It’s already common parlance, but ask yourself: would you rather deal with guy who has a relatively small data set, but really knows what to ...

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Insight: Nothing fishy about a trend-setting marketing plan

28 January 2015 - Communications

In marketing, it is safe to say the fundamentals are likely to always be the same. Product, place, price and promotion will always be determining ...

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Africa is now: An African fashion perspective

28 January 2015 - Media Mecca

In the words of famed fashion designer Alexander McQueen, "It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It’s all about the individual ...

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Briefly… Entries for the Discovery Health Journalism Awards 2014 are now open

28 January 2015 - Media Mecca

Discovery Health has opened entries for health journalists to enter its annual health journalism awards. Work must have been published or broadcast from between 1 January ...

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Briefly… South American cartoonist, mafia investigator shortlisted for 2015 Freedom of Expression Awards

28 January 2015 - Media Mecca

A journalist under 24-hour protection because of his reports into the Italian mafia, an Ecuadorian cartoonist facing prosecution for depicting government corruption, and lawyers who ...

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Let’s encourage Zuma to bash whites

27 January 2015 - Opinion

I am all in faviour of President Jacob Zuma continuing his sniping campaign against whites and blaming everything on apartheid, says Chris Moerdyk. Not that I ...


Global e-commerce CEOs on trends for 2015

mobile advertising
15 December 2014

Three leading Nordic e-commerce CEOs give their insights on what they believe will be the major global e-commerce trends in 2015. 'Consumer goes global': Jörgen Bödmar, ...


Book: The life and times of Flora Shaw, The Journalist

Flora Shaw
18 December 2014

A new book by Jos Scharrer, The Journalist, explores the life and times of Flora Shaw, colonial editor of The Times newspaper in the 1890s. ...


Insight: The digital native has an analogue heart

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27 January 2015

Almost every year, we hear, “This is the year of the mobile”. As the number of mobile devices on the planet increases, we all nod ...