Will the SABC soap opera last another generation?

18 September 2014 - Broadcasting

Call me old fashioned but the only reason I pay my TV licence is because I am still naive enough to believe that the laws ...

Creative Cape Town

A mother of a creative week

18 September 2014 - Media Mecca

Design, media, and creative enterprises, innovation and the knowledge economy converge in the Western Cape this week. Cape Town is the World Design Capital (WDC) this ...


Sapa’s new business model ‘in development’

18 September 2014 - News

The South African Press Association’s constitution as a Section 21 company means it will have to be dissolved in its current format in order to ...


All the media moves

18 September 2014 - Media Mecca

Media Moves… TheMediaOnline's weekly round up. Doman the new editor of Popular Mechanics. Former professional footballer joins's Sunrise. Added Value strengthens director team.  New staff ...

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Legacy media: The lost decade in six charts

17 September 2014 - Press

Ten years. That’s how far away in the past the Google IPO lies. Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, 10 gruesome years ...

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Top five ways brands can shape the DIY phenomenon

17 September 2014 - Advertising

From the big global players to the emerging online brands, everyone wants in on the DIY phenomenon. But it’s the brands that go beyond product ...


What do advertisers want from media agencies?

17 September 2014 - Media agency

The relationship between client and agency is pivotal to this industry. Melina Meletakos asks key advertisers what they want from agencies. Brands want to work with ...

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The Media Online launches video offering,

17 September 2014 - Video

Video is fast becoming a major tool for communicating with readers, clients and customers. From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube (with one billion users a ...

MOST4560 Sandra Gordon What the MOST winners said…

17 September 2014 - Video The sixth annual MOST Awards was full of surprises as the best South African media agencies and owners were announced at a ceremony in ...

MOST Muller and Aigner Gordon ‘Malema’ Muller talks MOST trends with Brad Aigner

17 September 2014 - Video Now in its sixth year, the MOST Awards are an independent web-based survey commissioned by Wag the Dog Publishers and conducted by Freshly Ground Insights ...

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Briefly… Katopodis to talk to Gauteng SAFREA

17 September 2014 - Media Mecca

Katy Katopodis will be joining the Gauteng branch of the South African Freelance Association to talk about her amazing experiences in covering news stories, in ...

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Briefly… Young Creatives Award shapes leaders in creative economy

17 September 2014 - Media Mecca

As the Loeries roar into town this week, South Africa’s talented young creatives are on tenterhooks as they eagerly await the results of the Young ...

Rob Newlan

Digital renaissance: Facebook man on creativity, connections, communities

16 September 2014 - Digital Media

Brands have entered a renaissance, a period of unparalleled creativity which, if they embrace it, will deliver untold riches and help them live happily ever ...

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Global ad spend forecasts show ‘market optimism’

16 September 2014 - Advertising

Global media giant, the Dentsu Aegis Network, has published its updated forecasts for worldwide advertising expenditure in 2014 and 2015, and reported “market optimism” via ...

Sapa Newsroom

The future of Sapa is secured

16 September 2014 - News

A deal has been struck that will save the 76-year-old South African Press Association, Sapa’s board announced last night. The deal involves a decision to “reconstitute ...

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Ebola: A challenge to brands operating in Africa

15 September 2014 - Advertising

The topic of seeking out opportunities in the final frontier has most definitely not left the boardroom agenda in my business the past few weeks. ...


Localised mobile ads boost business

mobile advertising
6 August 2014

As Chinese is set to overtake English in 2015 as the biggest language on the Internet with Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian making rapid inroads, ...


Product placement shouldn’t irk viewers

Kgmotoso Christopher Isidingo
10 September 2014

Advertising has made its way into programming on television but in some cases it has become too obvious and disconcerting. “The Ariel product placement is about ...


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 ...