Subscribe to industry newsletters


  • Listen to podcasts
  • Download BizTakeouts Mobi App
Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
Mobile games generates $49bn in revenue in 2019

In 2019, the mobile gaming industry generated around 60% of the worldwide video games revenue...

31 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are needed

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

By Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

By Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Kevin Ndinguri, managing director at UM.
#Newsmaker: Kevin Ndinguri, UM's new MD

Full-service media agency UM recently appointed Kevin Ndinguri, who has spent the last year as client managing partner at UM Africa, as MD of the local team...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2019

Image source: .
SA's VMLY&R wins Silver at 2019 Epica Awards

The 2019 Epica Awards winners have been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars winning Silver in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

22 Nov 2019

#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results
#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results

Three days of Epica jury proceedings in Amsterdam have come to an end...

21 Nov 2019

Image credit: Brooke Lark on Unsplash.
How AI is helping brands manage their online reputation

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on the rise, but it's important to know which reputation management processes should and shouldn't be automated...

By Ashleigh Wainstein 15 Nov 2019

All the AfricaCom winners. Image supplied.
All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!

The 12th annual AfricaCom Awards recognised minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services with an inaugural Government Leadership Award...

14 Nov 2019

Glenn Carstens-Peters via .
Apple, Disney and Netflix's streaming battle isn't winner-take-all

With the recent launch of Apple TV Plus and the imminent arrival of Disney Plus, the video landscape has never looked so competitive...

By Amanda Lotz & Ramon Lobato 12 Nov 2019

Image credit: Jeffrey F Lin on Unsplash.
How social media activity is fuelling future global women's sports investment

Increased social media activity is believed to be fuelling investment in future global women's sports...

11 Nov 2019

Meet Facebook News: its new 'dedicated place' for news in the US
Meet Facebook News: its new 'dedicated place' for news in the US

Facebook on Friday announced that it has begun testing a new "dedicated place" for news on its platform called Facebook News...

By Shereesa Moodley 28 Oct 2019

Image credit: Vinicius Amano on Unsplash.
Beyond the usual suspects: 6 alternative digital media platforms for South African brands

As the digital marketing landscape has matured, we have seen brands consolidate more and more of their spending with a few selected social, search and programmatic platforms...

By Grant Lapping 28 Oct 2019

Image credit: Elena Koycheva on Unsplash.
3 ways to leverage social media the right way

There is no denying that social media is a powerful tool to generate leads, build brands and grow businesses...

By Jacqueline Raw 23 Oct 2019

Managing apps connected to Instagram is going to get a lot easier
Managing apps connected to Instagram is going to get a lot easier

Instagram on Tuesday revealed updated settings coming to the platform to help you better manage third-party apps...

By Shereesa Moodley 18 Oct 2019

Image credit: Sticker Mule on Unsplash.
Social media is killing advertising? I don't think so.

Is social media killing advertising? You've probably heard this question 1,000 times lately...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 17 Oct 2019

Image credit: Charles DeLoye on Unsplash.
Key findings from East-West Digital News' report on influencer marketing in Russia

East-West Digital News (EWDN) recently released a report on the state of influencer marketing in Russia...

16 Oct 2019

Image credit: LUM3N on Unsplash.
The do's of social media marketing

As someone has so aptly said, when you are in any doubt as to the appropriateness of something you intend posting, apply the golden rule: WWGT (what would Granny think?)...

By Jessica Barrella 15 Oct 2019

Image credit: Elena Koycheva on Unsplash.
Is social media killing advertising?

Over the last five years, there has been a lot of industry talk about the quality and standard of creativity delivered by brands and their creative partners...

By Andrew MacKenzie 9 Oct 2019

One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app
One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app

Now is the perfect time to get in on the super app game, establishing your company as a preferred partner or supplier early on...

By Lee Naik 8 Oct 2019

Image supplied.
All the winners of the 2019 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards

The winners of the 2019 annual New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards were announced at Montecasino, over the weekend...

7 Oct 2019

Image credit: Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash.
Digital citizenship: Bringing digital activism home

In light of the Cambridge Analytica data breach, we should all take a more active role in our online activities, writes digital content curator at Joe Public Connect, Grace Cooper...

By Grace Cooper 4 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by 2 Oct 2019

Bronwyn Williams, future finance specialist at Flux Trends. Image credit: .
Can brands survive the era of fake news, jaded consumers and robot trolls?

One of the key speakers at the recent Gibs Contemporary Marketing Using Behavioural Science Customer Insights and the 4IR event was future finance specialist at Flux Trends, Bronwyn Williams who spoke about The New Rules of Marketing Engagement...

By Luise Allemann 30 Sep 2019

Managing director for the A+E Networks Africa's EMEA territories, Dean Possenniskie. Image supplied.
How A+E Networks Africa is building on its local content strategy

We speak to managing director for the A+E Networks Africa's EMEA territories, Dean Possenniskie, who is responsible for overseeing and growing the channel's content distribution and digital media businesses across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 27 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by 27 Sep 2019

Image credit: Andy Holmes on Unsplash.
Fledgling - still the best word to describe influencer marketing

The best word to describe the state of influencer marketing in South Africa is 'fledgling'.

By Ryan McFadyen 27 Sep 2019

Image credit: DESIGNECOLOGIST on Unsplash.
The don'ts of social media marketing

Ah, social media marketing - the buzz words of today...

By Jessica Barrella 18 Sep 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
Of foxes and paradoxes in the media henhouse

Future historians may well scramble to understand what was going on at the Media Freedom Conference in London and the simultaneous Social Media summit at the White House (held earlier this year in July). They will surely be confounded by media policy in the post-broadcast era by looking at these two events. And they will struggle to reconcile what is claimed to be policy against what is actually practised on the ground...

By Derek Abdinor 17 Sep 2019

Show more