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Africa's changing times in broadcast media: Embracing platforms to keep up with rising competition

As newer and more innovative technologies change how content is created, distributed and consumed, the entry of global players is threatening the local South African market share and compelling local media organisations to rethink their traditional business models to take up the competition in the global context...

By Roman Magis 15 Jul 2020

#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief
#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief

Fast Company magazine recently announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2020

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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The don'ts of social media marketing

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

By Jessica Barrella 18 Sep 2019

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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

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5 mistakes grown-up brand blogs shouldn't make

Here are five mistakes even grown-up brand blogs make...

By Louisa Douwes Dekker 2 Sep 2019

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Future of Journalism: A sector in crisis

The future of journalism is about the future of democracy, but all over the world journalism is in a crisis - a crisis that threatens not only the journalism sector but democracy itself...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Aug 2019

Empowering news organisations through technological innovation
Empowering news organisations through technological innovation

Google launched the Google News Initiative, followed by the GNI Innovation Challenge to aid publishers in Africa transition to digital. We speak to Google's Mich Atagana about the initiative...

By Louise Burgers 28 Aug 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2019

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YouTube to stop monetisation of 'unfair' manual copyright claims

In an attempt to curb "unfair" and "aggressive" manual copyright claims on its platform, Youtube on Thursday announced further updates to its manual claims policy...

By Shereesa Moodley 21 Aug 2019

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Facebook can now fact-check news in African languages

Facebook on Wednesday announced a partnership with fact-checking company Africa Check to bring local African language support to its third-party Fact-Checking programme...

By Shereesa Moodley 16 Aug 2019

VR will reshape our entertainment experiences
VR will reshape our entertainment experiences

Virtual Reality (VR) has a long way to go before it bursts into the mainstream, but there are signs that the technology is starting to mature...

By Ernst Wittmann 29 Jul 2019

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13 million more people joined Snapchat in Q2 2019 thanks to Android

Snapchat is making a comeback since launching an optimised Android version of its app in April this year...

By Shereesa Moodley 26 Jul 2019

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Pinterest launches 'emotional well-being activities' for stressed internet users

Pinterest revealed new "emotional well-being activities" for users to perform when they search for negative content...

By Shereesa Moodley 25 Jul 2019

#FB@15: Inside Facebook's 4 Cs for innovation
#FB@15: Inside Facebook's 4 Cs for innovation

Looking to the future, Nunu Ntshingila, head of Facebook Africa, shared the four Cs - which are key trends directing their business for the next few years...

By Elouise Kelly 23 Jul 2019

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59 new emoji are coming to iOS, MacOS and Apple Watch

Apple on Tuesday revealed 59 new emoji coming to iOS, MacOS and the Apple Watch in celebration of World Emoji Day...

By Shereesa Moodley 19 Jul 2019

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Developing your brand voice on social media: 5 mistakes to avoid

It's crucial for business success to understand the hidden influences of users' decision-making process in the modern digital space...

By Dana Kachan 19 Jul 2019

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5 questions to ask when selecting influencers to work with

Marketers are faced with important decisions to make when selecting the most relevant influencers to collaborate with...

By Dominique Harmse 17 Jul 2019

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