Category Archive: Media

Newstag — When Less Is More

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It is definitely the era of ‘information overload’, and companies that do data mining and big data management are starting to produce results for marketers. But for individuals there is still too much… Continue reading

The Billboard That Follows You

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It’s time, once again, for my weekly pick of the top ads that have made an impression this week, for my regular column on Marklives.com, Africa’s foremost site for marketers about marketing, media… Continue reading

AMPS – Changing Patterns Signal Subtle Changes

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The latest Amps (All Media and Products Survey) has been released, and although on the surface it seems that not much has changed, media strategist and planner Gordon Muller believes that there are… Continue reading

Kentridge Hitting the High Notes

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One of the big ‘buzz points’ of this year’s Design Indaba was undoubtedly the presentation by William Kentridge, “The Refusal of Time.” He is exhibiting in Cape Town, but if you want to… Continue reading

A Medium Worth Watching

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For many people, the iPod was just a device for playing music. And the smartphone? Well, that’s for playing games, GPS, social media, maybe YouTube… and making phone calls. Plus any number of… Continue reading

Top Trends in Media Tech

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Webbmedia Group, a digital strategy agency that focuses on emerging technology trends, has released a report identifying 55 key insights about media trends in 2015. Ashleigh Tullis of The Media Online, takes a… Continue reading

Radio for the Internet Era

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If you are one of those people who remembers ‘Squadcars’ and ‘The Mind of Tracy Dark’ with fondness, and even sadness that such entertainment is no longer available, then sigh no more. The… Continue reading

State of the Newsroom

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At a Media Freedom Day celebration and Black Wednesday commemoration, co-hosted with the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on 17 October 2014, Wits Journalism released its second State of the Newsroom report.… Continue reading

“Marketers are cutting back on ad spend” – Media24’s CEO Esmaré Weideman

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“There are two reasons for the pressure on ad revenue: the changing media landscape and the economy. The latter is easier to explain: marketers are simply cutting back on their ad spend. Things… Continue reading

Adfocus calls for entries

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Entries for the 2014 AdFocus Awards has officially been opened by Financial Mail, and questionnaires for the various awards have been posted on the financial weekly’s website. The deadline for entries for this… Continue reading