A number of independent media agencies from across the globe have launched a new network that allows them to collaborate without losing their independence and entrepreneurial spirit. The new network, named Local Planet, allows these independents now have access to globally aligned business and multi-national advertisers. South African media agency, RMS Media, is a founder […]
FCB Durban has won the national advertising contract for Independent Media Group. This comes after two decades of working on Independent Newspapers KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and a number of recent impactful campaigns, conceptualised and executed by the agency, including the most-recent “Racism Stops with Me” initiative. FCB Durban was also behind the launch of Independent’s most-successful […]
Independent Media has launched the print edition of its African multimedia publication, African Independent. The newspaper is a modern 48-page tabloid available every Friday, and discusses the news events of the past week in further detail for an in-depth analysis. It is edited by Jovial Rantao. The weekly newspaper, with a print run of 60 […]
a The Media Report 2014 feature by Celia Collins. Brand and market decisions are still being made using gut instinct, despite the massive growth Africa is experiencing. As brands flock to the continent, investment in independent research is becoming more critical than ever.
a The Media Report 2014 interview. Eye Witness News (EWN) editor-in-chief Katy Katopodis answers 15 questions on her life, her values, the hurly-burly of daily news, and media independence. And that’s not all.
Online communications agency Retroviral has launched a new, independent media buying agency Retromedia. “Retroviral has established a solid reputation for effectively seeding earned and owned media for our clients. We believe there is a huge gap for an online media buying agency that understands the value of leads, sales and actions – rather than selling […]
by Emma King. How do we do our jobs of influencing an editorial media agenda while upholding media values and ethics? Palesa Madumo, James Wilson and I respond.
The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is concerned by the ongoing waves of retrenchments at media houses countrywide, the latest to be announced being at Primedia Group, which has 786 full-time employees, including 323 at the largest division, Primedia Broadcasting (947, 702, KFM, CapeTalk and Eye Witness News). The media group hasn’t announced how […]
by MarkLives. Subject to finalisation, Media24 wants to close five magazines and two newspapers; outsource and reduce the frequency of its remaining monthly magazines; take two newspapers digital only; and reduce staff in related support services.
Nybble, a new independent, full-service, integrated media agency, has been launched by Farah Thompson, Gustav Goosen and Deirdre Ingpen. Thompson is the former head of operations at The SpaceStation, Goosen the former head of 24.com’s Conversion Science team, and Ingpen the former commercial head of 24.com. “We’ve worked within and managed some of the biggest […]