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Fighting fake news flames

Fake news, false claims, invented opinions and online rumour can seriously burn your reputation. Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico, unpacks a strategy for putting out fake news fires before they rage out of control and explains how to manage your reputation in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand

By Oresti Patricios 25 May 2017

Trend alert: Influencer marketing campaigns have burst through the door

The high level of trust between influencer and follower makes the marketing utopia of true two-way communication and authentic consumer engagement a reality

By Nick Sarnadas, Issued by Madex 24 May 2017

Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

Bloggers disrupting the media industry in Tanzania

An interview with Hafiz Juma, the co-founder and chairman of AIM Group, the first new media agency based in Tanzania

11 May 2017

Etihad Airways throws down travel gauntlet with 48-hour stopover challenge

Etihad Airways has challenged the millions of travellers who transit through Abu Dahbi, as well as UAE residents, to experience as many once-in-a-lifetime activities as they can throughout the emirate in just 48 hours

8 May 2017

#WTMA17: The fast changing world of influencer and social media marketing

A panel of travel bloggers and influencers gathered at WTM Africa 2017, to chat about the do's and don'ts of influencer marketing and the use of social media as a destination marketing tool

By Robin Fredericks 5 May 2017

Facebook hiring 3,000 people to screen out violent content

WASHINGTON - Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to root out violent content as the social media giant faces scrutiny for a series of killings and suicides broadcast on its platform

4 May 2017

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

WASHINGTON, US: Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm's video operations, the two firms announced Monday

2 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 21 Apr 2017

F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of Facebook's annual event

21 Apr 2017

Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon

Here's what Herman Wasserman, professor of media studies at UCT and Lauren Green, senior analyst at BrandsEye mentioned at Safrea Cape Town's recent fake news event

By Leigh Andrews 13 Apr 2017

Ugandan academic charged over Museveni 'buttocks' jibe

KAMPALA - A prominent female academic and activist was charged on Monday with cyber-harassment for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" in a Facebook post

11 Apr 2017

SouthAfricaIn3Words: one complex country, one complex hashtag

South Africa. Another large, populous country in Southern Africa that harbours a wealth of promise, but hasn't yet lived up to it this century

By Andy Walker 10 Apr 2017

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International

#OneShow2017: Reflections with Xolisa Dyeshana

I chatted to SA's own Xolisa Dyeshana, CCO at Joe Public and member of the One Club's international board of directors, post-Creative Week for his One Show reflections.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Inma selects new office bearers, includes South African Sandy Naudé

The International News Media Association (Inma), a global community of market-leading news media companies, has selected the new board members and officers for 2017/18.

3 days ago

International media groups to discuss fighting fake news

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) and The Straits Times will hold a two-day conference on fighting fake news on 19-20 June 2017 at the Singapore Management University. Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, K Shanmugam, will deliver the opening address.

25 May 2017

South Africa wins at Inma Global Media Awards

The International News Media Association (Inma) presented 40 first-place winners with awards in the annual Global Media Awards in New York, this week. Norway's Aftenposten took home the competition's top prize, ‘Best in Show' award.

25 May 2017

#NewCampaign: F*ck like a Finn

Finland is the best country for love-making, stated in this campaign video that has gained a million organic views in Finland alone.

24 May 2017

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