Siya Sangweni (CliffCentral Brand Manager), Rina Broomberg (CliffCentral co-founder) and I were in New York last week for a series of meetings, a conference and some interesting experiences in the world of podcasting. It’s always reassuring to hear other people’s stories of pioneering their businesses and ideas in new media and to compare them to your own. You quickly realise that the distance between Johannesburg and New York is shorter than it has ever been – and that we’re having similar experiences, challenges and discovering clever solutions to the flux that all media businesses find themselves in…

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08.10.19 Pt 2 – We’re joined by Styli Charalambous from Daily Maverick, and he gives us a breakdown of what makes this reputable publication what it is and what values they stand for as a news agency. Phumi on the other hand, shares a story about a prominent figure who faked having cancer.

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An open and honest conversation between some power women in broadcasting and media… you won’t hear anything like this anywhere else! In this second episode, Gareth Cliff speaks to all-star guests Bonang Matheba, Unathi Nkayi, Masechaba Ndlovu and Kuli Roberts about life, love, work and everything in between.

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Turns out we’re not just vapid and superficial.
Turns out we want more than 280 characters.
Turns out we like complex stories with lots of characters and plot lines.
Turns out we like interviews where people talk about philosophy, life and meaning.
Turns out we’re smarter than the media people thought.

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They are the people you may wake up with in the morning, spend time with in your car, and in your head… or who keep you company while you’re working. You may spend more time with them than with your family, so it’s not surprising that when their lives change, your life changes too. Join Gareth Cliff, DJ Fresh, DJ Sbu, Robert Marawa and Tbo Touch – with a unique introduction by Trevor Gumbi – as they open up about their lives in broadcasting, the state of the industry, and lots more.

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Would you, or someone you know, like to be the beneficiary of one of 20 copywriting bursaries to be provided through the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA)? In developing the industry and continuing to raise its bar, the ACA’s Chief Executive Officer Mathe Okabo chats to Gareth and the team about offering three-year academic bursaries to study copywriting at the AAA School of Advertising.

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Facebook just launched their first ever original podcast – Three and A Half Degrees – and if there was ever a moment podcasting became totally mainstream, this is it. The basic idea is that we used to say we were all within six degrees of separation – or six degrees of Kevin Bacon, as it became known. Facebook’s podcast series seems to suggest, in a connected digital world, that we’re now separated by only three and a half degrees…

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Friends and entrepreneurs Janez Vermeiren and Yusuf Stevens are blazing new trails in the media industry through their production company, Cheeky Media. What does it take to put together powerhouse shows like ‘Real Talk’, ‘The Man Cave’ and ‘The Morning Show’? Gareth finds out as he has a discussion around content creation, the future of broadcasting, and some of the highlights they’ve experienced in the four year journey of the establishment of their company.

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The social media world is fast, complex and unforgiving. Many brands find themselves targeted, maligned and sometimes unwittingly embroiled in controversies which seem, at the time, damaging and unfair – and which can have dire consequences…

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