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#CircData: ABC Q1 2020 sees more newspaper circ numbers fall
#CircData: More declines as bad news keeps piling up for mags
by Herman Manson. The ABC of South Africa has released newspaper and consumer magazine circulation statistics for the period Jan–Mar 2020 (ABC Q1 2020).

SA’s One Show 2020 finalists
by MarkLives. The One Show has released its 2020 list of 1669 finalists, representing 46 countries, including South Africa.

Extract: How To Tango with a Tiger — Sarah Ritchie on top 20 frustrations
by Sarah Ritchie. It may not feel like it sometimes, but every single agency frustration is surmountable.

Q5: Reading vs radio, with Josephine Buys & Peter Langschmidt
by Carey Finn. In this interview, Josephine Buys and Peter Langschmidt of the PRC break down some surprising findings from the PAMS Brands People, Products and Platforms Fusion 2019 Survey with Nielsen.

On the Radar:

Roanna Williams new Net#work BBDO CCO
Creative Circle: Jan–Apr 2020 winners

Andpeople creates free agency startup pack in farewell
Nurock offers free mentorship to small agencies
Free advertising initiative to strengthen SMMEs
Openview signs two-millionth installation

Dear Radio: Reclaim the disclaimer
by Paulo Dias. Let’s kick off with a philosophical question... If a disclaimer is sped up so much that no one can hear it, did you really play a disclaimer?

SA TV Ratings: Apr 2020 primetime — DStv,, SABC 1, SABC 2 & SABC 3
by MarkLives. The hottest primetime shows on DStv,, SABC 1, SABC 2 and SABC 3 in South Africa revealed: TV ratings for April 2020.

#WritersBlock: Pundits, pedants and purists
by Tiffany Markman. Is there room for Grammar Police in a world where English evolves? I don’t think so — and that’s a tough scenario for me, because I am one.

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