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Digital isn’t different – your audience still wants quality content

I have a colleague who’s noticed an interesting thing – his Gen Z kids don’t distinguish between digital and traditional media. To them it’s all media, and those of us in the business of content need to take note. Consumers aren’t worrying about where they read or watch something. They simply consume the content, and
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One way I can tell that you stole that content

There’s a common mistake local influencers and content writers make – and I can spot it a mile away. Many don’t “localise” the content – they retain words, spellings and phrases that aren’t used in South Africa. When I see that, I simply plug the text into Google, and up pops the original. Localising content
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Why you need to stop saying “All protocols observed.”

I received a speech for review the other day, with the customary acknowledgment of all the dignitaries present at the beginning of the sppech, followed by that phrase you hear so often in South African speeches: “All protocols observed.” Here’s why you shouldn’t be using it. It’s become customary to use this phrase in South
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Take a load off

The end-of-year madness is almost upon us, and there’s a mad scramble to wrap up this year’s projects and start planning for next year. In the mess of looming budgets and deadlines and feeling like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, suddenly you realise there’s also a whole lot of content you’re going
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So what?

That’s the question you should be asking before you send out that press release. If you can’t answer that question, I guarantee most people won’t get past the first paragraph. Case in point – I was recently asked to review a release for a big multinational company. They’d had a report compiled about their progress
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