On 17th February 2015, Business Day introduced four new feature sections focussing on lifestyle, innovations, leadership and health and wellness. The daily paper has re-branded to offer advertisers exciting opportunities for targeted advertising.
Tilo Moroane, Business Manager of Business Day, says that “the design allows (them) to reposition the paper in the market as a thought leader that enriches readers’ lives with powerful and useful content aligned with their interests.” Business Day is currently the leading business and financial news brand and each new category offers a deeper look into the business and economic implications of its topic.
The new sections hold the same core values of Business Day and give advertisers the same respect that the daily paper has encompassed over the last 25 years.
For more information visit www.bdlive.co.za.
By the end of the month, Times Media will have a brand new news wire service. The news wire will serve online products and newspapers and address the growing demand for independent and reliable news.
The product offers minute by minute news coverage under the brand of Rand Daily Mail (RDM) News Wire. The company’s print section will provide copy for the wire and will cover news from business to sport and politics.
Ray Hartley, former Sunday Times editor, will be taking on the management of the wire service while Juliette Saunders and Dominic Mahlangu will act as editors. With a reputable editorial and management team, the RDM News Wire is set for success.
Mike Robertson, Times Media MD, said, “Over the past three years we have grown TMG into SA’s biggest publisher of English-language daily and weekly newspapers. Despite spending only a fraction of what our competitors have done we have clearly established ourselves as the no2 in the online market and are confident of soon becoming number one. All of this is based on the quality and independence of our journalism which will now also be accessible via the RDM News Wire.”
"We have a very strong tradition of breaking news accurately and independently in our print titles and, more recently, on our online platforms such as timeslive and bdlive. We want to build on this strength with the news wire which will hold itself to high standards of journalism," said Rand Daily Mail editor, Ray Hartley.
"We are going to get our top journalists involved and supplement this with a team of reporters who will chase the news," concluded Hartley.
On the 1st of March, Times Media launched its exciting new TimesPLUS Loyalty Rewards Programme. The reward system is incorporated in to the Sunday Times subscription fee, and for R86.67 per month, subscribers enjoy numerous lifestyle and entertainment benefits.
Here are some of the rewards on offer:
Subscribers to Times Media already receive The Times, Sunday Times and digital publications, and now, The TimesPLUS Loyalty system will encourage them to take advantage of offers that they see within the pages of the Sunday Times supplements.
Jason Sequeira, GM Circulation of Times Media, says, “We are exercising efforts to benefit subscribers by providing them with a wide range of rewards, at an affordable monthly cost.”
Log onto www.timeslive.co.za and click on REWARDS to view all the offers that are available or call 0860525200 for any queries. Subscribers will need their membership number to access these benefits.