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All posts by Stephen Timm

  • Burn Media to embark on aggressive growth after deal to go solo – Buckland

    The Burn Media Group, a media stable with publications that include Ventureburn and Memeburn, has broken away from M&C Saatchi Abel’s digital agency Creative Spark and has embarked upon a new “aggressive” growth curve, says Burn Media’s founder Matthew Buckland. Buckland, the former CEO and founder of Creative Spark, this week announced the conclusion of a deal with M&C Saatchi Abel and the formation of Burn Media Group — an independent digital media company. The deal with advertising company M&C Saatchi Abel was concluded on Monday (4 June). It follows Buckland’s exit in April from Creative Spark  — the company he founded in 2010 and which he subsequently sold...

  • When can we expect Takealot to expand on continent?

    Takealot co-CEO Willem van Biljon says the Naspers-owned South African ecommerce platform is not immediately considering expanding to other African countries. "It is something we think about quite often, but the timing is not right for us right now. We have a lot to do. We are growing very fast here (in South Africa), there is lots we can still improve on and do better here and grow on here. There are lots of other challenges in other countries, from supply-chain logistics, all kinds of things," he told a crowd of close to 1000, who attended a Startup Grind Cape...