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What Media Alive is about

My original idea with Media Alive was for it to be an online interactive news and media magazine, but that is not something that can be launched easily.

I started this blog as a learning experience for myself and to use it to investigate advertising and media around the world.

My idea is to concentrate on the happenings in South Africa.

I would like Media Alive to become the place where people go to see what events and functions are happening and what competitions (specifically aimed at people in the design, media and advertising fields) are running.

I would also like it to be a place where designers can showcase there work.

Eventually I will launch a website for the magazine but, in the meantime, feel free to comment on this post or email me if you have something that you want to say.

Hope to hear from you.

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4 thoughts on “What Media Alive is about

  1. Hi

    It does take time for sites to take off in SA, especially with little budget!

    – I would suggest getting your own domain, people would take you more seriously. There are some cheap hosting packages available.

    – You would need to advertise your blog, so get involved in the community and people will start noticing your blog more and take you seriously. Use SAblogs.tel to promote your blog!

    – Good Luck

    Posted by Gordo | January 12, 2010, 11:39
  2. Thanks for the link in the blogroll – I’ve done the same on my blog.

    Gordo raises a fair point about using your own domain if you are planning to create a destination site.

    However that shouldn’t discourage you from using your blog to grow your professional network. They are a brilliant tool for exchanging ideas and meeting people.

    Also if you are looking for ways to grow your network then

    A) Comment on other peoples blogs and become “part of the debate” (to coin that horrific social media phrase).

    B) Look to join networking groups such as Scott Cundills Majestic or even our humble Rival Pioneers group – http://rivalpioneers.bundublog.com/ – its a nice way to announce your presence and leverage off other peoples networks to grow your own.

    Dunno if that helps?

    Posted by Marc | January 12, 2010, 22:27

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