Digital Media Africa 2016

Digital Media Africa 2016


28-30 September 2016 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Full coverage on our blog and tweet via #DMAfrica16


WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Conferences focus on digital revenues, attracting top-level publishers, editors, and digital executives from around the world.

With Digital Media Africa WAN-IFRA supports the digital transformation of the African news industry.



Five themes will define DMA2016


  • 1

    Reader revenue

  • 2

    Distributed content

  • 3

    Paid content

  • 4

    Millennials & Generation Z

  • 5



Conference speakers will be led by subscription and membership-marketing expert Jocelyn Cripps. An experienced marketer, Cripps has worked on both the agency and client-side with media owners such as Amazon, the Financial Times (FT), News UK and Sky. “The key thing is that if you are a publisher or media company that is expecting to move revenues from advertising to subscription then it is not enough to acquire new subscribers - which is already quite difficult - we also need to nurture those customers and keep them engaged,” said Cripps.


WAN-IFRA Vice-President and Head of Digital at Tiso Blackstar, Lisa MacLeod, said the conference is essential for any African media entity seeking to either shift revenues from print to digital or those wanting to start new digital products. “Africa has a vibrant media already tackling the challenges of monetising digital projects. This is a great opportunity to learn from people who have already started the process and are beginning to see some returns on their investments,” she said.


The conference will precede the awarding of the prestigious African Digital Media Awards.  



  • Join an exclusive group of senior publishing and digital media executives ranging from CEOs, to editors-in-chief, CMOs, digital revenue strategists, heads of sales, media buyers, and advertising agencies
  • Topics focussing on business value and revenue generation
  • Networking with high-level executives on a global scale
  • The African Digital Media Awards


The evening following the conference will feature WAN-IFRA's African Digital Media Awards. These awards recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.

To see pictures of previous years awards click here.