Kagiso Media (KM) is a black-owned and managed investment holding company, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) under the share code: KGM. The company has substantial assets in the broadcasting, digital media, information services and solutions, content and other sectors.
In keeping with its BEE pedigree, KM was ranked the most empowered media company listed on the JSE by Financial Mail’s 2010 Top Empowerment Companies.
The broadcasting portfolio comprises of regional radio stations in the key metropolitan areas of Gauteng, Western Cape, Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West Province and KwaZulu-Natal and catering for the adult contemporary music market. The radio stations, offer advertisers access to a substantial, loyal and affluent audience.
The group’s interests include controlling investments in East Coast Radio and Jacaranda 94.2 and strategic stakes in OFM, Heart 104.9, iGagasi 99.5 and an economic interest in Kaya FM.
RadMark is a national radio advertising sales house representing most of the group’s radio stations to national advertisers and advertising agencies. These radio stations collectively offer advertisers more than 7.9 million consumers in six provinces weekly and are able to capitalise on economies of scale.
Kagiso Media Convergence integrates traditional media with the digital media assets.
Acceleration Media is a strategic digital media planning and buying company focused on positioning clients to optimise the utilisation of the digital marketing channels and digital campaigns on online media. Other service offerings to local and international clients are search marketing and mobile solutions.
Gloo Digital Design is a creative design agency specialising in the creation of digital campaign solutions for all sectors across the digital media space. Gloo’s innovative work can be seen on the internet, cell phones, television, broadband, PDA platforms and touch-screen kiosks and on other technology platforms.
Kagiso Media and MSN this year concluded a deal which will result in KM t aking full responsibility for marketing, sales, and content on the MSN site. KM will also become the exclusive sales partner for all Microsoft’s Windows Live properties – including Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger – in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Microsoft will continue to provide the systems which run the portal and its advertising.
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of academic and professional content to law, corporate, government, law enforcement, tax, accounting, academic and risk and compliance assessment sectors. The information is disseminated through various platforms including print and internet and through training, seminars and conferences. The company also offers reference checks and deeds search services.
Urban Brew Studios creates and distributes audiovisual content on various platforms and trades in television content. It also owns One Gospel, a channel on the DSTV bouquet, produces environmental shows and pursues opportunities in Africa. It is supports Soweto Community television.