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Novus Group is a proudly South African company that provides unique media monitoring & analysis services to over a hundred companies across South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. Our team of experts have spent the last few years developing world-class tools at the forefront of the 4IR to provide news & media monitoring services. By combining solid local market knowledge and experience with state-of-the-art technology, Novus Group has become the preferred provider of media monitoring and analytical information in South Africa. Our technology allows us to monitor thousands of TV, radio, online and social media news platforms in South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world – ensuring that our clients receive timeous and relevant information at the click of a button. With a significant number of years of experience in both the news and media monitoring industries, our staff are ready to provide you with the tailored assistance your brand requires.
|Novus Group aims to become the fastest, most accurate, cost effective, flexible and reliable
provider of news monitoring, media monitoring and analytical information to South African
and African companies. We strive to provide our clients with the highest level of support
and deliver personalised solutions to meet even the most complex information requirements.
We also aim to provide a platform that allows our staff to experience personal and financial
growth. Novus is the Latin word for “extraordinary” and that is our goal – to be
We deliver a broad range of news and media monitoring services, as well as analysis reports, that guarantee measurable results and a positive impact on your business.
Here’s an outline of our services:
|Online news monitoring||Social media monitoring||Print media monitoring||TV monitoring|
|We have developed our own search engine that allows us to monitor thousands of online news platforms worldwide. Using Boolean Search technology, we are able to refine and filter the results - thereby guaranteeing close to 100% accuracy. We are able to add additional websites to our monitoring list, as well as filter out coverage which our clients do not want to receive.||Using software that has been developed by our inhouse experts, our social media monitoring service includes monitoring of Twitter, Facebook, roughly 190 million blogs and over 65,000 message boards and forums. In our experience, the use of "hashtags" or "handles" increases the relevancy of the coverage we find and deliver – but we also make use of Boolean Search technology to ensure the accuracy of information.||Print media monitoring searches for a combination of traditional print publications as well as digital publications, which are scanned into our database using the latest OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software to identify keywords or search phrases provided to us by our clients. We deliver the coverage in easy-to-access PDF documents, which can be downloaded and printed.||For the monitoring of television stations, our broadcast team makes use of world-leading "Speech to Text" software that has been developed and refined over the years to ensure up to 95% accuracy. Our data capturers then physically listen to each item picked up by the "Speech to Text" software to verify its relevance before sending it to our clients. We are able to monitor more than 2, 000 TV channels across the globe 24/7 and 365 days a year.|
|Radio monitoring||Analysis reports||News feeds||Transcription|
|For the monitoring of Radio stations, we make use of world-leading "Speech to Text" software that has been developed and refined over the years to ensure up to 95% accuracy. We then use humans to listen to each item picked up by the "Speech to Text" software to verify its relevance before sending it to our clients. We currently monitor more than 2, 500 radio channels across the globe (24/7/365).||We offer a variety of analysis reports ranging from basic to in-depth – where each article is read and analysed by our team of specialists and reported on according to its tone, sentiment and topic. Reports can be delivered as often as required, and in any format (MS-Excel, Ms-Word, MS-PowerPoint or PDF). We also provide our analysis reports on an ADHOC basis.||Our technology has been designed to deliver any of our media monitoring or news monitoring services in the form of customised newsfeeds to our clients’ website, intranet or extranet. We can deliver coverage in a XML, RSS, or HTML format. This service also assists with the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) of your website to ensure it remains up to date and relevant at all times.||We are able to provide our clients with accurate full-text transcriptions of any television or radio interview. We use humans (not software) to convert audio or video files into written text, which ensures 100% relevance and accuracy. The transcription files are proofread and spell-checked before delivery and can be delivered in less than 24 hours (depending on the length of the interviews).|
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|We are pleased to announce that towards the end of 2015, Novus Group concluded the takeover
of the products, staff & clients of South African company, The News Monitor. Founded in
2003, The News Monitor offers comprehensive print media coverage with a national footprint –
covering daily and weekly newspapers, community papers and trade magazines. Our emphasis is
on quality, and as such, The News Monitor actively uses the “human element” in capturing and
allocating coverage. Articles are scanned in original format and size, with all pictures and
graphics included, and are quality checked for accuracy prior to being included in our
database. The HTML links are pre-authenticated, which allows for easy forwarding on to
multiple recipients. The links (URLs) are stable and permanent, and stored on our secure
server. They take users directly to the article. For more information, please visit our
|Michael Arvanitis||Joe Hamman||Bruno Queijo||Roxy de Klerk|
|CEO||Director: Sales & Marketing||Director: Finance||Director: HR|
|Armand Groenewald||Arunita Singh||Wouter Kramer||Lucy Manamela|
|Director: IT Development||Project Manager||Manager: Analysis||Operations Manager|
|Neo Khunwane||Ernest Mutshena||Elriza Geldenhuys||Jacqui Still|
|Manager: Broadcast||Manager: Print||Manager: Library||Manager: Sales Administration|