Novus Group, a South African company, provides innovative and industry leading media monitoring & analysis services to customers across the globe.
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 local market knowledge and experience with state-of-the-art technology, Novus Group is the fastest growing 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 prompt and relevant information at the click of a button.
Novus Group has years of experience in both the news and media monitoring industries and our staff are ready to provide you with a tailor-made solution for your brand.
Novus Group aims to become the fastest, most accurate, cost effective, flexible and reliable provider of media monitoring and analysis information to the South African market. We strive to provide our clients with the highest level of support, and deliver tailored solutions to meet even the most complex requirements. We further intend to provide a platform that allows our staff to experience personal and financial growth. Novus is the Latin word for News.
Novus Group’s vision is to become a global leader in media monitoring services by further developing its own systems and technology to improve and execute a sustainable solution to all its clients.
• Professional Service
• Customer Experience
• Hard Working
ONLINE MEDIA 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.
PRINT MEDIA MONITORING
Print media monitoring searches through 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.
TV MEDIA MONITORING
Monitoring of television stations, our broadcast team makes use of world-leading “Speech to Text” software that has been developed in house 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 120 TV channels across South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
RADIO MEDIA MONITORING
Monitoring of Radio stations, we make use of world-leading “Speech to Text” software that has been developed in house 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 120 radio channels across South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
SOCIAL MEDIA MONITORING
Using software that has been developed by our in-house 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. (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit & Trip Advisor)
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 analysis reports on an ADHOC basis.
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.
Our technology has been designed to deliver any of our media monitoring or news monitoring services in the form of customized news feeds 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 Optimization) of your website to ensure it remains up to date and relevant at all times.