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Social and mobile get even closer in 2018

When social meets mobile, we see the best of both in our digital world... Let's explore their journey as their relationship gets even closer as 2018 approaches, and how we can leverage what they offer us as marketers in Africa...

By Candice Goodman, Issued by Mobitainment 12 hours ago

Scopen agency of the year King James on hitting the new year running

King James Group CEO James Barty explains the agency's commitment to creativity off the back of their recent accolades at Scopen AgencyScope 2017 and lets us in on their strategy for 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 10 hours ago

Will the real influencers please stand up?

A growing army of YouTube stars is finding instant fame and wealth thanks to millions of subscribers to their pages and are fast becoming as influential, and in some case more so than mainstream actors and musicians...

By Bradley Elliott 12 hours ago

The rise of mobile streaming TV

Streaming media is changing the face of broadcasting: people are turning to streaming video platforms, and increasingly, consuming their media and entertainment via their mobile phones...

14 hours ago

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos...

12 hours ago

'Content' overboard

Pierre Cassuto explains why being asked for a 'content' strategy irks him and how companies can 'swim' on their own in the digital pool...

By pierre cassuto 10 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Behind the scenes w/ DJ Ankletap

Bryce 'DJ Ankletap' Clarke has moved back to the YFM breakfast show from his 6-9pm slot...

By Jessica Tennant 14 hours ago

Various groups impersonating SANParks on social media

SANParks is concerned about various groups impersonating it and some of the national parks on social media...

11 hours ago

Teaching an old dog new tricks

Kyle Findlay from Kantar SA won best paper at the global ESOMAR Big Data World Conference in New York with The agony and ecstasy of teaching an old dog new tricks: from research agency to tech company...

Issued by Kantar TNS 8 hours ago

Facebook moves to make more video ad money

Facebook on Thursday moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube.

10 hours ago

Kunene-Msimang to put icandi CQ on the African map

icandi CQ has appointed Thembi Kunene-Msimang as chairperson, forging a new era for this leading local communication specialist, as they venture into Africa and the growing tourism sector...

Issued by icandi CQ 10 hours ago

M&C Saatchi Abel celebrates an African Christmas with Bakers biscuits

When Bakers approached M&C Saatchi Abel to create a campaign to promote the Bakers Choice Assorted range, it opted for a uniquely authentic approach...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 8 hours ago

Beauty in 3D: Taiwan filmmaker's vibrant vision

From the migration of purple butterflies to the crafting of bamboo steam baskets, Taiwan's leading 3D film director has spent a decade painstakingly capturing the island's beauty.

9 hours ago

SAFREA denounces jailing of journalists

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work has reached a record high, marking a new low for press freedom...

Issued by SAFREA 10 hours ago

Automobile Association of South Africa tries out Oasis Digital Networks footprint at the forecourts

The Media Shop Johannesburg's client, the Automobile Association of SA, has taken up a slot on the forecourts for December nationally...

Issued by Oasis Digital Networks 10 hours ago

Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?

Retailers and consumers, door deals and online marketing, geo-tracking, real-time parking deals and refreshments for physical shoppers. Black Friday has evolved into a complex sales phenomenon...

By Jainita Khatri 3 days ago

Toyota loves FCB Africa: The 57 year-strong brand relationship

Toyota formally announced earlier today that it is continuing its "exceptionally good, regularly measured" relationship with "the best of the best", FCB Africa. Brett Morris, FCB Africa Group CEO and group CCO shares their perspective of the love story that's endured over five decades and counting...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

As home of inventions such as Kreepy Krauly and the Cat scan, SA continues to compete on innovation

Despite a sobering picture of South Africa's competitiveness, showing performance in the 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index to have slipped 14 positions from the 2016-2017 results, there are some bright spots - notably on the innovation front...

By Charl Bassil 3 days ago

New brand launch for IDEMIA

XZIBIT presented IDEMIA at this year's AfricaCom - the largest event in Africa to showcase telecoms, technology and media...

Issued by XZIBIT Experiential Marketing 3 days ago

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Africa news

African Entrepreneurship Award winners announced

BMCE Bank of Africa, sponsor of the African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, a program to assist innovative African entrepreneurs, has announced the winners...

8 hours ago

A visa-free Africa still faces hurdles

Despite fears of an increase in crimes, some countries in Africa are liberalising visas to attract investors...

12 hours ago

When science and fiction collide

The media has been so captured by the celebrity culture that an endorsement by a famous person or respected source lends credence to a product or cause which has no scientific backing...

3 days ago

#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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International

Disney-Fox deal puts antitrust enforcers in bind over Trump ally

WASHINGTON, USA - The blockbuster deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox could likely put US antitrust enforcers in an awkward position following the government's challenge to another media-entertainment mega-deal.

8 hours ago

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