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IAB SA/PwC online adspend study - Have you been left out?

PwC and the IAB have performed a domestic digital advertising expenditure analysis for the past three years, with various market participants both from the online and mobile publishing and agency sector contributing...

Issued by IAB South Africa 25 Apr 2017

The opportunity that is the small screen

What's becoming clear from watching young coffee shop patrons, in particular, is that mobile technology is stepping in to fill certain voids and it's doing so at an extremely reasonable cost. ...

By Mike Laws 21 Apr 2017

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market...

21 Apr 2017

Four questions: Camilla Clerke on being a Cannes Lions judge in Mobile

Hellocomputer's creative director, Camilla Clerke, has been asked to attend the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity as a judge in the Mobile category. She answers four questions about her coming task...

Issued by Hellocomputer 20 Apr 2017

Africa's mobile operators aim for TV content

African mobile operators start entering into deals with major broadcasters over streaming and download services...

By Russell Southwood 20 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel

"Africa's online landscape is mobile but mostly feature phone based. Travel still needs to better embrace mobile by delivering mobile and thumb ready experiences to the African youth."

By Cari Coetzee 19 Apr 2017

Phonefinder expands service to insurance comparisons

Local online cellular contract comparison engine, Phonefinder, has expanded its offering by adding insurance comparisons...

19 Apr 2017

True location-based advertising is where it's at

Location-based advertising is a fast-growing, highly innovative field within the wider marketing industry. While there are major benefits to be had for marketers, it's critical they separate the ‘real location' providers from the many buzzword-sprouting imitators...

Issued by Vicinity Media 7 Apr 2017

"Zuma should resign," say 7 out of 10 South Africans

According to the latest Kantar TNS mobile survey, seven out of 10 South Africans say that Jacob Zuma should resign as the president of South Africa. This comes in the aftermath of last week's cabinet reshuffle and the dismissal of both the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas...

6 Apr 2017

Turn your mobile into a ghost hunter on Mystery Ghost Bus Tours of SA

One can now download free apps that will turn one's cellphone into a paranormal investigative tool, allowing the amateur ghost hunter to detect unseen energies and paranormal force fields...

4 Apr 2017

MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine

LAGOS, Nigeria: South African telecoms giant MTN has paid nearly $100m of a $1.7bn fine for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards in Nigeria...

3 Apr 2017

A little less conversation, a little more action

Why an integrated data platform is the key to aligning marketing, sales and service...

By Michael Bornheim 24 Mar 2017

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International

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 1 day ago

Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Thomson Reuters and Oxford Business Group (OBG) have signed a distribution agreement, whereby users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies.

1 day ago

All the SA Pencil winners: D&AD 2017

All the winners of D&AD 2017 Pencils have been announced and we have the colours of the 13 South African entries that made the grade!

1 day ago

How to make every day World Design Day in SA

World Design Day is all about exploring and enhancing natural creativity and planting small seeds on change in collectively designing a more human-friendly and inclusive society for all.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

3 days ago

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