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Digital marketing in the 21st century
Digital marketing in the 21st century

Digital marketing is moving quicker than ever - the online world is changing even as we speak. Let's take a look at a few of the strongest undercurrents in today's marketing landscape...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

LED lamp market projected to grow more than 12-fold: Film industry set to benefit
LED lamp market projected to grow more than 12-fold: Film industry set to benefit

LED lighting has been used for over 10 years in the architectural and building industry, but with developments in light-emitting diode technology, there's been a quiet but steady lighting revolution in the film industry over the last five years...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 1 day ago

DQ&A has a new look and feel!
DQ&A has a new look and feel!

DQ&A is proud to announce that along with its new corporate identity, the company will be focusing on its digital marketing technology and consultancy services, as well as launching new training and education programmes...

Issued by DQ&A 1 day ago

Labotec turns to Ripple Digital for their new online presence
Labotec turns to Ripple Digital for their new online presence

Labotec, an established provider of scientific instruments to the African continent, wanted to ensure that their new web presence positions them at the forefront when looking for preferred suppliers...

Issued by Ripple Digital 1 day ago

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Naspers records full-year revenue up 3% to $6.1bn

The $3.25bn sale of Polish online auction site Allegro in October and other disposals helped Naspers nearly triple its aftertax profit for the year to end-March...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan
#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

The Grand-Prix winning 'Real-Time Virtual Reality Experience' for Björk’s NotGet
#CannesLions2017: Digital Craft Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Digital Craft Lions award ceremony on 23 June 2017...

3 days ago

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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN interviewed Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement... [video]

23 Jun 2017

Mediatech - an event that brings creative thought to life
Mediatech - an event that brings creative thought to life

Simon Robinson, show director for Mediatech Africa, talked to Media@SAFM's Ashraf Garda about how technology is shaping the way creativity plays, creates and lives...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 23 Jun 2017

Glen Bosman
Motion picture's digital revolution

Today, filmmaking has little to do with film. Digital technology has advanced so much that we can shoot quality video on our phones and share it on social media in seconds...

By Glen Bosman, Issued by CPA 23 Jun 2017

Commanding the spotlight... Video on command
Commanding the spotlight... Video on command

The increase in consumers opting for VOD is slowly changing viewing habits in SA and making it more challenging for marketers to reach their audiences in numbers...

By Luca Dignam, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 23 Jun 2017

Kellman, Levin partner to launch new influencer marketing agency
Kellman, Levin partner to launch new influencer marketing agency

Arye Kellman from Tbo Touch's Touch HD and Jason Levin from Elevation Holdings have partnered to start a new agency that will use influencer marketing to build real connections with digitally-driven audiences and mavens...

23 Jun 2017

Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s head of platform partnerships for the Middle East and Africa.
Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge winners announced

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of the first Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge...

22 Jun 2017

Banking the win of simple business innovation
Banking the win of simple business innovation

Are you using the power of digital to make things worse?

By Douglas Kruger 22 Jun 2017

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account
King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Upskill with a SETA-accredited digital brand analysis workshop
Upskill with a SETA-accredited digital brand analysis workshop

DigitLab Academy will be launching a one-day SETA-accredited digital brand analysis workshop this July...

Issued by DigitLab 21 Jun 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase
.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally...

21 Jun 2017

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs
#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs

NEWSWATCH: Today, Wednesday, 21 June 2017, South Africans were encouraged to join the #SocialMediaBlackout campaign...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

Internet development in West Africa
Internet development in West Africa

MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service...

21 Jun 2017

A swarm of digital natives heads to Joburg
A swarm of digital natives heads to Joburg

Have you heard of Digital Swarm? Odds are if you're in the advertising industry and you're in Durban, then you have. If you live in Joburg, then you're next in line to be invited to Swarm!...

Issued by DigitLab 20 Jun 2017

Local search optimisation boosts organic search results
Local search optimisation boosts organic search results

It's fast becoming common knowledge that a local search strategy is a must-have for any multi-location business looking to maximise real-world foot traffic through their online presence...

Issued by Business Positioning Systems 20 Jun 2017

Desiree Gullan
How digital killed the TV star

It's official: digital advertising has overtaken TV advertising revenue (IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report, 2016). As a medium, digital advertising has grown at supersonic speed. Here's what the latest statistics reveal...

By Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 20 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
SEO/online marketing

SEO incorporates both the technical and creative elements that are required to improve rankings, driving traffic and increasing awareness on a particular product or piece in search engines...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place
#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place

The Hardy Boys has its lucky hands on Sue Napier, who also believes a little bit of luck has had a role to play in her achievements to date. This combined with her upbringing and the people and experiences that have helped shape who she is today, and having a supportive family that motivate her to do the hard yards...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jun 2017

ACME adds sweetener to digital buying with AddSuite
ACME adds sweetener to digital buying with AddSuite

Independent publishing network ACME Digital has deepened its relationship with programmatic powerhouse AddSuite in a move that will match discerning buyers with quality audience segments and inventory...

Issued by ACME Digital 19 Jun 2017

Micro influencers: a sweet opportunity
Micro influencers: a sweet opportunity

Paid advertising is not trusted and ad blocking is only growing. Even bloggers are failing when it comes to communicating and engaging with consumers, as trust between brands and consumers continues to fall. But there is a new kid on the block and he is eager to engage; enter the influencer...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

AlphaSpirit © –
The changing face of digital agencies - adapt or die

Over the past two decades, the digital world has undergone a rapid evolution - from marketing mix newcomer, to a mandatory (yet not fully understood) element of brand communications...

By Tom Fels 15 Jun 2017

Blend people, data and technology for programmatic success
Blend people, data and technology for programmatic success

At the annual DoubleClick Executive Summit in Johannesburg, key speakers addressed the gathering of digital agencies and clients to provide insights and learnings around all things programmatic...

Issued by Sprout 14 Jun 2017

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