Following on the heels of the latest Panda update, Google announced the new Penguin update - both algorithmic changes that would quash websites that offer no real value to users who are searching for relevant, quality information.
20 Nov 2012
In what has been dubbed as the 'First in Africa', some of the leading experts in social media, branding, corporate governance, fraud investigation and fraud prevention will together put the 'FraudScape' (Fraud Landscape) into context within this ever-changing social media environment that all organisations find themselves in.
Mzanzi Training 19 Nov 2012
Europcar has launched a new travel app, Road Tripper, as a Facebook travel application. It is designed to get South Africans to share their favourite travel routes as well as tips and suggestions on the best places to visit.
19 Nov 2012
Times Media's profit from operations before exceptional items grew by 18% to R86m for the six months ended September 2012‚ it said in a voluntary trading update on Friday.
17 Nov 2012
The seventh annual South African eCommerce Awards sheds some light on how far eCommerce in South Africa has come. Websites are in tune with the increasing demands of this growing industry and are raising their standards year on year.
Jump Shopping 16 Nov 2012
Tropika has launched a new website that has a social media structure, which contains embedded YouTube, Facebook, Twitter widgets and includes automatically generated celebrity news feeds so the content is always kept up-to-date and fresh.
16 Nov 2012
Elle magazine hosts a blog style party at 7pm on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at the Museum of African Design in the Maboneng Precinct, downtown Johannesburg, where seven of the freshest fashion bloggers will blog it out live for the prize of joining the magazine team as its style blogger.
16 Nov 2012
Mobile maps are moving forward, as Nokia announces 'Here', a location cloud to deliver maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. Locally, mapIT together with Primedia and Altech Netstar has announced the launch of the online interactive map, route maps, race profiles and mobisite for the 2012 Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge.
16 Nov 2012
Hiring Bounty, which makes use of crowdsourcing as a recruitment tool, and Idea Bounty, which solves business problems by tapping into the creativity of the masses, are working together to find the best and most creative idea to drive traffic to the recruitment site.
15 Nov 2012
Email is still one of the most important and widely-used communication channels that marketers have at their disposal, but the way that many organisations use it is still surprisingly unrefined. Nowhere is this clearer than in the lack of attention many marketers pay to the mobile device as a channel for email marketing.
Richard Mullins 15 Nov 2012
As a method of launching the new online fragrance site, Indigo Tree, Morrisjones wrapped rows and rows of jacaranda trees in designer-scented, purple ribbons.
15 Nov 2012
It seems that digital marketing is the buzzword of the moment. Every tech-savvy analyst and advertising exec is repeating the message, to the point of it being an industry mantra, that a marketing strategy with its sights set on success needs to put the digital platform at the forefront of its tactical mix.
Wetpaint 14 Nov 2012
Social media is by now considered to be an integral aspect of any brand's online marketing mix, and while social media can be used to boost any brand's profile there are certain brands that excel at the social networking game.
Digital Fire 14 Nov 2012
The Irish-based Digital Marketing Institute announced a new partnership with Vega School of Brand Leadership to train over 3000 students in digital marketing in South Africa next year. The Institute forecasts that the South African market will generate revenues in excess of €3 million for the company by 2015.
14 Nov 2012
Aegis Media, in conjunction with Bizcommunity.com, will be hosting the ninth Thought Leadership Digibate that will focus on research that yield results in Africa. The event will be held on Friday, 30 November 2012, in Cape Town and will stream live on www.bizradio.co.za from 9.30am to 11am.
14 Nov 2012
The first events of TheRoom, a series of exclusive peer-to-peer roundtable events, will focus on digital and online and will be held in Cape Town and Gauteng during 2013.
13 Nov 2012
Creative digital agency, So Interactive, has delivered a new online community platform designed specifically for WiEBE, Women in Engineering and the Built Environment, an organisation committed to the ongoing support and development of women pioneering a path of gender equality in the engineering industry.
So Interactive 13 Nov 2012
12 months ago, Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, set out an 18-month plan to ban internal email. Thousands of people have since commented on this announcement, some supporting it, others not, and many like me, who thought it wasn't possible. There are six months left to go on his roll-out plan, and I wonder how things are going.
Daryn Smith 13 Nov 2012
DQ&A's portfolio of services is very complementary: adtech and operations, trading desk, performance marketing, tech solutions, yield management and monetisation. And now, for their existing DoubleClick for Advertisers (DFA) clients, they offer DoubleClick Search and can set up, monitor and report on search accounts.
DQ&A Media Group 13 Nov 2012
Recently launched by Liveoutloud at one of its events in the Sandton Audi Centre, the new Playoutloud App contains a cache of luxury goods worth over R5.7m and offers a competitive format to an exclusive subscriber base, which is limited to 500 members.
13 Nov 2012
As part of its integrated PR and social media campaign for Old Mutual South Africa, Positive Dialogue Communications, in collaboration with Radar, launched 25 Shesha Tuk Tuks, branded with Old Mutual Foundation's supported initiatives in the streets of Sandton, offering commuters a fun and affordable transport alternative to cut through the traffic.
12 Nov 2012
Listen to the podcast of last week's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show which airs every Thursday 5pm-6pm, streamed live via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out how search marketing, SEO and SMO can be used to improve a company's visibility online. [twitterfall]
12 Nov 2012
JIP, considered the authority on popular culture, local music and the latest 'cool' in South Africa for Afrikaans youth, has a new online presence. The youth supplement, part of Beeld and Die Burger, reportedly has a readership of over one million.
12 Nov 2012
Jozi-based MSD has partnered with Mogo Media in the US to host a 24-hour online Photoshop festival on 15 November 2012, featuring over a 100 workshop sessions; speakers include Andy Biggs, Dave Cross, Colin Smith, Lee Varis and local Photoshop guru Mohammed Jogie as African representative. Attend any session free on the day or purchase a year-long All Access Pass for a discounted rate of US$184.
Morning Star Design
A new free app allows iOS and Android users one-click access to BizRadio's live streams and archived podcasts. Developed by local software solutions house and BizRadio sponsor DVT, the app extends the station's reach from its web portal.
9 Nov 2012
Digital agency, Firewater Interactive, has a new look. They've revamped their logo and website to incorporate cutting-edge design trends and web technologies, and reminding clients that they create work which not only reflects top local standards - but international ones.
Firewater Group 8 Nov 2012
Tune in to tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out more about search marketing and how to make your company visible online. The studio guest this Thursday evening, 8 November 2012, will be Peter Olivier from AdMakers International. [twitterfall]
8 Nov 2012