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Episode 185: Online retail with the CTO of Emerce Commerce.

Date: 18 Aug 2016
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Two new apps for travel, braaing
Two new apps for travel, braaing

Two new apps offer South Africans retail travel news and braai swapping information. Sure Travel has launched a retail travel agency app for smartphones and tablets and a hungry South African, Kacper Saar, who has been living in the UK for over 10 years, developed 'Let's Braai' app for iPhone.

27 Nov 2012

Creative Circle results for October 2012
Creative Circle results for October 2012

The Creative Circle Ad of the Month results for October 2012 have been announced, and chairperson for the advertising judging panel that month, Justin Gomes, commenting on the winning ads, added that "digital needs to be taken as seriously as all the other categories, especially if the industry wants to start making international inroads in a category where South Africa has been particularly creatively dire."

27 Nov 2012

Social Media Fraud Risks - Insights in 140 characters (or less)
Social Media Fraud Risks - Insights in 140 characters (or less)

Radio 2000FM hosted the panel of speakers for the Social Media Fraud Risks conference on Monday, 26 November, where they offered some insight of what to expect during the conference held on 27 to 28 March 2013.

Issued by Mzanzi Training 26 Nov 2012

Reminder: Ninth Thought Leadership Digibate this Friday
Reminder: Ninth Thought Leadership Digibate this Friday

The ninth Aegis Media Thought Leadership Digibate is set to end the year with the key industry research thought leaders sitting around the table and openly debating and discussing the way in which research in the online arena in SA and Africa is conducted, what the results are and what 2013 holds for this fast growing digital landscape in Africa.

26 Nov 2012

Athar Naser
Content marketing and social media

A few years ago brands were getting their heads around SEO and social media. Now content marketing has made it into the digital landscape and many are asking where SEO and social media fit into the picture.

By Athar Naser 26 Nov 2012

Leisure Books taps in to the power of email marketing
Leisure Books taps in to the power of email marketing

Leisure Books, South Africa's largest and most well-known book club, recently launched a successful email marketing campaign with the help of email marketing specialist, Digital Fire, that has seen their member numbers as well as their sales grow significantly.

Issued by Digital Fire 26 Nov 2012

Stephanie Houslay joins Acceleration Media
Stephanie Houslay joins Acceleration Media

Stephanie Houslay has joined Acceleration Media as the new GM, based in Cape Town, where she will lead the company's growth in the Western Cape region. The company has also announced that its Cape Town-based MD, Diane Charton, will be leaving to take up the role of MD at the Red & Yellow School of Advertising.

26 Nov 2012

Design Indaba refreshes website
Design Indaba refreshes website

The refreshed designindaba.com website, launched late last week, now has updated software to ensure an enhanced, enjoyable and integrated user experience. The website features articles, videos and image galleries, for insight into global trends in design, innovation and creativity.

23 Nov 2012

Telkom launches new customer service app
Telkom launches new customer service app

In its ongoing quest to improve customer service‚ Telkom on Thursday, 22 November, unveiled a free mobile application to enable its clients to‚ among other things‚ log a technical fault related to their telephone lines and internet connection.

23 Nov 2012

Moving social listening up to the next level

Companies that want to evolve into truly social enterprises must look beyond tracking keywords and towards building a deeper understanding of the meaning and tone of social conversations in their online reputation management (ORM) strategies.

Issued by 25AM 22 Nov 2012

Kevin Dayton
Real time bidding takes lead in digital advertising

The digital marketing landscape is a vastly changing one and in recent years we have seen two trends emerge almost simultaneously: real time bidding (RTB) has taken off and completely changed the face of digital advertising, and the rise of mobile has forever altered user interaction with digital content.

By Kevin Dayton 22 Nov 2012

Son goes mobile
Son goes mobile

The Afrikaans tabloid newspaper, Son has launched its mobisite, allowing readers to access their favourite read, even though they may not be able to purchase the daily print edition.

22 Nov 2012

Tweet that braai
Tweet that braai

The team at Trigger Isobar set about closing the 1411km gap between its offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg by coming up with the idea of a tweeting braai.

21 Nov 2012

Leash tightens on SEO
Leash tightens on SEO

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

Conn Bertish to lead the ranks at Quirk Cape Town
Conn Bertish to lead the ranks at Quirk Cape Town

Conn Bertish, famed Cape Town creative director, surfer and art provocateur will be joining Quirk Cape Town, in January 2013 as its new Executive Creative Director.

Issued by Quirk 19 Nov 2012

Social media fraud risks (Insights in 140 characters or less)
Social media fraud risks (Insights in 140 characters or less)

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.

Issued by Mzanzi Training 19 Nov 2012

Europcar launches new travel app
Europcar launches new travel app

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 details restructuring progress
Times Media details restructuring progress

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 2012 South African eCommerce Award Winners

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.

Issued by Jump Shopping 16 Nov 2012

New website for Tropika
New website for Tropika

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 hosts blog style party next week
Elle hosts blog style party next week

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

Cloud maps from Nokia, 94.7 mobile maps from mapIT
Cloud maps from Nokia, 94.7 mobile maps from mapIT

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

Tonight's Biz Takeouts show cancelled
Tonight's Biz Takeouts show cancelled

Tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live every Thursday from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, has unfortunately been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. [twitterfall]

15 Nov 2012

Crowdsourcing ways to drive traffic, two companies team up
Crowdsourcing ways to drive traffic, two companies team up

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

Richard Mullins
Pay attention to mobile as email marketing channel

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.

By Richard Mullins 15 Nov 2012

Indigo Tree launch sees jacaranda trees swathed in scented ribbons
Indigo Tree launch sees jacaranda trees swathed in scented ribbons

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

Mzansi's growing "klout"
Mzansi's growing "klout"

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.

Issued by Wetpaint 14 Nov 2012

Utilising social media in your beauty brand's marketing strategy
Utilising social media in your beauty brand's marketing strategy

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.

Issued by Digital Fire 14 Nov 2012

Digital Marketing Institute partners with Vega School
Digital Marketing Institute partners with Vega School

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

Ninth Thought Leadership Digibate on research that yield results
Ninth Thought Leadership Digibate on research that yield results

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

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