Higher productivity, increased labour costs and a strong trends towards true mobility in the work place are all factors that have put the spotlight firmly on 'total costs of ownership' for computers and devices. Organisations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time.
By Jerker Hellström 7 Dec 2012 05:24
Quirk Education will be hosting their first digitally focused week-long programme of contact workshops for 2013. These half-day workshops aim to equip the local market with global best practice principles and techniques based on the working knowledge and experience of the greater Quirk agency.
Issued by Quirk 6 Dec 2012 12:33
In February this year, Steers - winners of Leisure Options' 'Best Burger in Joburg' for the 17th year running - partnered with leading full-spectrum digital agency, Amorphous. The product of this partnership is a progressive presence that sets Steers apart in South Africa's fast food digital playground.
Issued by Amorphous 6 Dec 2012 12:03
Search engines have very complicated scientific algorithms that they use in order to determine which web pages come up first on results pages. Google for instance, has over 250 different variables (each holding a different weight) that it uses to determine which pages should rank for certain search queries.
At the beginning of 2012, the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) announced its plans to accelerate the growth of the digital industry within a South African context. The DMMA has made significant headway this year towards achieving this objective by implementing a number of key initiatives.
Issued by IAB South Africa 6 Dec 2012 10:50
Many in the industry really felt for Alec Hogg in October when he walked away from Moneyweb, the company he built from nothing into a highly respected player in the media industry. Hogg tells Bizcommunity why he's philosophical about the move, what he's doing with his year's restraint of trade and what was so different about the values of majority shareholder Caxton and his own that made it impossible for him to stay on as Moneyweb CEO and board member.
By Gill Moodie 6 Dec 2012 06:47
According to a treaty South Africa agreed to with the International Telecommunications Union, we are committed to switching off our analogue television broadcasts by 2015, and start broadcasting via digital signals instead. It sounds simple enough. It also does not sound particularly exciting, does it?
By Dr Julie Reid 5 Dec 2012 07:08
Social networks in emerging markets, like Russia's Runet and Mxit in South Africa, provide unique applications that give them massive regional advantage over standardised global platforms such as Facebook. This was the conclusion drawn by communication experts from Europe, the Middle East and Africa at the annual Worldcom EMEA conference in Moscow.
Issued by Lange 360 4 Dec 2012 11:26
Online publishers have been perfecting the art of creating online content since the advent of the web. While advertisers have long been using digital to get their message to the consumer, they've only just recently started emulating what publishers do best - developing content that keeps consumers coming back for more.
By Athar Naser 4 Dec 2012 10:17
As part of AfricaCom 2012, two new writers were launched into the technical writing world, as the successful winners of a youth competition. The winners, Lauren Leonard (19) and Simone Johnson (21) spent three days at the event immersing themselves into the world of technology and are now blogging.
4 Dec 2012 09:38
In anyone's world, 2012 has been a rollercoaster one. We still appear to be here, but who knows what will happen on 21 December if the dire warnings are in any way true. But operating on the positive assumption that there will be a 2013, I've been auditing MANGO-OMC's 2012 learnings and summarising them for our game plan for next year.
By Nicole Capper 3 Dec 2012 12:25
The well known digital marketing education portal Heavy Chef is hosting its last "Heavy Chef Session" of 2012 on the 13th December, entitled The State Of E-Commerce featuring speakers from leading e-commerce portals Yuppiechef, Zando and Kalahari.
Issued by World Wide Creative 3 Dec 2012 11:31
To find out more about digital signage in the South African market, 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. [twitterfall]
3 Dec 2012 11:13
At the Technology Top 100 (TT100), the minister of science and technology, Derek Hanekom, presented JWT's multi-disciplinary digital agency, dotJWT the award for Excellence in the Management of Technology, competing against FNB, Altech, Bell Equipment and others.
3 Dec 2012 10:57
Since the inception and subsequent explosion of the social media phenomenon, there has been a quiet assumption that as a mass communication platform - social networks such as Facebook were not popular among the high income earners and wealthy classes.
Issued by Digital Fire 3 Dec 2012 09:19
Drupal came of age in 2012 according to Rogerwilco, South Africa's largest Drupal developers.
Issued by Rogerwilco 3 Dec 2012 09:15
Paula Raubenheimer, Habari Media's Commercial Director, is leaving after six eventful years at the award-winning media sales house. Raubenheimer will be taking a six month sabbatical before exploring new opportunities within the digital space.
Issued by Habari Media 30 Nov 2012 09:59
South African concert promoter Big Concerts has launched the first entertainment website in the country to offer concert memorabilia to online purchasers, thereby making it possible for music fans to purchase show merchandise from anywhere in the country.
Issued by iGroup 30 Nov 2012 09:05
Mustard Marketing and Fivestar PR have been appointed to rebrand the Culinary Academy (TCA) in 2013. Mustard will design and develop the new corporate identity, website and mobisite, and manage its social media activities strategy, while Fivestar will drive the company's strategic media and communications strategy to raise the public profile of the academy.
30 Nov 2012 07:23
It's been a phenomenal year for Quirk, one of Africa's largest independent marketing agencies. Last night the agency was recognised as the Best Digital Agency in South Africa at Financial Mail's AdFocus Awards 2012.
Issued by Quirk 29 Nov 2012 13:07
Tune in to tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out more about in-store digital signage solutions and effective communication tools. The studio guest this Thursday evening, 29 November 2012, will be Chris Day, MD of Moving Tactics. [twitterfall]
29 Nov 2012 10:39
South Africa's telecommunications industry has lived through yet another year of growth, change and upheaval, touching lows like the worrying upheaval at Telkom, and reaching highs such as the launch of the country's first commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks. The factor that I would single out as perhaps the most important trend of 2012 is the rapid move of smartphones into the mainstream.
By Mark Taylor 29 Nov 2012 10:13
20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).
29 Nov 2012 10:12
In the past, marketers have stressed the importance of brand visibility. The argument has been that having your brand visible in all the right places is important, even without interaction with customers. Unfortunately, living in a world where consumers see and hear an average of 3000 marketing messages a day, there is simply too much clutter out there to stand out from the crowd.
By Tyrone Middleton 27 Nov 2012 16:28