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Lindie Engelbrecht.
SME summit unpacks business challenges

The inaugural Business Day TV SME Summit, held in partnership with Credit Guarantee and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in Sandton last week, exposed the myriad challenges facing South Africa's SMEs...

17 Mar 2017

The Newsroom enters partnership with Independent Media's leading digital platform, IOL
The Newsroom enters partnership with Independent Media's leading digital platform, IOL

The Newsroom has partnered with Independent Media's leading digital platform, IOL, to bring forward the best-in-class infrastructure for native advertising, audience and content management via an established distribution platform in SA...

Issued by The Newsroom 6 Mar 2017

#IAmEllen
#IAmEllen

The brainstorming space is an incredibly malleable one. Not all ideas are manufactured within the confines of four glass walls of the boardroom. Some of them are composed – with theme tune – in the shower. In this instance, however, the organic, creative process used client-agency voice notes as the catalyst...

By Mike Sharman 6 Mar 2017

Stassen with 'Blades' - part of the Hero Exhibition that takes place at Open Design.
#DesignMonth: The importance of design education with Suné Stassen

Suné Stassen, festival director for the Open Design Festival, is heavily involved in the country's design education movement. Here, she shares how your business can pick up the baton to take the movement forward...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Reasons why your business needs an online presence

In the world that we currently live in, it is vital for all businesses to have a strong online presence, in order to stay relevant, build the brand and gain more customers, an internet profile is vital...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Feb 2017

DigitLab in the finals of the IAB Bookmark Awards
DigitLab in the finals of the IAB Bookmark Awards

DigitLab's work on The Grainfather e-commerce site has earned them a spot in the finals at the 2017 IAB Bookmark Awards...

Issued by DigitLab 23 Feb 2017

News24 Edge
Redesigning 24-hour news for a changing world

News24 has had an innovative start to the year. Here, editor Adriaan Basson lets us in on their new app Edge, as well as their Project Rise initiative and how they provide more than just the standard packaged news...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2017

Data is the ‘new oil' and everyone needs to know what they're leaking
Data is the ‘new oil' and everyone needs to know what they're leaking

F-Secure's Chief Research Officer, Mikko Hypponen, warns about the growing intrusiveness of social media and internet-connected devices...

Issued by Maximizer Software 16 Feb 2017

The New York Times and Spotify new subscription service will cost users $5 a week in the US ()
NY Times teams with Spotify for music-news offering

NEW YORK - The New York Times said on Wednesday it had teamed up with the online service Spotify in bid to lure subscribers with a "news and music experience"...

9 Feb 2017

Who is winning in Africa, and is Africa winning?
Who is winning in Africa, and is Africa winning?

Africa Forum 2017 will see the launch of the much anticipated African Market Research Association (AMRA) and will set the African agenda for market research, including social research, opinion polling and data analytics...

Issued by African Market Research Association 8 Feb 2017

AccuWeather partners with Spotify to provide playlists based on the weather
AccuWeather partners with Spotify to provide playlists based on the weather

Climatune was created by AccuWeather and Spotify to provide insights into how the weather around you affects the music you listen to everyday, providing the relative musical score for any weather, come rain or shine...

8 Feb 2017

How Google TrueView is changing the remarketing game
How Google TrueView is changing the remarketing game

When Google introduced the TrueView function to their DSP, DBM, nobody knew just what the implications would be...

By Simon Orgill, Issued by DQ&A Media Group 6 Feb 2017

Good news for news junkies
Good news for news junkies

News24 is launching a brand-new app called News24 Edge that personalises the experience of News24's top-quality journalism...

Issued by 24.com 24 Jan 2017

What do global brands need to know about the SA social media market?
What do global brands need to know about the SA social media market?

As an English girl living in South Africa for the last year, I have noticed stark differences in the ways brands and their audiences behave online. Not only are the content themes noticeably different to the European way of thinking...

By Emma Glover 23 Jan 2017

'Fake news' didn't change US election outcome: study
'Fake news' didn't change US election outcome: study

"Fake news" probably did not change the outcome of the US presidential election, according to a study of news consumption by voters...

20 Jan 2017

News24 2016 Matric Results Hub smashes 2015 stats
News24 2016 Matric Results Hub smashes 2015 stats

The National Senior Certificate matric results were released nationally from 5 January and millions of anxious matriculants used News24's Matric Results Hub to find out how they did...

Issued by 24.com 17 Jan 2017

Project Rise: Challenging the status quo
Project Rise: Challenging the status quo

News24, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, has launched Project Rise - a new online platform dedicated to facilitating a nationwide debate on what South Africa should look like post-#FeesMustFall...

Issued by 24.com 16 Jan 2017

Greg Mason
Effective Measure on the future of SA's digital advertising landscape

Greg Mason took on the reigns as regional lead for sub-Saharan Africa at Effective Measure on 3 January. With two weeks in the role under his belt, I checked in to find out his plans over the coming months as well as a few digital and programmatic trends to expect from 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jan 2017

123RF
Being brave and controversial in your content marketing

Content marketing differs from traditional PR in that it is educational and informative entertainment – but importantly, it is entertainment...

By Chemory Gunko 13 Jan 2017

Do you trust the news? Image credit: Studiostoks © –
What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 Jan 2017

123RF
New Facebook project aims to fight the spread of 'fake news'

Facebook announced Wednesday the creation of a Journalism Project aimed at fostering "a healthy news ecosystem" and curbing the spread of fake news...

12 Jan 2017

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer to leave company board after Verizon sale
Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer to leave company board after Verizon sale

Yahoo confirmed on Monday that chief executive Marissa Mayer will quit the company's board after its merger with Verizon...

10 Jan 2017

IMA open for submissions until 15 January
IMA open for submissions until 15 January

The Interactive Media Awards (IMA), an annual international awards programme recognising excellence in web design, development, marketing and innovation, is open for entries until 15 January 2017...

9 Jan 2017

Five ways to attract more buying customers to your business websites
Five ways to attract more buying customers to your business websites

It is not just enough for companies to attract targeted traffic to their websites. It is equally important to convert a big percentage of website visitors into customers...

Issued by Docs.Zone 6 Jan 2017

Indonesia to set up agency to combat fake news
Indonesia to set up agency to combat fake news

Indonesia is setting up an agency that will tackle fake news after a flood of untrue stories on social media, an official said on Thursday, including claims China was waging biological warfare against the country...

6 Jan 2017

Five steps to turn your SaaS blog readers into loyal customers
Five steps to turn your SaaS blog readers into loyal customers

Like any other business, your SaaS company needs a viable means for branding and marketing. Inbound techniques may be different in terms of marketing channels used for the distribution of material...

By Robin Singh 30 Dec 2016

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Webfluential: influencer firm to shutter agency operations

Influencer marketing company Webfluential has confirmed that it will be shutting down its local agency operations, Memeburn has learnt...

By Hadlee Simons 21 Dec 2016

Screengrab from Jamii Forums.
Tanzania charges editor of whistle-blowing website

Tanzanian authorities have charged the editor of a whistle-blowing website for failing to reveal the identity of contributors to the site, court documents revealed...

20 Dec 2016

Image via YouTube
Google SA's top search of 2016 was... Pokemon Go

Google has announced its annual Year in Search. Previously called Google Zeitgeist, it gives a snapshot of the trends, people and happenings that captured the nation's interest during the year...

14 Dec 2016

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