Essential strategies for digital marketing and web design
Essential strategies for digital marketing and web design

Starbright has compiled some strategies for digital marketing and web design that have and continue to prove their effectivity...

Issued by Starbright 2 days ago

Twitter now tells you if your tweet breaks its rules
Twitter now tells you if your tweet breaks its rules

When you report a tweet for breaching Twitter's rules, or when the company takes actions on one, it requires the offending user to delete the tweet before they can publish another...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

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Put truth first in news reporting and information-sharing in general

Media outlets are clearing their throats, pulling up their socks and clarifying their editorial policies following the 'Sunday Times fake news fallout'. Here's what you can do, even if you're not affiliated with mainstream media...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Sars' Nugent inquiry interview goes viral
Sars' Nugent inquiry interview goes viral

NEWSWATCH: Sars 'chief of digital and IT, Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane's interview with Sakina Kamwendo regarding the Nugent inquiry into the tax collector's IT and e-filing infrastructure, on the SABC's Morning Live yesterday, has gone viral...

3 days ago

Arthur in his happy place: Midtown Comics in New York City.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Arthur Goldstuck

This week, we got behind the selfie with Arthur Goldstuck. He is MD of World Wide Worx, editor-in-chief of Gadget, and is sharing his annual research announcements at this week's Social Media Landscape Briefings 2019 in Sandton and Cape Town...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Oct 2018

Is your paid partnership paying off?
Is your paid partnership paying off?

In a world of uncertainty, can brands and influencers afford to lack transparency and disclosure?...

By Josh Da Costa, Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 16 Oct 2018

Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era
Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era

Ease of access to social media and editing tools have made it easier than ever to spread stories and images that have people shaking their heads, thinking "That can't be real... can it? I must share!" Here are five steps to take to up your media literacy, so that the results of your own news-sharing are more reliable...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Youth perspectives: Pet peeves and thrills of brand content on social media
Youth perspectives: Pet peeves and thrills of brand content on social media

It's time for the millennials to step aside, because Generation Z, the most connected generation of our time has already entered the workforce...

By Carmen Murray 15 Oct 2018

Running social media remotely - can it work?
Running social media remotely - can it work?

Yes, your social media team can be spread out across the globe. What matters is that they share your work values and that they rock in their zone of genius when it comes to delivery...

By Alice Jakins 12 Oct 2018

LinkedIn's first SA Talent Awards
LinkedIn's first SA Talent Awards

Youth Employment Service (YES) chief executive to headline the first LinkedIn South Africa Talent Awards...

11 Oct 2018

Dear social media
Dear social media

Bogosi Motshegwa writes that the way social media is being done is not efficient, nor does it allows for the extraction of the full potential and true value of social media...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 10 Oct 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly side of influencer marketing
The good, the bad and the ugly side of influencer marketing

In this final article of the series, you'll be able to see the good and the bad side of influencer campaign planning and management, or the lack thereof...

By Josh Da Costa, Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 9 Oct 2018

Fake followers are still rife
Fake followers are still rife

Fake followers have been a contentious bone for years, but even though everyone warns against it, it's still rife...

By Anne Dolinschek 9 Oct 2018

Let's get phygital: How to protect yourself from the unconscious flow of data
Let's get phygital: How to protect yourself from the unconscious flow of data

We now live in an age where our physical selves live along our digital selves. What you do offline is shared online and "peacocking" has become prevalent for digital citizens of the 21st century...

By Carmen Murray 9 Oct 2018

Time to fall in love with tags and pixels
Time to fall in love with tags and pixels

Is it a snack? Is it a game? No! They are the technical terms for the most exciting thing to ever happen to digital marketing...

By JG Bezuidenhout 9 Oct 2018

Facebook releases statement on viral scam
Facebook releases statement on viral scam

NEWSWATCH: Facebook has warned of a new viral hoax message that is fooling users into thinking their account has been 'cloned' by cyber criminals and to forward on the message to all of their Facebook friends...

8 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement
#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement

Standard Bank has firmed up South Africa's commitment to UN Women's #HeForShe movement. Here's why it's so impactful, especially in Africa, and how you can go beyond clicktivism and get involved, too...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

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3 improvements coming to Facebook's Marketplace

Facebook has revealed new features for its Marketplace as it celebrates being around for two years...

By Shereesa Moodley 5 Oct 2018

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Social media: is it really to blame for young people being lonelier than any other age group?

Young people are lonelier than all other age groups, according to recent findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment...

By Rebecca Nowland 5 Oct 2018

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Facebook Africa launches third-party fact-checking w/ Africa Check, AFP

Facebook Africa has launched third-party fact-checking in partnership with Africa Check and AFP to help assess the accuracy of news in South Africa and reduce the spread of misinformation...

4 Oct 2018

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African design inspo and that almost 100-issue strong Visi vision

Visi magazine's editor-in-chief Sumien Brink explains how New Media's bi-monthly décor, design and architecture-first magazine has proven its endurance and longevity over the past 20 years...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Oct 2018

Influential voices and leading narratives in the media during Women's Month 2018
Influential voices and leading narratives in the media during Women's Month 2018

#TotalShutdown marches taking place across the country on 1 August saw women from all walks of life taking to the streets to make their collective voice heard. This began a month that would lead to significant conversations about how South African society treats and protects women...

Issued by Ornico 3 Oct 2018

#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape
#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape

NEWSWATCH: Court reporting is notoriously one of the most strictly regulated fields of journalism, which is why media celebrated this morning when granted an application to take still pictures of the #DrosRape accused...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Oct 2018

The dangers of mismanaging an influencer campaign
The dangers of mismanaging an influencer campaign

You've run through a risk management process with your influencers and determined how to mitigate brand risk effectively. What if you haven't considered all the factors?..

By Josh Da Costa, Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 2 Oct 2018

The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls
The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls

Doppelgangers are instant viral internet fodder, but even more so when the person in question looks like Regina George from Mean Girls.

By Andy Walker 1 Oct 2018

All the 2018 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards winners!
All the 2018 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards winners!

On Thursday 27 September, the sixth annual New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards took place at MonteCasino...

1 Oct 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Fair chance to climb the career ladder of the future?

CapeTalk radio host Africa Melane served as MC for the recent #BI4Gov Behavioural Insights conference in Cape Town. After a quick tea break chat, he inspired me to share my thoughts on how we need to both be the best we can be and give a hand up, not just a hand out...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Oct 2018

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Instagram's co-founders officially resign and leave Facebook

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced their resignation from Facebook...

By Shereesa Moodley 28 Sep 2018

#Newsmaker: "Our industry is saturated with social media folk" - Kevin McLennan
#Newsmaker: "Our industry is saturated with social media folk" - Kevin McLennan

As a 2018 finalist in the New Generation Awards' 'The New Generation Social Wiz Award' category (taking place at Montecasino's ballroom this evening) I interviewed Kevin McLennan, social media strategist at Artifact Advertising, to find out what he believes it takes to be a 'social wiz' in 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Sep 2018

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