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Martin Walshaw
Time to dump passwords for good?

It's conceivable that one day biometrics may replace passwords completely, across many different services...

By Martin Walshaw 27 Feb 2015 06:20

Why your small business should be making use of SEO
Why your small business should be making use of SEO

Sophie Baker of Biz4Afrika speaks to Casson Media, experts in search engine optimisation (SEO) and web design, to get their tips on how your small business can and should make use of SEO...

By Sophie Baker 24 Feb 2015 08:00

Online video news: what works, what doesn't and what the future holds
Online video news: what works, what doesn't and what the future holds

South Africans are connecting to the internet - more so every day. But online no longer means just computers - it's tablets, mobiles and any device that has an internet connection...

By Dan Calderwood 23 Feb 2015 08:00

Danette Breitenbach
[Bookmarks] The secret to digital success

Digital is a different animal to other mediums, with its own nuances and particularities. Just as some television commercials fail, so not all digital campaigns succeed, so I posed a question on the eve of the IAB Bookmark Awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Feb 2015 10:01

Anton Harber
Investment in people keeps news groups afloat

At a Future of News seminar at the University of the Witwatersrand last week, Financial Times (FT) of London managing editor James Lamont told how they had turned that operation around...

By Anton Harber 13 Feb 2015 05:55

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Marion Scher
The state of news

It doesn't take a genius to work out that the way people take in news has totally changed over the last number of years...

By Marion Scher 11 Feb 2015 05:49

Jack Peterson
Four phenomenal ways big data is used to boost traffic to websites

Long gone are the days when one would have to wait till the equity research expert or the market analyst submitted reports before the management could reach a decision...

By Jack Peterson 10 Feb 2015 06:06

Anton Harber
Serial - A murder investigation...

An experimental US serial has transformed investigative journalism...

By Anton Harber 2 Feb 2015 09:19

Chris Moerdyk
Let's encourage Zuma to bash whites

I am all in favour of President Jacob Zuma continuing his sniping campaign against whites and blaming everything on apartheid...

By Chris Moerdyk 29 Jan 2015 06:35

Chemory Gunko
Blurred lines... how the vicious internet is creating a vicious world

In our competitive, cut-throat, winner-takes-all society, it seems like everybody is out for themselves...

By Chemory Gunko 28 Jan 2015 14:09

Understanding responsive and mobile website design
Understanding responsive and mobile website design

Whether you're gone for a holiday or a weekend, it seems like you always have to update some piece of software on some device on your return to the office...

By Chemory Gunko 16 Jan 2015 10:15

Anton Harber
Editors must edit without fear of being attacked

I once asked a South African editor why he ran a cartoon that he agreed was offensive. He said he had felt obliged, as he did not want to censor a well-known and much-respected cartoonist...

By Anton Harber 16 Jan 2015 05:59

Peter Mann
Networks' coverage of Paris terror attacks was a hopeless failure

Am I the only one who thinks that global media coverage of the Paris outrage sucked? (video)...

By Peter Mann 13 Jan 2015 13:15

Anton Harber
Confronting racism on the internet: A response to Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education and Communist Party chief Blade Nzimande is right to be concerned about hate speech and racism on the internet - but what is to be done about it?

By Anton Harber 8 Jan 2015 14:10

Which businesses are under threat in 2015?
Which businesses are under threat in 2015?

While everyone enjoys progress, it doesn't necessarily mean we'll be benefitting - discover the true impact of digital media...

By Tauriq Moosa 6 Jan 2015 05:03

Sid Peimer
How Social Proof affects our behaviour

Mrs Keech (a pseudonym) was gifted with automatic writing. Basically she got messages from The Guardians of outer space, and would share the information with a small group...

By Sid Peimer 5 Jan 2015 04:39

Marion Scher
The one-quote press release

Every time I teach a course that involves writing releases, whether traditional or through electronic media, I meet communications people who all have the same problem...

By Marion Scher 29 Dec 2014 13:19

Which social channels are right for your brand? - Mark 1
Which social channels are right for your brand?

With 2015 looming, consumers are sharper, harder to impress and less easily influenced than ever before. It's the digital age and 'the man on the street' is looking into a screen...

By Daniel Schmidt, Issued by Mark 1 18 Dec 2014 11:39

Five ways to get the most from social media
Five ways to get the most from social media

Social media occupies a central role in today's brand/consumer interaction space. Yet many brands rush into social media without putting a coherent strategy in place...

By Gordon Geldenhuys 4 Dec 2014 14:22

No need for publishers to panic about programmatic buying
No need for publishers to panic about programmatic buying

The hype about programmatic marketing has hit South Africa, creating great excitement among media buyers and as much anxiety among some publishers...

By Chanel MacKay 1 Dec 2014 15:00

SEO is always evolving - find out how
SEO is always evolving - find out how

Google no longer looks at single keywords in isolation and probably hasn't done for some time and this is where we see terms like topic modelling and semantic search appearing in our SEO vocabulary...

By Graeme Stiles 1 Dec 2014 14:00

Stephen Sandmann
Digital marketing's SEO: What is it and how does it impact businesses of all sizes?

SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is all about making the most of the global phenomenon, which is the Google search engine...

By Stephen Sandmann 27 Nov 2014 05:13

Steven Murray
How to grow an audience and influence them

Creating an online profile is easy, but cultivating a trusted online presence is hard work. It is not as simple as creating a blog and hoping someone will read it, or signing up to Twitter and gaining a few followers...

By Steven Murray 25 Nov 2014 14:44

Rolf Akermann
Our industry needs a "Hellopeter"

Do you remember the days when there were plenty of functions where clients, agencies, freelancers, production houses and the media got together and picked up on all the "skinner"?...

By Rolf Akermann 25 Nov 2014 10:27

Leon Marinus
Seven tips when making your own YouTube videos for your business

YouTube is by far the largest video-hosting network in the world, so this means that anyone, be it person or company, has to post a video here in order to get increased exposure...

By Leon Marinus 11 Nov 2014 14:30

Anton Harber
Space for independent, critical media is under siege

Senior journalist Tony Weaver faced a company disciplinary hearing because he questioned why the Cape Times cut an advertiser's logo out of a photograph of a shooting in a supermarket...

By Anton Harber 7 Nov 2014 06:04

Content: Skate or fall - it's that simple
Content: Skate or fall - it's that simple

I once heard someone say that his passion for skateboarding stems from being able to teach kids how to fall - or 'bail', in skateboarders' lingo. This piqued my interest...

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 6 Nov 2014 10:01

Hear the human story
Hear the human story

This week Al Jazeera English launched its global marketing and communications campaign. The campaign, Hear the Human Story, was launched first Johannesburg, and then in London, to be followed by Sydney, Australia. (video)

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2014 06:46

How to write strategically online
How to write strategically online

While writing is something we can all do, the same cannot be said for writing strategically online. The average social media user is usually brash and writes whatever and however they think and feel...

By Kamogelo Modise 3 Nov 2014 14:10

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