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[NewsMaker] Shauna Carter
[NewsMaker] Shauna Carter

Shauna Carter has just taken up the position of National Sales Director for MaxAxion. Carter is the former regional head of sales at Mxit. She joined Mxit in 2008 as account manager...

By Louise Marsland 20 May 2015 07:41

Mobile technology: Bridging the African digital divide
Mobile technology: Bridging the African digital divide

Handicapped by economic constraints, millions of unprivileged people in the developing world continue to be deprived of sufficient access to communication technology...

By Sara El-Khalili 18 May 2015 11:26

The power of mobile marketing
The power of mobile marketing

There are more than seven billion mobile phones worldwide. Always on and accessible everywhere, mobile devices have become central to people's lives.

By Sherry Zameer 8 May 2015 13:30

Mobile motivation is sweeping Africa
Mobile motivation is sweeping Africa

As the world celebrates Worker's Day to commemorate trade unions and labour movements, the mobile industry in Africa is expanding to fulfil the continent's growing needs for mobile solutions and create more opportunities for its workforce...

By Amr Shady 4 May 2015 11:02

Why we should be investing in engagement
Why we should be investing in engagement

South Africa, alongside some of our BRICS partners, is globally recognised as among the most fertile grounds for new consumption of smartphones, online content and mobile applications...

By Glenn Gillis 23 Apr 2015 14:12

How to win in mobile moments
How to win in mobile moments

When someone uses his smartphone to search for information about a product or service, he expects to receive an answer that is contextually relevant and satisfies his immediate needs...

By Joseph Neusu 17 Apr 2015 13:43

Five ways to keep your mobile devices secure
Five ways to keep your mobile devices secure

It seems like every time you turn on the news lately, there are more stories of companies having their data stolen or corporate networks being hacked into...

By Aaron Thornton 14 Apr 2015 15:52

Warren Harding
The state of e-commerce in South Africa

South Africa's e-commerce market, although still in its infancy, is gaining size and momentum...

By Warren Harding 14 Apr 2015 06:37

Go mobile or go home
Go mobile or go home

Google, via the Webmaster Central blog, announced that it will be prioritising mobile-friendly websites. This is likely to have as much of an impact on organic search results as any of the major algorithm updates...

By Christopher Smith 10 Apr 2015 11:36

Veruschka Khan
Advertising is not a numbers game, it's a people's game

An advertising sales rep trying to convince you to purchase premium space always leads with their traffic. But advertising in 2015 is not a numbers game...

By Veruschka Khan 9 Apr 2015 13:35

Latest from the research front
Latest from the research front

The latest release of the All Media and Products Survey (AMPS), released today by the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF), shows overall stability of the media...

By Chris Brewer 2 Apr 2015 12:02

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015 07:00

Nafisa Akabor
The top five on-the-go admin apps

Working in a corporate environment means being productive on-the-go. Whether a meeting, brainstorm, or ticking off tasks from a to-do list, you'd do well to make use of productivity tools available for your device...

By Nafisa Akabor 27 Mar 2015 14:31

Mobile apps lift health mindfulness
Mobile apps lift health mindfulness

With weight-related complications claiming the lives of around 3.4 million adults annually, demand is rising for thousands of mobile applications used daily to track calories...

By Amr Shady 17 Mar 2015 13:44

Evolving from multi-channel to true omni-channel experiences
Evolving from multi-channel to true omni-channel experiences

The term omni-channel is on everyone's lips today - across all sectors - yet no brand in South Africa has managed to execute on a true omni-channel strategy...

By Lynette Hundermark 16 Mar 2015 15:04

Mobile payments' perceived insecurity
Mobile payments' perceived insecurity

Mobile methods of payment first came on the scene around ten years ago. At first, adoption was slow, as mobile technology was not on the level it needed to be to support the functions needed...

By Anton Vukic 15 Mar 2015 13:27

Mxit: The rise and collapse of 'Africa's largest social network'
Mxit: The rise and collapse of 'Africa's largest social network'

Flashback to 2010. Naspers is still a majority shareholder in Mxit, at this stage Africa's largest social network and instant messaging client with 27-million registered users...

By Stuart Thomas 2 Mar 2015 15:07

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

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

Rick Joubert
African mobile operators are missing an opportunity

The mobile medium has moved beyond hype and early adoption and is touching the mainstream consciousness in advertising and media...

By Rick Joubert, Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 23 Feb 2015 10:35

The cheese has been moved
The cheese has been moved

The mobile phone is now the most dominant mass media channel in South Africa, having overtaken desktop PCs. Reports show that over 37.2 million in the adult population in the country own a mobile phone...

By Joseph Neusu 19 Feb 2015 13:46

Deseré Orrill
Mobile is set to be the catalyst for multi-channel, cross promotion in 2015

We already know there are more cellphone subscriptions than people on the planet, but marketers still make the most of this all-pervasive communication channel...

By Deseré Orrill, Issued by Ole! Media Group 17 Feb 2015 07:08

Mitchell Barker
What does Unified Communications mean for VoIP?

After seeing a television commercial for Apple's new iPhone 6, a friend in the US noted that it featured someone speaking on the handset and then quipped: "People actually still do that?"...

By Mitchell Barker 15 Feb 2015 09:34

Lutz Blaeser
Mobile malvertising skyrockets

As the use of mobile devices continues to skyrocket, so do the number of threats aimed at the platform. Due to their rise in popularity, mobile devices have also become a target for malicious advertising or 'malvertising'...

By Lutz Blaeser 9 Feb 2015 10:22

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

Why a translation app isn't the answer for your business
Why a translation app isn't the answer for your business

Every few weeks, another innovative new translation app is announced to help people around the world communicate. Waygo and Google's Word Lens let you hold your smartphone up to a sign or menu and get a real-time translation...

By Ian Henderson 17 Dec 2014 07:24

David Alves
Eight things to consider when plotting your 2015 digital marketing strategy

As consumers feel the Christmas pinch, so marketers begin their planning for 2015...

By David Alves 2 Dec 2014 14:05

Grace Belger
Avoid lawyers and be human...

There is a lesson here for Cell C (and other companies, for that matter) in the Cell C banner debacle. When you are facing a reputational crisis, the worst reaction is to be defensive; run to the lawyers and advertise...

By Grace Belger 19 Nov 2014 15:21

Chris Moerdyk
It's time for a war on the digital chokers

I received an email from a colleague this week asking me to sign a petition against local cellular networks taking 50% profit from revenue generated by SMS text messaging in aid of charity...

By Chris Moerdyk 15 Nov 2014 08:29

The proof is in the omni-channel experience this festive season
The proof is in the omni-channel experience this festive season

As the market intensifies in the build-up to the festive season, retailers in particular, are needing to communicate more intuitively and intelligently to connected consumers...

By Lynette Hundermark 14 Nov 2014 13:48

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