The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
NEWSWATCH: South Africans are flocking to see the Mandela movie, reports IOL, which also reports MWEB is to increase its data speeds, and EWN reports Cell C's Alan Knott-Craig is recovering well after a stroke.
By Rod Baker 29 Nov 2013 07:18
NEWSWATCH: Safa has rejected anything to do with a sponsorship of Bafana Bafana by an adult dating site, reports goal.com. It's claimed bad financial management sank Goldfields newspaper Gold-Net, reports IOL, and TechCentral reports the Internet Service Providers' Association reckons Telkom's transit fee is 'legally illogical'.
By Rod Baker 20 Nov 2013 09:21
On 14 November 2013, the Artscape in Cape Town played host to the annual Bookmarks Awards. The awards showcase digital talent in South Africa and celebrate great work within the industry. (video)
By Warren Harding 18 Nov 2013 12:26
Brett St Clair, head of new products sub-Saharan Africa for Google, talked at AfricaCom's day two AfricaCast session about understanding the role YouTube can play in Africa.
By Ilse van den Berg 15 Nov 2013 07:50
Sending a mobile message over the Christmas period is fast becoming the norm. With the rise in mobile technology you now have an endlessly creative platform where you can send a direct, environmentally friendly and cost-effective message to your 'Christmas card list'.
By Desere' Orrill, Issued by Ole! Media 12 Nov 2013 10:18
NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says the "communications ship has been righted," reports BD Live, and DStv Mobile has made some changes, reports MyBroadband.
By Rod Baker 6 Nov 2013 06:45
The mobile phone is now firmly entrenched as a part of the marketer's toolkit - but the art of successful mobile marketing is still young and rapidly evolving.
By Howard Moodycliffe 31 Oct 2013 08:44
Dear marketer, about that SMS you sent me...
By Keanan Reis 25 Oct 2013 07:00
Terry Levin interviews Financial Mail Agency Leader of the Year 2012, Draftfcb CEO John Dixon in advance of his role as Jury President of the Bookmarks Awards.
By Terry Levin 24 Oct 2013 05:52
With the vast majority of businesses unprepared for it, the Protection of Personal Information Bill is set to cause some data management headaches for enterprises.
By Ayanda Dlamini 22 Oct 2013 16:06
In the latest ebook, titled HTML5 iPhone Web Application Development and written by creative technologist, Alvin Crespo takes you through to the steps of how to create compelling web applications specifically tailored for distribution on iOS Safari.
By Nkululeko Mthethwa 8 Oct 2013 17:41
It's clear that businesses are going to become increasingly dependent on Wi-Fi in the future but it's important that there be a clear strategy in place.
By Shane Chorley 8 Oct 2013 08:14
Social media influencers are beginning to play a much larger role in brand communications in South Africa.
By Samantha Wright 30 Sep 2013 15:57
Presenting some of the awards at the 35th Annual Loerie Awards, guest creative director from Hamburg, Gotz Ulmer, was heard to wonder why those receiving prizes were so blasé, so "like Germany" and when they might start behaving "a bit more African"!
By Terry Levin 26 Sep 2013 10:18
Screeds have been written about whether advertising creates or reflects pop-culture. Marketing philosopher Marshall McLuhan, was quoted as saying 'Advertising is the richest and most faithful reflection that any society ever made of its entire range of activities'.
By Terry Levin 26 Sep 2013 10:08
Some of the world's most esteemed advertising practitioners provided a snapshot of the state of the global creative industry.
By Terry Levin 23 Sep 2013 07:33
The Pendoring Awards take place later this evening in Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
By Danette Breitenbach 20 Sep 2013 05:26
Given that mobile penetration rates in SA are higher than any other medium, mobile communication is undoubtedly one of the best ways to reach the widest audience.
By Desere' Orrill 16 Sep 2013 05:45
Africa is the final economic frontier and marketers are actively looking to market their brands on the continent.
By Danette Breitenbach 12 Sep 2013 14:57
As the creative marketing world ebbs and flows around the new impetus brought about by the increasing influence of digital on the marketing mix, creative technologists are emerging to service client requirements.
By Nick Durrant 11 Sep 2013 07:19
Mention the words 'citizen journalism' to most media people and you'll probably get a dirty look coupled with a grunt in return.
By Marion Scher 6 Sep 2013 06:36
As a society we have become captivated by the world of social connection, through the vast number of endless apps and platforms available on the web. Whether it's sharing our latest travel pictures, connecting with a former colleague or even posting a comment to an interesting article shared, we have become reliant on social media as one way, if not the primary way, we choose to communicate for work and play.
By Drew van Vuuren 5 Sep 2013 15:22
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
You know how reunions go. There's the "So what do you do?" question and instead of sticking with my original plan, I say it again...
By Michelle Strauss 4 Sep 2013 08:00
South Africa has a mobile penetration of roughly 118% - which means that 50 million people are wielding close to 59 million cell phones. Yet despite the implementation of RICA, mobile churn (where users buy and discard SIM cards) is still increasing.
By Jed Hewson 3 Sep 2013 17:05
Sending an email to desktop and mobile is like sending an email in two different languages. Some will have a better experience than others. So how does one send the same email to a computer and mobile device so that it translates effectively on both?
By Nina Joubert 27 Aug 2013 07:46
In this article, the fourth and last in our series of articles on mobile malware we take a look at how "malnets" (or malware networks) revolutionised the way that cyber criminals deliver malware attacks to desktops and laptop users, and are now firmly setting their sights on mobile devices.
By Justin Lee 23 Aug 2013 06:36
Touch-based solutions are an elegant answer to the question many markets and salespeople continue to raise - how do we meaningfully connect with consumers?
By David Ross 20 Aug 2013 16:00
The third annual Habari Media Tuongee can only be described as a gathering of digital gurus on steroids. A gathering of the country's leading minds in digital media and marketing. Captains of the industry.
By Ilse van den Berg 20 Aug 2013 11:02
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