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Digital networking company celebrates first year

Digital Crunch is celebrating one year of successful digital and social media networking. It holds a monthly event with over 35 business leaders, entrepreneurs, up and coming digital and social media people in the industry, leaders in brands and people interested in the digital space that are in...

Student Zone, self-help tool for tertiary students launched by Oxford Press

Oxford University Press Southern Africa has launched a self-help resource called Student Zone, which is a central point where students, using a prescribed Oxford textbook, can find tools that have been developed to inform and assist them with studying, exams and preparation. Students are able to...

Eat24 plans to delete its Facebook page

According to their latest blog post, Eat24 is planning on deleting its Facebook page of over 70,000 fans at 11:59pm tonight, Monday 31 March. Read the blog post "A Breakup Letter to Facebook from Eat24" to find out more about their decision....

Bright marketing ideas need BrightSign XD

Newcomers to digital signage and the budget conscious often turn to regular personal computers to power their displays rather than dedicated hardware solutions like BrightSign's new XD range, resulting in poorer quality content and higher electricity and maintenance costs. Advertisers and...

Vega next stop for Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition

The next stop for the free Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition is the Vega school of brand leadership in Johannesburg from 14-17 April 2014. It will display innovative campaigns for winning brands and businesses across an array of disciplines, which include brand identity, architecture & interior...

Samsung, Getty Images launch partnership

To help people across the globe share their stories through the unique power of photography, Samsung and Getty Images have announced a partnership. As part of this agenda, the agreement will see a commitment to the creation of bespoke content, starting with the launch of the 'Samsung Collection',...

Back to basics in PR

The other day someone asked me what PR really was. The first thing that came to mind was word of mouth. Are we ignoring this discreet yet crucial instrument in our marketing activities? This is where Trend Media comes in: We start at grass roots, the basics. We look at word of mouth, networking,...

The first Loeries Africa Roadshow kicks off in March

For the first time, the Loeries will be hosting a series of events in key cities across the continent: Harare, Dar Es Salaam, Lagos, Nairobi and Accra. The programme will include excerpts from the Loeries Seminar, winning work from the region, as well as key information on entering the Loeries...

Three Ships launches Facebook competition

Three Ships has begun a build-up on Facebook offering consumers information, facts and insights into the Three Ships brand, the James Sedgwick's Distillery where the whiskies are crafted and Three Ships 5 Year Old Premium Select. This is to prepare them for the 5-minute competition on Facebook on...

Platinum Seed Digital Marketing launches new division: Social Seed

Platinum Seed Digital Marketing, a company in the digital industry has launched a new division - Social Seed. This comes as a result of the company's recent success in winning a number of new accounts, including: Hendrick's Gin, Grant's Blended Scotch Whisky, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky,...

Augmented reality in new issue of SA Home Owner

In its March edition, SA Home Owner magazine uses augmented reality (AR) to make an advert 'come alive' on a mobile device with video, graphics and audio when the ad is scanned. The magazine's creative partner, Plantation Shutters, added multiple layers of experiential value that makes the print...

Viral video captures Retroviral's year

As an overview of the work produced by Retroviral, a communications agency formed in 2010, the agency commissioned a video that encapsulates the highlights of the work it has concocted, launched and seeded locally and internationally, via social networks. The agency grew by 120% last year and was...

Master classes for digital Durban

As Durban is becoming a digital savvy hub with enormous growth potential, Red & Yellow will bring two master classes to the city this month, to be hosted at the Gateway Hotel. The Applied Strategic Thinking and Content Marketing and Audience Insights classes draw insight from case studies to show...

January mobile report tracks build-up to the 2014 SA elections

The January 2014 mobile report from Native VML reveals which Android OS is the most successful so far this year and gives the lowdown on locally assembled smartphones about to make their debut. It also demystifies why SMS are far from dead and how African apps are working hard to better the lives of...

Treasury to tax digital products

The Treasury has published its new electronic services regulations in which it sets out those digital products and services that will be subject to 14% VAT. The new regulations take effect in April. Read more here....

New animation company launched in Cape Town

Frozen Chimez Animation has launched in Cape Town to offer state-of-the-art animation services. Its staff are trained in all styles of animation such as 3D, 2D, Claymation and cut out. CEO, Kurt Schoerie, says, "Our mission is to create high-end animation, design and motion graphic solutions for...

New integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion

Digital marketing agency, Quirk, has created a new integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion. The Hungry Lion manifesto, 'We believe in more. more for every man and woman, more for Mzanzi and more for you - because you deserve it,' was brought to life in a big TV commercial, directed...

On-the-go USB drives for smartphones and tablets

Strontium Technology, a PC and flash memory manufacturing company in Singapore, has launched on-the-go (OTG) USB drives for smartphones and tablets. These small USB drives have a standard USB on one end and a micro-USB on the other end so they can be accessed directly from a computer or from any OTG...

Update on local, international mobile news

The November Mobile Report 2013 from Native offers some predictions about the number of African mobile subscribers for 2019, how South Africans use their cellphone banking, that MTN is planning to launch its branded smartphones in South Africa and Apple's iPhone 5C outsells the Samsung Galaxy S4 in...

Ads24 replaces printed rate cards with InfoLab

Ads24 has introduced a new tool, InfoLab, to replace the old printed rate cards that are no longer available. It is a browser based widget solution, accessed directly in browser windows from PCs, laptops or tablets. It offers a number of benefits to registered users, who can search by publication or...

Steers attracts 35,600 users of its app

By tapping into the Mxit advertising platforms, Steers has been able to drive 35,600 users to its mobile app through two campaigns - Steers Shake It Up and Steers Mega Ribster that provided above benchmark click rates of 8%. Andrew Kramer, VP of Sales at Mxit says, "The client has moved into the...

MultiChoice adds new features to DStv Explora

The DStv Explora, launched in August 2013 by MultiChoice, has had an upgrade in software, which will launch automatically this week. The key new feature is episode stacking, where individual episodes of the same series in Catchup are automatically grouped in one folder. Other features...

Econz Wireless accepted into Samsung's Enterprise Alliance Programme

Econz Wireless has been accepted into Samsung's Enterprise Alliance Programme (SEAP). With the range of Econz mobile enterprise applications, field workers are able to log time, attendance, jobs, tasks, sub-tasks, cost codes, breaks and work order information from their Samsung mobile devices....

20 years of DIY celebrated at Home Handyman

Celebrating 20 years of publishing DIY, Home Handyman has an array of prizes for new subscribers to mark the occasion. Launched in November 1993 by the Platinum Publications/Primedia Magazines' stable, it has been published by the independent Home Handyman Publishing company for the past 13 years....

IGN Africa launches with local, international content

Ziff Davis International has partnered with Instance Media, the publisher of South Africa's games magazine, NAG and owner of the annual rAge Expo, to publish IGN Africa. Michael James, who will also lead commercial representation for the brand in the region, heads the latest IGN local edition....

DStv launches Walka 4.3

In time for the festive season, DStv Mobile launches the new limited edition Walka 4.3, a slim, lightweight device with a 4.3? viewing screen providing digital visual and audio quality. It has a 16 x 9 aspect ratio and boasts a battery life of 3.5 hours. It will be available from major...

Business Partners to fund Triggerfish films

Business Partners Venture Fund will fund the development of the first two of five films from the Cape Town animation studios, Triggerfish, following its success with Adventures in Zambezia (Sony International Acquisitions) and Khumba (Millennium Entertainment). Two of the films announced to go...

Branding township walls with unique murals

Keys Communications, using the innovative marketing medium of Township Wall Media, provides exposure for local artists, using their skills in the painting of murals, to create brand billboards to meet the aspirational values of the people living in these areas. The company empowers community...

Get your Bookmarks tickets

South Africa's 'digital Oscars' - which serve to recognise and reward excellence in digital - will be held this Thursday at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. The Bookmarks this year promises an exciting show with some awesome live entertainment in store, a silent auction for an art piece created...

Angus Robinson releases October's mobile report

Angus Robinson of Native has released the October Mobile Report that reveals Samsung's new curved screen smartphone, Apple's new iPads and Pick n Pay's mobile loyalty app. The first African country makes a 4G roaming call, MTN dominates in Nigerian mobile market and BBM is finally available for all...

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