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iStories celebrates McDonald's employees

Celebrating its employees' inspiring stories, McDonald's South Africa has introduced 2014 iStories, for those who have made strides in their careers. "Entrenching the values at every level of the organisation is of great significance to our growth. Our employees are a reflection of our values and...

SouthernX launches pilot system of RTB with Space Junction, Junk Mail

SouthernX has announced its entry into the real time bidding (RTB) space within South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, with a specific focus on optimising the yield on sold inventory for publishers. The organisation is a recently launched coalition of publishers that forms a local ad exchange within a...

Incredible Connection uses Wim Vorster to create documentary advertisement

A documentary advertisement, set in Mala Mala Game Reserve and shot renowned wildlife photographer Wim Vorster, portrays the practicality of using photography to capture the beauty of nature. Shot for Incredible Connection, it highlights the 'best of the best' amateur and professional photographic...

Facebook launches Groups App

Facebook has launched a new app from Creative Labs, Facebook Groups. This enables the 700 million people who use Facebook Groups every month to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends. It is available in all countries on iOS and Android from 19...

Facebook creates personalised video cards to Say Thanks

Facebook has launched Say Thanks, an experience that lets people create personalised video cards for their friends on Facebook. To create a video simply choose a friend and that is it- a video is ready for one to share. One will also have the ability to select a different theme and edit photos and...

Y&R winning team get prizes

The handover of iPad prizes to the winning team for the Antalis' 'Creative Use of Paper' award at the recent Loerie Awards took place at the Y&R offices in Johannesburg last week. Caroline Coughlan, marketing manager, Antalis, handed out the iPads to Andre Vrdoljak, copywriter/Art director and...

South African Tourism's Google+ page tops 150,000 followers

South African Tourism's Google+ page, Love South Africa, managed by Flow Communications, is one of the fastest growing South African pages on Google+ with 150,000 followers. South African Tourism decided to celebrate reaching the 150,000 mark by popping the cork on some bubbly, with the help of...

Nedbank global runner-up in Customer Analytics, Big Data category at Efma Accenture Innovation Award

Nedbank's social media analytics capability was named global runner up in the Customer Analytics and Big Data category at the 2014 global Efma Accenture Innovation Awards ceremony, held in Barcelona on Wednesday 15 October 2014. The provision of a big-data platform that facilitates innovative client...

Joburgers top live music streamers

According to stats from one of South Africa's biggest live music streaming portals, SkyRoomLive, the majority of South Africa's music streamers (58%) are based in Johannesburg, followed by Cape Town (26%) and Polokwane (12%), with the device of choice being a Blackberry Curve 9320, Apple iPhone and...

Last minute cancellation of Rory Sutherland at Digital Edge Live

A last minute cancellation of an Air France flight to Johannesburg, has unfortunately stranded Rory Sutherland, one of the key note speakers at today's Nedbank Digital Edge Live event. Loki Magerman, The Digital Edge Live spokesperson, confirmed that as soon as the team was notified of the...

Braai Map features SA's ultimate outdoor braai spots

Drive South Africa has launched an interactive map with the best outdoor braai spots in South Africa. Discover Mzansi's magical braai spots by clicking on one of the 80+ pins featured on the map across South Africa. Each pin provides information about the braai spots such as: Location and...

YouTube On the Go

The use of mobile to view videos on YouTube has increased more than 30% since 2011. But what good is YouTube on mobile devices if the viewer can't even view the videos? The team at YouTubeDownload explores these issues, and some quick fixes, in their newest infographic, "YouTube On The Go."...

White Paper - Paper characteristics for digital printing

New technological developments in electrophotographic printing are placing stringent demands on paper performance. With higher run speeds and higher image quality expectations, paper manufacturers are challenged to produce papers with the appropriate characteristics at acceptable price points....

Habari rates TheMediaOnline highly

During Habari Media's research into digital media sites for its StorytellerOnline insights tool, it discovered that TheMediaOnline scored a Q-score of 12 overall, with high engagement/impact and a high frequency. This Q-score is comparable with the likes of the UK's Financial Times, News24.com,...

What's on: #SpeakSocial

Social media is not just about posting information on social networks and hoping for the best. Managing your social networks in business requires strategic understanding, content planning and research, and #SpeakSocial is a course that will teach you exactly how to attain this. The professional team...

New Google algorithm hurts PR websites

The new Google algorithm, Panda 4.0, has allegedly hurt big PR websites, with a loss of 65% to 80% of SEO visibility on the popular search engine. The reason behind the lower rank for press release, is apparently not because of the content, but because of the links inside the release. For more...

Velocity launches V12 blog

Velocity Films has launched a new online portal called V12 as part of their newly developed website. The blog will showcase the power of South Africa's creative community, driving engagement and stimulating conversation around this extraordinary industry. One of the focuses of the blog will be to...

MTN buys into Afrihost

According to BD Live, MTN SA has announced it to acquire 50% plus one share ownership in Afrihost, a leading South African web hosting and internet service provider. The acquisition - the value of which has not been revealed - will help MTN consolidate the data market in consumer and small...

BBC is best for global breaking news

Two studies have revealed that BBC World News is the leader in global breaking news, with stories from a wider spread of locations and journalists in more countries than other international news broadcasters. The BBC's leadership in coverage of fast moving international stories is also reflected in...

Mail & Guardian lunch with editor Chris Roper

A reminder about the lunch with Chris Roper, editor-in-chief of The Mail & Guardian on Tuesday, May 20 at Sappi in Braamfontein as he talks about Print vs Online. Please click here for more information about the event and to buy tickets....

WME supporting Triggerfish Animation in 5 new projects

WME, formed by the 2009 merger of the William Morris Agency and Endeavor, will partner with Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios in developing five new feature film projects and will additionally support its creation of high-quality content targeted specifically at the African...

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
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 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...

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