Accenture Interactive to launch new design, innovation studio in Johannesburg

Accenture Interactive is to launch Fjord Johannesburg; the digital agency's first design and innovation studio on African soil. The studio will be opening in November and will be located at Accenture's new 3875m² offices in Waterfall, Johannesburg. It will be led by design director and...

18 Sep 2018

Moonsport is this year's Young Agency of The Year

Moonsport has won the Young Agency of The Year award at the 2018 edition of the Sports Industry Awards, which took place on 20 August 2018. The digital sports content agency was a finalist in the following four categories at the awards: Audio-visual Content of the Year, Best Use of Social Media,...

4 Sep 2018

Marketing Association of SA to host masterclass sessions at Leaderex

The Marketing Association of South Africa (Masa) will host two masterclass sessions at Leaderex on 4 September 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The sessions, which are aimed at a senior level audience, are designed to challenge conventional thinking about marketing in a...

30 Aug 2018

DSE calls for APEX Awards nominations

The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is calling on nominations for the 15th annual APEX Awards. The Digital Signage Federation presents the awards, which acknowledge achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology. The 2018 APEX Awards will be...

27 Jul 2018

Are we at the end of the influencer age?

Digital influencer Josh Ostrovsky or as you may know him The Fat Jewish has started his own winemaking company as he believes that the age of the influencer has reached its saturation point. In an interview with CNNMoney, he explains that people are starting to look for something for substantial....

26 Jul 2018

Publiseer's music streams surpass million mark

Nigerian digital publishing platform Publiseer has recorded 1,525,138 monetised music streams across all digital platforms, including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, Pandora, and Google Play Music. It also recorded 38,254 track downloads, 130,401 in locker service, 2,535...

26 Jul 2018

Last chance to enter New Generation Social & Digital Media awards

The 2018 New Generation Social & Digital Media awards' final deadline is 20 July 2018. The awards are open to individuals, corporates, and agencies. Click here to enter and login to view the 2018 categories.

10 Jul 2018

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct unveils new digital content hub

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), has created a new digital content hub that is an incubator of audio-visual content. The three-year EUR 950,000 (R14,500,000) grant from AFD will...

9 Jul 2018

Zer, GroupM fuse expertise to provide digital marketing, agile solutions

Turkish conglomerate Koç Group Company's Zer has combined its industrial and technological expertise with GroupM's global communications services to launch a new digital media agency. Ingage is set to service the growing demand for digital marketing and offer clients agile solutions. The joint...

5 Jul 2018

Microsoft apps, news distribution service is now known as Microsoft News

Digiday reports that Microsoft will be rebranding its mobile apps and the new distribution service that powers MSN to Microsoft News. The rebranded service is set to be integrated into several Microsoft products including Skype and Xbox. While MSN.com will remain MSN, it will now also include...

25 Jun 2018

Nelson Mandela Bay hosts the #ECMeetUp

The #ECMeetUp 2018 Bloggers and Influencers Conference took place on 2 June 2018 at the Fairview Race Course in Nelson Mandela Bay. The EC MeetUp team in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and Herald Live welcomed guest speakers, bloggers, and social media influencers at the...

7 Jun 2018

YG16's 61-member jury comes from 19 different countries

Young Guns 16 (YG16) has finalised its 61-member jury. The global portfolio-based competition has included individuals from 19 different countries who work in a wide range of marketing and media disciplines, including graphic design, advertising, filmmaking, photography, illustration, and...

25 May 2018

1854 Media looks to crowdfunding for Studio 1854

Digital media business 1854 Media has turned to crowdfunding in an effort to grow its visual content agency, Studio 1854. 1854 Media is the umbrella company of the British Journal of Photography, Studio 1854, and 1854 Awards.

25 May 2018

Three more countries added to AFP's fact-checking collab with FB

Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia have been added to AFP's fact-checking contract with Facebook. The service is currently available in France and the news agency intends on expanding it to more countries. AFP journalists fact-check potentially false content, including the verification of images, and...

25 May 2018

Adult Swim Games to grow with Big Pixel acquisition

In an effort to increase its investment in gaming and create more multi-platform content, Adult Swim has acquired the UK-based game developer Big Pixel Studios. Big Pixel developed the Pocket Mortys game, which is based on the characters from Adult Swim's comedy animated series, Rick and Morty....

24 May 2018

Icasa backs WWRF as its hosts first 5G Huddle in Southern Hemisphere

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has indicated that it will back the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) when it hosts the fifth annual 5G Huddle in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. The 5G Huddle will be held at the Garden Court, Marine Parade in Durban...

24 May 2018

Effective Measure rebrands, introduces new platform

Audience measurement platform Effective Measure has rebranded itself to Narratiive and has introduced a new audience measurement and media planning platform for advertisers and publishers. The new platform provides real-time audience modelling and direct integrations into leading programmatic...

15 May 2018

Mastercard discusses digital transformation impact on brand strategy

Mastercard recently hosted its first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) forum with a panel discussion titled 'I Don't Want Your Ads; Marketing in an Ad-Blocking World'. The forum was hosted by Mastercard's CMO Raja Rajamannar and was focused on the evolving role of marketing in connecting brands to a...

4 May 2018

The corner of Alice Lane and 5th Street gets a digital screen

Relativ Media has unveiled a fully HD Polaroid digital screen on the corner of Alice Lane and 5th Street in Sandton, Johannesburg. The digital screen is elevated to maximise the line of sight for passengers and motorists and is aimed at targeting the upper LSM and SEM sectors. The new digital...

3 May 2018

Meltwater expands monitoring capability with Sysomos acquisition

Meltwater has completed its acquisition of social analytics and engagement company Sysomos. This brings Meltwater's acquisition tally for last 18 months to seven. Sysomos's technology will allow organisations to analyse social media, news, and other human-generated content in one platform as...

2 May 2018

Business Insider SA garners over a million unique visitors

According to Effective Measure, Business Insider South Africa has garnered 1.4 million unique visitors and generated more than 4.2 million page views since its launch earlier this year. The global news platform launched in South Africa in partnership with Media24 and is currently the third...

6 Apr 2018

AFP to unveil new live coverage service

Through customised on-demand demos, Agence France-Presse (AFP) will unveil its new service, AFPTV Live Select, at MIPTV in Cannes from 9 to 12 April 2018. AFPTV Live Select will offer original live coverage from one of four available live video feeds at any time; users can control the reception of...

3 Apr 2018

Spotify will finally be available in SA

Suspicions have been confirmed as Spotify announced that the music streaming service will launch in South Africa on 13 March 2018. SA is set to be the first African country to have the service. Spotify offers a choice between an ongoing free ad-supported music service and a fully featured,...

12 Mar 2018

Martha Stewart to receive Folio's Lifetime Empowerment and Achievement award

Folio will present the founder and CEO of Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart, with the Lifetime Empowerment and Achievement award at the The Folio: Top Women in Media Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on 7 June 2018. Folio will also induct its 2018 class...

28 Feb 2018

WPP's Geometry unveils new brand identity

Geometry has launched a new brand identity, which includes a new logo, monogram, and website. WPP's omnichannel brand experience agency created its new brand identity in-house in Hamburg, Germany. The new colour palette and a set of symbols are aimed at representing diverse disciplines and...

14 Feb 2018

Associated Media Publishing unveils ampDigital

Associated Media Publishing (AMP) has teamed up with Thumbtribe to launch ampDigital. AmpDigital will assist brands in tracking and growing their engagement and reach via original content. The joint venture will specialise in services such as web, mobile, Wi-Fi, print solutions, social,...

14 Feb 2018

Folio to announce Digital Awards winners, induct Digital Hall of Fame in NY

The winners of the 2018 Folio: Digital Awards will be announced on 5 April 2018 at the Yale Club in New York, USA. Folio will also induct its 2018 Digital Hall of Fame class, which recognises those who have been thought leaders and innovators in digital media throughout their career. The Folio:...

8 Feb 2018

MobiMedia launches a mobile TV platform

Ole! Media Group's mobile content arm MobiMedia has launched Jika TV, a mobile television platform. Jika TV features 20 channels that cover topics such as sports news and round-ups, health and fitness, food, inspirational and religious content as well as children's content, which includes learning...

18 Dec 2017

Google, Amazon quarrel gets heated

Amazon and Google's tit for tat relationship has taken to new heights after Google announced on 6 December 2017 that it will be restricting YouTube access on Amazon products. Google decided to implement the restriction since Amazon does not sell Google's products. The restriction means that...

7 Dec 2017

EWN wins CT leg of GEN hackathon

EWN's Ukweli Google Chrome extension prototype won the Cape Town leg of the Global Editors Network (GEN) Editors Lab hackathon. GEN, Google News Lab, and Code for Africa held a two-day hackathon that was designed to find solutions for the future of news around the issue of misinformation. EWN's...

5 Dec 2017

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