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

Sowetan, Sunday World unveil website redesign

The Sowetan and Sunday World websites recently underwent a redesign. Some of the new additions to the websites include a simplified navigation bar and responsive layouts for mobile browsing. The Sowetan has also launched its newly updated app on the Google Playstore and the App Store. The...

24 Nov 2017

Bookmarks 2018 entries close tomorrow

The entry deadline for the 2018 IAB SA Bookmarks close tomorrow. No entries will be accepted after midday on 24 November 2017. The Bookmark 2018 Awards takes place on 1 March 2018.

23 Nov 2017 launches data-free app has launched its Goal Zero mobile app with data-free smartphone access and reduced bandwidth usage. The app is distributed by Perform Group and has been developed on the biNu App Publishing Platform, which incorporates technology that extensively optimises data efficiency. The app has...

21 Nov 2017

Discover Digital develops electronic guide

Discover Digital has developed a new digitally interactive electronic programme guide (EPG) system for broadcasters and digital TV streaming services. The EPG creates a direct path to programming information and converts it to local time zones, providing viewers access to accurate live programme...

21 Nov 2017

Condriac Live to broadcast e-sports

Condriac has launched a live-streaming e-sports channel on Twitch TV. Condriac Live will be led by Kyle Singh and will broadcast from 9am to 5pm on weekdays.

20 Nov 2017

Mediamark goes digital with audio advertising

Mediamark has partnered with Triton Digital to provide digital in-stream audio advertising solutions to its clients. Mediamark is the media sales representative for Kagiso Media stations, which include Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio. Clients' inventory will be available for direct purchase or...

7 Nov 2017

IAB supports free access to online information

IAB SA is supporting the launch of the issue paper addressing perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa. The Free public Wi-Fi and Zero-Rated content issue paper was prepared for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) with the assistance of Applied Law...

11 Oct 2017

Media24 accomplishes growth in e-commerce, digital media

The media and e-commerce businesses of Media24 brought about a double-digit growth in the past year. The company passed on the news to its shareholders at the Welkom Yizani annual general meeting (AGM) in Cape Town on 28 August 2017., Media24's digital media division, grew monthly by...

31 Aug 2017

Showmax is now compatible with Xbox One

The Showmax app is now compatible with the Xbox One console and is available for purchase in the Xbox Store. The Showmax app was also recently added to the DStv Explora and Android TV platforms.

29 Aug 2017

SABC TV Licences renew online services

SABC TV Licences division has recommenced its online payment service via its website after its website has been discontinued. The website is upgraded for usage from any type of device....

28 Aug 2017

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