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New digital platform offers cash back for recommendations

FriendTips is a new social platform that launched in South Africa this week and will provide cash back to anyone who successfully recommends concerts and events, concepts, products and services to their friends. Those influencers, aware of exciting events and products can purchase tickets through...

Apple Music, tech giant's streaming service, goes live

NEW YORK, USA: Apple Music, the tech giant's new streaming service, went live on Tuesday as the company behind iTunes looks to dominate the fast-growing sector. Apple Service began with the launch of Beats 1, an international radio station that will feature shows by high-profile artists, and...

First 221 co.za domains awarded Platinum domain status by ZA Central Registry

ZA Central Registry has awarded platinum domain status to the first 221 co.za domains in celebration of 20 years of registration. Some examples are mtn.co.za, multichoice.co.za, bmw.co.za, jse.co.za, nestle.co.za, anglo.co.za and telkom.co.za. "The first group are significant because they had the...

Facebook launches video chat for Messenger

The Messenger app is about to get more interactive as Facebook launches online video chat. An app update on Monday, 27 April, revealed the little camera button to get more personal with your buddies. The update is only coming to 18 markets for now (SA isn't on the list yet), but countries who are...

AddSuite becomes Google AdSense Certified Partner

AddSuite has become a Google AdSense Certified Partner, the first in Africa. As a Google AdSense Certified Partner, it has been granted access to one of the strongest global sources of advertiser demand, which makes excellent money sense for publishers operating across Africa. Partners are only...

The Google Footprint project - List your business

The Google Footprint project is currently taking place in South Africa, with local partner Direct Channel Holdings collecting the business information. It'll be happening in Johannesburg from March to July 2015 and in Cape Town and Bloemfontein in April and May 2015. If you're a business owner,...

Official launch of JoburgToday.tv

Following a nine-month beta phase, Johannesburg now has a dedicated online content channel, JoburgToday.tv, developed and produced by BrandTV Media Network, part of the STME group of companies. It was officially launched at a private function held in Johannesburg last week. During the beta phase,...

Telmar clients get free digital media-planning tool

Telmar clients can now receive a new, free internet planner on the Telmar dashboard, which uses Effective Measure's demographic data, which has been weighted back to AMPS internet audience through a meticulous process. This is made possible through the collaboration of IAB SA, Effective Measure and...

New website for PSG simplifies user experience

Publicis Machine has designed a new website for PSG, an independent financial services group, which needed a consolidation of multiple websites with a user-focused approach, following the restructuring of its business. The 'what-we-offer' matrix, a dominant feature on the home page of the website,...

Instant brand success with Instagram

AdWeek reports that brands are now posting more to Instagram than Facebook, and that the photo app is "marketers' new fave". This should come as no surprise, as consumers are becoming increasingly visual and it's been proven time and again that pictures really are more effective than reams of...

TomTom launches new mobile app

TomTom launched a new navigation app with TomTom Traffic in South Africa. Sharing the same user interface as the TomTom GO satnav, the mobile app now helps drivers get to their destinations faster, every day. People can now experience premium navigation and real-time traffic information, driving up...

Overdrive - free online music magazine launches

Overdrive, a free online music magazine, focusing on the genres of rock, indie, alternative and punk has launched in South Africa. The launch issue features South African band Shortstraw along with popular UK bands Idlewild, China Drum and Ben Howard as well as American band, Little Hurricane....

FCB South Africa seeks new chairman as Ralebitso resigns

After a year as Group Chairman of FCB South Africa, Mohale Ralebitso has decided to resign and divest in FCB South Africa to focus on his investment company, Itataise and its other equity investments. FCB's Worldwide CEO Carter Murray said, "Mohale has strong business acumen and I'd like to thank...

Infographic: Digital and design trends 2015

Creative Spark recently put together an infographic to portray design and digital marketing trends for 2015. Some trends they touched upon included:Ghost buttons leading us into a new design era; A focus on mobile - helping us reach people in all areas of life; Advanced analytics to engage with...

Creative Spark announces partnership with Refresh Connect

Digital agency Creative Spark and virtual communications agency Refresh Connect have announced the companies have entered into a strategic relationship that will see both agencies align their skills to offer clients a broader, more comprehensive service offering. This move is in line with...

Google maps South Africa indoors

Want to find your way around OR Tambo or the V&A Waterfront? The new Google 'indoor' maps have added over 30 South African organisations, allowing users to get details on airports, shopping malls, casinos and more. Google is encouraging building owners to upload their indoor maps on to its site. The...

White paper features insights on shifts and trends in digital advertising

For the past three years, the CMO Council has partnered with Nielsen to survey brands, agencies and media publishers to learn more about how - and where - they're spending advertising dollars. This year's resulting white paper - titled "The State of Digital Brand Advertising"- takes a detailed look...

AccuWeather helping to power AT&T Drive

AccuWeather for AT&T Drive provides localised current conditions, hourly, and five-day forecasts with Superior Accuracy to motorists on the go. The AccuWeather app warns about inclement conditions affecting their route, helps drivers plan and time their trips, and ultimately makes for better and...

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 SpaceStation, 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."...

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