Mediamark partners with Digitata Insights

Mediamark has become African sales representative for MeMe Mobile, Digitata Limited's African customer engagement and advertising platform. This USSD based mobile advertising platform targets subscribers with mobile marketing messages based on their location, certain demographic data, time of...

19 Jan 2016

Tritech Media buys into GameZBoost

Tritech Media announced the acquisition of a 45% interest in gaming industry innovator GameZBoost, with an option to increase its interest to 50.1%. GameZBoost is the only agency of its kind in South Africa and one of the few internationally that provide customised and scalable gaming platforms,...

2 Dec 2015

Newsclip makes sharing information easy through Digital RedBook

Newsclip's Digital RedBook makes it easy to access your clips, display them according to your requirements and share your personalised RedBook with clients or management. It is a fully customisable e-book containing your media coverage, which is automatically created and electronically delivered to...

26 Nov 2015

Future fit facelift for Nedbank website

As part of its innovation journey towards delivering a future fit digital platform, Nedbank has redesigned its website. It has a migration towards user-friendly navigation that connects the banking experience with the dynamic lifestyles and aspirations of clients and advanced security features for...

24 Nov 2015

Plan an event at click of a button

Unlimited Events Group has launched its new website, making life easier for consumers, event planners and managers. At the click of a button, customers can plan their event by selecting and combining services such as d├ęcor hire, photography, furniture hire, kids' party and entertainment - all in one...

10 Nov 2015

New DIY video campaign from OLX

The winners of the OLX/Top Billing competition, where three people could win a home makeover, have been selected. Each home transformation, under the direction of Aidan Bennetts, was filmed to be shared online. The three videos have now been released on the OLX YouTube channel...

6 Oct 2015

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...

24 Jul 2015

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...

1 Jul 2015

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...

18 May 2015

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...

29 Apr 2015

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...

17 Apr 2015

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,...

7 Apr 2015

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,...

30 Mar 2015

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...

26 Mar 2015

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,...

23 Mar 2015

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...

12 Mar 2015

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...

5 Mar 2015

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....

3 Mar 2015

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...

3 Mar 2015

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...

20 Feb 2015

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...

5 Feb 2015

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...

29 Jan 2015

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...

19 Jan 2015

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...

7 Jan 2015

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...

9 Dec 2014

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...

1 Dec 2014

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...

21 Nov 2014

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...

20 Nov 2014

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...

14 Nov 2014

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...

10 Nov 2014

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