New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards close for entries next week

Entries for the 2016 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards close on Tuesday 26 July 2016. The competition is open to winning campaigns or an individual who goes beyond just doing his or her job and deserves an award. New entrants are welcomed. Entries can be submitted manually via the Excel...

3 days ago

Vox Telecom's Braintree partners with Linkfresh

The consulting and integration division within Vox Telecom, Braintree, has confirmed its partnership with Linkfresh, a packaged business management system for the fresh food sector and a Microsoft Dynamics certified add-on package. The application has been specifically designed for companies who...

19 Jul 2016

Isoflow wins Dribbble Silver Bucket award

Dribbble, an online community for displaying user-made artwork of web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers and other creative types, has awarded its international Silver Bucket Award to Isoflow in Cape Town, as the most active Dribbble community,...

18 May 2016

New digital advertising consortium includes South Africa's most influential publishers

A new digital advertising consortium, AdJoin Africa publisher co-operative, includes South Africa's most influential publishers, including Rubicon Project, MaxAxion and Kagiso Media, has been launched. It represents the ideal solution for local campaigns and global buyers looking to reach the...

18 Apr 2016

Geoff Cohen to head up new venture, Delv

Geoff Cohen and digital disruption agency &innovation, have joined forces with the Ole! Media Group to form a new venture, Delv, which will provide highly targeted advertising opportunities by harnessing the power of big data. Having identified that it required a data model and strategy, Ole!...

18 Apr 2016

WE Communications purchase majority of Buchan

The Australian communications agency Buchan, a WE+ partner since 2008, has sold a majority stake in its business to WE Communications. It will be renamed WE Buchan and continue to be an integral and significant part of the group's, bolstering offerings in the APAC region and around the globe....

7 Apr 2016

WPP subsidiary acquire Potato in the UK

AKQA, a wholly owned operating company of WPP, has acquired a majority stake in the holding company of digital agency Potato. Potato specialises in designing and building complex, secure and scalable web applications. Its work sits at the heart of many influential marketing campaigns. Clients...

8 Mar 2016

New tool helps brands identify online conversations

Webfluential has launched Live Audiences, a tool that helps brands identify online conversations so that they can proactively connect and engage with the people in these conversations. It does more than just track conversations - it enables users to identify and define conversations that they want...

1 Mar 2016

Google Maps now available on SANParks website

South African National Parks has integrated Google Maps into the SANParks website in an effort to enhance online visitors experience. The aim is also to simplify travel to and from and within the SANParks. Some of the new features introduced with Google Maps include turn-by-turn directions, an...

25 Feb 2016

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

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