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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."...

White Paper - Paper characteristics for digital printing

New technological developments in electrophotographic printing are placing stringent demands on paper performance. With higher run speeds and higher image quality expectations, paper manufacturers are challenged to produce papers with the appropriate characteristics at acceptable price points....

Habari rates TheMediaOnline highly

During Habari Media's research into digital media sites for its StorytellerOnline insights tool, it discovered that TheMediaOnline scored a Q-score of 12 overall, with high engagement/impact and a high frequency. This Q-score is comparable with the likes of the UK's Financial Times, News24.com,...

What's on: #SpeakSocial

Social media is not just about posting information on social networks and hoping for the best. Managing your social networks in business requires strategic understanding, content planning and research, and #SpeakSocial is a course that will teach you exactly how to attain this. The professional team...

New Google algorithm hurts PR websites

The new Google algorithm, Panda 4.0, has allegedly hurt big PR websites, with a loss of 65% to 80% of SEO visibility on the popular search engine. The reason behind the lower rank for press release, is apparently not because of the content, but because of the links inside the release. For more...

Velocity launches V12 blog

Velocity Films has launched a new online portal called V12 as part of their newly developed website. The blog will showcase the power of South Africa's creative community, driving engagement and stimulating conversation around this extraordinary industry. One of the focuses of the blog will be to...

MTN buys into Afrihost

According to BD Live, MTN SA has announced it to acquire 50% plus one share ownership in Afrihost, a leading South African web hosting and internet service provider. The acquisition - the value of which has not been revealed - will help MTN consolidate the data market in consumer and small...

BBC is best for global breaking news

Two studies have revealed that BBC World News is the leader in global breaking news, with stories from a wider spread of locations and journalists in more countries than other international news broadcasters. The BBC's leadership in coverage of fast moving international stories is also reflected in...

Mail & Guardian lunch with editor Chris Roper

A reminder about the lunch with Chris Roper, editor-in-chief of The Mail & Guardian on Tuesday, May 20 at Sappi in Braamfontein as he talks about Print vs Online. Please click here for more information about the event and to buy tickets....

WME supporting Triggerfish Animation in 5 new projects

WME, formed by the 2009 merger of the William Morris Agency and Endeavor, will partner with Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios in developing five new feature film projects and will additionally support its creation of high-quality content targeted specifically at the African...

Digital networking company celebrates first year

Digital Crunch is celebrating one year of successful digital and social media networking. It holds a monthly event with over 35 business leaders, entrepreneurs, up and coming digital and social media people in the industry, leaders in brands and people interested in the digital space that are in...

Student Zone, self-help tool for tertiary students launched by Oxford Press

Oxford University Press Southern Africa has launched a self-help resource called Student Zone, which is a central point where students, using a prescribed Oxford textbook, can find tools that have been developed to inform and assist them with studying, exams and preparation. Students are able to...

Eat24 plans to delete its Facebook page

According to their latest blog post, Eat24 is planning on deleting its Facebook page of over 70,000 fans at 11:59pm tonight, Monday 31 March. Read the blog post "A Breakup Letter to Facebook from Eat24" to find out more about their decision....

Bright marketing ideas need BrightSign XD

Newcomers to digital signage and the budget conscious often turn to regular personal computers to power their displays rather than dedicated hardware solutions like BrightSign's new XD range, resulting in poorer quality content and higher electricity and maintenance costs. Advertisers and...

Vega next stop for Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition

The next stop for the free Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition is the Vega school of brand leadership in Johannesburg from 14-17 April 2014. It will display innovative campaigns for winning brands and businesses across an array of disciplines, which include brand identity, architecture & interior...

Samsung, Getty Images launch partnership

To help people across the globe share their stories through the unique power of photography, Samsung and Getty Images have announced a partnership. As part of this agenda, the agreement will see a commitment to the creation of bespoke content, starting with the launch of the 'Samsung Collection',...

Back to basics in PR

The other day someone asked me what PR really was. The first thing that came to mind was word of mouth. Are we ignoring this discreet yet crucial instrument in our marketing activities? This is where Trend Media comes in: We start at grass roots, the basics. We look at word of mouth, networking,...

The first Loeries Africa Roadshow kicks off in March

For the first time, the Loeries will be hosting a series of events in key cities across the continent: Harare, Dar Es Salaam, Lagos, Nairobi and Accra. The programme will include excerpts from the Loeries Seminar, winning work from the region, as well as key information on entering the Loeries...

Three Ships launches Facebook competition

Three Ships has begun a build-up on Facebook offering consumers information, facts and insights into the Three Ships brand, the James Sedgwick's Distillery where the whiskies are crafted and Three Ships 5 Year Old Premium Select. This is to prepare them for the 5-minute competition on Facebook on...

Platinum Seed Digital Marketing launches new division: Social Seed

Platinum Seed Digital Marketing, a company in the digital industry has launched a new division - Social Seed. This comes as a result of the company's recent success in winning a number of new accounts, including: Hendrick's Gin, Grant's Blended Scotch Whisky, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky,...

Augmented reality in new issue of SA Home Owner

In its March edition, SA Home Owner magazine uses augmented reality (AR) to make an advert 'come alive' on a mobile device with video, graphics and audio when the ad is scanned. The magazine's creative partner, Plantation Shutters, added multiple layers of experiential value that makes the print...

Viral video captures Retroviral's year

As an overview of the work produced by Retroviral, a communications agency formed in 2010, the agency commissioned a video that encapsulates the highlights of the work it has concocted, launched and seeded locally and internationally, via social networks. The agency grew by 120% last year and was...

Master classes for digital Durban

As Durban is becoming a digital savvy hub with enormous growth potential, Red & Yellow will bring two master classes to the city this month, to be hosted at the Gateway Hotel. The Applied Strategic Thinking and Content Marketing and Audience Insights classes draw insight from case studies to show...

January mobile report tracks build-up to the 2014 SA elections

The January 2014 mobile report from Native VML reveals which Android OS is the most successful so far this year and gives the lowdown on locally assembled smartphones about to make their debut. It also demystifies why SMS are far from dead and how African apps are working hard to better the lives of...

Treasury to tax digital products

The Treasury has published its new electronic services regulations in which it sets out those digital products and services that will be subject to 14% VAT. The new regulations take effect in April. Read more here....

New animation company launched in Cape Town

Frozen Chimez Animation has launched in Cape Town to offer state-of-the-art animation services. Its staff are trained in all styles of animation such as 3D, 2D, Claymation and cut out. CEO, Kurt Schoerie, says, "Our mission is to create high-end animation, design and motion graphic solutions for...

New integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion

Digital marketing agency, Quirk, has created a new integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion. The Hungry Lion manifesto, 'We believe in more. more for every man and woman, more for Mzanzi and more for you - because you deserve it,' was brought to life in a big TV commercial, directed...

On-the-go USB drives for smartphones and tablets

Strontium Technology, a PC and flash memory manufacturing company in Singapore, has launched on-the-go (OTG) USB drives for smartphones and tablets. These small USB drives have a standard USB on one end and a micro-USB on the other end so they can be accessed directly from a computer or from any OTG...

Update on local, international mobile news

The November Mobile Report 2013 from Native offers some predictions about the number of African mobile subscribers for 2019, how South Africans use their cellphone banking, that MTN is planning to launch its branded smartphones in South Africa and Apple's iPhone 5C outsells the Samsung Galaxy S4 in...

Ads24 replaces printed rate cards with InfoLab

Ads24 has introduced a new tool, InfoLab, to replace the old printed rate cards that are no longer available. It is a browser based widget solution, accessed directly in browser windows from PCs, laptops or tablets. It offers a number of benefits to registered users, who can search by publication or...

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