On his visit from London to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy.
Jessica Tennant 2 hours ago
Google SA has announced the launch of the 2017 Connected Consumer Study, conducted by research group Kantar TNS. This year's study researched how online behaviour has changed, compared TV and online video consumption habits, how mobile usage has evolved over time, and, finally, what the future of technology holds.
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Net#work BBDO's Mike Schalit founded the not-for-profit Make a Life (Mal) Foundation a while ago as a banner for initiatives that use creativity for good. Here, Schalit and Mal designer-in-chief Emma Strydom explain how their recent t-shirt designs have benefitted the Seed library initiative and more.
Leigh Andrews 5 hours ago
NEW YORK - Shares in media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox surged to seven-month highs on Friday after news it has been holding talks with at least three potential buyers for some of its television and film operations.
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Last year, events company Steyn Entertainment took on the daunting task of managing Rocking the Daisies. We got in touch with Steyn Entertainment director George Avakian to go behind the scenes of what it takes to successfully manage one of South Africa's biggest and most popular music fests for #EntrpreneurMonth.
Ruth Cooper 5 hours ago
"I feel as if I am Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter is in charge." These are the words Maria Ressa uses to describe the landscape within which journalism operates in today. Ressa, the CEO and executive editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. This network is making specific reference to fake news, something she has experienced first-hand, with threats made to harm her, including rape, on social media platforms, in particular Facebook.
Danette Breitenbach 7 hours ago
Offlimit Communications (OLC) has had a whirlwind first half of the year, moving exponentially from strength to strength in just a matter of months. Known for out-of-the-box, innovative experiential executions, the full-service agency has continually pushed the envelope in the space of technology and innovation.
Offlimit Communications 7 hours ago
Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.
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Another shared economy, technology-led disruption is on the cards for the travel industry and it's coming to South Africa. TRVL gives everyone access to a world that has been inhabited by travel agencies only - until now. According to a TechCrunch article, "If TRVL has its way, it's the travel agencies' turn to tremble."
Cari Coetzee 3 days ago
Apple's special edition iPhone X release - like the new iPhones before it - brings thousands of people lining up in front of Apple stores around the globe. It raises the seemingly obvious question: what sane person would queue overnight for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?
Harald Wieser 16 Nov 2017
The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for the 2018 One Show awards, and kicked off yesterday, Wednesday, 15 November 2017, with the humorous "Be Famous Famous" campaign developed by J. Walter Thompson New York.
16 Nov 2017
Anatoly Roytman, managing director of Accenture Interactive and Global lead for EALA (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America), believes that Accenture Interactive is building the "agency of the future". We asked him to elaborate as our #MeettheMarketer this month on Bizcommunity.africa.
Louise Marsland 13 Nov 2017