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It takes two to (really) tango

The coming together of SEO and PR is essential for digital marketers. As digital PR becomes increasingly important for brands, it's vital to understand the entwined relationship of SEO and PR.

By Desiree Gullan 44 minutes ago

The Russell Hobbs Rush.
Russell Hobbs Rush: Make a dash for it!

By the time December sneaks up on us, the average consumer is on the verge of Festive Fatigue. Branded content becomes white noise, and shelf liners and POS collateral of all shapes and sizes morphs into a solitary red blur of a fat man in a suit with a jolly grin, sans differentiation.

By Mike Sharman 1 hour ago

John Little
#AdFocus2016: Why The Hardy Boys and client SA Home Loans won 'Partnership of the year'

With a relationship stretching back to April 2008, agency The Hardy Boys and client SA Home Loans walked away with the title Partnership of the Year at the 2016 FM AdFocus Awards. John Little, regional managing partner at category sponsor Observatory International for EMEA, shares how agency and client alike benefit from collaboration and a shared challenger mentality.

By Leigh Andrews 1 hour ago

City of Tshwane bags international award for TshWi-Fi TV
City of Tshwane bags international award for TshWi-Fi TV

The City of Tshwane's mission to be the most connected city on the African continent continues to garner international acclaim. This time the City's TshWi-Fi TV project is a winner in the FIRE Africa Awards 2016, held on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico during the 2016 Internet Governance Forum.

2 hours ago

Exponential creates augmented reality ad experience with new Face Filter VDX ad unit
Exponential creates augmented reality ad experience with new Face Filter VDX ad unit

The new Face Filter functionality is part of Exponential's proprietary video advertising offering (VDX) with the innovative format enabling brands to produce facial overlays for display and in-stream ads.

Issued by Exponential 3 hours ago

New study ranks Olympic sports on social media
New study ranks Olympic sports on social media

Burson-Marsteller and its specialised sport consultancy, TSE Consulting, have published the first 'Social Media and Olympic Sport Ranking', which gives an overview of how of international Olympic organisations are performing on social media.

3 hours ago

Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020
Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020

The relationship brands have with their customers is set to undergo a technological revolution causing the number of human-to-human interactions to fall significantly, according to new research released by Oracle.

4 hours ago

Affiliate.co.za helps raise awareness of children's rights
Affiliate.co.za helps raise awareness of children's rights

South Africa's leading affiliate network, Affiliate.co.za, has partnered with children's rights organisation Save the Children South Africa in support of their compelling campaign to address the critical issue of violence against children in South Africa.

Issued by Affiliate Network South Africa 1 day ago

Brand South Africa: persuading talent to come home in a crisis
Brand South Africa: persuading talent to come home in a crisis

"Have a conversation with somebody that is not like you." In the latest episode of With or Without Sugar, Giles Shepherd of The Brand Alive Group hears from Angel Jones of Homecoming Revolution about what South Africans should be doing to help Brand South Africa to regain its lost equity.

Issued by Brand Alive 2 days ago

Hanohiki © –
The swing of pernicious media influence

I'm getting seriously worried about the changing media in South Africa (and throughout the world, for that matter).

By Chris Brewer 3 days ago

Top marketing automation tools for your business
Top marketing automation tools for your business

Most businesses will find the idea of automating functions like sales and marketing compelling, as it helps marketers to streamline activities like lead generation, segmentation, lead nurturing and lead scoring, customer lifecycle marketing, cross-sell and up-sell, customer retention and marketing ROI measurement.

By Jared Koning 2 Dec 2016

Forget searching - chatbots take information to people on World AIDS Day
Forget searching - chatbots take information to people on World AIDS Day

info4africa and Always Active Mobile launch new messaging service for South Africans in need of health and welfare support services

Issued by AAM – Always Active Mobile 1 Dec 2016