Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results
Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

WASHINGTON, US: Google has announced changes to how it delivers and ranks internet searches, the latest effort by the tech giant to weed out "fake news" and offensive content.

1 hour ago

Pierre Branco, vice president and general manager of Southern Europe and Africa for Turner.
Cartoon Network corners kids' TV on any device

It's no secret that TV viewers have changed their consumption habits. Luckily, some broadcasters have changed with their audience and are now embracing all new digital channels.

By Leigh Andrews 23 hours ago

Why organisations still struggle to digitally transform - report
Why organisations still struggle to digitally transform - report

An unfortunate reality is that too many business-accelerating and digital transformation initiatives are being hindered by inadequacies in current IT systems' availability.

2 days ago

The world has no limits.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ashish Williams

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Ashish Williams, former COO now relatively new CEO of MediaCom South Africa.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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Metamorphosis of marketing

I woke up one morning and realised that my whole world had changed. The dawn of the new digital era was upon us as we shifted overnight into a new trajectory. It meant that old rules didn't apply anymore and a new course of action had to be considered and applied. The future used to be more of the same, but now we can expect something different every day. And then it hit me: we are not equipped for this change. While online advertising has become smarter, intuitive and more personal, many brands are lagging behind, quite oblivious to this visible modification.

By Audrey Naidoo 2 days ago

Sprout earns its Premier Google Partner badge
Sprout earns its Premier Google Partner badge

South African digital media buying agency Sprout Performance Partners is now a Premier Google Partner; a specialist agency that has been trained and certified by Google to best manage online advertising.

Issued by Sprout 3 days ago

IAB SA/PwC online adspend study - Have you been left out?
IAB SA/PwC online adspend study - Have you been left out?

PwC and the IAB have performed a domestic digital advertising expenditure analysis for the past three years, with various market participants both from the online and mobile publishing and agency sector contributing. This analysis has been able to effectively quantify the size of the internet (online and mobile) media revenues in South Africa for the respective years.

Issued by IAB South Africa 25 Apr 2017

AutoTrader, first issue and last issue
AutoTrader moves to fully digital magazine, drops print

AutoTrader has announced that it is closing its print version of the magazine, after 25 years in production, and only producing a digital version.

25 Apr 2017

You can now enter sporting events through Computicket
You can now enter sporting events through Computicket

Computicket has acquired the startup business, Entry Ninja - an online entry portal used to facilitate entries for South African sporting events, to give the company access to a previously unserved market segment.

25 Apr 2017

ADSA responds to Noakes verdict
ADSA responds to Noakes verdict

The Association for Dietetics in South Africa's (ADSA) says the complaint it laid Professor Tim Noakes was nothing personal, and was made out of concern about giving unconventional infant nutrition advice, especially through social media.

24 Apr 2017

Mpange Chapeshamano
#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices.

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2017

Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation
Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation

There is an African proverb that says: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” - and this certainly rings true now more than ever before. There is so much growth and opportunity in the emerging markets and particularly Africa, but if we are honest, we will acknowledge that in many cases the opportunities are too complex to be fully unlocked by one single entity.

By Saidah Nash Carter 24 Apr 2017

African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference
African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing products and services they have created for their local communities and the global market.

22 Apr 2017