MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, has completed its third annual mobile consumer survey of 10,000 respondents, across 13 countries including various African countries, to gather insights in to mobile consumer behaviour. Trust is the barrier to mobile content and commerce adoption, cited by 40% of respondents.
6 Dec 2013 11:36
The reduction in sales of CD music has been attributed to the emergence of downloadable digital music - and piracy. But will album apps take off in South Africa?
5 Dec 2013 11:05
iGlass, a creative template that turns a standard storefront window into a touchscreen where consumers can buy products, get quotes, browse catalogues or brochures and view and be alerted to product information.
23 Nov 2013 10:18
In the late 1990s, as the web was rising and creating new ways for companies to let their customers serve themselves, Apple founder Steve Jobs was thinking about the future of retail. He decided that his products needed to be beautifully showcased in slick retail environments where customers could experience his products hands-on and get expert advice from well-trained reps.
By Kevin Meltzer 19 Nov 2013 11:36
Emerging markets is the now and the future. 70% of the world's internet population is in emerging markets and the adspend is starting to move to these markets.
By Danette Breitenbach 18 Nov 2013 12:05
At the recent World Retail Congress, Deloitte presented its paper on beyond retail.
11 Nov 2013 08:21
SharpTalk by Virgin Mobile SA, launched yesterday 31 October 2013, will bring smartphone brands to previously underserviced markets, through collaboration with Ellerine Holdings (EHL).
1 Nov 2013 11:43
Young South Africa is savvier than ever before. If you are looking for a smart and discerning prosumer, this group of kids, teens and young adults will give you more kicks than you've ever bargained for. They know just what they are looking for from any brand, and this makes them that much more satisfying to please. Here are a few trends to look out for in 2013.
By HDI Youth Marketeers Team 31 Jan 2013 11:30
First of all, mazeltov on surviving the Mayan apocalypse - it was touch-and-go for a second there. Now that we have staved off global obliteration and picked up a coastal tan (and a few kilos in the process), it's that time of the year where agencies are asked to haul out the old crystal ball and provide pearls of thumb-sucking wisdom.
By Mike Silver 29 Jan 2013 11:18
The world is more interdependent and interconnected than ever before. Technology is ensuring the free flow of ideas, information and energy; creative co-operation and influence; and is bringing change across the globe that is happening at an unprecedented and accelerated rate.
By Gisele Wertheim Aymes 25 Jan 2013 12:59
There are several key trends that will present themselves in 2013. Increasingly, we will see more and more innovative solutions to issues facing emerging countries being developed in-country and, while cost of smartphones is still hindering wide-scale usage of these handsets, the tide is turning as cheaper units enter the market. Marketers, too, are seeing their roles and responsibilities expand.
By Dr KF Lai 25 Jan 2013 10:57
South African airspace becomes cyberspace in a first for South Africa as Wireless G, together with Mango and Vodacom, bring you Wi-Fi in the sky. By using G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi, Mango guests can now surf the web when travelling between South Africa's major centres, at 30 000 feet.
9 May 2012 14:00
LONDON, UK: Verizon's launch of the iPhone will help it close the gap on AT&T in the US smartphone market, where AT&T has built a sizable lead largely due to the iPhone. In fact in 3Q10 AT&T had more than twice as many smartphone subscriptions as Verizon, with 49 million compared to 20 million at Verizon, according to Informa Telecoms & Media data.
By Mike Roberts 19 Jan 2011 09:03
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