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New Generation Awards 2014 winners announced
New Generation Awards 2014 winners announced

Now in its second year, the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards that took place on 21 October at the Sandton Convention Centre saw a total of 67 awards handed out in 32 categories, with Unilever SA winning the Overall Social and Digital Winner Award - Corporate, and Liquorice winning agency of the year.

23 Oct 2014 09:20

The South African government is on Ello
The South African government is on Ello

Ello is the coolest party on the internet. Hailed by fans as the anti-Facebook, the creators describe it as a "simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers".

By Sulaiman Philip 22 Oct 2014 08:45

Wits Journalism releases second State of the Newsroom report
Wits Journalism releases second State of the Newsroom report

At a Media Freedom Day celebration and Black Wednesday commemoration, co-hosted with the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) on 17 October 2014, Wits Journalism released its second State of the Newsroom report.

21 Oct 2014 09:26

Siyanda Cele
Why a responsive website is important

As more people are being glued to their mobile devices, one thing has become clear: mobile is taking over internet surfing. And it's everything from browsing social media outlets to checking emails and doing some online shopping.

By Siyanda Cele 17 Oct 2014 07:52

Do you take your online reading offline?
Do you take your online reading offline?

It's an era where "Latergram" works as we're too busy to post Instagram photos at the time. But does this trend translate from image posting to article reading?

By Leigh Andrews 13 Oct 2014 11:52

Ornico Turns 30: In search of #Ornicans - Ornico
Ornico Turns 30: In search of #Ornicans

In the 1980s when Ornico was grappling with building itself up in the marketplace, it faced many challenges in the world of advertising monitoring. From a young team that started out by renting and eventually purchasing an editing suite at JWT to a globally recognised African leader in providing reputation, media and Brand Intelligence™, the last 30 years have indeed been an amazing journey.

Issued by Ornico 10 Oct 2014 09:43

Digital marketing's social media and SEO - What you need to know
Digital marketing's social media and SEO - What you need to know

Digital marketing is an indispensable part of most brands' marketing mix today. This is reflected in South African digital marketing expenditure, which according to PwC's research, will reach R3.7bn in 2017. PwC also predicts that search marketing will remain the primary digital advertising format going into 2017.

By Stephen Sandmann 2 Oct 2014 08:42

African Design Magazine launches online
African Design Magazine launches online

African Design Magazine launches online today, 1 October 2014. It is compatible with smartphones and tablets and offers architects and designers a visual and interactive feast on the go.

1 Oct 2014 09:21

Locally made interactive road-tripping tools unlock South Africa's potential - Nightjar Travel
Locally made interactive road-tripping tools unlock South Africa's potential

The difference between a road trip and a long drive is subtle, but crucial. It elevates petrol station coffees and a monotonous montage of trashy pop on the radio into a quest that forges lifelong memories and friendships, and is absolutely worth the extra planning.

By Erik Brits, Issued by Nightjar Travel 30 Sep 2014 10:01

When brands troll brands
When brands troll brands

Today I have to thank the internet for my weekly trends column. It produced a veritable fruit salad of social media memes this week: apples and bananas specifically. And much merriment was had by all, including relevant brands.

By Louise Marsland 29 Sep 2014 13:26

Andrea Mitchell
DigiChat with Andrea: Search engine marketing

Search results are vitally important for businesses with an online presence. Studies also show that people tend to give their business to the ads that appear near the top of the page, whether paid or organic. So how do brands go about achieving this, and which search engine marketing initiative works best, organic or paid?

By Andrea Mitchell 29 Sep 2014 07:57

Fear of our dark depths keeps Farlam in shadows
Fear of our dark depths keeps Farlam in shadows

News editing is the art of deciding what is important and what is less important. Faced with a barrage of potential stories, events, people and issues to cover and huge competition for audience attention, editors ultimately have to determine which are worthy of the limited attention and resources at their command.

By Anton Harber 26 Sep 2014 07:19

Matthew Arnold
Five digital myths around performance media

Digital media has been around for over 20 years, but with the rapid pace at which platforms, technology and opportunities move, you will be hard pressed to find a marketer who knows everything about digital media. It's easy to get lost in the layers of terminology and technical complexity that digital media offers.

By Matthew Arnold 25 Sep 2014 08:04