What lies ahead for digital design in 2017

Graphic design and UI trends

This appears to mainly be a continuation from 2016, with further refinements and a larger focus on ease of use.
 26 Jan 2017

Mark1 Labs the only African business shortlisted for Global MMA Smarties AwardMark1 is thrilled to announce that Mark1 Labs, their design division, is the only African organisation that has been shortlisted for the Global MMA Smarties™ Award this year. The local awards took place during Loeries Creative Week in Durban and was a sterling testament to the exciting mobile media landscape in South Africa. The MMA Smarties™ awards are the only global awards that are specifically focussed on mobile marketing. Mark1 is proud to be shortlisted with top mobile marketing innovators for the global award. 16 Sep 2016 Read more >>

Mark1 acquires Primedia's Online Holdings 'Dash of Lime' and '365 Digital'Mark1 is proud to announce the very exciting acquisition of two top-line digital businesses - Primedia's Dash of Lime and 365 Digital - effective 1 June 2016. 27 May 2016 Read more >>

Taryn Copeman joins the Mark1 Media team as director of strategySouth Africa's premier digital media specialists, Mark1, are proud to welcome Taryn Copeman to their team. As director of strategy she will be heavily involved in growing the Mark1 brand by evaluating industry trends, competitive threats and possible business opportunities. 17 May 2016 Read more >>

Riaan SunnyData visualisation - and the importance of its existence in programmatic 18 Mar 2016 Read more >>

One thing is for sure and that is that most people are resistant to change! Especially so when it comes to technology - changes in technology take you out of that nice, cosy comfort zone you have been cruising in so smoothly. It therefore comes as no surprise that there are marketers that still resist the move into programmatic media buying, especially here in South Africa. 25 Aug 2015 Read more >>

Riaan SunnyData, data and more data - sometimes it can show you the light but it can often leave you with more questions than answers. It can reveal different things, depending on which way you twist and torture it. 18 Jun 2015 Read more >>

Daniel SchmidtDigital media is changing the way businesses inform their audiences. Rich media, the 'new kid on the block' in display advertising, has a big role to play in this regard. SA's designers are driving Africa forward in this space, as they apply their crafts for the continent's leading brands. A rich media ad is a web ad that offers more ways to involve an audience. It contains images, video or a function to expand while the user hovers over it, which brings about higher user interaction. 9 Mar 2015 Read more >>

Which social channels are right for your brand?With 2015 looming, consumers are sharper, harder to impress and less easily influenced than ever before. It's the digital age and 'the man on the street' is looking into a screen. If you run a business and you aren't embracing the public on social media, your audience is sure to be entertained by brands more slick and streetwise than your own. 18 Dec 2014 Read more >>

Your brand on Twitter - The sequelThis article is a follow on to the last article about brands being on Facebook. Read that full article here. 10 Dec 2014 Read more >>

Putting your brand on FacebookThis has been a debate by many marketing managers all over the world for many years now; some dipped their toes in standard advertising space units (ASU's) and others spend a fortune on some mind-blowing Home Page Engagement Ads that never produced the desired yield. 4 Dec 2014 Read more >>

Mark 1 makes its mark with new websiteSouth African digital media business, Mark 1, has launched its new website, as part of the company's commitment to an expanded focus and service offering within the realms of digital marketing. 30 Jul 2014 Read more >>

We also perform on the SportsfieldWe would like to congratulate Joe Steyn-Begley for recently making the Western Province Country Districts Hockey team to represent our province at the South African Country Districts Hockey Tournament in Pretoria last week. Joe is the proud wearer of the No. 1 jersey in Goal for Western Province and, like with most things in life, he doesn't like to let anything past him! 22 Jul 2014 Read more >>