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The Barclays Premier League (BPL) Live Ultimate Fan Park Experience took place in Camps Bay on 19-20 March. It was the second time the event has been hosted on South African soil, and Strike Media, Ogilvy & Mather South Africa's full-service mobile marketing agency, played a key role by creating a customised mobile campaign - a first for the international event. 20 Apr 2016 Read more
Recent statistics emerging in the market indicate that the percentage of South African cell phone users with smartphones has more than doubled over the past year. It is predicted that smartphone penetration in South Africa is likely to reach 80% by the year 2014. (Gartner) 23 May 2012 Read more
"We are pleased to announce that the Bookmark Awards have once again engaged Strike Media for the development, design and hosting of this year's Bookmark Awards mobisite." Says Bookmark's head of marketing, Suzanne Little. The Bookmark Awards is a DMMA initiative which recognises and rewards the best of the best in the digital industry. 18 May 2012 Read more
The 2011 Loerie official ranking by digital agency places Strike Media as the number one mobile marketing agency in SA. Strike Media assisted Lowe Bull in winning a bronze Loerie for an inventive campaign for their client, Independent Newspapers. 28 Sep 2011 Read more
Strike Media has initiated the MobileMindShift Forum, a series of breakfast get-togethers to support marketers and brands discover the immense value inherent in the mobile channel. Respected thought leaders within the mobile marketing industry will speak and present to attendees. The content will extend to successful case studies in global and local markets. 26 Aug 2011 Read more
Strike Media are advising and ushering Tekkie Town, the national sports and lifestyle shoe chain, as it initiates a mobile strategy and employs the channel to augment reach, enhance the customer experience and track promotional campaigns. 10 Aug 2011 Read more
Strike Media's Head Honcho Russel Stromin was recently elected to a seat on the WASPA management committee at its recent Annual General Meeting held in Midrand on 1 February 2010. 12 Feb 2010 Read more
According to the latest available statistics from Internet World Stats, only 10.5% of South African's have access to the Internet via traditional mediums. 9 Dec 2009 Read more
Fairheads Benefit Services, Southern Africa's leading independent death and disability benefit service provider for retirement funds, has implemented an SMS solution to enhance its business communications. The company administers trust funds on behalf of thousands of minor children around the country, advising them and their guardians on how to use these funds for their education and maintenance. 25 Nov 2009 Read more
“Now is the time for companies to find new and effective ways to reach their customers,” says Russel Stromin, Head Honcho of Strike Media. “Mobile and specifically mobile marketing is an ideal way in which to do this. Companies can improve their reach and response rates by sending personalised content to customers.” 10 Nov 2009 Read more
The rapid growth of mobile phone ownership has provided a new channel for companies to communicate. SMS is the most widely used data application with 2.4 billion active users or 74% of all mobile phone subscribers sending and receiving text messages on their mobiles. 25 Sep 2009 Read more
With a host of specialist companies now offering mobile marketing expertise, it is often too easy to seek out the cheapest supplier. However, companies should note that there are a multitude of other considerations, some arguably more important than the price of your SMS campaign. 21 Aug 2009 Read more
The new web browser is the cell phone. The compatibility for viewing internet sites on a cell phone is still inadequate. This is disturbing as more South Africans access the internet via their cell phones as opposed to their computers. 5 Aug 2009 Read more
Africa is the fastest-growing telecommunication industry in the world with cellphone penetration in South Africa currently at 98%. This growth in mobile technology is expected to impact traditional marketing and advertising. 23 Jul 2009 Read more
In the latest of a string of international mobile content deals, one of Europe's most successful wireless application service providers, Mobileview, has partnered with South Africa's Strike Media to offer mobile services and network integration in the local market. 1 Jul 2009 Read more
Aquaphone, the cellphone game that has already been downloaded by more than a million people, is now available for free download in South Africa. 1 May 2009 Read more
Al Jazeera Network has announced a partnership with Strike Media launching its breaking news service to mobile phone users across South Africa. 27 Feb 2009 Read more
South Africans can now use their cellphones to donate money to political parties at a fraction of the cost of a premium SMS, thanks to the innovative payment service Pocit. 1 Jan 2009 Read more
An SMS dating column is one of the most popular services offered by Cape Town tabloid The Daily Voice - yet the service “runs itself”, according to Senior Promotions Co-ordinator Shafeeqah Isaacs. “It takes very little staff input to operate from our side - everything runs very smoothly and automatically via the database.” 27 Nov 2008 Read more
SMS campaigns are an excellent way to build databases of interested customers and prospects, says mobile marketing specialist Russel Stromin of Strike Media - but few companies are getting the most out of the opportunity. 25 Nov 2008 Read more
Moneyweb, South Africa's leading source of independent financial and investment information, has partnered with mobile marketing companies Strike Media and OptionAds to launch an SMS news service designed to keep decision makers in touch with key market news, wherever they are. 18 Nov 2008 Read more