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59 new emoji are coming to iOS, MacOS and Apple Watch

Apple on Tuesday revealed 59 new emoji coming to iOS, MacOS and the Apple Watch in celebration of World Emoji Day...

By Shereesa Moodley 1 day ago

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Developing your brand voice on social media: 5 mistakes to avoid

It's crucial for business success to understand the hidden influences of users' decision-making process in the modern digital space...

By Dana Kachan 1 day ago

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5 questions to ask when selecting influencers to work with

Marketers are faced with important decisions to make when selecting the most relevant influencers to collaborate with...

By Dominique Harmse 17 Jul 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Duo of health ads, take a bow

The Onion goes to Windhoek Lager, for relying on automatic 'programmatic' digital advertising, which damages the brand...

By Brendan Seery 16 Jul 2019

While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting
While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting

Rachel Briant, director and head of communications at Without A Doubt agency writes about preserving the old craft and what marketers can do about it...

By Rachel Briant 12 Jul 2019

#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck
#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck

Travelcheck.co.za, SouthAfrica's newest online booking website has launched. We chat to CEO Odette Faling to find out more...

By Robin Fredericks 10 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: A new online platform for moms, brands and 'momfluencers'
#StartupStory: A new online platform for moms, brands and 'momfluencers'

MomSays, an online resource for moms who are looking for unbiased, trusted advice from other moms regarding the best product solutions for their families, recently launched its new website...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2019

The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change
The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change

This National Child Protection Week (CPW), Google South Africa and Media Monitoring Africa hosted a roundtable putting a spotlight on the importance of online safety for children...

By Jessica Tennant 31 May 2019

#AWE2019: What to expect from Augmented World Expo USA
#AWE2019: What to expect from Augmented World Expo USA

With the Augmented World Expo USA starting 29 May 2019, Johan Walters is on the ground in San Francisco. Here's what he's looking forward to from three days filled with AR, VR and everything in between...

By Johan Walters 29 May 2019

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, Mongezi Mtati, MD at WordStart, Dali Tembo, CEO Instant Grass International, Kirigo Kamore, content manager McCann1886, Danette Breitenbach, Bizcommunity freelance journalist.
#IABSummit19: Balancing the power of the new now

The IAB #BizTrends19 panel at the IAB Summit taking place Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, will be discussing 'Balancing the Power of the New Now'...

By Jessica Tennant 28 May 2019

#Loeries2019: Google SA's head of Creative Agencies on the new YouTube category
#Loeries2019: Google SA's head of Creative Agencies on the new YouTube category

The Loeries and YouTube recently introduced the YouTube Advertising category within Digital Communication...

By Jessica Tennant 24 May 2019

#IABSummit19: Gareth Lloyd to speak on going beyond the click
#IABSummit19: Gareth Lloyd to speak on going beyond the click

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed speaker Gareth Lloyd, head of Research and Analytics at 24.com, a division of Media24, to find out what to expect from his talk on 'going beyond the click' and what this year's theme of the 'new now' means to him...

By Jessica Tennant 24 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Mobiz, the startup changing how SA corporates talk to customers
#AfricaMonth: Mobiz, the startup changing how SA corporates talk to customers

Mobiz is an innovative South African startup combining the ubiquity of SMS with the visual power of the web...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 May 2019

DJ and comedian, Khathu Litshani.
Q&A w/ Khathu Litshani: Being multiskilled is crucial in the entertainment industry

Having worked in the entertainment industry for over seven years Khathu Litshani has been called producer, brand influencer, MC, event organiser and businessman and is now working on Kooking with Khathu, in collaboration with Viva Nation TV...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 May 2019

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Explaining the explainer video: how to write a good video script

Explainer videos. Also known as whiteboard animations, illustrated stories, and fast-draw videos. They're either the best thing ever for your product, service or brand, helping you to unpack what you do quickly and compellingly. Or they're an expensive piece of website filler that few visitors watch, and almost no one views all the way to the end...

By Tiffany Markman 6 May 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour
#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour

Eyewitness News recently won a Bookmarks' Gold for its Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa three-part podcast series...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2019

4 best practices for making mobile video work for your brand
4 best practices for making mobile video work for your brand

When it comes to mobile video advertising, most marketers would intuitively think that what matters most is how long a viewer engages with the content. But new research shows that there is no correlation between total average view time and aided brand awareness...

By Elizma Nolte 15 Apr 2019

The rise of e-gaming
The rise of e-gaming

With fibre and internet access becoming more and more accessible in the country, we have started to tap into gaming communities around the world. Brands and businesses are noticing this trend, leading to increased investment into this platform...

By Prince Ndlovu 3 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: King James Group dominates
#Bookmarks2019: King James Group dominates

The King James Group not only took home Best Agency and its client Sanlam, Best Brand, the agency also won a whopping 32 awards at the 11th annual Bookmarks last night.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Mar 2019

#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson
#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson

Brand Cartel's newly appointed Cilla Thompson tells us what it's like to be the oldest in the team and that all the office is missing is literally a pool and a flamingo. Oh and that she's rubbed shoulders with David Beckham and Antonio Banderas on shoot...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Mar 2019

#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent Lindeque
#Newsmaker: Good things come to Brent Lindeque

The year is off to a great start for Brent Lindeque, founder of South Africa's Good Things Guy, having recently won 'Best South African Blog of the Year' and been named the category winner of 'Social Enterprise and Philanthropy' and the fourth most influential South African in the '100 Most Influential Young South Africans' poll...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2019

#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"
#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"

A new campaign by Libresse, called #BloodNormal, aims to encourage positive cultural change around euphemisms and end period shaming by showing realistic depictions of periods...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group.
#BizTrends2019: Alexa, what are your predictions for 2019?

Part of our job [as publishers] is to connect readers and advertisers successfully, in a brand safe environment and to the benefit of both - and while we've been a bit slow thus far, the door is now open. Watch this space...

By Lisa Macleod 23 Jan 2019

#VWDriveDry: Take home lessons
#VWDriveDry: Take home lessons

On Thursday, 10 January 2019, Twitter went into a frenzy over what appeared to be Nomuzi "Moozlie" Mabena in a car crash captured on InstaLive...

By Sheila Afari 22 Jan 2019

Styli Charalambous, publisher and CEO at Daily Maverick.
#BizTrends2019: The pivot to reality for news media

After a decade of doom, and silver bullets that mostly fired blanks, the news media seems to be adjusting to its pivot to reality and acknowledging the death of the primarily ad-supported funding model for hard news...

By Styli Charalambous 18 Jan 2019

Esports: Geemax on streaming for South Africa
Esports: Geemax on streaming for South Africa

George Smith AKA Geemax is a 28-year-old South African video game streamer hailing from Johannesburg. He is currently one of the most popular South African video game streamers around and is also a well-known shout caster...

By Iain Fenton 15 Jan 2019

Radio's recipe for growth in 2019
Radio's recipe for growth in 2019

Radio is not a "sunset medium", it's as healthy and relevant now as it has been for the last 20 years - perhaps more so - and there's room for more growth in terms of reach and impact to the lives of its audiences...

By Nick Grubb 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The revival of print
#BizTrends2019: The revival of print

"Print is dead" they said, "go digital" they said - we've heard the maxim time and time again and resultantly relegated print to the sidelines, we've left it feeling hapless and irrelevant...

By Sam Swaine 14 Jan 2019

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