TimesLIVE's 2019 Elections website is up and running

TimeLIVE's 2019 General Elections website, which was technologically advanced with developer EightySix and data and analytics consultancy Outshine, is online. The website provides South Africans with relevant voting information before and throughout the polls taking place on 8 May 2019; the updated...

29 Apr 2019

Google to launch 18 Womenwill chapters in sub-Saharan Africa

Google is set to introduce 18 new Womenwill chapters across sub-Saharan Africa including South Africa. Womenwill is a Google initiative to create economic opportunity for women by helping them utilise technology to build skills, get inspired and connect with each other through training, events and...

8 Mar 2019

WPP partners with Waze to ease clients' advertising on Google

WPP has partnered with social navigation app Waze to make it easier for its clients to advertise on Google and directly reach and target drivers via the in-car platform. The partnership will launch in Canada, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. It is designed to direct...

21 Feb 2019

Mirum CEO Dan Khabie resigns

Dan Khabie has resigned as CEO of Mirum, a WPP-owned digital agency network. He has departed the role in the pursuit of other ventures outside the holding company and has agreed to stay on during a six-month transition process. His decision follows the merger of Wunderman and JWT, the latter of...

7 Feb 2019

GoodThingsGuy is SA's Blog of the Year

The SA Blog Awards named GoodThingsGuy as South Africa's Blog of the Year for the second year in a row. The blog also received the Best Lifestyle Blog award. The SA Blog Awards selects its winners through a process of public opinion, blogger opinion and social media expert's opinion. This year's...

4 Feb 2019

Multichoice lists on the JSE

Following its split from Naspers, Multichoice Group has listed itself on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The new company comprises of MultiChoice South Africa, MultiChoice Africa, and Showmax; it is expected to commence trading on 27 February 2019. Naspers is expected to hand over its...

22 Jan 2019

Edition B2B unveils Annual Buyers Guide, Independent Contractors Edition

In addition to unveiling its third annual Annual Buyers Guide, Edition B2B has also launched its first Independent Contractors Edition. The main aim of the Contractors Edition is to help educate and upskill workers on site. Both publications may be read on the website....

18 Jan 2019

Shareholders take Alphabet Inc. to task over Rubin payout

Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. was sued for approving Android creator Andy Rubin's $90m exit payment despite his misconduct allegations. The suit was filed by shareholders who claimed the board failed in its duties by allowing harassment to occur, approving big payouts, and keeping the...

11 Jan 2019

Pivotal forecasts Amazon's advertising revenues will reach $38bn

According to Pivotal Research, Amazon's advertising revenues are expected to surpass any other Amazon business by reaching $38bn in the next five years. Following conversations with marketers about the presence of the Amazon Advertising Platform, Pivotal has also initiated coverage of the e-commerce...

8 Jan 2019

Apple shows off its privacy policies at 2019 CES

The Independent reports that Apple has used the 2019 International CES in Las Vegas as an opportune time to belittle its competitors' privacy policies. Though it does not attend CES, Apple made its presence known through a billboard that reads "What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone." ...

8 Jan 2019

DSE extends Apex submission deadline

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) has extended the submission deadline for the 2019 Apex Awards to allow those precluded by holiday deadlines some additional time to participate. The new extended deadline to submit entries is 12pm on 16 January 2019. Additional information and entry forms are available...

3 Jan 2019

Publiseer introduces services to South Africa

Publiseer founders Chidi and Chika Nwaogu got the name of their company from one of South Africa's 11 official languages - 'publiseer' means 'publish' in Afrikaans - so it is only fitting that it would introduce the country to its digital publishing services. An additional perk to this expansion...

26 Nov 2018

Digital Retail Forum 2019 to focus on emerging technologies

The Digital Retail Forum 2019 (DRF2019) will focus on how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new e-commerce models, and mobility are disrupting the retail sector. The event is themed 'harnessing digital technology for next-level...

8 Nov 2018

2018 Folio: Digital Awards is now open for entries

Folio's 2018 Folio: Digital Awards is officially open for entry. The early entry deadline is 11 December 2018 and the final deadline is18 December 2018. Click here for more information.

26 Oct 2018

Afrozaar to liven logos with AR

Afrozaar is set to introduce the South African market to LogoScan, an augmented reality (AR+) enabled app. The app allows users to experience digital content in AR by holding up their smartphones to activated logos and scan. The logos will be preloaded on its server that, when matched with a live...

25 Oct 2018

Pinky Kekana launches Africa Code Week

The deputy minister of communications Pinky Kekana has launched Africa Code Week, the initiative that is led by SAP as part of its social investment program to drive sustainable growth in Africa. Media are invited to the event at The Venue, Melrose Arch, 17th High Street, Johannesburg at 9am.

5 Oct 2018

Accenture Interactive to launch new design, innovation studio in Johannesburg

Accenture Interactive is to launch Fjord Johannesburg; the digital agency's first design and innovation studio on African soil. The studio will be opening in November and will be located at Accenture's new 3875m² offices in Waterfall, Johannesburg. It will be led by design director and...

18 Sep 2018

Moonsport is this year's Young Agency of The Year

Moonsport has won the Young Agency of The Year award at the 2018 edition of the Sports Industry Awards, which took place on 20 August 2018. The digital sports content agency was a finalist in the following four categories at the awards: Audio-visual Content of the Year, Best Use of Social Media,...

4 Sep 2018

Marketing Association of SA to host masterclass sessions at Leaderex

The Marketing Association of South Africa (Masa) will host two masterclass sessions at Leaderex on 4 September 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The sessions, which are aimed at a senior level audience, are designed to challenge conventional thinking about marketing in a...

30 Aug 2018

DSE calls for APEX Awards nominations

The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is calling on nominations for the 15th annual APEX Awards. The Digital Signage Federation presents the awards, which acknowledge achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology. The 2018 APEX Awards will be...

27 Jul 2018

Are we at the end of the influencer age?

Digital influencer Josh Ostrovsky or as you may know him The Fat Jewish has started his own winemaking company as he believes that the age of the influencer has reached its saturation point. In an interview with CNNMoney, he explains that people are starting to look for something for substantial....

26 Jul 2018

Publiseer's music streams surpass million mark

Nigerian digital publishing platform Publiseer has recorded 1,525,138 monetised music streams across all digital platforms, including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, Pandora, and Google Play Music. It also recorded 38,254 track downloads, 130,401 in locker service, 2,535...

26 Jul 2018

Last chance to enter New Generation Social & Digital Media awards

The 2018 New Generation Social & Digital Media awards' final deadline is 20 July 2018. The awards are open to individuals, corporates, and agencies. Click here to enter and login to view the 2018 categories.

10 Jul 2018

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct unveils new digital content hub

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), has created a new digital content hub that is an incubator of audio-visual content. The three-year EUR 950,000 (R14,500,000) grant from AFD will...

9 Jul 2018

Zer, GroupM fuse expertise to provide digital marketing, agile solutions

Turkish conglomerate Koç Group Company's Zer has combined its industrial and technological expertise with GroupM's global communications services to launch a new digital media agency. Ingage is set to service the growing demand for digital marketing and offer clients agile solutions. The joint...

5 Jul 2018

Microsoft apps, news distribution service is now known as Microsoft News

Digiday reports that Microsoft will be rebranding its mobile apps and the new distribution service that powers MSN to Microsoft News. The rebranded service is set to be integrated into several Microsoft products including Skype and Xbox. While MSN.com will remain MSN, it will now also include...

25 Jun 2018

Nelson Mandela Bay hosts the #ECMeetUp

The #ECMeetUp 2018 Bloggers and Influencers Conference took place on 2 June 2018 at the Fairview Race Course in Nelson Mandela Bay. The EC MeetUp team in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and Herald Live welcomed guest speakers, bloggers, and social media influencers at the...

7 Jun 2018

YG16's 61-member jury comes from 19 different countries

Young Guns 16 (YG16) has finalised its 61-member jury. The global portfolio-based competition has included individuals from 19 different countries who work in a wide range of marketing and media disciplines, including graphic design, advertising, filmmaking, photography, illustration, and...

25 May 2018

1854 Media looks to crowdfunding for Studio 1854

Digital media business 1854 Media has turned to crowdfunding in an effort to grow its visual content agency, Studio 1854. 1854 Media is the umbrella company of the British Journal of Photography, Studio 1854, and 1854 Awards.

25 May 2018

Three more countries added to AFP's fact-checking collab with FB

Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia have been added to AFP's fact-checking contract with Facebook. The service is currently available in France and the news agency intends on expanding it to more countries. AFP journalists fact-check potentially false content, including the verification of images, and...

25 May 2018

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