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Digital media duo breaks away to launch RebelRebel
Digital media duo breaks away to launch RebelRebelArticle

A new specialist digital media owner launching in the South African market looks to drive innovation through providing industry-leading tools to brands and agencies in the space...

Issued by RebelRebel 11 Sep 2019

6 pivotal moments in mobile marketing
6 pivotal moments in mobile marketingArticle

Mobiz CEO Greg Chen looks at some of the pivotal moments in South African mobile marketing history...

Greg Chen 2 Jul 2019

How 4IR will benefit South Africa (Part 1)
How 4IR will benefit South Africa (Part 1)Article

South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world is in the middle of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Alan Knott-Craig 19 Oct 2018

Jared Molko. Image by Gregor Rohrig
#AfricaMonth: Africa's time to shineArticle

It's Africa Month, which is a great time to reflect on where we are as a connected society and what role we as African digital citizens have to play in the near future...

Jared Molko 21 May 2018

Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa
Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to AfricaArticle

According to Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet's partner at Berkshire Hathaway, you understand the latticework, or mental model, for the industry/country you're entering, before you enter it.

Alan Knott-Craig 9 Apr 2018

AI: Fears will fade, opportunities will surface
AI: Fears will fade, opportunities will surfaceArticle

With a focus on revolutionary technologies and the way that society perceives them, the Havas Prosumer Report, iLife, provides some interesting insights into how the world is changing...

Craig Hannabus, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 15 Mar 2018

A millennial take on things
A millennial take on thingsArticle

Two students' view of the Red & Yellow Exec Ed workshop on Social Media for Leadership...

Kirsten Gray and Rebecca Richardson, Issued by Red & Yellow 25 Aug 2017

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you
#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of youArticle

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of Offer Zen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as Snap Scan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola...

Ilse van den Berg 23 May 2017

Alan Knott-Craig to speak at SACSC Research Conference
Alan Knott-Craig to speak at SACSC Research ConferenceArticle

Alan Knott-Craig, former Mxit CEO and founder of non-profit organisation, Project Isizwe, will join a list of speakers at the SACSC annual Research Conference...

3 Apr 2017

AdJoin Media appoints MDPerson

14 Jul 2016

New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards winners announced
New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards winners announcedArticle

The winners of the 3rd Annual 2015 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been announced. The event took place on 19 November at the Microsoft offices in Johannesburg...

23 Nov 2015

Gorilla scoops 10 Assegai Awards
Gorilla scoops 10 Assegai AwardsArticle

It was a great night for Gorilla at the annual Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards Gala in Sandton...

Issued by Gorilla 13 Nov 2015

All the winners: Assegai Awards sharpens its spear
All the winners: Assegai Awards sharpens its spearArticle

This year the South African Direct Marketing Association (DMASA) Assegai Awards were in top form. Not only were there more entries then last year, but the entries were all top notch according to the judges...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Nov 2015

Inspiring any Tom, Nic and Vuyo to be an entrepreneurial success
Inspiring any Tom, Nic and Vuyo to be an entrepreneurial successArticle

At this year's Wisdom Forum Entrepreneurial Breakfast, hosted by Old Mutual Corporate, visionary entrepreneurs shared their thoughts on a new and exciting world of business and explored the various ways in which South Africa can foster the new generation of entrepreneurs...

6 Nov 2015

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Mxit: how did Alan Knott-Craig Jr's R500m bet go so badly wrong?Article

Mxit as we know it is dead. The company announced on Friday that it had shut down its commercial operations and would be transferring its IP to the Reach Trust, its charitable arm...

Stuart Thomas 27 Oct 2015

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Mxit to shut down commercial operations, focus on ReachArticle

Mxit on Friday confirmed that it would shutting down its commercial operations to focus on Reach, its charitable arm...

Stuart Thomas 23 Oct 2015

Finalists announced for the Assegai Awards 2015Article

The DMASA Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards has announced the 155 finalists for this year. This year the awards ceremony on Thursday, 12 November, is going to be a theatre style event, themed as gold and black...

23 Oct 2015

A glimpse of the SA social media landscape in 2015
A glimpse of the SA social media landscape in 2015Article

The annual Social Media Landscape Report, compiled by Fuseware and World Wide Worx, is being released in under two weeks and contains some highly impactful findings on social media usage in South Africa...

Michal Wronski 1 Sep 2015

Mxit Africa's best web app ever, says ex-boss
Mxit Africa's best web app ever, says ex-bossArticle

Instant messaging service Mxit is the best web application ever to be created in Africa, according to Alan Knott-Craig Jnr...

Gareth van Zyl 26 Aug 2015

Gorilla wins four MMA Smarties, survives Loeries Week celebrations
Gorilla wins four MMA Smarties, survives Loeries Week celebrationsArticle

Gorilla kicked off the Loeries in happy style, taking home four awards at the MMA Smarties Awards on Thursday night...

Jordan Wallace, Issued by Gorilla 18 Aug 2015

Smarties winners announced
Smarties winners announcedArticle

The Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa has announced the 2015 South African MMA Standard Bank Smarties winners.

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 14 Aug 2015

All the 2015 Smarties winners
All the 2015 Smarties winnersArticle

The Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa has announced the 2015 South African MMA Standard Bank Smarties winners to a packed audience at the MMA Standard Bank Smarties function, hosted at the Southern Sun Elangeni in Durban on Thursday, 13 August...

13 Aug 2015

Smarties shortlist announced
Smarties shortlist announcedArticle

The Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa has released the finalists for the coveted 2015 Smarties Awards for South Africa...

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 29 Jul 2015

Alan Knott-Craig Jr joins Business Tech Show line-up
Alan Knott-Craig Jr joins Business Tech Show line-upArticle

The Business Tech Show, taking place 25-26 August 2015 in Cape Town, has announced that the founder of Project Isizwe: Free Wi-Fi For Africa, Alan Knott-Craig Jr, will be presenting at the conference...

4 Jun 2015

Conscious social media users
Conscious social media usersArticle

We are acclaimed to be grooming a generation of tech-savvy young people who understand the cyberspace, but how come they do not realise that what they share online could potentially damage their reputation or brand?...

Rebone Masemola 1 Jun 2015

Code word for the future
Code word for the futureArticle

Almost every child comes into contact everyday with some form of the digitised world, whether it is watching their parents swipe their credit card for a purchase in the supermarket or even watching them on their cellphones...

Alta Greeff 27 May 2015

[NewsMaker] Shauna Carter
[NewsMaker] Shauna CarterArticle

Shauna Carter has just taken up the position of National Sales Director for MaxAxion. Carter is the former regional head of sales at Mxit. She joined Mxit in 2008 as account manager...

Louise Marsland 20 May 2015

The state of digital in South Africa
The state of digital in South AfricaArticle

New media! That is how many people still refer to digital...

Richard Lord 19 May 2015

Ornico acquires Fuseware
Ornico acquires FusewareArticle

Brand and media analysis company, Ornico, has entered into an agreement with social media monitoring and analytics company, Fuseware, for the acquisition of its business for an undisclosed sum...

Issued by Ornico 13 May 2015

Social media vs email: Guess who wins?
Social media vs email: Guess who wins?Article

The word "distraction" comes up all too often within the context of social media, and Bryan Adams said it himself -"Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft..."

Scott Cundill 15 Apr 2015

New AMASA Joburg Committee announced for 2015/16
New AMASA Joburg Committee announced for 2015/16Article

The Johannesburg Chapter of AMASA has completed its voting process and has announced its new committee team which will guide AMASA over the next year...

Issued by Amasa 13 Apr 2015

2015 Student Tech Survey highlights popularity of FacebookArticle

The 2015 Student Tech Survey, conducted across South African tertiary education institutions by World Wide Worx and Student Brands, with the support of Standard Bank, has released its key findings...

11 Mar 2015

Mxit: The rise and collapse of 'Africa's largest social network'
Mxit: The rise and collapse of 'Africa's largest social network'Article

Flashback to 2010. Naspers is still a majority shareholder in Mxit, at this stage Africa's largest social network and instant messaging client with 27-million registered users...

Stuart Thomas 2 Mar 2015

Consumer protection - The future of mobile prize promotions
Consumer protection - The future of mobile prize promotionsArticle

Brand fails seem almost "old school" in 2015 as consumers are savvier and brands and agencies pay more attention to getting it right the first time around...

Alan Haarhoff, Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 20 Feb 2015

EdTech to increase access to education
EdTech to increase access to educationArticle

A focus on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines is becoming increasingly relevant in South Africa, given the current state of its maths and science education...

18 Feb 2015

Finalists announced for the IAB Bookmark Awards 2015
Finalists announced for the IAB Bookmark Awards 2015Article

The finalists have been confirmed for this year's IAB Bookmarks Awards. Those selected were picked from a record number of entries...

29 Jan 2015

HIV awareness interactive art installation at UJ
HIV awareness interactive art installation at UJArticle

An innovative mobile pop-up exhibition is running across four of University of Johannesburg's campuses, namely Soweto, Kingsway, Bunting and Doornfontein, created in collaboration with UJ's Institutional Office for HIV & AIDS (IOHA) and non-profit organisation HIVSA.

28 Jan 2015

[Trends 2015] TREND: Mergers & Acquisitions
[Trends 2015] TREND: Mergers & AcquisitionsArticle

Visual content will dominate the digital and mobile environment in 2015, as rich media and video are expected to increase exponentially...

13 Jan 2015

OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement
OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movementArticle

TEAMtalk Media, MobiMedia, AddSuite, LoveDigital and Honeykome are all making waves in the African marketing industry. Ole! Media Group CMO Deseré Orrill tells us more...

Leigh Andrews 13 Jan 2015

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