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Ole!Connect secures key account wins
Ole!Connect secures key account winsArticle

Ole!Connect, a new breed of service provider, has recently secured a number of key account wins...

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 7 Aug 2019

Maria Wilson appointed as new business unit director at Ole!Connect
Maria Wilson appointed as new business unit director at Ole!ConnectArticle

Following the merger of Ole!Connect's former conglomerate companies, HoneyKome, MobiMedia and TeamTalk, the business has appointed Maria Wilson as new business unit director...

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 6 Aug 2019

International multi-touch attribution expert comes to South Africa
International multi-touch attribution expert comes to South AfricaArticle

Joel Rubinson headlines MMA SA's 'Future of Attribution' event on 7 August...

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 1 Aug 2019

How digitalisation is changing the job market - Is South Africa prepared?
How digitalisation is changing the job market - Is South Africa prepared?Article

As the digital era advances, changes in the job market are inevitable. In retail for example, as more companies go online to trade there are fewer physical retail outlets and therefore, a dwindling requirement for human beings to man physical stores...

Desere Orrill, Issued by OLE!CONNECT 12 Jul 2019

Are you ready for the media and marketing convergence?
Are you ready for the media and marketing convergence?Article

Media owners are striving to make their publications more accessible as marketing channels, creating a convergence that delivers value to audiences and brands alike...

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 14 Jun 2019

Connecting the Dots: Ole!Connect announces single business entity
Connecting the Dots: Ole!Connect announces single business entityArticle

The Ole! Media Group has relaunched its service offering as a single business entity named Ole!Connect...

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 21 May 2019

Mobile operators have the potential to become the biggest publishers in SA & Africa. Part 2
Mobile operators have the potential to become the biggest publishers in SA & Africa. Part 2Article

To recap from last week, in emerging markets, there is a huge pent-up and untapped demand for content, for information, for services that people want to access via their phones, particularly in emerging markets. In Africa less than 40% of mobile phone users are on smartphones; so technology that works on feature phones is still an extremely viable route to market on the continent.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 3 Apr 2019

OLYMPIC sporting spirit - Honeykome helps Boks to viral victory
OLYMPIC sporting spirit - Honeykome helps Boks to viral victoryArticle

*Somewhere in Cape Town, hours before the Olympics kicked off - *Showing their support for South Africa's Olympians, Springbok rugby players filmed a message that has caught not only the imagination of the team, but of the entire nation. The hilarious video - produced by digital agency HoneyKome's video division, VideoSwarm - shows Trevor Nyakane attempting artistic gymnastics, Lood de Jager tackling table tennis, Coenie Oosthuizen giving Usain Bolt a run for his money and even Damian de Allende trying his hand at shot putting.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 3 Apr 2019

What is programmatic?
What is programmatic?Article

Programmatic buying can seem at times very complicated but if you remove all the jargon and explain it in simple terms, it's much easier to grasp.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 3 Apr 2019

Strong, well-crafted messaging still rules... digital or not
Strong, well-crafted messaging still rules... digital or notArticle

"Digital". It's one of those words in our Industry that's come to mean a great deal of things at once. A bit like "creative"; which can refer to people, a personality attribute, and just about any kind of piece of work produced by an agency.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 3 Apr 2019

De-coding stereotypical thinkingArticle

It's 2018 and global research reports that gender bias still lurks within the work place - no shock there. However, because women are used to "doing it for themselves", there are those intrepid females among us who stand up and challenge the status quo.  That was the case at Ole! Media Group when two young women joined the ranks and - encouraged by the progressive leadership of the organisation - are proving that gender stereotyping in the dev space is not as clear cut as it used to be. In telling this story, the company hopes to encourage more organisations to follow suit.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 3 Apr 2019

Work at first 'byte' for Ole! Media Group's Digital Academy Cadets
Work at first 'byte' for Ole! Media Group's Digital Academy CadetsArticle

Following the inaugural success in 2014 of the TEAMtalk media sports Academy, the Ole! Media Group (TEAMtalk's holding company) has created a comprehensive training programme incorporating all aspects of digital media...

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 8 Jun 2015

Deseré Orrill
Mobile is set to be the catalyst for multi-channel, cross promotion in 2015Article

We already know there are more cellphone subscriptions than people on the planet, but marketers still make the most of this all-pervasive communication channel...

Deseré Orrill, Issued by OLE!CONNECT 16 Feb 2015

'Tis the season to be digital...
'Tis the season to be digital...Article

"Christmas is a time for sharing - and if digital is one thing, then it most certainly is 'shareable'. The festive season is a time of year where digital demonstrates just how useful, creative and powerful it can be," says Desere' Orrill, CMO of the Ole! Media Group...

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 17 Dec 2014

AddSuite adds Mason Media
AddSuite adds Mason MediaArticle

Local digital advertising solutions company AddSuite has expanded its offering again, with the acquisition of Mason Media, a boutique premium advertising sales house located in Cape Town...

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 8 Dec 2014

New faces, new places at Ole! Media Group
New faces, new places at Ole! Media GroupArticle

Ole! Media Group (OMG) continues its rapid expansion and has appointed digital content specialist, Justin Zehmke as Head of Publishing (Africa). Based in the Cape Town head office, Zehmke rejoins the group after a stint at Kagiso Media.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 24 Nov 2014

Digital advertisers wising up to power of video
Digital advertisers wising up to power of videoArticle

As digital advertising continues to eat away at broadcast and particularly print budgets, the traditional banner ad is now so familiar to consumers that it has begun to register lower on their sensitivity radar, and talk of "banner blindness" clearly signals the need for innovation.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 29 Oct 2014

Programmatic buying turns AddSwitch into AddSuite and enhances publishers' revenue potential
Programmatic buying turns AddSwitch into AddSuite and enhances publishers' revenue potentialArticle

South Africa continues to switch on to a more digitally focused engagement and business environment. As such, local online advertising solutions company, AddSwitch has expanded its offering and in the process, rebranded. It will now be known as 'AddSuite,' which is more commensurate with its broader business focus.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 30 Sep 2014

The value of sport goes beyond the pitch
The value of sport goes beyond the pitchArticle

Sport may begin on the pitch, the tennis court, or in the pool, but as Mfundo Feke and Siyasanga Cekiso, (TEAMtalk media's first Sports Academy recruits), will attest, there is a vast array of career prospects awaiting young South Africans in sports media...

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 9 Sep 2014

Is it Utopia, or can publishers inhabit the "best of both worlds"?
Is it Utopia, or can publishers inhabit the "best of both worlds"?Article

To attract, engage and inform readers, there is space for digital and traditional print advertising to 'co-habit' and benefit each other, says Deseré Orrill, Chief Marketing Officer, Olé! Media Group.

Deseré Orrill, Issued by OLE!CONNECT 8 Sep 2014

New appointments and roles at HoneyKome
New appointments and roles at HoneyKomeArticle

HoneyKome, the digital agency launched by the Olé Media Group earlier this year, is rapidly expanding...

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 27 Aug 2014

The quest for the 'mobi-grail': Make promises. Keep promises.
The quest for the 'mobi-grail': Make promises. Keep promises.Article

There are no magic formulas for mobile marketing. It is a rapidly developing art that continuously evolves. What works today, will not necessarily work tomorrow...

Deseré Orrill, Issued by OLE!CONNECT 28 Jul 2014

Upwardly mobile e-motion
Upwardly mobile e-motionArticle

Mobile money has fast-tracked socio-economic development in emerging markets and, promoted freedom of choice and enterprise development but, how long before regulations throttle financial inclusion?

Deseré Orrill, Issued by OLE!CONNECT 11 Jul 2014

OMG - Brazil 2014, what's the score?
OMG - Brazil 2014, what's the score?Article

Digital sports content specialists TEAMtalk Media will have their eyes on the ball at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, monitoring all the action - on the field and off - with the creation and commercialisation of custom World Cup content.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 11 Jul 2014

Digital pollination for brands - The Ole! Media Group establishes HoneyKome - a specialist digital engagement division
Digital pollination for brands - The Ole! Media Group establishes HoneyKome - a specialist digital engagement divisionArticle

Digital media organisation, the Ole! Media Group has launched HoneyKome a specialist agency, which will focus on the creation and implementation of strategic digital engagement models for brands and companies.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 11 Jul 2014

MobiMedia grows to meet Africa's demands
MobiMedia grows to meet Africa's demandsArticle

As the African continent moves towards a more mobile lifestyle, so too are advertisers and marketers realising the importance of reaching their target markets in the mobile space. MobiMedia, a mobile marketing agency which implements and manages strategic integrated mobile marketing campaigns for corporate clients and brands, is meeting this need by growing its team.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 7 Apr 2014

Mobile a game-changer in Africa
Mobile a game-changer in AfricaArticle

South African entrepreneur Deseré Orrill, co-founder of digital media company Ole! Media Group, believes mobile has become a game-changer in the way advertising and promotion works within the continent.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 4 Apr 2014

TEAMtalk media Johannesburg expands
TEAMtalk media Johannesburg expandsArticle

The start of 2014 has seen digital media company TEAMtalk media, a member of the Ole! Media Group, expand its Johannesburg bureau with talented journalists, sports fundis and IT experts adding their skills to the already vibrant mix.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 28 Feb 2014

OMG! New media group creates one-stop digital hub for brands and publishers
OMG! New media group creates one-stop digital hub for brands and publishersArticle

Three South African digital companies have combined forces to help Africa's media businesses make money from online and mobile publishing, and create better ROI for advertisers.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 17 Dec 2013

OMG! Can all your customers see your impressive new tablet app?
OMG! Can all your customers see your impressive new tablet app?Article

New media organisation Ole! Media Group is alert to the possibility that Africa's leading companies risk failing in their customer communications by focusing only on the "shiny baubles" of smartphone and tablet apps when most of their customers still use basic feature phones.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 9 Dec 2013

PlanetF1.com wins at this year's Bookmarks Awards
PlanetF1.com wins at this year's Bookmarks AwardsArticle

Last week saw PlanetF1.com walk away with a Bookmarks award in the Specialist Publisher Sites category.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 29 Nov 2013

Score! Football 411 welcomes new editor
Score! Football 411 welcomes new editorArticle

TEAMtalk Media, one of the largest sports networks in Africa, has appointed 27 year old Julia Harris to take the reins of its global site, Football 411.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 15 Nov 2013

Deseré Orrill
Jingle bells, jingle bells, it's mobile all the wayArticle

Sending a mobile message over the Christmas period is fast becoming the norm. With the rise in mobile technology you now have an endlessly creative platform where you can send a direct, environmentally friendly and cost-effective message to your 'Christmas card list'.

Desere Orrill, Issued by OLE!CONNECT 12 Nov 2013

TEAMtalk media puts local celebrities in the Spotlight
TEAMtalk media puts local celebrities in the SpotlightArticle

Providing readers with a daily news feed, seven days a week is TEAMtalk media's latest service offering, Spotlight.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 31 Oct 2013

Seven steps for sms success
Seven steps for sms successArticle

Given that mobile penetration rates in SA are higher than any other medium, mobile communication is undoubtedly one of the best ways to reach the widest audience.

Desere' Orrill, Issued by OLE!CONNECT 8 Oct 2013

Instore competitions go mobile
Instore competitions go mobileArticle

By providing instant, in-store activations through mobile phones, brands can connect with their consumer at point of purchase better than ever before. If executed correctly, instore mobile activations can encourage brand loyalty and enhance the direct relationship between brand and consumer.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 2 Aug 2013

In-store competitions just got a whole lot easier
In-store competitions just got a whole lot easierArticle

Mobile and digital marketing company, MobiMedia, recently launched an innovative in-store competition entry mechanism, which offers consumers immediate feedback and prize notifications, whilst providing prize inventory management and distribution details for competition organisers - all in one.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 18 Jul 2013

Digital advertising in SA is about to get 'switched on'
Digital advertising in SA is about to get 'switched on'Article

New on the South African ad-serving scene is a holistic adserver called Switch. Already serving 50 billion ad impressions per month, Switch is a fast growing platform that enables digital publishers to drive revenue within the real-time market for online advertising. With its highly evolved real-time bidding tool, Switch brings advertisers into contact with targeted inventory, resulting in more effective ad spend and increased ROI.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 4 Jul 2013

Aerodynamic trio to drive business at TEAMtalk media
Aerodynamic trio to drive business at TEAMtalk mediaArticle

Digital sports media company, TEAMtalk media, is famous not only for its dynamic digital sports sites, but now also for its 'aerodynamic' management and sales team. Sporting the latest in smooth hairdos, the TEAMtalkers are ready to spring into action.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 4 Jul 2013

From Rugby Forum Moderator to Cyber Cop
From Rugby Forum Moderator to Cyber CopArticle

With cyber-bullying a burning social issue, the Rugby fraternity this week showed its collective strength, as a suicidal rugby forum contributor in New Zealand posted his suicide note on South Africa's world-famous PlanetRugby Chat Forum.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 18 Jun 2013

Get real about digital advertising
Get real about digital advertisingArticle

As audiences migrate from print to digital, and television audiences increasingly practice 'multi-screen' viewing, the value of digital advertising inventory is growing incrementally.

Desere Orrill, Issued by OLE!CONNECT 12 Jun 2013

TEAMtalk media secures exclusive rights to English Premier League data in SA
TEAMtalk media secures exclusive rights to English Premier League data in SAArticle

TEAMtalk media has reacquired the exclusive South African data license for the English Premier League for the next three years.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 11 Jun 2013

Meet the woman behind the wheel of South Africa's leading Formula 1 website
Meet the woman behind the wheel of South Africa's leading Formula 1 websiteArticle

You might be forgiven for assuming the leading Formula 1 website in the world would be run by a man as the sport does have a reputation for being male-dominated.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 20 May 2013

Planet F1 laps the competition during Malaysian Grand Prix, sees big spike during Bahrain Grand Prix
Planet F1 laps the competition during Malaysian Grand Prix, sees big spike during Bahrain Grand PrixArticle

During the recent Bahrain Grand Prix, the number of site visits to Planet F1, the largest independent F1 website in the world, spiked dramatically with an increase of around 30% on the day of the event.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 9 May 2013

This is the year of mobile...again.
This is the year of mobile...again.Article

We've all heard it time and again, the strident claim: "This is the year of mobile." An overused statement? Possibly. One that rings true nevertheless? Certainly.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 8 Mar 2013

'Yoo' own the world: social networking expands at MobiMedia
'Yoo' own the world: social networking expands at MobiMediaArticle

As strategic consulting partners to Yookos, MobiMedia assisted with the conceptualisation of the mobile strategy for the organisation, including collaboration on the design and implementation of the mobile site.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 27 Feb 2013

We wish you a Merry Mobile
We wish you a Merry MobileArticle

Gone are the days when children begged for the latest bike or book - today's younger generation are all about being tech-savvy with the latest mobile devices topping their Christmas wishlist. Santa had better have his elves stock up, as these devices are sure to be in high demand, with kids from as young as six already being 'mobilised'.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 4 Dec 2012

When potholes become pitfalls in mobile marketing
When potholes become pitfalls in mobile marketingArticle

Creative and on-trend mobile campaigns are essential in securing brand awareness and consumer loyalty. However, too often the fundamental principles of mobile marketing are overlooked resulting in campaigns, regardless of their innovation or creativity, falling short.

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 22 Nov 2012

Finding the mobile 'sweet spot'
Finding the mobile 'sweet spot'Article

After years of false dawns, brands and agencies are recognizing the mobile channel as an essential element of the marketing mix. So what's changed and why now?

Issued by OLE!CONNECT 6 Jul 2011

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