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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN's Laurie Segall interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement, political divisions, democracy, and internet access [video]

1 day ago

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Liability problems for WhatsApp admin users

WhatsApp group admins could be held liable for defamatory content that is shared in the group, following case in India

1 day ago

Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s head of platform partnerships for the Middle East and Africa.
Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge winners announced

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of the first Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

1 day ago

Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space
Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space

Nunu Ntshingila, the regional director of Facebook Africa, recently gave some members of the media a tour of its new office in Johannesburg

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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Outsurance's Father's Day debacle is a wake-up call for business to understand social issues

A few Mother's Days ago Bic insulted women, then there was Helen Zille, Rivers Church, Spur Steakranches, Chris Hart and Penny Sparrow. Last week it was Outsurance's Father's Day ad. The list of social media disasters goes on and on

By Walter Pike 3 days ago

#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs
#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs

NEWSWATCH: Today, Wednesday, 21 June 2017, South Africans are encouraged to join the #SocialMediaBlackout campaign

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

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Outsurance responds to its ‘racist' Father's Day ad, blames junior employee

NEWSWATCH: Outsurance's Father's Day advert was ill-conceived by a 'young' staff member and branded as 'racist' for featuring predominantly white fathers

19 Jun 2017

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Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June.

By Lisa Steingold 19 Jun 2017

Maximise social media for your business
Maximise social media for your business

Boston College is offering one-day workshops which provide the real “how to” in social media, with step-by-step live demonstrations and case studies

Issued by Boston College 19 Jun 2017

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Black Coffee sugar-free on SABC u-turn

Black Coffee has expressed disappointment over the return of "old American music" on radio stations since the SABC's u-turn on the 90% local content quota

19 Jun 2017

Micro influencers: a sweet opportunity
Micro influencers: a sweet opportunity

Paid advertising is not trusted and ad blocking is only growing. Even bloggers are failing when it comes to communicating and engaging with consumers, as trust between brands and consumers continues to fall. But there is a new kid on the block and he is eager to engage; enter the influencer

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

The State of Influence event: A global perspective from digital influencers on the impact of digital influence
The State of Influence event: A global perspective from digital influencers on the impact of digital influence

On 14 June, digital influencers and experts from across the world will be sharing their insights and predictions for the future of influencer marketing at MediaCom and indaHash's The State of Influence event

Issued by MediaCom 13 Jun 2017

How social media has changed the way we approach marketing to customers
How social media has changed the way we approach marketing to customers

More and more people are using smartphones and mobile devices to get connected with people. For businesses, this phenomenon offers a great opportunity

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 13 Jun 2017

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Facebook, Ogilvy & Mather host three-day hackathon for South African creatives

Facebook partnered with Ogilvy & Mather South Africa and hosted a three-day hackathon for graduates pursuing advertising and marketing careers

13 Jun 2017

Social media and its role in investor relations
Social media and its role in investor relations

Few companies realise the impact social media has on shaping investors' views

By Noah Greenhill 12 Jun 2017

Social media analysis report on RSA protest actions - Part 2
Social media analysis report on RSA protest actions - Part 2

Following the recent cabinet reshuffle and subsequent downgrade of South Africa's economic rating, there has been a surge in the number of public tweets and posts on related topics

Issued by Praesignis 8 Jun 2017

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Digital monopolies and the global economies that are benefitting

The South African lexicon and news has been filled with a bunch of new phrases over the past few years. These include "monopolies", "foreign capital" and "local first" which are all "symptoms" of a consumer market kicking back against what appears to be the product of a global economy

By Chris Botha 7 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand
#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand

Vega student John Mashiri received the Pencil Award, sponsored by the Pendoring Advertising Awards, for graduating with top honours in brand management last month

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2017

OLC Experiential has a new space
OLC Experiential has a new space

Thursday, 1 June saw experiential agency OLC (Offlimit Communications) launch its new office at 34 Impala Road in Chislehurston, Sandton, in collaboration with Flux Trends' Dion Chang, who shared insights from this year's 'The State We're In' presentation called Dazed and Disoriented: The Impact of Being Woke

By Jessica Tennant 6 Jun 2017

It's time to get ‘reel' with the Madex Cinema Theatre
It's time to get ‘reel' with the Madex Cinema Theatre

If there's one thing of which visitors to the Madex 2017 (Africa's brand spanking new marketing, advertising, design, social media, eventing and all that good stuff) expo can be assured, it's that this will be an event with a difference!..

Issued by Madex 5 Jun 2017

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Facebook, Google crack down on hate speech: EU

BRUSSELS - Facebook, Google and other US internet giants have sharply boosted efforts to clamp down on online hate speech, a top European Union official said on Thursday

2 Jun 2017

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Pope Francis ahead of Trump, Modi on Twitter

Burson-Marsteller's has released its 2017 Twiplomacy Study results, which shows Pope Francis is the most followed world leader on Twitter

2 Jun 2017

Facebook, Instagram research into gender bias
Facebook, Instagram research into gender bias

Researching user-generated content on Facebook and Instagram can provide significant insights into what people think and how they feel

2 Jun 2017

Jury Chair - 'Social Strategy' category:
Quinn Kilbury, Senior Brand Director, Heineken US
Warc Awards announces ‘Social Strategy' shortlist

The Warc Awards have announced a total of 19 entries from ten countries that have been shortlisted in the ‘Social Strategy' category, honouring the effective use of emerging marketing disciplines

1 Jun 2017

#NewCampaign: What would Dad do?
#NewCampaign: What would Dad do?

Research reveals that more than 60% of Millennials don't know how to change their tyres or check their oil and that 94% of people ask the internet for advice before they ask their dads, says Sandy Smith, client service director at Artifact Advertising - the agency that was briefed by Supa Quick to

31 May 2017

Why you need design systems for social media
Why you need design systems for social media

With the majority of modern brand content now residing on social media channels, how do you create social media advertising that stands out? More importantly, how do you do this on a consistent basis within a quick turnaround timeframe?

By Ernst Lass 26 May 2017

Fighting fake news flames
Fighting fake news flames

Fake news, false claims, invented opinions and online rumour can seriously burn your reputation. Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico, unpacks a strategy for putting out fake news fires before they rage out of control and explains how to manage your reputation in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand

By Oresti Patricios 25 May 2017

Trend alert: Influencer marketing campaigns have burst through the door
Trend alert: Influencer marketing campaigns have burst through the door

The high level of trust between influencer and follower makes the marketing utopia of true two-way communication and authentic consumer engagement a reality

By Nick Sarnadas, Issued by Madex 24 May 2017

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EU fines Facebook $120m over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp

19 May 2017

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