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BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

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Icasa has published second draft of End-User and Subscriber Service Charter

Icasa has published a second draft of its proposed amendments to the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter to ensure greater transparency of communication services and also to bring down the cost of communication in South Africa

2 days ago

The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut
The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut

Walter Penfold shares his insights on e-mail and SMS marketing as a taste of what's to come

By Walter Penfold 17 Nov 2017

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis

17 Nov 2017

The rise of mobile - What it means for brands
The rise of mobile - What it means for brands

James Cameron was right - in the 21st century machines would take over the world. Only it would not be six-foot-tall cyborgs, but five to 10-inch screens doing the conquering

By Nick Hodge 16 Nov 2017

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Top seven lessons to help you maximise the African app-ortunity

We love mobile and have been fortunate enough to work on the initial versions of many of South Africa's leading apps over the last seven years

By Lynette Hundermark 15 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities
#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities

Konnect Africa brings Wi-Fi to rural African communities. Company unveils SmartWIFI service offering at AfricaCom 2017

13 Nov 2017

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector
Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues

10 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material
Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers

10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day two highlights
#AfricaCom: Day two highlights

Day two of AfricaCom saw more excellent keynote speakers, panel discussions, think tanks, big announcements, and thought-provoking presentations. It was also the day that the AfricaCom Awards winners were announced

9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

You definitely haven't seen this video before...
You definitely haven't seen this video before...

Not satisfied with releasing a "me too" video product, location-based mobile network Vicinity Media has worked hard to release a truly first-to-market location-focused video solution

Issued by Vicinity Media 8 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes
#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes

Vodacom recently launched its summer rewards promotion, 'Shake Every Day'. Prior to the official launch, the campaign had already encountered 14 million customer interactions

By Jessica Tennant 8 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

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Ericsson releases MEA Mobility Report 2017 at AfricaCom

Ericsson yesterday, 7 November 2017, in a briefing at AfricaCom 2017 released its Ericsson Middle East and Africa Mobility Report 2017, which predicts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47%

8 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?
#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?

AfricaCom speaker Russell Southwood talks us through what it entails being an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world and how we can go about getting the most out of our content

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Nov 2017

Havas Boondoggle scoops gold, silver and the Best in Show at the 2017 MMA Smarties
Havas Boondoggle scoops gold, silver and the Best in Show at the 2017 MMA Smarties

Havas's service design agency, Havas Boondoggle, walked away with five awards at the MMA Smarties: three gold, one silver and the Best in Show Award at the MMA Smarties 2017 Awards

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 6 Nov 2017

Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black
Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black

Cell C has announced the launch of a "revolutionary entertainment offering", named Black, which allows consumers to rent, buy or subscribe to movies and series on up to five devices

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Nov 2017

WhatsApp down in SA, many other countries
WhatsApp down in SA, many other countries

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has evidently ceased working in South Africa, as well as a couple of other countries around the globe. Twitter is flooded with #WhatsAppDown tweets - some extremely serious, others quite hysterical [Article updated]

3 Nov 2017

The Liquorice team with Enver Groenewald from Unilever.
#MMASASmarties17: Sexy, practical and successful

Who says sex does not sell? Havas Boondoggle believes it does, but only if you do your research, understand your market and create an award-winning campaign around that

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Nov 2017

WhatsApp rolls out 'delete for everyone' message feature
WhatsApp rolls out 'delete for everyone' message feature

Messaging apps like WhatsApp have revolutionised the way we communicate with friends, family, and even business contacts, clients, and colleagues. The downfall though is that once a message is sent, it's sent. No cancelling. No retrieving. No escaping potential embarrassment or a bruised reputation. Until now

3 Nov 2017

The Liquorice 'unicorns' on the #MMASAsmarties17 winner podium. Image ©
ALL THE MMA SA SMARTIES 2017 WINNERS!

The Mobile Marketing Association South Africa (MMA SA) celebrated creativity, innovation and talent across mobile marketing at the MMA SA Smarties Awards 2017 earlier tonight

2 Nov 2017

MMA SA Forum speaker line-up
MMA SA Forum speaker line-up

The Mobile Marketing Association SA has announced the full agenda for the MMA SA Forumtaking place on Thursday, 2 November

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 1 Nov 2017

Checking in - Your personal invitation to MMA SA Forum - 100% Mobile
Checking in - Your personal invitation to MMA SA Forum - 100% Mobile

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) SA Forum will be taking place on Thursday, 2 November

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 30 Oct 2017

The podcast revolution is here!
The podcast revolution is here!

Finally, the podcast revolution has reached South African shores! It's been a slow start, and a long wait for downloads to pick up, but the tide is turning

By Jason Acar 26 Oct 2017

MMA EMEA Smarties 2017 winners announced
MMA EMEA Smarties 2017 winners announced

The annual Mobile Marketing Awards for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Smarties Awards gala ceremony was held on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey

26 Oct 2017

Kagiso Media's SoundBar app delivers more choice
Kagiso Media's SoundBar app delivers more choice

Kagiso Media's recently launched app SoundBar has 12 internet radio stations and is 10 times cheaper to listen to

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Oct 2017

MMA announces first batch of speakers for Forum
MMA announces first batch of speakers for Forum

MMA SA Forum will host Standard Bank and TymeDigital's Luisa Mazinter as speakers, and offer an opportunity to join the conversation of the "Judges Panel", with more speakers to be announced soon

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 23 Oct 2017

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner

13 Oct 2017

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