With 8Bit, bloggers unite for scale, ad spend

by Herman Manson (@marklives) An innovative sales network is emerging to ensure the sustainability of South Africa’s smaller independent publishers and bloggers. 8Bit, started by Tom Kennedy and Richard Hutch, combines the inventory of a number of popular blogs and indy websites in a bid to grab a bigger piece of the online advertising pie.

Coca-Cola Company responds to MyCoke.co.za closure

MarkLives.com contacted and received the following statement from Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, Public Affairs and Communications Director for Coca-Cola South Africa, regarding the closure of popular MY Coke Fest blog MyCoke.co.za. The blog was set up South African blogger Jason Bagley who announced the blogs closure earlier this week following legal action taken by The Coca-Cola Company.

The Top 10 must have tools every African blogger needs to have

There are certain must have tools every African blogger needs in his or her arsenal to optimise their blogs, ensure a happy reading experience for users and to gain useful insights into their readership and community. Here is Mark’s alphabetically ordered list of the ten local and international blogging tools we would not want to live without.

New network links up top creative and business change blogs

Mark is very excited to be part of the newly launched Create Again Blog Network (CAB for short). The aim of the network is to link together quality content blogs covering design, advertising, social media and business change Africa-wide.

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