Ad of the Week: Sanlam’s WhatsApp soapie is a first for SA

by Oresti Patricios. South Africans love soap operas and WhatsApp. King James has traded on these two insights for a campaign for Sanlam.

WeChat South Africa wants your brand

by Herman Manson (@marklives) WeChat, a social media and messaging app backed locally by media giant Naspers, entered the South African market in 2013. WeChat South Africa MD Brett Loubser says the local business spent its first year focused on brand building and gaining traction with new users.

Tech Law: Is WHATSAPP violating your privacy rights?

by Paul Jacobson (@pauljacobson) he popular mobile and multi-platform messaging service, WhatsApp, was investigated recently by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Dutch Data Protection Authority for apparent violations of Canadian and Dutch privacy laws. The investigation found a number of violations and the Canadian Privacy Commissioner released an update on 28 January 2013 reporting back on the violations which have since been addressed and those which remain unresolved.

Angry Birds and the battle for consumer hearts

Most of the 67 000 delegates to the recently held Mobile World Congress in Barcelona were there to make business decisions about their future investments in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices and applications.

Nokia re-invented in South Africa

Nokia have embarked on the road to restoring the brand’s image in South Africa. Gerard Brandjes, Nokia General Manager for East and Southern Africa, discusses the challenges with ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

Knott-Craig Jr on the future of Mxit

Last week MXit was bought out by Alan Knott-Craig Jr’s World of Avatar – at a time when it faces its greatest challenges. He talks frankly about competing with BBM and WhatsApp – and more – with ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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