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Instagram adds shopping feature for US users

Instagram adds shopping feature for US users

22/03/2019 - 09:34
Facebook’s Instagram is trialling a feature that lets US users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said. read more
L’Oreal and Facebook team up for virtual make-up tests to drive online sales

L’Oreal and Facebook team up for virtual make-up tests to drive online sales

13/08/2018 - 13:11
In an age of selfies and beauty bloggers, cosmetics firms are investing heavily in online tech. read more
Facebook enhances its online shopping feature

Facebook enhances its online shopping feature

27/03/2017 - 08:51
Facebook has announced a new shopping ad format called Collection to help brands showcase their products in a more visually engaging way. read more
Instagram announces ground breaking feature for retailers

Instagram announces ground breaking feature for retailers

02/11/2016 - 11:23
Instagram has announced that it will allow retailers to post prices and product descriptions in their posts, pushing its ecommerce capabilities. read more
#TRENDING: What does it take to be a "breakthrough" brand?

#TRENDING: What does it take to be a "breakthrough" brand?

10/08/2016 - 10:15
In this 'Year of Disruption', change is also being amplified by those brands that are disrupting the market. Interbrand has packaged this new generation of brands, these "upstarts and challengers", to the established market as "breakthrough brands". read more
The growth of digital in the mass market

The growth of digital in the mass market

24/06/2016 - 16:10
The Daily Sun Facebook page recently hit the one million mark in likes, and counting. This is an amazing achievement in the five years since Daily Sun launched its Facebook page in 2011. There is now a full-time digital team which creates about 100 posts a week with about 80 000 interactions daily. Growth is steady at between 12 000 and 17 000 new fans every seven days.  read more
Facebook opens Joburg office

Facebook opens Joburg office

30/06/2015 - 08:30
Social media giant Facebook has opened its first office in Africa, in Johannesburg, to support its customers on the continent. read more
What happens to your online life when you die?

What happens to your online life when you die?

06/02/2015 - 12:06
South Africa currently has no existing legislation dealing with what happens to your data after death. read more
Facebook South Africa user numbers

Facebook South Africa user numbers

04/11/2014 - 09:21
Facebook is South Africa’s most popular social network, and is the first high-tech service platform in the country to see equal take up from men and women. read more
The world’s most valuable brands in 2014

The world’s most valuable brands in 2014

13/10/2014 - 11:45
Tech companies dominate Interbrand’s list of most valuable brands in 2014, with electronics giant, Apple, leading overall with a brand value of US$119 billion. read more
Alibaba off to strong start; gains 38% on first day of trading - USA

Alibaba off to strong start; gains 38% on first day of trading - USA

22/09/2014 - 13:37
New York – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. on Friday closed its first day of trading, on the New York Stock Exchange, with its shares up 38% from its I.P.O., closing at $93.89. read more
Facebook tests ‘buy’ button to help companies drive sales

Facebook tests ‘buy’ button to help companies drive sales

22/07/2014 - 13:41
California – Facebook is testing a new “buy” button designed to help businesses drive sales through Facebook in News Feed and on Pages.  read more
Facebook buys video ad company LiveRail

Facebook buys video ad company LiveRail

07/07/2014 - 14:50
California – Facebook has agreed to acquire LiveRail, an advertising technology company that helps companies serve better ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps. read more
Twitter boss hires new CFO

Twitter boss hires new CFO

03/07/2014 - 10:48
San Francisco - Twitter’s Dick Costolo is gutting the company’s top ranks as he seeks to build an executive dream team. read more
Facebook apologises after crash

Facebook apologises after crash

19/06/2014 - 15:53
San Francisco - Facebook’s website crashed briefly on Thursday, temporarily preventing computer and mobile phone users from reaching the site around the globe. read more
Facebook plans China sales office

Facebook plans China sales office

14/05/2014 - 11:55
San Francisco - Facebook is taking steps to open a sales office in China to work with local advertisers, according to people with knowledge of the matter, in a move that would put the social network’s employees in the country for the first time, even as its service remains censored there.  read more
Facebook, Zuckerberg to sell R41bn in shares

Facebook, Zuckerberg to sell R41bn in shares

20/12/2013 - 08:51
London - Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., is selling shares to help pay taxes, joining the company and some other shareholders in an offering worth about $3.9 billion. read more
Twitter haunted by Facebook's IPO

Twitter haunted by Facebook's IPO

08/10/2013 - 09:26
When Facebook Inc was preparing to go public last year, the telephones at Granite Investment Advisors rang off the hook as clients called about the social media’s company’s highly anticipated debut. read more
SA social media stats revealed

SA social media stats revealed

11/09/2013 - 09:50
New research has revealed the tremendous growth in active users on social networks in South Africa over the past year.  read more
Surge in growth for online mobile ads

Surge in growth for online mobile ads

11/07/2013 - 10:36
Washington - Global spending on mobile internet ads surged 82.8% to $8.9bn in 2012, an industry survey showed this week.  read more
Walmart tops Fortune 500 list

Walmart tops Fortune 500 list

07/05/2013 - 08:26
New York - Wal-Mart Stores once again leads Fortune's list of the 500 biggest US companies by revenue, as the world's biggest retailer succeeded in posting strong growth despite a challenging economy for its shoppers. read more
SA Facebook users in alarming decline

SA Facebook users in alarming decline

11/03/2013 - 08:48
Social network Facebook has continued to lose South Africa users in February, according to data from social media monitoring firm, SocialBakers. read more
Top social media platforms

Top social media platforms

04/02/2013 - 08:22
The latest report by the Global Web Index shows that Google+ has overtaken Twitter to claim the second spot behind Facebook as the most active social platform on the web. read more
US: Social media/mobile accounting for bigger chunks of retailers’ advertising/marketing budgets

US: Social media/mobile accounting for bigger chunks of retailers’ advertising/marketing budgets

04/12/2012 - 09:30
Chicago -- Social media is now essential to marketing in the retail industry, according to a recent BDO USA survey, which found that 86% of retail CMOs have included social media in their holiday marketing strategy. The executives said social media accounts for 10% of their holiday advertising and marketing budgets this year. read more
Walmart likes Facebook - and vice versa

Walmart likes Facebook - and vice versa

24/10/2012 - 09:27
New York — Some Facebook investors may be feeling a bit disgruntled, but Walmart couldn’t be happier with its experience with the social network. read more
 Facebook’s mobile gains spur growth

Facebook’s mobile gains spur growth

24/10/2012 - 07:32
San Francisco - Facebook posted a better-than-expected 32-percent jump in third-quarter revenue to $1.26-billion, as the company reignited advertising growth with the help of gains in mobile.  read more
Olmeca's social media record

Olmeca's social media record

16/10/2012 - 09:04
Olmeca Tequila has broken a Pernod Ricard social media record with assistance from leading digital agency, Hellocomputer.  read more
Southern Comfort brings brand character to Facebook

Southern Comfort brings brand character to Facebook

20/01/2012 - 13:53
Southern Comfort, the Brown Forman-owned spirits brand, has launched a Facebook campaign featuring the fictional New Orlean's music legend, 'Baron Jazz'. read more
Facebook to be installed in cars?

Facebook to be installed in cars?

11/01/2012 - 08:54
At restaurants, at movies and at the office, checking Facebook has become a regular habit for many of the Internet social network's more than 800 million users. read more
Facebook taking lead in low-income market

Facebook taking lead in low-income market

07/12/2011 - 10:09
Johannesburg - Facebook is becoming more popular than local social network MXit amongst low-income earners, according to a survey conducted by Cape Town-based research company ikapadata. read more
Heineken launches Facebook bottle design contest

Heineken launches Facebook bottle design contest

05/12/2011 - 09:00
Heineken is to use Facebook to source the design for a limited edition bottle to celebrate its 140th anniversary next year. read more
Labour market in trouble, expert warns

Labour market in trouble, expert warns

14/11/2011 - 08:09
CCMA conference on the labour market hears that urgent decisions are needed to prevent paralysis and chaos in the market read more
Busting the Myths behind Social Media

Busting the Myths behind Social Media

03/08/2011 - 11:07
Social media isn’t rocket science, but it does demand that you change the way that you think about interacting with your customers and prospects. Too many companies still approach their social media strategies in much the same way as they do other forms of traditional media.  read more
F-commerce: Heinz innovates with new ‘tryvertising’ f-store

F-commerce: Heinz innovates with new ‘tryvertising’ f-store

11/03/2011 - 00:00
It’s interesting and mildly ironic that with so many prestige brands jumping on the f-commerce (Facebook e-commerce) train that it is a grocery brand, Heinz ketchup, showing the world (in our opinion) how smart f-commerce is done. read more