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Financial Regulators Warn Against Instant EFT

In a surprising announcement, South African financial bodies the Reserve Bank, and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, issued a warning this week that consumers should beware of "Instant EFT" payment options on Ecommerce sites, calling them fundamentally unsafe and potentially leaving users open to fraud, and without recourse. Offered by many major payment gateway providers, [...]

By | November 27th, 2020|Categories: News, Online Marketing|Tags: |

Disappearing Tweets & The Return Of Verification

Twitter made two recent announcements about changes to the platform, one of which was the launch of their new "Fleets" messaging, which allows users to send a series of short messages (text, images or video clips) that disappear after 24 hours. Fleets? Fleets give Twitter users a way of posting an Instagram Stories-like series of [...]

By | November 27th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: , , |

Understanding Google My Business Insights

Google My Business, (previously known as Google Business Listings) is a free directory-like service that allows business owners to list their business, and have it show up on Google Maps, and in local search results for searches. Over the years, the amount of real estate that's been taken up by ads and local business listings [...]

By | November 27th, 2020|Categories: Online Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: |

Facebook Removes Ad Text Limit

In a move which will no doubt be welcomed by Facebook advertisers everywhere, Facebook has removed its restrictions on text in your Facebook image ads, which was previously limited to no more than 20% of the ad image being covered by text. These text restrictions have long been a bone of contention for advertisers, often [...]

By | October 28th, 2020|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , |

Advertisers Working With Social Media To Curb Harmful Content

3 months after a major advertiser boycott which led to massive brands such as Coca-Cola, The Hershey Co., Unilever, Verizon, Honda, Birchbox, Ben & Jerry’s, The North Face, REI, and Patagonia among other groups withdrawing their advertising from Facebook in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody, the World Federation of [...]

By | October 28th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: , , |

Anti-Trust Report Hints At Tech Firm Break-Ups

After a 16 month long investigation, followed by a virtual hearing with the CEO's of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google (Alphabet), the US House Judiciary committee released a 449 page report at the beginning of this month, detailing the results of their investigation into anti-trust allegations against the companies that are commonly seen as the [...]

By | October 28th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Blended Model Expected For Future SA Office Work

With the unprecedented shift to remote working at the start of the nationwide lock-down nearly 6 months ago, many companies, and especially large corporate ones, discovered a surprising benefit to working from home. Multiple companies reported an increase in productivity that it is believed has paved the way for a "blended" future model for office [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

Facebook EU Operations In Doubt

As we all know, online privacy, the security of user data, and the use which that data is put to have become significant issues at this stage of the evolution of our digital environment. As part of efforts to address those concerns, the EU passed the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in 2018, which governed [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: , |

Online Shopping Post Covid-19

Traditionally, South Africa has lagged behind in the ecommerce trend, with brick and mortar outlets, many of them in malls, tending to perform significantly better than ecommerce options for the same retailers. World-wide, retail floorspace has been steadily declining for the last 20 years, with for example the UK losing 20% of its retail space [...]

By | September 28th, 2020|Categories: Online Marketing|Tags: |

Web Design – Accordions

Everybody is familiar with accordions on websites, those little tables (popular for FAQ's for example) where clicking on the text of the question, or the icon next to it, opens up a section of content that was previously collapsed. As we move ever further into a mobile web experience, accordions have become a crucial part [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|Categories: Web Design|Tags: , , |