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The Lion King brought to life using AR
The Lion King brought to life using ARArticle

From store window displays, through to prints on a number of different garments, Ackermans shoppers will get to see fully-animated 3D scenes of their favourite characters coming to life in the real world...

16 hours ago

Lego's AR-themed Hidden Side set coming to SA stores
Lego's AR-themed Hidden Side set coming to SA storesArticle

Lego Hidden Side, an augmented reality-enhanced play theme where players must turn a haunted world back to normal one ghost (and one brick) at a time, will be available locally from August.

1 day ago

TopShot.Africa 3D flying system a first for South Africa and brings viewers closer to the action
TopShot.Africa 3D flying system a first for South Africa and brings viewers closer to the actionArticle

To get the perfect shot - film directors demand more and make it their business to push the cinematic medium beyond what was previously possible...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 12 Jul 2019

Stay ahead of emerging cyber threats
Stay ahead of emerging cyber threatsArticle

Over the past couple of decades, changes in the threat landscape have driven changes in how we design, implement and manage security...

Doros Hadjizenonos 8 Jul 2019

3 trends in retailtainment
3 trends in retailtainmentArticle

'Retailtainment' is described as the use of "ambiance, emotion, sound and activity to get customers interested in the product and in a mood to buy"...

Eben Esterhuizen 2 Jul 2019

Ralf Heuel, CCO and partner at Grabarz & Partner, Hamburg and the Loeries 2019 OOH, Live Communications, and PR & Media Communications jury president.
#Loeries2019: "Relevance, resonance and emotions - the hardest brand currency to master" - Ralf HeuelArticle

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is Ralf Heuel...

Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2019

The six #CannesLions2019 Reach Lions Grand Prix winners...
#CannesLions2019: Reach Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on Wednesday, 19 June, with the 2019 Creative Data, Creative Strategy, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

19 Jun 2019

Lights, camera and mind-bending action
Lights, camera and mind-bending actionArticle

How visual effects have transformed cinematography...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 11 Jun 2019

Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd
Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowdArticle

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

7 Jun 2019

Burger King brings new kids campaign to life with augmented reality
Burger King brings new kids campaign to life with augmented realityArticle

Burger King launches new BK Gone Wild collectable cards brought to life through AR...

Issued by Burger King 6 Jun 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 3
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 3Article

The Augmented World Expo recently took place in Silicon Valley, USA. Here, Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 3...

Johan Walters 3 Jun 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2Article

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 2...

Johan Walters 31 May 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1Article

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 1...

Johan Walters 30 May 2019

#AWE2019: What to expect from Augmented World Expo USA
#AWE2019: What to expect from Augmented World Expo USAArticle

With the Augmented World Expo USA starting 29 May 2019, Johan Walters is on the ground in San Francisco. Here's what he's looking forward to from three days filled with AR, VR and everything in between...

Johan Walters 29 May 2019

#AWE2019: Stay up to date with Zappar!
#AWE2019: Stay up to date with Zappar!Article

Bizcommunity is bringing you the first AR-enabled article series directly from AWE (Augmented World Expo), the world's biggest AR/VR Conference, taking place in Silicon Valley from the 29-31 May 2019...

28 May 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Supporting digital entrepreneurs in NigeriaArticle

Facebook celebrates one year of NG_Hub, its flagship hub space in the heart of Yaba, in partnership with CcHub...

23 May 2019

The tech behind the new Pick n Pay Super Cards
The tech behind the new Pick n Pay Super CardsArticle

Retail giant Pick n Pay this week launched its latest set of collectable Super Cards...

23 May 2019

Friends of Design Game students bring Iziko Museum exhibit to life
Friends of Design Game students bring Iziko Museum exhibit to lifeArticle

Simulating realistic professional projects for their students is a core part of the Friends of Design Academy of Digital Arts' approach to creative education. When it comes to their Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment Department, however, the Academy is simulating far more than just a real-world client experience.

Issued by Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts 17 May 2019

Using tech for visual storytelling is a powerful learning tool
Using tech for visual storytelling is a powerful learning toolArticle

Visual storytelling is fundamental to the human experience, and one of our oldest forms of expression...

Glenn Gillis 17 May 2019

5 technologies transforming the online ticketing business
5 technologies transforming the online ticketing businessArticle

As a sub-industry of online retail, ticketing and event management are being shaped to engage consumers in unprecedented ways...

James Tagg 16 May 2019

The road to 5G and challenges ahead
The road to 5G and challenges aheadArticle

The introduction of 5G will have a considerable impact on the Middle East and Africa economy...

16 May 2019

Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisis
Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisisArticle

The City of Cape Town calls for innovative and smart ideas that will help to mitigate the current energy crisis...

9 May 2019

Screen grab from ADC 98th Annual Awards' Black Cube for Best of Show winner, “The Truth Is Worth It,” on behalf of The New York Times, awarded to Final Cut New York and Furlined Santa Monica with Droga5 New York.
#OneShow2019: All the ADC 2019 winners!Article

The colours of the 711 winners of the 98th global ADC Annual Awards were revealed on the first evening of the One Club for Creativity's Creative Week, held on 6 May 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York, with a Merit Award coming home to SA, for Grid Worldwide's #HopeJoanna...

6 May 2019

Technology and the property market: Here's how it affects buyers and sellers
Technology and the property market: Here's how it affects buyers and sellersArticle

We're all familiar with the major technological "disruptors" of the past decade - think Uber, Netflix and Airbnb, to name just a few. It's comes as no surprise then that technology is slowly but surely changing the face of the property market too...

Bruce Swain 3 May 2019

Dr Lohyd Terrier, Associate Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)
VR in Education: the new age of learningArticle

In the wake of what might be the pinnacle of learning from experience, behold: Experiential Training is coming and here stay...

Dr Lohyd Terrier 2 May 2019

Image via : A woman is reflected next to a poster outside a community hall hosting a night vigil for kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, on January 18, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Community members, friends, family and colleagues of photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed held a night vigil at the Lenasia South Civic Centre. Mohamed was abducted in Syria on 10 January while working with the aid mission Gift of the Givers. (Photo by Gallo Images / Dino Lloyd)
South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, kidnapped in January 2017, is shown alive in new videoArticle

A video sent to the NGO Gift of the Givers shows South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, abducted in Syria in early 2017, to be alive. In the video, dated 13 April, Mohamed said he fears for his life and begs for help from a number of people and organisations...

Jonah Dylan 2 May 2019

Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die
Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or dieArticle

Innovative phygital business models, where bricks and mortar and digital seamlessly integrate, are popping up across the globe. But the best phygital experiences still remain aligned with old-school sales strategies...

Eben Esterhuizen 30 Apr 2019

Arun Babu, digital and technology leader, Deloitte Consulting Africa
Forecasting in an age of digital disruptionArticle

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future," Nobel prize winner Niels Bohr famously said. He was talking about his chosen field, physics, but as any CFO will tell you, the sentiment applies just as aptly to the world of finance...

Arun Babu 26 Apr 2019

8 supply chain technology trends to watch
8 supply chain technology trends to watchArticle

With supply chains becoming increasingly globalised and more complex, organisations should know all parties in their supply chain network and trust them...

25 Apr 2019

5 things you need to know before building an educational game
5 things you need to know before building an educational gameArticle

When it comes to addressing the serious challenges faced by the South African education system, there are any number of players trying to come up with viable solutions. One option which seems attractive, is building educational games...

Jade Mathieson 23 Apr 2019

XR set to change the way we experience the world
XR set to change the way we experience the worldArticle

With previous years being dominated by IoT, big data and, more recently, AI, extended reality (XR) is predicted to own the following 12 months...

23 Apr 2019

Up, close and very personalised
Up, close and very personalisedArticle

The shift to a more individualised society that values experiences more than goods has resulted in a strong drive towards personalisation...

Refilwe Maluleke 18 Apr 2019

Digital trends that can help change the game for small South African businesses
Digital trends that can help change the game for small South African businessesArticle

Since optimising their websites for mobile devices a few years back, many South African companies have mostly made small and superficial changes to their digital presence...

Stefano Maruzzi 16 Apr 2019

The future of app development is multi-experience
The future of app development is multi-experienceArticle

Mobile apps are projected to have the most impact on business success by 2020...

5 Apr 2019

One SA finalist for One Club's ADC
One SA finalist for One Club's ADCArticle

The New York Times Magazine and McCann New York lead the way with 20 finalists' entries each in the global ADC 98th Annual Awards with Grid Worldwide/Johannesburg the only finalist from South Africa, as announced by The One Club for Creativity...

5 Apr 2019

Understanding SA's 5G reality
Understanding SA's 5G realityArticle

Over the past year, it has become difficult to ignore the increasing hype and media noise around 5G...

Colin Thornton 4 Apr 2019

How AR and VR will transform the retail experience
How AR and VR will transform the retail experienceArticle

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have the potential to shake up the customer experience by individualising retailers' offers and enabling customers to visualise products in different settings. By 2020, 100 million consumers will shop in AR online and in-store, according to Gartner...

Fundisiwe Maseko 4 Apr 2019

10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019
10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019Article

Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019...

2 Apr 2019

Finalists announced for 2019 New York Festivals AME Awards
Finalists announced for 2019 New York Festivals AME AwardsArticle

New York Festivals AME Awards has announced the finalists for the 2019 competition...

22 Mar 2019

Sky Digital is here and there are no limits
Sky Digital is here and there are no limitsArticle

Born of mobile and digital marketing stalwart IMDM, Sky Digital is the sleek, youthful and future-thinking agency that speaks to your company as a unique entity...

Issued by Sky Digital 11 Mar 2019

Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences
Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiencesArticle

We need to change our preconceptions about what virtual reality is. Let's not limit VR experiences to recreations of the real world, instead let's open our minds to history, mythology and fresh perspectives from real people...

Erik Malcolm Champion 5 Mar 2019

IAB announces finalists for 2019 Bookmarks
IAB announces finalists for 2019 BookmarksArticle

The IAB has announced its finalists for the 11th Annual Bookmark Awards that will be held at The Forum, Bryanston on 28 March 2019...

Issued by IAB South Africa 1 Mar 2019

Retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019
Retail marketing and point of purchase trends for 2019Article

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.'s company thought leaders are peeking into their crystal balls to predict what the coming 365 days have in store for the retail and point-of-purchase industries...

Leo Van De Polder 28 Feb 2019

Hoorah Digital acquires SA advertising heavyweight Simon Spreckley's Ritual Studio
Hoorah Digital acquires SA advertising heavyweight Simon Spreckley's Ritual StudioArticle

Digital consultancy Hoorah Digital has acquired creative storytelling agency Ritual Studio, the agency founded by renowned creative and former Hellocomputer Executive Creator Director (ECD) Simon Spreckley...

Issued by Irvine Partners 25 Feb 2019

L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI
L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AIArticle

French beauty giant L'Oréal has launched a digital skin diagnostic based on people's selfies...

21 Feb 2019

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to knowArticle

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

20 Feb 2019

Pop culture's influence on internal communication is impactful. A win!
Pop culture's influence on internal communication is impactful. A win!Article

It's no secret that we operate in an open-minded interconnected society that is comprised of engaged, aware and conscious employees. However, in order for internal communication to be effective, we must constantly find new ways of delivering engaging experiences...

Lukhanyo Mpumela-Kwaza 14 Feb 2019

Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SA
Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SAArticle

Around the world there is a growing rejection of purely efficiency-based office environments...

Isla Galloway-Gaul 13 Feb 2019

That magic media potion called innovation
That magic media potion called innovationArticle

In the move to automation and commoditisation of media, creativity and innovation are often lost along the way. It's not cost effective! How do we measure it? How much work is that? Will I have to do it? Very often it's rolled out and spoken about when times are getting tough?-?"...we need to innovate!"...

Quinton Jones 4 Feb 2019

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