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On Comic Con, YouTubers and the business of gaming


Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 by Jarred Mailer-Lyons in Technology
Jarred Mailer-Lyons Digital Media Strategist at The MediaShop investigates how 8 million gaming South Africans spend their time. I recently attended the Business of Gaming Forum (BOGF) in association with Comic Con South Africa, which hosted over 40,000 fans of…

Evolution of a Goldfish


Published on Thursday, 25 October 2018 by Sean Sullivan in Technology
Sean Sullivan - Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop. Attention spans are not shrinking, rather they are evolving to be more selective, according to new research. If someone invited you to watch a day-long movie you’d probably be pretty quick…

THE GENERATION GAP – WHO IS WHO?


Published on Monday, 22 October 2018 by Belinda Kayton in Technology
Belinda Kayton, Media Strategist at The MediaShop looks at the differences between Xers and Millennials and highlights quite a few differences I often get asked “Who is Gen X?” and “What is the difference between a Millennial and a Gen…

Ad crooks: the ongoing problem in digital advertising


Published on Thursday, 11 October 2018 by Mercia Lampen in Technology
Mercia Lampen, Digital Media Strategist, The MediaShop Online advertising fraud is a huge problem globally in the digital industry, with cyber criminals stealing $3 - $5 million per day from advertisers. This issue was raised in 2004 by Google’s CFO,…
Margie Knap, Media Strategist, The MediaShop My career in media started somewhere in the 80’s. Needless to say, what we do today in media and what we did ‘back in the day’ is poles apart, mostly due to media choices…

Blurred Media Lines


Published on Thursday, 27 September 2018 by Victor Koaho in Technology
By Victor Koaho, Business Unit Manager, The MediaShop I remember growing up on the dusty streets of the Vaal as a radio addict who used to love listening to Radio Bop. Radio Bop had some of the coolest voices on…

Goodbye consumers, Hello AI!


Published on Friday, 21 September 2018 by Sandra Burger in Technology
The job of branded goods and companies is about to get much harder, says Sandra Burger, Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop Smart assistants or rather AI (Artificial Intelligence), much like butlers or assistants of an era gone by, will…

Does big data make us understand less?


Published on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 by Isla Prentis in Technology
Isla Prentis, Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop says that Big Data was pegged as a trend at the beginning of this year. For the sixth year in row. Something’s wrong with this picture. “Understanding is deeper than knowledge. There…
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