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How digitalisation is changing the global job market - Is South Africa prepared? 15 July , 2019

Deseré Orrill is the chairman and co-founder of Ole! Connect, a digital media company based in South Africa.  She is currently completing an international MBA with ... Read more 4 min read

Zinzi Nokhemane chats about her role as a Business Analyst in IT 10 July , 2019

Every team member plays an essential role in helping OLE!CONNECT run smoothly, and Zinzi Nokhemane now fulfills our most recent opportunity as a Business Analyst ... Read more 2 min read

Are you ready for the media and marketing convergence? 13 June , 2019

Actionable data fuels audience-based marketing at OLE!CONNECT Cape Town, June 13th: The worlds of media and marketing are merging. As brands transform into publishers and ... Read more 3 min read

Connecting the Dots: OLE!CONNECT Amalgamates Three Digital Companies 22 May , 2019

The Ole! Media Group has relaunched its service offering as a single business entity named OLE!CONNECT. Amalgamating the cornerstone companies of the group ... Read more 2 min read

How to improve digital content marketing in 2020 21 May , 2019

As we return from an uber insightful IAB digital content workshop, we are more than a little excited to share the pearls of wisdom that will give you an ... Read more 4 min read

All the best online stores have these 10 things in common 10 December , 2018

What do you love most about your favourite online store? Some may choose the look and feel of the website, while others would credit an easy ... Read more 4 min read

Why data-driven marketing will help you thrive in 2019 07 December , 2018

Did you know that 40% of what you do every day, is not part of a decision you make, but a habit? It may seem crazy ... Read more 3 min read

De-coding Stereotypical Thinking 20 November , 2018

*Ole! Media Group working to narrow the gender gap in Media IT * It’s 2018 and global research reports that gender bias still lurks within the ... Read more 4 min read

Omni-present mobile drives omni-channel marketing 20 November , 2018

**Omni-channel strategy essential for eCommerce survival in the new mobile connected South Africa, **says Deseré Orrill, CEO of the Ole! Media Group By the end of ... Read more 5 min read

The Queen Bee at work: Have you been stung by one? 20 November , 2018

“My boss’s name was Angela. But angelic, she wasn’t. She was mean,” says Lindi, describing her first job, at a Johannesburg travel company. “She’ ... Read more 5 min read

Inclusive Design: More love, more humans 19 October , 2018

In July, HoneyKome was the proud sponsor of the monthly UX Masterclass meetup which was held at our Cape Town offices. Steve Barnett & Nicola du ... Read more 5 min read

WHY LSM is being replaced by SEM 01 October , 2018

The marketing segmentation tool, LSM, is quickly being replaced by SEM ­– and this updated tool displays exactly how disproportioned South African communities are. In the late ... Read more 4 min read

The best and worst ways technology impacts the planet 01 October , 2018

Technology is changing the human experience every day. But is it for the better, and what about the rest of the planet? We look at the ... Read more 2 min read

Signs of gender transformation in the tech space 31 August , 2018

Despite global reports that gender bias still lurks within the work place, positive appeal from women at Ole! Media proves that transformation is underway in the ... Read more 3 min read

The top 4 challenges that African Women in Tech Face 08 August , 2018

Cue James Brown lyrics as background music to this article: This is a man’s world! Pum, pum, pum! This is a man’s world! Every ... Read more 5 min read

How Deseré does it 11 July , 2018

“Don’t ask me how I manage to balance the ‘mom - wife – career’ thing. It’s a disparaging old cliché,” says Deseré Orrill, CEO of ... Read more 5 min read

“People leave people, not companies,” says new Ole! Media Group Talent Manager 29 May , 2018

Ole! Media has a brand new Group Talent Manager,Capetonian Shireen McWhite. We asked her how she found her way to a career in talent management. ... Read more 5 min read

How to market your small business 29 May , 2018

Starting a business with no marketing experience can be daunting. Watch as our General Manager, Pierre Cassuto shares key digital marketing tips to help your business ... Read more 1 min read

Moving cities for love 29 May , 2018

Nicole Smith crosses the Digital Bridge to get Face-to-Face with Mr Right HoneyKome account director Nicole Smith, for 13 years a Capetonian, is transferring to HoneyKome ... Read more 3 min read

Love in a time of dating apps 28 May , 2018

Having a tiny, but powerful computer in our pockets all day has transformed our lives –how we think, remember things, shop, socialise, and, of course, how ... Read more 3 min read

eCommerce 11 May , 2018

**Omni-channel strategy essential for eCommerce survival in the new mobile connected South Africa, **says Deseré Orrill, CEO of the Ole! Media Group and Managing Director of ... Read more 4 min read

“Go with the Flow” – Marketing Trends for 2018 that will generate value 15 January , 2018

*Cape Town, 15 January 2018 *­– Yes, it’s that time of year again where media pundits and the digital marketing cognoscenti are asked to share their ... Read more 2 min read

Leveraging digital platforms for the greater good – beyond the 12-days of Christmas 14 December , 2017

“Effective causal communications using the digital ecosystem can be powerful instruments for systemic change and brand longevity, not just in times of giving like the Festive ... ... Read more 4 min read

‘Content’ overboard 12 December , 2017

Pierre Cassuto, General Manager of HoneyKome (an Ole! Media Group company), explains why being asked for a ‘content’ strategy irks him and how companies can ‘swim’ ... ... Read more 4 min read

Interview with BusinessDay TV 06 December , 2017

In a recent interview with BusinessDay TV, our General Manager, Pierre Cassuto, discussed what a powerful tool Content can be, when it forms part of a ... ... Read more 1 min read

MobiMedia ‘jives’ with Jika TV – generating over half a million subscribers in three moths 14 November , 2017

Proving that the voracious appetite for mobile Video on Demand (VOD) content shows no sign of abating, MobiMedia, the mobile content arm of the Ole! Media ... Read more 2 min read

What is header bidding, and why should you care? 30 October , 2017

Ricardo Bilton, writing for Digiday, defines header bidding as an advanced programmatic technique where publishers offer inventory to multiple ad exchanges simultaneously, before making calls to ... Read more 1 min read

Breaking barriers, right on the money 10 October , 2017

*A Breaking News is disrupting the traditional news website space in South Africa with a pragmatic approach that shows the power of getting content right. * In ... Read more 2 min read

New appointments: Stefan Olivier joins HoneyKome as Creative Director 08 September , 2017

HoneyKome, the digital consultancy and creative arm of the Ole! Media Group, continues to attract top talent ... ... Read more 1 min read

How women are changing digital marketing 16 August , 2017

In June 2014, women’s sanitary pad maker Always released a campaign to redefine what it means to be a girl. According to Always, girls’ confidence ... ... Read more 1 min read

Vodacom appoints MobiMedia as Strategic Sales Channel Partner 15 August , 2017

MobiMedia has been appointed one of only three carefully selected Strategic Sales Channel Partners (SCPs) to handle Vodacom’s extensive mobile inventory. Mobile marketing is the ... Read more 3 min read

Stay ahead of the rest with mobile payments 28 July , 2017

Luane Swart is the mobile development team leader at MobiMedia. She’s a bit of a gamer at heart and is also passionate about furthering education ... Read more 2 min read

The Marriage of Marketing and Maths 27 July , 2017

Lauren Haworth is an account director at AddSuite, specialising in effective online and mobile advertising. She explains why skilled data analysis is becoming increasingly crucial to ... Read more 3 min read

HoneyKome promotes Sheharazaad Allie to director of operations 10 July , 2017

Digital marketing agency HoneyKome (a company in the Ole! Media Group) announced the promotion of Sheharazaad Allie ... ... Read more 1 min read

BBM, Alive and Kicking: adds Football365 to the menu 05 July , 2017

Planet Sport Publishing (part of Ole! Media) and Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, have partnered to bring football fans the latest news from Football365.  Operating ... Read more 2 min read

8 tips for writing business blog posts 23 June , 2017

Blog posts give your clients an opportunity to read need-to-know product, service or industry advice directly from you. In your post – if you get the message ... ... Read more 2 min read

Vodacom Appoints MobiMedia as Strategic Sales Channel Partner 13 April , 2017

MobiMedia has been appointed one of only three carefully selected Strategic Sales Channel Partners (SCPs) to handle Vodacom’s extensive mobile inventory. Mobile marketing is the ... Read more 3 min read

Perfection is boring 28 March , 2017

Social media in 2017 calls for a reality check, writes Desere Orrill, co-founder and Group CMO of Ole!Media Group. As digital audiences grow bored with ... ... Read more 4 min read

Why is audience profiling important? 13 March , 2017

Audience profiling enhances the relationship between advertisers and their customers by taking the guesswork out of advertising. Here’s a snapshot of what it is, and ... Read more 1 min read

The Power of One 11 January , 2017

Is your company’s response to data an F1-turn-around pit stop or a lazy Sunday afternoon cruise? Don’t get caught napping, companies need rapid response ... Read more 4 min read

Video is the new black! 29 November , 2016

“Video is the new black in marketing,” suggests Deseré Orrill, co-Founder of Ole! Media Group and Managing Director of Honeykome and Videoswarm. In today’s ‘too ... Read more 3 min read

Content is still king in a hand-held world 24 November , 2016

“Content is still king in a hand-held world” says Simon Wilkes, Head of Publishing, Planet Sport (a division of the Ole! Media Group), sees a rosy ... Read more 2 min read

MobiMedia ups the game! 21 October , 2016

Exclusive mobile gaming and video content from Cartoon Network and global game partner means never-before published games now launching in South Africa *Cape Town, 21 October ... Read more 2 min read

Where does your advertising budget really go? 23 September , 2016

“All advertising should…connect an individual person’s needs to a business that can offer that individual value.”  David Ogilvy Gone are the old days where ... Read more 2 min read

WTF is SEO? 22 September , 2016

2016 is close to its end and many marketers are still confused about what SEO actually is today among seemingly endless changes... ... Read more 3 min read

What drives App uptake and usage? 22 September , 2016

As the growth of media consumption on mobile devices continues to outpace desktop, many brands are seeking to jump into the mobile application pool as a ... Read more 2 min read

Craig Newton promoted to Chief Technology Officer at Ole! Media Group 09 September , 2016

Craig Newton has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Ole! Media Group. Craig has been with the Group for two and half years, ... Read more 2 min read

Mobile operators have the potential to become the biggest publishers in SA & Africa. Part 2 17 August , 2016

To recap from last week, in emerging markets, there is a huge pent-up and untapped demand for content, for information, for services that people want to ... Read more 2 min read

Don’t Just Talk About Your Products, Talk About Your Lifestyle 16 August , 2016

At HoneyKome, our heartbeat is digital. Digital is at the core of everything we do and always has been... ... Read more 2 min read

OLYMPIC sporting spirit – Honeykome helps Boks to viral victory 11 August , 2016

*Somewhere in Cape Town, hours before the Olympics kicked off – *Showing their support for South Africa’s Olympians, Springbok rugby players filmed a message that has ... Read more 2 min read

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