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AI won’t lead to better consumer engagement but machine learning will...


Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 by Jarred Mailer-Lyons in Technology
Jarred Mailer-Lyons, Head of Digital at The MediaShop Science fiction movies and novels did an amazing job of creating and dramatizing encounters with Artificial Intelligence - but did it prepare us for the real world of AI? Unfortunately not… Most…

Behind the Walled Gardens


Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2019 by Andrew Dabbs in Technology
Andrew Dabbs, Digital Media Strategist at The MediaShop Over the Easter period, I was fortunate enough to travel and see my 95 year old granny in the beautiful county of Sussex. Only there for a short stay and sticking to…

The Rise Of eGaming


Published on Monday, 25 March 2019 by Prince Ndlovu in Technology
Prince Ndlovu, Media Strategist at The MediaShop eGaming has been a massive sports and leisure pastime around the world, even creating instant millionaires and businesses in the process. All this has been driven by easy access to the internet. Tournaments…

Print is dying and Radio is next!


Published on Tuesday, 04 December 2018 by Marino Sigalas in Technology
Print is dying and Radio is next! Now that was dramatic! OK, maybe I should change the header to “Radio as we know it is dying” says Marino Sigalas from The MediaShop. That’s because just like when the internet crawled…

Looking up towards 2019…


Published on Monday, 26 November 2018 by Gareth Grant in Technology
Gareth Grant, Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop says that we’re looking at our smartphones every 12 minutes, but is it making us smarter? In today’s hyper connected ‘smart’ world, we find ourselves operating at an increasing and ever demanding…

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…
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