This Week in Digital: 7 August 2015

Welcome to your weekly round-up of the digital and tech developments of the week that we deem to be newsworthy. That’s not to say items not mentioned weren’t important, but for us, your time is – so we like to keep this short, simple, and to the point.

Harnessing your digital platforms to retain key talent

Employers across the board are clear on the need to use their digital platforms to access and engage with customers, as well as potential employees. What is less clearly understood is the need to use those same platforms, give or take a few, to interact with present employees, driving company culture, loyalty and communication.

Spotlight On… Suzelle DIY

The master of all DIY, with a head for selling her brand perfectly, Suzelle DIY is one lady with a lot of influence!

Game Achieves Social Goal to Put Customers First

We are pleased to announce on behalf of our client, that Game Stores SA Facebook page got top marks when it came to Page Management and Response Rate, according to HaveYouHeard, who just released their latest statistics on the 200 top performing South African brands on Facebook in the first four months of 2015.

Spotlight On… Dusty Richardson aka Dusty Rich

Before we go here, allow us to state a quick disclaimer at the start of this particular #DigitLabSpotlight.

This Week in Digital: 24 July 2015

First, allow us to acknowledge and swiftly move past the fact that there was no This Week in Digital last week. What this does mean for this week though is an abundance of news to sink our teeth into…come dine with us.

Spotlight On… Seth Rotherham

This week our spotlight is on the founder of the not-so-little media platform,, Seth Rotherham.

Charities: You Need to Tell Your Story

In honour of Mandela Day, DigitLab took to heart the philosophy of give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for the rest of his life. We wanted to use our knowledge and skills to empower others to take control of their own story and ability to reach the audience they needed to in a sustainable way.

Spotlight On… Tyrone Ping

You may have met this content creator in his travels all over South Africa…and if you haven’t seen met him in his real life adventures, you’ve probably joined him on some digital ones through his Instagram account (@robotfaced).

This Week in Digital: 10 July 2015

What happened this week? Well, things got a little weird. Former good guy – now creepy uncle type – Bill Cosby dominated the Twitter conversation, trending all week, and incarcerated members of society decided to see what all the fuss was about social media.

The Cannes Lion Festival applauds Google Cardboard

Every year in June the pretty French Riviera town of Cannes is home to one of the world’s biggest creative celebrations, a week-long festival that celebrates the best innovative endeavours of the previous 12 months – those that have helped to drive business and/or positive change in their respective industries.

Spotlight On…Marco Gollino

This week we’re turning our spotlight onto the man behind Durban exploration site, 5 Star Durban, as well as Managing Director of Sassy Publishing, Marco Gollino. Don’t let his name confuse you, this guy is a born and bred Durbanite – and it was his love for his hometown that sparked the idea to start a site that not only celebrates Durban, but also helps others explore the city more effectively.

We put a Monocle on the Durban July

The team at DigitLab has been developing its own data monitoring and reporting tool called Monocle,and we decided that the Vodacom Durban July was the perfect opportunity to let it join the race.

This Week in Digital: 3 July 2015

It’s been a big week in the digital world, as well as out of it. You may have noticed that the American Supreme Court passed a judgement that caused a colourfully rainbow ripple effect, a certain Twitter QnA went hilariously wrong, and so much more happened behind the scenes (as they always do).