Digify is an innovative training journey developed by Livity Africa, with support from Google and IAB SA, aiming to create the next generation of job-ready digital upstarts. In the past two months our first crew, based in Joburg, have heard from the great and the good in the digital industry.
Check out some of the coolest people in digital in ZA….
MJ Khan from Quirk. Quirk is a marketing agency born digital. An agency where a culture of learning, innovation and curiosity allows some of the best and brightest minds in the business to push the boundaries of creativity and technology. They have a great blog and sign up to their regular newsletter which has lots of digital tips.
Advertising is a young person’s game. Nobody wants an epitaph: “He doubled his client’s share of the wet cat food category.” – @blairenns
— Heidi Custers (@SnowgooseSA) June 27, 2014
Heidi (Snowgoose) Schneigansz from 42Engines which is a seed fund and accelerator programme for marketing technology, ecommerce, mobile and Software as a Service startups.
Our Digify partner have been running weekly workshops for the Digify crew and we have heard from experts including Matthew Shaw and Irvin Montshiwa. Google has profiles on all the major social media platforms, but we like their Google + profiles.
Digital agency Native are doing some awesome things in South Africa including digitally rocking the daisies… We were lucky enough to hear from Native innovators Leon Rivers and Amanda Sevatsi.
Retroviral specialises in creating online word of mouth for brands. We heard from their founder Mike Sharman.
Net#work BBDO is the only South African advertising agency to ever have won 3 Cannes Lion Grand’s Prix. Check out their latest Chicken Licken advert. We got to meet their head of digital David Anthony Alves.