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Rise of the Instant Messengers

13 June 2016, Monday

While Instant Messaging (IM) for business is not a new concept for AAM (Always Active Mobile), the recent push by Facebook of its Messenger App for business shows just how important IM is becoming for …

Attention Marketers – South African Consumers Love Mobile!

25 April 2016, Monday

Hot off the press, the MMA SA Mobile Report launched in April 2016 provides fascinating insights into the South African consumer and their love of mobile. For the fourth year running the report, sponsored by …

mStatements deliver financial statements securely in the palm of your hand

17 March 2016, Thursday

Times are tough. Consumers and business are facing growing financial pressures, and balancing budgets is increasingly a juggling act. In uncertain times, unexpected payment delays can have a catastrophic affect on business. Making a late payment …

How USSD and Google Calendar work together to save patients from queuing for health care services

21 October 2015, Wednesday

Get Health is an AAT client that provides quality and affordable health care. One of their unique uses of mobile is a USSD channel for patient bookings that integrates into Google Calendar. We share their …

Health care: A star is born

8 September 2015, Tuesday

BY 10am the antenatal and postnatal section at Soshanguve Community Health Centre, north of Pretoria, is packed with women — some heavily pregnant, others cradling newborns or shushing toddlers. The women shuffle along a winding …

We Mobile, We Digital, WeChat

2 September 2015, Wednesday

Solving problems with the instant messenger WeChat. Solving problems is a beautiful thing. We teach our kids from an early age to “figure it out”. We salivate in anticipation at the next client meeting where …

AAT scoops 2 mobile marketing awards after a year of mobile innovation

28 August 2015, Friday

At the recent Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Smarties Awards held in Durban, Always Active Technologies (AAT) and the Independent Media Group (IMG) were honoured with two prestigious awards for their Isolezwe Asidlale USSD campaign. Hosted …

New BrandChat app uses mobile tech to give savvy marketers an advantage

27 May 2015, Wednesday

Brand managers and marketing experts know that promotions, including in-store demos and consumer competitions, can be highly effective tools to boost brand visibility, win over new customers and increase engagement with existing customers. They can …

Vodacom and City of Joburg Xenophobia USSD Service

5 May 2015, Tuesday

As a mobile technology provider to Vodacom we are really proud to have been involved in the technical development of this service. We accepted the challenge immediately (of course we would!) and a core team …

Google’s Mobile Friendly Update

29 April 2015, Wednesday

So, the 21st April has come and gone and “Mobilegeddon” has been unleashed on the digital world. A lot has been written about this update to the Google search algorithm accompanied by a lot of …