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February 21, 2011

Next Digital Cowboys!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sean @ 10:45 am

The next digital cowboys will be on TUESDAY 01 March, I know you’re all used to it being on a Wednesday but due to Sean’s busy travel schedule, we’ve made an exception so that he doesn’t miss out.

See you all at Cafe’ Chic and don’t be afraid to bring a friend/colleague along.

For enquiries, call Wayne Wilson on 021 467 8900

NEWS FLASH: James Robertson from Effective Measure is unfortunately no longer available to present at DC but the good news is Sean Riley is going to update everyone on Ad Dynamo’s progress on world domination!


October 22, 2010 launches

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Sean @ 7:59 am

The beta concept of our last digital cowboys has launched! Check out

October 14, 2010

Last night a big success!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Sean @ 9:24 am

Last nights’ crowd sourcing event was a big hit.  With around 80 people attending, the managed to successfully involve the Digital Cowboys regulars, MMA members, and a big audience from Silicon Cape.  Everyone was very sharing with their ideas & in the end we selected Will Gubb’s idea, which offered a solution to Cape Town’s local problem with the Greenpoint Stadium.  Jarrod Molko of introduced the crowd sourcing concept they are developing and set the tone for the crowd sourcing event.  Katherine (my infamous co-founder of Digital Cowboys) also raised our awareness of a charity event that Habari is hosting on 21 October (details below).

The winning concept

Develop a website that will enable the public to vote for their favourite music artists, and based on ranking, and populist demand, actually try to stage a concert at the Greenpoint Stadium off the back of this.  Enhancing the idea further, we are going to develop  the site to allow any location to vote for musicians they would like to see.  Keep coming back to track the development of the website and mobile site for this concept.  We’ve managed to secure the domain name which I think is fabulous.

If anyone knows who we can reach with regards to the management of the stadium, please contact me.


The other concepts

There were also some other great ideas, here they are:

  • Booking Portal to bring together sports events organisers to use a single portal for runners and cyclists to book through a single interface. (Allan Boyle)
  • Coupons – mobi site where you can grab vouchers to buy products (Alfred Schmidt)
  • Event based social network – web&mobile – users looking to see what events are happening on any given day. Profile is customisable, link in with facebook, etc. Rewards systems from club owners, members can win free drinks, etc. (Bradley Elliot)
  • SMS competition subscription. User can select their product preferences and choose to receive advertising based on their preference. – See Frog’s luck (Brandon Golding)
  • Tell stories about the struggle against the odds in africa, people can post their experiences about how they rised from rags (Bruce Wade by proxy)
  • Social Poking – Extra marital affairs. Find other married people to poke, good bars to visit (Claire Mack)
  • Social network that brings together sporting clubs and events, mountain biking, football, squash. Brings together extra-mural activities. (Greg Mason)
  • Groupon – Getting your community to do the crowdsourcing ideas for you and you approach the retailers on their behalf. Aggregating groupons (Jarrod Molko)
  • CRM, lead gen’s are broken. Buyer can generate custom RFP matcing buying needs. Look at a house, bump phones with somone and store my buying interest, 3 bedroom tamboerskloof. I can change my buying preference according to my constant preference. (Johan Botha)
  • Internet dating site – people can plan their perfect date, rate the restaurants and places visited during the date (Julia Hellman)
  • Upnext – map of city, zoom in, granular detail of restaurants, pubs,etc. rated by other users that have visited those clubs, etc. Map interface – integrated with systems that rate restaurants, etc. Yelp, FourSquared. (Justin Hartman)
  • Dating sites suck – introduce a system where you can rank people, other users rank each other and other people can rate you. (Robert Four)
  • Fundraising site – Help or anything similar. A place to list your fundraising activity raise funding. Administration, funding and marketing can be done to that site without having to develop their own we page. 10 charities – 200 members can pledge online, each person can pledge R10 (Will Gubb)





October 2, 2010

Crowdsourcing @ Digital Cowboys this 13 Oct

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Sean @ 4:26 pm

Buzz City & the MMA are joining us at this event which will be a first ever.

Join us, co create a web and mobile site, and be a named inventor and co founder.  Of course, this will all happen with the traditional beer & wine in hand to feed the creative process!

Crowdsourced Conceptualization

GOAL: Conceptualize & develop a web and mobile site with high traffic opportunity.

HOW: Everyone at the next Digital Cowboys will get 60 seconds to voice their concept. The concept that wins the vote of the crowd will be further refined, and over the period of 30 days, we will launch the web and mobile sites, in time for the next Digital Cowboys.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE RESULTING SITE? Everyone who attended Digital Cowboys will receive a credit as a co-creator and founder. All proceeds generated from the sites will pay for drinks in the future.

WHEN? 13 October 2010, 4-7 pm

WHERE? Cafe Chic , Cape Town

This is a special event, and offers everyone the opportunity to participate in the process of conceptualization and creation of a web and mobile offering. Learn from each other, air your views, and watch our baby grow.

Everyone welcome.

Sean & Katherine

August 25, 2010

Digital Cowboys today!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sean @ 6:17 am

Yes, 25 August 2010 at Cafe’ Chic.  See you all there!

Sean & Katherine

May 20, 2010

26 May

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Sean @ 2:24 pm

OK, we have a great speaker lined up for 28 May at the usual venue, Cafe’ Chic.

Greg Mason of Encierro will intro his company to us.

When & Where?

26 May 2010, 4pm

Cafe’ Chic

About Encierro

Encierro Digital Marketing is a digital sales house specialising on online advertising for small, local websites.  Ecierro offers advertisers highly customised advertising opportunities on very niche portals while offering small publishers a feasible model to implement advertising on their site.

April 6, 2010

Next Digital Cowboys

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Sean Riley @ 2:56 pm

The next digital cowboys will be on 28 April 2010 at Cafe’ Chic. Make sure you get to the the industry get together for anyone associated with online marketing.

See you all there.
For enquiries, call Sean Riley on 021 467 8900

April 1, 2010

PayPal is here!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Sean Riley @ 6:55 am

Thanks for everyone who made it to Digital Cowboys last night.  The turnout was great!

Chris Savides from FNB ran us through the PayPal offering, and answered our questions fully.  PayPal is here guys! This is very exciting & will be a huge boost to local business trying to compete internationally.

PayPal in South Africa

Here’s a quick summary of what was covered:

How it works

PayPal will not currently support mechants in receiving Rand based payments, but I don’t think any of us are after that.  PayPal lets you receive payments as a merchant globally, in 17 international currencies.  All your received payments accue to your account in US Dollars.  In order to be Reserve Bank compliant, the merchat must convert their USD receipts into Rands within a 30 day period.

Getting Started

If you already have a South African account registered with PayPal that you have used for making payments in the past, you can go ahead & link this to an FNB account.  Once you logon to FNB online banking you’ll see ‘PayPal Services’ in the left hand menu when you are in the Account option.  Click on this & then link your PayPal profile to your FNB account.

Katherine McChesney of Habari Media updated us all on next weeks Habari Symposium – the not to be missed digital advertising seminar of the year.

The next Digital Cowboys event is scheduled for 28 April @4pm at Cafe’ Chic.

Sean Riley

March 2, 2010

Next event: 31 March 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Sean Riley @ 4:34 am

The last Digital Cowboys was great.  Thanks to everyone for joining us.

The next event is at 4pm on 31 March 2010 & we’ll host a mystery guest.

February 20, 2010

Digital Cowboys Event: 24 Feb 2010

This Wednesday on 24 February at 2010 we’ll be holding the next digital cowboys at Cafe’ Chic.  Everybody is welcome.

Though Habari Media & Ad Dynamo pick up the drinks, this event it open to everyone in digital advertising and those wanting to find out more.  Come along, network, have a beer, and get to know everyone in the industry.

I plan on hijacking the event for 10 minutes to update everyone on Ad Dynamo’s recent progress, which includes: International expansion, Silverlight ad streaming, CPM live bidding market about to launch, mobile advertising, & more.
See you all there!

Sean Riley

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