#UFOSA, disrupting banks, and 2001: A Space Odyssey: 5 Memeburn articles you loved this week

It’s been a long week, close to the end of a very long year, and you’re probably completely wrecked from trying to wrap all your projects up before the end of the year. It’s understandable then that you might not have been able to spend as much time on Memeburn as you would’ve liked.

That’s cool, we’ve got your back.

Here are the five most popular stories published on Memeburn this week.

5. Is your bank really about to experience Uber-style disruption?


To the average person on the street, Uber is amazing and has done more to change the face of transportation than any vehicle manufacturer has done in decades. But to big established players in a variety of industries Uber, or at least the kind of disruption it represents, is terrifying.

Thing is, if ex-Barclay’s CEO Antony Jenkins is right, then people in the banking sector aren’t nearly scared enough. Read more…

4. When is it the best time to post to social media?


Social media has been around for sometime and the initial buzz is over. Now is the time to make sense of it all and start using it to generate serious leads or sales. Many small business owners are basically fitting all the roles in their business and sometimes it’s difficult to manage and run the digital marketing side as well. I know. I’ve been there. Read more…

3. M&C Saatchi PLC acquires independent digital player Creative Spark

Creative Spark sign

M&C Saatchi, the London-based agency network, on Friday announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Creative Spark — the five-year-old digital agency founded by Matthew Buckland.

Creative Spark today has more than 40 employees with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The agency has annual revenues of approximately R20-million. Birthed as a web development shop, Creative Spark has expanded into a full service digital agency with a specialisation in digital strategy, content marketing, social media and web, mobile and app development. Read more…

2. 10 Reasons why 2001: A Space Odyssey stands as the best Sci-Fi movie ever made

2001 A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, MGM) was filmed before man stepped on the moon (1969, Neil Armstrong), before the use of Computer-Generated Imagery (1973, Westworld), and before most Star Wars fans were even born (1977, Episode IV).

Despite intervening decades of scientific discovery, film-making advancements, and computer technology, it remains the best science fiction movie in terms of realism, prediction of future technology, mystery, and thought provocation. Read more...

1. #UFOSA sighting, crash site is an elaborate marketing campaign by FutureLife, Clover


Twitter was in a state of confusion over the past weekend in South Africa, when people started reporting UFO sightings around the country. Images and videos, along with the hashtag #UFOSA, caught what appeared to be a green light hovering over Sandton, Johannesburg as well as parts of Cape Town and Durban. Read more…



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