The Thinking Mobile Conference (August 20, 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa): special offer for mobiThinking readers

With the FIFA World Cup coming to South Africa in 2009, there’s no better time for brands to go mobile. Read this Essential guide to World Cup to learn about the excellent opportunities this event offers to mobile marketers.

South African marketers should take a look at the Thinking Mobile conference in Johannesburg (August 20, 2009). Check out the great line-up on the mobile site at – we love it when mobile events practice what they preach, and this site receives a respectable 4/5 on (There’s also a PC Web site).

mobiThinking readers receive a 10 percent discount for this event, by entering “mobiThinking” into the discount code box on the registration form.

The excellent line-up includes:

  • Kim Dushinski, president of Mobile Marketing Profits and the author of the best-selling book, The Mobile Marketing Handbook
  • Sean Pashley, managing director, Starfish Mobile, who wrote the The insider’s guide to mobile Web marketing in South Africa
  • Angus Robinson, chief executive officer, Brandsh Media, and one of the contributors to The Starting 11 – the essential mobile-marketing guide for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Plus: Yolande van Wyk, FNB; Llew Claasen, Clickatell; Brett StClair, AdMob; Duncan Harling, lovelife; Alexander Gregori, Mobile Marketing Winner$; Paul Stemmet, Mxit; Vino Govender, MTN
  • The event features practical presentations and Q&A sessions. Topics include: strategies for mobile Web and advertising; mobile opportunities for Africa, NGOs, events; Mobile banking (case study) and banking the unbanked.

    What: Thinking Mobile™ Conference Series full schedule.
    When: August 20, 2009
    Where: IDC Conference Center, 16 Fredman Drive, Sandown, Sandton , Johannesburg 2146
    How much: Usual price: R2399 (US$290) plus VAT. mobiThinking readers receive 10 percent off. Discount code: “mobiThinking”

    For other upcoming events from mobiThinking partners Upcoming conferences for mobile marketers’ diaries (with discounts). If you attend or participate in this event, please give us your feedback. Comment below or email editor (at)

    Don’t miss:

  • The Starting 11 – the essential mobile-marketing guide for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • The insider’s guide to mobile Web marketing in South Africa
  • Mike Wehrs: the mobiThinking interview
  • Bring your mobile campaign to life, virtually: the insider’s guide to augmented reality
  • The Top Ten mobiThinkers 2009
  • mobiThinking’s page of essential links
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