Great News! Junk Mail has won the ICMA (International Classifieds Media Association) Innovation Award for the Junk Mail Xchange platform on Mxit!
The ICMA is a premier global community of leading players in the Classified Media Industry. The organization was founded in 1986 and it’s mission is to sustain growth of the Classified Media Industry by enhancing exchange and facilitating change. The ICMA is based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Mxit supports over 3000 feature phones and is one of Africa’s largest social media networks. Mxit has more than 10 million users in South Africa and over 50 million on the African content.
The Junk Mail Xchange platform has been downloaded almost 10 million times on Mxit. This mobile platform’s classified listings and responses to classifieds runs into the hundreds of thousands monthly. Buying and selling is quick, easy and convenient and the best part is that you can do all this without access to a computer. The Junk Mail Xchange platform is proof that mobile is definitely huge in South Africa and in Africa. It’s an excellent demonstration of the power and the reach that it has in our country.
According to our Managing Director, Felix Erken “Junk Mail was the only company outside of Europe listed among the eight finalists in the ICMA Innovation Awards, with the organisation counting more than 70 companies from 32 countries in its ranks,” said Felix Erken, Junk Mail managing director.
To our MD Felix Erken and our development team, we solute you guys! Job well done! Let’s make sure we can get our hands on the next one too.
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