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Positive reaction to Mail & Guardian acquisition by MDIF

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that it has been acquired by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Former publisher Trevor Ncube has also left the company.

11 hours ago

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it

19 hours ago

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

Research company, Lumen proves that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales

18 hours ago

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth

1 day ago

Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition

Nielsen Sports has expanded its global sports business by acquiring Repucom Africa from TransAfrica Media to offer solutions to rights holders and brands across Africa

8 Dec 2017

Judges for insurance journalism awards announced

Judges for the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 announced

1 day ago

Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017

Last week, YouTube released its annual Rewind lists. These lists are separated by country and showcase the moments that captured the attention of YouTube users around the globe this year

1 day ago

Inclusive growth needed for Africa to achieve sustained growth

African presidents draw strong consensus for inclusive growth at Africa 2017

1 day ago

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

Three new client wins for Weathermen & Co

Namibian advertising agency, Weathermen & Co is ending off the year on a high with three new client wins

8 Dec 2017

Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals

The second edition of the Sabre Awards Africa PR competition is now open for entries

8 Dec 2017

Get to grips with CX and the customer journey now, or else...

Demographica CEO Warren Moss explains why your 2018/2019/2020 strategy sessions need to go beyond the generic inside-out design thinking filter and truly focus on the customer journey

By Leigh Andrews 7 Dec 2017

From algorithms to AI, Kantar Millward Brown forecasts SEA changes in the digital advertising ecosystems in 2018

Annual Media and Digital Predictions highlight continued evolutions in branded storytelling, cross-media measurement and ROI

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 7 Dec 2017

Bloomberg's 50 most influential in 2017 includes one African

Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote was the only African that made Bloomberg Media's annual global list of the 50 most influential businesspeople in 2017

7 Dec 2017

Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey named PETA's 'Person of the Year'

An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie - and sparked a landmark US copyright case - was named "Person of the Year" by PETA, the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause

6 Dec 2017

DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers

Sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's fastest-growing TV market over the next five years

6 Dec 2017

JCDecaux launches first to market game changing technologies for digital OOH in sub-Saharan Africa

With society moving into the electronic age, more people are communicating in cyberspace not only to access more information, but also to create a reality of their own

Issued by JCDecaux 7 Dec 2017

MediaCom named as victor in global AkzoNobel Decorative Paints account review

MediaCom has won the global AkzoNobel Decorative Paints account, extending its long-standing relationship with the world's leading paint and coatings company by adding media planning and buying duties in South Africa, Argentina, and MENA to their roster

Issued by MediaCom 7 Dec 2017

Social media trends 2018

Dale Ferreira selects his top social media trends for the upcoming year

By Dale Ferreira 6 Dec 2017

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International

AME Awards announce grand jury and extend deadline

New York Festivals' AME Awards has announced its 2018 grand jury. Since 1994, the AME Awards jury has honoured campaigns world-wide that successfully demonstrate ground-breaking solutions to challenging marketing problems that achieve measurable results.

18 hours ago

Six SA judges selected for NYF's grand jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury, which includes six South African judges.

7 Dec 2017

6 tips for effectively managing M&A communications

Recently, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi merged with the First Gulf Bank to create First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest financial institution in the UAE with assets totalling $186bn. This not only represents a significant achievement for all parties involved, but it could also herald further merger and acquisition activity across the UAE - bringing both significant opportunities as well as challenges to the businesses involved.

By Shane Dolan 7 Dec 2017

Report shows native advertising rises in importance

According to a new report, released by the International News Media Association (Inma) and the Native Advertising Institute the importance of native advertising continues to rise in the revenue mix even as labelling is inconsistent for many media companies.

7 Dec 2017

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