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.
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
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
Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth
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
Judges for the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 announced
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
African presidents draw strong consensus for inclusive growth at Africa 2017
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
Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017
Namibian advertising agency, Weathermen & Co is ending off the year on a high with three new client wins
The second edition of the Sabre Awards Africa PR competition is now open for entries
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
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
Kantar Millward Brown 7 Dec 2017
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
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
Sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's fastest-growing TV market over the next five years
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
JCDecaux 7 Dec 2017
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
MediaCom 7 Dec 2017
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.
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury, which includes six South African judges.
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.
Shane Dolan 7 Dec 2017
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.