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#AfricaCom: Mobile advertising - connecting brands to their customers
#AfricaCom: Mobile advertising - connecting brands to their customers

Elo Umeh, CEO of the Terragon Group, explored the peculiarities of the African market, the pain points of the modern marketer and where the true value lies with regards to mobile advertising

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Nov 2017

Winners of AfricArena startup pitch battles
Winners of AfricArena startup pitch battles

The first AfricArena took place this week and welcomed over 450 delegates, 100 entrepreneurs, 80 startups, 22 exhibitors, 42 speakers, 67 investors It also witnessed more than 40 live startup pitch battles.

9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day one highlights
#AfricaCom: Day one highlights

The 20th AfricaCom event, described as the biggest Africa focused technology, media and telecoms event in the world, kicked off on 7 November 2017 in Cape Town and this year welcomes over 13,000 delegates

8 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: TV Connect panel on 'Understanding Content Consumption Patterns to Grow Revenues'.
#AfricaCom: Africa's audiences want African content

Bring African content to the world and produce more homegrown African content for content-hungry African audiences

By Louise Marsland 8 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Gaining a competitive advantage
#AfricaCom: Gaining a competitive advantage

AfricaCom 2017 is once again abuzz with delegates from all over the world and is even bigger and better than ever before - as is customary for events like these

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

Empowering Africa with skills for the industrial internet
Empowering Africa with skills for the industrial internet

GE partners with African Leadership University to empower African professionals with valuable digital skills

8 Nov 2017

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#AfricaCom: M-Pesa sees partnerships as the road to growth

What started out simply as a convenient way to send money home has evolved into the continent's mobile money success story

By Nicci Botha 8 Nov 2017

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Ericsson releases MEA Mobility Report 2017 at AfricaCom

Ericsson yesterday, 7 November 2017, in a briefing at AfricaCom 2017 released its Ericsson Middle East and Africa Mobility Report 2017, which predicts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47%

8 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?
#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?

AfricaCom speaker Russell Southwood talks us through what it entails being an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world and how we can go about getting the most out of our content

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Nov 2017

John Momoh. Credit: Channels TV.
#AfricaCom: How digital predators have spawned new broadcast business models

Broadcast television networks are being disrupted by digital predators which are changing the industry to the extent of creating new business models.

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2017

CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism
CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism

CNN International Commercial's (CNNIC) 'Go There Media Fund' provides travel and tourism expertise to distressed destinations and countries recovering from natural disasters

7 Nov 2017

Add value before self-promoting on social media
Add value before self-promoting on social media

Businesses often misunderstand the function of social media. A quick scroll through most business pages on Facebook will quickly reveal their errors

By Yolandi Allen 7 Nov 2017

Honouring courageous journalism
Honouring courageous journalism

The Committee to Protect Journalists' 2017 International Press Freedom Awards honours courageous journalism from around the world

7 Nov 2017

Bringing the best African movies to the world
Bringing the best African movies to the world

Africa's first all-Africa movie review platform calls for collaboration to showcase and crowdsource the best African-made movies to a local and global audience

7 Nov 2017

#Trending: The rise of consumer resilience
#Trending: The rise of consumer resilience

How are people coping in this new connected world? A global study from Viacom looks at The Next Normal: Rise of Resilience among consumers, including from Nigeria and South Africa, and how brands should respond

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2017

US journalist in jail on charges of trying to topple Mugabe
US journalist in jail on charges of trying to topple Mugabe

A 25-year-old American journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, on account of an alleged tweet that described the ageing leader as "selfish and sick", was remanded in custody Saturday after denying the accusations

6 Nov 2017

Google Shopping showing exponential growth for early adopters
Google Shopping showing exponential growth for early adopters

Google Shopping is making its mark, with some retailers showing a return on investment percentages measured in the thousands

By Adriaan Strydom 6 Nov 2017

Ignore the differences at your peril: Millennials versus Afrilennials
Ignore the differences at your peril: Millennials versus Afrilennials

Marketers who ignore the differences between Millennials and Afrilennials are taking a great risk with their brands and communication strategies

Issued by FCB Africa 6 Nov 2017

The digital elephant in the room... Image credit: Jan Mik © –
Reimagining marketing: Brand building in the digital age

What does the time-sapped, permanently distracted digital consumer want from your advertising? It's probably simpler than you think. Kantar Millward Brown's global media and digital CEO Gonzalo Fuentes recently let SA marketers in on the secret

By Leigh Andrews 6 Nov 2017

Richard Branson to open Global Entrepreneurship Week at the launch of New Gen startup campus in Johannesburg
Richard Branson to open Global Entrepreneurship Week at the launch of New Gen startup campus in Johannesburg

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, will officially open the 10th anniversary celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by participating in the launch of a new startup campus in Johannesburg, South Africa

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 6 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fashion meets chocolate in Rich Factory-Aero collaboration
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fashion meets chocolate in Rich Factory-Aero collaboration

With its unique silhouettes and colourful African prints, Rich Factory designs demand attention. The creative force and founder of the brand is Zambian-born, South Africa-dwelling Rina Chunga

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2017

Great brand communications solutions come from collaboration
Great brand communications solutions come from collaboration

There is a need for more collaboration from all the different parts that make up brand communications.

By Khangelani Dziba 6 Nov 2017

Adeola "Eunice" Oladele Fayehun.
Adeola of Sahara Reporters quits Sahara TV

Adeola "Eunice" Oladele Fayehun of Sahara Reporters has quit her job with the medium

6 Nov 2017

Dubai hosts summit, positions self as Africa investment hub
Dubai hosts summit, positions self as Africa investment hub

Top African officials convened with international CEOs at a summit in Dubai, to position for huge potential investments on the continent

6 Nov 2017

Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria
Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Caketunes has launched its music distribution and production platform for artists and music producers

By Tom Jackson 3 Nov 2017

Generation C - It's about connectivity and community rather than age
Generation C - It's about connectivity and community rather than age

Digital technology has transcended age barriers, with tech-savvy people across age groups relishing new ways to connect with others and engage with content and services

By Werner Lindemann 3 Nov 2017

BBDO at Loeries 2017.
#LoeriesRankings2017 with... BBDO

Just when you thought the Loeries buzz was over, the Loeries' rankings are in! I chatted to some of this year's top-ranked creatives post-celebrations. We continue the global and local insights with BBDO

By Leigh Andrews 3 Nov 2017

Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo
Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo

A millimetre-accurate map now allows OR Tambo International Airport visitors to navigate around retailers in the domestic and international terminals

3 Nov 2017

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