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Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Episode 97: MTN Business App Awards and measurability of ad campaigns.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Episode 96: IAB South Africa – what is coming next?

Date: 4 Jul 2014
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Kenya to save Sh3bn annually through digital advertising

Victoria Kioko, writing on CapitalFM, says that the Kenyan government aims to reduce advertising costs from Sh4bn per year to Sh1bn following the state directive on online advertising...

11 Jul 2014 07:33

ScanGroup to buy majority stake in marketing company EMPL

Ventures Africa reports that advertising and communications services company, ScanGroup will acquire majority stake in EMPL, a South African marketing company, as it aims to...

10 Jul 2014 16:24

The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

Orange Kenya amends "misleading" ad, condemns media coverage

Orange Kenya has criticised media reports for inaccuracy after amending an ad related to its and Safaricom's call tariffs following a ruling by the the Advertising Standards Committee.

By Agatha Nduku 27 May 2014 13:40

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

Newspaper hopes to lure young readers by cutting political coverage

A newspaper publisher in Kenya is targeting young Africans as it seeks to expand its business throughout the continent's main cities. Despite perceptions that 20-somethings don't read newspapers, Paul Marshall...

By Dinfin Mulupi 21 Jul 2014 10:28

BoxOffice launched in Kenya

MultiChoice has officially launched its digital movie rental service, BoxOffice, in Kenya. The service will allow subscribers to conveniently rent and watch the latest blockbuster movies in...

21 Jul 2014 11:18

USIU-Africa Digital Media Bootcamp kicks off Thursday

Kenya's USIU-Africa will be hosting its inaugural Digital Media Bootcamp with international speaker, Erik Qualman, on campus in Nairobi from 24-25 July 2014. Organised in conjunction with Globetrack International...

21 Jul 2014 09:44

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

Startimes to set up Sh6.9bn Africa hub in Nairobi

StarTimes Media has revealed plans to set up a Sh6.9bn complex in Nairobi, which will serve as its Africa headquarters and a dubbing centre for film and broadcast television...

By Margaret Wahito 15 Jul 2014 12:38

Windows apps now available through Safaricom airtime

Microsoft has partnered with Safaricom to introduce a service that allows customers to buy mobile phone applications using their airtime. The Mobile Operator Billing services will target the growing number...

14 Jul 2014 09:42

Research shows Facebook dominates Kenya's social media

Published on 8 July 2014, research by The Digital Rand on The State of Social Media in Kenya, shows that Facebook dominates Kenya's social media with 3.8 million users...

9 Jul 2014 10:57

Microsoft pilots 4Afrika IP Hub in Kenya

In an aim to give developers and independent software retailers the means and expertise necessary to grow, protect and monetise their products and services, Microsoft has launched the...

4 Jul 2014 07:59

PIVOT East 2014 kicks off in Nairobi

Mobile startups competition PIVOT East 2014 kicked off yesterday in Nairobi, bringing together the best upcoming startups in the region, industry experts and investors for a competition that will...

By Susan Mwenesi 25 Jun 2014 11:08

Kenya's PesaPoint to launch expansive agent network

Similar to the PesaPoint ATM network, PesaPoint is set to launch an expansive network, 'super Agent Network', composing over 1200 agents countrywide.

24 Jun 2014 17:07

GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa

Real-time mobile survey platform, GeoPoll, has released initial findings on World Cup television audiences in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, representing ratings from more than 300 million African citizens.

18 Jun 2014 10:57

Internet speed increased in Mombasa, Nairobi

Internet service provider iWayAfrica Kenya says the increase of submarine cables on the East African coast has enhanced internet speed in Mombasa and Nairobi but the inland region remains underserved.

11 Jun 2014 09:29

iKaaz moves into Kenya

iKaaz Software has partnered with Family Bank in Kenya to provide the bank's customers with its NFC and Bluetooth-powered contactless payment solutions through Tap and Pay method, reports Mobile Money Africa.

9 Jun 2014 12:17

MVNO service to lower mobile money transaction fees

Vincent Matinde, reporting on IT Web Africa, says that Equity Bank in Kenya will be launching a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) service in July 2014. This will aim to lower the cost of mobile money and mobile banking fees.

27 May 2014 11:11

Airtel Kenya Chariman resigns

Chairman of Bharti Airtel Kenya, Naushad Merali, has announced his retirement after 15 years of distinguished service.

26 May 2014 09:56

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