As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.
By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39
There are several key trends that will present themselves in 2013. From m-payments to HIV/AIDS prevention, emerging markets are leading the way when it comes to innovative uses of mobile technology. Marketers, too, are seeing their roles and responsibilities expand.
By Dr KF Lai 25 Jan 2013 10:57
SoLoMo: the glorious intersection of social, location and mobile that was going to superpower hyperlocal search and prove to be the holy grail, allowing retailers and other businesses to attract an army of smartphone-wielding customers. Pretty exciting stuff, especially during an economic downturn, right? In my opinion, quite the contrary.
By Vanessa Clark 23 Jan 2013 11:54
Aegis Media were asked to do a campaign for Baileys, a Diageo brand, in both Nigeria and Kenya, and 72 hours later had a creative concept and execution plan that fully answered and met the client's brief and saw three of their network brands - Posterscope, Isobar and Carat working as one integrated unit.
9 Jul 2013 12:19
E-commerce in Africa has grown dramatically over the past year, says Robin Philip of payment services provider PayGate, and is now in a position to support the massive consumer boom that's happening across the continent.
2 Jul 2013 09:46
AdFu, the audience and display inventory network of sites owned by Kagiso Media, has extended its reach into the African online market by adding the Africa-born social network, Yookos, to its portfolio. This adds even more inventory to AdFu's African value proposition while also helping Yookos to drive revenue growth by maximising inventory yield.
14 Jun 2013 11:10
2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.
By Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013 11:07
In 2012, the Pay TV market became a great deal more competitive but with DStv Multichoice having acquired most of the existing exciting content, the challenge has been for challengers to come up with different content. This week saw one of the challengers (Zuku TV) sell one of the series it has commissioned - Tales from the Bush Larder - to Fox International.
30 Jan 2013 11:45
Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.
18 Dec 2012 12:19
The Village Market, a shopping and recreation complex in Nairobi, recently selected a Z-Card to target its loyalty shoppers and generate awareness around its Bonus Card reward programme.
14 Nov 2012 10:40
The Kenyan government has announced plans to implement at 10% tax on mobile money payments, including those made via M-Pesa
By Nur Bremmen 10 Oct 2012 12:36
GOtv, a pay television service in Kenya has slashed its subscription fees as part of growing its market share, even as the country is implementing the migration from analogue to digital television.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 10 Sep 2012 10:10
Deutsche Messe, a global active trade fair company, is expanding its international sales network and now has representation throughout the region of sub-Saharan Africa.
10 Jul 2012 14:08
For the fifth year running, the National Economic Survey has identified the retail and wholesale trade sectors as key growth drivers of Kenya's economy. In 2011, the wholesale and retail trade sector showed a growth of 7.3%, beating the manufacturing, building and construction, agriculture, transport and communication sectors.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 6 Jun 2012 12:03
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