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#In2SummitSA: The African era of communications

The Holmes Report's 2017 In2 Innovation Summit took place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton today, 29 March. Opening the event, Tim Sutton, chairman, EMEA and Asia-Pacific at Weber Shandwick, facilitated a panel discussion on ‘The African Era'...

By Jessica Tennant 17 minutes ago

Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

The internet has been cut off in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon since mid-January. This is life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'...

By Monique Kwachou 2 hours ago

Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 4 hours ago

Zunde Africa Fund wants to invest in student-run startups

Applications have opened for the Zunde Africa Fund, which identifies, mentors and invests in student-led startups and projects across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 10 hours ago

Kenyans in diaspora are biggest senders of mobile money

Kenyans abroad are the biggest senders of mobile to mobile remittances, as data shows that 93% of WorldRemit's money transfers to Kenya go to mobile money accounts...

11 hours ago

Payments in Africa - the tipping point

In its current format, point of sale (POS) technology stands to exclude the mass market, say FinTech experts from mobile banking innovator, WIZZIT International...

12 hours ago

Overcoming fake news with credible news brands

Fake news is a big issue for news brands, whose credibility matters more than ever before. It is time to sort the wheat from the chaff before the trustworthiness of the media industry as a whole is brought into question...

10 hours ago

Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017

The priority for the telecoms industry in Africa should be to accelerate deployment of true broadband services so that African users can benefit from the full power of the internet...

2 days ago

#BrandManagerMonth: Resisting the usual with Y&R's Tony Granger

Tony Granger, South African born and bred global CCO of Y&R Advertising, shares how the network resists the usual by focusing on local relevance while collaborating globally in real time...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Africa's seven highest internet using countries

Africa has only a 26.9% internet penetration rate according to Internet World Stats, far below that of developed countries...

By Dean Workman 1 day ago

Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz

Mara Social Media has acquired the global instant messaging and communications platform Nimbuzz...

1 day ago

Tigo supports mobile birth registration in Tanzania

Decentralised births and deaths registration system for under-fives to benefit over 650,000 children in Geita and Shinyanga regions...

1 day ago

Marriott International launches Aloft Hotels in Mauritius

Marriott International to debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with signing of the brand's first adaptive re-use project in Africa...

1 day ago

Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

Kenya has began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects...

2 days ago

Creating transparency in outdoor in Africa

The importance of using data and being transparent in the outdoor media planning and buying process...

2 days ago

Outrage over killing of six aid workers in South Sudan

At least 79 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the beginning of the December 2013 crisis, including at least 12 killed in 2017 after the latest deaths...

2 days ago

10 ways publishers can increase and sustain website visitors

After almost a decade in the marketing and publishing industry, Greg Mason shares the common mistakes publishers make and how they can sustainably grow their audience...

By Greg Mason 1 day ago

Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece

Werner Uys, head of Lucan Visuals, a Cape Town-based studio focusing on animation, design and live action for traditional and experiential channels, runs through five tips on how to ensure high-tech campaigns deliver...

1 day ago

Too many agencies go over budget

Daniel Marcus, CEO of Magnetic Software warns local agencies against letting bad budgeting habits trickle into their business operations and eat into profit margins...

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#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad now, or uplifted', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

4 hours ago

Bertelsmann bets on digital media, global expansion

German media and publishing group Bertelsmann on Tuesday presented ambitious objectives for 2020, as its bets on digital and international expansion paid off with a second one-billion-euro annual profit in 2016.

4 hours ago

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options.

2 days ago

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

WASHINGTON - Twitter has begun surveying members on a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools for using the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.

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