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Orange becomes market leader in Liberia after acquisition

Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa...

18 hours ago

Fortumo expands into Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania

The mobile payments company Fortumo announced that it has expanding its carrier billing services to three new African markets...

14 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Safrea on the freelance future of work. Are you ready?

Safrea's first-ever freelance media trends and income report, launched earlier this year, highlighted the prevalence of this growing way of work in SA. I spoke to Safrea chair Laura Rawden about the benefit of belonging to a professional body like this as the world of work continues to evolve across the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 13 hours ago

Greater investments needed to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent's broadband data explosion...

16 hours ago

Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing

The African Lions project has uncovered a mass of invaluable information about a market that makes up more than 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa - the urban middle class...

Issued by Ipsos 14 hours ago

Media called on to report on ravages of famine

The World Council of Churches has penned an open letter to the media, calling on journalists to report on the famine currently ravaging parts of Africa...

3 days ago

Africa's future hangs in the balance

The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. Sthe Shabangu asks whether we are doing enough to ensure Africa is ready...

By Sthe Shabangu 18 May 2017

Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)

Christian Kurz, senior vice president, global insights for Viacom International Media Networks unpacks the media company's latest global study and some game-changing insights on Generation X...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Support for female-led African film projects

An Accelerator Incubator Program provides an exciting new platform to support the development of women-led audio-visual content in Africa...

3 days ago

#AUW2017: Why utilities need to build better brands

The ever-vibrant and inspirational brand and reputation expert Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

#Samra2017: Questions to help you uncover fake news

‘Fake news' was a hot topic at the annual Samra conference held last week. I chatted to CEO Leonie Vorster about the importance of future-proofing decision-making as part of an overarching marketing strategy, especially in the current media climate of fake news...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Support launched for female African entrepreneurs

She Leads Africa launches accelerator for women-run businesses with Work in Progress! Alliance...

3 days ago

Madagascar targets Radio Jupiter

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns radio journalist Fernand Cello's arrest in Madagascar...

3 days ago

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2016

Kantar Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates SA's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the best liked by the South African audience...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 18 May 2017

Get ready for the AI startup retail CX revolution

Virtual chatbots are becoming commonplace in the B2B marketing sector as well as for general online consumer shopping. Here's what else to expect from the AI retail startup boom as it turns customer journey on its head...

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Context - the key to unlocking emerging market potential

South Africa tends to fall into the same style of activations - especially when looking at emerging markets...

By Cas Dreijer 18 May 2017

New ad platform for brands in Africa

Truecaller, one of the leading communication platforms in the world, starts rolling out its ad platform for brands in Africa...

18 May 2017

Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator

Nielsen's latest APi report reveals seven of the eight markets have changed rankings with Kenya now in first place and Cote d'Ivoire second while Tanzania remains steadfast in third position...

Issued by Nielsen 18 May 2017

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International

LIA announces Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury

LIA has announced the members of the Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury, headed up by Michael Ritchie, MD and executive producer at Revolver/Will O'Rourke.

17 hours ago

How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump.

3 days ago

Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation, the two-day specialist event, taking place as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 19-20 June 2017, has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities.

3 days ago

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Vivendi sponsors Lions Entertainment, as programme is announced

Vivendi is to be the main sponsor of Lions Entertainment, part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

18 May 2017

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