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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa

African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, will empower youth and women to transform Africa...

11 hours ago

The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology

Young Nigerians are mobile-first people - technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past...

By Magnus Nmonwu 9 hours ago

Lesotho TV to expand broadcast reach

Lesotho TV has gone fully tapeless with an Avid production and post production suite installed, and will now expand services beyond the capital, Maseru...

13 hours ago

Econet to broadcast Formula 1 races to sub-Saharan Africa

Econet Media has added Formula 1 racing to its portfolio after concluding a three-and-a-half-year deal with Formula One World Championship...

12 hours ago

Gender inequality costs Africa USD95bn a year - UN

The UN has urged African nations to close a gender gap that is costing an estimated $95 billion (84 billion euros) a year in lost economic potential...

4 hours ago

Marketing products on social media

Historically, product-orientated businesses have struggled in social media circles. A focus on product promotion and sales have meant that these social presences have, historically, been very bland and boring.

By Mike Saunders 10 hours ago

Finalists for Africa's leading youth entrepreneurship award

The Anzisha Prize applauds outstanding youth entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 for effecting change through innovative, people-centred solutions across Africa...

12 hours ago

YahClick unveils Virtual Network Operator Service

YahClick Virtual Network Operator service offering developed in collaboration with VT iDirect...

13 hours ago

New Ericsson report on consumers' need for speed outweighs network coverage

A new report from Ericsson ConsumerLab, Experience shapes mobile customer loyalty, says that the widely used customer loyalty measurements in the telecom industry have not changed as much consumer behaviour has...

9 hours ago

IDE generates business and investment in African real estate

Design Mission Africa, taking place in Johannesburg in November, is focussed specifically on establishing a smooth pathway for the stakeholders of the real estate and development industry...

Issued by IDE Consulting Services 8 hours ago

Africa could become "the new China"

Africa could become the new China, and may serve as a classic staging ground for new technologies, i.e., mobile communications and mobile payment platforms...

1 day ago

The value of data for media analysis

Data has become a critical element for the growth of the digital society. And while its importance transcends industries, it is especially in media analysis where it has enabled brands, agencies, and journalists to become more effective...

By Jaco Pienaar 1 day ago

Project or retainer for your PR? What to choose when

Unless you're a blue-chip who needs a professional PR on-call in case a crisis comes up, you may wonder whether you need a retainer or if a project will do. Both have their merits but should be chosen, like most things, with some know-how. Here are the pros and cons of both...

By Rebecca Cronje 1 day ago

New book looks at 'Emerging Hubs of Excellence' in Africa

The book, 'Innovation Africa: Emerging Hubs of Excellence' has been described as "offering a refreshing alternative" to the "African Rising" narrative...

1 day ago

Samsung aims to digitise classrooms in West Africa

Samsung Electronics West Africa has commissioned the Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Calabar...

1 day ago

Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace launches in South Sudan

More than 120 young people gathered in South Sudan to learn about the competition, Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace...

1 day ago

Zambia suspends Licenses of three broadcasters

Zambian regulators should immediately reinstate the broadcasting licenses of three media outlets it revoked, says CJP...

1 day ago

Africa's first paid fellowship for content creators

aKoma Media announces the inaugural session of Amplify, a media and content creation program in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation...

1 day ago

Virtual reality meets cause marketing

It's expected that virtual reality will be an $80bn market by 2025. The list of businesses coming on board with VR is long and impressive...

By Sheila McGillivray 26 Aug 2016

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International

Promotional marketing: Having customised mugs that are filled with impact

Coffee mugs are one of the most popular promotional items, and they can be customised in a myriad of ways...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Aug 2016

Newspapers rethink paywalls as digital efforts sputter

WASHINGTON: Paywalls were supposed to help rescue newspapers from the crisis of sinking print circulation as readers shifted to getting their news online...

12 Aug 2016

Apple and Microsoft unholster new gun emojis

Apple and Microsoft on Friday appeared to be aiming in opposite directions with freshly unholstered gun emojis...

8 Aug 2016

Bangladesh shuts 'objectionable' news sites

DHAKA: Bangladesh has shut down dozens of online news services including those of pro-opposition media, an official said on Friday, sparking accusations of government censorship...

5 Aug 2016

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