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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Rethinking global media planning with Thalamus

Picture a real-time newsfeed of all advertising, mobile and tech-related articles worldwide to complement fully democratised global media planning data. Welcome to the future, as Thalamus has made this a fully customisable reality...

By Leigh Andrews

Women in News has first 2016 Africa meeting

The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016...

Botswana hosts Innovation Prize for Africa

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF), in a joint collaborative effort with the government of Botswana, represented by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology and the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), has announced that the next Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) will be held in Gaborone, Botswana in June 2016...

Hello Africa! Tell me how you're doin'!

Many multinational brands approach Africa with a near-desperate bright-eyed eagerness, trying to get to grips with her intricate market dynamics...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg

Film as Africa's key economic driver for 2016

Triggerfish Animation Studios CEO Stuart Forrest explains how film is transforming business on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews

That winning Vizeum vision

With so many media agencies servicing the local marketing industry, what does it take to really make an impact? Having clinched the title of 'media agency of the year' at the recent Annual AdFocus Awards for the first time, Vizeum has the answers...

By Leigh Andrews

Freedom of information making global headlines

As the new year beckons, so too does a new way for journalists to work - without fear of punishment for seeking out the truth....

Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.

And now a strange graph from a creative. Merry Xmas

In the last month I have read countless blogs about the death of advertising. It has become fashionable to write about this...

By Damon Stapleton

Colombian rebels trade jungle for YouTube

HAVANA - Until recently, Milena Reyes spent her days slogging around the jungle, dressed in combat fatigues and carrying an assault rifle...

Four top tips to avoid startup failure

Business startups are a spin of the wheel, a bigger gamble than betting on a racehorse that's primed for the glue factory...

By Endri Hasanaj

Deloitte releases African Powers of Retailing report

The top 25 African retailers have a presence in 21 countries on a continent where strong economic progress over the past decade is reflected by the fact that 10 of these leading retailers now come from countries outside the traditionally dominant South African market...

AU launches e-conferencing system

Through the Directorate of Conference Management and Publications (DCMP), the African Union Commission has launched the newly devised DCMP e-conferencing system, which will greatly facilitate the work of the AU by providing easy access to documents and reducing paper consumption...

Media reminded to enter SADC Media Awards

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on Monday reiterated its call to members of the media to submit their entries for the 2016 SADC Media Awards Competition...

Marketers will unite sales and media touchpoints in new ways in 2016, says Millward Brown

Millward Brown's annual Digital and Media Predictions for the year ahead outline the need to optimise video and mobile advertising, evaluate connected TV opportunities and develop inspiring branded content...

Issued by Millward Brown

Broaden your horizons with Expo Africa

The prospect of marketing your business in Africa can be a daunting one. There are so many aspects to consider when promoting your brand, and logistically, marketing your product can be complex and costly...

Issued by Expo Africa

Hong Kong leader blames Facebook 'hack' for racy pictures

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying said his Facebook page was hacked after reports that scantily-clad women had appeared on his friends list...

Five African tech hubs you didn't know about

2015 has seen the rise of vibrant tech hubs in places even we didn't expect them. The growth of the pan-African innovation ecosystem...

By Gabriella Mulligan

The four F-words of gamification: fun, fame and fortune for free on your phone

Simply put gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanisms in a non-game context. These were the key success factors in the recent multi-award-winning Red Bull Kas'Lami Tembisa campaign...

By Candice Goodman, Issued by Mobitainment

Zimbabwean newspaper shuts down

The Zimbabwean newspaper has shut down as donor fatigue takes its toll on most of the regime change projects in the country, including political parties...

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