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Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Episode 97: MTN Business App Awards and measurability of ad campaigns.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Episode 96: IAB South Africa – what is coming next?

Date: 4 Jul 2014
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Airtel to invest $300m in network expansion in Nigeria

IT News Africa reports that Bharti Airtel is planning to invest $300m this year expanding its network and services in Nigeria...

21 Jul 2014 10:49

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

NSE redesigns, relaunches website

The Nigerian Stock Exchange revealed its upgraded and redesigned website earlier this week. A statement by the NSE noted that with a more contemporary design, the new site incorporates a more intuitive...

16 Jul 2014 11:13

Better days ahead for Nigeria's outdoor ad industry

The huge potential of the outdoor advertising industry in Nigeria and Africa at large has again been brought to the fore. Stakeholders unanimously agree that better days...

By Clarkson Eberu 16 Jul 2014 09:20

New Airtel package reduces roaming charges in 26 countries

Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new roaming package, Airtel Roam and Home, that offers free incoming calls and discounted roaming tariffs of up to 90%...

14 Jul 2014 11:27

Nigerian editor missing since last week

The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on...

7 Jul 2014 10:39

PanaTV to exclusively screen Nigerian film in UK, US

The African online television service, PanaTV has signed an exclusive deal with Soda Pictures, acquiring the rights to subscription VOD for Nigerian film Half of a Yellow Sun. (video)

30 Jun 2014 10:11

AccuWeather partners with Nigeria's World Entertainment TV

Nigeria's World Entertainment TV, in partnership with AccuWeather's Display Systems and Services division, will install four StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen News Solutions in its network headquarters.

20 Jun 2014 07:45

Shuga gets new life as radio drama

Sex and relationships drama series, Shuga, has now been developed by MTV Base and MTV Staying Alive Foundation into a radio drama, ShugaRadioNaija.

19 Jun 2014 13:01

GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa

Real-time mobile survey platform, GeoPoll, has released initial findings on World Cup television audiences in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, representing ratings from more than 300 million African citizens.

18 Jun 2014 10:57

African startup honoured at The Europas 2014

Founded by AIH with investment from MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet, online and mobile food ordering platform, foodpanda / Hellofood, won Best E-commerce Startup at The Europas 2014.

13 Jun 2014 07:30

Five Nigerian cities with business potential

One of Nigeriay's biggest assets is its 170m-strong population, which continues to spark the interest of consumer facing companies.

By Kate Douglas 4 Jun 2014 05:44

The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

2000FM launches Africa Fridays to #SaveOurGirls

In an aim to save the Nigerian school girls who were abducted in April, SABC's 2000FM has decided to take action and embrace this challenge during Africa Month.

26 May 2014 10:55

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

SA Mobile Marketing Association plans Nigeria expansion

Nicolle Harding, Vice Chairperson of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) of South Africa has announced the association is planning to expand to Nigeria.

By Paul Adepoju 19 May 2014 08:42

Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014 07:29

#BringBackOurGirls hashtag swamps social media

BBC Trending has published some facts on the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls which has become a massive international campaign after more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in April.

14 May 2014 07:47

Research shows Nigeria's Gen X more active online

A recent study by premium mobile advertising network, Twinpine Networks on 22,000 respondents, has revealed that Nigeria's Generation X (53-33 years) is more active online than Generation Y (32-19 years), reports Ventures Africa.

5 May 2014 10:51

Taxi app pre-installed on all Galaxy S5 devices in Nigeria

Easy Taxi, a taxi booking app, has teamed up with Samsung to offer its services to even more customers across Nigeria, with the app to be pre-installed on all new Samsung Galaxy S5 devices as part of the Galaxy Gift Exchange.

2 May 2014 08:39

Jovago rolls out loyalty programme for Nigerian businesses

Jovago.com, claimed to be Africa's largest online hotel booking platform, has rolled out a new loyalty programme for Nigerian businesses to boost Nigeria's hospitality industry.

30 Apr 2014 10:04

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...

9 Apr 2014 10:03

Nollywood pushes Nigeria to become largest economy in Africa

The new value of the Nigerian economy includes data from telecommunications, airlines, information technology and Nollywood, the country's homegrown film industry which now accounts for around 1.3% of total output.

7 Apr 2014 15:37

MTN, PriceCheck partners, heads to Nigeria

Naspers recently signed a branded deal with MTN in South Africa and will look at signing with mobile operators in Nigeria, its other big market. Russell Southwood spoke to Andre de Wet, PriceCheck's CEO.

7 Apr 2014 11:53

Free mobile transfers for Nigerians through Transferbee

Transferbee, a UK based company, has launched a campaign, running until 1 May 2014, which enables Nigerians living in the UK to transfer money home to friends and family free of charge via their mobile phones.

3 Apr 2014 08:11

The Loeries and DStv Take on Lagos

The Loeries and DStv joined forces for a day to match the frenetic pace of Lagos, filled with constant movement and energy. The Loeries Roadshow and DStv VIP Showcase, held on 25 March at the Victoria Crowne Plaza, was an exciting and inspiring event with around 200 people attending.

27 Mar 2014 06:24

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Pinpoint media consumption tool to go live in Nigeria

Media consumption and audience tracking tool for the African continent, Pinpoint, will go live in Nigeria this month (March 2014) following its reported successful launch in Ghana.

25 Mar 2014 11:09

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