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Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Mobile marketing summits set for Com World Series

Informa Telecom & Media and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) have announced their partnership on a series of mobile marketing summits, to be held in association with the flagship series of digital events in Africa & the Middle East, Com World Series.

31 Jan 2012 15:05

Spinlet celebrated at Midem 2012

The launch of Spinlet, Africa's digital distribution service was celebrated this week at Midem 2012, in Cannes, France. The service is expected to debut within Africa this February with over 200 000 tracks, making it the largest platform for music discovery throughout Africa.

31 Jan 2012 10:14

Tablets leaking ad dollars to mobile from 'Net - BuzzCity CEO

BuzzCity is a global mobile advertising network focused on emerging markets. In Africa this Singapore-based company, in which media giant Naspers owns a stake, does substantial business in South Africa (where it also has a sales office), Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. It also sees significant growth in mobile traffic in African markets north of the Sahara.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 7 Dec 2011 12:38

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011 09:36

SA in Africa is closing the gate

South Africa can no longer take for granted its status as Africa's biggest advertising market, say experts.

31 Oct 2011 12:50

DHL Express launches campaign across Africa

The words, "Aint no mountain high enough" from the popular song has become the anthem to 100 000 employees at DHL Express as they launch their latest global advertising campaign, The International Specialists, across markets in Africa. [video]

20 Oct 2011 12:03

AMI, Google starts project to keep African media alive has suspended the article 'AMI, Google starts project to keep African media alive' by Walter Wafula, published on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, pending an investigation in the correctness of the facts. We regret any confusion caused.

By Walter Wafula 21 Sep 2011 12:00

Web Liquid partners with Phillips Consulting

Web Liquid Nigeria, an international digital marketing and advertising consultancy with presence in New York and Lagos had partnered with Phillips Consulting Limited to offer the Nigerian market viable opportunity for professionals to catch up on digital marketing in Nigeria.

5 Sep 2011 11:33

Nigeria's TMKG scoops award at 'Brand As King'

TMKG, a specialist out of home media audit company in Nigeria, has won an award for the most outstanding media monitoring company in the outdoor media sector of the advertising industry at the annual 'Brand As King' Awards for its work on Billboard Magazine.

29 Aug 2011 08:52

Airtel Nigeria to improve access to telecoms

Airtel Nigeria last week presented Toyota Hiace buses to its channel partners to improve access to telecommunications products and services to more Nigerians and help the partners in market activation.

15 Aug 2011 08:42

Nielsen's Women of Tomorrow

NEW YORK, US: Women across the globe believe they have greater opportunities than their mothers... women in developed markets believe outlook different for their daughters... women prefer to get information about products on TV... quality most important driver of brand loyalty.

12 Aug 2011 10:41

Don't neglect the Islamic market

OXFORD, UK: A leading expert on Islamic brands is highlighting the untapped potential in Islamic markets which most companies are failing to exploit.

29 Jun 2011 12:15

SA, Africa's most valuable nation brand

South Africa has emerged as the most valuable nation brand on the African continent in 2011, scoring a value of US$149.7 billion, distantly followed by Egypt (US$79.2 billion) and Nigeria (US$56 billion) in third place, while MTN is voted Africa's most valuable corporate brand, according to a UK-based Brand Finance study's findings released today, Wednesday 25 May 2011, in Johannesburg by the Brand Leadership Academy.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 25 May 2011 13:45 relaunches: what's new for you

After months of behind-the-scenes activity, we're thrilled to unveil a revamped, Bizcommunity 2011, featuring a host of new features and an expanded set of self-promotional tools. What hasn't changed, however, is our commitment to quality news, carefully edited, curated and aggregated daily by the biz editorial teams from specialist journalists, our communities of industry leaders, other news sources and press releases you submit.

23 May 2011 14:51

Loerie Awards adds PR category for 2011

The Loerie Awards has introduced a PR category to this year's awards. Public Relations Industry of Southern Africa (PRISA) spokesperson Bridget von Holdt believes the move is indicative of the importance of strategic communication in the overall communication mix and that the inclusion of PR exposes other industries to the real value of strategic communication and its vital role in brand management.

20 Apr 2011 13:11

Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend

Here is a roundup of the posts published on this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]

By Ivo Vegter: @sxswsa 14 Mar 2011 13:15

Do corporate CEOs understand the importance of SEO?

The problem that we face in South African commerce right now is that very few top CEOs know what SEO, or what SEM marketing entails. Some might say, "well that's because it's not important, and how can it result in sales?" Hmmm, this attitude would make you look foolish in front of a company (competitor) that has grasped the potential which Google, Yahoo and other search engines present.

By Shaune Jordaan 1 Mar 2011 11:24

c.i.a launches research tool in Africa

The Consumer Insight Agency (c.i.a), an ethnographic market research company, has launched it's NOW Africa Immersion Tool in Africa. The NOW project provides insight into the mindsets of consumers within and beyond Africa.

23 Feb 2011 07:56

2011 Maputo International Ad Festival set for May

The sixth Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 25-27 May 2011, AMEP - the Mozambican Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Association announced yesterday. The festival recognises advertising agencies, producers and communications companies worldwide especially from Africa and the Indian Ocean regions.

23 Feb 2011 07:22

Google Instant is great news for SEO

Google Instant search is annoying for some, and useful to others. One fact does remain - it runs on the same search engine and the search results are exactly the same. The difference it brings is in how the user reacts to the results they see.

By Shaune Jordaan 22 Feb 2011 12:12

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010 10:35

DStv Ad Sales expands Nigerian team

DStv Ad Sales, the Africa division of Oracle Airtime Sales has announced two new appointments in Nigeria. DStv Ad Sales, is active in 46 sub-Saharan Africa countries, including Seychelles and Mauritius.

28 Apr 2010 07:11

SA Tourism hosts trade workshop in Nigeria

South African Tourism recently concluded its annual Africa Trade Road Show event in Nigeria which was held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos late last week. The show featured a one-day workshop during which Nigerian tour operators and travel agents networked with SA trade partners.

22 Apr 2010 10:07

SA agency search company moves into Africa

The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) is expanding its services to include Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana and Botswana. This follows a demand by agencies and clients to branch into Africa and provide its client/agency relationship management services.

12 Feb 2010 07:32

The art of investing in Nigeria

Despite facing serious challenges which include, among others, organised crime, 419 scam, corruption, power issues, instability in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, Nigerian authorities believe their country's market-size coupled with endless business opportunities make an African ‘heaven' for investment.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 18 Sep 2009 09:51

BFS invests in Nigeria

Blue Financial Services (BFS) opened for business in Nigeria through a signed partnership agreement with Nigeria's largest bank, Intercontinental Bank (ICB). A new company, Blue Intercontinental Micro Finance Bank (BIMFB), has since been formed to market, distribute and sell Blue micro-financing services and products into Nigeria's retail market.

13 Aug 2009 08:23

SA Tourism hosts trade workshop in Nigeria

South African Tourism's current marketing campaign in Nigeria is not centred primarily on the forthcoming FIFA World Cup next year in South Africa, says Phumi Dhlomo, SA Tourism regional director: Africa and Domestic Markets. The campaign also aims to further drive tourists' into the the country after the event.

29 Jul 2009 14:18

The challenges of operating within the Nigerian business environment

Nigeria as the most populous nation on the continent should and does present huge marketing and business opportunities. But…

8 Jun 2009 14:54

Marketing remains a warfare

The Zimbabwe case, and the resolve of Delta corporation to rebrand its products, is an example of what every marketing department should do for better brand association. This is especially pertinent to Zimbabwe, considering what the country has gone through in recent times at the hands of the Mugabe regime.

By Oguntimehin Olufemi Olamide 27 May 2009 10:42

SA Tourism takes Nigerian tourists online

As part of its global word-of-mouth campaign, South African Tourism recently launched a website for Nigerians to upload pictures, videos or write on their South African travel experiences after visiting the country.

30 Jan 2009 09:46

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