Many a retailer will sing to the tune of "The customer is always right", but not a lot actually live the phrase, much less invest any time or innovation in it. Luckily for you and I, this age of short-term vision is drawing to a close.
By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35
The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Woolworths said on Tuesday, 5 November, that it had signed agreements to purchase its franchise businesses in Botswana‚ Namibia‚ Swaziland and Ghana.
By Zeenat Moorad 6 Nov 2013 10:46
Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.
By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50
First National Bank's eWallet continues to show strong growth in its African operations with a 119% year-on-year increase. It has also maintained growth in SA with the total number of eWallets in all countries reaching 2.5m‚ an 84% increase from the previous financial year.
By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Oct 2013 10:52
Huawei will be participating in the Innovation Africa 2013 to be held in Gaborone from 15-17 October and will share industry insights on national broadband, data centres and e-learning.
22 Oct 2013 13:04
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.
14 Aug 2013 13:05
City Lodge Hotels is embarking on an "evolutionary" brand and logo refreshment exercise, starting with its recently-opened Town Lodge Gaborone.
By Nick Hedley 7 Aug 2013 10:05
Growing sophistication in African markets outside SA is creating demand for specialist consultants that bring together clients and communications agencies.
5 Aug 2013 10:08
On 25 July 2013, Massmart opened its second Builders Warehouse in Botswana, in Francistown.
29 Jul 2013 11:55
The Media Institute of Southern Africa's Botswana Chapter (MISA-Botswana) recently announced the appointment a new national director, Buyani Zongwani.
9 Apr 2013 12:03
The BlackBerry Jam Tour Africa, an unparalleled opportunity for mobile apps developers to learn about the future of BlackBerry, will take place on 25 April 2013 at the Fairgrounds Holdings in Gaborone, Botswana.
3 Apr 2013 14:22
SchoolMedia, which serves as a platform for organisations such as Rotary International to get its branding and messaging into schools in Southern Africa, has expanded provincially and into Botswana.
29 Mar 2013 11:00
The Southern African nation's decision to adopt the Japanese standard for digital terrestrial television is the wrong one, industry body Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA) says.
20 Mar 2013 09:53
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
"We must keep women media professionals within the media sector". This was the message received by the more than 50 participants attending the 3rd Annual WAN-IFRA Women in News Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, this week, which brought together women from the media industry in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia for a three-day event.
11 Dec 2012 12:12
Earlier this year it was announced that Street View on Google Maps was coming to Botswana. Now anyone can travel virtually to Botswana via Street View on Google Maps and explore the country's scenery. Following the launch of Street View in South Africa just before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Botswana is the second African country to be on Street View.
28 Nov 2012 12:18
Last week as I met with several major media buyers in Gaborone presenting Media Trace's Botswana Outsights Report for October 2012, it became clear that October and November is their critical planning and buying season for the next year.
By Tatenda Chiweshe 31 Oct 2012 11:02
SABMiller has taken its traditional African beer brand‚ Chibuku - which is manufactured using either maize or sorghum - into ten other continental countries‚ a move the company says is motivated by its "affordability" and "product innovation" strategies.
By Billy Tawanda Karombo 11 Oct 2012 10:35
CNBC Africa is expected to open its ninth African bureau in Rwanda as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau in partnership with Rwanda TV and the Rwanda Development Board, will be based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali and opens for business in September 2012.
4 Sep 2012 13:07
Barclays Bank and its subsidiary, Absa, say they are engaged in negotiations to combine the majority of the Barclays Africa operations.
21 Aug 2012 11:41
Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 31 Jul 2012 11:38
Digital satellite television company MultiChoice could be losing revenue running into hundreds of thousands of dollars a year as Magic Box - a free-to-air satellite receiver that can pirate DStv signals - is becoming popular in Zimbabwe.
18 Jun 2012 09:47
Gateway Communications, the supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, continues with its plans to bring sub-sea connectivity inland across the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The most recent country to benefit from this initiative is Botswana, with capacity from SAT-3 being brought into Gaborone securely via South Africa.
14 May 2012 12:09
When two friends decided to go on a motorcycle tour around Southern Africa, they filmed it on their Apple iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphones and produced a documentary of their adventure.
By Craig Neill 14 May 2012 10:23
Audio Branding comes to Africa... Audio branding, also known as sound branding or sonic branding, is the use of sound to reinforce brand identity. Sound branding is increasingly becoming a vehicle for conveying a memorable message to consumers by taking advantage of the powerful memory sense of sound.
By Lars Deutsch 16 Apr 2012 12:08
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