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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015 06:41

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets
The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell 28 Mar 2015 12:21

Dreams Botswana magazine launches
Dreams Botswana magazine launches

A new bi-monthly magazine called Dreams Botswana has been launched in Gaborone, Botswana...

By Felicity Male 17 Feb 2015 14:38

Bad karma? Hackers hit Gaborone daily
Bad karma? Hackers hit Gaborone daily

GABORONE, BOTSWANA: The Editor of the Gaborone Mmegi suspects a state organisation is behind a hacking attack last week, reports Mail & Guardian...

30 Jan 2015 08:48

SADC Media Awards entries now open
SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015 09:13

Botswana Certified Meeting Professional recertified
Botswana Certified Meeting Professional recertified

Gwen Watkins, the only Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in Botswana, has been recertified until 1 January 2020...

26 Jan 2015 11:02

Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] The future of work

Do you remember work before the internet? When did we become so wired and connected to everything that work no longer has set working hours?

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2014 12:38

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Orange Botswana, Erricson form managed service partnership
Orange Botswana, Erricson form managed service partnership

Orange Botswana and Ericsson has formed a multi-year managed services agreement which will see Ericsson manage all network operations for the telecoms operator...

10 Oct 2014 09:28

Sunday Standard Editor arrested, colleague flees following threats
Sunday Standard Editor arrested, colleague flees following threats

MISA Botswana was shocked to learn that Sunday Standard Editor, Outsa Mokone, was arrested and detained by the Botswana Police Service on 8 September 2014. The warrant of arrest...

12 Sep 2014 08:14

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

Jockey targets Gabarone through OOH campaigns
Jockey targets Gabarone through OOH campaigns

To strategically engage the consumer market in Botswana, the Jockey out of home campaign has fifteen Jockey branded taxis travelling on major arterial routes around Botswana as well as a...

30 Jul 2014 11:26

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
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

Laine Barnard
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

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
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

Social media is a key for terror groups
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

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
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

Danette Breitenbach
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
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

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
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

Dina Saffer-Myers
Winning advertising creative - you get what you brief

A brand manager's dream: Produce a TV advert showcasing the benefits of a product whilst bringing a tear to the consumer's eye and galvanising them to rush out to purchase it.

By Dina Saffer-Myers 18 Mar 2014 15:51

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014 07:39

SA vs Botswana: The Woolworths price difference
SA vs Botswana: The Woolworths price difference

As the rand weakens and the pula strengthens, so consumers in Botswana find the gap in the cost of goods between South Africa and Botswana in Woolworths grows and not in their favour.

By Gwen Watkins 5 Mar 2014 16:02

Ad campaign highlights persecution of Bushmen
Ad campaign highlights persecution of Bushmen

A global ad campaign by Survival International, 'Discover the hidden secrets of Botswana', is putting the spotlight on Botswana's persecution of Africa's last hunting Bushmen.

7 Feb 2014 10:46

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Phillipe Baudin appointed as CEO Orange Botswana
Phillipe Baudin appointed as CEO Orange Botswana

Phillipe Baudin was appointed as Orange Botswana's new CEO effective December 2013.

21 Jan 2014 14:06

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa
Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57

Yuppiechef creams customer service with common sense
Yuppiechef creams customer service with common sense

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

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