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Episode 141: IMC speakers Mel Attree and Enzo Scarcella, plus we chat to Ben Wagner from Native.

Date: 27 Jul 2015
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Exploring Nigeria through the eyes of Ben Enwonwu
Exploring Nigeria through the eyes of Ben Enwonwu

Since the death of the legendary Ben Enwonwu, his paintings have stirred countless art lovers to locating Nigeria on the world's map...

By Nkem Ndem V 29 Jul 2015 14:01

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

29 Jul 2015 14:00



New global agency network offers end-to-end security PR specialists
New global agency network offers end-to-end security PR specialists

A new global agency network, Code Red, offers end-to-end security PR specialists...

29 Jul 2015 12:36

The rural problem
The rural problem

At 1.2 million square kilometres, SA is nearly as big as all of Western Europe. Texas is the largest state in the USA (excluding Alaska, which does not count)...

By Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs 29 Jul 2015 06:00

Learn how to positively influence your digital brand reputation
Learn how to positively influence your digital brand reputation

The digital universe is expanding and evolving. To keep up, attend a special webinar next week to find out how to take advantage of the 'Attention Economy'...

By Dries Badenhorst 28 Jul 2015 14:00

Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa
Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa

Prestige marketing isn't just about classy shots of high-end products - you still have to follow the tried and trusted marketing methods that make people relate to your brand, especially on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2015 14:00

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015 11:18

Cape Town restaurant shows the world how to deal with racist online reviews
Cape Town restaurant shows the world how to deal with racist online reviews

Online reviews can be a tricky business, especially in the restaurant trade. Things can get very messy, very quickly...

By Stuart Thomas 28 Jul 2015 08:00

Programmatic buying comes to South Africa
Programmatic buying comes to South Africa

When technology and advertising converge, the result is programmatic buying...

27 Jul 2015 14:00

The holy grail of marketing - word of mouth
The holy grail of marketing - word of mouth

Mention "the holy grail of marketing" to any agency exec and you're bound to have a bunch of buzzwords and the latest digital trends thrown your way...

By Nuno Lopes 27 Jul 2015 06:30

[CEM Africa Summit] CEM for the tech-enabled African future
[CEM Africa Summit] CEM for the tech-enabled African future

You need to keep an eye on future trends from the rest of the world to better manage your business' current customer experience. Some of these trends were shared in the Customer Experience Management Africa plenary session...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jul 2015 06:00

Centre to hold fourth National ICT Innovation Contest
Centre to hold fourth National ICT Innovation Contest

The 4th National ICT Innovation Contest Award aimed at inspiring and encouraging Ethiopian software developers and innovators will be held July 30, 2015...

By Alazar Shiferaw 24 Jul 2015 15:05

Mobile survey targets 1,000 entrepreneurs across five African countries
Mobile survey targets 1,000 entrepreneurs across five African countries

NAIROBI, Kenya: GeoPoll (www.geopoll.com), the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship in their countries.

24 Jul 2015 14:44

Posterscope brings future of OOH media to Nigeria
Posterscope brings future of OOH media to Nigeria

Posterscope, an out-of-home communication agency, has formally launched an office in Nigeria. Nigeria is the 32nd market globally that Posterscope is venturing into...

24 Jul 2015 09:52

The emperor in clothes
The emperor in clothes

It is anarchy out there with many brands and companies reviewing their media at present, in particular brands such as Unilever and Coca-Cola. This is because they are seeking assurances...

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Jul 2015 09:40

Mobile transactions surpass U.S.$2bn
Mobile transactions surpass U.S.$2bn

The value of transactions processed through mobile platforms surpassed $2 billion during the first five months of the year, highlighting the increasing number of people turning to mobile devices to transact.

By Martin Kadzere 24 Jul 2015 09:22

Training is the key to aligning your new African businesses with your strategy
Training is the key to aligning your new African businesses with your strategy

South African companies that want to succeed as they expand into other African countries, must be willing to make real investments in training staff in their processes and systems...

23 Jul 2015 16:05

US firm takes over Nettcash
US firm takes over Nettcash

A United States based mobile payments firm, Mozido, said yesterday it has acquired a majority stake in Zimbabwean firm NettCash, which also runs similar operations, as part of its expansion programme.

23 Jul 2015 15:04

#SomeoneTellCNN... Kenya isn't happy with them
#SomeoneTellCNN... Kenya isn't happy with them

American news broadcaster, CNN, is getting some heat from the Kenyan Twitter community. This is ahead of Barack Obama's visit to the country, which CNN reported as a "terror hotbed".

23 Jul 2015 14:38

Planning digital development in Africa
Planning digital development in Africa

The fourth edition of the Forum Forbes Afrique, held in Brazzaville on 21 July 2015, discussed the necessary conditions for the planned digital development in Africa.

23 Jul 2015 13:49

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 141: IMC speakers Mel Attree and Enzo Scarcella and Native's Ben Wagner
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 141: IMC speakers Mel Attree and Enzo Scarcella and Native's Ben Wagner

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, 23 July 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats Mel Attree, Enzo Scarcella and Ben Wagner...

22 Jul 2015 11:49

Eight awards at this year's Durban FilmMart
Eight awards at this year's Durban FilmMart

The 2015 Durban FilmMart announced its market awards and grants at the awards and closing function, sponsored by Videovision Entertainment...

22 Jul 2015 09:52

South African roadshow on digital transformation in the app economy goes to Kenya
South African roadshow on digital transformation in the app economy goes to Kenya

CA Southern Africa will take its roadshow on the imperatives surrounding digital transformation in the application economy where IT capabilities are identified as the competitive differentiator to Kenya on 13 August 2015...

22 Jul 2015 09:37

App challenge for startup developers in Africa, Asia
App challenge for startup developers in Africa, Asia

In a partnership between Bharti Airtel, Singaporean Telecommunications Company, Singtel and Samsung, a challenge has been launched for startup developers as it seeks to attract the 'next big app developers'...

22 Jul 2015 09:31

PAMRO 2015 in Tanzania offers top media research speakers
PAMRO 2015 in Tanzania offers top media research speakers

PAMRO has lined up a bank of international speakers representative of the best minds in media research methodologies who will discuss the latest global trends...

22 Jul 2015 09:23

Orange negotiating acquisition of Airtel's African units
Orange negotiating acquisition of Airtel's African units

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecom group Orange announced on Monday it is in exclusive negotiations to purchase four African subsidiaries from India's biggest mobile company, Bharti Airtel...

21 Jul 2015 15:09

'Social media threat to conventional journalism'
'Social media threat to conventional journalism'

The Vice Chancellor, Kaduna State University, Professor Barnabas Qurix, has alerted on the use of the social media by thousands of young Nigerians as a threat to conventional journalism...

By Maryam Ahmadu-Suka 21 Jul 2015 12:51

Winners announced for the Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela Awards 2015
Winners announced for the Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela Awards 2015

On 19 July at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, the winners were announced for the Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film Awards...

21 Jul 2015 10:04

African Champions - German multimedia broadcast highlights influential young Africans
African Champions - German multimedia broadcast highlights influential young Africans

Deutsche Welle (DW) will present 'Africa on the Move', through 90 films, plus radio and online portraits, which will introduce young, influential African champions who are making things happen...

21 Jul 2015 09:33

Allon Raiz to speak at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015
Allon Raiz to speak at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

The upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 25 and 26 July 2015, and is the 6th annual gathering of entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, business leaders, mentors, and high-level government officials.

20 Jul 2015 14:13

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