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Episode 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more

Date: 23 Oct 2014
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Date: 10 Oct 2014
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Mobile money - time for a reality check?
Mobile money - time for a reality check?

The growth of mobile money in Africa over the last seven years has been phenomenal. Figures doing the rounds include the calculation that 43%of Kenyan GDP is channelled through M-PESA each year...

By Vahid Monadjem 25 Oct 2014 10:52

Is corporate online advertising in Africa effective?
Is corporate online advertising in Africa effective?

Marketing and communications executives are under a tremendous amount of pressure to prove the effectiveness of corporate online initiatives. To ensure funding, marketing offices must measure the return on investment of their strategies and communicate their success in tangible ways.

24 Oct 2014 17:19

Managed services born again in Africa
Managed services born again in Africa

The notion of managed IT services is not new, but thanks to the ever-evolving nature of technology and the rapid growth of cloud services in Africa, managed services has in effect been born again.

24 Oct 2014 10:02

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding spoke to Michael Carney, Alex Harrington-Griffin, Dirk Tolken, Kisha van Vuuren and Nader Henein...

24 Oct 2014 09:45

Voting open for Forbes Africa Person of the Year
Voting open for Forbes Africa Person of the Year

The Forbes Africa 2014 nominees for the Person of the Year Award have been announced. Public voting is now open.

24 Oct 2014 07:17

Winner of APO invite to AfricaCom 2014 revealed
Winner of APO invite to AfricaCom 2014 revealed

The African Press Organisation (APO) has announced that science journalist Aimable Twahirwa (@atwahirwa) from Rwanda has won the APO invitation to participate in the AfricaCom 2014.

24 Oct 2014 07:01

Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change
Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change

While the mobile internet has brought only incremental improvements in developed markets, it is fundamentally changing lives in Africa allowing access to basic services.

24 Oct 2014 06:35

Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date
Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date

Al Jazeera has announced that there's finally a retrial date for its journalists in jail in Egypt. On 1 January 2015 the imprisoned journalists will have the appeals against their convictions considered... (video)

23 Oct 2014 14:10

Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries
Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries

A newspaper owned by a cabinet minister, Obert Mpofu, is on the verge of collapse amid reports it has been failing to pay workers on time for months...

23 Oct 2014 12:11

Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa
Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa

GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa, taking place at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 5-7 November 2014, has MTN Group as a platinum sponsor...

23 Oct 2014 09:04

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation
Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation

With no signs of slowing down, retail developments continue to shape the skylines of most sub-Saharan African cities with an influx of international retailers wanting to take advantage of the African consumer story...

23 Oct 2014 08:04

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 23 October 2014, from 9am-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Michael Carney, Alex Harrington-Griffin, Dirk Tolken and Kisha van Vuuren...

22 Oct 2014 10:18

Gabon youth to benefit from new tech training programme
Gabon youth to benefit from new tech training programme

A partnership between Bharti Airtel and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has seen a new training programme unveiled, dubbed 'Train My Generation: Gabon 5,000'...

22 Oct 2014 09:20

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

Driving consumer engagement in Africa
Driving consumer engagement in Africa

The awareness and desire for branded goods is growing. Consumer goods companies all want a piece of the action, but the African consumer is both well-informed and extremely selective...

By Derek Bouwer 22 Oct 2014 06:26

The importance of mobility and BYOD trends
The importance of mobility and BYOD trends

A long overdue trend is mobility in the workforce. Almost everyone has a phone; in fact there are currently more mobile devices in South Africa than people...

By Duaan Dekker 21 Oct 2014 15:25

ACEC2014 speakers, lineup released
ACEC2014 speakers, lineup released

The 4th ACEC will take place in Rabat, Morocco from 13-15 November 2014. More details of the conference programme and speakers have been announced...

21 Oct 2014 14:01

Could mobile marketing be the key to combating Ebola in Africa?
Could mobile marketing be the key to combating Ebola in Africa?

With the whole world on high alert after the Ebola outbreak, the question arises: how do we effectively inform Africans about the facts?

By Craig Rossouw 21 Oct 2014 12:21

Solutions for the cash to digital convergence
Solutions for the cash to digital convergence

Vahid Monadjem, will be discussing solutions for the cash to digital convergence at AfricaCom 2014 under the Mobile Money and m-commerce stream...

21 Oct 2014 11:55

What the African data gap means for business
What the African data gap means for business

I suspect if you were to create a map of data sets throughout the world, it would look much like the electricity map - data overload in the US, Europe and parts of Asia, yet a mere sprinkling around North Africa, South Africa, Lagos, and Kenya...

By Carol Pineau 20 Oct 2014 11:26

Kenya in drive to have 40% local content on broadcasting platforms
Kenya in drive to have 40% local content on broadcasting platforms

Kenya, through the Communications Authority of Kenya has set out to enforce a directive that will have all television stations in Kenya air 40% local content in their program lineup...

By Susan Mwenesi 20 Oct 2014 08:52

East Africa to benefit from cross border money transfer service
East Africa to benefit from cross border money transfer service

Airtel Money is set kick off the pilot phase of a cross border money transfer product in East Africa on 1 November 2014...

20 Oct 2014 07:11

Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign
Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign

Email marketing has evolved from the 'spam age' and has since found its place as one of the most cost and time-effective marketing tools that can be used at the forefront of almost any marketing campaign...

By David Sylvester 20 Oct 2014 07:06

TBWA\Africa conference to focus on scope for sustained business expansion
TBWA\Africa conference to focus on scope for sustained business expansion

In a quest for continued strong growth, Zimbabwean communication businesses aligned with the Africa network of the global TBWA\ advertising group are about to plug into the latest creative trends...

18 Oct 2014 09:49

How to make your mobile app go global
How to make your mobile app go global

Putting mobile apps within reach of a global audience is one of the easiest steps companies can take to tap into the market of more than one billion potential online smartphone customers...

By Ian Henderson 17 Oct 2014 15:00

The cultural differences and doing business in Africa
The cultural differences and doing business in Africa

Africa has been earmarked as a big growth market in which to operate, but you need to know what you're doing to achieve any kind of success in this dynamic environment...

By Louise Robinson 17 Oct 2014 11:56

Samsung Kenya honoured with 2014 Kenya Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award
Samsung Kenya honoured with 2014 Kenya Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

Frost & Sullivan has honoured Samsung Kenya with the 2014 Kenya Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award, based on its recent analysis of the mobile phone market...

17 Oct 2014 09:32

Last opportunity to win an invitation to AfricaCom 2014
Last opportunity to win an invitation to AfricaCom 2014

One African journalist can stand the chance to win an invitation to attend the 17th AfricaCom 2014 telecoms event, taking place from 11-13 November 2014...

17 Oct 2014 08:21

Louise Marsland
Why these brands are growing

Global strategic marketing consultancy Added Value has found that brands that tap into cultural relevance and prove themselves to be authentic, honest, all natural, with a good story to tell, have brought back a traditional craft...

By Louise Marsland 17 Oct 2014 08:12

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