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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Afrikan Dust Media launches Wabona

Afrikan Dust Media Group (ADMG) has launched Wabona, Sotho for 'You See', a an online Pay-Per-View video streaming service in beta phase.

22 Nov 2012 11:07

Creating strong brand memory maps

The brain is found to be far more "plastic" than previously thought, able to rewire itself after damage from a stroke or to strengthen neural connections or "maps" when learning, like memorising the dialogue of a play or learning to play the guitar. Brands map themselves in memory structures in a similar manner at various quality and quantity levels.

By John Laurence 22 Nov 2012 06:04

Restless City wins at Nile Film Festival

Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City was named Best Long Feature Film at the inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF), which ran in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012. The Nigerian film also won Best Cinematography.

21 Nov 2012 13:47

HiFi Corp opens first store in Zambia

Forming part of the upmarket Manda Hill Centre in Lusaka, HiFi Corp opened its first store in Zambia in July 2012. Since then it has welcomed thousands of customers eager to experience its promise of tech shopping made easy.

21 Nov 2012 11:21

BASA's model positively received at African Creative Economy Conference

Business and Arts South Africa's model of engagement between business and arts was positively received at the recent African Creative Economy Conference.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 21 Nov 2012 10:02

Global Mobile Consumer Survey shows increase in mobile banking

MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce announced the results of its annual Global Consumer Survey, carried out in partnership with On Device Research that reveals the behaviour of mobile media users from across the world, giving data and intelligence into mobile engagement and purchasing habits.

21 Nov 2012 10:01

CNBC Africa interviews Rwandan president on 'Africa Rising'

CNBC Africa's chief editor, Godfrey Mutizwa interviews Rwandan president, Paul Kagame during an hour long sit down in Kigali. The interview will be broadcast on Tuesday, 27 November at 9PM on 'Africa Rising', DStv Channel 410.

21 Nov 2012 09:14

Rwanda's Media - Cautious of Content

In my article, Rwanda's Media - Haunted By Its Past published on Monday, 12 November 2012, I elaborated the history of the Rwandan media and how it was a victim of its very long history of being sectarian, partisan and mismanaged.

20 Nov 2012 14:31

MTN Uganda relaunches MTN Zone

MTN Uganda has relaunched its MTN Zone with discounts of up to 99% and a minimum guaranteed discount of 5% on MTN calls.

20 Nov 2012 10:40

SA offers soft landing for skills back from African diaspora

One of South Africa's early pioneers on the continent, MultiChoice, found a major challenge to be a shortage of skills in markets where few had experience of working for large corporations. And as quickly as they built up skills, other multinationals entering these markets snapped them up.

By Dianna Games 20 Nov 2012 10:06

CNBC launches operations in Rwanda

International business news channel, CNBC Africa, opened a bureau in Kigali that will air daily updates of the stock market trading and investment news in the country, as it plans to spread its presence in Africa.

20 Nov 2012 09:41

Airtel, Unesco partner on community radio

Airtel Tanzania in partnership with Unesco has unveiled a programme that will enrich communities living in the rural areas with news and information for their development.

20 Nov 2012 09:04

Kalasha 2012 award nominations announced

Nairobi Half Life and Shattered movies dominated the Kalasha Film and Television Awards nominee list that was unveiled last Friday, 16 November 2012.

20 Nov 2012 08:28

African telcos urged to address rural connectivity

Stakeholders in the information and telecommunications sector urged mobile network operators to gather their resources together to bridge the digital divide that exists between the rural and urban areas in the continent.

By Savious Kwinika 20 Nov 2012 07:45

Africa leads in mobile innovation

The continent is leading the way in developing mobile applications, research shows.

By Lloyd Gedye 19 Nov 2012 13:44

Uganda celebrates African ICT week

Uganda has pledged its support for the ongoing African Information and Communications Technology Week, which it believes will help transform the continent into a knowledge-based economy.

By Jude Bukenya 19 Nov 2012 13:33

Airtel partners with Ericsson for expansion of network elements

Bharti Airtel have announced that it has undertaken an end-to-end network transformation program across its mobile operations in 16 African countries. The program, which is reportedly the largest of its kind on the African continent, in partnership with Ericsson involved a comprehensive upgrade and expansion of network elements on all of Airtel's African operations, including switching, radio, network management, data, charging, and consumer-services platforms and systems.

19 Nov 2012 12:48

Etisalat wins NCC Awards for service, customer care

Nigeria's growing telecommunications service provider, Etisalat has received two awards from the industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The awards are for Excellent Service and Effective Collaboration with the Consumer Affairs Bureau to Ensure Access to Customer Care Helpline, and for Regular Attendance and Effective Participation at all NCC outreach programmes.

19 Nov 2012 12:24

Independent national TV to switch on in 2014

Times Group Limited has said it will engage another gear in its media pioneering role in Malawi when in the next 18 months it is going to introduce the first independent national television station.

By Gregory Gondwe 19 Nov 2012 11:57

Govt. tells journos to try self-employment

Malawi government on Friday asked graduating students from the Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) to be innovative and to try self-employment instead of waiting on Malawi's small media industry to take them on board.

By Gregory Gondwe 19 Nov 2012 11:33

Financial return vs. marketing skill - billboards unpacked

We all know that big guys with big money tend to win bigger, it is no secret that the best way to reap big rewards from billboards in Africa is to start with a battalion of cash. That way you can subsume fledgling enterprises that have great assets but lack volumes to service big brand needs.

By Tatenda Chiweshe 19 Nov 2012 11:12

Etisalat wins award for mobile health initiative

Etisalat Group, the telecommunications corporation with operations in 15 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has won the Social Contribution Award from the World Communication Awards at a recent ceremony held in London, United Kingdom. The ceremony was attended by Ahmed Bin Ali, senior vice president: corporate communications on behalf of Etisalat.

19 Nov 2012 10:58

Alcatel-Lucent, Smile partner to expand availability of 4G services

Alcatel-Lucent is set to enable the African wireless service provider Smile to introduce 4G mobile broadband services to several more sites in Tanzania, and Uganda, extending the agreement signed earlier this year between the companies for the provision of lightning-fast LTE services in Tanzania.

19 Nov 2012 10:41

Motorola launches Enterprise Mobility technologies

Motorola Solutions has announced the launch of its Enterprise Mobility business in Kenya. Motorola Solutions will offer its portfolio of next generation enterprise mobility solutions including: ruggedized mobile computers and enterprise class smart-phones; advanced mobile scanning and imaging solutions and a robust line of barcode scanners and RFID readers.

19 Nov 2012 10:20

Alliance Media successfully launches airport advertising

After having been awarded the exclusive advertising rights for Botswana's SSK International airport in Gaborone, for another consecutive term, Alliance Media Botswana has successfully installed a number of key sites within the new airport.

Issued by Alliance Media 19 Nov 2012 10:10

African nominated for Business Professor of the Year Award

The only person in Africa to be nominated for the Economist Intelligence Unit's Business Professor of the Year Award is Dr Adrian Saville. The GIBS visiting professor and CIO of Cannon Asset Managers has committed to donating his US$100 000 prize to charity, should he win the award.

19 Nov 2012 09:45

Kenya PR firm awarded for social media campaign

Kenyan public relations firm, Gina Din Corporate Communications (GDCC) has won two global public relations awards for the 'Kenyan for Kenya' social media campaign.

By Carole Kimutai 16 Nov 2012 13:23

TE Connectivity joins IT Leaders West Africa Summit

The annual IT Leaders West Africa Summit will take place from 28-29 November 2012 in Accra, Ghana. The summit is produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. Kinetic Events is proud to confirm summit Silver Solution Provider, TE Connectivity on board for the IT Leaders West Africa Summit in November.

16 Nov 2012 12:42

Africans eager for new ways of accessing TV content

Independent production house Rapid Blue says there is an abundance of television content opportunities waiting to be seized on the African continent - especially in the digital sphere. This emerged after the company participated in the recent DISCOP Africa film and television market.

16 Nov 2012 12:18

Alcatel-Lucent partnership connects Southern Africa and the global community

Alcatel-Lucent and Angola Cables, a consortium of Angolan telecommunications operators, are to expand the availability of high-speed internet access and data services throughout Angola and to the rest of world.

16 Nov 2012 11:55

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