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Your exclusive invitation to Cannes Lions 2017
Your exclusive invitation to Cannes Lions 2017

The 64th International Festival of Creativity may only last a week, from 17-24 June 2017 in Cannes, France, but the inspiration and value provided by the event and exclusive Biz coverage lasts a whole year...

23 hours ago

Founder, Consumer Advocacy Forum Nigeria, Sola Salako; managing director, Edelman South Africa, Jordan Rittenberry; managing director, Chain Reactions Nigeria, Israel Opayemi; and founder & chief executive officer, Proshare Nigeria Limited, Femi Awoyemi, at the presentation of 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer Annual Global Study organised by Chain Reactions Nigeria, in partnership with Edelman in Lagos.
Nigerian PR boosted

Edelman and Chain Reactions Nigeria have launched the Edelman Trust Barometer Survey Report on trust and credibility in the PR industry...

22 hours ago

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Humans want human touch in customer journey, not bots

New UK research indicates that consumers value human interaction in the customer services process, with 87% reporting they tend to stay more loyal and increase their business with companies that offer a real person to talk to at the right stage of their customer journey...

20 Mar 2017

Documenting the African public transport story
Documenting the African public transport story

‘Afrikanist in Motion': The African public transport story, through the lens of Yasser Booley…

20 Mar 2017

Mozambican e-commerce startup Izyshop raising $300k
Mozambican e-commerce startup Izyshop raising $300k

Mozambican e-commerce startup Izyshop is looking to raise US$300,000 funding, to enable it to expand its product variety and service quality...

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 Mar 2017

Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme
Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme

Microsoft has launched East Africa's first #Insiders4Good fellowship programme affording entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their solutions for social challenges in communities…

20 Mar 2017

Image from Loeries® Regional Roadshow in Lagos, Nigeria.
#Loeries2017: Andrew Human's Regional Roadshow highlights

Loeries CEO Andrew Human chats about the Loeries' recent Regional Roadshow that covered Lagos and Nairobi while also sharing tips to boost your personal creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Mar 2017

.africa joins the internet
.africa joins the internet

After a long wait and a court case, the African Union has launched the .africa domain for the continent…

17 Mar 2017

World Wide Creative appoints new leadership to drive its vision into Africa
World Wide Creative appoints new leadership to drive its vision into Africa

One of South Africa's most established digital agencies, WWC, has appointed Louis Janse van Rensburg as its Managing Director for Johannesburg and Africa...

Issued by World Wide Creative 17 Mar 2017

InMobi, Broadbrand in strategic partnership for Africa
InMobi, Broadbrand in strategic partnership for Africa

Broadbrand, a specialist mobile marketing company and subsidiary of the Digital Solutions Group (DSG), has secured the exclusive rights to offer InMobi ad inventory in Africa…

17 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention
#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

New insurance app brings sponsored cover to Uganda
New insurance app brings sponsored cover to Uganda

Uganda, a country with a high smartphone penetration, is the first-to-market for SureBüddy, a sponsored insurance app…

17 Mar 2017

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white).
Social entrepreneur projects awarded in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs in annual Change-Makers' competition…

17 Mar 2017

Sponsorship for mobile money Africa event
Sponsorship for mobile money Africa event

Mastercard partners with Mobile Money Africa to host the CashlessAfrica Conference and Expo in Nigeria…

17 Mar 2017

African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation
African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation

While 80% of people will not buy from a company with a damaged reputation, the good reputation of a company brings with it benefits such as allowing it to charge a premium for its products...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

1bn in mobile subscriptions soon for Africa
1bn in mobile subscriptions soon for Africa

The building blocks of a new mobile revolution: these are the strategic focus areas for Africa's telcos in 2017…

By Mariam Abdullahi 16 Mar 2017

How to expand your startup outside of Africa
How to expand your startup outside of Africa

African tech startups are increasingly expanding outside of the continent, with firms like Entersekt, IoT.nxt and Custos Media Technologies, leading that charge right now…

By Tom Jackson 16 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?
Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya, East Africa's industrial nerve centre is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. East Africa was again the continent's fastest growing region and is expected to continue its high growth path in 2016/2017...

By Stephen du Preez 16 Mar 2017

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Setting growth projections from your marketing plan

Setting realistic growth projections is one of the most important and challenging aspects of running a business. One of the issues is that future growth rates will be profoundly impacted by your marketing plan. Unfortunately, too many businesses fail to make realistic projections...

By Ryan Kh 16 Mar 2017

First user-generated daily current events show in Egypt launches
First user-generated daily current events show in Egypt launches

The digital video community's new show ‘Street's Point of View' proves a hit with Egyptian audiences hungry for relevant local content…

16 Mar 2017

Agrofood & Plastprintpack Nigeria. Credit: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co.
Record participation at Nigerian trade show

Record participation of more than one hundred exhibitors from 19 countries at Agrofood & Plastprintpack Nigeria 2017…

16 Mar 2017

Winners of Africa innovation challenge
Winners of Africa innovation challenge

Johnson & Johnson has named the winners of its first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress…

15 Mar 2017

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Five African cities in Quality of Living rankings

Five African cities remain in the top 100 rankings in regards to quality of living - Mercer's 19th Quality of Living ranking…

15 Mar 2017

The trouble with branding things African
The trouble with branding things African

I have often heard people describe products and services coming out of our continent as African, such as African attire, African cuisine, African print and so on...

By James Maposa 15 Mar 2017

Ringier, Silvertree end JV - Silvertree gets DealDey
Ringier, Silvertree end JV - Silvertree gets DealDey

Silvertree has taken full ownership of Nigerian discount online shopping platform DealDey after Ringier exit…

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Mar 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials
Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

Participants at the United Nations Youth Forum held in New York in January this year. Credit: Africa Renewal/Ihuoma Atanga
Youth dividend or ticking time bomb?

Africa has more people under 18 than any other continent in the world, reports Africa Renewal…

14 Mar 2017

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Is your brand ready for the 30-hour media day?

The world of media is changing at a rapid pace as consumers' attention is fragmented across multiple channels and devices...

By Werner Lindemann 14 Mar 2017

Decolonising the creative economy: Shukri Toefy on Fort's #CreateMovement campaign
Decolonising the creative economy: Shukri Toefy on Fort's #CreateMovement campaign

For Fort CEO Shukri Toefy, the launch of the #CreateMovement platform is intended to incite greater soul-searching within the African creative economy...

By Tim Leibbrandt 14 Mar 2017

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Engen Zambia partners to add chicken to offering

Engen's partnership with Corner Bakery provides Zambians with fast food chicken on the go…

14 Mar 2017

Marco Pozzoni
Why big data analytics is at the heart of digital transformation

Digital transformation is reshaping the way business is done across all industries…

By Marco Pozzoni 14 Mar 2017

Officials raid Kwekwe Radio Station, Zimbabwe
Officials raid Kwekwe Radio Station, Zimbabwe

Officials from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe and Transmedia last week ransacked Kwekwe Community Radio station's offices…

14 Mar 2017

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