Finally, what you've all been waiting for! Bizcommunity.com's 2013 Biz Trends Report is now available for downloading in pdf format - and this year we've improved the quality for a better tablet experience!
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Feb 2013 14:33
It's that time of the year where agencies are asked to haul out the old crystal ball and provide pearls of thumb-sucking wisdom. Before we do so, it would be wise to see how history might repeat itself. Reflecting briefly, for experiential marketing, 2012 was quite a year locally and abroad. Oh, and mazeltov on surviving the Mayan apocalypse - it was touch-and-go for a second there.
By Mike Silver 29 Jan 2013 11:18
In 2012, brands asked some pertinent and challenging questions pertaining to influencer outreach and seeding their products. Insights gained both as a delegate and a speaker at a number of enlightening conferences over the past year have led me to the following observations about what brands want and how Africa's youth prefer to be communicated with - from a marketing and advertising perspective.
By Mongezi Mtati 21 Jan 2013 11:49
Radio has always baffled media futurologists, effortlessly bouncing back from perceived 'threats' such as recession right through to technological revolution - something consistently touted by 'radio assassins' as the next to bring about the demise of the medium. Bucking the trend, year-on-year growth as an industry remains at a steady increase and this demonstrates its enduring relevance.
By Matona Sakupwanya 21 Jan 2013 11:40
I'm quite new to education, but completely immersed and have much to say. I thought I'd focus my crystal ball on a broad range of education industry issues, and wanted to avoid at all costs penning another "Have you heard about Khan Academy?" piece, (But now that that's done)...
By Josh Adler 18 Jan 2013 10:58
The Association for Communication and Advertising's (ACA) 2013 APEX award winners were announced at the prestigious gala event held recently at the Vodadome at Vodacom World in Midrand.
21 Jun 2013 07:18
In our ongoing exploration of content marketing and our attempts to bring it to life, we're going to shed a little more light through a real-life example of 'stratospheric' proportion.
By Athar Naser 11 Jun 2013 06:17
Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, is now the official sponsor of the eighth edition of the reality series, Big Brother Africa (BBA). Dubbed The Chase began airing on Sunday, 26 May 2013.
27 May 2013 10:41
From Amoeba to Icon; where do you currently rank in your industry's natural progression? In this piece, I walk you through the seven stages of development as you strive to position yourself as an industry expert. [video]
By Douglas Kruger 13 Apr 2013 06:31
In line with their philosophy of innovation and creativity, the Straight Up Company has lined up a treat for Zambian music lovers to hear Afro-soul singer, songwriter and poet, Zahara. This South African artist will perform a concert on Friday, 24 May 2013 at the New Government Complex in Lusaka, Zambia. Contemporary local artists, Pompi and Scarlet will perform as opening acts for the songstress.
3 Apr 2013 13:28
MultiChoice Kenya has announced that it will be taking up lead sponsorship for Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference, a creative content and electronic broadcasting event in East Africa that promotes knowledge sharing and networking among high-level electronic media professionals. BFMA 2013 is scheduled to take place in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre from 17-18 June 2013.
22 Mar 2013 11:23
"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013 09:03
MAIDENHEAD, UK: Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is actively engaging with the academic community across South Africa to support secondary and university-level ICT education in the country.
12 Feb 2013 06:15
The Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 tournament kicked-off on Saturday, 19 January 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Orange is once again the official partner of this major sporting event.
18 Jan 2013 13:12
How are P&G and Unilever differentiated? Does the Coca-Cola Company want to be known for obesity or health? Will supermarket brands be strengthened or weakened by their supply chains? The perfect storm of social media, continuing social unrest, concerns over the economy and environment will batter brands that are not resilient and adaptive, while shaking established ad agencies to their foundations.
By Mike Freedman 17 Jan 2013 14:04
The SABC will be a Platinum sponsor for this year's PROMAX/BDA Africa event which will take place on 22 November 2013 at The Maslow Hotel, The Ballroom, in Sandton, Johannesburg.
18 Nov 2013 08:37
2100 Cameroonian girls aged between 6 and 15, mainly from Northern Cameroon, an area ravaged by poverty, started school last month at the beginning of the country's school calendar after MTN Cameroon resolved to sponsor their education for the next six years.
30 Oct 2013 07:14
Engen Lesotho have contributed R100,000 sponsorship to the annual Morija Arts & Cultural Festival which runs until 6 October.
1 Oct 2013 10:27
One of the pinnacle events for the mobile industry in 2013 is Tech4Africa, taking place from 9-10 October. Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is supporting it with guaranteed discounts for its members.
25 Sep 2013 08:10
The Nigerian Telegraph reports that Etisalat Nigeria will be a Gold sponsor for the Nigeria App Summit, set to take place on 5 November 2013 at the Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos.
16 Sep 2013 10:38
Samsung Electronics Africa is supporting education in Africa by sponsoring two mobile phones for the www.writetoangola.com Expedition.
2 Sep 2013 11:36
Telecel Zimbabwe has donated funds to the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) to hold workshops on new media and ICT reporting, reports Humanipo.
26 Aug 2013 14:04
Africa's pivotal advanced technology trade show is pleased to announce Sony as a platinum sponsor of its 2013 exhibition.
2 Jul 2013 16:02
International musicians Konshens and Alaine, are set for a Kampala show, according to Crown Beverages Limited, the maker of Pepsi in Uganda.
By Walter Wafula 14 Jun 2013 12:17
The countdown to Mediatech Africa 2013, taking place from 17-19 July 2013 at The Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa, has started and anticipation for the top brands and services on offer this year in the broadcast, film and production industry has begun to build.
14 May 2013 21:29
In December 2012, a team of four bikers departed Cape Town for Kampala, Uganda, on a long-haul ride, dubbed SA2UGANDA, in support of quality education in South Africa.
10 Jan 2013 12:54
Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Marketing & Media Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles and those that drew the most comment as well as our most read contributors.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Jan 2013 10:19
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
The Afrinolly Shortfilm Competition, launched late last week, offers budding filmmakers and documentary/animation content creators the opportunity to win prizes in a competition valued at US$100 000.
6 Nov 2012 07:44
The lettera27 foundation, in collaboration with the African Film Festival of Cordoba-FCAT, on Thursday, 18 October 2012, granted a €25 000 fund to a project titled Djin (The wind of destiny) from Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman.
19 Oct 2012 14:17
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