The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.
By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013 13:20
No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.
By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013 12:33
The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
According to an infographic on One, Twiplomacy found that African leaders lead the way when it comes to having conversations on Twitter. The infographic also shows the best connected, most followed, and most active African leaders on Twitter.
2 Aug 2013 09:10
Telemundo, a channel exclusively dedicated to telenovelas, comes to 48 countries in Africa from 12 August 2013 on DStv, channel 118 in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
27 Jun 2013 07:00
Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde impressed attendees at the annual Net Prophet conference last week with news of exciting tech innovations for the province.
By Sindy Peters 24 May 2013 19:00
Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.
14 May 2013 11:02
CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards.
14 Mar 2013 12:34
Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.
6 Feb 2013 11:40
MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.
14 Aug 2013 13:05
BRUSSEL, BELGIUM / CAIRO, EGYPT: Europe's Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes has welcomed a pledge by Egypt to maintain an 'open' Internet that would not be subject to government shut downs, as was the case during the 2011 uprising.
29 May 2013 11:43
BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by angry Chinese Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported yesterday.
28 May 2013 12:06
The 13th edition of the Card, ATM & Mobile Expo, taking place 11-13 June in Lagos, Nigeria, promises a superb learning experience where successful shared services implementations across the world can share their learning points with Africa.
Issued by Intermarc Consulting 27 May 2013 21:55
Tunisiana and Orange Tunisia have announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Interoute, the owner operator of Europe's next generation network, for the commissioning of a submarine cable, called Didon, connecting the city of Kélibia, Tunisia to Interoute's pan European fiber optic network, via its landing station in Mazara del Vallo, Siciliy, Italy.
21 May 2013 11:56
Alcatel-Lucent and Tunisie Telecom, Tunisia's telecommunications provider, have successfully completed the trial of superfast broadband services using advanced Alcatel-Lucent's VDSL2 Vectoring technology.
9 Apr 2013 09:59
Tunisiana, a provider of wireless communications services in Tunisia, and Alcatel-Lucent have announced a four-year agreement to build a wireline broadband access network that will bring high-speed internet access and high-quality voice and video services to millions of Tunisian consumers and business customers.
18 Dec 2012 11:36
A hacker has claimed responsibility for disrupting SA's Department of Social Development's website and hacking those of the National Planning Commission and the National Population Unit.
11 Dec 2012 06:29
After extensive testing, SEACOM, last week, activated the second of its two terrestrial routes across Egypt. It is reported that SEACOM is the only East Africa cable system to have the capability of providing resilience across Egypt to its customers for traffic routed to Europe and the US.
14 Nov 2012 10:19
Africa Media Online was invited by the Google Cultural Institute earlier this year to become a key partner in the Google History Project, an initiative that showcases a collection of stories of important 20th century events.
Issued by Africa Media Online 15 Oct 2012 11:54
As we adapt to Africa's consumer landscape and connectivity infrastructure, the rest of the world is looking to the continent for new models and ways of finding solutions through mobile technology from m-health and m-education to m-commerce or mobile apps. Tech4Africa 2012 is playing an important role in bringing this ecosystem together.
Issued by Liviserver 10 Oct 2012 12:45
Showcasing Egypt's growing reputation for ICT excellence, the country will host the Cairo ICT 2012 under the theme 'The Spring of Technologies - From Dreams to Needs' from tomorrow, 26 April 2012, and will culminate with the World Summit Awards (WSA).
25 Apr 2012 12:33
DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.
5 Mar 2012 08:33
Africa looks set to get its own generic top-level domain, .africa, in 2013 if the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gives the go-ahead, which looks likely. The creation of the new domain could set off a gold rush and create headaches for businesses wanting to protect their brands.
By Craig Wilson 29 Feb 2012 09:48
Over the last while there's been a something of rallying cry for Africans to tell their own stories. But all too often proponents are more in love with discussing the idea than figuring out practical ways to make it happen. 18 Days in Egypt, a start-up that focuses on documenting the revolution, is turning the concept into a reality - and, moreover, using an innovative, collaborative digital platform to do so.
By Theresa Mallinson 15 Feb 2012 09:41
The January 2011 revolution in Tunisia brought an end to internet filtering and control of online content but old habits seem to be resurfacing and Reporters Without Borders urges the Tunisian courts not to take any decision that could lead to the restoration of filtering.
10 Feb 2012 12:28
ITWeb has appointed Gareth van Zyl to be editor of ITWebAfrica, its soon-to-be-launched ICT news and information website dedicated to English-speaking African markets.
Issued by ITWeb 6 Feb 2012 09:59
CNN International and MultiChoice announced at the end of last week that the deadline for entries for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards have been extended to Wednesday, 22 February 2012, and the judging to take place in April this year.
30 Jan 2012 10:02
Egypt's state-run telecommunications operator Telecom Egypt, announced late on Sunday, 15 January 2012, that Tarek Abou Alam will take over as the company's new chief executive and managing director.
16 Jan 2012 14:38
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