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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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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

Shoprite opens doors in northern Nigeria

Thursday, 20 March 2014 saw Shoprite open its doors in northern Nigeria, adding to its already 1,800 outlets globally.

24 Mar 2014 09:30

Kaymu encourages sellers to move online

Online businesses are said to be accelerating in Africa. Building an online shop and presence is described as a great way of reaching out to many customers across the continent, and more specifically throughout Nigeria.

10 Mar 2014 07:32

Growth funding to enable MoboFree expansion

MoboFree raised significant growth funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) in order to expand its local presence in Lagos and Accra through new offices in East Africa and for marketing investments.

12 Feb 2014 16:12

India's Beyond Squarefeet to manage Nigeria's largest mall

India's first mall management company, Beyond Squarefeet, is to manage 'Ado Bayero Mall', described as the first ultra-modern shopping mall in Kano, northern Nigeria, and the largest mall in the country.

5 Feb 2014 10:08

Jumia Nigeria wins best online retail brand of the year award

Nigerian e-commerce firm Jumia has won the best Online Retail Brand of the Year award at the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN) Awards.

By Paul Adepoju 31 Jan 2014 09:58

AB7 expo to benefit from increasing interest in Africa

Africa is fast becoming the 'New Frontier', bucking the trend of stagnant world markets. Its population of almost one billion people comprises a rapidly expanding middle class with ever-increasing wealth and disposable income.

29 Jan 2014 11:03

SABMiller invests US%110m in Nigeria

Global brewing company SABMiller's Nigerian subsidiary‚ Intafact Beverages‚ is to expand its brewery in Onitsha‚ south-eastern Nigeria.

24 Jan 2014 10:22

How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget

Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.

By Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014 11:55

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57

'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

Nigeria still offers SA retailers good opportunities

Broll Nigeria says that despite Woolworths canning its three-store pilot project in the country, citing a mismatch with the consumer and climate, this should not deter South African retailers from profiting in Nigeria.

13 Dec 2013 12:26

Overcoming the Nigerian e-commerce payments hurdle

Nigeria is not "business as usual" for new entrants to the market - but for global e-commerce providers there are many opportunities...

By Robin Philip 19 Nov 2013 14:50

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50

The key to African e-commerce success

Africa is characterised by huge diversity in payment methods and preferences, which means every region or country needs to be approached as a distinct market. Anybody who tries to do e-commerce in Africa offering only global payment methods is setting up for failure.

By Peter Harvey 31 Oct 2013 12:11

African brandcrafting: an opportunity for growth

When it comes to international surveys, African brands have some way to go in realising their full potential.

By Chris Human 13 Sep 2013 07:30

Walmart to expand into Nigeria

According to a report on Yaga Entertainment via ValueWalk, retailer, Walmart, is planning on opening up at least 90 stores in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next three years.

26 Aug 2013 11:09

Carrefour forges into Africa

In partnership with distributor CFAO, French retailer Carrefour is making its entrance into the African market and will open shops in eight African countries by 2015.

23 Aug 2013 13:46

Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailers

African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.

By Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013 11:15

Aegis Media unveil Baileys new bottle

Aegis Media were asked to do a campaign for Baileys, a Diageo brand, in both Nigeria and Kenya, and 72 hours later had a creative concept and execution plan that fully answered and met the client's brief and saw three of their network brands - Posterscope, Isobar and Carat working as one integrated unit.

9 Jul 2013 12:19

African e-commerce may be about to come of age

E-commerce in Africa has grown dramatically over the past year, says Robin Philip of payment services provider PayGate, and is now in a position to support the massive consumer boom that's happening across the continent.

2 Jul 2013 09:46

JUMIA expands its service to Ivory Coast

Leading African online retailer, JUMIA is now available in Ivory Coast. The company starts its services in the country providing their customers with a wide range of products online - including fashion, consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile devices. JUMIA is from now on operating in five African countries.

28 Jun 2013 14:57

Airtel wins at Ghana Telecoms Awards

Airtel Ghana has been recognised with two awards for its Customer Care and Mobile Broadband Services respectively. The awards, Best Customer Care and Best Mobile Broadband Service of the Year were handed to Airtel at the 3rd Ghana Telecoms Awards 2013 organised by Mobile World magazine at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana.

3 Jun 2013 12:20

Experiential Marketing - the contagious idea

What is it about the brand you picked off the shelf, signed vehicle finance for or the network you subscribe to that defined your choice? The experience. Your experience. Experiential Marketing lives in the space where decisions are made.

Issued by Mo-Tseleng 22 May 2013 09:34

MasterCard to power Nigerian Identity Card Program

The Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and MasterCard, recently announced at the World Economic Forum on Africa, currently taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, the roll-out of 13 million MasterCard-branded National Identity Smart Cards with electronic payment capability as a pilot program.

10 May 2013 08:24

iROKO to 'SPARK' Nigerian startups

Internet entrepreneurs of iROKOtv and Nollywood fame, Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter on Wednesday, 8 May 2013, announced the official launch of SPARK, a $1m-backed company to support and develop aspiring Nigerian tech and internet entrepreneurs.

9 May 2013 13:26

Ghana to get Vida e Caffé stores

What the Cape Town Vida e Caffé franchise calls its "big push this year" will see the operation exporting its concept coffee shops to Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 30 Apr 2013 15:41

NCC scores Airtel high in quality of service

Barely two weeks after launching a robust network campaign in demonstration of its extensive network coverage in Nigeria, industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has scored Airtel high in key Quality of Service parameters, saying the leading telecoms operator has met all targets in Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Measurements carried out in December 2012.

22 Apr 2013 10:35

Opportunities for banking and mobile money sector

Eskimi invites Nigerian financial institutions to exploit the massive growth opportunities brought by online and mobile marketing. Based on the latest researches and case studies, Nigerian financial institutions are not using online media tools enough.

18 Apr 2013 10:30

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