Marketing & Media news

Your industry

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Biz Takeout's

Episode 142: Graham Warsop on his IMC keynote speech: Marketing - where to from here?

Date: 30 Jul 2015
Get the Flash Player to play this.
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa
Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa

Prestige marketing isn't just about classy shots of high-end products - you still have to follow the tried and trusted marketing methods that make people relate to your brand, especially on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2015 14:00

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015 11:18



Centre to hold fourth National ICT Innovation Contest
Centre to hold fourth National ICT Innovation Contest

The 4th National ICT Innovation Contest Award aimed at inspiring and encouraging Ethiopian software developers and innovators will be held July 30, 2015...

By Alazar Shiferaw 24 Jul 2015 15:05

#SomeoneTellCNN... Kenya isn't happy with them
#SomeoneTellCNN... Kenya isn't happy with them

American news broadcaster, CNN, is getting some heat from the Kenyan Twitter community. This is ahead of Barack Obama's visit to the country, which CNN reported as a "terror hotbed".

23 Jul 2015 14:38

South African roadshow on digital transformation in the app economy goes to Kenya
South African roadshow on digital transformation in the app economy goes to Kenya

CA Southern Africa will take its roadshow on the imperatives surrounding digital transformation in the application economy where IT capabilities are identified as the competitive differentiator to Kenya on 13 August 2015...

22 Jul 2015 09:37

PAMRO 2015 in Tanzania offers top media research speakers
PAMRO 2015 in Tanzania offers top media research speakers

PAMRO has lined up a bank of international speakers representative of the best minds in media research methodologies who will discuss the latest global trends...

22 Jul 2015 09:23

New app will allow SMEs to buy government bonds
New app will allow SMEs to buy government bonds

Small and medium enterprises in Kenya will be able to save and invest in government bonds with just Ksh3,000 via a mobile phone platform...

20 Jul 2015 09:18

Kenya hostile to journalists - CPJ
Kenya hostile to journalists - CPJ

Kenya is continuously becoming hostile for journalists, Committee to Protect Journalist has said. In a report released in Nairobi, CPJ said journalists face both legal and physical harassment...

16 Jul 2015 15:51

Performing optimally in the digital sport media space
Performing optimally in the digital sport media space

What do you get when you amalgamate two previous company names Premium TV and Inform? Perform Group, of course. Peter Burroughs, Perform Group Africa MD, explains how the company keeps scoring goals on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jul 2015 14:00

Mediatech Africa: next gen features and new tech
Mediatech Africa: next gen features and new tech

The largest media and entertainment technology trade show for southern Africa, Mediatech Africa, is taking place this week from...

14 Jul 2015 08:13

Standard Group to unveil a 24-hour TV news channel
Standard Group to unveil a 24-hour TV news channel

The Standard Group will unveil a new television station, the second one in its stable. The new station, KtnNews Channel, is a 24-hour station that will focus on delivering comprehensive, incisive news...

By Lilian Mutegi 13 Jul 2015 10:15

Let all the jailed Ethiopian journalists go free
Let all the jailed Ethiopian journalists go free

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum are calling for the release of all journalists still jailed in Ethiopia after a week in which six of their colleagues were freed...

13 Jul 2015 08:35

Adelle Onyango named mentor for Obama initiative
Adelle Onyango named mentor for Obama initiative

Kiss FM presenter and artiste Adelle Onyango has been appointed as one of the youth mentors in East African region for the Young African Leaders Initiative 2015.

By Elly Gitau 10 Jul 2015 10:23

Ethiopian bloggers released ahead of Obama visit
Ethiopian bloggers released ahead of Obama visit

ADDIS ABABA: Charges against five bloggers and journalists held in Ethiopia for over a year were dropped on Wednesday, weeks before President Obama is due to visit the country.

10 Jul 2015 09:14

How African storytelling can win awards, international recognition
How African storytelling can win awards, international recognition

Africa's known for its storytelling tradition, but is not usually awarded for it beyond South Africa - the fact that Kenya has just won its first ever Cannes Lions trophy is proof of this. Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA's Director of Africa Operations, explains...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jul 2015 06:00

Development data hub launches in Uganda
Development data hub launches in Uganda

An internet portal offering free access to information on development indicators has been launched to bursts of applause from government policymakers and private researchers...

By Moses Mugalu 9 Jul 2015 11:19

Africa shows its beauty with #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou
Africa shows its beauty with #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

Africans are taking to Twitter to show the world #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou, a hashtag that's trending and bringing the continent together to celebrate the beauty of Africa...

8 Jul 2015 14:52

Nairobi to host top Indo-Africa ICT Expo
Nairobi to host top Indo-Africa ICT Expo

Top ICT companies in Africa and India are set to converge in Nairobi for the Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2015 to be held from 28 - 29 September...

8 Jul 2015 09:40

Social Media Awards 2015 call for nominations
Social Media Awards 2015 call for nominations

Social media enthusiasts now have a chance to nominate individuals and corporate organisations for this year's Olx Social Media Awards (Olx SOMA) following the recent launch of the call for nominations...

7 Jul 2015 11:34

We won't return to analogue TV, says UCC
We won't return to analogue TV, says UCC

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) said it will not return to "analogue broadcasting" signal as court directed on Thursday...

By Frederic Musisi 7 Jul 2015 11:01

Why Webfluential's wired as the SA start-up to watch
Why Webfluential's wired as the SA start-up to watch

So many start-ups, so few still thriving a few months down the line. It's sad but true. Luckily Webfluential falls into the 'still a success and steadily increasing' category - here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2015 14:00

After SA, Facebook now eyes the Kenyan market
After SA, Facebook now eyes the Kenyan market

After announcing on Monday that Facebook had opened its office in Johannesburg, South Africa, Facebook now eyes the East African market with a major focus on Kenya...

By Lilian Mutegi 3 Jul 2015 13:59

How social media has evolved in Uganda
How social media has evolved in Uganda

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and WhatsApp are some of the popular social media sites that are being used in Uganda...

By Rachel Kanyoro 3 Jul 2015 13:46

PAMRO conference to tap into African media research
PAMRO conference to tap into African media research

The 16th annual Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) conference is set to take place this year in Tanzania from 23 - 26 August at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam...

3 Jul 2015 12:42

Zuku Bongo Movie awards nominees announced
Zuku Bongo Movie awards nominees announced

Zuku Bongo Movie awards represents the regions best in Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Producing and Acting. The nominations were announced at the Mini ZIFF event on Friday, 12 June in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo...

1 Jul 2015 10:39

MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda
MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

LAGOS, NIGERIA: MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa's safest social marketplace...

30 Jun 2015 12:41

BBC Pop Up heads to Kenya in July
BBC Pop Up heads to Kenya in July

Ahead of President Obama's visit to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, taking place on 25 & 26 July, BBC's travelling news bureau BBC Pop Up will be heading to Kenya...

30 Jun 2015 12:25

Egypt plans smart village in Uganda
Egypt plans smart village in Uganda

Egypt plans to build a smart village in Uganda, which will attract a number of investments, from IT to hospitality...

By Zurah Nakabugo 29 Jun 2015 08:43

Kenya meets global digital migration deadline
Kenya meets global digital migration deadline

Kenya joined the community of nations that have successfully migrated from analogue to digital television broadcasting, whose deadline was 17 June 2015...

26 Jun 2015 07:55

Uganda's 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' shows it pays to be safe
Uganda's 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' shows it pays to be safe

KAMPALA: When Silver Tumwesigye, a sharply-dressed Ugandan motorbike taxi driver known by his nickname 'Silverstone,' had an accident six years ago it was a double blow...

25 Jun 2015 16:09

Show more