Marketing & Media news

Your industry

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Biz Takeout's

Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 123: Is Design on the 2015 business agenda with Life is Awesome.

Date: 23 Feb 2015
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 122: The show not to miss: World Wide Web Foundation

Date: 13 Feb 2015
Get the Flash Player to play this.
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.


TCRA for developmental oriented radio content
TCRA for developmental oriented radio content

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Director General, Prof John Nkoma has stressed on the need for communication service providers to serve the public with content that will foster development...

By Nelly Mtema 27 Mar 2015 10:47

Kenya: Omtatah wants digital migration reversed
Kenya: Omtatah wants digital migration reversed

Some 80% of Kenyan TV viewers have been denied information as a result of digital migration, activist Okiya Omtatah said yesterday...

By Peter Ng'etich 27 Mar 2015 09:43

Media storm hits Nairobi over restaurant's 'no-Africans after 5' ban
Media storm hits Nairobi over restaurant's 'no-Africans after 5' ban

NEWSWATCH: According to The Voice in Kenya's capital Nairobi, a Chinese restaurant bans Africans after 5pm as it deems they could be a terrorism threat...

25 Mar 2015 13:02

Khaemba launches website
Khaemba launches website

Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba on Tuesday launched the county website and an SMS platform to enhance services...

By Nicholas Wamalwa 19 Mar 2015 14:33

Uganda parliament bars seasoned reporters
Uganda parliament bars seasoned reporters

KAMPALA: Uganda's parliament on Wednesday angered the media by ordering the replacement of all reporters who have been covering the institution for more than five years...

12 Mar 2015 09:26

African business reporting in the spotlight
African business reporting in the spotlight

If you thought the state of business in Africa was stagnant, think again. Lerato Mbele, Presenter of Africa Business Report on BBC World News, tells us about its vibrancy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Mar 2015 08:00

Demographics and their role in consumer behaviour
Demographics and their role in consumer behaviour

Customers influence generally comes from a series of issues when making purchasing decisions. This is true across the globe, and as such, the sub-Saharan Africa consumer is no different...

11 Mar 2015 16:12

Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency
Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency

The launch of a third commercial newswire agency to replace the nonprofit independent South African Press Association (Sapa) has led to criticism...

11 Mar 2015 09:27

E-commerce is the economy of Africa
E-commerce is the economy of Africa

Africa is the world's second largest and second most populated continent. Currently experiencing a digital revolution, it has become a major attraction for many new businesses...

10 Mar 2015 11:12

African tourism acts to shake off Ebola stigma
African tourism acts to shake off Ebola stigma

BERLIN, GERMANY: The impact of the deadly Ebola virus fell mainly on three African countries but tourism has taken a hit across the continent of more than 50 nations as fear has kept many visitors away, tourism chiefs say...

10 Mar 2015 07:22

Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools
Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools

Tech manufacturer Intel donated 30 computers to nine girls' school in the country in as part of the International Women's Day celebrations...

9 Mar 2015 12:23

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience
New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience

The latest Ask Afrika Orange Index provides customer service trends based on 13 years of data, across 32 industries and 155 companies...

4 Mar 2015 08:05

Danette Breitenbach
Coping under fire

Janine Lazarus, founder and owner of Janine Lazarus media consultancy was a journalist for 31 years, and has worked across the board from newspapers to radio...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Mar 2015 11:42

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Journalists receive three days intensive journalism training in Garowe
Journalists receive three days intensive journalism training in Garowe

The Media Association of Puntland in collaboration with National Union of Somali Journalist (NUSOJ) and Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) conducted a three day workshop...

24 Feb 2015 13:50

Newspapers seized again in Sudan
Newspapers seized again in Sudan

The Sudanese Journalists Network has condemned the confiscation of the print runs of four newspapers by Sudanese security services on Wednesday. No reasons were given for the seizures.

19 Feb 2015 15:13

[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015
[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015

This year, in the second edition of its Africa Is Now project, Design Indaba traces the contours of an uprising of grassroots creative collectives on the continent...

17 Feb 2015 14:53

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015 11:45

S. Sudan bans journalists from interviewing rebels
S. Sudan bans journalists from interviewing rebels

JUBA: South Sudan's government on Monday threatened to silence journalists if they broadcast interviews with rebels involved in the civil war...

17 Feb 2015 10:28

TV stations switched off after failing to migrate to digital
TV stations switched off after failing to migrate to digital

NAIROBI: Four television stations have been switched off after failing to migrate to digital by Friday, 13 February, as directed by state regulator, the Communications Authority of Kenya...

By Judie Kaberia 16 Feb 2015 08:51

S.Sudan journalist freed after questioning
S.Sudan journalist freed after questioning

NAIROBI - South Sudanese security forces have released a leading journalist without charge after two days of questioning in the latest crackdown on press freedom, the reporter said Friday...

13 Feb 2015 13:51

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Hellocash mobile money service goes live in Ethiopia
Hellocash mobile money service goes live in Ethiopia

Lion International Bank and Somali Micro Finance in partnership with BelCash Technology Solution PLC launched the official pilot of the HelloCash mobile money services...

11 Feb 2015 14:41

Digitally bright future for outdoor
Digitally bright future for outdoor

Within the next decade, digital advertising is expected to account for more than a quarter of all billboards, as it is increasingly replacing traditional paper billboards across South Africa...

11 Feb 2015 09:55

Affluent Africa drives demand for property
Affluent Africa drives demand for property

The number of Africans with $30 million in assets - the ultra high net worth individual - is anticipated to rise by 53% to 2,858 by 2023, far outstripping the average pace of growth across the rest of the world...

11 Feb 2015 08:27

Danette Breitenbach
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 1

Yes, consumers are all in the digital space. Not all consumers are not the same, and no, not all digital consumers are same...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2015 06:01

YFM youth about to be clued up to the BBC Minute
YFM youth about to be clued up to the BBC Minute

Saturday, 14 February wasn't just about bumped-up prices for red roses and chocolates - it also saw the launch of BBC Minute, a one-minute global English news round-up on YFM...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Feb 2015 14:00

Calling Africa's top bloggers
Calling Africa's top bloggers

Following its successful launch last year, the 2015 African Blogger Awards, the only pan-African event that measures online and social influencers reach, is now open for entries to all African bloggers...

10 Feb 2015 09:15

Show more