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

Date: 30 Jul 2015
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#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



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

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

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

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

Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share
Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share

The board of Tiso Blackstar Group SE (Tiso Blackstar) has announced the completed acquisition of Times Media Group Limited and 22.9% of Kagiso Tiso Holdings...

8 Jun 2015 09:34

MasterCard becomes first international payment network to enter Somalia
MasterCard becomes first international payment network to enter Somalia

As a result of the partnership, Premier Bank will now issue and accept the first MasterCard-branded payment cards in Somalia, a country which hasn't had any form of formal banking service since the collapse of the government...

3 Jun 2015 13:48

Five African Bitcoin startups to watch
Five African Bitcoin startups to watch

Bitcoin is gaining traction worldwide, with the first quarter of 2015 seeing record levels of investment pumped into Bitcoin startups globally. Africa is no exception to the trend...

By Gabriella Mulligan 26 May 2015 13:26

Uganda: And the 2015 ICT gurus are...
Uganda: And the 2015 ICT gurus are...

The fifth edition of the Annual Communications Innovation Awards (ACIA) took place last Friday evening at the Sheraton Kampala hotel...

By Samson Baranga 25 May 2015 12:09

Networks Unlimited opens Kenya office
Networks Unlimited opens Kenya office

Networks Unlimited has opened its first cross border office in Nairobi, Kenya, encouraged by the growing demand for its products in East Africa...

18 May 2015 16:52

Kenya: Safaricom launches its digital TV boxes
Kenya: Safaricom launches its digital TV boxes

NAIROBI: Safaricom is the latest firm to enter the highly competitive digital TV sphere. The company launched its Set Top Boxes, which will enable subscribers to view TV content and also access the Internet...

By Margaret Njugunah 11 May 2015 10:29

TLC Marketing Africa appoints new Partnership and Content Director - TLC Marketing Worldwide
TLC Marketing Africa appoints new Partnership and Content Director

Ntsiki Balfour will head up the Partnership and Content division of TLC Marketing, responsible for the strategic direction of TLC's partner relations, both for independent networks and key brand partnerships...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 8 May 2015 11:10

Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz
Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz

Social media is buzzing with the news that Mail & Guardian Online's editor-in-chief of six years, Chris Roper, has resigned...

7 May 2015 08:01

USD$10m investment into One Africa Media - Private Property
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SEEK, the world's largest online employment marketplace by market capitalisation, has announced the investment of USD$10m for an additional six percent equity ownership in One Africa Media...

Issued by Private Property 30 Apr 2015 10:18

Tigo launches bid to become biggest 4G network in Tanzania
Tigo launches bid to become biggest 4G network in Tanzania

TIGO Tanzania has launched a brand new 4G LTE technology that will make it the biggest and fastest Internet network in the country...

28 Apr 2015 08:59

PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent
PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent

The 16th PAMRO meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 23 - 26 August 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel...

9 Apr 2015 11:15

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

Andrea Mitchell
DigiChat with Andrea: Content Marketing

Anyone can create and distribute content. The key differentiator lies in creating and distributing content that's relevant, consistent; and attracts and acquires a clearly defined audience...

By Andrea Mitchell 21 Jan 2015 05:10

GOtv, StarTimes to take TV stations to court for misleading ad
GOtv, StarTimes to take TV stations to court for misleading ad

GOtv Kenya and StarTimes Kenya have come out to castigate four TV stations - NTV, KTN, QTV and Citizen - for an advert carried on their channels which has been advising people against purchasing decoders from the two firms...

By Michael Ouma 19 Jan 2015 12:22

Kenya suffers digital migration setback after ruling
Kenya suffers digital migration setback after ruling

Despite the deadline for digital migration that was set for December 31, 2014, Kenya's Supreme Court has empowered the country's major media houses, Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and Standard Group, to continue to legally broadcast on analogue frequencies

9 Jan 2015 08:40

First 4G service launched in Seychelles
First 4G service launched in Seychelles

Airtel has launched Africa's first 4G service on a network based on FD-LTE in the Seychelles, making it amongst the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this technology...

28 Nov 2014 10:43

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