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New SES VP of Sales to expand video business in Africa
New SES VP of Sales to expand video business in Africa

SES's strategy to bolster its video growth strategy across Africa and continue to support video and media customers in the region received a boost with the appointment of a new VP...

2 hours ago

Boniswa Pezisa, BBDO South Africa group CEO and Gau Narayanan, Net#work BBDO MD.
SA as a launchpad for talking to Africans in Africa

How South Africa can be used as a hub for growing into the rest of Africa, using South Africa as a launch pad for talking to Africans in Africa...

By Gau Narayanan 8 hours ago

Tomi Davies, president of the African Business Angels Network.
'Now is the time to invest in Africa'

Africa has developed from a continent once viewed as a lost cause to a land of vibrant opportunity, particularly when it comes to business angel investments...

By Tomi Davies 23 hours ago

Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas
Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas

Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa, in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025...

By Ben Leo 1 day ago

Design Indaba's global graduates. Image credit:  Design Indaba website.
Ten global graduates at Design Indaba

Kicking off on Wednesday, 21 February - Friday, 23 February, the 23rd edition of the Design Indaba will see ten global graduates presenting projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa
Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis...

1 day ago

The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it
The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it

Digital marketing services have exploded over the past decade. You may be embracing the change, attempting to evade it, or perhaps you're just exhausted by it, but the next tranche of advancements may bring some relief...

By Adam Howatson 2 days ago

CPJ calls on Ethiopia to drop case against Zone 9 blogger
CPJ calls on Ethiopia to drop case against Zone 9 blogger

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Ethiopian authorities to drop an incitement charge against Zone 9 blogger Atnafu Berhane...

2 days ago

Emerging technologies harnessed for economic development of Africa
Emerging technologies harnessed for economic development of Africa

An African Union high level panel on emerging technologies is to meet at #AIS2018 in Kigali, June 6-8, 2018...

2 days ago

Why Black Panther is such a gamechanger
Why Black Panther is such a gamechanger

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 2 days ago

Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker
Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker

Discovery Channels is renewing its partnership with the Jozi Film Festival once again to find its next great African filmmaker...

2 days ago

Federico de Nardis,CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa.
New CEO for Group M Sub-Saharan Africa

Federico de Nardis has been named CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa...

16 Feb 2018

Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA
Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA

iflix signs multi-year deal with Lego, launches dedicated channel in Africa and the Middle East...

16 Feb 2018

Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye released
Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye released

Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega has finally been released from prison...

15 Feb 2018

Safaricom launches music streaming service
Safaricom launches music streaming service

Safaricom has announced the launch of their streaming service in Kenya...

14 Feb 2018

The state of PR in the new age
The state of PR in the new age

Traditional vs digital PR. Is it two sides of the same coin?

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 14 Feb 2018

Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'
Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, one of the world's largest advertisers, threatened on Monday to snub digital platforms that fail to protect children or help "create division" in society...

13 Feb 2018

Ringier Africa signs pan-African content agreement with NYT
Ringier Africa signs pan-African content agreement with NYT

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing will publish New York Times journalism under its new media brand Pulse in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria...

13 Feb 2018

Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa
Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa

Turning a digital divide into dividends will require effort in Africa, but the rewards are great...

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 13 Feb 2018

Why it's time to reevaluate your customer communication, starting with email
Why it's time to reevaluate your customer communication, starting with email

Email is by no means going the way of the fax machine just yet; most companies use it, and yet most don't use email very well...

By Wynand Smit 13 Feb 2018

Strategic appointment for Burson-Marsteller Africa
Strategic appointment for Burson-Marsteller Africa

Burson-Marsteller Africa has strengthened its financial and investor relations offering...

13 Feb 2018

Colours of the Alphabet.
'Colours of the Alphabet' free to stream

AfriDocs, the free streaming platform for the best documentaries in Africa is presenting the unique film project 'Colours of the Alphabet' for streaming for free for 30 days...

13 Feb 2018

Africa CEO Forum 2017.
Powering competitiveness in Africa

With its chosen theme, 'African Champions: Powering Competitiveness', the Africa CEO Forum 2018 aims to enable its participants to formulate action plans for the transformation of the continent's large companies...

12 Feb 2018

A new TV content festival announced
A new TV content festival announced

ZIFF and DISCOP Zanzibar add TV series festival to the category line-up...

12 Feb 2018

Personal branding: The value of a platform
Personal branding: The value of a platform

Mike Saunders writes about how ultimately the internet gives people an opportunity to scale their platform easily, giving them the opportunity to influence more and sell more...

By Mike Saunders 12 Feb 2018

Ethiopian journalist, Eskinder Nega.
Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega refuses to sign false confession in exchange for prison release

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Ethiopian government's attempts to compel Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega to sign a false confession before releasing him...

12 Feb 2018

Maithreyi Seetharaman in Abu Dhabi.
Africanews launches weekly business, lifestyle programme for Middle East

Africanews has launched 'Inspire Middle East' for its African and European audiences...

9 Feb 2018

Make the most of your money with AI and machine learning
Make the most of your money with AI and machine learning

While a variety of popular apps such as Apple Siri, Google Now, Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana promise to enhance people's lifestyles, few will have more impact on consumer behaviour than personal finance assistants...

By Bradley Elliott 9 Feb 2018

Lee Applbaum, global chief marketing officer, Patrón Spirits International.
#MeettheMarketer: Marketers are relying too heavily on data

The global chief marketing officer for Patrón Spirits International, Lee Applbaum, talks about how to deliver creative and beautiful marketing...

By Louise Marsland 8 Feb 2018

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