The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.
By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013 13:20
No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.
By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013 12:33
As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.
By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39
The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
Olive Ndaka, writing for Rwanda Eye, says that the country will see the launch of a high-speed (4G LTE) broadband network at the Transform Africa 2013 Summit taking place at the end of the month.
23 Oct 2013 11:58
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
Running your own business can be challenging at the best of times, not to mention financially draining. But there are ways to cut costs, and all you really need is a fast, reliable Internet connection.
2 Aug 2013 09:03
Telemundo, a channel exclusively dedicated to telenovelas, comes to 48 countries in Africa from 12 August 2013 on DStv, channel 118 in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
27 Jun 2013 07:00
A year after having its offer to buy 20% of Telkom spurned by the South African government, Korea's KT Corp has agreed to pour US$140m into building a national fourth-generation (4G) mobile network in Rwanda that will serve 95% of that country's population.
By Duncan McLeod 11 Jun 2013 19:50
Hundreds of South African Facebook profiles have been cloned in the past five days and used to solicit money from the victims' contacts.
By NIivashni Nair 28 May 2013 10:15
Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde impressed attendees at the annual Net Prophet conference last week with news of exciting tech innovations for the province.
By Sindy Peters 24 May 2013 19:00
Loerie entries are now open, and those that get their work in by 15 April 2013; get 10% off their entry fee. The final deadline for entries is 31 May and agencies or marketers throughout Africa and the Middle East can enter their work.
4 Apr 2013 10:04
CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards.
14 Mar 2013 12:34
This piece addresses the intersections between technology and culture that I identified while doing fieldwork. Therefore, this is not the result of strict data analysis, but rather the outcome of an immersion in each of these cultures.
By Marcela Ospina 7 Feb 2013 12:15
A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.
11 Dec 2013 09:42
The Zambian government has decided to reissue the call for tenders for the execution of the digital migration process, reaffirming its commitment to adhering to the 2015 deadline.
6 Dec 2013 11:46
This week saw the launch of Airtel Networks Zambia's youth targeted initiative, 'Go for It'. The campaign aims to enriching the lives of Zambia's youth and to empower them with the relevant tools and initiatives for deepening data usage and knowledge.
22 Nov 2013 07:09
Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), announced at ICT4Ag that smallholder farming is set to be transformed by a combination of investment and increasing access to ICTs, particularly mobile phones.
6 Nov 2013 08:08
KIGALI, RWANDA: It's a scene any visitor would be surprised to see deep in central Africa: a tech-savvy consumer sitting in a restaurant and surfing a broadband connection with a smartphone, tablet and laptop.
22 Oct 2013 07:23
In what is described as the first step to provide free Wi-Fi to schools, public buildings, markets, bus stations and hotels, Rwanda's government has announced that it has started to cover the capital with wireless hotspots, reports Times Live.
21 Oct 2013 11:59
Africa is not for sissies, but it presents a land of opportunity for those who are prepared to invest in the growing economies that comprise the continent.
By Hilton Veldsman, Issued by NATIVE VML 18 Oct 2013 12:16
The SpaceStation walked away with the Overall Media Owner of the Year award at this year's MOST Awards - the first time in the history of the awards that the overall winner came from the digital category.
Issued by The SpaceStation 5 Sep 2013 13:23
MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.
14 Aug 2013 13:05
In a recent listing of the Top 20 Tech Influencers in Africa, published in African Innovator Magazine, Integr8's joint CEO, Robert Sussman, was ranked amongst the best of the best.
4 Jul 2013 10:31
The 13th edition of the Card, ATM & Mobile Expo, taking place 11-13 June in Lagos, Nigeria, promises a superb learning experience where successful shared services implementations across the world can share their learning points with Africa.
Issued by Intermarc Consulting 27 May 2013 21:55
PTA Bank has approved a loan of US$11.5million to Burundi Backbone Systems Company S.M. (BBS) with a guarantee of US$1,767,058 for the construction of a national fiber optic network in the country. The financing was approved by the board members of PTA Bank during a board meeting of the bank in Nairobi early in April 2013.
13 May 2013 12:22
Reporters Without Borders condemn the Burundian national assembly's adoption last week, 4 April 2013, of a bill that would rein in press freedom by reducing protection for sources, increasing fines and requiring all journalists to have a university degree regardless of their work experience.
9 Apr 2013 14:02
In what is a step closer to establishing a premier cloud services marketplace for Africa, Pamoja, the cloud services business unit of Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM, has launched its go-to-market strategy to partners and customers at a presentation recently held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
18 Mar 2013 10:42
NEW YORK, US: Millward Brown, a global research agency, expert in helping companies grow great brands, has released its annual top 10 digital and media predictions, highlighting growing trends in the media sector.
7 Jan 2013 06:22
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