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Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa
Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa...

9 Oct 2017

Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?
Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?

On 1 September the Supreme Court announced that the Kenyan elections had been annulled. Global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked and analysed the social media and online editorial mentions...

Issued by Meltwater 5 Oct 2017

Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook
Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook

Deutsche Welle launches its Africa programming as Live Radio on Facebook...

28 Sep 2017

Ory Okolloh
Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Here's a list of some of the top African business leaders to follow on Twitter...

22 Sep 2017

On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media
On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media

In a world where everyone is constantly scrolling down their screen, it's easy for brands' content to get lost in the clutter of posts on the timeline. Here's how to make content pop!...

By Babalwa Nyembezi 13 Sep 2017

Social media recorded drop in Kenyatta support
Social media recorded drop in Kenyatta support

A social media monitoring firm has recorded that President Uhuru Kenyatta's support has dropped in Kenya after attacks on the judiciary...

8 Sep 2017

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Five fast stats about social media

Video killed the radio star, it was alleged in 1981 by pop group The Buggles in the song of the same name. But has social media caused the death of newspapers, magazines, and television?...

By Iza Grek 6 Sep 2017

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Capitalising on Twitter trends to amplify your brand

More and more we're seeing brands hop onto the ‘trending topics band-wagon' on social media. The trick is to be both on-trend, and also link it back to your brand...

By Amahle Madlala 5 Sep 2017

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

Five rookie marketing mistakes that could impact your brand's credibility
Five rookie marketing mistakes that could impact your brand's credibility

In 2017 your brand cannot afford to lose credibility because of rookie marketing mistakes. Whether you're a small business or global corporate, online best practice is a non-negotiable.

By Shae Leigh 28 Jul 2017

How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news
How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news

How to manage reputation damage in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 25 Jul 2017

Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis
Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis

The idea that content for social media cannot be planned and that live content can only be decided at the last minute, is an antiquated concept, writes Suzanne van Aswegen...

By Suzanne van Aswegen 24 Jul 2017

Mortimer Harvey wins Western Union social media account
Mortimer Harvey wins Western Union social media account

Western Union, trusted by over 200 countries to send and receive money worldwide, has entrusted Mortimer Harvey with unifying the African segment of their global audience through one social media platform...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 30 Jun 2017

Rwanda to control presidential candidates' social media use
Rwanda to control presidential candidates' social media use

There will be no spur of the moment Twitter rants by Rwanda's presidential candidates, as the election commission has ruled that it must pre-approve all of their social media updates...

30 May 2017

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TBWA launches virtual entrepreneurship academy in Tanzania

Advertising agency, TBWA\ Khanga Rue has launched a free 12-class series on entrepreneurship for young people in Tanzania called “Noa Ubongo” or “Sharpen Your Brain” in Swahili…

7 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call
Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

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#AfricaCom Kirusa's InstaVoice service surpasses 100 million monthly active users

Kirusa yesterday announced at AfricaCom, that its InstaVoice service has reached the remarkable landmark of 100 million monthly active users.

16 Nov 2016

Mark Zuckerberg live streamed address
Facebook CEO aims to connect the world

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg aims to connect the entire world to the internet to make the world a better place...

By Danette Breitenbach

Eric Thimba and Porgie Gachui, co-founders of Mookh; Wandia Gichuru, CEO, and Makena Mutwiri, Head of Marketing of Vivo Active Wear; Mark Zuckerberg, Ime Archibong, Emeka Afigbo of Facebook; Edna Kwinga, Human Resource Officer, and Marie Amuti, UX designer of Twiga Foods.
Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenyan innovation in action

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country...

2 Sep 2016

Mark Zuckerberg meets Nigerian digital entrepreneurs
Facebook CEO in Nigeria to witness Africa's tech revolution

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood...

31 Aug 2016

Three tips to help your brand avoid getting eaten for breakfast on Twitter
Three tips to help your brand avoid getting eaten for breakfast on Twitter

Making your brand an interesting voice to listen to on social media is a mixture of intuition and trial and error. The Telkom social media accounts lack of both of these was exposed...

By Skhumbuzo Tuswa 11 Aug 2016

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Zimbabwe government controls over social media criticised

The government of Zimbabwe's Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens' access to information...

11 Aug 2016

Leading brands in Africa compete for top social media spot
Leading brands in Africa compete for top social media spot

South African breakfast TV show Expresso and the weekly Top Billing show have both dethroned SuperSport to take first and second place on the Africa Brand Index...

Issued by Ornico 11 Jul 2016

Nicole Biondi
Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for...

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

Facebook 'hackathon' announced
Facebook 'hackathon' announced

Register for the Facebook Sponsored CyberXchange Hackathon...

13 Jun 2016

World leaders on Twitter
Best connected African leaders on Twitter

Five African leaders are in the top six most conversational leaders on Twitter...

2 Jun 2016

10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired
10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired

43% of recruiters use social professional networks as their key source of quality talent...

By Heidi Duvenage 23 May 2016

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Facebook expands video ads support

Businesses will be able to extend the reach of their videos on Facebook and Instagram...

23 May 2016

Twitter to free room for links and photos
Twitter to free room for links and photos

Twitter plans to let people fire off links or pictures without eating into the 140-character limit...

18 May 2016

Emojis take centre stage in TLC's new brand campaign
Emojis take centre stage in TLC's new brand campaign

TLC Entertainment has announced the launch of a new interactive Africa website and 360 brand campaign, including the use of emojis...

4 May 2016

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