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#BestofBiz 2017: Africa Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2017: Africa Marketing & Media

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

2 days ago

Swakopmund. © Vadim Nefedov via
Marketing platform for PIDA Week to boost projects

The third Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week, which takes place in Swakopmund, Namibia, looks at a marketing platform to accelerate implementation...

3 days ago

Dharmsh Nagar, Media Revolution strategy director.
SA marketer looks to return to Zim

Marketer aims to return to Zimbabwe amid hopes of a new and ethical business environment...

13 Dec 2017

Record number of journalists imprisoned globally
Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list...

13 Dec 2017

Image © Troy Enkvist
Positive reaction to Mail & Guardian acquisition by MDIF

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that it has been acquired by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Former publisher Trevor Ncube has also left the company...

12 Dec 2017

Vera Songwe.
Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship...

12 Dec 2017

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform
Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

Research company, Lumen proves that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales...

12 Dec 2017

Judges for insurance journalism awards announced
Judges for insurance journalism awards announced

Judges for the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 announced...

11 Dec 2017

Inclusive growth needed for Africa to achieve sustained growth
Inclusive growth needed for Africa to achieve sustained growth

African presidents draw strong consensus for inclusive growth at Africa 2017...

11 Dec 2017

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth...

11 Dec 2017

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

Three new client wins for Weathermen & Co
Three new client wins for Weathermen & Co

Namibian advertising agency, Weathermen & Co is ending off the year on a high with three new client wins...

8 Dec 2017

Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals
Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals

The second edition of the Sabre Awards Africa PR competition is now open for entries...

8 Dec 2017

Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition
Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition

Nielsen Sports has expanded its global sports business by acquiring Repucom Africa from TransAfrica Media to offer solutions to rights holders and brands across Africa...

8 Dec 2017

Alika Dangote featured on the Nasdaq billboard in New York.
Bloomberg's 50 most influential in 2017 includes one African

Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote was the only African that made Bloomberg Media's annual global list of the 50 most influential businesspeople in 2017...

7 Dec 2017

DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers
DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers

Sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's fastest-growing TV market over the next five years...

6 Dec 2017

All the BCX Disrupt speakers. Images from
#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt...

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut
A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut

Capitalising on the success of its One Source campaign, Absolut Vodka has launched a festival of African creativity in 2018...

5 Dec 2017

Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth
Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth

Reaching The 77 percent - Deutsche Welle launches new debate platform for young Africans...

5 Dec 2017

ATIGS 2018 and the Sustainable Development Goals
ATIGS 2018 and the Sustainable Development Goals

The International Trade Centre (ITC), has joined forces with the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), to advance the event goals and objectives...

4 Dec 2017

The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor campaign.
APA results: Kenya's thriving advertising industry

The fastest and most affordable connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa enables Kenya to punch well above its weight in the IT sector generally...

4 Dec 2017

The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa
The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa

The media is urged to promote a more inclusive narrative for Africa to spur inclusive growth on the continent...

By Amrote Abdella 4 Dec 2017

Strategic partnership to promote African entrepreneurship
Strategic partnership to promote African entrepreneurship

APO Group and Mara Foundation, Mara Group's philanthropic arm will collaborate to elevate opportunities for African entrepreneurs to find mentors...

1 Dec 2017

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture
To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

Most brands are looking at the customer experience as the most powerful way they have to set themselves apart in a market where it's becoming increasingly difficult to compete on price and product features alone...

By Richard Mullins 1 Dec 2017

AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth
AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth

The African Development Bank has launched a Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs and impact 50 million youth across the continent...

30 Nov 2017

Brands: Meet the #UntaggableForce
Brands: Meet the #UntaggableForce

An ability to embrace the #UntaggableForce will be key for brands determined to flourish in the adapt-to-survive reality characterising global and local consumer markets today.

By Megan Bowman 30 Nov 2017

Natasha Omokhodion-Banda
#AfricaAchiever: Expansion plans into Africa for 99c

Natasha Omokhodion-Banda is the new managing director of the Lusaka, Zambia, office of Ninety9cents (99c), responsible for growing the agency further into Africa. She is our #AfricaAchiever this month...

By Louise Marsland 27 Nov 2017

How Africa can benefit more from the internet economy
How Africa can benefit more from the internet economy

New Internet Society report highlights how Africa can benefit more from the internet economy: Secure, trusted internet is critical to the advancing African economy...

27 Nov 2017

Managing director of Brand Union Africa, Mathew Weiss and Doug de Villiers, CEO of Brand Science.
Brand Science joins Brand Union to form new market offer

Doug de Villiers, currently CEO of Brand Science, and his team will join Brand Union to form a dynamic new market offer...

24 Nov 2017

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