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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

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Pay-TV market reaches 23.7m African subscribers

Dataxis' latest research shows the steady expansion of the pay-TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million...

5 Oct 2017

Multinationals seek local presence in Africa
Multinationals seek local presence in Africa

End of road for low-commitment investments in Africa: South Africa no longer automatic country of choice...

27 Sep 2017

Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry
Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world's top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world...

21 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: Why most quantitative research is inefficient and wasteful

Mike Broom elaborates on why he says most quantitative research and advertising spend is wasteful and inefficient at #Pamro2017...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: How the affluent engage with international media brands

Sonia Marguin, head of research for Euronews/Africanews and Nathalie Sodeike, director at MediaCT (Ipsos) in Holland shares some key insights from the Ipsos Affluent Study at #Pamro2017...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Rethinking TV audience measurement in Africa

Jennie Beck, CCO or chief client officer at Kantar Media Mena, spoke at this week's Pamro Conference on the challenges of TV audience measurement or TAMs in Africa and how the rapidly developing African TV infrastructure may turn this on its head, creating new measurement opportunities.

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

#Pamro2017: The reason African Lions is a critical research study for Africa
#Pamro2017: The reason African Lions is a critical research study for Africa

What happened to the ‘Africa Rising' narrative woven around Africa's burgeoning middle class, that was supposed to catapult Africa into double digit growth...?

By Louise Marsland 29 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

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How will Africa cope with its rising population challenges?

BBC News broadcasts a week of special programming on Africa's rising population...

16 Aug 2017

Boost your brand through rapid response
Boost your brand through rapid response

How quickly and effectively marketers respond and adapt to ongoing consumer feedback has become a new determinant of brand performance, reports the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council in a survey report...

14 Aug 2017

Three African markets worst affected by spam calls
Three African markets worst affected by spam calls

Truecaller Insights reveals the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2017, including the top three African countries...

2 Aug 2017

Analytics is critical, but data is being left out
Analytics is critical, but data is being left out

Without incorporating data from all channels, organisations will rely on a level of assumption, allowing a disconnect between what customers want and what is being delivered...

By Danny Drew 27 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

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African data is not “user-friendly”

The role of open data in Africa was discussed at a recent open data conference in Nigeria...

24 Jul 2017

Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing
Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing

The African Lions project has uncovered a mass of invaluable information about a market that makes up more than 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa - the urban middle class...

Issued by Ipsos 22 May 2017

Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator
Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator

Nielsen's latest APi report reveals seven of the eight markets have changed rankings with Kenya now in first place and Cote d'Ivoire second while Tanzania remains steadfast in third position...

Issued by Nielsen 18 May 2017

Marketers need to deliver creative that makes a lasting impression and focus less on functional messages
Marketers need to deliver creative that makes a lasting impression and focus less on functional messages

Kantar Millward Brown research has found that just 15% of ads deliver messages that people can quickly absorb...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 16 May 2017

Centres of excellence transform Africa
Centres of excellence transform Africa

A world class ecosystem of pan-African transformation through mathematical sciences is launched in Rwanda...

7 Apr 2017

Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa…

23 Feb 2017

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Customer centricity and collaboration for all

First came Marketing2020, then came Insights2020. In their latest industry shakeup, Kantar Vermeer has put the wheel in motion for the formation of a local South African CMO Council. Frank van den Driest, Kantar Vermeer's chief client officer, shares how this will strengthen the local marketing industry...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Feb 2017

Consumer insights agency raises seed capital
Consumer insights agency raises seed capital

Bamba, a boutique African data collection agency, raises $1.1 million USD in first seed round…

16 Feb 2017

Brands get ready - Gen Z are growing up and ready to challenge says Kantar Millward Brown
Brands get ready - Gen Z are growing up and ready to challenge says Kantar Millward Brown

AdReaction: Engaging Gen X, Y and Z is the first-ever comprehensive global study of Gen Z and provides guidance on how marketers can engage more effectively with this increasingly important group...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 10 Jan 2017

Insights2020: Connecting the dots
Insights2020: Connecting the dots

The ability to transform a wealth of complex data into insights and ultimately turn those powerful insights into strategy is increasingly separating the winners from the losers...

By Nicki Cunliffe & Olivia Barlow, Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 5 Dec 2016

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ZAMPS reflects changes in Zimbabwean lifestyles

The latest Zimbabwe All Media and Products (ZAMPS) Survey reflects changes in Zimbabwean lifestyles...

16 Sep 2016

Mixed optimism in latest SSA consumer confidence results
Mixed optimism in latest SSA consumer confidence results

The latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) results for Q2, 2016 show that of the four sub-Saharan African countries measured by Nielsen, Nigeria's consumer confidence score (122) continued to rank highest...

Issued by Nielsen 6 Sep 2016

ECA Monthly stats report
ECA launches monthly Africa economic and social data

The Economic Commission for Africa has launched its newest product, the Africa 'Statistical Flash', with macro-economic and social data on Africa...

6 Sep 2016

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Research funding for African scientists for climate change solutions

Canada commits $22.6 Million to support training of African Mathematical Scientists on climate change solutions...

5 Sep 2016

Professor Ernest Aryeetey
Trans-continental university research strengthened

African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) appoints first Secretary General, Professor Ernest Aryeetey...

1 Aug 2016

Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius and vice chairperson and trustee of Planet Earth Institute and Dr Alvaro Sobrhinho, chairman of the Planet Earth Institute (Source: Planet Earth Institute).
Investment in African researchers

Winners of the HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme announced...

27 Jul 2016

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