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
Gamification can make training in the workplace faster, more effective and less expensive.
By Danette Breitenbach 23 Oct 2013 07:58
They all suffer from the same basic problem: The successful executive who wonders why his social life is in disarray; the office worker who always produces but never seems to get promoted; and the intellectual with three advanced degrees who wonders why much stupider people are in charge of the operation.
By Douglas Kruger 16 Jul 2013 16:57
A new report shows that laptops and mobile phones are now far and away the most popular new learning devices in Africa - while, despite the hype, tablets are still lagging, only being used regularly by 20% of eLearning practitioners.
31 May 2013 10:37
eLearning Africa has come to Southern Africa for the first time. "The continent's largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals" kicked off on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia.
30 May 2013 10:40
A round table of ministers and representatives from all across Africa is due to convene at eLearning Africa in Windhoek, Namibia from 29-31 May 2013. The sixth of its kind to date, this yearly meeting offers a chance for governments to draw on the knowledge they have built up collectively over 20 years.
27 May 2013 12:56
Four controversial experts will take part in "a bare-knuckle fight" about priorities for African education at this year's eLearning Africa conference, taking place from 29-31 May 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia.
20 May 2013 12:21
Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.
14 May 2013 11:02
The 15th PAMRO meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 25-28 August 2013 in Madagascar, and this is the second call for presentation submissions.
6 May 2013 17:15
Often, in business or personal encounters with other people, we hear the phrase, "So, tell me a bit about yourself." Yet many of us don't have a well-packaged answer ready. And that means that we miss out on an opportunity to quickly convey all the most important things we want people to know about us. Instead, we ramble and leave out key bits of information.
By Donna Rachelson 23 Apr 2013 14:33
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
The BlackBerry Jam Tour Africa, an unparalleled opportunity for mobile apps developers to learn about the future of BlackBerry, will take place on 25 April 2013 at the Fairgrounds Holdings in Gaborone, Botswana.
3 Apr 2013 14:22
As more and more companies line up to enter Africa, the world's second most populous continent with a rising middle class of more than 300 million, companies with language localisation strategies will enjoy early-mover advantage.
By Ian Henderson 12 Mar 2013 10:31
Tune in to tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out more about the Content 2013 taking place 25-26 February 2013 in Cape Town. We'll also be giving away a free ticket to this content marketing conference on the show tonight! [twitterfall]
21 Feb 2013 10:44
Microsoft Corp have announced its ongoing commitment to driving opportunities for African youth through its YouthSpark initiative.
15 Feb 2013 10:41
MAIDENHEAD, UK: Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is actively engaging with the academic community across South Africa to support secondary and university-level ICT education in the country.
12 Feb 2013 06:15
Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.
6 Feb 2013 11:40
Mashable reports that there is now a new algorithm, developed by Xiangju Qin and Pádraig Cunningham at University College Dublin in Ireland, that assesses the quality of Wikipedia articles
1 Nov 2013 11:49
When tsunamis hit, you can't choose to avoid the wave. Some things in life are simply bigger than us all and they sweep us away with their global power and revolutionary force. The exploding digital age is creating a communication revolution far greater than you or I could have imagined.
By John French 22 Oct 2013 10:57
Everlytic will be hosting workshops in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town for digital marketers, agencies and start-ups to learn more about integrating social media and email marketing.
Issued by Everlytic Kenya 18 Oct 2013 12:55
NETCB, a local network collaboration and compliance management specialist company, invites technology specialists and experts to join an organised tour from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to GWAVACon 2013, taking place from 28-30 September in Düsseldorf.
16 Sep 2013 11:21
The UCT Graduate School of Business will be repeating its highly successful annual open day for potential students in Cape Town next month.
Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Aug 2013 11:23
The latest research by the African Management Institution (AMI) shows that the continent is severely lacking in managers with the skills to advance its economy.
Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Jul 2013 13:06
A high-level workshop on a new "Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology in Africa" began on Friday, 12 July 2013, in Ethiopia. The three-day event organised by the World Bank and the Government of Ethiopia connects Ministers of Education and Training from nine African countries with a wide range of experts from Brazil, China, India and Korea.
15 Jul 2013 11:28
Custom eLearning course development is proving a popular methodology for education and training requirements in companies.
24 Jun 2013 08:36
New Media - New Image? is a practical workshop for journalists, bloggers and anyone with a story to tell about Africa. Taking place on 29 May 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia. This workshop will explore how the new media and technology can help to redress the balance in reporting and creating narratives of the new Africa.
24 May 2013 10:16
Amid continuing calls to increase primary school enrolment in Africa, a new report urges greater emphasis on the quality of what students learn. The Africa Progress Panel, a policy think tank chaired by Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, noted in September that "many of the children in school are receiving an education of such abysmal quality that they are learning very little."
By Kingsley Ighobor 15 Apr 2013 09:37
CANNES, FRANCE: Cannes Lions has announced the launch of a young media academy, which will complete a lineup of six academies at this year's Festival from 16-22 June 2013. It is open to young media professionals aged 28 and under, working within media agencies and media companies.
2 Apr 2013 09:23
Ni hao, Chinese for "hello," or ting bu dong, meaning "I hear you, but I don't understand," are two expressions one often overhears today in Zimbabwe's capital. It is one of the results of tenacious efforts by governments, private companies and individuals across Africa, but in Zimbabwe particularly, to learn the Chinese language and understand China's culture.
By Tonderayi Mukeredzi 1 Mar 2013 15:08
A group of Grade 11 learners at Sinenjongo High School, Joe Slovo Park in Cape Town is leading the charge for free cellphone access to Wikipedia in South Africa. The learners have sent a letter to the four mobile network operators, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and 8ta, urging them to give their customers free mobile access to Wikipedia.
13 Dec 2012 12:36
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