AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists
AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released this week, ahead of the annual mega-conference and expo from 13-15 November 2018...

1 Nov 2018

Facebook partnership in Africa for Fox Sports
Facebook partnership in Africa for Fox Sports

Fox Networks Group in Africa announces new Facebook partnership for Fox Sports...

31 Oct 2018

Brands can, and should, ensure that their ads don't appear on fake news sites
Brands can, and should, ensure that their ads don't appear on fake news sites

A brand's ad appearing on a fake news website can do massive damage to its reputation and, ultimately, its bottom line...

By Neil Pursey 26 Oct 2018

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Social media: is it really to blame for young people being lonelier than any other age group?

Young people are lonelier than all other age groups, according to recent findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment...

By Rebecca Nowland 5 Oct 2018

Emilar Gandhi
Facebook Africa launches third-party fact-checking w/ Africa Check, AFP

Facebook Africa has launched third-party fact-checking in partnership with Africa Check and AFP to help assess the accuracy of news in South Africa and reduce the spread of misinformation...

4 Oct 2018

Facebook rewards community leaders
Facebook rewards community leaders

Facebook introduces Community Leadership Programme winners for Africa...

25 Sep 2018

How digital is driving media growth in Africa
How digital is driving media growth in Africa

Affluent consumers in Africa are at the forefront of adopting new technologies and social media is now considered the first port of call for news...

14 Sep 2018

AfricaCom 2018 takes place in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018.
Celebrating Africa's digital heroes in 2018

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that are leading Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

14 Sep 2018

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

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African research dominated by mobile, social media

There is a demand for insight into African markets and much of the data collection is done via mobile, social media and CRM...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Sep 2018

Africacom, Cape Town.
The spread of digital connectivity in Africa

Africa's largest technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition, AfricaCom 2018, held in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018, will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting the continent...

3 Sep 2018

Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced this week that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries, including five countries in Africa...

16 Aug 2018

Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded
Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency programme goes trans-continental in 2018...

15 Aug 2018

Toussaint Alain, African Daily Voice CEO.
New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"
Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

Co-founders Sitati Kituyi (left) and Dicky Hokie Junior.
Kenyan entrepreneurs create African-focused stock photo platform

Kenya-based AfricanStockPhoto is a stock photography marketplace. Sitati Kituyi co-founder and CTO, talks about his entrepreneurial journey...

2 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies
How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight
#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight

Veteran marketer Sharon Keith shared four basic principles in explaining how to build global brands at the local level and examples to demonstrate these at the ACA SA's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass'...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2018

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Budweiser most talked about brand on Twitter during Fifa World Cup

With the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia officially over, it has been revealed that iconic beer brand, Budweiser's digital strategy has propelled them to become the most talked about brand during the tournament...

25 Jul 2018

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A brief guide to creating powerful hashtags

If you've ever wondered what fuels social media these days, the answer is the hashtag. No longer the currency of gum-chewing, pre-teen girls, a powerful hashtag can circle the world faster than Superman can change into tights...

By Steven Slotow 20 Jul 2018

Meet the Cameroonian startup creating a social network for Africa
Meet the Cameroonian startup creating a social network for Africa

Cameroonian startup Dikalo has launched a localised Africa-specific social communications platform...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

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KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

Building a digital continent
Building a digital continent

Building a digital continent: towards a new model for collaboration between Africa and its more developed peers...

By Michael Pittelkow 5 Jul 2018

#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned
#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned

Uganda is in the news today across the globe for what is being called a "social media tax" on social media users in the East African country, which has in the past imposed draconian laws that curb press freedom and freedom of speech.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2018

Building better relationships between brands and influencers
Building better relationships between brands and influencers

Ofentse Maloba explores ways how brands and influencers can build better relationships that can benefit them both...

By Ofentse Maloba 31 May 2018

Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech
Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech

During a fireside chat with Publicis Groupe chairman and co-founder, Maurice Levy, at the recent Viva Tech event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about privacy, GDPR, his plans for governance, and how he intends to fight bad content...

29 May 2018

GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet
GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet

Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to "stay in touch" or "opt in" or informing us of a "policy update". On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force...

By Bill Buchanan 28 May 2018

Campaign to encourage African languages on social media
Campaign to encourage African languages on social media

Twitter indexes Kiswahili as one of its languages for #AfricanLanguagesDay and Africa Day...

4 May 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

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