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Mobile technology: Bridging the African digital divide
Mobile technology: Bridging the African digital divide

Handicapped by economic constraints, millions of unprivileged people in the developing world continue to be deprived of sufficient access to communication technology...

By Sara El-Khalili 18 May 2015 11:26

Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation
Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation

Currently Zimbabwe is gearing itself up for two significant developments in the broadcasting industry - the announcement of the successful local commercial licence applicants and digital migration...

By Koliwe Nyoni Majama 18 May 2015 08:41

Back to their roots
Back to their roots

Family is what the youth cannot live without. This is one of the key findings of the Sunday Times Generation Next Study. This was in response to the question about what things respondents cannot live without...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 May 2015 08:38

[NewsMaker] Lou Boxall-Davies
[NewsMaker] Lou Boxall-Davies

Lou Boxall-Davies has been appointed as chief strategy officer (CSO) of Havas Village South Africa. She will be responsible for strategy for Havas brands in South Africa...

By Louise Marsland 13 May 2015 08:19

Banking Africa's unbanked - Time for a reality check
Banking Africa's unbanked - Time for a reality check

Plenty of progress has been made on increasing the size of Africa's banked population. The trouble is, from the amount of noise that is made about the topic...

By Vahid Monadjem 12 May 2015 10:51

[TrendTalk] Can brands unlock the sharing economy?
[TrendTalk] Can brands unlock the sharing economy?

Can current business models unlock opportunities within 'the sharing economy', which is a real threat to businesses within the industries in which sharing models are gaining favour...?

By Louise Marsland 11 May 2015 07:16

The power of mobile marketing
The power of mobile marketing

There are more than seven billion mobile phones worldwide. Always on and accessible everywhere, mobile devices have become central to people's lives.

By Sherry Zameer 8 May 2015 13:30

Mobile motivation is sweeping Africa
Mobile motivation is sweeping Africa

As the world celebrates Worker's Day to commemorate trade unions and labour movements, the mobile industry in Africa is expanding to fulfil the continent's growing needs for mobile solutions and create more opportunities for its workforce...

By Amr Shady 4 May 2015 11:02

[TrendTalk] Great ads in play
[TrendTalk] Great ads in play

This has been such an interesting year for advertising already as branded content, social advertising and storytelling take the lead in branding, resulting in new advertising concepts and ideas...

By Louise Marsland 4 May 2015 06:54

We cannot accept ourselves if we accept xenophobia
We cannot accept ourselves if we accept xenophobia

Self-hate is one of the biggest reasons for the burning scourge of xenophobia that we are currently dealing with in South Africa. That said, we have done enough talking as a country and we need more decisive action...

By Lulu White-Raheem 29 Apr 2015 10:05

No 'cookie cutter' solution
No 'cookie cutter' solution

Traditional PR + Digital PR = A bold leap of faith for the survival of our industry. I don't need to preach to the converted. The role of PR is fundamentally shifting...

By Tracy Jones 22 Apr 2015 11:50

Africa's development potential is about reputation
Africa's development potential is about reputation

As the bitter cold January winds swept through the alpine town of Davos this year, delegates at the 2015 World Economic Forum portrayed a warm picture of economic growth in Africa...

By Joanna Oosthuizen 21 Apr 2015 14:23

[PRISM Awards 2015] My African Dream
[PRISM Awards 2015] My African Dream

Last night, the PRISM Awards turned dreams into reality for some public relations (PR) consultancies and practitioners...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Apr 2015 10:16

Aaron Thornton
Three security issues to consider when using public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is almost everywhere nowadays - and while it's convenient to use, there are hidden security risks you should know about...

By Aaron Thornton 20 Apr 2015 07:01

IABC EMENA conference tackles leadership communication
IABC EMENA conference tackles leadership communication

LONDON: The IABC EMENA, the counterpart of the Africa region of the IABC, hosted their annual conference titled "Power to the People", addressing the key trends in communication...

By Daniel Munslow 15 Apr 2015 09:08

Five ways to keep your mobile devices secure
Five ways to keep your mobile devices secure

It seems like every time you turn on the news lately, there are more stories of companies having their data stolen or corporate networks being hacked into...

By Aaron Thornton 14 Apr 2015 15:52

[TrendTalk] Branding for good
[TrendTalk] Branding for good

There is no doubt the tide has turned in marketing, with products and campaigns from big brands working hard at providing solutions to societal problems...

By Louise Marsland 13 Apr 2015 09:46

Go mobile or go home
Go mobile or go home

Google, via the Webmaster Central blog, announced that it will be prioritising mobile-friendly websites. This is likely to have as much of an impact on organic search results as any of the major algorithm updates...

By Christopher Smith 10 Apr 2015 11:36

YDx relaunches in Nigeria - the modern-day 'land of opportunity'...
YDx relaunches in Nigeria - the modern-day 'land of opportunity'...

Despite the lingering political instability over the last few years, foreign investors, including big South African companies, continue to charge ahead with their aggressive expansion strategies into Nigeria...

By Antoinette Pombo 10 Apr 2015 07:10

CRM can be really magical - when it works
CRM can be really magical - when it works

Best you do everything in your power to ensure you use your CRM system properly to ensure your customers have a positive experience and leave happy...

By Aki Kalliatakis 8 Apr 2015 13:41

Why global retail success means going very local
Why global retail success means going very local

It's now possible to build a personal connection with each shopper rather than compete for their wallets based purely on price. But, the real challenge is how to establish a personal connection with foreign audiences...

By Françoise Henderson 30 Mar 2015 11:28

Misconceptions about marketing "in Africa"
Misconceptions about marketing "in Africa"

With some of the fast-growing economies in the world on our doorstep and growth sluggish at home, more and more South African brands are getting serious about expanding "into Africa"...

By Al Mackay 25 Mar 2015 10:59

Anton Harber
Criminal libel has no place in law books

He has made it his mission 'to expose, through my investigations, the scourge of corruption, which is robbing (Angola) of billions of dollars a year': journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais...

By Anton Harber 20 Mar 2015 07:36

[NewsMaker] Gautham (Gau) Narayanan
[NewsMaker] Gautham (Gau) Narayanan

Net#work BBDO new deputy managing director and regional director for BBDO Africa, Gautham Narayanan is part of a "new generation" of leadership for Net#work BBDO in Africa...

By Louise Marsland 18 Mar 2015 13:16

Ahmed Bulbulia
The curious case of milk & popcorn in Nigeria

I never fully appreciated the phrase "We are a product of our environment" until coming to Lagos. Small, seemingly inconsequential aspects of a society have a ripple effect affecting culture as a whole...

By Ahmed Bulbulia 16 Mar 2015 07:00

Mobile payments' perceived insecurity
Mobile payments' perceived insecurity

Mobile methods of payment first came on the scene around ten years ago. At first, adoption was slow, as mobile technology was not on the level it needed to be to support the functions needed...

By Anton Vukic 15 Mar 2015 13:27

[TrendTalk] 2020 marketing vision
[TrendTalk] 2020 marketing vision

Is the 'Internet of Things' the biggest marketing trend for the next five years? International research shows that marketers and CEOs are prioritising the Internet of Things and believe it will have the biggest impact on marketers by 2020...

By Louise Marsland 13 Mar 2015 13:09

Tolu Onile
Looking back at Nigeria's hot digital topics in 2014

Not to be left out of all the end of year reviews. We decided to put together one of our own. Looking over the last twelve months, we asked ourselves, what were the biggest things to happen in the Nigerian digital landscape?...

By Tolu Onile 11 Mar 2015 10:30

Antoinette Pombo
Is South Africa differentiating itself from Africa for the wrong reasons?

Why is it that South Africans have adopted a culture of expecting handouts? Contrary to common belief, handouts are not an inherent African ethos...

By Antoinette Pombo 11 Mar 2015 07:19

Cocktail dresses, beer and brand perception
Cocktail dresses, beer and brand perception

You've probably seen the popular meme on the internet of a picture of a cocktail dress with the question of the colour of the dress...

By John Laurence 6 Mar 2015 06:00

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