|4 Jul 2012|
|Africa | Marketing & Media
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Marketing & Media
In the third part
of this four-article series I drilled deeper into best practices for mobile-email optimisation, since this is a critical aspect of message retention from desktop to the handheld environment and something that can't ignored if you're serious about having a proper multi-channel strategy. Read more >>
have announced the judging panels for the New Voice Award and Student Award. The New Voice Award supports transformation in the brand communication industry by encouraging radio ads to be written in mother tongue. What's special about this award is that entries do not have to have been flighted to be entered - this is the only category at the Loeries which allows this. Read more >>
Events & Conferencing
The upcoming Customer Experience Management (CEM) Africa Summit
, hosted by Kinetic Events, is set to take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 2-3 August 2012 is expected to bring together Africa's industry leaders by providing a platform to build relationships, share ideas and most importantly, to do business. Read more >>
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the call for entries for the 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). The prize aims to support Africans efforts to develop new products, increase efficiency and drive cost-savings. Read more >>
The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) is seeking entries to the 2012 African Investigative Journalism Awards which recognises outstanding investigative reporting in Africa. Read more >>
Described as Africa's leading literary award, the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing has been awarded to Nigerian Rotimi Babatunde for his short story entitled Bombay's Republic
published in the Mirabilia Review
. Read more >>
In the past couple of days, the media, specifically online platforms, had been awashed with news about the closure of accounts of the Nigerian embassy in Washington by some United States banks. The news, which was first reported mid-May, alleged that the accounts of the Embassy in Washington DC, the Nigerian Mission in Atlanta, and New York, and Nigerian Mission to the United Nations were frozen, and then later closed by two US banks - Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Read more >>
These are dark days for BlackBerry and Research in Motion (RIM). Though the Canadian company's smartphones continue to sell well in some emerging markets, including SA, consumers at the higher end - they are the more profitable segment for handset manufacturers - are abandoning it for the Apple iPhone and devices running Google's Android operating system. Read more >>
, described as the 'Netflix of Africa' and reportedly the continent's first legal online source of Nollywood films, has launched its subscription service. Read more >>
PR & Communications
Global public relations and communications firm, Burson-Marsteller recently acquired a controlling stake in Johannesburg-based Arcay Communications. Founder and chairman of Arcay Burson-Marsteller, Robyn de Villiers speaks about the partnership and succeeding in Africa's PR industry. Read more >>
Uganda has a helpful tool that gives visitors a list of NGOs working in the country and a profile of each organisation. The Uganda National NGO directory includes well-known organisations, big and small, that have offices and staff around the Pearl of Africa, but also big and smaller regional ones that may not be as well-known outside those regions. Read more >>
LONDON, UK: The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) is to offer both members and non-members the chance to benchmark their marketing procurement services against some of the world's biggest and most sophisticated advertisers. Read more >>
NEW YORK, US: A multi-billion dollar industry that's banned in all but the US and New Zealand, Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical marketing is beginning to embrace social media, explains the latest report by international business experts GBI Research. Read more >>
LYON, FRANCE / PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI / ST MARTIN, MARIGOT: The international news channel Euronews, member of Co-op association (Caribbean Cable Cooperative Ltd), has signed the first two broadcasting deals in the Caribbean with the new Haitian digital platform NUtv and the cable operator St. Maarten Cable TV. Read more >>
MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish loss-making free daily newspaper Que!
will shut down, owner Vocento said on Thursday, making it the third free paper to fall victim to the country's economic crisis. Read more >>
PARIS, FRANCE: France acted unconstitutionally when authorities searched the offices of two publications and homes of five journalists over coverage of a doping scandal, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday. Read more >>
The relationship between taxpayers and government is crucial in order to have a viable democracy, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Read more >>
The ANC must not create "pandemonium" among business and the public over land reform, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Thursday. Read more >>
More Government news...
Survival strategies for tough times and cost effective marketing initiatives are two of the issues that will come under the spotlight at the third annual Getaway Travel & Tourism Conference, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, which takes place at the Coca-Cola Dome on 30 August. Read more >>
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