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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Ashley Bacon takes the baton at fast-growing M&C Saatchi Africa

Following Rick de Kock's departure from M&C Saatchi Africa to join Barclays as head of the marketing and communications Africa division, Ashley Bacon is assuming responsibility for the company's ambitious growth plans on the continent.

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 24 Apr 2014 13:57

Willowbridge College Africa - 21st century live stream virtual learning

Willowbridge College's vision is to revolutionise the understanding, implementation and delivery of world-class education, in all aspects within the UK school and FE college framework in earmarked countries in sub-Saharan Africa via their live stream virtual classroom - 21st century education.

Issued by Willowbridge College 24 Apr 2014 13:52

SuperSport to broadcast 2014 Soccer World Cup in Africa

SuperSport has reportedly acquired 2014 Soccer World Cup broadcast rights in Africa. The 64 soccer matches, taking place from 12 June to 13 July in Brazil, will all be broadcast on DStv's SuperSport channel.

24 Apr 2014 12:16

Ije Nwokorie selected Cannes design jury president

The new Global CEO of Wolff Olins, Ije Nwokorie, has been appointed as the new Design Lions jury president.

24 Apr 2014 10:43

Youth workshop to influence Post-2015 Development Agenda

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24 Apr 2014 09:55

Campaign launched to fight hate speech in African media

Delegates at a two-day media forum on hate speech in Kigali late last week have launched a continental campaign against hate speech to put media houses at the centre of fighting the vice and promoting peace.

By Eugene Kwibuka 23 Apr 2014 07:38

[BizCareers] Avoiding job spec misrepresentation

This week we cover good questions to ask during an interview, how to avoid falling into the trap of job spec misrepresentation, and how to follow up after an interview.

By Juliette Attwell 22 Apr 2014 08:44

Expanding the customer funnel to increase conversions

In the first part of this column, I outlined how you can put in place an advanced infrastructure to track and report on the customer's journey across your organisation's digital touchpoints.

By Johan Walters 18 Apr 2014 07:39

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 87: How mobile technology can boost sales for retailers

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 24 April from 9am-10am as we chat to Pete Case from GLOO and Duncan Wares from Hg80. [twitterfall]

23 Apr 2014 10:28

Africa needs high quality solutions

Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network products and solutions.

23 Apr 2014 09:37

New partnership between Pan Atlantic University, IABC

The Pan Atlantic University through its School of Media and Communication (SMC) is to partner with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) to deliver a global certification course in communication. The partnership would involve the provision of facilitations and training.

23 Apr 2014 15:02

Opportunities in the sports TV sector in Africa

The sports TV segment in Africa is largely under-developed despite several paradoxes; the fact that Africa holds, 1) a very strong sports audience, especially for football games; 2) a large number of TV channels and radio stations; 3) a pool of talented African sports players active in international games.

22 Apr 2014 09:43

African content will fast forward connectivity growth

There's a new wave of growth on the horizon for African internet companies and it's being driven by a worldwide phenomenon called remote peering.

By Michele McCann 22 Apr 2014 12:54

Loeries Africa Roadshow ends off in Ghana

The Loeries Africa Roadshow reached its final destination in Accra, Ghana last week after stopping in Harare, Dar es Salaam, Lagos and Nairobi along the way.

22 Apr 2014 13:31

Five social media tips to maximise your brand's online presence

Social media channels should be constantly monitored and tweaked according to your market's response. If you're looking for some fail-safe social media tips, you've come to the right place.

By Gareth Slaven 19 Apr 2014 08:19

Kenya's internet market recovers lost ground

Kenyan internet subscriptions increased by 1.2 million to 13.1 million between October and December last year, recovering from losing almost one million subscribers during the previous quarter, according to the latest figures from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK).

By Tom Jackson 18 Apr 2014 13:37

How a spokesman can transform your conference

If you are in charge of planning an important corporate conference, you want to make sure that your company shines in all its glory. Whether the event lasts for just several hours, a standard business day, or spans several days, you want it to go smoothly.

By Peter Davidson 17 Apr 2014 10:06

Africa Design Award 2014 entries close end April

Entries for the Africa Design Award are still open until 30 April for players of 'African' design (designers, aspiring designers, design agencies, businesses that have incorporated the notion of design into their strategy of development, states, local authorities, associations, architects, cooperatives, craftsmen etc.)

17 Apr 2014 10:04

Majority phones sold in Kenya are smartphones

IT News Africa reports that, according to mobile operator Safaricom, 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones.

16 Apr 2014 11:35

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