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King James Group drinks in their global win

King James Group's chief creative officer Alistair King says the time when independent local agencies couldn't really expect to work in international brands because of how multinationals tied up the brands at a global level are over...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Celebrating 13 South African Gold Quills winners

The International Association of Business Communicators has announced the excellence and merit winners of the 2017 IABC Gold Quill Awards programme...

2 days ago

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market...

2 days ago

African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world...

1 day ago

Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria...

By Jaco Maritz 2 days ago

BREAKING: Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Last night, Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

2 days ago

Google Earth re-invented for new era

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps...

2 days ago

Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 2 days ago

Now's the time for self-regulation: HDI on the ethics of youth marketing

HDI Youth Marketeers' Managing Director Catherine Bothma, and youth expert, Jason Levin take the time to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions about the ethics of youth marketing....

2 days ago

ICASA, Mozambique collaborate on broadcast services

ICASA signs a technical agreement with the communications regulator of Mozambique to collaborate on telecommunications and broadcasting services...

2 days ago

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas...

By Jay Smith 2 days ago

The opportunity that is the small screen

What's becoming clear from watching young coffee shop patrons, in particular, is that mobile technology is stepping in to fill certain voids and it's doing so at an extremely reasonable cost. ...

By Mike Laws 2 days ago

A truly sensory Experian experience

The overarching message of speakers at the local launch of Experian's Mosaic customer segmentation tool? As the casualty list of digital disruption grows ever longer, it's time to focus on your specific customers and improve their overall experience of your brand or get left in the dust...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Grow your storytelling, grow your brand

In prehistoric times, great stories were told sitting around a campfire. In the glow of the flames storytellers would share exciting tales to impart information, to teach, to encourage and to entertain. Storytelling is an evolutionary mechanism crucial to human communication and central to our success...

By Parusha Partab 3 days ago

Digital video archiving - keeping up with today's broadcast demands

Broadcasters and video producers across the world are moving to computer-based platforms...

By Paul Divall 3 days ago

Clio Awards announce 2017 jury, includes Fran Luckin

Clio Awards have selected the jury for the 2017 awards but are still calling for more creative nominations...

2 days ago

F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of Facebook's annual event...

2 days ago

Two weeks left to express your opinion on replacing Amps

Marketers and agencies have to express their interest in replacing Amps before 3 May 2017...

2 days ago

The rise of the screens - on-demand causes multi-industry disruption

Overview of how digital entertainment on-demand disrupts media industry...

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Africa news

Africa region poor performer for startup revenues, funding, jobs

African startups perform poorly in comparison to their global counterparts when it comes to revenues, fundraising, and job creation, according to data released by startups pitching competition Seedstars World...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

African film database launches

The Africa in Motion Film Festival has announced the launch of its new African Film Database with a catalogue of over 1,500 films...

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International

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

2 days ago

The ‘New' category at LIA reshapes itself

Almost a decade ago, the London International Awards (LIAs) collaborated with Faris Yakob, author of Paid attention: Innovative advertising for a digital world, to conceptualise the New category to recognise work that sat outside traditional media definitions.

3 days ago

F8 2017: Camera effects platform and more from day one

F8 2017, the annual Facebook event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology was held in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on 18-19 Aprils 2017. More than 4 000 people attended the event and millions watched the keynote via Facebook Live.

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