Marketing & Media trends

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced.

1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Africa Week supports continent's advancements
Africa Week supports continent's advancements

The annual Africa Week kicked off yesterday, Monday 16 October, on the margins of the UN General Assembly Debate on Africa's development to showcase the continent's continuous advancements and achievements with respect to social, economic, political and environmental development.

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Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Whether via broadcast TV or online, news is increasingly being watched as opposed to read, particularly on mobile phones, in Africa.

2 days ago

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers.

2 days ago

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries
Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

LOME, Togo - Ecobank has launched mVisa across 33 African Countries. Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa delivers instant, secure, cashless payment for goods and services by allowing customers to scan a QR code on a smartphone or enter a unique merchant identifying code into either a feature phone or smartphone.

13 Oct 2017

Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants
Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants

Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines Group, launched an E-Visa service for African and international participants of meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) in Ethiopia. The service enables participants to issue their visa, book, pay and check-in their flight with Ethiopian Airlines - all online.

13 Oct 2017

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry
Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

ACCRA, Ghana - The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has launched its call for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards. The theme this year is Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems.

13 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

The continent's single largest and most influential technology, media and telecoms (TMT) event, AfricaCom 2017, from 7-9 November, promises opportunities to witness future tech trends, network with the industry elite, and learn from a line-up of global thought leaders providing inspiring content.

12 Oct 2017

Simelane and Cooper.
#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting.

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

The compelling power of good storytelling in advertising
The compelling power of good storytelling in advertising

Everyone loves a good story. We all love a compelling storyline that gets us involved, pulls at our emotions and keeps us on the edge of our seats. That's why we love books, movies and TV.

By Garikai Nhongo 11 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator
African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of $50,000 in prize funding.

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017