Greg Marinovich and Zakes Mda
Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017 winners announced

This year's winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards, in association with Porcupine Ridge, were announced on Saturday night, 24 June at Tiso Blackstar Group's (formerly Times Media) new office venue at Hill on Empire in Parktown, Johannesburg.

22 hours ago

Africa Code Week launches for 2017
Africa Code Week launches for 2017

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius - The 2017 round of Africa Code Week was officially launched last week in Flic-En-Flac, Mauritius. Now in its third year, Africa Code Week aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a key focus on female skills development and training.

22 hours ago

Nigerian start-up, Mastercard deliver cashless online shopping payment
Nigerian start-up, Mastercard deliver cashless online shopping payment

Within an African e-commerce sector which is plagued by cash, with the majority of payments still being made in cash at the point of delivery, Mastercard has partnered with Nigerian tech start-up NetPlus, to develop an e-commerce solution that will help make cash a thing of the past, for e-retailers and consumers alike.

23 hours ago

Thomson Reuters wants to partner with “vibrant” African innovators
Thomson Reuters wants to partner with “vibrant” African innovators

Thomson Reuters is looking at ways to partner with the “vibrant innovation hotspots” of Nairobi and Lagos, having launched its innovation lab in Cape Town at the end of last year.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

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A new measurement paradigm that is ideal for ad testing

One of the difficulties of advertising research is to determine the dimensions to measure.

By mike broom 3 days ago

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Marketing leadership in the new world

A brand is a symbol of the organisation, but reputation is the overall trust and appreciation that observers feel for the organisation. Marketers focus on the identity and brand of an organisation, but externally the image of the organisation is the perception of observers.

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN's Laurie Segall interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. The interview took place of Facebook's Community Summit in Chicago where the company announced a new mission statement: “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.”

3 days ago

Urban growth a boon for Africa's industrialisation
Urban growth a boon for Africa's industrialisation

There has been much talk about Africa's urban dividends - the increased prosperity and sustained socioeconomic development resulting from the expansion and industrialisation of African cities.

By Franck Kuwonu 3 days ago

Telling Africa's history from an African perspective
Telling Africa's history from an African perspective

Putting African history on the map globally through storytelling combined with academic research is something that Deutsche Welle, in partnership with the Gerda Henkel Foundation, is doing.

23 Jun 2017

Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s head of platform partnerships for the Middle East and Africa.
Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge winners announced

CAIRO, Egypt: The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched 15 February 2017 in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognise and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Facebook Messenger.

22 Jun 2017

Mobile movie ticket services for Nigerians
Mobile movie ticket services for Nigerians

A new service has been launched which enables Nigerians to access movie show times, view trailers and purchase tickets all via BBM.

22 Jun 2017

Banking the win of simple business innovation
Banking the win of simple business innovation

Are you using the power of digital to make things worse?

By Douglas Kruger 22 Jun 2017

In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium
In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium

Despite the burgeoning global trend towards digital marketing, in-store face-to-face engagement with the consumer still forms a crucial role in both introducing new products, as well as directly influencing the shopper's purchasing decision at the final point-of-purchase.

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 22 Jun 2017