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CAFF presents 'Visions to be Heard: Empowering Young Africans through Film'
CAFF presents 'Visions to be Heard: Empowering Young Africans through Film'

CAFF, the Humanitarian Centre and the French Society (Trinity College) presents 'Visions to be Heard: Empowering Young Africans Through Film' - a special event to launch the Humanitarian Centre's new themed year 'Empowered Voices' 2014- 2015. The event will unravel to produce a night of short films and a lively discussion panel.

30 Oct 2014 13:16

VavavavoOomph! - Oomph! Africa
VavavavoOomph!

Brand activation and OOH media expert - Oomph! Africa - cracks record quarter-of-a-million attendance at Sanlam's Roadshow.

By Susan Mottram, Issued by Oomph! Africa 30 Oct 2014 10:46

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world where customers are far more likely to experience brand and interact with an enterprise through a software application than a live person.

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Tigo, Facebook take Internet.org app to Tanzania
Tigo, Facebook take Internet.org app to Tanzania

In a move that is expected to promote internet adoption in Tanzania, Tigo is now offering free access to basic internet services through Facebook's Internet.org app.

30 Oct 2014 07:32

Facebook Rooms: what it could mean for your company
Facebook Rooms: what it could mean for your company

Facebook, Inc has launched its new app, "Rooms" across iOS devices in the US, with an eventual roll-out to more devices and areas. What could this mean for your company?

By Jason Perelson 30 Oct 2014 06:09

A-Listers to facilitate connections between African brands, celebrities
A-Listers to facilitate connections between African brands, celebrities

Conceived as an hybrid platform, A-Listers is a new online directory/selective social network, coupled with an agency, to connect the best African celebrities with brands.

29 Oct 2014 11:51

What to expect from AfricaCom 2014's keynote sessions
What to expect from AfricaCom 2014's keynote sessions

The 2014 opening session to kick off the 17th Annual AfricaCom conference on 11 November 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), is set to deliver thought provoking debate.

29 Oct 2014 09:23

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 111: Stretch Experiential Marketing with Mike Silver
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 111: Stretch Experiential Marketing with Mike Silver

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, Thursday, 30 October 2014, from 9-10am as show host Warren Harding chats to Mike Silver, MD of Stretch Experiential. [twitterfall]

29 Oct 2014 09:17

StarTimes unveils new channels, plans rapid expansion
StarTimes unveils new channels, plans rapid expansion

In line with its rapid expansion plan to reach 36 states by December 2014, Nigeria Executive Officer of pay-tv provider StarTimes, Joshua Wang, has unveiled nine additional channels. The pay-tv provider is currently covering 32 states and cities across the country.

29 Oct 2014 07:52

Andrew Cook
Six of the worst customer service practices... and how to fix them

Customer experience management (CEM) is a strategic process that companies should implement across the entire organisation to look after their customers.

By Andrew Cook 28 Oct 2014 15:00

Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets
Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets

We recently launched of a new premium whisky in the Tanzanian market. Most whiskies are marketed along the same few lines. One example would be, process; "Buy our whisky, it is triple distilled". Many use heritage; "Buy our whisky, it comes from a loch in Scotland where we've been making whisky for 500 years". Another way to go is endorsement; "Drink our whisky, Sean Connery does".

By Cobus van Zyl 28 Oct 2014 14:06

IBM, Airtel, Echo Mobile join forces to stop Ebola in West Africa
IBM, Airtel, Echo Mobile join forces to stop Ebola in West Africa

Airtel, IBM Research Africa and Kenya's Echo Mobile have partnered to launch several initiatives in an aim to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

28 Oct 2014 11:38

Mobile money - time for a reality check?
Mobile money - time for a reality check?

The growth of mobile money in Africa over the last seven years has been phenomenal. Figures doing the rounds (and quoted by The Economist and Financial Times amongst others) include the calculation that 43%of Kenyan GDP is channelled through M-PESA each year, and that Kenyan mobile money is reported as having 26 million customers (Central Bank of Kenya website).

By Vahid Monadjem 25 Oct 2014 10:52