The digital age has seen the rise of many activities that used to require you to leave the house, but can now be done from the comfort of your couch. That of course includes many people's favourite thing to do, blow all our hard earned cash… Shopping.
4 hours ago
EY announced the creation of borderless advisory services for their clients across Africa, India and the Middle East.
6 hours ago
The continued failure of commodity prices to recover significantly and the global slowdown of economic growth, especially in China and other emerging markets, made 2016 a tumultuous year for many African economies, indeed, "the worst year for average economic growth" in the region in over 20 years, according to a report from Ernst & Young.
J. Peter Pham 11 hours ago
Recently, we lost out on a contract to a firm, apparently due to better pricing. When queried as to the winning firm's credentials, we were told that the successful party were former news show producers, and had described themselves on their website as “storytellers”.
Stuart Rothgiesser 13 hours ago
DAKAR, Senegal - International experts, ambassadors, high officials and entrepreneurs gathered in Dakar in December for the launch of ‘16 infrastructure projects for African integration'. This document is an investors' guidebook produced by the Economic Commission for Africa and the NEPAD Agency.
13 hours ago
2017 should be the year of simplicity. Not to call myself old, but I grew up in an era where TV led the conversation, closely followed by radio. ATL agencies were rock stars with design and BTL communications a little rebelesque in their operations. Yep, it was a simple time.
Rudy Hassiem 13 hours ago
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Young people in Africa are an enormous resource for the continent's developments. It is in this regard that African Union Heads of State and Government declared the theme for 2017 as ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth'.
14 hours ago
Econet Media is betting heavily on eSports, the latest phenomenon in online gaming. The online video activity is gaining popularity across the world, attracting millions of viewers. Lately, broadcasters have sought ways to enter the lucrative market.
1 day ago
One key word springs to mind when reflecting on the year that was 2016 - tumultuous. For marketers, business people and the everyday consumer, 2016 proved a challenging one to navigate. We had to steer through extreme ups and downs - from weather to economic turbulence; shocking global and local political outcomes; rampant inflation and an exceptionally constrained consumer environment.
Nicole Shapiro 1 day ago
Over 2016, social media continued to dominate the digital waves worldwide with new apps as well as information hungry audiences, who in South Africa, really started to switch onto mobile. As audiences grow tired of the curated social experience - bored with impeccable photos of everyone having a perfect life, or brands using social as an extension of their advertising "perfect world view" - we saw a move towards a greater desire for REALITY in social media.
Deseré Orrill 2 days ago
The ‘Africa Rising' narrative is increasingly giving way to that of ‘Aspiring Africa', as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons.
12 Jan 2017
Here are our forecast trends for 2017, from IAS:
Johanna McDowell 12 Jan 2017