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New partnership between Pan Atlantic University, IABC

The Pan Atlantic University through its School of Media and Communication (SMC) is to partner with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) to deliver a global certification course in communication. The partnership would involve the provision of facilitations and training.

23 Apr 2014 15:02

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 87: How mobile technology can boost sales for retailers

Join Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) every Thursday from 9am-10am from the 2oceansVibe Radio. This week we chat to GLOO (@GLOOniverse) founder and CEO, Pete Case, as well as Duncan Wares, Executive Creative Director of full-service agency Hg80 (@_Hg80). [twitterfall]

23 Apr 2014 10:28

Africa needs high quality solutions

Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network products and solutions.

23 Apr 2014 09:37

Campaign launched to fight hate speech in African media

Delegates at a two-day media forum on hate speech in Kigali late last week have launched a continental campaign against hate speech to put media houses at the centre of fighting the vice and promoting peace.

By Eugene Kwibuka 23 Apr 2014 07:38

Loeries Africa Roadshow ends off in Ghana

The Loeries Africa Roadshow reached its final destination in Accra, Ghana last week after stopping in Harare, Dar es Salaam, Lagos and Nairobi along the way.

22 Apr 2014 13:31

African content will fast forward connectivity growth

There's a new wave of growth on the horizon for African internet companies and it's being driven by a worldwide phenomenon called remote peering.

By Michele McCann 22 Apr 2014 12:54

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 86: The power of brands in the changed mass communication landscape

Last week on the Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show we chatted to Y&R Cape Town (@YoungRubicamSA) Strategic Planner, DK Badenhorst about a recent article written about the power of brands in the changed mass communication landscape. We find out how mass communication is affecting brands and how brands are affecting consumer's lives.

22 Apr 2014 10:09

Opportunities in the sports TV sector in Africa

The sports TV segment in Africa is largely under-developed despite several paradoxes; the fact that Africa holds, 1) a very strong sports audience, especially for football games; 2) a large number of TV channels and radio stations; 3) a pool of talented African sports players active in international games.

22 Apr 2014 09:43

[BizCareers] Avoiding job spec misrepresentation

This week we cover good questions to ask during an interview, how to avoid falling into the trap of job spec misrepresentation, and how to follow up after an interview.

By Juliette Attwell 22 Apr 2014 08:44

Five social media tips to maximise your brand's online presence

Social media - everyone's doing it, but few brands get it right. As with most things in life, everyone has an opinion, and the majority of them aren't necessarily right. Your approach to social media channels is crucial, and should be constantly monitored and tweaked according to your market's response. If you're looking for some fail-safe social media tips, you've come to the right place.

By Gareth Slaven 19 Apr 2014 08:19

Kenya's internet market recovers lost ground

Kenyan internet subscriptions increased by 1.2 million to 13.1 million between October and December last year, recovering from losing almost one million subscribers during the previous quarter, according to the latest figures from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK).

By Tom Jackson 18 Apr 2014 13:37

Expanding the customer funnel to increase conversions

In the second part of a two-article series exploring the digital customer journey, 25AM's Johan Walters offers some tips and techniques for optimising the purchasing funnel.

By Johan Walters 18 Apr 2014 07:39

How a spokesman can transform your conference

If you are in charge of planning an important corporate conference, you want to make sure that your company shines in all its glory. Whether the event lasts for just several hours, a standard business day, or spans several days, you want it to go smoothly.

By Peter Davidson 17 Apr 2014 10:06