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The role of social in the marketer's mix

It's hard to understand why brands wouldn't be using social for business growth.

By Lisa Steingold 1 hour ago

Ringier launches Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa
Ringier launches Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) further expands its news and media portfolio in Africa with the launch of Business Insider , the digital news brand for the global business community, for Sub Saharan Africa.

4 hours ago

Ade Ayeyemi, CEO Ecobank Group (left); Amr Kamel , General Manager, Microsoft (right); Richard Uku, Directeur de la Communication, Groupe Ecobank (centre).
Microsoft, Ecobank agree to drive digital transformation in Africa

LOME, Togo – Microsoft and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of pan-African banking group Ecobank, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to complement African governments' efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continent's major cities through state of the art digital solutions.

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Malawi's Times Group closure questioned by Media Institute

The Media Institute of Southern Africa in Malawi is disturbed by news of the closure of Blantyre Printing and Publishing Company (Times Group) offices by the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) over unpaid taxes.

6 hours ago

African entrepreneurs sought for funding programme
African entrepreneurs sought for funding programme

The Accra-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications to entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast to join its entrepreneurship programme and stand the chance of gaining funding of up to US$100,000.

By Tom Jackson 7 hours ago

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Youth are Africa's future ‘agripreneurs'

KIGALI, Rwanda - More than 300 global and African thought leaders and youth agripreneurs will come together for The MasterCard Foundation's second Young Africa Works Summit on February 16-17, 2017, in Kigali, Rwanda. The event will spark new thinking on how Africa's growing youth population can transform the agricultural sector.

8 hours ago

Why Naspers could dominate the African MVNO space
Why Naspers could dominate the African MVNO space

Frost & Sullivan recently highlighted the top technology trend predictions for 2017, among them the need for the adoption of content intensive strategies among mobile network operators (MNOs). This view is based on the assumption that OTT services will continue to negatively impact the average revenue per use (ARPU) of MNOs across the continent and the globe.

By Mauritz Venter 1 day ago

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What does it mean for technology to be innately African?

Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African startups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business models suited to their markets.

By Amrote Abdella 1 day ago

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African entrepreneurs turning to crowdfunding

The banks wouldn't give him a loan, so Cameroonian Georges Badjang approached a crowdfunding platform. Although relatively unknown in Africa, this alternative source of finance is helping his firm grow.

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New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk

New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardise the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades, unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned.

1 day ago

Influencer marketing boosted in Kenya
Influencer marketing boosted in Kenya

Lately Kenyan brands have been partnering with influencers to push their messages to their target audiences. These bloggers, media personalities and sport stars have large social media followings and clout, which allow brands to connect to customers in authentic ways.

1 day ago

Stop telling people print is dead. Please!
Stop telling people print is dead. Please!

How many of you are guilty of recycling the phrase 'print is dead'?

By Chris Gregory 20 Jan 2017

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Building a team strong enough to carry a brand to success

We know that creating a strong company culture is crucial in order to hire the right employees – and then ensure they're inspired and enabled enough to help reach your business goals.

By Harry Welby-Cooke 20 Jan 2017