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

Sthembile Shabangu
Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

NAIROBI, Kenya - In the wake of Africa month it's easy to be proud of all that we are achieving as a continent. According to the African Development Bank, Africa is the continent with the world's second fastest growing economy.

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase
.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally for the largest number of domain name reservations during the sunrise phase of the new gTLD's launch process.

21 Jun 2017

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
Free mapping: plotting development in Africa

COTONOU, Benin - In Benin's economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a house, office or restaurant is often like a treasure hunt. Luck, if not a miracle, is required as easy clues such as street names, even where they exist, are usually not posted and address numbers are rarely marked.

21 Jun 2017

Prints by Moletsane, Nyoni and Kisua Africa.
Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains how an emotional campaign manifesto and associated collaboration with some of the continent's most cutting-edge artists make the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category.

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country, for instance, Morocco, with its 3.4 million 4G subscribers, accounts for 14% of total 4G subscribers in Africa.

20 Jun 2017

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins
Search for best Ghanaian startups begins

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, on 22 June 2017 as part of its global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon.

20 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017
10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

ACCRA, Ghana - Innovators from nine African countries have been shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors, as part of The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa.

19 Jun 2017