Africa's entertainment and media industry is experiencing a third wave of convergence due to the fact that the borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising.
19 Sep 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa is developing fast, with infrastructure roll-out across the region, unprecedented urbanisation and a fast-growing middle class.These developments set the scene for huge FMCG sector growth in the short to medium term, says Adam Molai, southern African FMCG entrepreneur, who is positioning his business holdings to capitalise on the coming boom.
22 Jul 2016
DURBAN, South Africa - Through the advent of Messenger and bots, messaging platforms have rapidly increased their impact in reaching users with life-changing content. Leading this technological evolution in low and middle income countries, the Praekelt Foundation, launched a new chatbot for Messenger integrated into the South African Department of Health's MomConnect, at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban yesterday, 19 July 2016.
20 Jul 2016
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - In a press statement, Elizabeth Trudeau, director, Office of Press Relations Washington, DC, expressed the United States' deep concern for the increasing pressure on the media in Lesotho, particularly noting the 9 July 2016 shooting of Lesotho Times/Sunday Express editor Lloyd Mutungamiri.
19 Jul 2016
Chiara Di Rago 19 Jul 2016
WASHINGTON - It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before.
19 Jul 2016
Communications doyen and former business journalist, Ruth Golembo, passed away suddenly on Thursday, 14 July 2016. She was 54. Her funeral on Sunday, 17 July 2016, at Cape Town's Jewish Cemetery, was well-attended by media, communications professionals and business stalwarts alike.
18 Jul 2016
Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both. The numbers tell me a tale that 60% of apps don't even manage to break even on their development costs and 70% of developers earn less than $5k from their most successful app.
Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016
For marketers, brand experience innovation is more important than ever, because today's consumers are far more interested in what a brand does than what a brand says. They remember how brand experiences make them feel and link those feelings to the brand.
14 Jul 2016
Good customer service forms the basis of a successful business to consumer organisation, for though the customer is not always right, he or she has the power to make or break a company's reputation.
14 Jul 2016
Culture - it can make or break an otherwise viable business. It's that personality that drives performance, that special something that draws people to want to be part of an organisation. And yet culture is something that's often overlooked at the start-up stage of a business.
Harry Welby-Cooke 14 Jul 2016
The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016.
21 Jan 2016