Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
#PwCOutlook: Africa's entertainment, media industry experiencing Convergence 3.0

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

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FMCG sector in sub-Saharan Africa is set to boom

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

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

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

United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho
United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho

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

Why YouTubers should consider collaborating with influencer marketing platforms
Why YouTubers should consider collaborating with influencer marketing platforms

I recently read an article that explained how 41% of people between the ages of 18 to 29 are using AdBlock Plus - an application that allows people to block online adverts.

By Chiara Di Rago 19 Jul 2016

New social media tools empower citizen journalism
New social media tools empower citizen journalism

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

Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo
Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo

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

From an idea to an app - how not to fail
From an idea to an app - how not to fail

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.

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

Backtracking from social media to email marketing
Backtracking from social media to email marketing

Make it your business mission to reach consumers in the most intimate marketing space - no, not through their ever-changing social media feeds, rather do so through the admittedly cluttered email inboxes.

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jul 2016

Successful brand experience innovation, tips and examples
Successful brand experience innovation, tips and examples

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

Creating great customer service to elevate business
Creating great customer service to elevate business

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

Company identity and your start-up: how to cultivate a winning culture
Company identity and your start-up: how to cultivate a winning culture

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.

By Harry Welby-Cooke 14 Jul 2016

The Women in News editors and senior journalists from Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. Rwandan Women in News journalists will join the programme soon.
Women in News has first 2016 Africa meeting

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

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