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African growth opportunity is a tweet away

The African business landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. Africa has always been a mobile-centric hub, and with operators about to launch $30 smartphone handsets, the perfect storm is rapidly approaching. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, African smartphone penetration will be sitting at 70% by 2020. This increased accessibility to intelligent devices will mean that marketers will need to build integrated campaigns with mobile as a channel in mind.

By Sean Riley 8 Oct 2015 10:45

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 152: IMC Conference Johannesburg with Jonty Fisher
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 152: IMC Conference Johannesburg with Jonty Fisher

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 8 October 2015, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding chats to Jonty Fisher, OFYT - Group Strategy Director and advisory panel member for the IMC Conference.

7 Oct 2015 09:07

Graham Cruikshanks
How to build a strong agency network in Africa

What makes a strong and effective African network? Is it the number of partnerships that have been established with local agency businesses in Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana? Or the number of agencies that have been acquired in Zambia, Zimbabwe or Botswana? Or the long list of agency contacts in multiple African cities...

By Graham Cruikshanks 7 Oct 2015 06:00

Verashni Pillay
EXCLUSIVE: Verashni Pillay new M&G Editor-in-Chief

The Mail & Guardian has appointed seasoned journalist, editor and digital strategist Verashni Pillay as its new Editor-in-Chief to reinvigorate the brand and steer the publication "back to its roots", following a raft of retrenchments, recent cutbacks and falling circulation...

By Louise Marsland 5 Oct 2015 10:00

Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2015 - Millward Brown
Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2015

Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the most liked by the South African audience whom we believe to be the most important critic, the person who ultimately chooses to buy your brand or not. And local is lekker this year with Albany Bread's Small and KFC's Mama ranking in the top spots for the first two quarters of 2015.

Issued by Millward Brown 1 Oct 2015 10:31

The best of Nigeria on show in SA

The finest that Nigeria has to offer will be on display at the Sandton Convention Centre from 28 September to 2 October as, for the first time, South Africa plays host to the Best of Nigeria Expo in 2004.

15 Sep 2004 14:33

Bayer to acquire Roche Consumer Health

Bayer has announced that it has agreed to acquire Roche Consumer Health. By acquiring this business Bayer will become one of the top three over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health companies worldwide.

21 Jul 2004 13:54

Brewing up a new brandhouse

Diageo, Heineken and Namibia Breweries have announced that their new joint venture company in South Africa will trade under the name of 'brandhouse'. The new company combines the sales, marketing and distribution of some of the world's top premium brands in this fast growing sector in South Africa.

7 Jul 2004 12:40

West African newspaper for South Africa

The FS African Standard, a newspaper for the ever-expanding expatriate communities of West Africa living in South Africa - estimated to number around 100 000 - has been launched in the country by leading Nigerian publisher Millennium Harvest Ltd.

24 May 2004 06:36

IFEX members survey global press freedom

The war in Iraq, which claimed a high number of journalists' lives, overshadowed press freedom worldwide in 2003, according to annual reports recently released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

6 Jan 2004 14:45

Africa supplement introduced by Business Day

The newest addition to the Johnnic Communications' stable, Business Day Africa, a weekly newspaper destined for the African continent, was published today, October 31, 2003.

Issued by PR Newswire 31 Oct 2003 17:45

World journalists back Daily News fight: 'Press Freedom's Biggest Battle in Africa'

The International Federation of Journalists today called for a worldwide campaign among journalists' groups to defend the Daily News in Zimbabwe after a weekend in which police closed down the independent daily for a second time and the paper's director was arrested at his home.

28 Oct 2003 08:56

Second World Press Freedom Rankings

Reporters Without Borders has published its second world press freedom ranking. Like last year, the most catastrophic situation is to be found in Asia, with eight countries in the bottom ten: North Korea, Burma, Laos, China, Iran, Vietnam, Turkmenistan and Bhutan. South Africa ranked 21st.

Issued by Reporters sans Frontières (Paris) 21 Oct 2003 08:51

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