GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet
GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet

Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to "stay in touch" or "opt in" or informing us of a "policy update". On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. For some, it is the start of a more citizen-focused world, for others it will see the collapse of their digital marketing strategy.

By Bill Buchanan 3 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

A one-size-fits-all approach to marketing communications does not work in Africa, or any of its 54 countries.

By Trevor Chueu 2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse
#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse

As Africa's economic growth accelerates, the continent is evolving from one of the world's major sources of mineral resources into a global innovation powerhouse. Africa is rapidly diversifying from its traditional strengths in mining, oil and agriculture into the technology and creative industries that are reshaping humanity's future. By 2050, over a quarter of the world's population will be African.

By Pieter Bensch 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa Day is celebrated on 25 May 2018 and marks the formation of the African Union. Africa has seen a vast increase in investment and growth over the past 50 plus years and many companies have already mobilised to capture this emerging demand.

By Vanessa Ferguson 3 days ago

Barbara Kaija, group editor-in-chief of New Vision Press and Publishing Company and Noura al Hourani, lead Arabic editor at Syria Direct.
Wan-Ifra reveals 2018 Laureates of Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

Wan-Ifra has announced the 2018 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award.

3 days ago

Africa's top 50 innovators announced
Africa's top 50 innovators announced

KIGALI, Rwanda - The Africa Innovation Summit has announced Africa's top 50 innovators, selected from across the continent to exhibit at the innovation forum next month.

3 days ago

DISCOP Markets.
More than 500 content producers from Africa heading for DISCOP Johannesburg

More than 500 film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge at DISCOP Johannesburg for the vibrant three-day market and co-production forum expected to welcome 1,500 plus delegates from 70 countries.

23 May 2018

Taazima Kala-Essack, lead consultant, Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
How to implement those big ideas

Is overthinking one of the problems plaguing the communications industry and, especially, the public relations sector of that industry?

By TAAZIMA KALA-ESSACK 23 May 2018

The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner
The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner

"Public relations (PR) is all glitz and glamour," said no PR practitioner (PRP) ever who is worth their salt. I've been working in the PR industry since 2009 and to date I still hear this common misconception.

By Jennilee Peremore 23 May 2018

Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?
Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, PoPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already - who hasn't received a flood of Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy updates from around the world.

By Elizabeth de Stadler 23 May 2018

Facebook hub, Lagos, Nigeria.
Facebook launches Africa's first hub space in Nigeria

Facebook has launched its first hub space in Africa to bring together communities to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas in Lagos, Nigeria.

23 May 2018

Brand investment rises in East Africa
Brand investment rises in East Africa

East African economies have grown so rapidly in recent years that large brand-owners are not only making substantial investments in their brands, but are willing to go to court to protect them. Kenya in particular has seen a sharp increase in High Court litigation on intellectual property (IP) matters, and regional markets generally have become more complex and litigious as far as IP is concerned.

21 May 2018

African bank wins digital strategy award
African bank wins digital strategy award

LOME, Togo - Pan-African Bank, Ecobank, wins Best Digital Strategy Award from Retail Banker International. Ecobank's digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is a key component in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise in Africa.

21 May 2018