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Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa
Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa

For the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and quick-response (QR) codes were once considered the "next big thing" in packaging, the acceleration of technology is transforming smart packaging that needs to fit in with the modern-day consumer purchasing habits.

15 Jun 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Innovation labs in Africa have doubled
Innovation labs in Africa have doubled

ALGER, Algeria - How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies - Africa's tech hubs are pioneering innovation across the continent.

15 Jun 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Heineken Nigeria campaign with Shazam.
'Connected packaging' leverages World Cup

Heineken has partnered with Shazam on the eve of the World Cup to leverage the app's visual recognition technology on a limited-edition world label in its Nigeria market.

15 Jun 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein
B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein

Recently inducted into the ANA Business Marketing Hall of Fame, Tom Stein has been at the forefront of B2B marketing for more than three decades. As the chairman and CCO of global B2B marketing agency Stein IAS, he works closely with marketers across many B2B sectors, including technology, financial, industrial, healthcare, telecommunications and professional services.

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Investing in your customers yields returns
Investing in your customers yields returns

The 2018 edition of Africa's customer experience summit, CEM Africa, will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases.

14 Jun 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Chasing the dream of the single view of the customer
Chasing the dream of the single view of the customer

In business, your company needs to get as deep into the minds and interaction habits of your customers as possible. Too often, however, the single view of the customer is viewed as unattainable, a marketing smokescreen that can obscure business strategy and confuse communication efforts. The question that must be asked, is whether the single view approach is correct, and, if so, how can this be attained?

By Wynand Smit 14 Jun 2018

TOURISM

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa
Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

Anthony Bourdain might have been a celebrity chef, but viewers of his Emmy Award-winning travel show, "Parts Unknown," didn't tune in for curry and noodle recipes.

By Jacob Henry 14 Jun 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR
Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR

KIGALI, Rwanda - Advances in science, technology and innovation, particularly in gene technology, big data, artificial intelligence and robotics, offer unprecedented opportunities to speed up Africa's development and transformation process.

14 Jun 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights
Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights

Thanks to a unique fellowship at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as an Ibrahim Leadership Fellow, Marian Yinusa is making an impact in the lives of school-age girls in her birthplace of northern Nigeria.

By Franck Kuwonu 13 Jun 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

CTIFMF executive chairman Rafiq Samsodien.
CTIFMF 2018 ready to Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival is a film industry platform to create, collaborate, and celebrate the exciting and often untapped potential of this eclectic industry. The festival will take place from 9-19 October 2018 at venues across the V&A Waterfront, as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town.

13 Jun 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

African TV series competition finalists announced
African TV series competition finalists announced

The Africa Channel has announced the 20 finalists in the competition for Best TV Series entered into the inaugural Zanzibar TV Series Festival and Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). The Africa Channel is the sponsor of ZIFF for 2018.

12 Jun 2018

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

First waste management report for Africa released
First waste management report for Africa released

Launched at the recent Sustainability Week in Pretoria, the United Nations Environment and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have released a report outlining the state of waste management in Africa.

12 Jun 2018

TOURISM

The future is hospitable, indeed
The future is hospitable, indeed

Slow and painful. Such have been the changes of the hospitality industry, which has dragged itself into the 21st century, always one step behind. This hasn't been for lack of trying, though. Many hospitality brands have shone through their leadership and their commitment to excellence.

By Sherif Mamdouh 12 Jun 2018