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2020: Building the emotive link between customers and our brands

The ability to build an emotional connection between a brand, an entertainment property, a service, and its consumers, is becoming very much more difficult...

By Alan Radmall 9 hours ago

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

By Elana Beiser 1 day ago

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Experts meet to validate AfCFTA Business Index

The aim of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) index is to provide an assessment of the extent to which businesses across Africa find trading across borders in Africa challenging, and to identify the main barriers to trade...

1 day ago

Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"
Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"

Fashionomics Africa's pilot phase of a digital marketplace is set to connect African creators with the world...

1 day ago

Youth must have a seat at the table to unlock jobs and economic growth
Youth must have a seat at the table to unlock jobs and economic growth

Bring us to the table to unlock youth jobs and power growth, say young African entrepreneurs...

3 days ago

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 3 days ago

Live event platform for African women launches
Live event platform for African women launches

Former CNN anchors launch Rouse, a live event platform for women of African descent...

6 Dec 2019

Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2020: Classic Blue
Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2020: Classic Blue

Pantone has announced its 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue...

6 Dec 2019

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AfDB launches coding centres of excellence across Africa

African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code...

6 Dec 2019

New satellite extends digital broadcasting in Africa
New satellite extends digital broadcasting in Africa

The new Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite will help extend communications and direct digital broadcasting services in two new large regions of Africa, while also providing broadband Ka-band connectivity over all of Egypt...

5 Dec 2019

If you're an entrepreneur, storytelling matters
If you're an entrepreneur, storytelling matters

Every night, as part of the ritual of putting my two little sons to bed, I have to tell them a story...

By Dov Girnun 5 Dec 2019

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D&AD opens call for entries with key changes to better reflect industry developments

D&AD has opened the call for entries to the 2020 D&AD Awards today, with some key changes across categories to better reflect industry developments...

5 Dec 2019

Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019
Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has released the Effective Use of Tech shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

4 Dec 2019

New African's list of 100 Most Influential
New African's list of 100 Most Influential

Business leaders dominate New African magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Africans...

4 Dec 2019

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Tanzania consumer confidence drops to its lowest in 2019

KASI consumer confidence (KASI CCI) moved slightly in October; the index dropped 1 point to +3. There was minor movement in individual index scores. Tanzania's consumer sentiment experienced the most significant movement dropping 17 points from +2 to -15. Consumer sentiment in Nigeria is still the highest and most upbeat; while Ghana continues to underperform with the lowest CCI at -33.

4 Dec 2019

Documentaries explore reality of migration
Documentaries explore reality of migration

Afridocs Anytime presents Migrant Stories, documentaries about the reality of migration from an African perspective...

3 Dec 2019

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Social media crisis management

With the silly season upon us, what plan do you and your community managers have in place for an inevitable crisis?...

By Gosi Legoale 3 Dec 2019

Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty
Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty

Sanlam Reality, the Sanlam Group's loyalty programme, was awarded Best Use of Data Analytics/CRM Application at the inaugural Loyalty Awards South Africa recently held in Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Dec 2019

10 questions to ask the marketing director
10 questions to ask the marketing director

Mike Broom lists some of the key requirements of having necessary, up-to-date knowledge to be able to control the company's marketing destiny with success...

By mike broom 3 Dec 2019

DISCOP Johannesburg
DISCOP Joburg announces changes for 2020 edition

The eighth edition of DISCOP Johannesburg wrapped up last week with a lower attendance in comparison to last year - leading to some key changes in the 2020 edition...

2 Dec 2019

Gaming apps
Five African game developers featured on the App Store

Mobile games built on the continent playing an increasingly significant role in the global market...

2 Dec 2019

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Kinya Tagawa "to plot for the future" as speaker

Kinya Tagawa, a Japanese award-winning design engineer who runs international design agency Takram, with studios in Tokyo and London, has been selected as one of the speakers for next year's Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Dec 2019

Generating engagement through your brand narrative
Generating engagement through your brand narrative

Is brand storytelling just another marketing term that requires more effort and business's resources...?

By Terence Chinyangare 29 Nov 2019

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Showmax increases Video on Demand access in Africa

Subscription video on demand (SVoD) service, Showmax announced on Friday, 22 November 2019, that is hoping to address the challenges faced by many African's when it comes to streaming platforms...

29 Nov 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Dates announced as it gears up to celebrate 25 years of cultural invention

Design Indaba has announced its dates for the 2020 conference and its yearly lineup as it gears up for the 25th edition of the event...

29 Nov 2019

Google's new 'My Storytime' platform helps families stay in touch
Google's new 'My Storytime' platform helps families stay in touch

Google has launched a new platform called My Storytime, which aims to keep families in touch with pre-recorded audio via Google Assistant...

By Shereesa Moodley 28 Nov 2019

Effective means for economic zones development in Africa
Effective means for economic zones development in Africa

The 4th Annual Meeting of the African Economic Zones, organised by the Africa Free Zones Organisation (AFZO) at the African Union Headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, focused on industrialisation...

28 Nov 2019

3 Tips for branding your business
3 Tips for branding your business

Empower yourself as a business owner with the minimum know-how of what the current design trends are...

28 Nov 2019

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