#BestofBiz 2018: Marketing & Media Africa
#BestofBiz 2018: Marketing & Media Africa

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media Africa site over the past year below.

13 hours ago

Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa
Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa

Harnessing data science for the greater good and the need for tech to encompass the African context, were the key themes in the address by development economist and radio presenter Ayabonga Cawe.

1 day ago

Perfect pitch: Getting the brief right first
Perfect pitch: Getting the brief right first

If your pitch brief does not adequately explain the "job to be done", it's time and money wasted. To get a functional brief in writing, you need to create a document that communicates enough for an agency to put their heart into getting the job.

By Johanna McDowell 14 Dec 2018

Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and Europe
Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and Europe

Viacom International Media Networks is once again expanding its distribution across Europe and Africa. The media company announced new distributions deals with key multiplatform players abroad. New partnerships include the launch of MTN in Africa, MTV+ Prime Video Channel in Germany and Austria and SVOD deals with Vodafone in Turkey.

14 Dec 2018

170 million mobile wallets across Africa
170 million mobile wallets across Africa

LOME, Togo - Ecobank has appointed MFS Africa as digital payment partner. The customers of Ecobank, the Pan-African Banking Group in 33 African countries, can now transact with over 170 million mobile wallets across the continent.

14 Dec 2018

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Ndalo Media no more, come 2019

NEWSWATCH: News has broken that Khanyi Dhlomo's Ndalo Media will shut its doors for good on 31 January 2019, with its web presence lingering until March 2019.

13 Dec 2018

Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds
Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds

For the third consecutive year, at least 251 journalists are behind bars for their work, as authoritarian regimes increasingly use imprisonment to silence dissent, the Committee to Protect Journalists found. In Africa, Egypt is a major culprit.

13 Dec 2018

Looking up towards 2019
Looking up towards 2019

In today's hyper-connected 'smart' world, we find ourselves operating at an increasing and ever demanding pace. To help facilitate this are the likes of laptops, smartphones, Google, YouTube, smartwatches, Google Home, Siri and numerous apps to name just a few. But as a society, how smart are we actually becoming?

By Gareth Grant 13 Dec 2018

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa
How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great organising potential, enhance political accountability and disrupt old media practices that tend to exclude less powerful voices from important social and political discussions.

By George Ogola 13 Dec 2018

2019 Content trends
2019 Content trends

2019 is coming at us with faster than the frequency of a person trying to become an influencer. Everyone has the power to be a creator now, even my uncle backs himself as a photographer now that he has a phone by a brand he can't pronounce but he can afford.

By Dale Ferreira 13 Dec 2018

UN agencies unite in support of Africa's growth agenda
UN agencies unite in support of Africa's growth agenda

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Attitudes that Africa is still a "developing continent that does not know what it wants" need to change and all United Nations agencies need to rally in support of the 2030 and 2063 agendas.

12 Dec 2018

87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively
87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively

A poll released by Sweet Spot PR, a creative agency that specialises in data-driven content, asked journalists about the status quo of their industry, what they fear the most and why they believe free press must be protected.

12 Dec 2018

Mandla Shezi, CEO of Hollard International.
Understanding the diversity of Africa is key to its growth

Africa is second only to south-east Asia in terms of economic growth over the past 15 years and understanding Africa in all its diversity, is fundamental to business excellence on the continent - and that means dispelling current myths and misconceptions of Africa as one homogeneous continent.

11 Dec 2018