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How metrics are changing editorial decisions in African newsrooms

New digital technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp have significantly shaped news production, distribution and consumption practices around the world. This has led to changes in the ways in which news is gathered by citizens and professional journalists as well as the ways in which it's consumed.

By Dr Admire Mare and Dumisani Moyo 22 hours ago

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations as research and development (R&D) managers are under pressure to keep on top of brand and packaging trends to add value to their product lines and devour market share.

1 day ago

Marketing SA Inc
Marketing SA Inc

Forget marketing South Africa to foreign investors. The campaign promoting SA Inc needs to begin with the marketing of the country to South Africans.

By Howard Feldman 1 day ago

Vukani Mngxati, chief executive officer for Accenture Africa.
Accelerating Africa's economy through digital transformation

The 'digitisation of everything' trend is evolving at pace and Africa cannot afford to play catch-up. Digital disruption now affects every business, which means pressure is mounting to digitally transform operations if companies hope to remain competitive and relevant.

By Vukani Mngxati 2 days ago

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The professionalism of authenticity

Five seconds of fame has never been easier. A smartphone and internet connection has turned everyone into a video producer. In 2018 a mind-blowing 300 hours of video content was uploaded to YouTube every minute and more than 4 billion videos were watched on the platform each day.

By Quinn Lubbe 3 days ago

Global Out of Home Media appoints Marcell Entres to head up Ghana operation
Global Out of Home Media appoints Marcell Entres to head up Ghana operation

Global Out of Home Media - a division of the Provantage Media Group - has appointed experienced industry professional Marcell Entres as the new general manager of its Ghana operation.

Issued by Provantage Media Group 3 days ago

Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019
Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019

Who cares what it looks like on the outside when it's what's on the inside that counts, right? Wrong! At least when it comes to product packaging, that is.

By Daniella Shapiro 3 days ago

Helping Africa's entrepreneurs with their PR needs
Helping Africa's entrepreneurs with their PR needs

NAIROBI, Kenya - About 44 million formal small medium enterprises (SMEs) exist on the continent, 7 million of which are based in Kenya. In fact, over 80% of all companies in Sub-Saharan Africa are small businesses. These stats provided the impetus for Glass House PR to introduce a public relations model for small medium enterprises in Africa.

3 days ago

An electoral worker prepares identity card and biometric verification readers, at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria, on February 14, 2019. CPJ joined a call for Nigeria to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during the upcoming elections. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Ben Curtis.
Nigeria urged not to cut social media during elections

Nigeria has two sets of elections scheduled in the coming weeks: the federal elections on February 16 and state elections on March 2. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has joined calls for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections.

15 Feb 2019

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South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival, a short film festival from The One Club for Creativity that unites the film and advertising worlds.

14 Feb 2019

Ugandan journalists sit outside the office of the Daily Monitor, which was closed by armed police. The Monitor's website was recently ordered to suspend publication over a regulatory dispute. (Isaac Kasamani/AFP)
Uganda regulator threatens news website

Ugandan authorities should withdraw a directive ordering the suspension of the Daily Monitor news website, retract a threat of criminal proceedings against the publication, and refrain from using regulations to retaliate against journalists covering sensitive political issues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

14 Feb 2019

Nigerian content entrepreneurs accepted to global startup programme
Nigerian content entrepreneurs accepted to global startup programme

Nigeria's digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has announced that it has been accepted to Singularity University's Global Startup Program.

14 Feb 2019

This is Africa's decade
This is Africa's decade

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - We are currently in the official United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent and in line with this, MIPAD is launching several new publications to celebrate and recognise leaders of African descent on the continent and across the globe in the Diaspora.

14 Feb 2019