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Move over content and distribution, user experience is king

PwC's ‘Entertainment and media outlook: 2017 - 2021: An African perspective' foresees content and distribution moving aside as user experience takes centre stage. The report was launched yesterday at Urban Brew Studios in Johannesburg...

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#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson

This #InnovationMonth, we go behind the selfie with Simon Robinson, co-owner, organiser and head of marketing for Mediatech Africa and owner of the Sun Circle Group...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Sep 2017

Alliance Media voted Best Media Owner Africa 2017 at South African media awards

Alliance Media was awarded with first place in the Media Owner Africa category at the Most Awards in Johannesburg...

Issued by Alliance Media 20 Sep 2017

Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award

Each year the BBC awards an outstanding African journalist with the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award...

20 Sep 2017

Somali journalist dies after suicide bomber targets café

Somali broadcast journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim has died from injuries sustained on September 10 after a suicide bomber attack...

15 Sep 2017

ABN appoints new digital media head

Peace Hyde, West Africa correspondent for Forbes Africa, has been appointed head of digital media and partnerships for Forbes Africa Online...

13 Sep 2017

Tech, media, telecoms show celebrates 20 years

AfricaCom, Africa's leading media, telecoms and technology show celebrates its 20 year anniversary this year....

11 Sep 2017

BBC's ‘What's Up Africa' is back

A new series of ‘What's Up Africa' launches this week and will broadcast daily with latest news across the continent in an off-beat tone...

8 Sep 2017

Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn

NEW DELHI - Broadcast giant Star India has won global media rights for the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, the most popular sports event in the cricket-mad country of 1.25 billion, with a record $2.55 billion bid...

6 Sep 2017

Cameroon releases three journalists jailed under anti-terror law

Atia Tilarious Azohnwi, Tim Finnian, and Hans Achomba, a freelance documentary filmmaker, are the journalists released from jail in Yaoundé, Cameroon....

4 Sep 2017

Congolese radio journalist arrested at protest is beaten in custody

Congolese authorities should immediately drop all charges against Jean Pierre Tshibitshabu, a reporter for the independent broadcaster Radio Television KADEKAS...

1 Sep 2017

Egypt blocks dozens of websites, including media sites

Egypt extends its assault on freedom of expression by blocking dozens of websites, including those of the media, UN experts warn...

31 Aug 2017

UNMISS expresses condolences after death of journalist in South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan expresses its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of journalist Christopher Allen, killed during fighting in the town of Kaya...

29 Aug 2017

#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

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International

QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company, which forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry, aims to offer quality consumer products and elevate standards of living by encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship.

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Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Although trading rhino horn has been illegal in China since 1993, this prohibited activity remains widespread in the country. Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa.

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Creative Hall of Fame adds five more legends

The One Club for Creativity has inducted five advertising and design legends into its Creative Hall of Fame, originated in 1961 with Leo Burnett as the first inductee.

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Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy, as only 7% of sales leaders and 9% of chief marketing executives view themselves as the owner of the customer experience, leaving this vital revenue-directing opportunity area without oversight and collective direction.

19 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

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