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A brief guide to creating powerful hashtags

If you've ever wondered what fuels social media these days, the answer is the hashtag. No longer the currency of gum-chewing, pre-teen girls, a powerful hashtag can circle the world faster than Superman can change into tights...

By Steven Slotow 7 hours ago

Stories sharing a boon for digital marketers

Updated Stories feature creates new opportunities for engagement across Facebook's family of apps...

By Gil Sperling 11 Jul 2018

Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the Ethiopian government's decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country...

6 Jul 2018

Meet the Cameroonian startup creating a social network for Africa

Cameroonian startup Dikalo has launched a localised Africa-specific social communications platform...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

Smaller is better, especially with influence

The big names in influencer realms may pull in the big bucks and big audiences, but it is the micro influencer that is finally finding its place in the sun, writes Federico Dedeu...

By Federico Dedeu 6 Jul 2018

KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

Building a digital continent

Building a digital continent: towards a new model for collaboration between Africa and its more developed peers...

By Michael Pittelkow 5 Jul 2018

#CannesLions2018: Reach Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 21 June, with the 2018 Creative Data, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

21 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna

Knysna Tourism's #SpiritofKnysna campaign pays homage to Knysna's scenic beauty, people and unique spirit, demonstrating the destinations resilience to rise above the trauma of the past year...

20 Jun 2018

Privacy - The new luxury purchase

In the wake of the recent Facebook scandal that revealed how Cambridge Analytical had gained improper access to the sensitive, personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users, consumers around the world are waking up to the value of personal privacy...

By Bronwyn Williams 20 Jun 2018

CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws

Tanzania forces forums, blogs, and streaming websites to comply with draconian regulations...

19 Jun 2018

Tanzania shuts down Jamii Forums over tough new rules

A popular Tanzanian blogging site, Jamii Forums, has shut down following government enforcement of harsh new online content regulations...

14 Jun 2018

Shaka Sisulu acquires 51% stake in Retroviral Digital Communications

Entrepreneur, Shaka Sisulu has announced that he has acquired a 51% stake in Retroviral Digital Communications...

13 Jun 2018

How AI is being used in customer support in Africa

Delivering artificial intelligence-powered experiences and tools to filter social media to empower customer service...

5 Jun 2018

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