The rise of the digital-preneur
The rise of the digital-preneur

Humanity is living in the fourth industrial revolution and all we do - basic living, communication and even trade - is being digitally disrupted...

By Anita Amorighoye 1 day ago

Digital transformation's promise for Botswana businesses
Digital transformation's promise for Botswana businesses

What are the possibilities for the Botswana government and companies in embracing digital initiatives...?

By Ricardo Flores 50 minutes ago

Co-founders Sitati Kituyi (left) and Dicky Hokie Junior.
Kenyan entrepreneurs create African-focused stock photo platform

Kenya-based AfricanStockPhoto is a stock photography marketplace. Sitati Kituyi co-founder and CTO, talks about his entrepreneurial journey...

2 Aug 2018

#CEMAfrica2018: Why we need to talk about emotion in the boardroom
#CEMAfrica2018: Why we need to talk about emotion in the boardroom

In the first keynote session of the Customer Experience Management (CEM) Africa Summit 2018, Diane Magers of the CXPA explained how to build and execute a CX strategy in an ROI-driven world. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Aug 2018

MTV Shuga launches three new campaigns
MTV Shuga launches three new campaigns

The MTV Shuga drama series has launched three new 'edutainment' campaigns to target its audience and educate them regarding HIV prevention and self-testing...

1 Aug 2018

Film festival distribution startup launched in Nigeria
Film festival distribution startup launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Festivilia has launched its film festival distribution platform, which enables filmmakers to submit to over 500 curated film festivals...

By Tom Jackson 1 Aug 2018

Driving the retail brand experience through in-store media
Driving the retail brand experience through in-store media

In the highly competitive environment of in-store advertising, brands are contesting limited market share. Consumers have become more discerning of what they buy, owning to the availability of product information online...

By Cecil Ungerer, Issued by Smart Media 1 Aug 2018

Fernando Machado, global chief marketing officer, Burger King. Screengrab from .
Warc reveals insights from the Cannes Lions Creative Effectiveness campaigns 2018

Warc has released the results of its analysis of the 169 campaigns entered into the Cannes Creative Effectiveness Lions this year...

1 Aug 2018

Research shows BRICS has established itself as a global brand
Research shows BRICS has established itself as a global brand

The political alliance of BRICS nations has become a distinct global brand in its own right, research conducted by Brand South Africa shows...

1 Aug 2018

Diane Magers, CEO of the global Customer Experience Professionals’ Organisation (CXPA).
#CEMAfrica2018: Why CX is the only competitive advantage left

Diane Magers is a CCXP and CEO of the global Customer Experience Professionals' Organisation (CXPA), based in the US. This #WomensMonth, she lets us in on what to expect from the Customer Experience Management (CEM) Africa 2018 Summit, kicking off at the CTICC today...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies
How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

Maximising ROI without compromising on CX - top tips
Maximising ROI without compromising on CX - top tips

Business-wide strategies are complex - each department operates with structured KPIs that may include boosting profitability, customer feedback ratings, or a host of other criteria - the trick is to ensure that all these departments operate in concert with each other...

By Wynand Smit 31 Jul 2018

Nkanyezi Masango is The Skulls 2018 chair of judges
Nkanyezi Masango is The Skulls 2018 chair of judges

The Perth Advertising and Design Club (PADC) has announced Cape Town as The Skulls 2018 judging city with King James CD Nkanyezi Masango as chair of judges...

31 Jul 2018

Grant Sithole is Avatar's new chief creative officer. Image supplied.
Avatar appoints Grant Sithole as new chief creative officer

Grant Sithole has now taken on the full creative direction of Avatar Johannesburg and Cape Town as chief creative officer...

30 Jul 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping, BRICS Summit, South Africa.
The next decade of BRICS

Chinese president shares thoughts on world's next decade, at BRICS Business Forum...

30 Jul 2018

Galal El Behairy, Egyptian poet.
Release Egyptian poet detained for 'critical' song

United Nations human rights experts have urged Egyptian authorities to release a poet and songwriter arrested for writing a song critical of government policies...

30 Jul 2018

UN journalism award open for entry
UN journalism award open for entry

Entries for the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Awards are now open for best journalistic coverage of the United Nations and UN agencies...

30 Jul 2018

3 keys to unlock the heart of customer experience in travel
3 keys to unlock the heart of customer experience in travel

The brand-customer relationship is a complex one; in contemporary marketing, it's developed by data analytics, and to a large degree, relationship marketing tools such as loyalty programmes. The question is, how relevant are these programmes to the local consumer?

By Danny Bryer 30 Jul 2018

#FairnessFirst: Golden 'Fearless Girl' says yes, she McCann!
#FairnessFirst: Golden 'Fearless Girl' says yes, she McCann!

There's much to be said for dressing up as your role models and picturing yourself in their shoes. Here's why you can officially call British advertising graduate Jade Delaney 'Fearless Girl' after she painted herself gold, planted herself in front of the agency responsible for the Wall Street statue and went on to work there...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2018

5 essentials of purposeful communication to become an inspiring leader
5 essentials of purposeful communication to become an inspiring leader

Communicating on purpose is not about changing you into an inauthentic communicator. It's about making sure that your message does not get lost in translation...

By Brian Eagar 27 Jul 2018

BCW announces PR leaders for Africa, Europe
BCW announces PR leaders for Africa, Europe

Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) has appointed market leaders responsible for growth and innovation in the Europe and Africa (E&A) region. South Africa's Robyn de Villiers will head up Africa....

27 Jul 2018

Is your site mobile-friendly?
Is your site mobile-friendly?

The popularity of smartphones means that they are the preferred way for users to get access to the information they want when they want it...

By JG Bezuidenhout 27 Jul 2018

What's it like to be a digital marketing entrepreneur?
What's it like to be a digital marketing entrepreneur?

So, what's it like? Stephen Sandman shares a candid collection of experiences he's picked up along the way...

By Stephen Sandmann 27 Jul 2018

CEM Africa kicks off this week!
CEM Africa kicks off this week!

Africa's customer experience experts descend on Cape Town to address customer experience issues facing corporations in Africa...

27 Jul 2018

Nigerian Broadcasting Commission closes Ekiti state radio and TV
Nigerian Broadcasting Commission closes Ekiti state radio and TV

On July 14, police evacuated the state government-owned radio and television broadcaster, the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State, locking its doors...

27 Jul 2018

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, left, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki celebrate the reopening of the Embassy of Eritrea in Addis Ababa on July 16. An Ethiopian news crew was attacked and their driver killed while traveling to the capital to cover the visit. Credit: AFP/Michael Tewelde.
In Ethiopia, driver for news crew dies from injuries after attack

Authorities in Ethiopia should investigate an attack on a news crew from the state-owned Dire Dawa Mass Media Agency that led to the death of the crew's driver...

26 Jul 2018

Meet Mzamo Masito - Chief Marketing Officer, Google Africa and DStv Seminar of Creativity speaker
Meet Mzamo Masito - Chief Marketing Officer, Google Africa and DStv Seminar of Creativity speaker

Catch Mzamo Masito, Chief Marketing Officer for Google Africa, at the DStv Seminar of Creativity on Friday, 17 August...

Issued by Loeries 26 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight
#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight

Veteran marketer Sharon Keith shared four basic principles in explaining how to build global brands at the local level and examples to demonstrate these at the ACA SA's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass'...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2018

Screengrab from .
NYF Television & Film Awards announces new categories and call for entries

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition is open for entries and has announced new categories...

26 Jul 2018

New startup accelerator launches in Malawi
New startup accelerator launches in Malawi

Malawian hub mHub has partnered GrowthAfrica, Dutch investment firm Accesserator, UNDP Malawi and the Norwegian Embassy to launch the country's first startup accelerator programme...

By Tom Jackson 26 Jul 2018

7 small details to improve the retail customer's experience (Infographic)
7 small details to improve the retail customer's experience (Infographic)

The customer's experience is one of the major factors that can make or break your retailing business if not managed properly. With the increasing competition in the market nowadays, it is only important to keep your customers happy and satisfied with product and service to keep them loyal to your business...

By Frank Ouyang 26 Jul 2018

Paula Bloodworth, brand strategy director, Wieden + Kennedy, London. Image supplied.
The Future of Strategy Report 2018 is released by Warc

A global survey of senior strategists reveals a discipline in flux: growing in influence amidst client budget cuts and increased competition for strategic services...

25 Jul 2018

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