All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town last night...

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GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa's Black TV
GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa's Black TV

GRB Studios has inked a multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Black TV and will be collaborating with the African channel, led by actor and producer Thomas Gumede...

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Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, also known as Shawkan, looks on behind bars in his trial on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, on May 31, 2016. Shawkan was sentenced to five years in prison on September 8, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/CPJ.
Egypt sentences photojournalist Shawkan to five years

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned an Egyptian court's sentencing of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as "Shawkan," to five years in prison...

10 Sep 2018

Quality content to all devices despite bandwidth
Quality content to all devices despite bandwidth

Pipul TV selects V-Nova Perseus Plus to provide +200 linear channels in Nigeria...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 10 Sep 2018

Slide 161 of Youth Report (2018). UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing & Instant Grass International.
#YouthReport2018: The SA jobseeker's catch-22, micro-privileges and the rise of 'adulting'

The third session of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018 release was presented by Martin Neethling, director of groceries at Pioneer Foods, and was all about the 18- to 24-year-old market, the changing definition of teenagers and the game-changers in this regard...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2018

Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have one week left to apply to the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, celebrating the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Gabriella Mulligan 10 Sep 2018

The new battleground of customer experience
The new battleground of customer experience

Wayne Hull highlights that for CEOs and CMOs alike, addressing customer experience will be the key imperative in 2018 - and not merely at the B2C level, but B2B and B2B2C too...

By Wayne Hull 7 Sep 2018

Recognising, rewarding and retaining your 'high value' customers
Recognising, rewarding and retaining your 'high value' customers

In an increasingly tough economic environment, businesses must do all they can to not only attract new customers, but look after existing ones - especially those who are categorised as 'high value'...

7 Sep 2018

Nigeria's Paga raises $10m for international expansion
Nigeria's Paga raises $10m for international expansion

Nigerian payments startup Paga has secured a US$10 million funding round in order to expand into other markets in Africa and across the world...

By Tom Jackson 7 Sep 2018

Nigerian WhatsApp chatbot launched for UBA bank
Nigerian WhatsApp chatbot launched for UBA bank

Clickatell Transact enables United Bank for Africa (UBA) to launch Chat Banking on WhatsApp in Nigeria...

7 Sep 2018

OSN and Huawei ink new strategic IPTV partnership
OSN and Huawei ink new strategic IPTV partnership

OSN and Huawei, will provide a turnkey IPTV solution which allows telecom operators to deliver a state-of-the-art TV experience along with premium content...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 6 Sep 2018

Parade of world leaders court Africa
Parade of world leaders court Africa

How does growing international interest in Africa stand to benefit the continent...?

By Souhir Mzali 6 Sep 2018

Zee TV targets Rwandan market with Afro-Indian content
Zee TV targets Rwandan market with Afro-Indian content

Zee TV is planning to combine content from Rwanda and other African countries to produce a fusion of Afro-Indian storylines for their audience around the world...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 6 Sep 2018

Influencers: Dead or alive?
Influencers: Dead or alive?

Currently, there is a lot of talk about influencers and their effect on the consumer audience and whether or not they are still a relevant option as a marketing tool to market to specific audiences. Is the influencer a dying breed or are brands either overusing or generalising the influencer?

By Keenan Bouwer 6 Sep 2018

How to use tech to drive innovation in traditional retail
How to use tech to drive innovation in traditional retail

For years, the threat of online shopping to brick-and-mortar has dominated the conversation in retail. The 2010s saw technological devices become more savvy and buying things online became easy...

By Sebastian Isaac 6 Sep 2018

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African research dominated by mobile, social media

There is a demand for insight into African markets and much of the data collection is done via mobile, social media and CRM...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Sep 2018

Canal + launches new package Essential + in Gabon
Canal + launches new package Essential + in Gabon

Essential + brings three new channels: Canal + action, Canal + comedy and Canal + sport...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 6 Sep 2018

Empowering businesses to transform digitally
Empowering businesses to transform digitally

The world has gone digital is a term we hear far too often nowadays, but it's not exactly true. There is an increasing distinction between those who are leading the change and profiting from it, and those who are falling behind and missing the many opportunities...

By Nick Durrant 6 Sep 2018

Cover image of Youth Report (2018). UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing & Instant Grass International.
#YouthReport2018: Who are those 'SA millennials' you're marketing to?

The launch of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018 explained the confusing terminology of 'millennials', 'Gen Z', 'born frees', 'generation jobless' as well as the often-misquoted numbers...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Sep 2018

For true SEO, remember the human element
For true SEO, remember the human element

Six tips for achieving better search traffic to your website...

By Tiffany Markman 6 Sep 2018

Africa's first AI expo aims to build knowledge
Africa's first AI expo aims to build knowledge

AI Expo Africa is building the largest inclusive Pan-African AI Community to lead the 4th Industrial Revolution on the continent. The expo and conference takes place next week in Cape Town...

6 Sep 2018

Nike's courageous new ad campaign mixing racial politics with sport will be vindicated
Nike's courageous new ad campaign mixing racial politics with sport will be vindicated

Nike stirred up controversy on Monday when it unveiled its 'Just Do It: 30th anniversary' advertising campaign. It featured a variety of superstar American athletes including the polarising quarterback Colin Kaepernick...

By Keith Rathbone 6 Sep 2018

Investigative journalism is evolving as newsrooms continue to shrink
Investigative journalism is evolving as newsrooms continue to shrink

Investigative journalism is under threat as newsrooms continue to shrink, with technology disrupting media and collapsing its funding model...

6 Sep 2018

Business Leaders in Africa Summit: Meet the brains behind the summit
Business Leaders in Africa Summit: Meet the brains behind the summit

Sama Oeuvre Brand Communications is hosting the inaugural Business Leaders in Africa Summit this October...

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Taazima Kala-Essack is lead consultant at Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
Rice Krispies, cost and worth

Is the debate about cost versus worth in the communications space truly a PR problem, or a communications industry problem...?

By Taazima Kala-Essack 5 Sep 2018

Africa's insurance journalism awards open
Africa's insurance journalism awards open

2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards submissions opened...

5 Sep 2018

Social media strategies beyond content plans: Embrace the mosh pit
Social media strategies beyond content plans: Embrace the mosh pit

Social media is not a marketing channel, rather it's a mosh pit of conversations that surround our marketing channels. If it were a channel, we would be able to control its distribution and conversation better...

By Mike Saunders 4 Sep 2018

Customer service remains top of the list
Customer service remains top of the list

Customers choose brands that value them and understand their needs...

By Werner Theron 4 Sep 2018

5 ways CX is emotional rather than rational
5 ways CX is emotional rather than rational

Brendon Bairstow-Klopper suggests that it is more sensible to take a macro-level view by practising the peak-end rule. The peak-end rule says that customers remember their peak-experience with a brand, rather than specific interactions...

By Brendon Bairstow-Klopper 4 Sep 2018

NPS co-creator, Richard Owen.
mSurvey makes key board appointment

mSurvey appoints NPS co-creator, Richard Owen, to board of directors...

4 Sep 2018

The Mann brothers - Mic, Shayne and Kevin.
How to leapfrog your industry's disruption and future-proof Africa

Mann Made recently disrupted themselves before anyone else could with a rebrand. Here's how what started out as a wedding video company by three brothers in 2000 has transformed into a storytelling, forward-thinking, 65-employee strong experiential brand agency that hosts the SingularityU SA Summit...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Sep 2018

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