Mandla Shezi, CEO of Hollard International.
Understanding the diversity of Africa is key to its growth

'Africa is not a country' and understanding Africa in all its diversity is fundamental to business excellence on the continent...

1 day ago

Kenya Huawei Y5 Lite 2018 launch.
Huawei launches budget friendly smartphone in Kenya

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has launched a budget friendly smartphone, the Huawei Y5 Lite in Kenya...

4 hours ago

Introducing the first-ever single-brand rewards programme in South Africa - Royco Rewards
Introducing the first-ever single-brand rewards programme in South Africa - Royco Rewards

Think of rewards or loyalty programmes, and immediately your mind goes to the retail store brands, like Clicks or Dis-Chem. Why have we not yet seen a loyalty programme rewarding customers for their regular purchase of a single brand?...

By Candice Goodman, Issued by Mobitainment 3 Dec 2018

Lionel Reina, chief executive officer, APO Group.
New APO CEO to take group global

APO Group appoints former Orange Africa and Middle East senior executive as CEO...

3 Dec 2018

Sabre trophies.
Africa SABRE PR awards call for entry

Entries for Africa's continent-wide public relations award, the African SABRE Awards, are now open...

3 Dec 2018

SA is favoured as one of the leading MICE destinations in Africa
SA is favoured as one of the leading MICE destinations in Africa

During this week's IBTM World trade show conference, it was emphasised how South Africa has become a leader in business events; with the announcement of its hosting of the 2019 ICCA Association Meetings Programme and launch of its new business events campaign...

30 Nov 2018

New African magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Africans
New African magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Africans

Gender parity achieved for the first time in list of 100 Most Influential Africans...

30 Nov 2018

Deezer to focus on Arabic content in MENA
Deezer to focus on Arabic content in MENA

The French streaming firm Deezer partnered with the Arab world's largest record label Rotana in August to offer users a wide selection of Arabic hits...

30 Nov 2018

The death knell for advertising value equivalency as a PR metric?
The death knell for advertising value equivalency as a PR metric?

It's time to revise our evaluation methodologies. If one of the world's leading professional body has declared its intention to send it into exile is perhaps an indication that it's time to move on from using AVE as a PR metric. ...

By Leago Monareng 30 Nov 2018

How do you calculate the ROI of influencer marketing? (Infographic)
How do you calculate the ROI of influencer marketing? (Infographic)

Did you know that 86% of marketers are still unsure how compensation of influencers is calculated, and 38% can't tell if a particular campaign drives sales or not?

By Brian Mechem 29 Nov 2018

Josephine Achiro Fortelo.
Freedom of speech award for South Sudan journalist

Radio journalist, Josephine Achiro Fortelo from South Sudan, receives global freedom of speech award...

29 Nov 2018

Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation
Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation

With sustainability and recycling on the legislative agenda globally, it's only a matter of time before non-sustainable practices are met with penalties; and brands are taking preventative measures...

29 Nov 2018

Group photo of the resource personalities at the sports journalists seminar.
Africa's women sports writers receive support

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) and International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Africa holds seminar for sports journalists...

29 Nov 2018

New doll Hunadi speaks English, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu
New doll Hunadi speaks English, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu

South African company Afro Girl has just released the multilingual Hunadi doll, which speaks speaks in 4 of South Africa's 11 official languages...

29 Nov 2018

New report examines the challenges and hurdles of journalism innovation
New report examines the challenges and hurdles of journalism innovation

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has published a new report that examines the challenges and hurdles of journalism innovation faced by legacy news brands and digital-born news outlets...

29 Nov 2018

Kwesé TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on news
Kwesé TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on news

Kwesé TV is hoping to enter the local free-to-air market in South Africa...

29 Nov 2018

Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Hand-ups, not hand-outs: Why a sustainable society is necessary for sustainable business

Henry Ford once said: "A big business never becomes big by being a narrow society looking after only the interests of its organisation and stockholders"...

By Jim Vella 29 Nov 2018

Fox launches TV streaming service in MENA
Fox launches TV streaming service in MENA

Fox Networks is launching a new TV streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa...

28 Nov 2018

Leading disruption
Leading disruption

Brands are increasingly challenged to find growth in uncomfortable places. Now more than ever, marketers have to be ready to lead disruption of their particular competitive landscape...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 28 Nov 2018

MTN celebrates 20 years in Uganda with new campaign
MTN celebrates 20 years in Uganda with new campaign

A new campaign showing the value of connections was launched by MTN in Uganda to celebate 20 years of operations...

28 Nov 2018

Winning Zimnat OOH campaign, Zimbabwe.
Best OOH campaign in Zimbabwe

Zimnat and JCDecaux win at the Exceptional Marketing Awards with the Best Outdoor Media Advert of the Year category...

28 Nov 2018

Maputo, Mozambique. © Dereje Belachew via
Mozambique economic development

Mozambique making considerable economic and social progress, says African Development Bank Country report...

27 Nov 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022
5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022

A new report from Ericsson reveals that 5G will be deployed by global operators in Africa by next year...

27 Nov 2018

Alliance Media awarded East Africa Superbrand status for 7th consecutive year
Alliance Media awarded East Africa Superbrand status for 7th consecutive year

On 16 November Superbrands East Africa hosted a distinguished awards ceremony at the Serena Hotel Nairobi...

Issued by Alliance Media 27 Nov 2018

Data and platforms bring new opportunities to expand PR
Data and platforms bring new opportunities to expand PR

Digital disruption in the public relations and communications landscape means that brands and their agencies now need to work closer together than ever, in order to identify new storytelling opportunities, publishing platforms, and harness data analytics to continually refine how and where they place their messaging...

By Dominique Pienaar 27 Nov 2018

HDTV demand rises in Sub-Saharan Africa
HDTV demand rises in Sub-Saharan Africa

The need for HD is rising in Sub-Saharan Africa with a growing demand for HD content specifically in Pay-TV...

26 Nov 2018

Image credit: Chase Clark via .
Are you living curiously in a world of constant innovation?

In a world of constant innovation, business leaders need to engage in curious conversations to uncover new ways to live and work and offers insight five benefits of engaging in curious conversations...

By Joy-Marie Lawrence 26 Nov 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

By Maroefah Smith 26 Nov 2018

Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa

African audiences have low levels of trust in the media, experience a high degree of exposure to misinformation, and contribute - often knowingly - to its spread...

By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madri-Morales 26 Nov 2018

Zee collaborates with Nigerian, Ghanaian channels for drama co-production
Zee collaborates with Nigerian, Ghanaian channels for drama co-production

India's Zee collaborates with Nigerian agency MACE and two Ghanaian channels for a local version of a major drama...

26 Nov 2018

Africa Video Forum, AfricaCom 2018.
#AfricaCom: 'Don't die with your idea'

The Africa Video Forum at #AfricaCom 2018, this year grappled with funding models for original content on the continent and the disruption that mobile brings...

By Louise Marsland 23 Nov 2018

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