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Move over content and distribution, user experience is king
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...

2 days ago

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

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Pinterest growth quickens with international appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest on Thursday announced it has topped 200 million monthly users as growth at the online bulletin board picks up speed, especially outside the United States...

15 Sep 2017

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A new mobile Africa banking solution

Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa...

15 Sep 2017

Windhoek Beer appoints Techsys Digital as digital partner
Windhoek Beer appoints Techsys Digital as digital partner

After a recent pitch process which saw Windhoek Beer appointing a new lead agency, Techsys Digital were absolutely thrilled to be chosen as their digital partner...

Issued by Techsys Digital 15 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

VC4Africa Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa's rockstar entrepreneurs...

14 Sep 2017

Abidjan hosts major video-game festival
Abidjan hosts major video-game festival

Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA): the biggest e-sport event in Africa...

14 Sep 2017

ABN appoints new digital media head
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

AfricaCom 2017 launch.
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

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How to achieve true inter-agency collaboration

For every familiar digital marketing problem, there is a familiar answer: collaboration...

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Sep 2017

Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn
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

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Why content marketers need to embrace AI

Content marketers needn't battle with artificial intelligence (AI). The advent of AI is inevitable. Instead, we should learn to embrace it, writes Michelle Jones...

By Michelle Jones 1 Sep 2017

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Nigeria's CowryWise launches digital savings platform

Nigerian fintech startup CowryWise has launched its savings platform, focused on making personal savings, asset and wealth management services available to everyone...

By Tom Jackson 1 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: Customer expectations in a digital world

Wayne Hull, MD of Accenture Digital, spoke at Pamro 2017 on the topic of consumer expectations transcending traditional industry boundaries...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: TV-viewing any time, anywhere, on any device

Magnus Anshelm, MD of the MMS joint industry committee in Sweden, spoke of an advanced hybrid model for the total video currency for TV and online video at Pamro 2017, as the future is here...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Connecting with the connected viewer

Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product leadership for national TV audience measurement at Nielsen USA, spoke at Pamro 2017 on the topics of return path data (RPD) and TV audience measurement (TAM) integration, with today's connected consumer a core consideration...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Data is becoming the oil of consumer marketing

Leana Less, vice president of global connections and media at Coca-Cola, explores the benefits of agile marketing if done correctly at this year's Pamro conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: TBWA/RAAD on winning a Grand Prix in the ‘mother of all categories'
#Loeries2017: TBWA/RAAD on winning a Grand Prix in the ‘mother of all categories'

TBWA/RAAD, The Disruption Company, not only took home a Grand Prix for Nissan's Camelpower integrated campaign at this year's Loerie Awards, but also two silvers and one bronze...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Aug 2017

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#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable...

25 Aug 2017

Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share
Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share

Uber's entry into the African continent, where it now operates in 15 major African cities, could be changing the transport narrative forever...

25 Aug 2017

Leverage digital technologies to mitigate challenges, drive growth
Leverage digital technologies to mitigate challenges, drive growth

Thomson Reuters advises embracing the impact of digitalisation and turning disruption into opportunity...

25 Aug 2017

Nielsen announces Africa's first digital audience metric
Nielsen announces Africa's first digital audience metric

The entrenchment of Nielsen's Digital Ad Ratings (DAR) in the South African media market, heralds a new era of audience-based advertising metrics where advertisers now know who, as opposed to just what, consumers engage with...

Issued by Nielsen 24 Aug 2017

Quality of service a challenge in Ghana ICT market
Quality of service a challenge in Ghana ICT market

More consolidation on the cards for Ghanaian ICT market, says IDC...

24 Aug 2017

Highlights for 2017 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival
Highlights for 2017 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is back in Johannesburg from 6 to 16 September 2017 to celebrate technology, creativity, collaboration and innovation from across the African continent.

23 Aug 2017

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The digital trends driving the future of marketing

With growth and increased revenue taking centre stage as top priorities, generating demonstrable, bottom-line benefits for clients has never been more important...

By Tom Manners 23 Aug 2017

Angola is emerging as a growing tech hub on the continent
Angola is emerging as a growing tech hub on the continent

An Angola-based internet exchange point (IXP) is now top-three in Africa, as Angola emerges as a growing tech hub on the continent...

22 Aug 2017

Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism
Cape Town Tourism one of the top 25 tourism websites in the world

The site's user experience is outstanding, and that use of rich content such as video and tapping into global travel trends are what contribute to the site's success...

By Enver Duminy 22 Aug 2017

How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African
How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African

Fintech startup InTouch is a Senegalese company taking an unusual step by establishing a footprint across the continent...

By Tom Jackson 22 Aug 2017

#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design
#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at Spree, discusses how to empower customers to interact with your brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Aug 2017

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