Subscribe to industry newsletters

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
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 3 days ago

(c) Marcel de Grijs -
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

Facebook runs Africa Safety Tour in South Africa, Zimbabwe
Facebook runs Africa Safety Tour in South Africa, Zimbabwe

This week, an expert team from Facebook will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online....

15 Sep 2017

On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media
On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media

In a world where everyone is constantly scrolling down their screen, it's easy for brands' content to get lost in the clutter of posts on the timeline. Here's how to make content pop!...

By Babalwa Nyembezi 13 Sep 2017

Social media recorded drop in Kenyatta support
Social media recorded drop in Kenyatta support

A social media monitoring firm has recorded that President Uhuru Kenyatta's support has dropped in Kenya after attacks on the judiciary...

8 Sep 2017

Radisson Blu Super Breakfast (Images Supplied)
Radisson Blu Super Breakfast prompts creative social media video campaign

To showcase their new super breakfast offering, Radisson Blu launched a creative, multichannel social media video campaign inspired by the magic moments that take place around the breakfast table...

7 Sep 2017

Marcel de Grijs ©
Five fast stats about social media

Video killed the radio star, it was alleged in 1981 by pop group The Buggles in the song of the same name. But has social media caused the death of newspapers, magazines, and television?...

By Iza Grek 6 Sep 2017

Lukas Gojda ©
Capitalising on Twitter trends to amplify your brand

More and more we're seeing brands hop onto the ‘trending topics band-wagon' on social media. The trick is to be both on-trend, and also link it back to your brand...

By Amahle Madlala 5 Sep 2017

The new YouTube logo.
YouTube's new logo and layout annoys creators

YouTube has officially launched its new layout for both mobile and desktop, but creators are less than enthused with the surface-level fixes...

By Julia Breakey 1 Sep 2017

Instagram, Facebook can help change the narrative of Africa as a tourist destination
Instagram, Facebook can help change the narrative of Africa as a tourist destination

Facebook and Instagram representatives attended the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda to explore ways in which social media can be used effectively to drive tourism growth across Africa...

1 Sep 2017

Juan Pablo Gonzalez © –
#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

Fastjet Facebook community larger than any other airline brand in Africa
Fastjet Facebook community larger than any other airline brand in Africa

Fastjet has become the airline with the largest Facebook community in Africa. The airline's Facebook pages for Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia collectively passed the 1.1 million followers mark...

24 Aug 2017

Weera Saad
Gallo Images
#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought

An interview with Fort CEO Shukri Toefy, where he shares insights into the changing value chain of the new creative economy...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

Facebook's new professional video service called Watch is touted as a new platform for creators.
Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix...

11 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: What the hell happened to women in leadership? Facebook's Nunu Ntshingila comments...
#Loeries2017: What the hell happened to women in leadership? Facebook's Nunu Ntshingila comments...

Something Facebook Africa's regional director, Nunu Ntshingila finds interesting having spent much time in advertising is that despite there being no shortage of women in the industry, there don't seem to be nearly enough in leadership roles...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Aug 2017

Facebook takes action against fake news in Kenya
Facebook takes action against fake news in Kenya

With the recent spate of fake news reports circulating on social media in Kenya, Facebook has rolled out an educational tool to help people spot fake news on the platform...

7 Aug 2017

Plan ahead to avoid this situation, at all costs! Image: Alphaspirit © –
#RYExecEd: Taking the crisis out of social media communications

A social media crisis is the worst nightmare for many companies, but often happens with the click of a button. Don't panic, though - rather take a deep breath and read up on Mike Stopforth's tips to take the 'cry' out of crisis...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Aug 2017

#RYExecEd: Preparing your brand to ride out the social media sh!tstorm
#RYExecEd: Preparing your brand to ride out the social media sh!tstorm

Mike Stopforth of Cerebra continued his social media workshop held as part of Red & Yellow School's #ExecEd series by explaining trust as a commercial factor for your business.

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2017

Blinkers are fine if you're a horse, not if you're running a business. Elena Levitina © –
#RYExecEd: Why your brand's missing out if it's not taking social seriously

Mike Stopforth of Cerebra, often dubbed 'the godfather of social media in SA,' began the Red & Yellow School's Executive Education workshop on social media by explaining what's happened in the realm in the last ten years to help us understand what might happen in the next ten...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2017

Image supplied.
VR content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate

As virtual reality (VR) experiences become more prevalent and impressive, are we using VR for VR's sake?...

By David Limbert 1 Aug 2017

Marriott International's new dynamic sales and marketing leadership team
Marriott's new super sales and marketing leadership team for Middle East and Africa

On the heels of the successful mega merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Marriott has announced a new Brand, Marketing, Sales and Consumer Services (BMSC) Leadership Team...

31 Jul 2017

Five rookie marketing mistakes that could impact your brand's credibility
Five rookie marketing mistakes that could impact your brand's credibility

In 2017 your brand cannot afford to lose credibility because of rookie marketing mistakes. Whether you're a small business or global corporate, online best practice is a non-negotiable.

By Shae Leigh 28 Jul 2017

Mali YouTube activist hurt in assassination bid
Mali YouTube activist hurt in assassination bid

A Malian activist whose fierce criticism of politicians and religious figures on YouTube has made him a cult figure, survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday, his family told AFP...

28 Jul 2017

How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news
How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news

How to manage reputation damage in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 25 Jul 2017

Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis
Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis

The idea that content for social media cannot be planned and that live content can only be decided at the last minute, is an antiquated concept, writes Suzanne van Aswegen...

By Suzanne van Aswegen 24 Jul 2017

A paywall is under construction in Facebook's Instant Articles section where the social network has agreements with select outlets to publish directly to the platform, according to a story initially published online at TheStreet |
Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday...

21 Jul 2017

NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat
NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat

NEW YORK - NBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience...

21 Jul 2017

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not in the picture), the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, walk at dusk after attending their campaign rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, July 7, 2017. 
Image:
Kenya's social media election: attack ads and data mining

A strikingly toxic campaign ad was unleashed online in Kenya just weeks before national elections -- a potentially explosive move in a country where politics and ethnicity are closely aligned...

17 Jul 2017

Show more