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#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer
#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer

Before we can start talking about any trends, marketers need to be aware of the fact that mobile starts with an understanding of how fiercely personal this device is, it has become more of an appendage than a device...

By Lynette Hundermark 8 Jan 2018

Leigh Andrews, editor-in-chief of marketing and media at Bizcommunity.
#BizTrends2018: Rewind from attention spam back to attention span

One of the biggest trends we're set to see this year is a plethora of marketing messages facing ever-decreasing attention from consumers. Take note of the clever planning required for yours to stand out from the snowballing amount of spam...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jan 2018

The rise of mobile streaming TV
The rise of mobile streaming TV

Streaming media is changing the face of broadcasting: people are turning to streaming video platforms, and increasingly, consuming their media and entertainment via their mobile phones...

18 Dec 2017

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

12 Dec 2017

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth...

11 Dec 2017

A mobile payments solution for Kenyan retailers
A mobile payments solution for Kenyan retailers

Mastercard launches Kionect for Nairobi's smallest shopkeepers - a mobile ordering and payments solution enables kiosk owners to access micro-loans...

6 Dec 2017

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL. Image supplied.
Why digital publishers need to rethink what they're doing

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL (it's pronounced as an acronym), explains the need for a 'build it yourself' mindset and putting user experience first when it comes to digital publishing...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2017

The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor campaign.
APA results: Kenya's thriving advertising industry

The fastest and most affordable connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa enables Kenya to punch well above its weight in the IT sector generally...

4 Dec 2017

The 2017 Digital Salt event.
The future of media

Gustav Goosen elaborates on some of the mobile and data content his team presented at the Digital Salt event which he believes are areas that will have significant influence on the future of media, way beyond what we've seen thus far...

By Gustav Goosen 28 Nov 2017

Mobile marketing yields strong results for Coca-Cola
Mobile marketing yields strong results for Coca-Cola

Digitata Insights partners with Ntare Insights in Rwanda in a partnership that yields immediate results, with an impactful mobile awareness campaign for Coke Studio...

23 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut
The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut

Walter Penfold shares his insights on e-mail and SMS marketing as a taste of what's to come...

By Walter Penfold 17 Nov 2017

The rise of mobile - What it means for brands
The rise of mobile - What it means for brands

James Cameron was right - in the 21st century machines would take over the world. Only it would not be six-foot-tall cyborgs, but five to 10-inch screens doing the conquering...

By Nick Hodge 16 Nov 2017

BICS to provide voice and data roaming services in Swaziland
BICS to provide voice and data roaming services in Swaziland

BICS will be providing its complete range of voice and data roaming services to Swazi Mobile, Swaziland's recently launched second mobile network...

16 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities
#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities

Konnect Africa brings Wi-Fi to rural African communities. Company unveils SmartWIFI service offering at AfricaCom 2017...

13 Nov 2017

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector
Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues...

10 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material
Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers...

10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day two highlights
#AfricaCom: Day two highlights

Day two of AfricaCom saw more excellent keynote speakers, panel discussions, think tanks, big announcements, and thought-provoking presentations. It was also the day that the AfricaCom Awards winners were announced...

9 Nov 2017

ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!
ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!

Last night, 8 November 2017, saw the 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town. 2017 marks AfricaCom's 20th anniversary...

9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night...

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

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Ericsson releases MEA Mobility Report 2017 at AfricaCom

Ericsson yesterday, 7 November 2017, in a briefing at AfricaCom 2017 released its Ericsson Middle East and Africa Mobility Report 2017, which predicts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47%...

8 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?
#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?

AfricaCom speaker Russell Southwood talks us through what it entails being an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world and how we can go about getting the most out of our content...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Nov 2017

The Liquorice team with Enver Groenewald from Unilever.
#MMASASmarties17: Sexy, practical and successful

Who says sex does not sell? Havas Boondoggle believes it does, but only if you do your research, understand your market and create an award-winning campaign around that...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Nov 2017

WhatsApp rolls out 'delete for everyone' message feature
WhatsApp rolls out 'delete for everyone' message feature

Messaging apps like WhatsApp have revolutionised the way we communicate with friends, family, and even business contacts, clients, and colleagues. The downfall though is that once a message is sent, it's sent. No cancelling. No retrieving. No escaping potential embarrassment or a bruised reputation. Until now...

3 Nov 2017

MMA EMEA Smarties 2017 winners announced
MMA EMEA Smarties 2017 winners announced

The annual Mobile Marketing Awards for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Smarties Awards gala ceremony was held on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey...

26 Oct 2017

Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded Orange
Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded Orange

Orange has launched its brand in Sierra Leone, building on its strong presence in sub-Saharan Africa with 50 million customers in 16 countries...

19 Oct 2017

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries
Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers...

13 Oct 2017

Springster, BBM Messenger launch Girl Talk in SA, Nigeria
Springster, BBM Messenger launch Girl Talk in SA, Nigeria

Springster, NGO Girl Effect's global mobile-first platform for vulnerable young women, has partnered with Creative Media Works (operating as BBM Messenger) to launch Girl Talk...

13 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

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