TOURISM

Business events can lead the growth of African tourism
Business events can lead the growth of African tourism

While leisure is an important component of the tourism mix, operators need to develop a more diverse offering, driven by business tourism and conferencing. According to the South African National Convention Bureau, South Africa hosts about one million delegates at business events every year, supporting over 250,000 jobs directly and indirectly in this sub-sector alone.

By Yugashnee Naicker 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor
'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor

Euromonitor International's Africa Rising megatrend is part of a Megatrend report series that provides "thought leadership on trends with the strongest influence on the world of tomorrow".

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Alliance Media's iconic OOH site makes national TV
Alliance Media's iconic OOH site makes national TV

Alliance Media in partnership with Coca-Cola, has created an iconic and innovative OOH billboard site by projecting onto the well-known Cham Towers building in Kampala, Uganda.

By Greg Benatar, Issued by Alliance Media 1 day ago

ICT

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp.

By Peter Pedroncelli 1 day ago

ICT

SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"
SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"

Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand to benefit from Google implementing "mobile-first indexing". What this means, simply, is that since March this year Google's search algorithms have shifted to using the mobile version of a website's content.

2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Makoma Lekalakala, director for Earthlife Africa, and Liz McDaid, climate change coordinator for Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa. The local grassroots activists have been recognised for leading the charge against South Africa's nuclear deal with Russia, resulting in the High Court in early 2017 ruling the $76bn nuclear power project unconstitutional.

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster.

By Robyn de Villiers 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Atmosphere Communications at the 2018 Prism Awards. South African campaign of the year went to Atmosphere Communications and the King James Group for Sanlam’s ‘2-minute shower songs’.
#Prisms2018: All the winners!

Winners of the 2018 Public Relations Institute of South Africa's (Prisa) Prism Awards were announced at a ceremony at The Empire Conference and Events Venue on Sunday, 22 April 2018.

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'.

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

The third annual Global Communications Report, a comprehensive survey of public relations leaders and students worldwide, has been released by the Centre for Public Relations at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism...

20 Apr 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else.

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

RETAIL

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing
Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system.

By Tom Jackson 19 Apr 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)
Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter, and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In the last part of this three-part article, I chatted with him about purpose, well-being, what advice he can give young students entering the industry...

By Jon Ratcliffe 19 Apr 2018