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Media: How to protect your phone from spyware

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Safety Advisory: Journalists have become targets of Pegasus spyware...

13 hours ago

From L-R: Creative Industry Award winner Genet Kebede from Paradise Fashion (Ethiopia); Arunma Oteh, Oxford University Academic Scholar, former vice president and treasurer, World Bank - who handed over the awards; and runner-up Abby Ikomi, House of Irawo (Nigeria).
Winners of AWIEF women entrepreneurship awards announced

Twenty-two women founders and entrepreneurs from 10 different African countries were selected as finalists in the annual AWIEF Awards...

3 days ago

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Journalists at risk ahead of unity government in Sudan

South Sudanese authorities confiscated the accreditation and work permit of Associated Press' correspondent, Sam Mednick, last week.

5 Nov 2019

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The importance of brand positioning in a depressed economy

When the going gets tough, the marketing budget gets slashed. It's an age-old truism that marketing activities are among the first to be cut back during austere times...

By Nona Koza and Gabrielle Gray 5 Nov 2019

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Meet the 28 Young Guns 17 winners

The One Club for Creativity has announced the 28 winners of Young Guns 17...

5 Nov 2019

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Achieving Africa's development goals

Extraordinary Meeting of African Development Bank Governors: "Make the right decision" for Africa to achieve its objectives, says Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire...

4 Nov 2019

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India's tech to support Nollywood

Federal government in Nigeria seeks technical assistance in India for Nollywood...

4 Nov 2019

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Why human creativity is still needed to navigate radical innovation

Publicis Machine's Amanda Alves elaborates on why human creativity and innovation are still needed to navigate 4IR. She also lets us in on which skills will be most at risk of commoditisation, as AI and machine learning enter the workplace...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2019

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Connecting communities across Africa to the internet

The fourth annual Community Networks Summit seeks to connect communities in Africa to the global internet...

4 Nov 2019

Creativity in a 4IR world
Creativity in a 4IR world

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has been dominating headlines and debates in recent years...

By Yatish Narsi 4 Nov 2019

#FairnessFirst: Go beyond pink branding for true female customer satisfaction
#FairnessFirst: Go beyond pink branding for true female customer satisfaction

Her focus on how financial services, in particular, tend to connect with females consumers in the wrong way was a stand-out section of Barbara Cador, global head of Kantar's CX+ initiative's opening presentation at the Cape Town version of the Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Nov 2019

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#Imaginethat: Brett Morris on FCB Africa's rebrand as Nahana

Local marketing media is in a flurry over news that FCB has rebranded as Nahana Communications Group. Brett Morris explains what's changing and what's staying the same...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Nov 2019

Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands
Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands

South Africa's advertising and marketing communication industry has a new group of agencies, Nahana Communications Group...

Issued by FCB Joburg 1 Nov 2019

Dr Vera Songwe.
Africa's growth rests on economic empowerment of women

Women need to access the new economic Pan-Africanism on the continent, said Dr Vera Songwe, UN ECA head...

By Louise Marsland 1 Nov 2019

Nila Yasmin, APO Group African Women in Media Award Winner receiving the APO Group African Women in Media Award from Nicolas Ponpigne-mognard, founder and chairman, APO Group
Ugandan journalist wins APO media award

Ugandan journalist Nila Yasmin wins the 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award...

1 Nov 2019

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NBC in Nigeria to switch off analogue signal in 2020

The National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria reports that plans are underway to begin analogue switch-off in six localities, starting with Abuja next year...

31 Oct 2019

#ExperienceAdvantage: It takes a village to get CX right, from the inside
#ExperienceAdvantage: It takes a village to get CX right, from the inside

Marketing insights continued at Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass when Collective ID's Zanele Ntulini took to the platform to share a practical guide in explaining what we often forget in aligning the customer experience with the brand promise when tackling customer experience projects...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Oct 2019

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AfCFTA must be linked to women empowerment

A resolution taken at the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference, calls on the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)...

By Louise Marsland 31 Oct 2019

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2019 MMA SA Smarties winners announced!

The Mobile Marketing Association South Africa's Smarties Awards took place on Wednesday, 30 October at Monte Casino, Johannesburg, awarding bronze, silver and gold winners as well as Marketer of the Year, Agency of the Year and Agency of the Future...

31 Oct 2019

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Unlocking the web's untold censorship stories

A program run by the Seattle-headquartered Tor Project, OONI created OONI Probe, software that anyone can use to investigate their own network for signs of censorship...

By Madeline Earp 31 Oct 2019

Bonang Matheba named African Influencer of the Year at 2019 E! People's Choice Awards
Bonang Matheba named African Influencer of the Year at 2019 E! People's Choice Awards

South Africa media personality Bonang Matheba has been named African Influencer of the Year the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards...

31 Oct 2019

Africa University.
Innovation hub to promote research, protect IP

With the i5 Innovation Hub, Africa University seeks to develop and protect African intellectual property...

31 Oct 2019

Providing full visibility and insight for an improved CX journey
Providing full visibility and insight for an improved CX journey

With subdued investment levels and consumer spending being curbed, there is no doubt that local businesses face an uphill battle...

By Gerrit de Villiers 31 Oct 2019

Hamza Idris (left), an editor with the Daily Trust newspaper, sits with colleague Hussaini Garba Mohammed in their office in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, in February 2019. The office was raided in January by the military, who seized 24 computers. Credit: CPJ/Jonathan Rozen.
Nigerian military targeted journalists' phones, computers with "forensic search" for sources

There is a global trend of law enforcement seizing journalists' mobile phones and computers-some of their most important tools. CPJ has documented device seizures around the world, from the United States to Slovakia to Iraq...

By Jonathan Rozen 30 Oct 2019

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StarTimes aids Kenyan film industry

Kenya's state corporation inks partnership deal with StarTimes to boost local film industry...

30 Oct 2019

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Key findings from Warc's Media Allocation Benchmarks report

After using its database of effective advertising campaigns to evaluate 1,100 case studies between 2009 and 2018, Warc has released its Media Allocation Benchmark report...

30 Oct 2019

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One Young World to join Epica at 2019 Creative Circle

Epica has partnered with One Young World: The Global Forum for Young Leaders for the 2019 Creative Circle seminar...

30 Oct 2019

2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners
2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners

The eighth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards concluded with the much-anticipated announcement of the overall and category winners...

30 Oct 2019

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Marketers' tactics are turning customers against them

As early as December 2017, Forrester's Brendan Witcher warned that marketers need to be aware of the "creep factor" when deploying strategies of personalisation and individualisation in their marketing efforts...

By Joan Osterloh 30 Oct 2019

Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond
Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond

Gartner revealed its top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond...

29 Oct 2019

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Cannes Lions unveils 2020 themes, new Creative Business Transformation Lions

It's full steam ahead for the 2020 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which is now officially open for business...

29 Oct 2019

Drivers and fears of SA's online consumers
Drivers and fears of SA's online consumers

Local representatives from market research and consulting firm IPSOS recently shared a preview of some of the key insights gleaned from its yet to be released global trend survey for 2019...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2019

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