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Social media trends for 2020

Tito Ribeiro shares some of the digital marketing trends he thinks will stand out in 2020...

By Tito Ribeiro 31 Dec 2019

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Mobile games generates $49bn in revenue in 2019

In 2019, the mobile gaming industry generated around 60% of the worldwide video games revenue...

31 Dec 2019

Santa's 7 steps to Christmas signature success
Santa's 7 steps to Christmas signature success

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But is your email signature ready to jump on the sleigh and ring those bells?..

By Leonie van Aswegen, Issued by Rocketseed 18 Dec 2019

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Teaching trade: the importance of empowering the female entrepreneur

Maersk has developed a partnership with She-Trade, an initiative from the International Trade Centre, which aims to connect three million women entrepreneurs to the global markets by 2021...

By Louise Burgers 17 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media Africa 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media Africa

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New monetisation models for media are needed
New monetisation models for media are needed

Journalists need to be taught how to be entrepreneurs so they can contribute to the survival of the media industry, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, chairman of the APO Group...

By Louise Burgers 16 Dec 2019

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Welcome to a new customer experience world

As business heads into 2020, the way customer experience is managed will irrevocably change. Ushering in this new era will be technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) which have already impacted how companies engage with their end-users...

By Paul McIntyre 13 Dec 2019

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Africa's greatest asset is its youth

Fostering jobs, entrepreneurship, and capacity development for African youth: the time for disruption is now...

By Hanan Morsy 13 Dec 2019

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A platform for Arab filmmakers

MBC original narrative short film festival promotes Arab filmmakers...

13 Dec 2019

Winners announced in African Persons of the Year
Winners announced in African Persons of the Year

The African Leadership magazine Persons of the Year Awards committee has unveiled the winners for different categories, with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi emerging as the African Political Leader of the Year 2019; and African of the Year 2019, awarded to Dr Akinwumi Adesina...

13 Dec 2019

These five trends will change business in Africa in 2020
These five trends will change business in Africa in 2020

With the World Bank forecasting economic growth in sub Saharan Africa at 3.6% for 2019-20, some of the world's fastest-growing economies are in Africa...

By Pieter Bensch 12 Dec 2019

Police officers detain Sahara Reporters journalist Victor Ogungbenro during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Staff at the online newspaper report sustained harassment targeting them and their website. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
US-Nigeria website censored

US-Nigerian Sahara Reporters website reports assets frozen amid surveillance, censorship...

12 Dec 2019

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2020: Building the emotive link between customers and our brands

The ability to build an emotional connection between a brand, an entertainment property, a service, and its consumers, is becoming very much more difficult...

By Alan Radmall 12 Dec 2019

How to use online marketing for your brand
How to use online marketing for your brand

How do you harness this consumerism to market and sell your products or services? One of the best ways to achieve this in a modern era is through online or digital marketing.

By Terence T Chinyangare 12 Dec 2019

#PR2020 Summit speakers Nadia Hearn of Faselis, Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios, Jaco Pienaar of PEAR, Sasha Knott of Job Crystal and Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters. Missing: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius.
#PR2020: Trends in the PR influencer, recruitment, reputation and measurement space

Held at the new 44 on Long venue, above Tiger's Milk, the PR2020 Summit shared top insights into PR trends set to continue into 2020. Here are highlights from the five speakers of the day: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius; Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters; Sasha Knott of Job Crystal; Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios; and Jaco Pienaar of PEAR...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2019

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

By Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Fighting breaks out as security personnel attempt to re-arrest Nigerian activist and journalist Omoyele Sowore at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria, on December 6, 2019. Sowore and other activist-journalists have been jailed in Nigeria and Ethiopia amid a crackdown on free expression. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde.
Nigeria and Ethiopia jail activist-journalists amid crackdown on free expression

The ongoing detentions of Nigerian publisher Agba Jalingo and Ethiopian editor Fekadu Mahtemework, don't tell the whole story of their governments' crackdowns on freedom of expression...

By Muthoki Mumo and Jonathan Rozen 11 Dec 2019

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Experts meet to validate AfCFTA Business Index

The aim of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) index is to provide an assessment of the extent to which businesses across Africa find trading across borders in Africa challenging, and to identify the main barriers to trade...

11 Dec 2019

Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"
Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"

Fashionomics Africa's pilot phase of a digital marketplace is set to connect African creators with the world...

11 Dec 2019

Police officers are seen near Lagos, Nigeria, on September 3, 2019. Journalists in Kogi and Bayelsa states reported being harassed and threatened during recent elections. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Temilade Adelaja.
Nigerian journalists attacked and threatened

Nigerian journalists attacked and threatened while covering Bayelsa and Kogi state elections...

10 Dec 2019

Zimbabwe to broadcast on DTT
Zimbabwe to broadcast on DTT

Zimbabwe to launch program on national digital television platform.

10 Dec 2019

Effie Awards South Africa launched by ACA
Effie Awards South Africa launched by ACA

The Association for Communication and Advertising has launched the 2020 Effie Awards South Africa...

9 Dec 2019

Youth must have a seat at the table to unlock jobs and economic growth
Youth must have a seat at the table to unlock jobs and economic growth

Bring us to the table to unlock youth jobs and power growth, say young African entrepreneurs...

9 Dec 2019

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To research or not to research; that is the question!

With the current economic climate, organisations are often left to wonder where they can save money and how they can cut costs. But can research really help organisations to save money?

By Chanell Kemp 9 Dec 2019

NVIVO TV launched in Nigeria
NVIVO TV launched in Nigeria

Entertainment and content distribution in Nigeria are expected to undergo a major transformation following the official launch of Nvivo TV as part of the activities of the last 9th International Film Festival of Africa, which was held at the Landmark Event Center in Lagos...

9 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Ibrahim Mahama calls to expand the sensibilities of both art and the world at large

Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian author and artist, has been announced as one of the speakers at next year's Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

Live event platform for African women launches
Live event platform for African women launches

Former CNN anchors launch Rouse, a live event platform for women of African descent...

6 Dec 2019

All the speakers from left to right: Stephane Rogovsky, the CEO and founder of R Squared; Amanda Sevasti Alves, head of CX and digital at Publicis Machine; rapper turned businessman, Siya Metane from SlikourOnLife; Nicole Capper, MD and owner of Mango-OMC; well-known blogger; Aqeelah Harron-Ally from Fashion Breed and Hayden Manuel, sportstyle ZA marketing manager at Puma South Africa.
#IABInsightSeries: Digital influencer marketing in the spotlight

Influencer marketing is a young segment in digital marketing, yet it is one that is growing rapidly and is taking up a key role in marketing campaigns. Episode 12 of the IAB's Insight event series focused on this topic. We interviewed the panellists to get their views on the topic...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Dec 2019

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