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Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Best Use of Data jury
Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Best Use of Data jury

The jury of 14 client-side and agency-side senior industry executives, will award case studies that best use data in an effective communications strategy...

8 hours ago

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Africa's changing times in broadcast media: Embracing platforms to keep up with rising competition

As newer and more innovative technologies change how content is created, distributed and consumed, the entry of global players is threatening the local South African market share and compelling local media organisations to rethink their traditional business models to take up the competition in the global context...

By Roman Magis 1 day ago

V5 Digital launches WhatsApp Enterprise Bots - for use by customers in Namibia and beyond
V5 Digital launches WhatsApp Enterprise Bots - for use by customers in Namibia and beyond

WhatsApp Enterprise coming to Namibia is a big deal for brands. But why all the hoopla...

Issued by V5 Digital 6 Jul 2020

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay.
#YouthMonth: Brands need to reverse-engineer the way they think about marketing

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay tells us more about some of the highlights of his young career and shares his views on what is key for brands to keep in mind when marketing to the youth...

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Jun 2020

Netflix and Nigerian producer Mo Abudu enters multi-title partnership
Netflix and Nigerian producer Mo Abudu enters multi-title partnership

Netflix inks multi-title partnership with prolific Nigerian producer Mo Abudu to develop content from Nigeria...

12 Jun 2020

Volt Africa wins big at INMA Global Media Awards
Volt Africa wins big at INMA Global Media Awards

Digitally integrated service provider Volt Africa won two prizes in the 2020 edition of International News Media Association's (INMA) prestigious Global Media Awards competition on Tuesday...

Issued by Volt Africa 4 Jun 2020

#NewBiz: Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa announce new partnership
#NewBiz: Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa announce new partnership

News and information platforms for African tech startups Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa have announced a new partnership...

4 Jun 2020

Julia Sudnitskaya/Shutterstock via The Conversation.
Africans are concerned about ills of social media but oppose government restrictions

When it comes to fighting Covid-19 in Africa, the internet and social media have been a double-edged sword. But concerns about misinformation extend beyond the Covid-19 crisis...

By Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 Jun 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi is arrested during a protest in Nairobi in 2014. AFP via Getty Images.
New media voices are telling Kenya's Covid-19 stories - from the ground up

In the last two months, a wide range of Covid-19 news stories have provided multiple perspectives on the scale and impact of the pandemic in the Kenyan context...

By Wambui Wamunyu 18 May 2020

Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit - Economic survival in a post-pandemic world
Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit - Economic survival in a post-pandemic world

Companies across Africa have taken rapid and significant steps to initiate community emergency relief efforts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 28 Apr 2020

10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown
10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown

Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Apr 2020

Dentsu Data Labs sub-Saharan Africa launches #Covid-19 Intelligence Centre
Dentsu Data Labs sub-Saharan Africa launches #Covid-19 Intelligence Centre

Dentsu Data Labs sub-Saharan Africa is launching a Covid-19 Intelligence Centre to assist brands in their communication planning and decision-making...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 9 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.
Netflix Naija: Creative freedom in Nigeria's emerging digital space?

Netflix has increased its investment in Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood. The dominant streaming company announced its presence via its newly created Twitter handle, NetflixNaija...

By Samuel Andrews 20 Mar 2020

Dentsu Aegis Network SSA launches Dentsu Data Labs
Dentsu Aegis Network SSA launches Dentsu Data Labs

Dentsu Aegis Network sub-Saharan Africa has launched Dentsu Data Labs - this specialist division will lead the way in data intelligence and consultancy, marketing technology and audience insights...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 17 Mar 2020

Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace
Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace

A new online marketplace to help SMMEs access the growing digital retail sector in Africa will launch by the end of March...

4 Mar 2020

#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief
#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief

Fast Company magazine recently announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2020

'Be Internet Awesome' with Google
'Be Internet Awesome' with Google

Google announced a $1m pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy and launched a child online safety programme...

14 Feb 2020

How digital online research achieves superlative levels of insight
How digital online research achieves superlative levels of insight

Digital online research is taking off slowly in Africa, despite offering the continent so many evident benefits over traditional methods. Bev Tigar, Lead Business Development Consultant, Africa, of Borderless Access elaborates on some of these...

Issued by Borderless Access 13 Feb 2020

SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad
SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad

South African fintech and customer engagement business, 2Engage, is pursuing international growth opportunities...

12 Feb 2020

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
Marketers anticipate greater privacy regulation in 2020 [report]

Ahead of International Data Privacy Day, privacy-first marketing is the focus of the policy chapter of Warc's Marketer's Toolkit 2020...

27 Jan 2020

#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

22 Jan 2020

Grand Prix winning campaign; Fox Cricket.
Effective Use of Tech winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of eight winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, two Silvers and three Bronzes - have been awarded in the Effective Use of Tech category...

22 Jan 2020

Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7
Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7

Technology companies have the opportunity to thrive as key players in the age of the digital revolution. With the agenda of the 4IR currently at the forefront in South Africa, the empowerment of small tech businesses is critical especially as they are the backbone of the economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jan 2020

YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of emerging markets: EMEA
YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of emerging markets: EMEA

YouTube announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective April 2020...

21 Jan 2020

Linah Maigurira, retail industry manager, Google South Africa.
#BizTrends2020: AI will be more powerful than fire in the future

We need to prepare for a future when everyone uses the internet on their phone, says Linah Maigurira, Google head of retail, sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Jan 2020

Jury member Benoit Weisser, chief strategy officer, Ogilvy Asia. Image supplied.
Best Use of Data winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of nine winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, three Silvers and three Bronzes - in the Best Use of Data category for Warc Media Awards 2019...

8 Jan 2020

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