Mark Tomlinson, group managing director Hellocomputer.
#BizTrends2019: Embrace these business-changing themes or suffer the consequences...

This is a genuinely fascinating time to be alive, and yet it is even more fascinating to be in the business of communications, as we bear witness to and participate in some of the industry's most ground-breaking developments...

By Mark Tomlinson 1 day ago

Kelly McGillivray, squad leader, theSQUAD Creative Event Management.
#BizTrends2019: 19 Event trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two...

By Kelly McGillivray 1 day ago

Agile, mobile, and accessible: Programmatic is the new startup
Agile, mobile, and accessible: Programmatic is the new startup

Many marketing departments will have to decide how much of their digital adspend should go on premium inventory and how much should go on programmatic. Keabetswe Kgomongwe from Hoorah examines why we should reframe the choice by comparing the two to established businesses and startups respectively...

By Keabetswe Kgomongwe 17 Jan 2019

New Economy workshop participants from Rwanda.
Digital transformation support for Rwanda from Alibaba

Alibaba is assisting the Rwandan government with enabling a digital economy...

17 Jan 2019

Peter Khoury, Creative Circle chairperson and CCO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg.
#BizTrends2019: The rise of live communications and branded everything

When you study the world's most iconic work from recent times, you see patterns that may give you a direction of where everything is headed - at least in the short term. However, the world is extremely complex currently, and nothing is clearly defined, especially in the long term...

By Peter Khoury 16 Jan 2019

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect.
#BizTrends2019: From disappearing acts to dark social and digital wellness

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, predicts we'll see more of the following six trends over the coming months...

By Kalliebree Keynerd 16 Jan 2019

Godfrey Parkin, CEO of Britefire and of Angaza.
#BizTrends2019: Brand building must become more about customer experience

CX is everything. Businesses boom because they offer awesome differentiated customer experience, online and offline. The big trends in 2019 will follow this rule...

By Godfrey Parkin 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategy
#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategy

Some of the smartest brands will take advantage of growing trends to reach out to customers and interact more effectively with their audiences...

By Mongezi Mtati 11 Jan 2019

Google Chrome will start blocking harmful ads globally from July
Google Chrome will start blocking harmful ads globally from July

Google Chrome will block harmful ads worldwide from July 2019, following the new standards determined by the Coalition for Better Ads...

By Shereesa Moodley 10 Jan 2019

Gartner predicts 25% of workers to use VEAs daily by 2021
Gartner predicts 25% of workers to use VEAs daily by 2021

By 2021, Gartner predicts that 25% of digital workers will use a virtual employee assistant (VEA) on a daily basis...

10 Jan 2019

DRC information blackout 'in violation of international law'
DRC information blackout 'in violation of international law'

The DRC internet blackout is a general network shutdown and is in clear violation of international law and cannot be justified by any means - UN...

10 Jan 2019

Publiseer partners with Google Play Books
Publiseer partners with Google Play Books

Google is looking for ways to support the publishing requests that it receives in Africa and is partnering with Publiseer to support Google's digital book distribution services...

9 Jan 2019

Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand
Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand

Mastercard has announced that it will be dropping its name from its iconic logo in select contexts...

9 Jan 2019

Late voters check a list in a school in Kinshasa on December 30, during Democratic Republic of Congo's general elections. Authorities have cut internet access and blocked the signals to at least two news broadcasters while the results are counted. Credit: CPJ: AFP/Luis Tato.
DRC authorities cut internet and broadcast signals after election

Democratic Republic of Congo cut access to internet and SMS services, blocked the signals of at least two broadcasters...

8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 Tech trends to watch for in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 Tech trends to watch for in 2019

It's that time of year again when everyone in the tech industry takes out their crystal balls and starts making predictions about what's going to happen in the industry in 2019...

By Esti Kilian 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations
#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations

According to American developmental biologist, Dr. Bruce Harold Lipton, the brain of a child under the age of seven is in a lower vibrational frequency, a state called theta, imagination...

By Neo Rantele Kuaho 7 Jan 2019

Digital platform to investing in Ethiopia launches
Digital platform to investing in Ethiopia launches

Ethiopia's digital platform guiding investors to the country, launched in Addis Ababa...

3 Jan 2019

Photo by Uriel Soberanes on .
Immaterial world: The virtual future of fun

Younger consumers value experiences - particularly personalised, meaningful experiences - highly. In other words, Generation Z is looking for 'less stuff, and more stories'...

By Bronwyn Williams 2 Jan 2019

Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji in her film, ‘Lionheart’. 
© Netflix.
What Netflix's involvement in Nigeria's massive film industry really means

Is Netflix going to transform Nollywood? And how significant will its impact on the Nigerian film industry be?...

By Alessandro Jedlowski 31 Dec 2018

5 things that keep the advertising industry stagnant
5 things that keep the advertising industry stagnant

Chris Botha, group managing director of park advertising says that the advertising industry is remaining stagnant in some areas and that this will negatively impact us all...

By Chris Botha 31 Dec 2018

4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment
4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment

Jacques Bentley from Skyworth highlights four global industry trends that are making waves and are expected to gain even more momentum in 2019...

By Jacques Bentley 31 Dec 2018

YouTube's influencer marketing phenomenon (Infographic)
YouTube's influencer marketing phenomenon (Infographic)

In 2018, the number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube grew by more than 40% year over year! To try and learn more about this, Shorr Packaging conducted an analysis of more than 1,500 YouTube user channels to learn more about the growing impact of YouTube influencer marketing...

By Matt Zajechowsk 19 Dec 2018

Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa
Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa

Data science needs to embrace African context and work for greater good...

17 Dec 2018

Hey C-suite: Use data-based marketing, just don't be creepy
Hey C-suite: Use data-based marketing, just don't be creepy

Today's business landscape is challenging and complex. So with the promise that 'data' is the answer, and swayed by the promise of ROI that data can bring, CFOs are increasingly signing off on moving marketing budgets over to consultancies like Deloitte and Accenture...

By Jay Thomson 14 Dec 2018

170 million mobile wallets across Africa
170 million mobile wallets across Africa

Ecobank, the Pan African Bank, appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner...

14 Dec 2018

Looking up towards 2019
Looking up towards 2019

Gareth Grant, business unit manager at The MediaShop says that we're looking at our smartphones every 12 minutes, but is it making us smarter?...

By Gareth Grant 13 Dec 2018

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa
How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

Online new media platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement in Africa...

By George Ogola 13 Dec 2018

2019 Content trends
2019 Content trends

Dale Ferreira from Sconetent shares his top content trends for 2019...

By Dale Ferreira 13 Dec 2018

Kenya Huawei Y5 Lite 2018 launch.
Huawei launches budget friendly smartphone in Kenya

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has launched a budget friendly smartphone, the Huawei Y5 Lite in Kenya...

12 Dec 2018

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