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Warc predicts that Google and Facebook will make $176bn from advertising this year
Warc predicts that Google and Facebook will make $176bn from advertising this year

Warc has found that of the $590.4bn spent on advertising worldwide last year, $144.6bn (24.5%) went to the Google and Facebook 'Duopoly', which equates to almost one in four dollars...

2 days ago

DigitLab Academy partners with Damelin Online to further digital education in Africa
DigitLab Academy partners with Damelin Online to further digital education in Africa

Mike Saunders, DigitLab Academy founder, has a passion for education, particularly teaching people how to make the most of technology to improve their life and business...

Issued by DigitLab 20 Mar 2019

The need to construct an online strategy for the future
The need to construct an online strategy for the future

In the FMCG market, South Africa has added 100,000 new traditional trade and modern trade stores to its retail universe over the last 20 years...

By Arihant Jain 20 Mar 2019

#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing
#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing

Instead of asking how marketing is going to change in 10 years' time, David Duarte, CEO of Treeshake, believes it's a far more valuable question to ask how marketing is going to stay the same. In his words, 'What are the timeless truths of the marketing industry?'

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2019

Building a new BI point of view
Building a new BI point of view

In a data-rich world, business intelligence (BI) must move past static information and siloed analyses...

15 Mar 2019

Is your organisation customer centric?
Is your organisation customer centric?

By the year 2020, poor customer experiences will destroy 30% of digital business projects. Will yours be one of them? What does it mean to be customer-centric?...

14 Mar 2019

Safaricom customers to use M-Pesa for Ali Express Purchases
Safaricom customers to use M-Pesa for Ali Express Purchases

Alibaba's Ali Express customers in Kenya can now pay for goods using M-Pesa following a partnership deal with Safaricom and Ant Financial, the world's largest fintech service provider...

13 Mar 2019

Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startups
Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startups

20 top Francophone African startups enter the World Bank Group tech acceleration program...

12 Mar 2019

Apple announces 25 March event to unveil video, news services
Apple announces 25 March event to unveil video, news services

Apple Inc. announced an event for 25 March, where the iPhone maker is expected to introduce an original video programming service and a new premium magazine subscription plan...

12 Mar 2019

Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines
Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines

Facebook has revealed its plans to help stop the spread of fake information about vaccines on its platform...

By Shereesa Moodley 11 Mar 2019

Sports sponsorship: The new playbook
Sports sponsorship: The new playbook

When executed correctly, sports sponsorship is still one of the most powerful options to connect with an already highly engaged, highly emotional audience...

By Gareth Marshall 11 Mar 2019

MTN and Huawei ink partnership agreement to bring digital services to Africa
MTN and Huawei ink partnership agreement to bring digital services to Africa

MTN and Huawei have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective to offer more digital services to African consumers and businesses...

11 Mar 2019

UN Women's 2019 International Women's Day image, as created by .
#FairnessFirst: #BalanceforBetter beyond Women's Day 2019 as the global gender pay gap widens

International Women's Day was celebrated on Friday, 8 March with the 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter. With reports that the global gender pay gap is actually widening despite increased awareness of the issue, we need to go beyond giving working women flowers and cupcakes in recognition of their contributions on the day...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Mar 2019

How to crack social media and digital marketing in a rigid business context
How to crack social media and digital marketing in a rigid business context

It's critical that social media managers understand the overall corporate strategy and the company's position so that this guard them when dealing with backlashes...

By Rirhandzu Shengwenyana 8 Mar 2019

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IAB Insight Series: 6 principles of future focus in the digital economy

The IAB Insight Series held the last edition of its Q1 instalment, namely 'The Future of Work', this time focusing on transformation in the digital economy and the principles of future focus...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Mar 2019

Gen Z requires new thinking, fresh approach
Gen Z requires new thinking, fresh approach

Are financial services providers able to cater to the demands of the next generation?...

By Walter van der Merwe 7 Mar 2019

DHL renews partnership with eCommerce Africa
DHL renews partnership with eCommerce Africa

DHL Express in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has announced that the company will once again be lead sponsor for the 2019 DHL eCommerce Africa Conference and Exhibition...

6 Mar 2019

The digital identity question
The digital identity question

"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog"...

By Lee Naik 6 Mar 2019

Zipline drone distribution centre, Rwanda.
#DesignIndaba2019: Bringing 'Wakanda' to life with life-saving drones

How an American and Rwandan partnership brought the mythical 'Wakanda' to life by harnessing drone technology to deliver life-saving medical supplies...

By Louise Marsland 1 Mar 2019

Why the rise of digital commerce holds promise for Africa
Why the rise of digital commerce holds promise for Africa

80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030, according to a new report released by the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BFA...

28 Feb 2019

Ivory Coast selects GatesAir for its digital TV transition
Ivory Coast selects GatesAir for its digital TV transition

The government of Ivory Coast has opted for GatesAir technologies for turnkey equipment and services contract to support the country's national digital TV (DTV) network...

28 Feb 2019

365 Digital inks exclusive deal with Punch Nigeria
365 Digital inks exclusive deal with Punch Nigeria

365 Digital has announced its partnership with major Nigerian digital news publisher, Punch Nigeria. The move is set to improve brands' access to premium sub-Saharan inventory through the use of the latest in programmatic buying methods...

By Jethro Fitz-Patrick, Issued by 365 Digital 28 Feb 2019

Port Louis, Mauritius.
Developing the African internet

10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum to Be Held in Mauritius...

28 Feb 2019

From l-r: Michelle Beh, MD The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, Basil Fortuin, digital publisher for 24.com, Media 24, Adhil Patel, global director at Kantar TNS, Kelly Driscoll, Sanlam Digital Group digital marketing and social media manager, Karin du Chenne, CEO South Africa, Insights Kantar TNS and Lotang Mokoena, a strategist from VML. © .
IAB Insight Series: These are the trends transforming the digital economy

The IAB Insight Series held its second event on The Future of Work, where a panel of experts in the field shared insights on trends transforming the digital economy...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Feb 2019

Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup Turkey
Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup Turkey

Nigeria's digital publishing platform, Publiseer, has been selected to pitch at Startup Turkey Top 100 Demo Day...

25 Feb 2019

Who is listening if we are not?
Who is listening if we are not?

Lerato Senne, insights strategist at The MediaShop says that with the rise of technology and more advanced cellphones, human behaviour is becoming more anti-social than ever with a 'present yet absent' type of behaviour...

By Lerato Senne 22 Feb 2019

Surfline partnership to provide free Wi-Fi to public libraries in Ghana
Surfline partnership to provide free Wi-Fi to public libraries in Ghana

Ghanaian operator Surfline Communications has partnered Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) to provide free Wi-Fi connectivity to members of public libraries in the Greater Accra Region...

22 Feb 2019

Using digital to personalise customer services in Africa
Using digital to personalise customer services in Africa

Digitalisation has led to customers having an overwhelming number of choices in purchasing choices, brand selections and everything they do...

By Ntombi Mhangwani 22 Feb 2019

Profile of a modern agency strategist
Profile of a modern agency strategist

Devin Ross from Arc discusses how the strategist role can reinvent itself going forward, to add real value to clients and to be a cog in the process of creating great and effective creative work...

By Devin Ross 22 Feb 2019

#FutureFit Yourself: 11 principles of connected marketing
#FutureFit Yourself: 11 principles of connected marketing

Serving the connected individual requires a different approach; one that focuses on creating connected brands. These connected brands will be created by The Connected Marketer...

21 Feb 2019

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