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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

#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community
#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community

Nigerian entrepreneur Ink Eze knows how to grow an online community: her wedding community Bella Naija Weddings has over three million followers on Instagram...

By Maroefah Smith 19 Mar 2019

Chad's year-long social media blackout continues
Chad's year-long social media blackout continues

The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) joins calls to end social media block in Chad...

15 Mar 2019

Nigerian elections. Credit: CPJ Africa.
Journalists in Nigeria detained, harassed, and assaulted

Journalists covering the elections told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) they were detained and harassed by security services or other armed individuals...

14 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

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

Deutsche Welle profiles women empowerment and achievement
Deutsche Welle profiles women empowerment and achievement

International Women's Day: DW launches Facebook account 'DW Women'...

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

WhatsApp to get its own Facebook-made cryptocurrency, report suggests
WhatsApp to get its own Facebook-made cryptocurrency, report suggests

Facebook is working on a cryptocurrency for its chat service WhatsApp, a New York Times report suggests...

By Andy Walker 5 Mar 2019

Influencer marketing in South Africa - By the numbers
Influencer marketing in South Africa - By the numbers

Influencer marketing has gone beyond a trendy marketing fad, with both proponents and detractors often making unsubstantiated claims and counter-claims. It is clearly necessary to sort the fact from fiction...

By Lara Utian-Preston 27 Feb 2019

YouTube pulls ads on anti-vax channels
YouTube pulls ads on anti-vax channels

YouTube has removed money-generating advertisements from anti-vaccination conspiracy channels...

26 Feb 2019

The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers
The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers

Authenticity is a key component in influencer marketing. But studies show that brands often shy away from terms like 'sponsored' and '#ad' on paid partnership posts, for fear of having a negative impact on consumer perception...

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 18 Feb 2019

An electoral worker prepares identity card and biometric verification readers, at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria, on February 14, 2019. CPJ joined a call for Nigeria to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during the upcoming elections. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Ben Curtis.
Nigeria urged not to cut social media during elections

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) joins call for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections...

15 Feb 2019

Reducing fake news during elections in Africa
Reducing fake news during elections in Africa

Facebook shares eight ways that it is preparing for elections across Africa, working to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent...

By Akua Gyekye 13 Feb 2019

How to win in the African digital space
How to win in the African digital space

The top four digital areas you can really win at in the African digital space in 2019...

By Seanice Kacungira 12 Feb 2019

Facebook to launch Facebook Flex in Lesotho
Facebook to launch Facebook Flex in Lesotho

Vodacom Lesotho has partnered with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex, which is a connectivity service allowing people to stay connected with news all free of charge...

11 Feb 2019

3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now
3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now

The term 'influencer marketing' has never been sexier than now, but many agencies are not getting it right. Welcome to the world of micro influencers...

By Marc Kornberger 8 Feb 2019

Facebook and Vodafone to deploy express Wi-Fi in Ghana
Facebook and Vodafone to deploy express Wi-Fi in Ghana

Facebook partners with Vodafone Ghana to roll out Express Wi-Fi facility in the residential areas...

8 Feb 2019

Multi-lingual content review centre launched by Facebook in Kenya
Multi-lingual content review centre launched by Facebook in Kenya

Facebook to open its first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa in a number of African languages...

8 Feb 2019

Messaging platform Slack says it's filed to go public
Messaging platform Slack says it's filed to go public

Slack Technologies Inc. said it has filed confidentially with regulators to list the company's shares in the US...

5 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

Why savvy instant messaging campaigns can drive global brand awareness
Why savvy instant messaging campaigns can drive global brand awareness

With the number of instant messaging app users worldwide expected to top 2.4 billion by 2021, there is no better time for brands to embrace using these platforms as a way to engage with customers. However, care must be taken in its adoption as the rules are still being made up as we go along...

By Marco Broccardo 4 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

Succeed at social media marketing with Namibia's V5 Digital Academy
Succeed at social media marketing with Namibia's V5 Digital Academy

Leading Namibian agency V5 Digital has partnered with D.O. Digital Academy to bring Namibians affordable online courses that enable participants to unlock the power of digital...

Issued by Techsys Digital 1 Feb 2019

Crisis communication: Key lessons from 2018
Crisis communication: Key lessons from 2018

As a PR professional, crisis communication is all about getting your client out of the storm with the least amount of damage, whether it's to the organisation or its reputation...

By Leago Monareng 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

Zubeida Goolam and Wayne Flemming of BrandTruth.
#BizTrends2019: Five major digital and social media marketing trends accelerating in SA

The field of digital and social media marketing is constantly changing as technology advances and consumer needs develop. It is paramount for us to stay ahead of the curve with continual innovation and the application thereof...

By Zubeida Goolam and Wayne Flemming 29 Jan 2019

Social Media Week Lagos.
Discussions around future of media and social activism in Nigeria

Thousands to gather in Lagos, Nigeria, to discuss the future of media, technology and activism...

28 Jan 2019

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