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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

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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

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

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

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

Customers can now contact Makro directly via WhatsApp
Customers can now contact Makro directly via WhatsApp

Makro has launched a WhatsApp service allowing customers to instantly engage with the retailer's customer care team...

5 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

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SA's VMLY&R wins Silver at 2019 Epica Awards

The 2019 Epica Awards winners have been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars winning Silver in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

22 Nov 2019

#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results
#EpicaAwards2019: Day three results

Three days of Epica jury proceedings in Amsterdam have come to an end...

21 Nov 2019

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DHL Express launches live chat to enhance customer experience

"Customers benefit from quicker response times and by interacting with the company with the channels that are most convenient to them. "The deployment of MCT is a great step towards our goal of continuously improving our customers' experience."

20 Nov 2019

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Seychelles launches TV programs on a mobile app

In Seychelles, the public broadcaster will soon introduce a mobile application that will provide the majority of its broadcasts...

18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

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#PwCOutlook: E&M gets personal

The main findings of the 10th edition of the African version of the PwC Entertainment and Media Outlook: An African perspective, 2019 - 2023 was recently presented in Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Nov 2019

All the AfricaCom winners. Image supplied.
All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!

The 12th annual AfricaCom Awards recognised minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services with an inaugural Government Leadership Award...

14 Nov 2019

Mobile instant messaging platforms are used by many health professionals to share information and professional experiences. Shutterstock
How WhatsApp groups support Nigeria's nurse graduates

Around 12,000 students are enrolled in Nigeria's nursing schools each year. As it is in many health professions, these students often find it challenging after graduation when they search for and start their first job...

By Ademola Johnson Ajuwon & Christoph Pimmer 14 Nov 2019

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#AfricaCom: Chat commerce leapfrogs in Africa

Chat commerce and chat banking have revolutionised the way companies are serving their customers. Without having to invest in new architecture, companies are able to meet and engage with their clients on the platforms of their choice...

13 Nov 2019

Scanlan presenting at AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: How to accelerate digital transformation to 5G the right way

The 22nd edition of Africacom took place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town. Chair for the first morning of Africacom's headline keynotes was Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff magazine, with Paul Scanlan, CTO of carrier business group at Huawei technologies, up first on all things 5G and even 'facial recognition' of fish...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

Dingle presenting at Catalyst Africa.
#CatalystAfrica: Simon Dingle debunks fintech and cryptocurrency myths

Simon Dingle started his Catalyst Africa presentation by confirming that when he's not making apps or writing books, he loves thinking out loud in public about a variety of divergent topics...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

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Media: How to protect your phone from spyware

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Safety Advisory: Journalists have become targets of Pegasus spyware...

11 Nov 2019

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African mobile operators must harness digital content

Upstream will demonstrate at this year's AfricaCom how mobile operators in Africa can achieve a head start in addressing the industry's upcoming challenges...

8 Nov 2019

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2019 MMA SA Smarties winners announced!

The Mobile Marketing Association South Africa's Smarties Awards took place on Wednesday, 30 October at Monte Casino, Johannesburg, awarding bronze, silver and gold winners as well as Marketer of the Year, Agency of the Year and Agency of the Future...

31 Oct 2019

2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners
2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners

The eighth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards concluded with the much-anticipated announcement of the overall and category winners...

30 Oct 2019

Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences
Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences

Turn.io, a startup incubated by Praekelt.org, recently announced the launch of its chat platform for social impact...

25 Oct 2019

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UCC to amend regulation of OTT social media services in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is offering to amend the regulation of OTT services such as Facebook and Twitter to boost investment in the sector...

24 Oct 2019

Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory
Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened South Africa's first smartphone factory at the Dube TradePort in Durban...

21 Oct 2019

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Wizkid plans to roll out music streaming app

Nigerian artist Wizkid has recently announced he would soon roll out a new music streaming app...

15 Oct 2019

Today's tech tips marketers can use to save the shopper money
Today's tech tips marketers can use to save the shopper money

Top on the shopper's mind today is that she needs to save her money - and that includes when you ask her to use her mobile phone to enter a competition and engage with your brand. Here are our five top tech tips that South African marketers can use...

By Candice Goodman, Issued by Mobitainment 14 Oct 2019

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Brand recognition is vital to success: SMS can help small businesses build it

Smaller businesses face numerous obstacles when it comes to surviving. One of the biggest of those obstacles is brand recognition...

By Greg Chen 10 Oct 2019

One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app
One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app

Now is the perfect time to get in on the super app game, establishing your company as a preferred partner or supplier early on...

By Lee Naik 8 Oct 2019

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