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Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019
Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019

The AfricaCom Awards, one of the global technology and telecommunications industry's most respected awards, has announced the current shortlist of nominees this year...

5 Nov 2019

New Africa content for OTT streaming platform
New Africa content for OTT streaming platform

Demand Africa concludes global distribution agreements with leading content providers in Africa...

5 Nov 2019

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The importance of brand positioning in a depressed economy

When the going gets tough, the marketing budget gets slashed. It's an age-old truism that marketing activities are among the first to be cut back during austere times...

By Nona Koza and Gabrielle Gray 5 Nov 2019

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Meet the 28 Young Guns 17 winners

The One Club for Creativity has announced the 28 winners of Young Guns 17...

5 Nov 2019

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Achieving Africa's development goals

Extraordinary Meeting of African Development Bank Governors: "Make the right decision" for Africa to achieve its objectives, says Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire...

4 Nov 2019

Amanda Alves, head of digital at Publicis Machine. Image supplied.
Why human creativity is still needed to navigate radical innovation

Publicis Machine's Amanda Alves elaborates on why human creativity and innovation are still needed to navigate 4IR. She also lets us in on which skills will be most at risk of commoditisation, as AI and machine learning enter the workplace...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2019

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Connecting communities across Africa to the internet

The fourth annual Community Networks Summit seeks to connect communities in Africa to the global internet...

4 Nov 2019

Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands
Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands

South Africa's advertising and marketing communication industry has a new group of agencies, Nahana Communications Group...

Issued by FCB Joburg 1 Nov 2019

Dr Vera Songwe.
Africa's growth rests on economic empowerment of women

Women need to access the new economic Pan-Africanism on the continent, said Dr Vera Songwe, UN ECA head...

By Louise Marsland 1 Nov 2019

AWIEF conference 2019.
AfCFTA must be linked to women empowerment

A resolution taken at the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference, calls on the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)...

By Louise Marsland 31 Oct 2019

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Unlocking the web's untold censorship stories

A program run by the Seattle-headquartered Tor Project, OONI created OONI Probe, software that anyone can use to investigate their own network for signs of censorship...

By Madeline Earp 31 Oct 2019

Bonang Matheba named African Influencer of the Year at 2019 E! People's Choice Awards
Bonang Matheba named African Influencer of the Year at 2019 E! People's Choice Awards

South Africa media personality Bonang Matheba has been named African Influencer of the Year the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards...

31 Oct 2019

Africa University.
Innovation hub to promote research, protect IP

With the i5 Innovation Hub, Africa University seeks to develop and protect African intellectual property...

31 Oct 2019

Hamza Idris (left), an editor with the Daily Trust newspaper, sits with colleague Hussaini Garba Mohammed in their office in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, in February 2019. The office was raided in January by the military, who seized 24 computers. Credit: CPJ/Jonathan Rozen.
Nigerian military targeted journalists' phones, computers with "forensic search" for sources

There is a global trend of law enforcement seizing journalists' mobile phones and computers-some of their most important tools. CPJ has documented device seizures around the world, from the United States to Slovakia to Iraq...

By Jonathan Rozen 30 Oct 2019

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Key findings from Warc's Media Allocation Benchmarks report

After using its database of effective advertising campaigns to evaluate 1,100 case studies between 2009 and 2018, Warc has released its Media Allocation Benchmark report...

30 Oct 2019

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One Young World to join Epica at 2019 Creative Circle

Epica has partnered with One Young World: The Global Forum for Young Leaders for the 2019 Creative Circle seminar...

30 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

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Marketers' tactics are turning customers against them

As early as December 2017, Forrester's Brendan Witcher warned that marketers need to be aware of the "creep factor" when deploying strategies of personalisation and individualisation in their marketing efforts...

By Joan Osterloh 30 Oct 2019

Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond
Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond

Gartner revealed its top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond...

29 Oct 2019

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Cannes Lions unveils 2020 themes, new Creative Business Transformation Lions

It's full steam ahead for the 2020 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which is now officially open for business...

29 Oct 2019

Meet Facebook News: its new 'dedicated place' for news in the US
Meet Facebook News: its new 'dedicated place' for news in the US

Facebook on Friday announced that it has begun testing a new "dedicated place" for news on its platform called Facebook News...

By Shereesa Moodley 28 Oct 2019

Africa's Playfre expands to 13 more countries
Africa's Playfre expands to 13 more countries

African music streaming service Playfre is launching in 13 more African countries...

28 Oct 2019

Four Iwacu journalists, from left, Térence Mpozenzi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, and their driver, Adolphe Masabarikiza, are detained in Burundi. Credit: CPJ/Iwacu Media.
Burundi police arrest Iwacu journalists covering unrest

Authorities in Burundi should immediately release four journalists and a media worker from the privately-owned news outlet Iwacu, whom police detained last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

28 Oct 2019

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The digital dash for Africa

There are three weeks to go to AfricaCom 2019, Africa's biggest technology conference and expo...

25 Oct 2019

Women of Africa: Changing lifestyles, unchanged (core) values
Women of Africa: Changing lifestyles, unchanged (core) values

An increasing number of brand campaigns are displaying powerful taglines, featuring women of Africa as the future of the continent. Music to my ears, indeed! However, this story may be only half true...

By Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 25 Oct 2019

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How businesses can create lasting impressions, retain customers for a long time

At the heart of customer engagement lies customer intimacy...

By Mark Wilson 25 Oct 2019

The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?
The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?

Is fashion styling the next field to be disrupted by artificial intelligence, or will the human eye remain supreme?

By Mark Liu 25 Oct 2019

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Google, Facebook and Amazon to dominate global adspend in 2020 - forecasts Warc

Warc has forecasted global advertising investment growth across the 19 categories it monitors - which is expected to result in a 6% ($656bn) increase...

25 Oct 2019

King James Group, Atmosphere ranked 17th at 2019 Global Sabre Awards
King James Group, Atmosphere ranked 17th at 2019 Global Sabre Awards

The 2019 Global Sabre Awards were recently announced at PRovoke19 Global PR Summit in Washington, DC. The 40 winners were selected from over 5,500 entries submitted around the world to The Holmes Report's Sabre Awards competition...

25 Oct 2019

Accra: Djembe Consultants.
New PR powerhouse launches in Africa

Award-winning African communications team to focus on African Region's developmental potential...

24 Oct 2019

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