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Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done

By Sthembile Shabangu 18 hours ago

Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space

Nunu Ntshingila, the regional director of Facebook Africa, recently gave some members of the media a tour of its new office in Johannesburg

By Jessica Tennant 19 hours ago

Banking the win of simple business innovation

Are you using the power of digital to make things worse?

By Douglas Kruger 13 hours ago

Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique

16 hours ago

Facebook messenger bots winners announced

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

16 hours ago

In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium

In-store face-to-face engagement with the consumer still forms a crucial role in both introducing new products, as well as directly influencing the shopper's purchasing decision at the final point-of-purchase.

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 15 hours ago

Consumer data assists with investment in Africa

How consumer data can improve investment decisions in Africa, reports Kasi Insight

1 day ago

Smart leaders use strategy to seek out opportunities

Strategy should not be a guessing game - especially in uncertain economic times - but there are also many opportunities on the continent for innovation and growth

2 days ago

M&C Saatchi PLC acquires Levergy

M&C Saatchi PLC has announced a majority stake acquisition of South African sports and entertainment agency Levergy

Issued by Levergy 1 day ago

Internet development in West Africa

MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

1 day ago

Three African startups win development prize

Uganda's BarefootLaw, Ghana's Farmerline and Kenya's Kytabu have been named winners of the King Baudouin African Development Prize

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa

Locals are turning to crowdsourced mapping applications adapted for use in Africa that are challenging Google Maps for dominance on the continent

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Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign as a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

All Africa Business Leaders Awards partners with Henley

Henley Business School Africa has partnered with the 7th All Africa Business Leaders Awards to assist in the judging and assessment of all Southern Africa nominees for 2017

2 days ago

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, as part of its global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon

2 days ago

Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June.

By Lisa Steingold 3 days ago

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally

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The power of personalisation in customer service

Recently I came across a radio interview with a “personal branding specialist”. Addressing the listeners, the guest spoke of the importance of clearly defining who you are

By Wynand Smit 2 days ago

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country

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International

Red Bull Music Academy opens for applications for 2018

Music makers from all over the world are invited to apply for the 20th Red Bull Music Academy 2018 being held in Berlin from Friday, 8 September to Thursday, 12 October 2018. Applications close on Monday, 4 September 2017.

17 hours ago

One Club Young Guns 15 jury selected

The One Club for Creativity, formed by last year's merger of the Art Directors Club and The One Club has announced the jury members for the Young Guns (YG) 15 programme, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 and younger. About half of the jury consists of past YG winners.

18 hours ago

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

18 hours ago

Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

#NEWSWATCH: In an effort to cut costs and shift spend towards its new professional assistant platform, Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows, trade shows and any other paid promotional efforts for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Technology, consumer usage generates new opportunities in TV, radio

At the invitation of TV4, egta, an association of television and radio sales houses, has held its CEO & Top Executives Summit in Stockholm. Fabrice Mollier, president of TF1 Distribution (France), assumed the egta presidency and called on the TV and radio industry to enter a new era of transformation, as technology and consumer usage generates new opportunities.

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