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Madagascar targets Radio Jupiter

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns radio journalist Fernand Cello's arrest in Madagascar

19 May 2017

Media called on to report on ravages of famine
Media called on to report on ravages of famine

The World Council of Churches has penned an open letter to the media, calling on journalists to report on the famine currently ravaging parts of Africa

19 May 2017

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Context - the key to unlocking emerging market potential

South Africa tends to fall into the same style of activations - especially when looking at emerging markets

By Cas Dreijer 18 May 2017

Chantel Troskie, customer experience account manager at Oracle SA.
Get ready for the AI startup retail CX revolution

Virtual chatbots are becoming commonplace in the B2B marketing sector as well as for general online consumer shopping. Here's what else to expect from the AI retail startup boom

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator
Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator

Nielsen's latest APi report reveals seven of the eight markets have changed rankings with Kenya now in first place and Cote d'Ivoire second while Tanzania remains steadfast in third position

Issued by Nielsen 18 May 2017

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2016
Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2016

Kantar Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates SA's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the best liked by the South African audience

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 18 May 2017

New ad platform for brands in Africa
New ad platform for brands in Africa

Truecaller, one of the leading communication platforms in the world, starts rolling out its ad platform for brands in Africa

18 May 2017

Africa's future hangs in the balance
Africa's future hangs in the balance

The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. Sthe Shabangu asks whether we are doing enough to ensure Africa is ready

By Sthe Shabangu 18 May 2017

Which are Africa's most competitive countries?
Which are Africa's most competitive countries?

According to the Africa Competitiveness Report 2017, African leaders have a choice to effect structural reforms that improve people's livelihoods

By Anna Bruce-Lockhart 18 May 2017

Wong Wai Kit © –
Samra2017: The reality of researchers being locked out of boardrooms

The research industry was 'the man' over the last 70 years. Now, it is lying on its death bed. Do you have the courage to resuscitate it? Bérengère Parouty and Heather Tluczek of Kantar TNS unpacked this topic in a research paper presentation at Samra 2017 on how market research agencies will remain relevant in the future: Through symbiosis, evolution or extinction

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Linda Bucklin © –
Samra2017: Ensuring market research doesn't go the way of the dinosaur

Elna Pretorius, co-founder of Columinate touched on the topics of memes and how to make marketing research sexy again

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

World first: Open Trial justice application launches in Malawi
World first: Open Trial justice application launches in Malawi

Malawi will become the first country in the world to use the Open Trial smartphone and tablet application to promote justice

18 May 2017

New video streaming service with designs on Africa
New video streaming service with designs on Africa

A new video streaming service has launched in South Africa, with intentions to roll out throughout the African continent

18 May 2017

The Most Eligible Bachelor” campaign from Ogilvy Africa for OL Pejeta Conservancy.
Agencies shine at African Cristal Festival 2017

Agencies shine at African Cristal Festival 2017, held over the weekend, with Ogilvy Africa named Best Agency on the continent

17 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom
Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn

17 May 2017

Cobus van Zyl, COO (right) and Rashid Tenga, CEO, of Aggrey & Clifford.
East Africa agency named as one of world's best

Tanzanian-based agency, Aggrey & Clifford, has been recognised as one of the world's leading independent agencies

17 May 2017

Loeries Africa Middle East extends deadline for entries
Loeries Africa Middle East extends deadline for entries

The deadline to enter the Loeries has been extended to 31 May, giving marketers and agencies an extra two weeks to be part of Africa and the Middle East's biggest creative awards

Issued by Loeries 17 May 2017

The three requirements for .Africa domain registrars
The three requirements for .Africa domain registrars

Domain Name Registrars hoping to capture a slice of the new ‘dotAfrica' will have to adhere to three requirements before they will be allowed to submit a domain name application

17 May 2017

New digital destination for African sports fans
New digital destination for African sports fans

Kwesé and ESPN set to win with fans with the launch of Africa's biggest sports website and app

17 May 2017

Robyn De Villiers, chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Africa (left) and Aude Bousseau, marketing and PR manager of Turner Africa (right), receiving the 2017 SABRE Award in the Public Education category.
Cartoon Network awarded at African Sabre Awards

Cartoon Network Africa has walked away with two notable accolades at the first ever African SABRE Awards

16 May 2017

Samantha Craddock © –
Is cold calling dead?

I have been asked to give my feedback on whether or not cold calling is dead and my answer is quite simply, NO

By Dave Nemeth 16 May 2017

Marketers need to deliver creative that makes a lasting impression and focus less on functional messages
Marketers need to deliver creative that makes a lasting impression and focus less on functional messages

Kantar Millward Brown research has found that just 15% of ads deliver messages that people can quickly absorb

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 16 May 2017

Fabien Delanaud.
Bridging the digital divide in Africa

For many in developing markets, data remains a luxury and often agonisingly out of reach, even on mobile

By Fabien Delanaud 16 May 2017

Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences
Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences

Authorities in Cote d'Ivoire have introduced a new media bill containing provisions that criminalise press offences

16 May 2017

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry
How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information

By Sam Smith 16 May 2017

Kenyan merchant solution Sokowatch starts East African expansion
Kenyan merchant solution Sokowatch starts East African expansion

Kenyan ordering and delivery solution Sokowatch is plotting further expansion across East Africa after making Dar es Salaam, Tanzania its second market in February

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2017

Open Day is 20 May
Open Day is 20 May

Get first-hand experience of the life of an Open Window student

Issued by Open Window Institute 15 May 2017

Can we control fake news and its effect on business?
Can we control fake news and its effect on business?

Fifty-one percent of people with online access use social media as their primary news source - a frightening thought, considering the amount of fake news and misinformation distributed on social media

Issued by DigitLab 15 May 2017

Magazine launched for Zimbawean diaspora
Magazine launched for Zimbawean diaspora

A new magazine has been launched for Zimbabweans working and living abroad, by the CMG International Media Group

15 May 2017

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