Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices.
Jessica Tennant 20 hours ago
LAGOS, Nigeria - Home-grown African brand, Dangote, is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time. This prediction was made by Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.
Annabel Porter 3 days ago
LAGOS, Nigeria -There are 960 million mobile subscriptions across Africa - an 80% penetration rate among the continent's population. Internet penetration is at 18% with 216 million internet users, according to the latest Jumia mobile trend report for Africa.
Last night, Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme.
Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
Jaco Maritz 3 days ago
In prehistoric times, great stories were told sitting around a campfire. In the glow of the flames storytellers would share exciting tales to impart information, to teach, to encourage and to entertain. Storytelling is an evolutionary mechanism crucial to human communication and central to our success.
Parusha Partab 20 Apr 2017
The Kingdom of the Netherlands launched Inspiring Fifty South Africa with an open call for nominations for “Inspiring South African Women” working in the different spheres of technology and innovation. Deadline for nominations is 24 June 2017.
There's now a steady trickle of download and streaming deals between key mobile operators and some of Africa's most credible major broadcasters. The terms of those deals are undoubtedly more advantageous to the broadcasters than they would have been in the past. Are mobile operators finally changing how they deal with content and services?
Russell Southwood 20 Apr 2017
Publications can improve advertising revenues if they take advantage of real-time print adverts and that will help not only their ailing fortunes but the ailing fortunes of publishing printers, too.
Vaughan Patterson 18 Apr 2017
I was having an interesting discussion last week with someone who is in the image processing business and he was lamenting the fact that there is so much video around these days - in all areas of life, not just in the marketing sector - that it is becoming like wallpaper and in danger of losing its impact.
Brendan Seery 18 Apr 2017