Marketing & Media news

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Press offices

Enquire about a press office

Biz Takeout's

Episode 116: The future of Public Relations with Kevin Welman, MD of FleishmanHillard.

Date: 12 Dec 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 115: Greenpop Zambia Festival of Action

Date: 27 Nov 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 114: Green PR and employee training strategies

Date: 20 Nov 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.

Share us


Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
Nigerian startup launches SceneFlix cinema app
Nigerian startup launches SceneFlix cinema app

Sceneflix a new app has been launched by a Nigerian company. The free app which is available for Android and iOS devices allows users to have information on cinema locations, latest blockbusters, premier and short movies...

18 Dec 2014 15:05

Microsoft, 88mph announce partnership to support startups in Nigeria
Microsoft, 88mph announce partnership to support startups in Nigeria

Technology company Microsoft announced a partnership with seed fund and accelerator 88mph to expand Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria...

15 Dec 2014 09:22

Take a walk on the wild side
Take a walk on the wild side

The opportunity to create memorable and effective advertising has never been greater, says Chris Thomas, chair and CEO of the BBDO network in Asia, the Middle East and Africa...

15 Dec 2014 07:04

Telkom settles Nigerian dispute
Telkom settles Nigerian dispute

Telkom and Blue Label Telecoms have settled their four-year multibillion-rand lawsuits against each other over the fixed-line operator's failed business venture in Nigeria...

12 Dec 2014 10:05

Nigeria's Shopinfo.com.ng wins British Council's Entrepreneurs Pitching Contest
Nigeria's Shopinfo.com.ng wins British Council's Entrepreneurs Pitching Contest

Sulaiman Teslim Olalekan, founder of Shopinfo.com.ng, a mobile application that helps shoppers source goods in local shops, check stock availability and compare prices, has emerged the overall winner of the Entrepreneurs Pitching Contest...

12 Dec 2014 07:47

Airtel Nigeria launches 'Catapult-a-Startup' initiative
Airtel Nigeria launches 'Catapult-a-Startup' initiative

Mobile operator Airtel Nigeria has launched 'Catapult-a-Startup', an entrepreneurial initiative aimed at assisting mobile app developers scale their businesses...

By Tom Jackson 8 Dec 2014 12:29

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa
Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa...

4 Dec 2014 09:45

Africa-focused RTB platform launches in Nigeria
Africa-focused RTB platform launches in Nigeria

Increasing the mobile reach in Nigeria for advertisement clients and agencies, Eskimi has launched a Africa-focused mobile real time bidding (RTB) platform...

1 Dec 2014 08:12

Gemalto's African mobile marketing win-win plan
Gemalto's African mobile marketing win-win plan

If your African mobile marketing plan comprises mass messages not tailored to specific areas, people or times, you're off to a poor start. Nadia Gonzalez, vice president of mobile marketing for Gemalto, reveals the secrets to getting it right...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Nov 2014 14:00

Nigeria to get 15 new cinemas
Nigeria to get 15 new cinemas

Filmhouse Cinemas has announced that it will be opening an additional 15 cinemas from December 2014. This is according to reports on AllAfrica, ThisdayLive and Screen Africa...

27 Nov 2014 09:23

Airtel sells more towers in Africa
Airtel sells more towers in Africa

In September this year, Airtel sold 3500+ of its towers to Eaton Towers in six countries across Africa. Now, the operator is selling another 4,800 towers, this time to American Tower Corporation...

27 Nov 2014 08:51

Access Bank appeals to youth through AccelerateTV platform
Access Bank appeals to youth through AccelerateTV platform

In an aim to target Nigeria's youth, Access Bank Plc has launched AccelerateTV, a social interaction platform which delivers creative content...

20 Nov 2014 14:49

Eskimi, TBWA\Concept launch 'The Spirit of Lagos'
Eskimi, TBWA\Concept launch 'The Spirit of Lagos'

Eskimi and TBWA\Concept have launched a social campaign 'The Spirit of Lagos' for Nigeria's very populous and popular prime commercial city...

18 Nov 2014 11:45

[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...
[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...

Headlines about mobile malware dominate the media. If you were to believe all of them, you'd never turn on your phone. But whose responsibility it is really to educate digital and mobile citizens of fraud risks?

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014 08:00

[MRMW] Making face-to-face research mobile to better tackle African HIV research
[MRMW] Making face-to-face research mobile to better tackle African HIV research

Africa, HIV, and research have long been bedfellows - but what happens if you add mobile methodology to the mix?

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014 08:00

Survey reveals African consumers' perceptions of mobile marketing
Survey reveals African consumers' perceptions of mobile marketing

The findings of a new survey, conducted by Ifop in South Africa and Nigeria on consumers' perceptions of mobile marketing, has been released by Gemalto...

12 Nov 2014 08:54

Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] The future of work

Do you remember work before the internet? When did we become so wired and connected to everything that work no longer has set working hours?

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2014 12:38

How to navigate the complex BYOD landscape
How to navigate the complex BYOD landscape

The recent BlackBerry Experience Executive Forum, in partnership with ITWeb, provided practical and actionable insights into the latest issues, trends and developments in enterprise mobility...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Nov 2014 07:29

Nigeria to benefit from 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic network
Nigeria to benefit from 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic network

Alcatel-Lucent and MTN Nigeria will be boosting connectivity in Nigeria by launching a superfast, 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic network. MTN Nigeria will deploy a 100G network that re-uses existing 10G...

31 Oct 2014 10:16

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Mobofree Marketplace to launch in Lagos
Mobofree Marketplace to launch in Lagos

According to IT News Africa, MoboFree.com, a social marketplace with a strong presence across Africa, is set to launch its local presence in Lagos, Nigeria.

27 Oct 2014 07:35

MTN drops on Nigeria worries
MTN drops on Nigeria worries

Shares in MTN Group fell 3.79% to close at R235.03 on concerns about regulatory pressure in the mobile operator's largest market‚ Nigeria‚ which dragged down its subscriber growth there for the three months to September.

By Thabiso Mochiko 27 Oct 2014 06:50

Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change
Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change

While the mobile internet has brought only incremental improvements in developed markets, it is fundamentally changing lives in Africa allowing access to basic services.

24 Oct 2014 06:35

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Buywela.com simplifying e-commerce for Nigerians
Buywela.com simplifying e-commerce for Nigerians

A new startup, Buywela.com, is aiming to become the "Google for e-commerce" in Nigeria - simplifying the online shopping experience...

15 Oct 2014 10:45

Alcatel-Lucent, MTN to boost connectivity in Nigeria
Alcatel-Lucent, MTN to boost connectivity in Nigeria

Alcatel-Lucent is opening up Africa's most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a 100 gigabit-per-second fibre-optic network with MTN Nigeria...

14 Oct 2014 13:01

Symposium aims to solve challenges facing brand Nigeria
Symposium aims to solve challenges facing brand Nigeria

In line with its tradition of strengthening the corporate image of Nigeria through innovative platforms, BrandiQ Magazine's Brand Nigeria Symposium is set to take place on 6 November...

14 Oct 2014 11:14

Social Media Week Lagos 2015 announces theme, open for submissions
Social Media Week Lagos 2015 announces theme, open for submissions

SMW Lagos, taking place from 23-27 February 2015, will explore the theme 'Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of A Connected Africa'; and submissions for #SMW15 are now open...

9 Oct 2014 11:14

Chinese phone manufacturer enters local market
Chinese phone manufacturer enters local market

A Chinese mobile phone company, Wiko Mobile, announced plans to revolutionalise the Nigeria phone market with the launch of its phone brands in October...

By Henry Ifeanyi 2 Oct 2014 15:34

Ebola and the media - Nigeria's good news story
Ebola and the media - Nigeria's good news story

With so many Nigerians online, portals like ebolalert.org set up by volunteer doctors, and the public/private ebolafacts.com initiative, have become important channels to provide accurate information to help people stay safe...

1 Oct 2014 10:44

Show more