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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Date: 23 Feb 2015
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Chizobam Ekwerike
"Super Bowl-worthy" - Nigeria's quest for creativity

The conclusion of the 2015 Super Bowl sparked a spirited conversation amongst my colleagues. Being ad people, we of course, talked about the best and worst adverts...

By Chizobam Ekwerike 24 Feb 2015 14:26

How social media impacts on travel
How social media impacts on travel

Sharing, as they say, is caring. People are sharing their thoughts, actions and desires on the web through social media and the tourism space on social media is populated with several creators and curators, some unaware of their contribution...

23 Feb 2015 10:54

Social media broadens travel in Africa
Social media broadens travel in Africa

This year's Social Media Week Lagos, 24 February 2015 is dedicated to travel and Jovago.com will be on hand to educate Nigerians on travel trends and how social media is helping to shape the future of tourism in Africa...

20 Feb 2015 09:23

Eko Atlantic releases mobile app
Eko Atlantic releases mobile app

LAGOS: The planners and developers of Eko Atlantic City have released their first mobile app for use on all new generation smart phones and tablets (Android and iOS platforms)...

By Femi Akinola 17 Feb 2015 14:47

What you missed if you weren't at #BizTrends2015
What you missed if you weren't at #BizTrends2015

Here's what you missed if you weren't at the #BizTrends2015 event on Thursday, 12 February 2015, when Cape Town's brightest gathered at Inner City Ideas Cartel...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Feb 2015 13:00

Nigeria to have 182 million mobile users by 2019
Nigeria to have 182 million mobile users by 2019

Nigeria, which was last year declared Africa's biggest economy after overtaking South Africa, is projected to have positive outlook in its telecoms sector...

13 Feb 2015 09:13

Digitally bright future for outdoor
Digitally bright future for outdoor

Within the next decade, digital advertising is expected to account for more than a quarter of all billboards, as it is increasingly replacing traditional paper billboards across South Africa...

11 Feb 2015 09:55

Jumia launches Nigeria's official Apple Store online
Jumia launches Nigeria's official Apple Store online

Jumia has rolled out their official Apple store online, becoming the first online retailer to be authorised by Apple to sell their products.

By Lilian Mutegi 9 Feb 2015 09:41

[eCommerce Africa] Two crucial elements of mobile success
[eCommerce Africa] Two crucial elements of mobile success

If you're looking to make a success of e-commerce in Africa's mobile markets, best you pay attention to ways of raising awareness and conversion, says Paul Casarin of Gumtree...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2015 14:00

Mobile users prefer privacy to apps
Mobile users prefer privacy to apps

Lack of trust is growing in the mobile world, as the latest information from MEF's Global Consumer Trust Report 2015 indicates and it is the largest single obstacle to growth in the mobile economy...

5 Feb 2015 11:01

Tiger Brands' Nigeria business widens losses
Tiger Brands' Nigeria business widens losses

Tiger Brands' Nigerian flour business reported a widened loss of 2.92-billion naira (about R176m) for its first quarter ended December, as currency weakness in the local market offset a 27.5% surge in sales...

By Nick Hedley 4 Feb 2015 14:39

Nigeria: Yabatech declares 22-day holiday for polls
Nigeria: Yabatech declares 22-day holiday for polls

The Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has directed its full-time and part-time students to proceed on a 22-day holiday to enable them to exercise their civic rights during this month's general elections...

2 Feb 2015 11:04

Revealed: How BBC.com's doing African digital news justice
Revealed: How BBC.com's doing African digital news justice

Who better to provide news from the continent, for the continent, than the news service with more reporters in Africa than any other broadcaster, bbc.com...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jan 2015 14:00

Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing
Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing

If we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth, we'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2015 14:00

The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device
The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device

Do you have an antivirus product on your mobile phone? If not, best you invest in one in order to protect against mobile fraud, as mobile payments and card-not-present retail go on the rise...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jan 2015 14:00

Nigeria: Google launches online portal for 2015 elections
Nigeria: Google launches online portal for 2015 elections

Google has announced it launched an online portal where voters can keep an eye on the latest news about Nigerian politics in the run-up to the general elections in February...

26 Jan 2015 09:36

Political billboards a security threat?
Political billboards a security threat?

AfricaWatch: A Ghanaian researcher reckons billboards (in Ghana) depicting Nigerian political personages, are a threat to security...

22 Jan 2015 11:14

Nigeria sees 18,870 domains registered in 2014
Nigeria sees 18,870 domains registered in 2014

According to the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Nigeria saw a drop in domain name purchases in late 2014...

By Darryl Linington 15 Jan 2015 10:59

OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement
OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement

TEAMtalk Media, MobiMedia, AddSuite, LoveDigital and Honeykome are all making waves in the African marketing industry. Ole! Media Group CMO Deseré Orrill tells us more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jan 2015 14:00

Nigerian Govt. to connect half the population to broadband in 2015
Nigerian Govt. to connect half the population to broadband in 2015

The Nigerian Government has revealed plans to connect 50% of its population to 3G broadband during the course of 2015...

12 Jan 2015 10:54

Give your brand a marketing boost with A-Listers
Give your brand a marketing boost with A-Listers

Looking to break into the lucrative African market? The key may lie in a new online directory with the power of social network functionality that links your brand to African celebrities...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2015 14:00

Communication gets collaborative with SACOMM
Communication gets collaborative with SACOMM

Ever get the feeling that the South African communication industry is just too disjointed and there's no common ground? Not so, explains Dr Julie Reid of SACOMM...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jan 2015 14:00

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

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