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Episode 128: Springleap and the newly launched Creative Insights division

Date: 28 Apr 2015
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Nigerian mobile users not keen on online payment
Nigerian mobile users not keen on online payment

In a new infographic by Jovago, Nigeria ranks lowest on the list for usage of mobile devices for payments in Africa...

22 Apr 2015 06:50

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015 06:41

African tourism opportunities become more tangible
African tourism opportunities become more tangible

The Rezidor Hotel Group's Global Director of Sales and Marketing tells us about destination marketing, the first five-star hotel in Sierra Leone, and the challenges of marketing to/in Africa compared to the rest of the world...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2015 08:00

Fayemi to chair National Marketing Summit in Lagos
Fayemi to chair National Marketing Summit in Lagos

Former Governor of Ekiti State, John Kayode Fayemi will be the Chairman of the 2015 National Stakeholders Marketing Summit holding in Lagos next month...

14 Apr 2015 11:52

Nigerians kick against increase in DStv's subscription fees
Nigerians kick against increase in DStv's subscription fees

Nigerians have described the recent increase by Multi-Choice, owners of DStv of its subscription fees as uncalled for and demanded its immediate reversal...

By Igho Oyoyo 13 Apr 2015 09:01

Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists
Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera has confirmed that its two journalists held by the Nigerian military since 24 March 2015 have been released...

7 Apr 2015 09:35

Nigerian electoral commission website hacked
Nigerian electoral commission website hacked

ABUJA, NIGERIA: Nigeria's electoral commission admitted on Saturday that its website had been hacked, as the country's crucial presidential and parliamentary elections were hit by technical problems...

30 Mar 2015 09:23

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets
The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell 28 Mar 2015 12:21

Two Al-Jazeera journalists detained in NE Nigeria
Two Al-Jazeera journalists detained in NE Nigeria

Nigeria's military has detained two Al-Jazeera television journalists in the country's northeast, where troops have been battling Boko Haram militants.

27 Mar 2015 09:32

Lagos uses beach polo to hook investors to 'Dubai of Africa'
Lagos uses beach polo to hook investors to 'Dubai of Africa'

West African city looks to a little rebranding to boost its fortunes...

25 Mar 2015 05:14

Ahmed Bulbulia
The curious case of milk & popcorn in Nigeria

I never fully appreciated the phrase "We are a product of our environment" until coming to Lagos. Small, seemingly inconsequential aspects of a society have a ripple effect affecting culture as a whole...

By Ahmed Bulbulia 16 Mar 2015 07:00

African business reporting in the spotlight
African business reporting in the spotlight

If you thought the state of business in Africa was stagnant, think again. Lerato Mbele, Presenter of Africa Business Report on BBC World News, tells us about its vibrancy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Mar 2015 08:00

Tolu Onile
Looking back at Nigeria's hot digital topics in 2014

Not to be left out of all the end of year reviews. We decided to put together one of our own. Looking over the last twelve months, we asked ourselves, what were the biggest things to happen in the Nigerian digital landscape?...

By Tolu Onile 11 Mar 2015 10:30

Nigeria: Country's first online newsroom unveiled
Nigeria: Country's first online newsroom unveiled

Davebrook Digital PR Services on Friday announced the unveiling of Nigeria's first online newsroom services. A digital platform designed to connect businesses in Nigeria with national and global publicity opportunities...

By Kayode Ogunwale 10 Mar 2015 08:20

Nigeria leads a mobile lifestyle - here's why that matters to brands
Nigeria leads a mobile lifestyle - here's why that matters to brands

Nigeria, with 125 million mobile subscribers, is not just Africa's largest mobile market. It is also home to one of the most connected and engaged mobile populations on the continent...

9 Mar 2015 10:29

Ahmed Bulbulia
Traffic, religion and electricity... A glimpse into the Nigerian consumer

With Nigeria overtaking South Africa as Africa's largest economy, many eyes are looking at this bustling nation as a source of opportunity and a key market for business growth...

By Ahmed Bulbulia 3 Mar 2015 12:40

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

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