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VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 9 hours ago

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

Colosseum Vacation Home in Rome, Italy - Level access is via a pretty courtyard which leads into the spacious, newly modernised home, with one bedroom and bathroom that have been specifically converted for guests with a disability or mobility issue. Source:
Airbnb releases new filters and features to help disabled guests find the right accommodation

Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs...

20 Mar 2018

New website launched for investors in Africa
New website launched for investors in Africa

Ecobank has launched an African markets website to provide key facts for businesses and investors on the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa...

6 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Charles Murito, country manager of Google Kenya |
Google Kenya's Charles Murito on digital advertising and the age of assistance

Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018

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YouTube labels state-sponsored news as rules tighten

YouTube began labeling news broadcasts that get government money as it vowed to be stricter about content at the globally popular online video-sharing service...

5 Feb 2018

Monetising online radio: Stop, collaborate and digitally listen
Monetising online radio: Stop, collaborate and digitally listen

Where traditional models in radio have enjoyed funding from around 70% of what the station makes through ad sales revenue, online stations need to do the same, but in a completely different way...

By Chris Jordan 26 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?
Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?

On 1 September the Supreme Court announced that the Kenyan elections had been annulled. Global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked and analysed the social media and online editorial mentions...

Issued by Meltwater 5 Oct 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news
Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news"...

11 Aug 2017

Digital marketing and dark social traffic
Digital marketing and dark social traffic

Charlie Stewart sheds a bit of light on dark social which is a growing nuisance for digital marketers who are keen to attribute the source of web traffic and its potential to deliver online sales...

By Charlie Stewart 28 Jul 2017

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Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

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Open-publishing platform launches in East Africa

A digital publishing platform aimed at the youth has expanded into East Africa to amplify the voice of the millennial generation...

8 Nov 2016

IrokoX editing teams
African multi-platform content network launched

Iroko plans to build a pan-African and diaspora influencer network for digital content creation, distribution and monetisation...

12 Sep 2016

Why YouTubers should consider collaborating with influencer marketing platforms
Why YouTubers should consider collaborating with influencer marketing platforms

I recently read an article that explained how 41% of people between the ages of 18 to 29 are using AdBlock Plus - an application that allows people to block online adverts...

By Chiara Di Rago 19 Jul 2016

Nicole Biondi
Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for...

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots
BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots

BBC Connected Studio and the BBC World Service have selected two teams from Lagos to pilot digital innovations...

By Tom Jackson 20 May 2016

Five tips to write an SEO-friendly blog post for Nigerians
Five tips to write an SEO-friendly blog post for Nigerians

Blogging is big in Nigeria at the moment, so many Nigerian bloggers publish posts on a daily basis, however, not all of them understand the concept or importance of SEO in online writing...

By Nkem Ndem V 8 Feb 2016

[AfricaCom] YouTube takes Africa offline
[AfricaCom] YouTube takes Africa offline

In meeting the goal of making video more viewable on the continent, YouTube took the bold move of making offline video playback a reality...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Nov 2015

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Top four platforms for Nigerian bloggers

With the expansion of social networks including Facebook and Twitter, blogging has suffered some form of backlash as people now prefer to settle for buzz on these platforms...

By Nkem Ndem V 13 Nov 2015

Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz
Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz

Social media is buzzing with the news that Mail & Guardian Online's editor-in-chief of six years, Chris Roper, has resigned...

7 May 2015

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

News24 Nigeria hits record highs with election coverage
News24 Nigeria hits record highs with election coverage

News24 Nigeria broke all records last week with its coverage of the Nigerian election. The site clocked over 55-million page views in four-days; with 38-million page views on news articles and live updates...

Issued by 24.com 8 Apr 2015

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

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

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

Abuja blogger launches social media news portal
Abuja blogger launches social media news portal

Abuja's popular online media reporter and editor of Glees media blog, Alex Nwankwo, has launched a social media news portal called AlexReports.info...

1 Aug 2014

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

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