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US journalist in jail on charges of trying to topple Mugabe
US journalist in jail on charges of trying to topple Mugabe

A 25-year-old American journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, on account of an alleged tweet that described the ageing leader as "selfish and sick", was remanded in custody Saturday after denying the accusations...

6 Nov 2017

To succeed with youth on social media, let them be part of the brand's story
To succeed with youth on social media, let them be part of the brand's story

South Africa's first digital-native generation is coming of age, and it's changing the rules for marketers...

By Ernst Wittmann 2 Nov 2017

Facebook Africa launches SME Council for Nigeria
Facebook Africa launches SME Council for Nigeria

Facebook has launched its Nigerian SME Council, the first to launch on the continent, as part of Facebook's commitment to help support small and medium sized businesses throughout Africa...

30 Oct 2017

Make it digital
Make it digital

Some agencies are finally beginning to understand the importance of being "fully integrated." So why this need for integration?...

By Jeanette Grove 26 Oct 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa
Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa...

9 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

Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook
Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook

Deutsche Welle launches its Africa programming as Live Radio on Facebook...

28 Sep 2017

Ory Okolloh
Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Here's a list of some of the top African business leaders to follow on Twitter...

22 Sep 2017

On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media
On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media

In a world where everyone is constantly scrolling down their screen, it's easy for brands' content to get lost in the clutter of posts on the timeline. Here's how to make content pop!...

By Babalwa Nyembezi 13 Sep 2017

Social media recorded drop in Kenyatta support
Social media recorded drop in Kenyatta support

A social media monitoring firm has recorded that President Uhuru Kenyatta's support has dropped in Kenya after attacks on the judiciary...

8 Sep 2017

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Five fast stats about social media

Video killed the radio star, it was alleged in 1981 by pop group The Buggles in the song of the same name. But has social media caused the death of newspapers, magazines, and television?...

By Iza Grek 6 Sep 2017

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Capitalising on Twitter trends to amplify your brand

More and more we're seeing brands hop onto the ‘trending topics band-wagon' on social media. The trick is to be both on-trend, and also link it back to your brand...

By Amahle Madlala 5 Sep 2017

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

Five rookie marketing mistakes that could impact your brand's credibility
Five rookie marketing mistakes that could impact your brand's credibility

In 2017 your brand cannot afford to lose credibility because of rookie marketing mistakes. Whether you're a small business or global corporate, online best practice is a non-negotiable.

By Shae Leigh 28 Jul 2017

How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news
How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news

How to manage reputation damage in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 25 Jul 2017

Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis
Planning: The key ingredient to avoid a social media crisis

The idea that content for social media cannot be planned and that live content can only be decided at the last minute, is an antiquated concept, writes Suzanne van Aswegen...

By Suzanne van Aswegen 24 Jul 2017

Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare
Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare

Facebook Africa is hosting a series of training events and workshops designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses...

13 Jul 2017

Integrated Nigerian campaign delivers for Johnnie Walker
Integrated Nigerian campaign delivers for Johnnie Walker

How Posterscope Nigeria integrated out-of-home with experiential, mobile and social media for incremental reach...

6 Jul 2017

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Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June...

By Lisa Steingold 19 Jun 2017

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TBWA launches virtual entrepreneurship academy in Tanzania

Advertising agency, TBWA\ Khanga Rue has launched a free 12-class series on entrepreneurship for young people in Tanzania called “Noa Ubongo” or “Sharpen Your Brain” in Swahili…

7 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call
Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce
The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce

Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.

17 Feb 2017

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Nigerians take to streets to protest economic policy

Hundreds of Nigerians took to the streets in Lagos on Monday to protest against the government's handling of the country's economic crisis and to demand solutions to a crippling recession…

9 Feb 2017

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#AfricaCom Kirusa's InstaVoice service surpasses 100 million monthly active users

Kirusa yesterday announced at AfricaCom, that its InstaVoice service has reached the remarkable landmark of 100 million monthly active users.

16 Nov 2016

Alex Stamos
Using social media to keep communities safe

Facebook worked with partners in Nigeria and Kenya to bring its safety resources to life and promote online safety and bullying prevention...

8 Nov 2016

Mark Zuckerberg live streamed address
Facebook CEO aims to connect the world

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg aims to connect the entire world to the internet to make the world a better place...

By Danette Breitenbach

Eric Thimba and Porgie Gachui, co-founders of Mookh; Wandia Gichuru, CEO, and Makena Mutwiri, Head of Marketing of Vivo Active Wear; Mark Zuckerberg, Ime Archibong, Emeka Afigbo of Facebook; Edna Kwinga, Human Resource Officer, and Marie Amuti, UX designer of Twiga Foods.
Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenyan innovation in action

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country...

2 Sep 2016

Mark Zuckerberg meets Nigerian digital entrepreneurs
Facebook CEO in Nigeria to witness Africa's tech revolution

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood...

31 Aug 2016

Three tips to help your brand avoid getting eaten for breakfast on Twitter
Three tips to help your brand avoid getting eaten for breakfast on Twitter

Making your brand an interesting voice to listen to on social media is a mixture of intuition and trial and error. The Telkom social media accounts lack of both of these was exposed...

By Skhumbuzo Tuswa 11 Aug 2016

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