Marketing & Media trends

Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa
Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa

For the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and quick-response (QR) codes were once considered the "next big thing" in packaging, the acceleration of technology is transforming smart packaging that needs to fit in with the modern-day consumer purchasing habits.

2 days ago

Innovation labs in Africa have doubled
Innovation labs in Africa have doubled

ALGER, Algeria - How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies - Africa's tech hubs are pioneering innovation across the continent.

2 days ago

Heineken Nigeria campaign with Shazam.
'Connected packaging' leverages World Cup

Heineken has partnered with Shazam on the eve of the World Cup to leverage the app's visual recognition technology on a limited-edition world label in its Nigeria market.

2 days ago

What Nigerian kids are searching for online
What Nigerian kids are searching for online

LAGOS, Nigeria - Kaspersky Lab's latest Parental Control report reveals what Nigerian kids are searching for online - and video content globally, comprised 17% of searches over the last months.

2 days ago

B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein
B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein

Recently inducted into the ANA Business Marketing Hall of Fame, Tom Stein has been at the forefront of B2B marketing for more than three decades. As the chairman and CCO of global B2B marketing agency Stein IAS, he works closely with marketers across many B2B sectors, including technology, financial, industrial, healthcare, telecommunications and professional services.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Investing in your customers yields returns
Investing in your customers yields returns

The 2018 edition of Africa's customer experience summit, CEM Africa, will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases.

3 days ago

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa
Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

Anthony Bourdain might have been a celebrity chef, but viewers of his Emmy Award-winning travel show, "Parts Unknown," didn't tune in for curry and noodle recipes.

By Jacob Henry 3 days ago

Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR
Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR

KIGALI, Rwanda - Advances in science, technology and innovation, particularly in gene technology, big data, artificial intelligence and robotics, offer unprecedented opportunities to speed up Africa's development and transformation process.

3 days ago

Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights
Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights

Thanks to a unique fellowship at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as an Ibrahim Leadership Fellow, Marian Yinusa is making an impact in the lives of school-age girls in her birthplace of northern Nigeria.

By Franck Kuwonu 13 Jun 2018

CTIFMF executive chairman Rafiq Samsodien.
CTIFMF 2018 ready to Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival is a film industry platform to create, collaborate, and celebrate the exciting and often untapped potential of this eclectic industry. The festival will take place from 9-19 October 2018 at venues across the V&A Waterfront, as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town.

13 Jun 2018

Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins Pen Pinter Prize 2018 award

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been announced as the winner of the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize for her writing and activism, "that has travelled across many frontiers showing us what is important in the world", said Antonia Byatt, director of English PEN.

13 Jun 2018

African TV series competition finalists announced
African TV series competition finalists announced

The Africa Channel has announced the 20 finalists in the competition for Best TV Series entered into the inaugural Zanzibar TV Series Festival and Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). The Africa Channel is the sponsor of ZIFF for 2018.

12 Jun 2018

Global inequalities and the digital future dissected by media
Global inequalities and the digital future dissected by media

This week around 2,000 guests from 100 countries will discuss various aspects of Global Inequalities at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (GMF) in Bonn, Germany, where AfricanDRONE will premiere its footage showing the coexistence of slums and wealthy districts in major cities around the world, as part of the theme.

12 Jun 2018