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Digital Impact Awards' nominees for 2019 announced.
Nominees announced for Digital Impact Awards in Africa

Organisers of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa have released the nominees for the 6th edition of the awards...

1 day ago

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Fake news and the role of the ordinary citizen

Fake news is eroding trust in the media in Africa, fuelling hate speech and leading to violence in extreme instances...

12 Jul 2019

Women in Africa.
Defining how African businesswomen can take the lead

The 3rd Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative annual World Summit agreed that African women need to change history and tell a new story of Africa...

10 Jul 2019

Ipeleng Mkhari, CEO and founder of Motseng Investment Holdings, speaking at the RICS Summit Africa 2019.
AfCFTA creates optimism on the continent

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has the potential to lift intra-African trade by more than 52%...

9 Jul 2019

Internet advertising set to account for more than 50% of global adspend by 2021
Internet advertising set to account for more than 50% of global adspend by 2021

Internet advertising is set to exceed half of global adspend by 2021, although, as the internet ad market matures, growth is projected to slow from 17% to 9% a year...

8 Jul 2019

Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year
Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year

An average of 800 hours will be spent using mobile internet this year - that's equivalent to 33 days without sleep or pause, according to Zenith's Media Consumption Forecasts...

5 Jul 2019

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Partnerships to facilitate implementation of AfCFTA

UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and TradeMark East Africa partner towards the implementation of Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...

5 Jul 2019

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Africa helping to shape the world

"Africa is not a peripheral part of the world. So, as a responsible part of the global community, Africa must be making contributions that shape the world, solving the problems of the world..."

By Kingsley Ighobor 3 Jul 2019

Global Ad Trends report reveals slowdown in social ad growth
Global Ad Trends report reveals slowdown in social ad growth

Warc's Global Ad Trends report has found that advertising revenues among key social and messaging companies have halved over the last year as consumer trust becomes a growing issue...

2 Jul 2019

Kenyan sentiment stable
Kenyan sentiment stable

Consumer confidence remained stable at 101 for Q1'19 - a one point drop compared to the previous quarter - underpinned by declining sentiments across the board...

Issued by Nielsen 27 Jun 2019

Ghanaians keep calm and carry on
Ghanaians keep calm and carry on

Consumer confidence remained positive in Q1'19 and unchanged from the previous quarter, at 108...

Issued by Nielsen 26 Jun 2019

Nigerians find their happy place
Nigerians find their happy place

Consumer confidence increases by 9 points to 126 in Q1'19 - the highest level in three years...

Issued by Nielsen 25 Jun 2019

New report reveals customers want security, service and localised experiences
New report reveals customers want security, service and localised experiences

According to a new CMO Council's report, Reshaping Global Engagement Operations, today's customer is seeking security, service and localised experiences based on local language and culture...

25 Jun 2019

How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisis
How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisis

The Conversation Africa examined how various groups - including the government, Anglophone activists, media organisations and citizens - used social media to report on growing unrest in Cameroon...

By Julius T. Nganji and Lynn Cockburn 18 Jun 2019

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Steps to regional integration for Africa's prosperity

The African Development Bank Annual Meetings concluded with consensus on ways to fast-track regional integration...

17 Jun 2019

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina.
'To integrate Africa, bring down the walls'

"To integrate Africa, bring down the walls," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina urged at the 2019 AfDB Annual Meetings Open in Malabo...

17 Jun 2019

Central Africa could be continent's rising star, thanks to AfCFTA
Central Africa could be continent's rising star, thanks to AfCFTA

Central Africa's real income could increase by as much as 7% in one of the scenarios that researchers describe in the 2019 African Economic Outlook...

12 Jun 2019

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Brexit and Africa: How Africa can benefit

Africa can take advantage of the modern 'Scramble for Africa' as Brexit and the ratification of AfCFTA come into play...

By Andrew Skipper 11 Jun 2019

Accelerated growth sees Amazon crowned 2019's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand
Accelerated growth sees Amazon crowned 2019's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand

With little sign of a slowdown in growth, Amazon has become the world's most valuable brand, according to the 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released today...

Issued by Kantar 11 Jun 2019

Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the world
Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the world

Africa's economy is on the rise, freedom and prosperity are continuing to rise, and the continent is home to a youthful and dynamic population...

By Nunu Ntshingila 10 Jun 2019

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More work lies ahead to make Africa's new free trade area succeed

After being ratified by the required minimum 22 nations, all the member states of the AU are now legally bound to allow African goods to be traded without restraint throughout the continent...

By By Frank Mattheis and Ueli Staeger 7 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
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#IABSummit19: The digital transformation opportunity starts with you

Accenture Digital MD Wayne Hull presented a keynote on 'Leading in the new' at this year's IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, looking at digital transformation through three critical lenses...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2019

Global Ad Trends report reveals internet ad formats account for majority of media spend
Global Ad Trends report reveals internet ad formats account for majority of media spend

The report reveals that internet ad formats already account for the majority of media spend in eight markets, including the US, UK and China...

31 May 2019

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Comprehensive data set for 54 African countries

In On Africa and African Business magazine announce partnership for the Africa Country Benchmark Report 2019...

31 May 2019

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#AfricaMonth: Doing business in Africa needs an inclusive approach

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is estimated to rebound to 2.8%1 for 2019...

30 May 2019

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The true value of data for marketers

Data analytics; the new buzzword for business people everywhere - it's the new north star guiding every decision we're supposed to make. But there's a lot of data and not a lot of understanding on what to do with it, often making data analytics more confusing and less useful than it should be...

By Matt Arnold 29 May 2019

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2019 AME Report released

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2019 AME Report, a ranking of the world's most successful agencies, and advertisers according to their achievements in the AME Awards...

23 May 2019

Kantar Africa Life 2019 report.
#AfricaMonth: How can brands fuel growth in Africa?

Successful brands must have a strong local resonance and activation if they are to emotionally connect with consumers in Africa and fuel growth in the fast-changing region...

21 May 2019

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'No real development in Africa without regional integration'

Key issues pertaining to Africa's socioeconomic development, including the empowerment of women and youth and Africa's free trade area...

By Kingsley Ighobor 21 May 2019

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