Marketing & Media trends

Africa Week supports continent's advancements
Africa Week supports continent's advancements

The annual Africa Week kicked off yesterday, Monday 16 October, on the margins of the UN General Assembly Debate on Africa's development to showcase the continent's continuous advancements and achievements with respect to social, economic, political and environmental development.

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JCDecaux digital wall.
Digital video walls for African OOH market

A new digital format in the African out of home market, digital video walls, has been introduced by JCDecaux Sub-Saharan Africa in Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia. Digital Out-of-Home advertising has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years globally.

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Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Whether via broadcast TV or online, news is increasingly being watched as opposed to read, particularly on mobile phones, in Africa.

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‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers.

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Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries
Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

LOME, Togo - Ecobank has launched mVisa across 33 African Countries. Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa delivers instant, secure, cashless payment for goods and services by allowing customers to scan a QR code on a smartphone or enter a unique merchant identifying code into either a feature phone or smartphone.

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Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants
Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants

Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines Group, launched an E-Visa service for African and international participants of meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) in Ethiopia. The service enables participants to issue their visa, book, pay and check-in their flight with Ethiopian Airlines - all online.

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Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry
Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

ACCRA, Ghana - The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has launched its call for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards. The theme this year is Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems.

13 Oct 2017

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

The continent's single largest and most influential technology, media and telecoms (TMT) event, AfricaCom 2017, from 7-9 November, promises opportunities to witness future tech trends, network with the industry elite, and learn from a line-up of global thought leaders providing inspiring content.

12 Oct 2017

Simelane and Cooper.
#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting.

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

The compelling power of good storytelling in advertising
The compelling power of good storytelling in advertising

Everyone loves a good story. We all love a compelling storyline that gets us involved, pulls at our emotions and keeps us on the edge of our seats. That's why we love books, movies and TV.

By Garikai Nhongo 11 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator
African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of US$50,000 in prize funding.

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017

Joseph Hundah
#AfricaAchiever: Kwesé TV disrupts pay-TV market in Africa

Kwesé is the new kid on the block in African TV, built to respond to the way audiences want to access and consume content: from subscribing to their monthly contract or a three day viewership, it is inspired by the ‘TV everywhere revolution'.

By Louise Marsland 10 Oct 2017