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MTN Group President and CEO, Rob Shuter.
MTN launches Africa's first AI service for Mobile Money

MTN Group has announced the launch of Africa's first Mobile Money artificial intelligence service or "chatbot"...

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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First edition of Digital Women's Day in Africa

Following the success of its 7th edition in Paris, Digital Woman's Day, is launching its first event in Africa, with the theme of 'Women: World Changers'...

7 Jun 2019

iProspect East Africa wins big at the Digital Media Awards 2019
iProspect East Africa wins big at the Digital Media Awards 2019

At the second edition of the annual Digital Media Awards (DMA) held in Nairobi on 30 May 2019, iProspect East Africa Limited were overall winners in four categories...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 4 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
Photographer: Rikki Hibbert
#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

Wina announces shortlist for 2019
Wina announces shortlist for 2019

Wina announced its shortlist for the 2019 competition with South African creative advertising agency, Kilmer & Cruise featuring in four categories...

31 May 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 1...

By Johan Walters 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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IDG appoints Turn Left Media as Africa representative

IDG exclusively appoints Turn Left Media in Sub-Saharan Africa...

23 May 2019

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

Taking it outside
Taking it outside

Out of Home (OOH) is the only ad-block-proof digital medium around. How is digital unleashing fresh creativity in OOH in sub-Saharan Africa?..

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 16 May 2019

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Creating strong, innovative AI dialogue in Africa

The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) announces appointment of Nigerian visionary and thought leader, John Kamara, as a director...

14 May 2019

Do we need a digital detox?
Do we need a digital detox?

Digital is booming (and showing no signs of slowing down) in Africa, so is the global trend towards "detoxing" from technology and social media relevant to us in sub-Saharan Africa?..

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 14 May 2019

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How African countries are doing in ballooning digital music revenues

While new modes of distribution using mobile telecommunications networks offer real alternatives to piracy, African musicians continue to struggle to reap significant benefits...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer and Andrew J. Eisenberg 14 May 2019

Is your brand telling the true story?
Is your brand telling the true story?

Stories are a powerful part of the human experience. Yes, we see them told at bedtime to children listening in rapt silence, but they're also told daily in election campaigns, fundraising drives and in business, through brand storytelling...

By Yaw Dwomoh 13 May 2019

Nigerian publishers gear up for digital transformation
Nigerian publishers gear up for digital transformation

365 Digital, supported by Google, hosted the Ad Tech Masterclass in Lagos, Nigeria, aimed at fostering a greater unified online advertising ecosystem...

Issued by 365 Digital 13 May 2019

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continent

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

By Pedro Guerreiro 10 May 2019

Africa's own 'Spotify' launches
Africa's own 'Spotify' launches

Playfre intends to be Africa's first real answer to Spotify, with over 40 million songs available to play for free...

10 May 2019

Screen grab from ADC 98th Annual Awards' Black Cube for Best of Show winner, “The Truth Is Worth It,” on behalf of The New York Times, awarded to Final Cut New York and Furlined Santa Monica with Droga5 New York.
#OneShow2019: All the ADC 2019 winners!

The colours of the 711 winners of the 98th global ADC Annual Awards were revealed on the first evening of the One Club for Creativity's Creative Week, held on 6 May 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York, with a Merit Award coming home to SA, for Grid Worldwide's #HopeJoanna...

7 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

Facebook chatbot world first for Heineken South Africa
Facebook chatbot world first for Heineken South Africa

Heineken South Africa wanted to run a sales driver campaign in a fresh, innovative way. The iconic beer giant decided to launch a chatbot that would be the first of its kind...

Issued by Techsys Digital 3 May 2019

Ceres gets a new highly interactive website from Techsys Digital
Ceres gets a new highly interactive website from Techsys Digital

Pioneer Foods tasked Techsys Digital with the challenge of crafting a website that could be multinational, multilingual and support regional content variation for the iconic South African brand, Ceres...

Issued by Techsys Digital 30 Apr 2019

Orange Digital Centre opening in Tunisia.
Orange launches digital centre in Tunisia

Orange, a key player engaged in digital transformation in Africa and the Middle East, launches its first Orange Digital Centre in Tunisia...

29 Apr 2019

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Google's AI research lab in Ghana to solve real-world problems

Google has opened an Artifical Intelligence research laboratory in Accra, Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa...

27 Apr 2019

Owning the moment: Techsys gives HALLS millennial momentum
Owning the moment: Techsys gives HALLS millennial momentum

HALLS wanted to transform itself from being perceived as a medicinal throat lozenge to an invigorating everyday candy, and wanted a campaign to land the new positioning with consumers...

Issued by Techsys Digital 26 Apr 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer at Joe Public United.
How Joe Public taps into the zeitgeist of AI in advertising for Africa

Are you ready for the artificial intelligence revolution in advertising, like Ciclope Africa Festival's agency of the year Joe Public? Here, chief creative officer Xolisa Dyeshana explains the importance of showcasing real South Africans at the forefront of global playing fields, against the backdrop of their grand prix-winning Chicken Licken work, Sbu 2.0...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Apr 2019

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Huawei to launch 5G in Egypt during the African Cup Of Nations

Huawei has announced that it will launch its 5G network for the first time in Egypt during the African Cup of Nations...

24 Apr 2019

WhatsApp news: Tafel Lager launches groundbreaking campaign
WhatsApp news: Tafel Lager launches groundbreaking campaign

Techsys Digital was tasked by leading Namibian digital agency Weatherman & Co to bring to life a unique campaign to celebrate Namibian Independence Day for beer giant Tafel Lager...

Issued by Techsys Digital 24 Apr 2019

Up, close and very personalised
Up, close and very personalised

The shift to a more individualised society that values experiences more than goods has resulted in a strong drive towards personalisation...

By Refilwe Maluleke 23 Apr 2019

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