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New streaming service to launch in Africa

On 11 September 2019, video compression technologies company V-Nova announced a new partnership with OTT TV company Simpestream to launch new streaming service MVMO. This new streaming service is set to launch in Africa in late 2019.

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Africa Wired: Artificial intelligence offers benefits for Africa

When some people think of artificial intelligence (AI), they think of humanoid robots turning against their creators in an apocalyptic science fiction movie. In reality, AI is already playing an increasing role in many existing and evolving technologies, from driverless cars to translation software, virtual assistance devices and monitoring agriculture and biodiversity.

By Hugo Bourhis 3 days ago

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The don'ts of social media marketing

Ah, social media marketing - the buzz words of today. When a customer searches the internet and finds you, not only do they expect to find an engaging website but they also look for you on social media.

By Jessica Barrella 18 Sep 2019

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The role of big data in the digital world

Anyone who operates in the online space will be very familiar with the constant stream of new jargon and language that is constantly emerging. It seems like almost every day there are new terms and technologies. Some are seemingly gone before they have even arrived, while others endure and go on to be big things.

17 Sep 2019

Alliance Media Zambia's leader in billboard and airport advertising
Alliance Media Zambia's leader in billboard and airport advertising

Traffic density on Lusaka's busy roads rivals that of all major African cities and a high OOH allocation is a definitive choice for all Zambian marketeers.

Issued by Alliance Media 17 Sep 2019

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African Media Agency markets END Fund

African Media Agency will steer END Fund media and PR activities in Africa, signalling the firm's concerted efforts to marking a strong footprint in the media and PR industry in Africa.

17 Sep 2019

#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience
#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience

Continuing the opening keynote from the first morning of Gartner Symposium 2019, Don Scheibenreif, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner, explained the concept of the 'everything consumer' and why we need to offer them the all-new multi-experience.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2019

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Of foxes and paradoxes in the media henhouse

Future historians may well scramble to understand what was going on at the Media Freedom Conference in London and the simultaneous Social Media summit at the White House (held earlier this year in July). They will surely be confounded by media policy in the post-broadcast era by looking at these two events. And they will struggle to reconcile what is claimed to be policy against what is actually practised on the ground.

By Derek Abdinor 17 Sep 2019

Advertising Week Africa postpones mega-event
Advertising Week Africa postpones mega-event

Advertising Week Africa will now take place in the first half of 2020, with a new date to be confirmed. The date change comes after a joint decision by the event's Africa-based Advisory Council and other local and international stakeholders, following unrest in South Africa and the resulting reprisal attacks across several African countries.

16 Sep 2019

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Nike wins Emmy for Colin Kaepernick ad

#NEWSWATCH: Nike has won the Emmy for outstanding commercial at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

16 Sep 2019

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New study highlights opportunities to optimise digital evolution in Africa

A recent research collaboration between the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Fletcher School at Tufts University highlights the strengths and opportunities of six major countries in Africa for harnessing the true potential of technology to drive inclusive growth.

16 Sep 2019

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London.

16 Sep 2019

Sarika Modi, MD of Triple Eight Agency, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2019