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Kenya's cinema business is about thinking without the box
Kenya's cinema business is about thinking without the box

Like the films they show, the story of Kenya's cinema industry has very interesting story lines, complete with new characters, a beginning and an end. In 2010, one of Nairobi's landmarks - the Kenya Cinema, run by Fox Entertainment Group, was closed...

By Carole Kimutai 14 Aug 2012

Kenya's retailers sound alarm over increased pilferage
Kenya's retailers sound alarm over increased pilferage

If you are a shopper in Nairobi and you walk into Nakumatt Lifestyle, you will notice something - baby milk is stored in a glass cabinet, under lock and key. That key is in the custody of one employee. These security measures by Nakumatt and other...

By Carole Kimutai 6 Aug 2012

Banking sector goes digital with online event
Banking sector goes digital with online event

The newly rebranded industry body Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has turned to social media in a strategy aimed at creating a platform where members of the public can engage senior executives in the banking sector. The online event is part of a...

By Carole Kimutai 17 Jul 2012

Kenya's Molo Milk TVC tops list

Buzeki Dairies 'Molo Milk' television commercial is the most effective in the Kenyan market. This is according to a recently unveiled advertising effectiveness evaluation tool - SPOT ON - launched in Kenya by Ipsos Synovate.

By Carole Kimutai 16 Jul 2012

Kenya's advertising sector attracts new players, technologies
Kenya's advertising sector attracts new players, technologies

In the last six months, Kenya's advertising industry has attracted both local and international players. The new kid on the block is American agency TBWA which opened an East Africa office...

By Carole Kimutai 11 Jul 2012

[BFMA 2012] Digital technology proves to be the next money maker
[BFMA 2012] Digital technology proves to be the next money maker

Day 1 of the Broadcast Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opened with a house full. The two day conference, under the theme "Innovation, investment and partnerships for local...

By Carole Kimutai 11 Jul 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III now available in Kenya
Samsung Galaxy S III now available in Kenya

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has launched the much-anticipated Galaxy S III in Kenya. The launch in Kenya is part of Samsung's bid to maintain market leadership. Kenya is the second African country, after South Africa, to host the launch of the Galaxy...

By Carole Kimutai 10 Jul 2012

Are you a content producer in Africa? Here is how to earn some cash
Are you a content producer in Africa? Here is how to earn some cash

If you are a content producer in Africa, you don't have to be in Hollywood or Bollywood for your work to be viewed in the United States. Carole Kimutai speaks to Victor Mallet, a Ghanaian who is making this a reality through the website,...

By Carole Kimutai 5 Jul 2012

BFMA Conference attracts venture capitalists
BFMA Conference attracts venture capitalists

Kenya is preparing to host the fourth Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) Conference from 10-11 July 2012. The conference is expected to attract filmmakers,...

By Carole Kimutai 2 Jul 2012

Kenya's advertising association admits two new members
Kenya's advertising association admits two new members

Media Edge Interactive and BluePrint Marketing have been admitted into the Advertising Practitioners Association (APA), Kenya's advertising industry association. Media Edge Interactive is the advertising arm at Media Edge Group, a Kenyan owned...

By Carole Kimutai 22 Jun 2012

Mobile makers looking at apps to grow market share
Mobile makers looking at apps to grow market share

The fight for the mobile phone market in Kenya is now about Apps. In a strategic move geared at boosting local technology entrepreneurship prospects, Samsung has confirmed plans to provide support to local developers deploying their applications on...

By Carole Kimutai 19 Jun 2012

Import tax on digital set top boxes waived
Import tax on digital set top boxes waived

With three years before the deadline to migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting elapses, Kenya's finance minister, Njeru Githae, has waived import tax on Digital Set Top Box units.

By Carole Kimutai 18 Jun 2012

Fraudsters target Kenyan phone users
Fraudsters target Kenyan phone users

As election campaigns gain momentum in Kenya, fraudsters have come up with an ingenious way of deceiving unsuspecting mobile phone users.

By Carole Kimutai 15 Jun 2012

Photo costs the credibility of Kenyan newspaper
Photo costs the credibility of Kenyan newspaper

All eyes are on the Kenyan daily newspaper, The Star for allegedly publishing a fake image of a hellicopter crash that killed two Kenyan government officials on the morning of Sunday, 10 June 2012, bringing into question the credibility of the...

By Carole Kimutai 14 Jun 2012

Kenya's media to question opinion polls
Kenya's media to question opinion polls

A few weeks ago, Nation Media Group (NMG), a media house in Kenya sent a notice to its journalists asking them to treat, with skepticism, opinion polls trumpeting the rising or falling fortunes of Kenyan political leaders. "We take the view that, not...

By Carole Kimutai 7 Jun 2012

Kenya's retail sector seeks development policy
Kenya's retail sector seeks development policy

For the fifth year running, the National Economic Survey has identified the retail and wholesale trade sectors as key growth drivers of Kenya's economy. In 2011, the wholesale and retail trade sector showed a growth of 7.3%, beating the...

By Carole Kimutai 6 Jun 2012

World Press Freedom Day: How technology impacts journalism in Kenya

The world has dedicated one day in a year to scribes 3rd May. This is World Press Freedom Day. According to the United Nations, it is a day that "celebrates the fundamental...

By Carole Kimutai 4 May 2012

Retail outlet opens multimedia store
Retail outlet opens multimedia store

Kenyan retail outlet Nakumatt Holdings is opening a multimedia store that will be branded as Planet Media and is reportedly valued at KSh 25 million (USD 312 000). The...

By Carole Kimutai 2 May 2012

NMG's 11 rules of political advertising
NMG's 11 rules of political advertising

One way politicians will market themselves is through media advertising. The Nation Media Group (NMG) has already set the rules as far as political advertising is concerned in the lead up to the general elections, expected to take place in March...

By Carole Kimutai 17 Apr 2012

2012 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award winners announced
2012 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award winners announced

The winners of the 2012 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award have been named. Business writers George Omondi and Moses Michira, both from the Business Daily were announced winners for the 2012 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award at a ceremony held at...

By Carole Kimutai 10 Apr 2012

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