Facebook hosted a roundtable with small and medium sized enterprises from Ghana and Nigeria on Tuesday this week as part of its effort to support entrepreneurship in West Africa...
TransferTo and the MTN Group last week announced that the implementation of their International Airtime Transfer (IAT) partnership in MTN operating companies is well underway.
14 Nov 2011
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
9 Nov 2011
Bizcommunity.com has suspended the article 'AMI, Google starts project to keep African media alive' by Walter Wafula, published on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, pending an investigation in the correctness of the facts. We regret any confusion caused.
By Walter Wafula 21 Sep 2011
Pan-African consumers can now vote for their most admired and valued brands in the inaugural Brand Africa 100 Awards, which coincides with the second annual Brand Africa Forum. The continent's most valued brands will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 29 September 2011 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa .
15 Sep 2011
Pay television company MultiChoice Uganda plans to add three more channels to its lower tier bouquets in its effort to respond to customer needs.
By Walter Wafula 15 Aug 2011
South Africa has emerged as the most valuable nation brand on the African continent in 2011, scoring a value of US$149.7 billion, distantly followed by Egypt (US$79.2 billion) and Nigeria (US$56 billion) in third place, while MTN is voted Africa's most valuable corporate brand, according to a UK-based Brand Finance study's findings released today, Wednesday 25 May 2011, in Johannesburg by the Brand Leadership Academy.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 25 May 2011
After months of behind-the-scenes activity, we're thrilled to unveil a revamped, Bizcommunity 2011, featuring a host of new features and an expanded set of self-promotional tools. What hasn't changed, however, is our commitment to quality news, carefully edited, curated and aggregated daily by the biz editorial teams from specialist journalists, our communities of industry leaders, other news sources and press releases you submit.
23 May 2011
The Loerie Awards has introduced a PR category to this year's awards. Public Relations Industry of Southern Africa (PRISA) spokesperson Bridget von Holdt believes the move is indicative of the importance of strategic communication in the overall communication mix and that the inclusion of PR exposes other industries to the real value of strategic communication and its vital role in brand management.
20 Apr 2011
Here is a roundup of the posts published on sxswsa.co.za this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]
By Ivo Vegter: @sxswsa 14 Mar 2011
The problem that we face in South African commerce right now is that very few top CEOs know what SEO, or what SEM marketing entails. Some might say, "well that's because it's not important, and how can it result in sales?" Hmmm, this attitude would make you look foolish in front of a company (competitor) that has grasped the potential which Google, Yahoo and other search engines present.
The sixth Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 25-27 May 2011, AMEP - the Mozambican Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Association announced yesterday. The festival recognises advertising agencies, producers and communications companies worldwide especially from Africa and the Indian Ocean regions.
23 Feb 2011
LONDON: The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) yesterday, 22 February 2011, announced the appointment of Chris Kirubi as co-chairman of the newly established MMA East Africa Council. Kirubi will join Frank Mania, CEO of PHD, a Saracen media agency, as joint chairman.
23 Feb 2011
Google Instant search is annoying for some, and useful to others. One fact does remain - it runs on the same search engine and the search results are exactly the same. The difference it brings is in how the user reacts to the results they see.
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010
Caleb Owino, chief executive officer, Fireworks Advertising and marketing expert will be tutoring the "art" of personal branding in Kampala on 5 March 2010 when members of the 360° Network convene for another forum.
By Walter Wafula 24 Feb 2010
Paying taxes to the Ugandan treasury is set to become more convenient for taxpayers following the adoption of URANET by Uganda Revenue Authority the body that collects billions of shillings from taxpayers.
By Walter Wafula 18 Jan 2008
Trading of shares manually at the Uganda Securities Exchange is limiting the growth and development of the nation's only stock market, Japheth Kato the Chief Executive Officer Capital Market's Authority has said.
By Walter Wafula 3 Dec 2007
The Development Finance Company of Uganda, has appointed a new MD hardly 18 months after the position was assumed by Iain Sturrock. The listed equity is now headed by Juma Kissame.
11 Oct 2007
Uganda's stock market is gleaming with success at nine years. The equity market is daring to reach heights that were unpredicted to come its way so soon.
By Walter Wafula 2 Oct 2007
Frequent power cuts in the Ugandan capital of Kampala and the country in general are hitting businesses of all types and raising costs.
8 May 2007
Making investment happen to stimulate African development was the topic of the NEPAD/OECD Investment Initiative held at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, in Entebbe, Uganda last week. The Roundtable was organised under the joint auspices of NEPAD and the OECD Investment Committee, sponsored by the Government of Uganda, with the co-operation of JICA and JETRO of Japan.
30 May 2005