GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet
GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet

Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to "stay in touch" or "opt in" or informing us of a "policy update". On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. For some, it is the start of a more citizen-focused world, for others it will see the collapse of their digital marketing strategy.

By Bill Buchanan 3 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

A one-size-fits-all approach to marketing communications does not work in Africa, or any of its 54 countries.

By Trevor Chueu 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse
#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse

As Africa's economic growth accelerates, the continent is evolving from one of the world's major sources of mineral resources into a global innovation powerhouse. Africa is rapidly diversifying from its traditional strengths in mining, oil and agriculture into the technology and creative industries that are reshaping humanity's future. By 2050, over a quarter of the world's population will be African.

By Pieter Bensch 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa Day is celebrated on 25 May 2018 and marks the formation of the African Union. Africa has seen a vast increase in investment and growth over the past 50 plus years and many companies have already mobilised to capture this emerging demand.

By Vanessa Ferguson 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?
#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?

On a recent visit to Uganda, I was stuck in the customary two hours' worth of deadlock traffic on the way from the airport to the hotel. With time to kill I looked on in amazement as the local hawkers used the traffic jam as an opportunity to sell their wares to a captive (captured?) audience. On offer was everything you can imagine and a number of things you can't, like a man selling a fish tank, complete with fish swimming around, plants, and a functioning pump.

By Cobus van Zyl 3 days ago

Africa's top 50 innovators announced
Africa's top 50 innovators announced

KIGALI, Rwanda - The Africa Innovation Summit has announced Africa's top 50 innovators, selected from across the continent to exhibit at the innovation forum next month.

24 May 2018

Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?
Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, PoPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already - who hasn't received a flood of Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy updates from around the world.

By Elizabeth de Stadler 23 May 2018

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth
Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

To re-join the Commonwealth, Zimbabwe must demonstrate that it complies with the fundamental values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, including democracy and rule of law, plus protection of human rights such as freedom of expression.

22 May 2018

African bank wins digital strategy award
African bank wins digital strategy award

LOME, Togo - Pan-African Bank, Ecobank, wins Best Digital Strategy Award from Retail Banker International. Ecobank's digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is a key component in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise in Africa.

21 May 2018