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MARKETING & MEDIA

New satellite extends digital broadcasting in Africa

The new Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite will help extend communications and direct digital broadcasting services in two new large regions of Africa, while also providing broadband Ka-band connectivity over all of Egypt...

17 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

Complacency could delay the final push to eradicate polio

Great strides have been made in the global effort to eradicate polio. Reported cases of wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99% from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to 33 in 2018...

By Villyen Motaze & Melinda Suchard 23 hours ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

If you're an entrepreneur, storytelling matters

Every night, as part of the ritual of putting my two little sons to bed, I have to tell them a story...

By Dov Girnun 23 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

D&AD opens call for entries with key changes to better reflect industry developments

D&AD has opened the call for entries to the 2020 D&AD Awards today, with some key changes across categories to better reflect industry developments...

23 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has released the Effective Use of Tech shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

New African's list of 100 Most Influential

Business leaders dominate New African magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Africans...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Tanzania consumer confidence drops to its lowest in 2019

KASI consumer confidence (KASI CCI) moved slightly in October; the index dropped 1 point to +3. There was minor movement in individual index scores. Tanzania's consumer sentiment experienced the most significant movement dropping 17 points from +2 to -15. Consumer sentiment in Nigeria is still the highest and most upbeat; while Ghana continues to underperform with the lowest CCI at -33.

1 day ago

RETAIL

Lux Afrique Boutique avails luxury brands to shoppers in 54 African countries

Lux Afrique Boutique offers high-net-worth consumers in Africa the opportunity to purchase luxury products online from the region and the rest of the world...

1 day ago

RETAIL

Pick n Pay trials 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone in Cape Town

Pick n Pay is piloting a new 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone that allows customers to purchase a wide range of products without any packaging...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Maisha Magic to air Namu crime show

Allan Namu signed a television agreement with Maisha Magic to produce a police program...

2 days ago

FINANCE

What's been done to fight cybercrime in East Africa

East Africa attracts millions of tourists every year. Over the past 10 years, its earnings from tourism have doubled. Compared to the rest of Africa, the region is experiencing healthy economic growth. This makes it a promising investment destination...

By Mercy Muendo 2 days ago

TOURISM

Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by Bangkok...

2 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Social media crisis management

With the silly season upon us, what plan do you and your community managers have in place for an inevitable crisis?...

By Gosi Legoale 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty

Sanlam Reality, the Sanlam Group's loyalty programme, was awarded Best Use of Data Analytics/CRM Application at the inaugural Loyalty Awards South Africa recently held in Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

TOURISM

The long tail of business travel is wide open

In his 2006 book "The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More," Chris Anderson wrote about how the future of commerce and culture isn't in "hits", the high-volume head of a traditional demand curve, but in what used to be regarded as misses, or the infinitely long tail of that same curve...

By Jerome Touze 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

10 questions to ask the marketing director

Mike Broom lists some of the key requirements of having necessary, up-to-date knowledge to be able to control the company's marketing destiny with success...

By mike broom 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

DISCOP Joburg announces changes for 2020 edition

The eighth edition of DISCOP Johannesburg wrapped up last week with a lower attendance in comparison to last year - leading to some key changes in the 2020 edition...

3 days ago

HR & MANAGEMENT

Youth development tops AEC 2019 agenda

More than 350 stakeholders are converging on Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), with this year's focus on jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa's youth...

3 days ago

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