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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Ghana to celebrate World Safer Internet Day 2016
Ghana to celebrate World Safer Internet Day 2016

The Ghana Internet Safety Foundation (GISF), in partnership with Facebook Incorporated, YMCA and Hapaweb Solutions, will this year celebrate the World Safer Internet Day on 9 February...

By Sebastian R. Freiku

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Hello Africa! Tell me how you're doin'!

Many multinational brands approach Africa with a near-desperate bright-eyed eagerness, trying to get to grips with her intricate market dynamics...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg

Contributors to this piece (top to bottom, L to R): Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA\Africa; Ken Kyaka, TBWA\Redhouse Kenya; Hunsa Chikaha, TBWA\ Khanga Rue, Tanzania; Tumiso Mabusela, TBWA\ Medcom, Botswana; Filipe Braga, TBWA\ Angola; Yosia Lukwago, TBWA\ Limelight, Uganda; Kobby Acquah-Hayford, TBWA\Markcom, Ghana; Kelechi Nwosu, TBWA\ Concept, Nigeria; and Sapi Bachi, TBWA\ Zimbabwe
[BizTrends 2016] Social activism and trench marketing FTW

While TBWA is focused on disruption to grow our client business in Africa, the following trends are bound to be top of mind in the year ahead...

By TBWA Africa

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Data safari: Mapping emerging Africa's analytics

IQturf Consulting Services, an analytics-driven solution provider, is rolling out a new data solution for Africa's 'emerging set': Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria...

©Sura Nualpradid via www.123RF.com
African startups named among 100 most inspiring uses of tech

Eight African startups and organisations have been named among the 2015 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100), a global celebration of the most inspiring uses...

By Tom Jackson

Mediamark opens office in Ghana
Mediamark opens office in Ghana

Multimedia sales house, Mediamark, announced its move into representing a range of major radio, television and eventing media channels in Ghana...

GIBA announces partnership with GeoPoll and Kantar Media
GIBA announces partnership with GeoPoll and Kantar Media

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association announced that it has partnered with mobile surveying company GeoPoll to be the provider of media data to GIBA members...

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[AfricaCom] YouTube takes Africa offline

In meeting the goal of making video more viewable on the continent, YouTube took the bold move of making offline video playback a reality...

By Leigh Andrews

Atterbury opens R800m Achimota Retail Centre in Ghana
Atterbury opens R800m Achimota Retail Centre in Ghana

Atterbury has completed the R800m ($60m) Achimota Retail Centre located in northeastern Accra, Ghana. The 15,000 m² retail destination attracted thousands of shoppers and curious locals..

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[Mobile 360 Africa] Local digital content for Africa!

The need for greater digital literacy was addressed at the recent Mobile360 Africa conference...

By Leigh Andrews

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PnP to open first store in Ghana in 2016

South African retailer Pick n Pay (PIK, PWK) on Tuesday said growing its business outside SA remained a strategic priority for the company "notwithstanding the challenging trading conditions facing some regions"...

Vuma FM team with celebs
Times Media Radio's newbies mint new listener numbers

According to SAARF's latest Commercial Radio Listening RAMS figures, all three Times Media Radio stations have increased their listenership. Tony Mallam, Head of Radio: Times Media Limited tells us how they got this right through differentiating their offering...

By Leigh Andrews

Graham Cruikshanks
How to build a strong agency network in Africa

What makes a strong and effective African network? Is it the number of partnerships that have been established with local agency businesses in Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana...?

By Graham Cruikshanks

The 'constantly updating' aspect of running a digital business
The 'constantly updating' aspect of running a digital business

Danny Aaron is Director of 3-Way Marketing, which in turn is part of the Benater Productions Group. He tells us all about the digital businesses under their scope, African expansion and their broad advertising mix, including airtime vouchers...

By Leigh Andrews

Ghanaian acquisitions for Dentsu Aegis Networks
Ghanaian acquisitions for Dentsu Aegis Networks

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired two leading media buying and planning agencies in Ghana, Adams Media Ghana and Premier Media...

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

Performing optimally in the digital sport media space
Performing optimally in the digital sport media space

What do you get when you amalgamate two previous company names Premium TV and Inform? Perform Group, of course. Peter Burroughs, Perform Group Africa MD, explains how the company keeps scoring goals on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews

The celeb PR way with CSA
The celeb PR way with CSA

CSA (formerly Celebrity Services Africa) communications director, Davin Phillips lets us in on the power of the Instagrammer and what PR and communications is actually all about...

By Leigh Andrews

African markets emerge on global retail development index
African markets emerge on global retail development index

The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...

Five African Bitcoin startups to watch
Five African Bitcoin startups to watch

Bitcoin is gaining traction worldwide, with the first quarter of 2015 seeing record levels of investment pumped into Bitcoin startups globally. Africa is no exception to the trend...

By Gabriella Mulligan

Samsung launches Digital Village in Volta Region, Ghana
Samsung launches Digital Village in Volta Region, Ghana

Samsung Electronics Africa has launched a Digital Village at the Volo community in the Volta Region Ghana...

By Lilian Mutegi

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience
Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets
The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell

Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa launch 'Ebola Public Health Project'
Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa launch 'Ebola Public Health Project'

Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa have announced the launch of 'Ebola Public Health Project' under Vodafone's Ghana Foundation's 'Mobile for Good' initiative, on Kirusa's platform...

What you missed if you weren't at #BizTrends2015
What you missed if you weren't at #BizTrends2015

Here's what you missed if you weren't at the #BizTrends2015 event on Thursday, 12 February 2015, when Cape Town's brightest gathered at Inner City Ideas Cartel...

By Leigh Andrews

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach

Facebook, Airtel Partner to Bring Internet.org APP to Ghana
Facebook, Airtel Partner to Bring Internet.org APP to Ghana

A status update by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook on his page stated that social media platform had partnered with Airtel to give people on the Airtel network access to free basic internet services for education, health, jobs and communication...

By Lilian Mutegi

Commercial TV white spaces give Ghanaian students cheap internet
Commercial TV white spaces give Ghanaian students cheap internet

Microsoft has launched TVWS in Ghana - and students are benefiting (Video)...

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