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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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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 21 Apr 2015 14:00

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...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

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

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

17 Apr 2015 06:41

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 28 Mar 2015 12:21

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...

24 Feb 2015 14:07

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 17 Feb 2015 13:00

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 12 Feb 2015 05:34

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 27 Jan 2015 09:25

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)...

27 Jan 2015 07:25

Political billboards a security threat?
Political billboards a security threat?

AfricaWatch: A Ghanaian researcher reckons billboards (in Ghana) depicting Nigerian political personages, are a threat to security...

22 Jan 2015 11:14

OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement
OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement

TEAMtalk Media, MobiMedia, AddSuite, LoveDigital and Honeykome are all making waves in the African marketing industry. Ole! Media Group CMO Deseré Orrill tells us more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jan 2015 14:00

New centre supports access to information about Ebola
New centre supports access to information about Ebola

As part of its efforts at increasing public awareness on Ebola, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has set up its 'Information Center on Communicable Diseases'...

8 Jan 2015 10:20

Woolworths opens new store in Ghana
Woolworths opens new store in Ghana

Woolworths has opened a new store in Accra's upmarket West Hills Mall, the retailer's second store in Ghana...

15 Dec 2014 12:48

Ghana's footballers score an own goal: Their nation's image...
Ghana's footballers score an own goal: Their nation's image...

NEWSWATCH: Ghana's president John Mahama says that the national team's threat to boycott their game against Portugal over a pay dispute during the World Cup in Brazil damaged Ghana's image...

15 Dec 2014 10:11

Tigo Ghana appoints new head of mobile
Tigo Ghana appoints new head of mobile

Tara Squire has joined Tigo Ghana as its new Head of Mobile, responsible for both the Commercial and Mobile Financial Services strategy and execution...

9 Dec 2014 07:42

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa
Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa...

4 Dec 2014 09:45

How does Ghana see South Africa?
How does Ghana see South Africa?

The last leg of the South Africa Incorporated research project will take place in Ghana, when Brand South Africa research manager Petrus de Kock heads to Accra. The project studies how other African nations perceive South Africa...

By Shamin Chibba 14 Nov 2014 09:21

[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship wave
[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship wave

There's a swelling global wave of participatory citizenship. While it's definitely the way forward and enhanced by mobile, there are unique challenges to be faced in Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2014 07:39

Leigh Andrews
[MRMW] Adapt or die - spotlight on mobile market research

Market research is a tricky topic, particularly when related to mobile use in Africa. Simplify the process by being device-agnostic and keeping literacy and language top of mind...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Nov 2014 08:00

Vantage contributes to 4G LTE network expansion in Ghana
Vantage contributes to 4G LTE network expansion in Ghana

Vantage Mezzanine has provided $30m of expansion capital to Surfline Communications together with a fund co-investor in order to further expand Surfline's 4G LTE network in Ghana...

4 Nov 2014 14:38

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Saatchi & Saatchi SA stick their heads above the rest at the Giraffes
Saatchi & Saatchi SA stick their heads above the rest at the Giraffes

Saatchi & Saatchi SA's social media accounts rang with an air of pride and self-congratulations over the final weekend of October, as they came out tops in Publicis Group's Giraffes Awards...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Oct 2014 08:38

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

AfricaOnline managed service solution launched in Ghana
AfricaOnline managed service solution launched in Ghana

Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN), has announced that its AfricaOnline business has launched a managed infrastructure and service solution in Ghana...

9 Oct 2014 08:01

Vodafone to release iPhone 6 in Ghana
Vodafone to release iPhone 6 in Ghana

IT News Africa reports that Vodafone Ghana will be releasing the iPhone6 and 6 Plus in the country with 15GB of data which will be valid for 90 days after purchase, for free...

7 Oct 2014 12:52

Increased internet access set to boost consumer spend
Increased internet access set to boost consumer spend

A new PwC report, released yesterday, 18 September 2014, predicts that increased internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five...

19 Sep 2014 06:16

2.2 wins Gilbeys Ghana account after three-way pitch
2.2 wins Gilbeys Ghana account after three-way pitch

BTL agency 2.2, part of the FoxP2 Group, has won the Gilbey's Ghana account after a fiercely contested three-way pitch that saw 2.2 pitted against the incumbent London-based agency as well as a local Ghanaian team...

17 Sep 2014 13:16

Mara Mentor portal, app launched to support African entrepreneurs
Mara Mentor portal, app launched to support African entrepreneurs

Mfonobong Nsehe, writing on Forbes Africa, reports that an African multi-lingual online portal and mobile app for youth mentorship and entrepreneurship called Mara Mentor, has been launched in Ghana...

8 Sep 2014 11:19

Ghana's Crossover Academy benefits from SkyVision donation
Ghana's Crossover Academy benefits from SkyVision donation

Underprivileged schoolchildren are reportedly to benefit from the recent donation of SkyVision's satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana's Crossover International Academy...

5 Sep 2014 10:56

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

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