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  • 3 reasons WeChat, Chinas biggest app, hasn’t taken over globally

    Posted June 9, 2016 By in Business, General, social, Social media, Technology With | Comments Off on 3 reasons WeChat, Chinas biggest app, hasn’t taken over globally

    Fast Company reports: There are a lot of market-specific reasons if you do a deep dive. But broadly…there are three big mistakes Tencent made with WeChat in its overseas expansion, and—not coincidentally—they’re mistakes that Chinese companies make a lot when they launch internationally. Late to expand internationally #China-first approach Poor localization Read more on Fast …

  • Brazil’s luxury consumers are weary

    Posted June 8, 2016 By in Business, Fashion, General With | Comments Off on Brazil’s luxury consumers are weary

    The #Business of Fashion reports: …while Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2017 runway extravaganza last weekend seemed to suggest otherwise, make no mistake: the current state of affairs in Brazil is having a serious effect on the country’s appetite for luxury goods. “Nobody knows what’s going to happen here politically — that’s the truth. It’s a very strange …

  • Nigeria & Kenya consumers fueling African music sector

    Posted September 6, 2015 By in Business, Music With | Comments Off on Nigeria & Kenya consumers fueling African music sector

    Billboard magazine writes: PricewaterhouseCoopers has forecast consumer spending on recorded music revenues to hit $43 million and $19 million for Nigeria and Kenya respectively this year. Both markets are undergoing shifts also seen elsewhere in the world, meaning digital gains will roughly offset physical losses. PwC expects Nigeria’s physical market to decline $3 million to …

  • Connecting Africa through satellite technology

    Posted January 13, 2015 By in Technology With | Comments Off on Connecting Africa through satellite technology

    IDG Connect reports: These companies seem to be walking away from the traditional provision of information, where a live internet connection is needed. This is an area that Facebook’s Internet.org and Google’s Google Loon are still currently pursuing. Facebook has reportedly been talking to Avanti, a satellite company which owns two broadband satellites across Africa. …

  • Nigeria, Egypt top list for intenet penetration in Africa

    Posted October 15, 2014 By in Reports & Data -- Africa, Technology With | Comments Off on Nigeria, Egypt top list for intenet penetration in Africa

    Top 10 African countries with highest intenet penetration (2012) Nigeria Egypt South Africa Morocco Kenya Sudan Tanzania Algeria Uganda Tunisia Source: African Development Bank  

  • Africa is 2nd largest mobile phone market in world

    Posted October 10, 2014 By in Featured With | Comments Off on Africa is 2nd largest mobile phone market in world

    Africa is now the fastest growing and second largest mobile phone market in the world. More than 8 in 10 Africans have a mobile phone. Average penetration rate has also risen from 37% in 2010 to 80% in 2013 and is still growing at 4.2% annually There are now 760 million mobile subscribers in Africa. …

  • Facebook has 100 million monthly active users in Africa. 80% use mobile

    Posted September 11, 2014 By in Statistics With | Comments Off on Facebook has 100 million monthly active users in Africa. 80% use mobile

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  • Mobile devices fueling Africa’s advertising growth?

    Posted July 17, 2008 By in Featured With | 1 Comment

    There’s a reason many multinationals and entrepreneurs alike are scrambling to get into the Africa’s telcom business. The future of the mobile phone in Africa is looking quite promising. And as the mobile platform becomes more reliable new areas of enterprise are finding a foothold to grow. Reports reveal that in one major market, South …

  • African communicators plan Africa re-branding strategy for 2010

    Posted July 15, 2008 By in Featured With | 1 Comment

    African communications experts will meet at the 3rd Annual 2010 National Communication Partnership Conference on 29 and 30 July to strategize about the steps they will take to maximize the tremendous advantage the upcoming 2010 World Cup will bring to South Africa in particular and Africa in general. Under the theme “Africa’s time has come …

  • AfriMonitor launches in beta

    Posted June 30, 2008 By in Featured With | 1 Comment

    After many years of working on products with African culture as a central subject, I am again launching a product which I think is missing in the marketplace. Throughout my years as an entrepreneur, I have had to conduct endless market research and have found a serious lack of information about the African market. While …

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