This piece first appeared in Open Africa, a custom digital publication by Ornico that features interviews, insights and business lessons from some of Africa’s leading CEOs, innovators and decision makers. Download your free digital copy of Open Africa here or go…
Ecommerce, in the form of online shopping and online banking, is often held up as the key to prosperity in Africa — a way of ‘leapfrogging’ past the obstacles of poor infrastructure. But there is a flipside to this convenience: the ever-present threat of fraud. Wherever money changes hands, you’ll always find someone who wants to take it away illegally, and buyer, seller and banker are all potential targets.
Video-on-demand is the technology that has started to disrupt our entertainment world. Instead of watching programming on TV, based upon what some network executive has determined people want to watch (at a time preordained by the network), you can use your fast broadband connection to stream what you want, when you want, to any number of devices — iPads, PCs, Smart TVs — anything with an internet connection. No decoder, no dish.
The overall relationship between communications directors and their PR agencies is expanding, but the nature of that relationship is changing, according to the inaugural Global Communications Report, which is produced by The Holmes Report in conjunction with USC Annenberg Centre for Public Relations.
Big international advertising entities are shopping in Africa, strategic PR and communications professional, Kentice Tikolo, looks at the impact in Kenya.
Helena Barnard, a full professor at GIBS talks to why multinationals migrate from one country, one continent to another. She also sheds light on the complexities.
Pepe Marais, chief creative officer of Joe Public United, co-founder and chairman of One School at a Time answers some Open Africa questions on business, the creative industry and building a Pan African creative agency.
Chris Botha has taken The MediaShop from strength to strength. This comes at a time when more channels, most of them in the social media space, present themselves to advertisers. The award-winning exec shares his insights with Open Africa and gives an overview of the shifting media landscape, as he sees it, in the near future.
While poverty in Africa has declined, number of poor has increased - excerpt from Poverty in Africa, with research and insights by: Kathleen Beegle, Luc Christiaensen, Andrew Dabalen and Isis Gaddis.
Nigeria, one of the biggest economies in sub-Saharan Africa, remains a challenge for investors despite the modernisation of the economy and a return to democratic rule in 1998. It retains a reputation for being a complex and difficult market.