Facebook Opens First Office in Africa

Social Media giant, Facebook, has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. According to the company the branch will be based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head of Africa.

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Demand for online video soars in SA

South Africans are racing to adopt video and are watching more and longer rich media clips on smartphones, new research shows. According to research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), locals recorded the second highest year-on-year increase in video consumption. The report, which is entitled ‘Mobile Video Usage: A Global Perspective’, says that SA increased…

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Future of Story Telling : Call for Project Submissions

The Rules and Regulations outlined below apply to all entries submitted for consideration of the FoST Prize. Please review this document in its entirety prior to completing your entry form. KEY DATES AND DEADLINES July 24th: Submissions Close Early September: Semi-Finalists Notified October 7th and 8th: FoST Summit, Winners Announced ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS The FoST Prize will be…

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Ebonylife TV and Summview Announce Launch of Premium VOD Platform Dedicated to Content Made in Africa

At the 1st edition of DISCOP Abidjan, EbonyLife TV has announced a strategic partnership with SUMMVIEW (https://summview.com) enabling the launch of a premium multi-screen VOD platform. The accessibility of the service on mobile application (Apple Store, Google Play Store) and online platforms (vod.ebonylifetv.com), will allow EbonyLife TV to offer African Diaspora users around the world, the ability to…

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