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Why Africa’s growing fintech scene is attracting investors

Article by Tom Jackson for Disrupt Africa A total of 57 African fintech startups raised over US$92 million in funding between the beginning of 2015 and end of May 2017, with the amount of investment coming into the space expected to rise exponentially in the coming years. That is according to the recent Finnovating for Africa report […]

Twitter’s riding a political wave in Latin America

Politics has helped drive usage of the microblogging platform in the region Article by Matteo Ceurvels for eMarketer Investors have banged Twitter pretty hard of late. Criticized for flat user growth, the company’s stock has dropped as much as 13% during recent midday trading. Despite this, users in Latin America have made the platform an integral […]

Podcast: Prema Sagar on the evolution of India’s PR industry

25 years after launching Genesis PR, Sagar reflects on how public relations has changed in India. HOLMES REPORT 07 AUG 2017 // 8:05AM GMT Prema Sagar launched Genesis PR in 1992, when India’s PR industry was still in its infancy, before eventually selling the firm to Burson-Marsteller. She discusses the evolution of public relations in India […]

Social media influencers: The good, the bad, and the overpaid

So popular, yet so hated. Why are social media influencers such a paradox? GULF NEWS, DUBAI: Followed by thousands, these beauty experts, fans of food, and car enthusiasts get paid to post pictures, sometimes earning as much as Dh60,000 per post. But other than getting rich doing what they enjoy, what are some of the […]

Artificial Intelligence market in Western Europe education sector to grow 40% by 2021

The “Artificial Intelligence Market in Western Europe Education Sector 2017-2021” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. The artificial intelligence market in western europe education sector to grow at a CAGR of 38.37% during the period 2017-2021 Artificial Intelligence Market In Western Europe Education Sector 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs […]

6 PR Trends to Check Out in 2018

Shutterstock Article for Forbes by John Hall, CEO of Influence & Co., a keynote speaker, and the author of “Top of Mind.” Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. With barbecues and family vacations every other weekend, it might seem like we’re still in the thick of summer — but believe it or not, 2018 is […]

CEO Activism in 2017: High Noon in the C-Suite

Weber Shandwick, in partnership with KRC Research, released CEO Activism in 2017: High Noon in the C-Suite. The survey of American adults gauges attitudes toward the trend of chief executive officers (CEOs) speaking out on hot-button societal topics, revealing stark generational differences when it comes to perspectives on CEO activism. According to the research, 47 percent […]

Are Asian tech start-ups failing at public relations?

Fragile egos, happy-hour relationships and poorly-pitched press releases: is this really the state of PR among Asia’s budding start-up scene? Mumbrella Asia editor Eleanor Dickinson finds out. The heating up of the Asian start-up scene has given tech journalists a feast of stories, scandals and gossip over recent years. From the unstoppable growth in smartphone […]

The Holmes Report’s Influence 100: profiles from the Middle East

The Holmes Report’s Influence 100 recognizes the most important and influential in-house communicators from around the world. Corporate communications executives are facing more complexity than ever. Not only do major corporations face more intense public and media scrutiny, senior PR executives are expected to deliver more than ever — more strategy, more content, more channels , […]