MOBILE WEST AFRICA 2017 OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Early confirmed partners include:

Gold Partner
BBM

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BBM is one of the largest mobile messaging applications. Moving beyond BlackBerry devices, the app now has over 100 million installs on Android, iOS, and Windows. Since it was created in August 2005, BBM has evolved from a pure messaging application for communication (text and video) to a social eco-system unifying chat, social, commerce and services including games.

On 27 June 2016, Creative Media Works, a division of PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk. (Emtek, IDX:EMTK) - one of Indonesia’s largest media, content and technology businesses - announced a strategic alliance with BlackBerry Limited to accelerate consumer BBM’s research and development in offering new and exciting features, services and content to the global consumer market. As part of this strategy, BBM is making its APIs available to expedite the growth of partners and consumer services such as: — Content – music and video streaming, games, sports, news, celebrity blogs, horoscopes and more  — Commerce – shopping, gifting and coupons/vouchers — Online to Offline Commerce – booking movies, travel, health services, real-estate or job postings — Finance – P2P payments, money transfer, mobile phone re-charge, and utilities billing

Creative Media Works now operates under the BBM banner as a stand-alone consumer focused business with teams operating from Waterloo, Mississauga, Ottawa, Singapore, Jakarta, UAE and South Africa. For more information, visit www.bbm.com.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BBM and BBM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved.

Gold Partner
MOBI HUNTER

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The Mobi Hunter is a mobile media agency focused on Africa, offering a premium multi-platform approach to advertising and media buying.

We have full exclusivity of media with social network apps 2go and Nimbuzz, reaching over 22 million users with these platforms in Africa alone. Other agency specialties include programmatic advertising (video desktop and mobile), multi-territory African campaigns & management, music, and traditional SMS advertising.


The Mobi Hunter is active in over 11 African countries.

Consumer Research Partner
KASI INSIGHT

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KASI Insight is Africa’s most innovative research and advisory firm. Since 2013 we have built the capacity to disrupt the African market research industry.

We deliver a typical project involving several thousand respondents in as many as 10 African countries in 15 days. The comprehensive reports we create for our clients present facts-backed analyses from highly experienced professionals.

www.kasiinsight.com

Lead Industry Media Partner
TECHCABAL

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TechCabal is Nigeria’s largest online technology publication. Promoting conversations around mobile, technology and internet in Africa, it reaches audiences in Nigeria and 192 other countries and territories including the US, India, Kenya and the United Kingdom.

TechCabal consists of the main site; Radar (http://radar.techcabal.com), the fastest-growing forum for technology audiences in Africa; and the daily digest that provides a round up of African technology news.

TechCabal is fully owned by Big Cabal Media Limited, an African digital media company that develops content for African audiences.

www.techcabal.com

PR Partner
WIMBART

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Wimbart is a London-based boutique public relations company with a heavy emphasis on Africa and emerging markets. Working with some of Africa's most exciting and innovative companies and entrepreneurs, Wimbart produces hyper-targeted, relevant and meaningful media campaigns for a range of international clients, focussing on tech, start-ups and entertainment.

Wimbart’s clients are found on the pages, airwaves or screens of some of the world's most reputable media, including the BBC, FT, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, Economist, CNN and Bloomberg.

www.wimbart.com

Supporting Organisation
MEF

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The Mobile Ecosystem Forum is a global trade body that acts as an impartial and authoritative champion for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem. We provide our members with a global and cross-sector platform for networking, collaboration and advancing industry solutions.

The goal is to accelerate the growth of a sustainable mobile ecosystem that drives inclusion for all and delivers trusted services that enrich the lives of consumers worldwide.

Established in 2000 and headquartered in the UK, MEF has chapters across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin and North America.

www.mobileecosystemforum.com

Media Partner
APPSAFRICA

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Appsafrica.com is a pan-African mobile and technology news and advisory service dedicated to delivering the latest insight on mobile, tech and innovation in Africa. Appsafrica Advisory provides strategic, tactical and operational advisory services for mobile and tech ventures planning to launch or expand in Sub-Saharan Africa, while the Appsafrica Innovation Awards celebrate and connect the best in mobile and tech from across the pan-African tech ecosystem.

www.appsafrica.com

Media Partner
BELLA NAIJA

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Founded in 2006, BellaNaija is now Africa’s leading lifestyle website.

With over 10 million pageviews per month and over 2 million followers across its social media channels, BellNaija continues to set the pace with quality content, an engaged audience of BellaNaijarians, and an ethos that celebrates positivity and success in Nigeria and across the continent.

Media Partner
THE GUARDIAN

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The Guardian is an independent newspaper, established for the purpose of presenting balanced coverage of events, and of promoting the best interests of Nigeria. It owes allegiance to no political party, ethnic community, religious or other interest groups. Its primary commitment is to the integrity and sovereignty of the Federation of Nigeria, and beyond that to the unity and sovereignty of Africa.

Visit us at www.guardian.ng

Online Media Partner
PULSE NIGERIA

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Pulse is Nigeria’s leading online news brand, reaching a young urban population. It is well known for its entertainment and lifestyle content, and its videos are also very popular. — +200 Million Monthly Impressions — +17 Million Monthly People Reached

Online Media Partner
BUSINESS INSIDER

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Created for the digital generation, Business Insider uses fast, fun, informative storytelling to cover the news and embrace the themes of positive change and innovation. — +600,000 monthly readers from Pulse’s markets — +1,200,000 monthly sessions from Pulse’s markets — +4,300,000 monthly pageviews from Pulse’s markets

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