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iHub By Jessica Colaço / October 6, 2010

Mobile Advertising in Africa – Ankit Rawal

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We are very happy that Ankit Rawal, Head of Advertising, Africa, InMobi will be giving a presentation at the *iHub_ Nairobi on Thursday the 7th about Mobile Revolution and Mobile Apps in Africa. Ankit prides himself on being a mobile evangelist and is focused on growing advertizing performance within the rapidly growing African mobile ecosystem.  In his role at InMobi, he works to engage and educate brands and agencies on the developing mobile advertising ecosystem.  Prior to InMobi, Mr. Rawal worked at Microsoft Corp. and Oracle in various technical roles. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Management.

Some of the topics Ankit will talk about touch on:

•       African Consumer View of Mobile Advertising

•       Myths, Hype & Realities about  Mobile Adverting

•       How to cultivate the mobile revolution?

•       Mobile Apps in Africa

About InMobi

InMobi is the largest independent global mobile Ad network with around 21 billion Ad requests per month globally .
Mobile today is ubiquitous, personal, efficient in targeting & highly measurable hence making it play a pivotal role in the future of marketing. InMobi helps monetize mobile internet traffic in around 115 countries with 3000+ publishers & 300+ advertisers all across the globe with their expertise in precise Targeting & real time detailed Analytics, they help you track, measure & analyze return on marketing investments.

InMobi has largest mobile Ad network  in the African continent serving around 2.6 billion especially in South Africa, Kenya , Nigeria & Egypt where they work with some of the top advertisers & publishers. InMobi has some around 800+ million ad impressions per month just in South Africa. 235+ million ad impression in Kenya.

The Thursday presentation will start at 5pm and is open for all to come interact with Ankit Rawal

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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  • InMobi and Mobile Advertising in Africa — WhiteAfrican at 08:56:25AM Friday, October 8, 2010

    [...] Zain’s Africa operations. Yesterday Ankit Rawal, head of advertising for inMobi in Africa, spoke at the iHub. He spent a good amount of time explaining why Africa was so important to their growth strategy, [...]

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