African teams shine in Google Online Marketing Challenge

INTERNET

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
African teams shine in Google Online Marketing Challenge

Eight student teams from four universities in Sub Saharan Africa made it to the top 60 teams in the world in this year’s Google Online Marketing Challenge.

The challenge saw hundreds of student teams across the world an AdWords online advertising budget of USD250 each and three weeks to help a local business improve their marketing campaign.

A total of 11,000 students from 86 countries/territories participated in this year’s challenge, among them 47 student teams from 26 universities in 10 countries in Sub Saharan Africa .joined their peers from all over the world in this year’s challenge.

Google reports that eight student teams from four universities in Sub Saharan Africa made it to the top 60 teams in the world. Of the eight African teams, two are among the 15 teams in the world that were ranked as finalist while six are among the 45 teams ranked as semi-finalists.

They included:

Finalist teams from Africa:

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Ghana

Team: Maria Meier (Lecturer), Lenny Wosornu, Seth Adinkra, Charles Mensah, and Owusu Achiaw Kwasi

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Team: Akomolafe Oladeji (Lecturer), Oladipo Oluwaseyi, Olukayode Didunoluwa Olamide, Oyeside Olalekan, Alagbe Olarenwaju, and Aiyelari Temilolorun

Semi-Finalists teams from Africa:

Rhodes University, South Africa

Team: Jude Mathurine (Lecturer), Gregory Peake, Ntendeni Luvengho, Nicola Haw, and Isabelle Anne Abraham

University of Lagos, Nigeria

Team: Adeyanju Olusiji Ayoade (Lecturer), Longe Olubusayo Anuoluwapo, Obanor Chukwuwezam, Babalola Hisa, Abdussalam Mariam Oluwakemi, and Fadeyi Ayoola Idris

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

In addition to the Finalist team from University of Ibadan, four teams emerged as semi-finalists. These teams were all tutored by Akomolafe Oladeji.

Team 1: Jedidiah Ogwumike, John Itebu, Basima Williams, Aminat Elekuru, Steven Ogah, and Mariam Yinus

Team 2: Oni Samson, Abebe Grace Angelica, Olatunji Ayodabo, Adepoju Emmanuel, Olaoye Oluwafemi Emmanuel, and Ajibade Idris Adeshina

Team 3: Moshood Temitope Omoteleola, Faniyi Olarotimi, Ajegbomogun Peter, Adediji Obitayo, Udenewu Kingsley, and Muraina Atinuke

Team 4: Olufohunsi Tolulope, Dada Boluwatife, Okpara Bobby, Okusanya Tobi, Kuyinu Tobiloba, and Adekunle Idowu

Full 2012 Team Results including other regions of the world

Click here to see the rankings of all competing teams, including Finalists and Semi-Finalists. 



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

Liquid Telecom upgrades Kampala’s International Internet gateway

Infocom, now owned by Liquid Telecom, the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa, has unveiled a major upgrade of its international Internet gateway in Kampala. Read More

Commission calls for enhanced broadband planning

Rwandan President Kagame has presented an open letter from the Broadband Commission to PP-14 delegates, calling for enhanced broadband planning processes. Read More

Liquid Telecom announces UGX 2 billion investment in pan-Ugandan internet infrastructure

Liquid Telecom has announced UGX 2 bn of investment in its Ugandan subsidiary Infocom, to extend its pan African fibre cable infrastructure across Kampala’s Central Business District and to multiple rural towns across Uganda. Read More

MoboFree marketplace opens shop in Nigeria

MoboFree.com, a social market place across Africa,is set to launch its local presence in Lagos, Nigeria as users number grow tremendously. Read More

Bid to restructure Senegal’s online media

A high-level media forum will be held in Dakar in November to seek ways of restructuring the country’s online media to make it more professional. Read More

Mobile internet “greatly improved” lives of 63% of Africans

Sixty-three per cent of mobile internet users in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa have said their lives have been “greatly improved” by being able to access internet via their mobiles, compared to 41 per cent in the United Kingdom (UK). Read More

SAPIS launches virtual event platform to empower real estate professionals

SAPIS, the Sub-Saharan Africa Property Investment Summit, has launched a platform for virtual events to enable Africa’s real estate sector to communicate and participate with ease.  Read More

Fibre optic: Congo-Brazzaville releases evaluation report

The Republic of Congo has released an evaluation report on its fibre optic networks, showing that the country has already completed 53 of the 66 projects to be implemented as part of the country's Central African Backbone. Read More

Agents jostle to join Glo Xchange

The number of mobile money agents around the country has continued to swell as the Glo Xchange train moved to in Imo, Benue, Niger, Plateau and Kogi over the weekend. Read More

Samsung Electronics sets 5G speed record

Samsung has announced that it has achieved an industry best 7.5Gbps speed record and the first-ever, uninterrupted 1.2 Gbps 5G connection while travelling 100km/h. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

Growing African focus on data securityGrowing African focus on data security

Beachhead Solutions’ new SA and Mauritius country manager explains the challenges and solutions around securing customer data and compliance with new personal information legislation.

IN DEPTH

Africa lags on digital migration Africa lags on digital migration

Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.  

COMPANY NEWS

Schneider Electric off-grid, on-profit solutions to create social change in African rural communitie

Schneider Electric South Africa has set itself a target to create access to energy for 20,000 Africans by the end of this year. 

SAP accelerates shift to the Cloud with 41% revenue growth in third quarter

SAP has once again raised its revenue outlook, reporting broad market adoption of SAP HANA and its ‘Run Simple’ strategy validated.