To me, one of the most exciting opportunities in social media and gaming is in the truly emerging markets, the countries one or two economic tiers below what is currently considered the emerging economic group (the latter consisting of countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China). I wrote a few months ago about how interesting Africa is potentially to social game companies and I wanted to expand on those thoughts now that a recent TechCrunch article has highlighted the opportunity. Continue reading “Opportunities in emerging, emerging markets”
As a follow up to my post on Friday (Social Game Opportunities in Africa), here’s a link to great piece on TechCrunch about how most Africans will have Smartphones within five years.
This is a topic I did not expect to be writing about but a recent article in The Economist got me thinking about opportunities for social game companies in Africa. To be perfectly open, this is not a region I have focused on professionally since the late 1980s and I have no first-hand experience with monetization opportunities there. That said, I am going to be exploring the region further and think it may hold potential.
Here are the reasons I am giving Africa a look and ones you may want to consider: