BizTrends 2018

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#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 18 hours ago

African short films on Oscar shortlist

Six African short films are in the running to win an Oscar, selected from 63 qualifying films...

16 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: The agencies of the future will be agile

New agency models, with creativity at the core, but more agile and flexible and inclusive of a variety of talent, will ensure a creative renaissance in South Africa...

By Karabo Denalane 13 hours ago

Partech Ventures launches $70m Africa VC fund

Partech Ventures has announced the launch of its Partech Africa fund, which has secured over €57 million ($70 million) toward its target size of €100 million ($122 million)...

By Tom Jackson 15 hours ago

Instagram, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

BRUSSELS - Facebook's Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said Friday...

17 hours ago

Kantar TNS and Qualtrics join forces to form global customer experience powerhouse

Research agency Kantar TNS and Qualtrics, a leader in experience management, have announced a global partnership to help organisations put customers at the heart of their business...

Issued by Kantar TNS 9 hours ago

African Union finally speaks out about Trump

The African Union's anger at Trump's derogatory remarks on Africa is unusual for an organisation that rarely speaks out, according to the Institute for Security Studies...

3 days ago

WhatsApp launches business app

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses which allows them to chat with users...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Content Candy expands to Zimbabwe

South African digital and content marketing studio, Content Candy, is expanding its operations to Zimbabwe...

3 days ago

iDidTht.com Craft Awards December 2017: Yet another visual spectacular for Absolut

IDidTht's December SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Cameron Watson, creative director at King James, who selected Absolut's 'One Source Live - Africa on Fire' by Sunu from Egg Films for Best of Reel for Direction Craft...

3 days ago

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

3 days ago

Sudan arrests journalists, confiscates papers for reporting on inflation protests

Sudanese authorities should cease harassing and arresting journalists and confiscating newspapers, and should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today...

3 days ago

The competitive edge: Why an effective PR strategy is a must for the hospitality industry

The hotel industry is a highly competitive field, so it is no surprise that an effective PR strategy is paramount to enabling long-term, sustained messaging to keep your establishment top of mind...

18 Jan 2018

Egypt extends state of emergency and tightens censorship

Egypt's parliament voted for a third time to extend a state of emergency. So far, authorities have used the state of emergency to censor media outlets and publications, bring "false news" charges against journalists, reports CPJ...

By Marwa Morgan 18 Jan 2018

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

WASHINGTON - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard on Wednesday...

3 days ago

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism...

3 days ago

Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Kenyan incubator Nailab has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs' skills for scaling their businesses...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jan 2018

Entries open for first African edition of Ciclope

Ciclope, an international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, is coming to Cape Town this year in its first ever Africa regional leg, shining a light on production excellence across the continent...

18 Jan 2018

ADC Advertising, Interactive and Motion/Film Craft juries announced

NEW YORK - The One Club for Creativity today announced full juries for the Advertising, Interactive and Motion/Film Craft categories of the ADC 97th Annual Awards...

18 Jan 2018

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International

Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website

MANILA - Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom.

17 hours ago

New trends in MENA 'rebranding sexual wellness', 'mingling with the machine' and 'halal space food'

2018 report from J. Walter Thompson's Innovation Group MENA forecasts 100 trends, depicting region's fast-paced evolution

Issued by JWT 3 days ago

Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one.

By Megan Bowman 3 days ago

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