African brands are among fastest-growing globally
African brands are among fastest-growing globally

African nation brands advance in brand value, with six out of the world's 10 fastest-growing coming from the continent...

2 days ago

AfDB releases economic report in three African languages
AfDB releases economic report in three African languages

African Development Bank releases first-ever highlights of 2018 African Economic Outlook in Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili...

9 hours ago

How data and content is powering marketing innovation in Africa
How data and content is powering marketing innovation in Africa

Data and content will be the two factors that continue to drive innovation for African brands across the continent...

By Cathy Ibal 8 Jun 2018

Using media relations to promote Africa
Using media relations to promote Africa

The anticipation of new business on the continent means that investors will also be looking for reputable communications companies to uphold a positive image for them in the media space...

By Nhlanhla Kubeka 7 Jun 2018

US-based OMN TV explores opportunities in Ethiopia
US-based OMN TV explores opportunities in Ethiopia

US Based OMN Television team en route to Ethiopia to 'explore opportunities' to open local branch offices...

7 Jun 2018

Temitope Iluyemi, associate director, global government relations, Procter & Gamble.
Brands need to lead gender equality in Africa

Gender equality is a powerful driver for change and prosperity on the African continent, but brands need to take a leadership role...

By Temitope Iluyemi 7 Jun 2018

Publicis Groupe unveils Marcel; what is it and will it replace creatives?
Publicis Groupe unveils Marcel; what is it and will it replace creatives?

#Newswatch: On 24 May Publicis Groupe unveiled Marcel, its AI-powered solution that will accelerate transforming the organisation from a holding company to a platform, and has since faced a deluge of questions from staff and clients...

7 Jun 2018

Liberian President George Weah.
Weah pushes for media reforms in Liberia

President Weah submits bill to repeal laws against free speech to Liberia Legislature...

7 Jun 2018

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Living creatively

Unathi Dyani contemplates what it really means to be a creative in the advertising industry...

By Unathi Dyani 7 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

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Why performance TV campaigns are rocket fuel for e-business growth

There is a general conception in South Africa that TV campaigns can only be used by big brands wanting to embark on expensive brand building campaigns. This is a myth that needs to be debunked...

By Irina Herf 6 Jun 2018

Africa Innovation Summit.
Developing Africa-wide innovation

Africa Innovation Summit kicks off in Kigali showcasing ground-breaking African solutions...

6 Jun 2018

Alliance Media joins the mission to help bring clean water to communities in need
Alliance Media joins the mission to help bring clean water to communities in need

663 million people in the world live without clean water. That's nearly one in 10 people worldwide. For people in developing countries, clean water can change everything...

Issued by Alliance Media 6 Jun 2018

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Effective Social Strategy winners for Warc Awards 2018 announced

The Warc Awards has announced the 2018 winners of the Effective Social Strategy category...

6 Jun 2018

Launch of Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo, December 2018.
AfCFTA could raise trade by 52%

Preparations for an Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo in December 2018 are underway...

6 Jun 2018

Africa CEO Forum.
Developing woman leaders in Africa

A board of influential African women business leaders has been appointed to strategically position and launch the first regional circles of influence to develop woman leaders in Africa...

5 Jun 2018

Tham Khai Meng, chief creative officer, The Ogilvy Group and John Seifert, chief executive, The Ogilvy Group. © .
Ogilvy announces new chapter

Ogilvy has announced the agency's re-founding and new mission to serve as an integrated creative network that Makes Brands Matter...

5 Jun 2018

South Africa on par when optimising the client-agency relationship
South Africa on par when optimising the client-agency relationship

Traditionally, marketers work with a larger number of creative agencies, but maintain longer relationships with media agencies, though recently these trends are not always true, this is according to the Scopen Agency Scope South Africa 2017/18...

5 Jun 2018

Sustaining growth through partnerships
Sustaining growth through partnerships

Investments, innovation, partnership tops agenda of East Africa Business Summit and Awards, Kigali 2018...

5 Jun 2018

How AI is being used in customer support in Africa
How AI is being used in customer support in Africa

Delivering artificial intelligence-powered experiences and tools to filter social media to empower customer service...

5 Jun 2018

Release of Edelman Trust Barometer in Nigeria.
78% of Nigerians still trust the media

The first bespoke Edelman Trust Barometer for Nigeria has been launched in Lagos. It measures trust in media, business and government...

4 Jun 2018

Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa
Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa

Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online is estimated to be worth $24bn...

By Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018

Somaliland arrests journalists, bans TV stations
Somaliland arrests journalists, bans TV stations

Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should desist from detaining and harassing journalists covering a conflict with Puntland...

4 Jun 2018

#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned
#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned

Uganda is in the news today across the globe for what is being called a "social media tax" on social media users in the East African country, which has in the past imposed draconian laws that curb press freedom and freedom of speech.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2018

New study reveals CMO's hesitant to fully embrace revenue strategy leadership
New study reveals CMO's hesitant to fully embrace revenue strategy leadership

CMO Council and Deloitte Study finds hesitation to embrace analytics skills, forge new C-Suite partnerships and extend strategic role beyond short-term acquisition goals...

1 Jun 2018

Call for innovations from Africa's youth
Call for innovations from Africa's youth

UNDP and Accenture are partnering to change the face of Africa's development by implementing the YAS! portal-platform...

1 Jun 2018

Kora is the blockchain platform empowering social change in rural Africa.
Kora uses blockchain platform to empower social change in rural Africa

Kora aims to engage with existing communities in rural Africa to combat issues that keep communities circling the poverty drain by using blockchain technology in the current financial system in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

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Mobility to rule video in 2018

Video production and viewing become more challenging as goldfish attention span proves longer than a human's...

By Priscilla Kennedy 1 Jun 2018

Wikipedia Conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time
Wikipedia Conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time

A first-ever gathering in the sub-Saharan African region will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites...

1 Jun 2018

Tell authentic African stories by empowering content producers
Tell authentic African stories by empowering content producers

MultiChoice Africa announces Pan-African initiative for film and television industry, to ignite Africa's creative industries...

31 May 2018

Warc's Global Ad Trends report focus on search advertising
Warc's Global Ad Trends report focus on search advertising

The latest monthly Global Ad Trends report by Warc takes a closer look at search advertising...

31 May 2018

Hlukani Pinto, regional marketing manager SSA at Pernod Ricard.
#AfricaMonth: "African consumers are on the rise" - Pernod Ricard

All about the luxury brand's African consumer market and tailoring their 'premiumisation' approach to the mobile-first continent...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2018

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