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#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson
#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson

This #InnovationMonth, we go behind the selfie with Simon Robinson, co-owner, organiser and head of marketing for Mediatech Africa and owner of the Sun Circle Group...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Sep 2017

New York Festivals ready for AME entries
New York Festivals ready for AME entries

The deadline to enter the 2018 New York Festivals AME Awards for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness is 30 November 2017...

18 Sep 2017

Cannes to launch Sustainable Development Goals Lion at 2018 Festival
Cannes to launch Sustainable Development Goals Lion at 2018 Festival

Cannes Lions will launch the Sustainable Development Goals Lion in 2018, marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

18 Sep 2017

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Africa Safety Tour heads to South Africa, Zimbabwe

Facebook's Africa Safety Tour team is this week meeting with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, giving training, and facilitating workshops on the topic of online safety...

15 Sep 2017

Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows
Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows

Messe Frankfurt has acquired Africa's largest textile, footwear and apparel shows...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Sep 2017

AfricaCom 2017 launch.
Tech, media, telecoms show celebrates 20 years

AfricaCom, Africa's leading media, telecoms and technology show celebrates its 20 year anniversary this year....

11 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: How the affluent engage with international media brands

Sonia Marguin, head of research for Euronews/Africanews and Nathalie Sodeike, director at MediaCT (Ipsos) in Holland shares some key insights from the Ipsos Affluent Study at #Pamro2017...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Data is becoming the oil of consumer marketing

Leana Less, vice president of global connections and media at Coca-Cola, explores the benefits of agile marketing if done correctly at this year's Pamro conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: TBWA/RAAD on winning a Grand Prix in the ‘mother of all categories'
#Loeries2017: TBWA/RAAD on winning a Grand Prix in the ‘mother of all categories'

TBWA/RAAD, The Disruption Company, not only took home a Grand Prix for Nissan's Camelpower integrated campaign at this year's Loerie Awards, but also two silvers and one bronze...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Aug 2017

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#Loeries2017: Strategy and creativity have to work together says Grand Prix winners, BBDO

Impact BBDO's Dani Richa and Net#work BBDO's Gau Narayanan shares combined insights into BBDO's Loeries 2017 experience...

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Aug 2017

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#Loeries2017: Design Army's Pum Lefebure on how to master the art of seduction

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and CCO of Design Army, based in Washington DC was the last speaker of the day at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, where she explained how marketing is a lot like dating, and how similarly falling in love with a brand goes from flirting to romance to seduction...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Aug 2017

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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought

An interview with Fort CEO Shukri Toefy, where he shares insights into the changing value chain of the new creative economy...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

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MultiChoice dominates first-ever CXA Awards

MultiChoice won four out of the six awards awarded at the first-ever CXA Awards held at the Century City Convention Centre in Cape Town last night...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Aug 2017

Pamro confirms conference speakers
Pamro confirms conference speakers

The Pan African Media Research Organisation (Pamro) has confirmed the speakers for the 18th All Africa Media Research Conference...

11 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: What the hell happened to women in leadership? Facebook's Nunu Ntshingila comments...
#Loeries2017: What the hell happened to women in leadership? Facebook's Nunu Ntshingila comments...

Something Facebook Africa's regional director, Nunu Ntshingila finds interesting having spent much time in advertising is that despite there being no shortage of women in the industry, there don't seem to be nearly enough in leadership roles...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Aug 2017

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#RYExecEd: Taking the crisis out of social media communications

A social media crisis is the worst nightmare for many companies, but often happens with the click of a button. Don't panic, though - rather take a deep breath and read up on Mike Stopforth's tips to take the 'cry' out of crisis...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Aug 2017

#RYExecEd: Preparing your brand to ride out the social media sh!tstorm
#RYExecEd: Preparing your brand to ride out the social media sh!tstorm

Mike Stopforth of Cerebra continued his social media workshop held as part of Red & Yellow School's #ExecEd series by explaining trust as a commercial factor for your business.

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2017

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#RYExecEd: Why your brand's missing out if it's not taking social seriously

Mike Stopforth of Cerebra, often dubbed 'the godfather of social media in SA,' began the Red & Yellow School's Executive Education workshop on social media by explaining what's happened in the realm in the last ten years to help us understand what might happen in the next ten...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2017

2017 Fak'ugesi Festival themed ‘Brave tech hearts beat as one'
2017 Fak'ugesi Festival themed ‘Brave tech hearts beat as one'

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will once again be a celebration of technology, creativity, collaboration, and innovation from across the African continent...

2 Aug 2017

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference
Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference...

Issued by Topco Media 25 Jul 2017

2017 celebrates 20 years of Africacom
2017 celebrates 20 years of Africacom

The recent launch event of Africacom kicked off the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of what is described as Africa's largest, influential, technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) conference and exhibition...

25 Jul 2017

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Customer Experience Management Summit returns to Cape Town

The sixth Customer Experience (CX) Management Summit in Africa, taking place mid-August, will explore current and future state of CX to strengthen the industry within the African continent...

24 Jul 2017

In-app ticket purchase for local concerts, events in Nigeria
In-app ticket purchase for local concerts, events in Nigeria

BBM Messenger partners with Ariiyatickets to offer event tickets service to users in Nigeria...

24 Jul 2017

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All Africa Music Awards receives nearly 5,000 entries

The All Africa Music Awards has received 4,816 entries for 2017 submission with Eastern Africa having the highest entries as screening and adjudication processes follows...

20 Jul 2017

Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Badara Thiam, announced in Dakar he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as 'the platform of the future' | ©
Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

DAKAR - Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50% of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago...

17 Jul 2017

Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare
Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare

Facebook Africa is hosting a series of training events and workshops designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses...

13 Jul 2017

London International Awards introduce Regional of the Year Awards in MEA
London International Awards introduce Regional of the Year Awards in MEA

LIA has introduced Regional of the Year Awards to honour the best in each region, which will be an incentive for top companies in South Africa...

11 Jul 2017

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Marketing leadership in the new world

A brand is a symbol of the organisation, but reputation is the overall trust and appreciation that observers feel for the organisation. Marketers focus on the identity and brand of an organisation, but externally the image of the organisation is the perception of observers...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Jun 2017

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