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Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa
Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa

The most influential people of African descent that are changing the conversation on Africa globally to that of an 'Africa Rising', have been named in Los Angeles...

3 Jul 2018

Implement GDPR or organisations risk losing business
Implement GDPR or organisations risk losing business

For businesses around the world, including Africa, the implementation of the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is particularly pertinent...

21 Jun 2018

The 2018 Cannes Lions Experience track Grand Prix winners.
#CannesLions2018: Experience Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2018 Cannes Brand Experience & Activation and Creative eCommerce winners announced during the Experience award ceremony...

20 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna
#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna

Knysna Tourism's #SpiritofKnysna campaign pays homage to Knysna's scenic beauty, people and unique spirit, demonstrating the destinations resilience to rise above the trauma of the past year...

20 Jun 2018

Heineken Nigeria campaign with Shazam.
'Connected packaging' leverages World Cup

Shazam is launching an original campaign with Heineken in Nigeria on Monday around the World Cup...

15 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

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

Four fast ways to maximise in-store promotions
Four fast ways to maximise in-store promotions

When economies are under pressure, brand owners must work hard to preserve their coveted customer loyalty and sales...

By Sandra Steenkamp 5 Feb 2018

Mela Events owners,Enelra Booth (L) and Tiziana Tucci (R) with M&N Brands Group CEO, Zibusiso Mkhwanazi.
M&N Brands: Building an SA-owned ad network, for Africans, by Africans

Earlier this week, it was announced that M&N Brands has acquired Mela Events. Here, M&N Brands Group CEO Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Mela Events' owners, Tiziana Tucci and Enelra Booth, let us in on what the acquisition foretells of M&N Brands' pan-African future...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2017

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Taking TV into the real world in 2018 with commercial partnerships

In this era of multi-channel marketing, success is no longer measured by the advert, but rather the full viewer package. Debbie Brady, commercial director for Discovery Networks Africa, lets us in on the importance of commercial partnerships to generate revenue and increase brand awareness...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2017

Dentsu Aegis Network announces Crimson Room Communications officially rebrands as MKTG
Dentsu Aegis Network announces Crimson Room Communications officially rebrands as MKTG

Crimson Room Communications will rebrand to MKTG, a global network brand of Dentsu Aegis Network, signifying MKTG's first official outpost in sub-Saharan Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 7 Jul 2017

In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium
In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium

In-store face-to-face engagement with the consumer still forms a crucial role in both introducing new products, as well as directly influencing the shopper's purchasing decision at the final point-of-purchase.

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 22 Jun 2017

Prints by Moletsane, Nyoni and Kisua Africa.
Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign as a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2017

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Context - the key to unlocking emerging market potential

South Africa tends to fall into the same style of activations - especially when looking at emerging markets...

By Cas Dreijer 18 May 2017

Ricky Wilson takes on the Abu Dhabi desert dunes as part of his 48 Hour Challenge
Etihad Airways throws down travel gauntlet with 48-hour stopover challenge

Etihad Airways has challenged the millions of travellers who transit through Abu Dahbi, as well as UAE residents, to experience as many once-in-a-lifetime activities as they can throughout the emirate in just 48 hours...

8 May 2017

Emirates Twitter Page Leveraging off Jennifer Aniston brand association
When fame is no longer enough: Brand ambassadors in the age of social media

Starting in the 1940s and '50s, celebrity endorsements began changing the marketing landscape. Soap, shampoo, suntan lotion: Ronald Reagan himself endorsed a brand of cigarettes...

By JP Kloppers 5 Dec 2016

NG climate change video, Before the Flood reaches 60 million people
NG climate change video, Before the Flood reaches 60 million people

National Geographic's climate change documentary Before the Flood has reached more than 60 million people worldwide and surpassed a record-setting one billion minutes viewed across linear, digital, streaming and social platforms...

18 Nov 2016

Lipton launches world's first raining dancefloor
Lipton launches world's first raining dancefloor

Lipton's Refreshtival featured a tweet-activated raining dancefloor that kept festival-goers refreshed in the most unique way...

By Amahle Madlala 16 Nov 2016

Talent discovery app comes to Africa
Talent discovery app comes to Africa

Following its success in the US and India, Indi.com, an exciting new video platform launches across Africa. It gives users the chance to be discovered through a variety of fun challenges, created by celebrities and brands...

26 Oct 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 187: PR chat with Marcus Brewster
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 187: PR chat with Marcus Brewster

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Marcus Brewster...

26 Aug 2016

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Uber delivers on ice cream campaign

Ice cream day at Uber included Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya, this year #UberIceCream...

18 Jul 2016

Tips on how YouTube videos can drive consumers to purchase your product
Tips on how YouTube videos can drive consumers to purchase your product

Today's consumer need to stay informed about your product offering and what the benefits of purchasing those products are. You need to find consumers where they are and progressively this is the digital realm - online...

By Nicola Graves 24 Jun 2016

Jovago launches #MyNigeria campaign
Jovago launches #MyNigeria campaign

Jovago.com, has launched an innovative campaign tagged #MyNigeria. The campaign commenced on 18 February 2016 and gives social media users the opportunity to have their pictures of Nigeria promoted worldwide...

22 Feb 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 157: Point-of-sale app and mobile card payments with Yoco
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 157: Point-of-sale app and mobile card payments with Yoco

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 12 November 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Carl Wazen from Yoco...

11 Nov 2015

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 155: Focus on PR - Trust, data and talent with four industry experts
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 155: Focus on PR - Trust, data and talent with four industry experts

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Andre Fourie, Galia Kerbel, Nicola Nel and Ingrid Lotze...

29 Oct 2015

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 154: Rugby players and social media, introducing Super Scouts
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 154: Rugby players and social media, introducing Super Scouts

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 22 October 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Eugene Eloff...

21 Oct 2015

Virtual tourism in Uganda
Virtual tourism in Uganda

A new campaign codenamed Koikoiug has kicked off. It comprises a team of 'Instagrammers' who go out to capture sceneries of different towns...

By Edgar R. Batte 9 Oct 2015

Strategies used by popular brands to make email more personalised
Strategies used by popular brands to make email more personalised

With more and more brands ushering towards unique email marketing strategies, building a strong customer base is more important than ever before. The urge can only be satisfied with more personalised email marketing efforts...

By Prashant Sengar 29 Sep 2015

The three-step process to effective influencer marketing
The three-step process to effective influencer marketing

Essentially, through any influencer marketing project, your brand is hoping to piggyback on a relationship that another has already built up with your ideal target market...

By Mike Saunders 23 Sep 2015

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