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MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 1 hour ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa

MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort...

11 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The rise and rise of 'Wakanda' marketing

With Black Panther came a new kind of storytelling: one that celebrated cultural backgrounds and strengths...

By Uzoma Ukah 12 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

A Cultural Economies Conference for Fak'ugesi

Cultural Economies Conference launched at Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival...

15 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more

As the oceans warm, fish are moving to stay in temperature zones where they have evolved to live. This is helping some species, hurting others and causing a net reduction in potential catch...

By Chris Free 15 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Global cinema advertising is second-fastest growing ad medium of 2019

Early forecasts by marketing intelligence service Warc places global cinema advertising behind the internet as the second-largest growing ad medium in 2019...

15 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kenya finalising its plan to tax YouTube and Netflix

The Kenyan ICT ministry is in the final stages of developing a framework that will be used to tax foreign online streaming media services such as YouTube and Netflix...

16 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest

Ghana's Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the country...

By Alfred Oteng-Yeboah 17 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

How outbreaks like Ebola extract huge social and economic costs

Epidemics, or infectious disease outbreaks, are invariably disruptive and tend to have far-reaching effects on individuals and communities...

By Abdhalah Ziraba 18 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

2019 Global Awards live judging sessions to be held in 8 countries worldwide

Eight Global Awards live judging sessions will be held at agencies around the world...

19 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mo Abudu: Woman of many firsts

A trailblazer in changing the negative narrative about the continent of Africa...

By Phindile Xaba 1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant

Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa, advancing efforts to monetise gas resources through the creation of a domestic gas-to-power infrastructure...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Advertising Week reveals speaker line-up

Global thought leaders coming to Johannesburg for inaugural Advertising Week Africa...

1 day ago

RETAIL

Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet

It was inspiring to read about the launch of Waitrose's trial in Oxford offering consumers a range of products free of packaging. Their system isn't revolutionary - smaller supermarkets have been doing the same thing...

By Alison Stowell 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Guinea media leader arrested

The African Editors Forum (TAEF) strongly condemns the arrest of one of the leading lights of African media, Souleymane Diallo of Guinea Conakry...

1 day ago

ICT

Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform business

The 2019 Gartner "Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa" features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years. They are smart city frameworks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and low earth orbit satellite systems.

1 day ago

ICT

Africa Data Centres Nairobi now PCI DSS compliant

Africa Data Centres becomes the first neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant...

1 day ago

TOURISM

Africa Trade Week shows strong growth as international trader numbers rise

The trading week saw over 500 business from 67 countries travel to Johannesburg to be a part of multi-sectoral trade across Africa...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

What does public relations mean to you?

Many companies have a perception of what public relations (PR) is. More often than not, they confuse PR with marketing and branding with advertising...

By Liesl Simpson 1 day ago

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