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Uzoma Ukah,
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

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

3 days ago

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#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 2 hours ago

The Milkmaid film.
Film documents harrowing effects of war on women in Africa

Official trailer released for 'The Milkmaid' film which brings attention to the traumatising effects of insurgency on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa...

10 hours ago

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A Cultural Economies Conference for Fak'ugesi

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

15 hours ago

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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...

16 hours ago

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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

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

Mo Abudu.
Mo Abudu: Woman of many firsts

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

By Phindile Xaba 1 day ago

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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

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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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YouTube to stop monetisation of 'unfair' manual copyright claims

In an attempt to curb "unfair" and "aggressive" manual copyright claims on its platform, Youtube on Thursday announced further updates to its manual claims policy...

By Shereesa Moodley 1 day ago

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PAMRO student bursaries announced

PAMRO provides two bursaries for two Mauritian students ahead of annual conference...

2 days ago

Kabelo Binns is group MD of FCB Wired and Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
Why 9:41 am means something

How confident are you of your brand and product? Could you only put the logo on the box without the brand name...?

By Kabelo Binns 2 days ago

Africa Channel grows Africa-based team
Africa Channel grows Africa-based team

Showcasing the African continent's current, cultural and historical content...

2 days ago

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Direct-to-consumer marketing enigma is not insurmountable
Direct-to-consumer marketing enigma is not insurmountable

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands are threatening retailer market share with their unconventional business models and provocative brand ethos...

By Anjali Lai 2 days ago

Senegal to complete DTT changeover by end 2019
Senegal to complete DTT changeover by end 2019

EXCAF undertakes to complete THE DTT process in Senegal by the end of 2019...

2 days ago

BBC focuses on branded services in Africa
BBC focuses on branded services in Africa

BBC Studios appoints Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services, Sub-Saharan Africa...

3 days ago

Image credit: Lisbon International Advertising Festival.
2019 Lisbon International Advertising Festival gets global grand jury

The grand jury of the 2019 Lisbon International Advertising Festival has been announced...

3 days ago

Media trip to AHIF event sponsored by APO
Media trip to AHIF event sponsored by APO

APO Group will grant an African journalist an all-expenses-paid trip to AHIF conference...

3 days ago

Prevent poor customer service from killing your brand
Prevent poor customer service from killing your brand

SA businesses are faced with a difficult task. They have to find ways to survive in the face of ongoing political uncertainty, eroding investor confidence, and declining consumer spend...

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

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Digital advertising is changing and so should our tactics

One of the things that digital marketers have in common is growth hacking (not the startup kind, the growth kind)...

By Yvette Gengan 3 days ago

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Results from Agency Scope UK 2018/2019 indicate concerns with consumers and the changing digital environment

The completion of the third edition of Agency Scope UK 2018/2019 enable us to note where South Africa stands in comparison...

By Johanna McDowell 3 days ago

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StarTimes to launch 'Blood Sisters' in Kenya

StarTimes subscribers are set to enjoy a new fascinating telenovela series...

3 days ago

Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

We speak to VP of business programming for World Expo 2020 (one of the biggest event on the planet), South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and across the rest of Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

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The (growing) importance of data-driven location-based marketing

Multi-location companies have come to rely on data analysis to drive sales, determine and manage brand reputation, refine operational efficiencies, respond to customer queries and deliver superior customer experiences...

3 days ago

#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?
#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?

"Facial recognition software can potentially recognise a 'Blue Monday' simply by scanning employee expressions"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures
Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures

From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people...

By Beth Perry and Rike Sitas 16 Aug 2019

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