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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...

2 days ago

Mo Abudu.
Mo Abudu: Woman of many firsts

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

By Phindile Xaba 3 hours ago

Spider-Man director and Shrek producer to attend CT Animation Fest
Spider-Man director and Shrek producer to attend CT Animation Fest

The man behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Peter Ramsey, and the man who produced all the Shrek movies, Aron Warner, are set to attend the 2019 Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF)...

6 Feb 2019

Initiative launched for Egyptian screenwriters
Initiative launched for Egyptian screenwriters

Initiative launched for Egyptian screenwriters...

5 Feb 2019

DTT deployment in Ivory Coast will begin in February
DTT deployment in Ivory Coast will begin in February

The distribution of digital terrestrial television (DTT) will begin in Ivory Coast in February in the Abidjan region...

5 Feb 2019

John Schnobrich via .
3 shifts that marketers need to consider

Success is dependent on how well one responds. Professional marketers are constantly having to evolve as industries shift. The competitive landscape, in market dynamics and consumer expectations, plays a mammoth role in how marketers respond to these shifts in the industry...

By Pieter Geyser 5 Feb 2019

Mindful marketing: A New Year's resolution that will help you achieve results faster
Mindful marketing: A New Year's resolution that will help you achieve results faster

For years, Sylvia quoted best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell's theory that it takes 10,000 hours to master a craft. Whether it's to improve as an athlete, a musician or to be a better leader, it's about the time you put in to master that skill. But then there are people who improve faster than others, so it clearly can't just be about putting in the 10,000 hours...

By Sylvia Schutte 5 Feb 2019

Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing and YPO member.
Global CEOs to reskill, redefine and recycle in Cape Town with YPO

YPO is hosting the world's largest gathering of chief executives, its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, right here in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 2019, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. YPO member Julia Raphaely, also CEO of Associated Media Publishing, shares what to expect...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2019

The brands leading, challenging and exploring in 2019
The brands leading, challenging and exploring in 2019

Coca-Cola dividing their products into three categories - leaders, challengers and explorers - is a good way of defining the future of any brand...

By Jainita Khatri 5 Feb 2019

Messaging platform Slack says it's filed to go public
Messaging platform Slack says it's filed to go public

Slack Technologies Inc. said it has filed confidentially with regulators to list the company's shares in the US...

5 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

Meetings Africa 2019 launches
Meetings Africa 2019 launches

Meetings Africa 2019 working towards inclusivity and sustainability...

4 Feb 2019

Why savvy instant messaging campaigns can drive global brand awareness
Why savvy instant messaging campaigns can drive global brand awareness

With the number of instant messaging app users worldwide expected to top 2.4 billion by 2021, there is no better time for brands to embrace using these platforms as a way to engage with customers. However, care must be taken in its adoption as the rules are still being made up as we go along...

By Marco Broccardo 4 Feb 2019

Africa's economic outlook 2019
Africa's economic outlook 2019

African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit...

4 Feb 2019

Multichoice Nigeria adds three more NTA channels
Multichoice Nigeria adds three more NTA channels

MultiChoice Nigeria is strengthening its content library on DStv by introducing three new 24-hour channels on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), beginning 31 January 2019...

4 Feb 2019

The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019
The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019

For many years, content has been king when it comes to marketing travel and tourism brands. This is changing...

By Natalia Rosa 4 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard looks into conviviality of consumers
Pernod Ricard looks into conviviality of consumers

Pernod Ricard, the distributor of brands such as Absolut Vodka, Jameson Whiskey and Beefeater Gin recently set out to discover "how convivial the world is"...

1 Feb 2019

Access Bank joins CNN in highlighting African arts
Access Bank joins CNN in highlighting African arts

Access Bank is the inaugural sponsor of CNN's newest programme, Africa Avant-Garde, which will tell stories across CNN's TV and digital platforms about contemporary African culture...

1 Feb 2019

Succeed at social media marketing with Namibia's V5 Digital Academy
Succeed at social media marketing with Namibia's V5 Digital Academy

Leading Namibian agency V5 Digital has partnered with D.O. Digital Academy to bring Namibians affordable online courses that enable participants to unlock the power of digital...

Issued by Techsys Digital 1 Feb 2019

African SABRE Awards 2019 extends deadline
African SABRE Awards 2019 extends deadline

The SABRE Awards has announced the final deadline for entries for the Africa competition that has been extended to 15 February...

1 Feb 2019

Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival
Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival

Two years ago Ikea teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to collaborate around modern urban rituals and the importance they play in the home...

1 Feb 2019

Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation with first lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. Image supplied by APO.
Merck Foundation launches "Merck More Than a Mother" Film Awards

The Merck Foundation has launched the "Merck More Than a Mother" Film Awards, aimed at breaking the stigma around infertility in Ghana and rest of Africa...

1 Feb 2019

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Gillette's 'We Believe' campaign - is it the best a brand can do?

Rachel Thompson, insights director at GfK South Africa comments on the recent Gillette "We Believe" campaign that urges men to be their best and leave behind toxic behaviours like mansplaining, bullying and sexual harassment...

By Rachel Thompson 1 Feb 2019

Crisis communication: Key lessons from 2018
Crisis communication: Key lessons from 2018

As a PR professional, crisis communication is all about getting your client out of the storm with the least amount of damage, whether it's to the organisation or its reputation...

By Leago Monareng 31 Jan 2019

3 business non-negotiables for 2019
3 business non-negotiables for 2019

Value in the form of quality interactions and ethics are the biggest priority for consumers in 2019, and this will shape how companies design solutions, deliver services and communicate...

By Leigh Whiting 31 Jan 2019

Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape
Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape

Seven of the top ten fastest growing internet populations in the world are in Africa, and there is an 81% mobile penetration rate on the continent...

By Mike Higley 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 9 Africa Trends for 2019
#BizTrends2019: 9 Africa Trends for 2019

Bizcommunity.Africa has curated our business-to-business outlook for Africa for this year...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Speaking of things yet to come
#BizTrends2019: Speaking of things yet to come

Whilst it is exciting to think of the future and to guess what may or may not come to pass, it is also an undertaking that requires deep reflection...

By Sizakele Marutlulle 31 Jan 2019

Mike Beukes, ECD at Duke Advertising.
#BizTrends2019: These are tumultuous times. These are tremendous times

In psychology, there's a term known as post-traumatic growth. If you haven't already worked it out, it talks to the idea of rising from the ashes. Or, to use a phrase coined by Nassim Taleb, being 'antifragile'. What didn't kill us, made us stronger...

By Mike Beukes 31 Jan 2019

Lara Utian-Preston is the founder of Red Flag Content Relations.
#BizTrends2019: 3D design goes mainstream

While virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree video and photography become the norm within advertising, filmmaking, and content production, their applications across a range of other industries and sectors are also set to exponentially increase...

By Lara Utian-Preston 31 Jan 2019

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