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Facebook chatbot world first for Heineken South Africa
Facebook chatbot world first for Heineken South Africa

Heineken South Africa wanted to run a sales driver campaign in a fresh, innovative way. The iconic beer giant decided to launch a chatbot that would be the first of its kind...

Issued by Techsys Digital 3 May 2019

Mauritian humour used in iconography to celebrate independence day
Mauritian humour used in iconography to celebrate independence day

FCB Cread creates fun 'Kreojis' emojies to celebrate Mauritius' 51st year of independence...

3 May 2019

Loeries CEO Andrew Human encourages everyone to tell better stories.
#AfricaMonth: Advertising's shift beyond 'selling stuff' to tell better regional stories

In our annual #AfricaMonth catch-up, Loeries CEO Andrew Human explains why Loeries 2019 judges are briefed to look for local relevance, and the rising importance of brand humanity and problem-solving in creativity, against the continued shift away from merely punting the client product or service...

By Leigh Andrews 3 May 2019

How tribal marketing will redefine the branding landscape
How tribal marketing will redefine the branding landscape

Over the past 10 years, we have seen digital technology reconfigure the relationships between brands and consumers. The rise of globalised competition has given people more choice than they have ever had before...

By Ernest North 3 May 2019

Meshack Mulaudzi is giving African children positive representation through toys
Meshack Mulaudzi is giving African children positive representation through toys

By simply trying to create a doll that his daughter could identify with, Meshack Mulaudzi embarked on a doll-making journey that spreads positivity to African children...

3 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: 5 must-see cultural spots in Maputo, Mozambique
#AfricaMonth: 5 must-see cultural spots in Maputo, Mozambique

One thing Mozambique definitely isn't short of is shimmering islands and tropical beaches. But, beyond that beautiful Indian Ocean coastline and Robin Crusoe adventure is a destination brimming with culture...

3 May 2019

Pendulum is swinging towards creeping restrictions across Africa
Pendulum is swinging towards creeping restrictions across Africa

Freedom is weakening across Africa and more worrying is the considerable willingness to accept government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security...

By Peter Penar and Carolyn Logan 3 May 2019

How South Africa ranks in the press freedom stakes
How South Africa ranks in the press freedom stakes

It's pleasing that the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters without Borders rates the state of press freedom in South Africa as "satisfactory". Satisfactory is the second best category after "good"...

By Glenda Daniels 3 May 2019

Image via : A woman is reflected next to a poster outside a community hall hosting a night vigil for kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, on January 18, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Community members, friends, family and colleagues of photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed held a night vigil at the Lenasia South Civic Centre. Mohamed was abducted in Syria on 10 January while working with the aid mission Gift of the Givers. (Photo by Gallo Images / Dino Lloyd)
South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, kidnapped in January 2017, is shown alive in new video

A video sent to the NGO Gift of the Givers shows South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, abducted in Syria in early 2017, to be alive. In the video, dated 13 April, Mohamed said he fears for his life and begs for help from a number of people and organisations...

By Jonah Dylan 2 May 2019

Say the same thing, better
Say the same thing, better

Here in Nairobi, we might not have Super Bowl budgets, but we do have bravery. However, when it comes to communicating change, where exactly does that bravery go?...

By Kyle Durston, Issued by 34° 2 May 2019

IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future
IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future

Over the past few months, a Walmart Neighborhood Market in New York has quietly transformed into the company's first Intelligent Retail Lab...

2 May 2019

Fepe International is now World Out of Home Organization
Fepe International is now World Out of Home Organization

Fepe International is rebranding as the World Out of Home Organization...

2 May 2019

David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa. Photo credit for Waiswa: Osborne Macharia.
#OneShow2019: David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa's online judging panel insights

The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week is just around the corner, taking place in New York City from 6 to 10 May 2019. To kick off our #AfricaMonth coverage, David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa share their experiences as online jurors on this year's Art Director's Club (ADC)'s illustration and photography panels respectively...

By Leigh Andrews 2 May 2019

Marketing to consumers? One size does not fit all
Marketing to consumers? One size does not fit all

Personalisation in advertising communication is a key part of the consumer journey. Consumers want a unique connection in exchange for their time, but they're also concerned about how brands use their data. Or are they?

By Maggie Pronto 2 May 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
MuseAfrica block to be aired on Kwesé TV in Ghana

The MuseAfrica block, a 60 minutes of exclusive music content will be available on Kwesé TV (KFS) every weekday from 4pm to 5pm...

2 May 2019

Most digital workplace initiatives will fail to establish new ways of working
Most digital workplace initiatives will fail to establish new ways of working

By 2021, only one-quarter of midsize and large organisations will successfully target new ways of working in 80% of their initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. New ways of working include distributed decision-making, virtual and remote work, and redesigned physical workspaces...

2 May 2019

2019 Dezeen Awards open for entries
2019 Dezeen Awards open for entries

Following a successful launch last year, the second edition of the Dezeen Awards is now open for entries...

2 May 2019

Ceres gets a new highly interactive website from Techsys Digital
Ceres gets a new highly interactive website from Techsys Digital

Pioneer Foods tasked Techsys Digital with the challenge of crafting a website that could be multinational, multilingual and support regional content variation for the iconic South African brand, Ceres...

Issued by Techsys Digital 30 Apr 2019

Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die
Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die

Innovative phygital business models, where bricks and mortar and digital seamlessly integrate, are popping up across the globe. But the best phygital experiences still remain aligned with old-school sales strategies...

By Eben Esterhuizen 30 Apr 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Reporting on China in Africa is too binary

The accuracy of reporting on China's involvement in Africa can be "deeply misleading". What needs to be done to fix it...

By Yu-Shan Wu 30 Apr 2019

Africa Summit.
Promoting US business interests in Africa

Nine Africa Heads of State will attend the US-Africa Business Summit in June...

30 Apr 2019

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to be awarded Cannes LionHeart
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to be awarded Cannes LionHeart

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, has been awarded the 2019 Cannes LionHeart in recognition of her advocacy for women, human rights and social justice...

30 Apr 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Universal Music signed with Nigerian streaming uduX

Universal Music has signed a licensing deal with Nigeria-based streaming music service uduX...

30 Apr 2019

One journalist will win a trip to EurAfrican Forum
One journalist will win a trip to EurAfrican Forum

Media can win an invitation to the 2019 EurAfrican Forum and travel to Portugal to cover one of the most prestigious EU-Africa events...

29 Apr 2019

Mimi Kalinda, Group CEO and Co-founder, Africommunications Group.
How narratives shape our reality

There is a problem with the idea that women need to be specifically empowered in the media, PR and communications industry...

By Mimi Kalinda 29 Apr 2019

The River cast.
Edan TV rolls out new TV show 'The River'

'The River', the new series from the country of Nelson Mandela, arrives exclusively on the pan-African channel Edan TV...

29 Apr 2019

#CNILux: Creating Noonoouri - high fashion's virtual darling
#CNILux: Creating Noonoouri - high fashion's virtual darling

Immaculately-dressed, globe-trotting and adorably doll-like, Noonoouri has made an enviable splash in the world of high fashion - but she only exists on the web...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Apr 2019

2019 Business Innovation Awards entries open with two new categories
2019 Business Innovation Awards entries open with two new categories

Following overwhelming responses from entrepreneurs, the FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA) have been extended to include two more categories, and now represent the entire business landscape in South Africa...

29 Apr 2019

Matthew Buckland
RIP Matthew Buckland

UPDATE: Details have been announced for Matthew Buckland's Cape Town memorial service...

29 Apr 2019

Hellocomputer Cape Town and FCB Cape Town merge to form new agency, HelloFCB+
Hellocomputer Cape Town and FCB Cape Town merge to form new agency, HelloFCB+

Hellocomputer Cape Town and FCB Cape Town have merged to launch HelloFCB+, a new agency with a full-service offering to design, build and run customer journeys.

29 Apr 2019

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