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Marketers anticipate greater privacy regulation in 2020 [report]

Ahead of International Data Privacy Day, privacy-first marketing is the focus of the policy chapter of Warc's Marketer's Toolkit 2020...

27 Jan 2020

Scan Display Rwanda delivers seamless solution at AIDS conference
Scan Display Rwanda delivers seamless solution at AIDS conference

Scan Display Rwanda was contracted to supply shell scheme and custom package stands for a 3,500m² exhibition at the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa, held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 2-7 December 2019...

Issued by Scan Display 27 Jan 2020

2020 competition to design emergency operations centre in Africa launched
2020 competition to design emergency operations centre in Africa launched

The Balouo Salo non-profit organisation has launched the 2020 edition of the Kaira Looro Competition which aims to design an emergency operations centre for the resolution of humanitarian emergencies in Africa...

27 Jan 2020

Inaugural Storytellers Gala to celebrate 100 years of radio
Inaugural Storytellers Gala to celebrate 100 years of radio

New York Festivals Radio Awards will host its inaugural Storytellers Gala on Tuesday, 21 April, celebrating 100 years of radio...

24 Jan 2020

#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

22 Jan 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain
#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2020

Grand Prix winning campaign; Fox Cricket.
Effective Use of Tech winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of eight winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, two Silvers and three Bronzes - have been awarded in the Effective Use of Tech category...

22 Jan 2020

Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7
Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7

Technology companies have the opportunity to thrive as key players in the age of the digital revolution. With the agenda of the 4IR currently at the forefront in South Africa, the empowerment of small tech businesses is critical especially as they are the backbone of the economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jan 2020

Katrin Robertson, CEO of BlowUp media.
Head judge announced for World Out of Home Organisation Awards

Nominations are now open for The World Out of Home Organisation Awards and the organisation has announced that Katrin Robertson, CEO of BlowUp media will head the Organisation's panel of judges for its 2020 Awards...

21 Jan 2020

NYF Advertising Awards announces Financial Category executive jury for 2020
NYF Advertising Awards announces Financial Category executive jury for 2020

The New York Festivals Advertising Awards has announced the inaugural 2020 Financial Category executive jury (formerly Midas), including SA's Tom and Dana Cullinan...

21 Jan 2020

YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of emerging markets: EMEA
YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of emerging markets: EMEA

YouTube announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective April 2020...

21 Jan 2020

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Disney is removing 'Fox' from the production company's future branding

After buying 21st Century Fox in a $71bn deal last year, Disney is reportedly removing the word "Fox" from the production company's future branding...

By Shereesa Moodley 20 Jan 2020

Sarah Owen, senior editor, WGSN. Image supplied.
Conscious consumerism to have significant impact on marketing strategies in 2020

Warc has revealed that 84% of respondents to Warc's Marketers Toolkit survey said conscious consumerism and sustainability would have a significant or some impact on marketing strategies in 2020...

20 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: A truer, more meaningful narrative for the African child
#BizTrends2020: A truer, more meaningful narrative for the African child

If brands want to succeed in South Africa and the rest of Africa, they need to love and appreciate Africa and the rich diversity that unifies instead of divides us...

By Kamo Mogashoa 17 Jan 2020

Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.
Botswana film to be screened at Sundance Film Festival

Okavango, a documentary by world-renowned, Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert has been selected by the prestigious Sundance Film festival to be screened for audiences in the US, later this month...

16 Jan 2020

Mimi Kalinda, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda and raised in South Africa, is the Group CEO and co-founder of Africa Communications Media Group.
#BizTrends2020: 4 PR business trends you can expect in 2020

It's the start of a new decade, and 2020 is certain to mark a shift in focus when it comes to the public relations (PR) and communication landscape...

By Mimi Kalinda 16 Jan 2020

First-deadline shortlist for The One Show 2020 Awards announced
First-deadline shortlist for The One Show 2020 Awards announced

The One Show has released it's first-deadline shortlist for the 2020 Awards with McCann NY and BBDO NY leading the way...

16 Jan 2020

Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood' campaign, Babyshop. Image supplied.
Effective Channel Integration winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

The winners for the Effective Channel Integration category of Warc's Media Awards 2019 have been announced and the Grand Prix has been awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for 'Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood''...

15 Jan 2020

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor
Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor

Market research provider Euromonitor International has released its 'Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020' report. The annual report identifies the most impactful trends driving consumer behavior, values and habits in the year ahead...

14 Jan 2020

Adebola Williams, the CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria. Image supplied.
The business of political PR: Advising heads of states in Africa

Maryanne Maina interviews Adebola Williams, CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria, a political communications company, on their mission to galvanise a generation to make informed choices...

By Maryanne Maina 14 Jan 2020

Linah Maigurira, retail industry manager, Google South Africa.
#BizTrends2020: AI will be more powerful than fire in the future

We need to prepare for a future when everyone uses the internet on their phone, says Linah Maigurira, Google head of retail, sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa

With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...

By Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The golden age of content
#BizTrends2020: The golden age of content

WarnerMedia's director of channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel, Julien Borde, visited South Africa recently and spoke about the content trends for 2020...

10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want
#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want

Although this generation has less spending power than Millennials, it is estimated that 40% of consumer spending will be attributed to Generation Z consumers in 2020...

By Semona Pillay 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Huge business and investment momentum in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Huge business and investment momentum in Africa

Africa has carved a unique path by steam-rolling traditional structural challenges and issues...

By Graham Deneys 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

By Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

Jury member Benoit Weisser, chief strategy officer, Ogilvy Asia. Image supplied.
Best Use of Data winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of nine winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, three Silvers and three Bronzes - in the Best Use of Data category for Warc Media Awards 2019...

8 Jan 2020

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A look back at Pan-African PR and marketing trends in 2019

Jordan Rittenberry looks back at the past twelve months and plan for what's to come...

By Jordan Rittenberry 8 Jan 2020

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