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#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem
#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem

Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has officially launched by Uzoma Dozie, the former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2020

TV reporters prepare for a live broadcast during a strike by airline workers in Nairobi. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images.
Decolonising peace journalism - and putting it to work in East Africa

Conflict resolution is a recurrent theme in East Africa. This has prompted the need for innovative ways to create lasting consensus in the region as well as across the continent...

By Fredrick Ogenga 9 Jun 2020

Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa
Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa

Maggi has revealed a new website in Central and West Africa that offers fresh twists to popular African dishes. The brand has also released a second season of Yelo Pèppè...

8 Jun 2020

D&AD Awards announces shortlist for third stage of judging
D&AD Awards announces shortlist for third stage of judging

Following the third stage of judging, D&AD today announce the shortlisted entries for an additional 13 categories. 432 entries have been shortlisted with Dentsu Inc, Apple, Africa, McCann New York and TBWA\Paris amongst the top-ranking companies shortlisted in this stage...

8 Jun 2020

Consumer markets under pressure in 2020
Consumer markets under pressure in 2020

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

By Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

Photo by Jonathan Velasquez on Unsplash
D&AD and Colenso BBDO collaborate on a new five-part series for the Love This podcast

D&AD and Colenso BBDO have collaborated on a new five-part series on New Zealand-based podcast, Love This...

5 Jun 2020

What 5G will mean for marketing
What 5G will mean for marketing

When 5G lands in Africa, it will change everything. Damilola Abodunrin, business head of iProspect Nigeria, explains this new reality...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 5 Jun 2020

Volt Africa wins big at INMA Global Media Awards
Volt Africa wins big at INMA Global Media Awards

Digitally integrated service provider Volt Africa won two prizes in the 2020 edition of International News Media Association's (INMA) prestigious Global Media Awards competition on Tuesday...

Issued by Volt Africa 4 Jun 2020

#NewBiz: Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa announce new partnership
#NewBiz: Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa announce new partnership

News and information platforms for African tech startups Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa have announced a new partnership...

4 Jun 2020

Julia Sudnitskaya/Shutterstock via The Conversation.
Africans are concerned about ills of social media but oppose government restrictions

When it comes to fighting Covid-19 in Africa, the internet and social media have been a double-edged sword. But concerns about misinformation extend beyond the Covid-19 crisis...

By Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 Jun 2020

Kotex launches global She Can Initiative on 100th anniversary
Kotex launches global She Can Initiative on 100th anniversary

Kotex is commemorating its 100th anniversary by committing to expand menstrual hygiene education and access through its global She Can Initiative...

2 Jun 2020

Not ready...? Get set, go! An Africa recovery playbook
Not ready...? Get set, go! An Africa recovery playbook

There's no set Africa 'recovery playbook'. Our experts at Kantar have curated a set of insights which will surely help one see opportunities that the Covid-19 crisis, as other common crises, bring to brands, businesses and society at large...

By Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 2 Jun 2020

Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awards
Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awards

Cape Town Tourism's Love Cape Town, The Movie has been awarded the first prize in the "Tourism Destination - City" category at the International Tourism Film Festival, Africa Awards, while Cape Town Tourism's Welcome to Khayelitsha was awarded second prize.

29 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett
#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett

The Crazy Store MD shares how the in-store environment has had to change to prioritise health and hygiene, and why offering customers value for their money is more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2020

Brian Wieser, global president, Business Intelligence, WPP.
The impact of Covid-19 on global advertising investment [report]

Brands cut $50bn from global adspend in wake of Covid-19, according to Warc's new report; Global Advertising Trends: The impact of Covid-19 on ad investment...

28 May 2020

Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced
Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced

Winners of the 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards were announced at a virtual awards ceremony following travel restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic...

28 May 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers
Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

27 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity
#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity

Terry Levin, creative director at Bizcommunity, shares her views of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the company is navigating these unusual times...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 May 2020

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

Old Mutual creates impact in Ghana with huge building wrap in Accra
Old Mutual creates impact in Ghana with huge building wrap in Accra

Financial services giant Old Mutual is driving awareness of its brand in Ghana with a massive building wrap on a strategic Global Out of Home Media site in the heart of the capital city of Accra...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 25 May 2020

Kemble Morgan
#LockdownLessons: Keeping spirits lifted while working from home

Young Living Essential Oils opened its South African office just 7 months ago, and now, like many of us, the local team is having to adapt to do business under lockdown...

22 May 2020

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A moment of reckoning for business

As the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts lives and damages economies, society is looking to big business for leadership and solutions. So far, however, the private sector has not lived up to expectations, Edelman's most recent Trust Barometer data shows...

By Jordan Rittenberry 21 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industry
How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industry

The Covid-19 crisis has hit the luxury and fashion industry hard. According to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, sales in these two sectors could drop by 25% to 30%...

By Isabelle Chaboud 20 May 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

BBDO Minneapolis with BBDO New York's “The Infinity Classroom” for Theirworld.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: The New York Times Magazine wins four Gold Cubes

The New York Time Magazine wins four Gold Cubes on the second day of ADC 99th Annual Awards...

19 May 2020

Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa
Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa

Tertius Carstens, the current CEO of Pioneer Foods, has been appointed CEO of PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect...

19 May 2020

Impact BBDO Dubai with BBDO Pakistan Lahore and Samar Minallah Khan Islamabad's “Truck Art Childfinder” on behalf of Berger Paints.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: 36 Cube winners in Fashion Design and Illustration

Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on the first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity and the world's longest continually-running program celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising...

18 May 2020

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Controls to manage fake news in Africa are affecting freedom of expression

Governments across the world are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source of frustration. Some are now referring to this fake news phenomenon as a 'disinfodemic'...

By Ashwanee Budoo 18 May 2020

Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi is arrested during a protest in Nairobi in 2014. AFP via Getty Images.
New media voices are telling Kenya's Covid-19 stories - from the ground up

In the last two months, a wide range of Covid-19 news stories have provided multiple perspectives on the scale and impact of the pandemic in the Kenyan context...

By Wambui Wamunyu 18 May 2020

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