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Kenyan consumer confidence experiences the side-effects of Covid-19
Kenyan consumer confidence experiences the side-effects of Covid-19

Given the current global Covid-19 storm sweeping the world, Kenyan consumer confidence for quarter 2, 2020, was unsurprisingly down 11 points to 88 - a significant drop from what we have seen in the past for Kenya...

Issued by Nielsen 15 Jul 2020

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Africa's changing times in broadcast media: Embracing platforms to keep up with rising competition

As newer and more innovative technologies change how content is created, distributed and consumed, the entry of global players is threatening the local South African market share and compelling local media organisations to rethink their traditional business models to take up the competition in the global context...

By Roman Magis 15 Jul 2020

TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480m
TFG agrees to buy selected Jet stores and related assets for R480m

TFG has entered into an agreement to buy certain "commercially-viable stores and selected assets" of Jet from embattled Edcon for a cash purchase consideration of R480m...

13 Jul 2020

Showmax launches new live-streaming service
Showmax launches new live-streaming service

Showmax is launching a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. Showmax Pro features all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games, as well as a wide range of other live sport events. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after...

Issued by Showmax 8 Jul 2020

Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus
Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus

Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

By Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

V5 Digital launches WhatsApp Enterprise Bots - for use by customers in Namibia and beyond
V5 Digital launches WhatsApp Enterprise Bots - for use by customers in Namibia and beyond

WhatsApp Enterprise coming to Namibia is a big deal for brands. But why all the hoopla...

Issued by V5 Digital 6 Jul 2020

2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition
2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition

A total of 10 short films, including two from South Africa, have been selected for the African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition - which is being held by the Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie...

2 Jul 2020

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NYF's AME Awards 2020 AME Report

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2020 AME Report...

2 Jul 2020

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Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand to Coty for $200m

Global cosmetics company Coty Inc. will acquire a 20% ownership interest in Kim Kardashian West's beauty business KKW Beauty for $200m.

30 Jun 2020

Scan Display's MD elected global association's first African president
Scan Display's MD elected global association's first African president

Scan Display's managing director, Justin Hawes, has been elected president of the Brussels-based International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services (IFES) for 2021 and 2022...

Issued by Scan Display 30 Jun 2020

Three from Africa on Next Creative Leaders 2020 jury (One Club/3% Movement)
Three from Africa on Next Creative Leaders 2020 jury (One Club/3% Movement)

Three creatives from Africa are among the global jury of 88 creatives from 25 countries announced for Next Creative Leaders competition, run jointly by The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement...

30 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones
#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones

Looking for the easiest way to get fast cash for your old phone or looking for a deal on a new phone, but not pay exorbitant prices? Flip Phone could be the answer...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Jun 2020

The 50-year evolution of the Game brand
The 50-year evolution of the Game brand

Popular South African retailer Game celebrates 50 years of trade this year...

26 Jun 2020

African produced TV series nominated at International Animation Film Festival
African produced TV series nominated at International Animation Film Festival

African produced TV series, My Better World was selected for competition at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival...

26 Jun 2020

The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings revealed
The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings revealed

The One Club for Creativity has announced its The One Show Global Creative Rankings for 2020...

25 Jun 2020

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay.
#YouthMonth: Brands need to reverse-engineer the way they think about marketing

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay tells us more about some of the highlights of his young career and shares his views on what is key for brands to keep in mind when marketing to the youth...

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Jun 2020

The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa
The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa

A look at the future of young entrepreneurs in Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2020

Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa

Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

23 Jun 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: Liquidity and the economics of advertising
#ACACaresCovid19: Liquidity and the economics of advertising

In the first episode, industry leaders Thabang Skwambane, MD of FCB Joburg/Hellocomputer and Robbie Brozin, co-founder of global chicken empire Nando's, discuss the topic of liquidity and the economics of advertising. ...

23 Jun 2020

Sony, CSA embark on joint venture
Sony, CSA embark on joint venture

Sony Music Entertainment Africa (SMEA) and Celebrity Services Africa (CSA) have embarked on a new joint venture to facilitate existing artist-brand opportunities and develop new talent on the continent...

22 Jun 2020

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APO Group to facilitate WHO Africa Covid-19 online press briefings

APO Group has collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa for the provision of online press conferences during the Covid-19 pandemic...

19 Jun 2020

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New Brand Love Story 2020 report reveals the world's most loved brands

The new Brand Love Story 2020 report by Talkwalker demonstrates why love is critical for survival during economic downturns to help marketers reposition themselves for the new normal...

19 Jun 2020

Burger King's "Moldy Burger" campaign.
The One Show 2020 announces special awards

The One Show 2020 has announced its special awards, including all Best of Discipline winners, Best of Show, Agency of the Year, etc...

18 Jun 2020

Nigerian retail and consumer landscape may never be the same again
Nigerian retail and consumer landscape may never be the same again

As Nigerian consumers emerge from a restricted living scenario unlike any they have experienced before, there are already big shifts in their consumption dynamics with some behaviours set to never return...

Issued by Nielsen 18 Jun 2020

How KFC's #1 Fan Charmed Millions.
Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Social Strategy winners

A total of 13 campaigns for global brands across different markets and product categories have won in the Effective Social Strategy category of the Warc Awards...

17 Jun 2020

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CMO Council identifies agile brands that have benefitted from opportunities during global lockdown

The CMO Council has picked notable brand stand-outs experiencing an upturn in the global downturn...

15 Jun 2020

Netflix and Nigerian producer Mo Abudu enters multi-title partnership
Netflix and Nigerian producer Mo Abudu enters multi-title partnership

Netflix inks multi-title partnership with prolific Nigerian producer Mo Abudu to develop content from Nigeria...

12 Jun 2020

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One Show 2020 winners to be announced 17-18 June

The One Club for Creativity has announced that winners for The One Show 2020 will be revealed through special online "The One Show For All" announcements on 17-18 June...

11 Jun 2020

Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winners
Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winners

A total of 13 campaigns for a variety of global brands across different markets have won in the Effective Content Strategy category of the Warc Awards...

10 Jun 2020

D&AD Awards Pencil winners: Craft, Impact, Next and Side Hustle 2020
D&AD Awards Pencil winners: Craft, Impact, Next and Side Hustle 2020

129 Pencils have been awarded across the categories, with Jung von Matt AG, Apple, Cossette Toronto, Dentsu, Inc., Mother London and TBWA\Paris amongst the top-ranking companies at this stage...

10 Jun 2020

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