The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.
By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013 13:20
Young South Africa is savvier than ever before. If you are looking for a smart and discerning prosumer, this group of kids, teens and young adults will give you more kicks than you've ever bargained for. They know just what they are looking for from any brand, and this makes them that much more satisfying to please. Here are a few trends to look out for in 2013.
By HDI Youth Marketeers Team 31 Jan 2013 11:30
There are several key trends that will present themselves in 2013. From m-payments to HIV/AIDS prevention, emerging markets are leading the way when it comes to innovative uses of mobile technology. Marketers, too, are seeing their roles and responsibilities expand.
By Dr KF Lai 25 Jan 2013 10:57
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
When it comes to international surveys, African brands have some way to go in realising their full potential.
By Chris Human 13 Sep 2013 07:30
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) reported yesterday, 6 August 2013, that it has launched its first-ever ad campaign highlighting what's most important to it "as a news organisation telling the world about entertainment and celebrities from Nigeria and the rest of Africa."
7 Aug 2013 06:12
Aegis Media were asked to do a campaign for Baileys, a Diageo brand, in both Nigeria and Kenya, and 72 hours later had a creative concept and execution plan that fully answered and met the client's brief and saw three of their network brands - Posterscope, Isobar and Carat working as one integrated unit.
9 Jul 2013 12:19
MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, have joined forces with the Nigerian government's National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat a lack of awareness and misinformation about HIV, sexual responsibility and teen pregnancy among Nigerian youth, using the medium of Shuga, MTV's TV series and multimedia campaign.
26 Jun 2013 10:30
AdFu, the audience and display inventory network of sites owned by Kagiso Media, has extended its reach into the African online market by adding the Africa-born social network, Yookos, to its portfolio. This adds even more inventory to AdFu's African value proposition while also helping Yookos to drive revenue growth by maximising inventory yield.
14 Jun 2013 11:10
Eskimi, one of Nigeria's social networking platforms, launched new fanclub function in December 2012 and in just over three months it is reported that the brand has reached and exceeded the one million fan mark.
7 Mar 2013 12:05
Social Media Week, powered by Nokia for a third year, will for the first time take place on the African continent in Lagos, Nigeria from 18-22 February 2013, under the theme 'Open & Connected: Principles for a Collaborative World'.
23 Jan 2013 15:41
ICOM+IN, a global network of independent advertising and marketing communications agencies, has appointed Niche - Integrated Marketing Communications in Lagos, to represent the network in Nigeria.
25 Jan 2013 08:55
A few days ago, prominent Nigerians and communications experts gathered at a forum in Lagos to examine and proffer solutions to challenges facing the country's image.
By Nurudeen Oyewole 22 Jan 2013 12:58
February 2013 will mark the inaugural Social Media Week on the continent of Africa. Social Media Week Lagos brings together thought leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs and everyday citizens from Nigeria and throughout the continent and the diaspora - to explore how people and organisations are connecting to share new ideas and information.
11 Dec 2012 14:46
For its contribution to the development of the out of home advertising category in Nigeria, Primedia Nigeria was awarded the Platinum Brand Award at the recent IMC Movers awards dinner. The accolade is a result of media owners judging their peers within their own industry.
28 Nov 2012 12:27
The CMO Council Africa Advisory Board Meeting is set to take place on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, via live tele-presence linking members and experts in Lagos, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
22 Nov 2012 12:28
Following an increased demand from its clients, specialist ICT marketing and PR agency, DUO Marketing + Communications has announced it will be expanding its presence into Nigeria and Kenya.
30 Oct 2012 16:06
Rufai Ladipo has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Scanad Nigeria Limited, the newest subsidiary of marketing services group of Scangroup Limited and partly owned by WPP. Fagbohun Abiodun Mesharck has also been appointed as head of media, while Kenyan Sameer Ambegaonkar has been appointed as managing consultant. The appointments are aimed at supporting the company's growth and expansion strategy in Nigeria.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 30 Oct 2012 12:23
Howzit MSN has partnered with Ad Dynamo to monetise its growing traffic in Nigeria, following the extension of its brand from South Africa into the rest of sub-Saharan Africa.
19 Oct 2012 10:33
MTN Nigeria recently appointed Z-Card to design and produce a 'MTN Quick Tips' guide about its products and services to bridge the communication gap for its consumers.
20 Sep 2012 13:09
TMKG Media Audit, Nigeria's specialist in out-of-home and outdoor media monitoring has launched Postartrack, a web-based media monitoring tool for tracking, evaluating and reporting all types of out-of-home media displays.
24 Aug 2012 10:37
Nigeria's telecommunications company, Etisalat, says it is set to launch a mobile advertising operation, following 800 000 customers signing up to receive the service during a trial period earlier this year.
By Henry Ifeanyi 17 Aug 2012 12:38
LONDON, UK: Video streaming will be the next big wave of online content use in Africa. There are still considerable network challenges but... the level of existing use shows that once these issues are resolved, the volume of users will be in the millions. Russell Southwood spoke to the biggest player in the market, Google's YouTube. Elijah Kitaka explained how it sees the potential of video streaming being realised.
By Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012 12:45
Leftfield, an independently owned full-service advertising agency based in Cape Town, South Africa, has been appointed as agency of record by FrieslandCampina WAMCO in Nigeria.
10 Jul 2012 15:28
Jason Cumming has been appointed as the managing director of Leftfield, a full-service advertising and marketing agency based in Cape Town, South Africa, and has quietly established a name for itself by helping brands establish a foothold in Africa, notably Nigeria.
2 Jul 2012 11:43
The Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN) has urged unregistered public relations agencies to legitimise their business by joining the umbrella body for public relations consultants in Nigeria and join hands in enhancing the growth of public relations in Nigeria.
18 Jun 2012 12:18
After more than two decades of operating through independent affiliates, advertising group TBWA is preparing to buy equity stakes in East and West Africa.
18 Jun 2012 10:02
CNBC Africa, a CNBC International franchise owned by Africa Business News, has entered into a joint venture with Mozambique's state broadcaster, Televisão de Moçambique (TVM), and will open a bureau in Maputo. CNBC Africa's country bureau representative will be Sunnyboy Mshengu.
24 May 2012 11:35
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Ad Dynamo announced its entry into Brazil yesterday. "Brazil represents an enormous growth market in both online and mobile advertising, and we're very pleased to be launching here with a relevant and established player such as Realmedia," says Sean Riley, CEO of Ad Dynamo.
26 Apr 2012 10:17
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