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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.
If you have ever considered purchasing a gazebo for your corporate event, now would be the best time to do so. With summer on its way and outdoor events becoming a regular occurrence, a sensible investment will go a long way toward promoting your corporate image. When it comes to branding, the more surface area and visibility, the greater the exposure!
Audio Branding comes to Africa... Audio branding, also known as sound branding or sonic branding, is the use of sound to reinforce brand identity. Sound branding is increasingly becoming a vehicle for conveying a memorable message to consumers by taking advantage of the powerful memory sense of sound.
Pan-African consumers can now vote for their most admired and valued brands in the inaugural Brand Africa 100 Awards, which coincides with the second annual Brand Africa Forum. The continent's most valued brands will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 29 September 2011 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa .
South Africa has emerged as the most valuable nation brand on the African continent in 2011, scoring a value of US$149.7 billion, distantly followed by Egypt (US$79.2 billion) and Nigeria (US$56 billion) in third place, while MTN is voted Africa's most valuable corporate brand, according to a UK-based Brand Finance study's findings released today, Wednesday 25 May 2011, in Johannesburg by the Brand Leadership Academy.
SADC countries, home to about 280 million people, contribute a modest 2% to the global tourism market despite boasting amazing tourist destinations and having 'solid' marketing strategies in place. RETOSA, a permanent SADC body tasked to develop tourism in the region through effective marketing, met in Durban, South Africa, during the 2011 Tourism Indaba to plot the way forward in removing barriers hampering tourism growth and development in the region.
In-store promotions are here to stay, and with that in mind, Right Stuff has stepped up to the "plate" and come up with a solution that is both ideal for in-store promotions as well as easy on the budget.
The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.
The sixth Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 25-27 May 2011, AMEP - the Mozambican Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Association announced yesterday. The festival recognises advertising agencies, producers and communications companies worldwide especially from Africa and the Indian Ocean regions.
Free-to-air TV station e.tv this year joined forces with Edcon Group to take the seven-year-old Jet Community Awards to another level - to create awareness around community projects participation and give exposure to those who are working hard under difficult conditions to improve the lives of ‘forgotten' people living in socially-disadvantaged areas of Southern Africa.
Botswana promotes own tourist attractions in a bid to keep more money at home.
NEWSWATCH: A South African branding company is under fire in Botswana, having been accused of plagiarising the US$7 billion brand owned by the Russian Beeline Mobile.
According to the group MD and CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Tony Elumelu, the Nigerian bank's ambition is to become the 6th largest bank in Africa by 2010, with long term plans to mature as the leading African bank.
A critical mass of countries are signing on to a plan for India to invest $1 billion in the Pan-African e-Network satellite project, a joint initiative with the Africa Union aimed at developing the region's information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.
The Botswana hospitality industry is one of the country's growth areas – and Compass Botswana has identified function catering and remote site catering as two further opportunities for growth.
Philip Morris International Inc. and British American Tobacco South Africa has terminated their Chesterfield licence agreement.
The Coca-Cola Company and music channel MTV base have entered into a major marketing alliance that will partner the two brands on air, on-the-ground and on pack.
The Liberty Group announces new team for Rest of Africa to drive strategic growth.
The Black Eyed Peas are about to crash onto TV screens around the world as they rock it out in the new Pepsi ad.
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is planning to launch an international marketing campaign in “the next few weeks” to counter what chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke has described as negative publicity on Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's economy may be crumbling, but it's business as usual in the branding business.