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
City Lodge Hotels is embarking on an "evolutionary" brand and logo refreshment exercise, starting with its recently-opened Town Lodge Gaborone.
By Nick Hedley 7 Aug 2013 10:05
Alliance Media has recently been awarded Superbrand Status by Superbrands, the world's largest independent arbiter of branding. The award has been made for the period 2012 - 2014.
Issued by Alliance Media 15 May 2013 12:24
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!
Issued by Right Stuff 30 Oct 2012 10:38
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.
By Lars Deutsch 16 Apr 2012 12:08
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 .
15 Sep 2011 14:25
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.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 25 May 2011 13:45
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.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 May 2011 11:29
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.
Issued by Right Stuff 8 Apr 2011 11:24
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.
15 Mar 2011 13:19
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.
23 Feb 2011 07:22
Kids all over Luanda were full of smiles recently when they were told to "Brinca À Tua Maneira" or "Play It Your Way" in 34's latest campaign.
Issued by 34 1 Dec 2010 03:45
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.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 5 Nov 2009 08:20
South African-based Brand Leadership Group has been central to the election campaign that ensured that Professor Atta Mills, the presidential candidate for Ghana's leading opposition, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), was sworn in as the next president of the Republic of Ghana.
Issued by Brand Leadership 8 Jan 2009 13:29
Thebe Ikalafeng, founder of the Brand Leadership Group will be part of the 10-man jury at the next prestigious Rebrand 100 Global Awards, which will take place in the USA in January 2009.
Issued by Brand Leadership 18 Dec 2008 13:45
Botswana promotes own tourist attractions in a bid to keep more money at home.
29 Oct 2008 09:29
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.
14 May 2008 12:42
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.
5 Dec 2007 09:00
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.
30 Nov 2007 12:04
Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.
22 Nov 2007 14:43
Equity Bank is set to become the biggest bank in Kenya in terms of capital base following plans by a Pan African based investment firm, Helios EB Investors to acquire over 90 million new shares.
By Carole Kimutai 15 Nov 2007 14:52
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.
5 Nov 2007 13:33
Philip Morris International Inc. and British American Tobacco South Africa has terminated their Chesterfield licence agreement.
12 Oct 2007 06:21
India has banned Air Zimbabwe from to flying over its air space because of Zimbabwe's failure to sign an international aviation agreement, a cabinet minister told Parliament Thursday.
By Lebo Nkatazo 7 Sep 2007 11:40
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.
17 Aug 2007 13:01
The Liberty Group announces new team for Rest of Africa to drive strategic growth.
16 Aug 2007 11:21
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.
14 Aug 2007 12:07
The Black Eyed Peas are about to crash onto TV screens around the world as they rock it out in the new Pepsi ad.
By Emeka Enyadike 14 Aug 2007 11:30
Zimbabwe's economy may be crumbling, but it's business as usual in the branding business.
31 Jul 2007 11:49
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