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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Oju officially launches all 65 Afro emoticons

Powered by Mi-Fone, the first African mobile devices brand, 'Oju', (literally meaning 'faces' in the Yoruba language from Nigeria), has revealed the full range of 65 Afro emoticons at the global launch for the brand late last week.

15 Apr 2014 08:49

Get tickets for 2014 Loeries Creative Week Cape Town now

Loeries Creative Week Cape Town will be running from 15-21 September 2014 and tickets are now available.

2 Apr 2014 07:41

ACEC gets new logo, seeks volunteers

Arterial Network's 4th African Creative Economy Conference, organised in partnership with the associations Racines/Arterial Network Morocco, has revealed its new logo and is also calling for volunteers for this year's conference.

1 Apr 2014 11:31

Oju Africa launches 15 Afro emoticons

Subsidiary of African mobile manufacturer Mi-Fone, Oju Africa has introduced what is said to be the first offering of Afro emoticons, reports Screen Africa.

31 Mar 2014 10:31

Winning advertising creative - you get what you brief

A brand manager's dream: Produce a TV advert showcasing the benefits of a product whilst bringing a tear to the consumer's eye and galvanising them to rush out to purchase it.

By Dina Saffer-Myers 18 Mar 2014 15:51

New brand identity for African Press Organisation

African Press Organisation (APO) revealed its new corporate brand identity late last week, designed to reflect the company's core values: dynamism, professionalism and the quality of service it provides.

18 Mar 2014 06:09

Have you entered the 2014 Tabbies?

CLEVELAND, US: The 2014 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers.

11 Mar 2014 06:26

[Design Indaba 2014] BizTakeoutsTV at Design Indaba 2014

The CTICC in Cape Town played host to Design Indaba 2014. BizTakeoutsTV was there to catch up with conference speakers and buyers visiting the expo for their views on this year's event. (video)

7 Mar 2014 08:20

Using animation to make sense of big data

There are a number of specialists who all contribute to analysing and interpreting big data. We'd like to add a less obvious specialisation into the mix, namely animation and gaming.

By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54

[Design Indaba 2014] "Let's design the future of urban Africa" - Issa Diabate

Those who did arrive early on Friday at the Design Indaba were rewarded by listening to Issa Diabate, who apparently even trended on Twitter during his presentation.

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2014 11:10

[Design Indaba 2014] From design to advertising

At a creative conference you always expect to hear from pros in the industry, but boy, was Marcello Serpa a treat on day two of Design Indaba. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Feb 2014 12:24

A future of 'smart cities' in Africa

Due to increased access to connectivity and the associated predicted urbanisation, African cities wishing to uplift their populations into the 21st century are going to have to start focusing today on what the city of tomorrow will look like, according to professional services firm Deloitte.

25 Feb 2014 10:43

Jury presidents for Cannes Lions announced

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity organisers have announced the jury presidents, including the first jury president for the new Product Design Lions category.

20 Feb 2014 09:21

[2014 trends] African Renaissance

It is hardly clairvoyant to acknowledge that Africa's natural and human resources will be pivotal in almost every category you care to name in the decades to come; here's how...

By Terry Levin 10 Feb 2014 13:51

MoMo Nigeria to run mobile software app contest

Local information and communications technology development firm, Mobile Monday (MoMo Nigeria), will be running a contest for mobile software application developers and designers in the country.

20 Jan 2014 11:16

[2014 trends] The big trend? Africa is on trend

The world is going gaga over culture, design and art from Africa, but back here on the continent we're innovating exciting solutions to uniquely African challenges. Here are my thoughts on the four biggest trends related to Africa...

By Oresti Patricios 20 Jan 2014 07:06

2014 Tabbie Awards open for nominations

CLEVELAND, US: The 2014 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website.

17 Jan 2014 06:47

How to build a great social media team

A question I've asked myself personally - the Society team started as two people in 2011, it's now 12, so we ask this in one way or another pretty regularly. This is also a question clients wanting to build their own teams have regularly asked us.

By Daniel Pinch 5 Nov 2013 05:50

Best of African fashion on show at MBFW Africa

African Fashion International (AFI) is hosting the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa (MBFW Africa) which is running until tomorrow, 2 November 2013.

1 Nov 2013 10:18

#AmazeAfrica to take place at Fashion Week Africa

#AmazeAfrica, an initiative from Samsung Electronics Africa, will take place on the opening night of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa on Wednesday, 30 October at the Pretoria City Hall.

29 Oct 2013 11:32

MetropolitanRepublic apologises to Loeries, marketing industry

The Loeries has received an apology from MetropolitanRepublic, in which statements made during a recent radio interview have been recanted.

28 Oct 2013 07:41

MetropolitanRepublic's Project Uganda stripped of Grand Prix

It has recently come to the attention of the Loeries that the 'Project Uganda' entry for MTN, created by MetropolitanRepublic, does not meet the Loeries entry criteria.

19 Oct 2013 11:12

Brand building for the internet

In a world of print magazine ads, television commercials and billboards, what the face of your brand looked like was more important than just about anything.

By Chemory Gunko 7 Oct 2013 06:48

ACEC 2013 announces cultural programme

The Annual African Creative Economy Conference (ACEC) takes place for the first time in Cape Town, from 6-9 October 2013 - and a parallel programme of African cultural events is on offer for delegates and locals alike.

1 Oct 2013 13:31

africa.com a popular domain purchase

Submissions for the acquisition of africa.com domain names are flooding in, as brands seek to gain an internet tag associated with the continent.

By Nanine Steenkamp 26 Sep 2013 06:06

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

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

Y&R: I have an agency...

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

Nation Media Group revamps site

Nation Media Group, reportedly East Africa's largest media house, has revamped the Daily Nation website. The revamped site was launched to bloggers at an event on Wednesday, 14 August 2013, in Nairobi.

16 Aug 2013 12:27

Nigerian artists, illustrators invited to submit comic book designs

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Nigerian publisher Kachifo are inviting young Nigerian artists and illustrators (16-34) to submit their designs for a comic book based on the Shuga TV series.

1 Aug 2013 14:13

DnA Africa kicks off

The Designer and Agent Showcase Africa (DnA Africa) opened yesterday at Zen in Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. The show promotes emerging and established African fashion designers and their brands and hopes to connect them to local and international fashion buyers, giving them a stepping-stone to the retail industry.

1 Aug 2013 09:40

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