A recent downgrade in Africa's predicted growth reflects many of the difficulties facing sub-Saharan Africa...
22 May 2016
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
Practical Publishing is said to be all geared up for the International Sign Africa and Africa Print Expo taking place from 22-24 August 2012 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This expo is aimed at providing business opportunities, equipment and consumables relating to the printing and signage industries.
14 Aug 2012
The 14th PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference, under the theme "From Local to Global: Media Research in a Developing World", will take place from 26-29 August 2012 in Munyonyo, Lake Victoria, Uganda at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre.
27 Jul 2012
Nigerian Deluxe Colour Productions has partnered with Primedia Out Of Home Nigeria which will provide an investment in the country and its people. The media owner has been chosen by Deluxe because of the company's pedigree, experience and expertise.
25 Jul 2012
Z-Card Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) launched Z-CARD Kenya as its PocketMedia hub for East Africa in October 2011, after entering into a distributor agreement with Kenya-based Ramco Printing Works Ltd.
16 Jul 2012
Traffic calming circles in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, have been tranformed into 'works of art' as part of that city's urban regeneration and beautification initiative. Continental Outdoor Media worked in conjunction with local artists to beautify this road infrastructure.
12 Jul 2012
Nashua Limited has won the award for Best Exhibition Stand - Large Category, at the Africa Print Expo recently held in Cape Town, South Africa. The award provides further validity of the company's recent decision to pour a substantial investment into leading its expansion into production printing.
11 Jul 2012
It is funny to me that the future of traditional advertising is digital. Where people believe that digital will someday kill traditional media, I believe that digital is in fact its saviour. With the fast adoption of smartphones, wireless internet and other mobile devices, the emergence of traditional and digital is most certainly happening in the mobile space.
Clinton Young 28 Jun 2012
CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has held the second of four awards ceremonies to honour a further four of its 15 entry categories; Creative Effectiveness, Media, Mobile and Outdoor Lions winners. South Africa was represented among the winners in the Outdoor, Mobile and Media Lions.
20 Jun 2012
CANNES, FRANCE: A record 34 301 entries from 87 countries have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 59th International Festival of Creativity, claimed to be one of the largest and most prestigious global international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. South Africa's contribution to the record currently stands at 820 entries. This is the summary of entries by country.
7 Jun 2012
NEW YORK, US: The awards evening for the winners of the 2012 CLIO Awards, one of the world's most recognised awards competitions honouring excellence in advertising, design and communications, was held last night. Among the winners - out of more than 11 000 submissions from around the world, were a number of South African entries.
16 May 2012
The 34th Annual Loerie Awards, which take place in Cape Town from 15-23 September 2012, have opened for ticket sales, accommodation and car hire. The two awards ceremonies are limited to 1500 seats per night, so early booking is advised.
26 Apr 2012
Visa recently appointed PocketMedia Solutions' Z-Card to communicate important information about its Visa Debit Card in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.
23 Apr 2012
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.
Lars Deutsch 16 Apr 2012
A separate category for entries from outside of South Africa has been introduced to the Loeries, which has issued its 34th call to enter on Thursday, 15 March 2012. In order to better promote the work being produced throughout the region, "Rest of Africa and the Middle East" will be judged separately to allow improved representation of all regions and offer greater exposure to each region's creative output.
15 Mar 2012
Cartoonists and online publishers have cried foul after the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) announced the inclusion of five more categories for the 2012 NAMISA Annual Media Awards. The media groups said MISA-Malawi should not have left them out because they are also at the heart of media products worldwide.
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 7 Mar 2012
How does a company get things done if not by project management? It has been around since the days of creating the pyramids in Ancient Egypt. Yet even today in South Africa, project management is an under-valued discipline. Even though it is not rocket science, successful projects remain as elusive as the Scarlett Pimpernel.
Karen Parkin 6 Mar 2012
DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.
5 Mar 2012
On a recent audit of a leading cellular network's outdoor media holdings in Africa, I realised that my perceptions and understanding of this medium that I have dedicated my life to would never be the same again. "Reach and frequency" were the basic tenants that I had learnt informally, while somewhere in the back of my mind impact was what I have always believed in.
Tatenda Chiweshe 22 Feb 2012
Lowe Bull is rebranding as Lowe and Partners South Africa after the international parent company acquired a majority share in the local agency. Its two offices become Lowe Johannesburg and Lowe Cape Town.
Herman Manson: @marklives 20 Feb 2012
Samsung Electronics, the long-time supporter of African football, is rallying fans across the continent to show their passion for the game by launching a series of interactive live and online events for fans to gather and share the excitement of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012, taking place in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea.
31 Jan 2012
CLEVELAND, US: The 2012 Tabbies call for entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all B2B magazine editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers. Tabbies' partners include South Africa's SAFREA, and MPASA. [video]
26 Jan 2012
In 2012, things will stay the same. Everyone still believes that marketing has not changed and that social is a channel. Yes they are starting to understand how important channel is but they have not and will not grasp just how much.
Walter Pike 20 Jan 2012
It's been a trying time aboard the good ship GFC (Global Financial Crisis). But like all sailors on the sea of life, if rough becomes the new normal, the seasickness begins to ebb and we can start moving away from being "bent-double" over the side of the boat and assume steadier footing through these turbulent waters.
Mike Abel 10 Jan 2012
PocketMedia Solutions, having already produced four runs of the eight-panel Z-Card, Maputo City Guide, has rolled out another pocket-sized guide ahead of the festive season, to ensure that tourists can find their way around the city with ease
13 Dec 2011