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Tips on how YouTube videos can drive consumers to purchase your product
Tips on how YouTube videos can drive consumers to purchase your product

Today's consumer need to stay informed about your product offering and what the benefits of purchasing those products are. You need to find consumers where they are and progressively this is the digital realm - online...

By Nicola Graves 24 Jun 2016

[2013 trends] Out-of-the-box branding
[2013 trends] Out-of-the-box branding

No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.

By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013

Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards
Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards

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

AFCON 2012: Samsung launch interactive, online events
AFCON 2012: Samsung launch interactive, online events

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

BBA 7 brings double housemates
BBA 7 brings double housemates

Multichoice Malawi announced on 24 January 2012 that the Big Brother Africa housemates of Season 7, will go in the house in pairs, where they will choose whether to pair with spouses, friends or family.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 25 Jan 2012

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

Record year for Cannes Lions entries
Record year for Cannes Lions entries

CANNES, FRANCE: A total of 28 828 entries from 90 countries (725 from SA) have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity, the international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. This is the most entries in the history of the festival.

1 Jun 2011

Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised
Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised

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

Storytelling, social networking, destination marketing: selling tourism online
Storytelling, social networking, destination marketing: selling tourism online

Who is Jabulani the Octopus? When did it last snow on Table Mountain? What does a kudu sound like when it is dying? Why should we care about Australopithecus sediba? What happens when a whale jumps on your boat? And what in the world does any of this have to do with online destination marketing?

By Tara Turkington 25 Oct 2010

Official 2010 Loeries rankings
Official 2010 Loeries rankings

While there can be many ways of analysing any competition, this year the Loeries has introduced official winners rankings which aim to be a transparent mechanism for reporting the outcome of the awards. With the release of the printed Loeries annual, additional rankings will be published, including top 10 tables for all the individual credits, eg ECD, illustrator, writer and director, as well as post production/VFX, etc.

4 Oct 2010

Four Loerie Grands Prix this year
Four Loerie Grands Prix this year

Four Grands Prix were handed out this past weekend at the 32nd annual The Loerie Awards, held for the second time at Good Hope Centre in Cape Town: King James once again in TV & Cinema Commercials for Allan Gray's 'Legend'; the VWV Group in Experiential: Live Events for the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony; Boogerman+ Partners Architects in Architecture & Interior Design for Soccer City aka FNB Stadium aka National Stadium; and Grid Worldwide Branding and Tonic Design in Design Mixed-Media Campaign for the Comair/British Airways SLOW Lounge.

4 Oct 2010

Press harassment hinders Niger's development, watchdogs warn

Press freedom groups agree that an increase in arrests, intimidation and harassment of journalists in Niger is impeding development in one of the poorest countries in the world.

16 Jan 2008

Zim advertising awards go ahead despite lack of new campaigns

Zimbabwe's Advertising Publicity Club is organising its annual competition for the advertising industry, despite a dearth of new campaigns due to an economic crisis that has stunted growth and limited new advertising campaigns in a once vibrant sector.

By Dumisani Ndlela 11 Jan 2008

Seychelles tourism campaign gets a boost

CNN will deliver the Seychelles Tourism Board's first pan-European advertising campaign to an international audience, promoting the group of islands as a leading holiday destination.

9 Jan 2008

Bank takes 140 African traders to Hong Kong

Standard Charted Bank PLC is sponsoring 140 small and medium enterprise African traders to attend the 2007 World SME Expo in Hong Kong, as part of its new annual SME Trade Corridors' initiative.

By Walter Wafula 7 Dec 2007

Mobile service providers bag marketing awards

The big boys of Kenya's mobile telephone industry scooped six of 15 marketing awards during this year's Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) Warrior Awards gala. The event was held at the Kenya International Conference Centre grounds on Friday, 30 November.

By Carole Kimutai 5 Dec 2007

African nations agree to $1 billion Indian satellite project

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

Future techniques in online marketing

Senior Editor in Charge of Adotas, Sarah Novotny summarizes key future trends in Online advertising as predicted by Dilip DaSilva, Exponential's founder and CEO. Excerpting from the summary, Novotny says there are six key trends identified in this release.

30 Nov 2007

Zimbabwe can't calculate inflation

Zimbabwe is so short on consumer goods, the government can't even calculate inflation, the chief statistician said on Tuesday.

28 Nov 2007

Music video project for Africa

Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.

22 Nov 2007

Innovation is alive and well and living in loyalty programs

Innovation is alive and well among coalition loyalty programs around the world. Despite their advancing age, coalitions are continuing to innovate to keep their programs fresh and relevant to their target members. This applies equally in Africa as consumers' buying power increases, and retailers must think up new ways to keep existing customers and attract new ones.

9 Nov 2007

Continent's comms costs cut

South African-based company Evosat, which distributes Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service across Africa, has secured a major deal that will see satellite communication costs to provide simultaneous voice and broadband data, virtually halved on the continent.

8 Nov 2007

Bizcommunity.com launches expanded retail offering

Bizcommunity.com has entered into a strategic partnership with ActivRetail, online resource hub to the fast moving grocery industry, to boost the offering of its online FMCG retail news and product information daily news service launched to the industry in Africa in July this year.

29 Oct 2007

Six outstanding community heroes honoured
Six outstanding community heroes honoured

A leading southern African grassroots awards program, the Jet Community Awards, honoured six outstanding community-based organisations for their inspirational contributions to community upliftment at a ceremony in Johannesburg recently. The six 2007 winners were selected from 31 exceptional regional finalists from across southern Africa.

22 Oct 2007

The potential and pitfalls of linking products to celebrities

Linking a product to a celebrity or TV show can work well, but can be problematic if the popularity of the celebrity or show falters – or in the case of some celebrities, goes from hero to zero. And that applies in Africa as much as it does anywhere else – in this case, the UK.

19 Oct 2007

Have you asked your pharmacist?

This article refers specifically to some do's and don'ts when working with the South African pharmaceutical industry, but there are many aspects of it that can be applied to other industries as well, throughout Africa.

10 Oct 2007

Pumping up sales through potent promotions

Moving forward successfully into the future, today's retailers must vary the types of the promotions they offer, to maintain a high level of consumer satisfaction toward their brand.

31 Aug 2007

Emeka Enyadike
Mobile giant makes dreams come true

Nokia's Defend Your Street (DYS) is a “street” football implementation program that connects Nigerian youth to their dreams, encourages them to focus on their goals and desires - and helps them stay at the top of their game.

By Emeka Enyadike 17 Aug 2007