Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.
By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57
Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.
By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48
A great man has passed away and we all mourn the loss of Madiba, but while we mourn, let us also celebrate the life and the achievements of one of history's greatest statesmen, and certainly South Africa's and Africa's greatest. (video)
6 Dec 2013 05:06
Originally the main function of the Bizcommunity Press Office was as a simple conduit for company news and to distribute press releases, but since it has evolved and expanded into a hub where clients can monitor performance of their publicity and manage their recruitment advertising.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2013 11:32
There is a need for transparency, and to tell not just one story, but many.
By Oresti Patricios 26 Sep 2013 07:10
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
When it comes to international surveys, African brands have some way to go in realising their full potential.
By Chris Human 13 Sep 2013 07:30
Africa is the final economic frontier and marketers are actively looking to market their brands on the continent.
By Danette Breitenbach 12 Sep 2013 14:57
A Bizcommunity Press Office has become the obvious means by which to constructively steer what you want people to know, think and perceive about your company in the public realm.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 Sep 2013 12:53
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
Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) reported yesterday, 6 August 2013, that it has launched its first-ever ad campaign highlighting what's most important to it "as a news organisation telling the world about entertainment and celebrities from Nigeria and the rest of Africa."
7 Aug 2013 06:12
A successful pilot of Pinpoint, a media consumption and audience tracking tool for the African continent, has recently been conducted in Ghana, with plans to move into Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola and Uganda.
18 Jul 2013 16:03
Aegis Media were asked to do a campaign for Baileys, a Diageo brand, in both Nigeria and Kenya, and 72 hours later had a creative concept and execution plan that fully answered and met the client's brief and saw three of their network brands - Posterscope, Isobar and Carat working as one integrated unit.
9 Jul 2013 12:19
MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, have joined forces with the Nigerian government's National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat a lack of awareness and misinformation about HIV, sexual responsibility and teen pregnancy among Nigerian youth, using the medium of Shuga, MTV's TV series and multimedia campaign.
26 Jun 2013 10:30
Unilever Global has identified Africa as its next growth market and has rolled out its Sustainable Living Plan to the continent.
20 Jun 2013 13:42
AdFu, the audience and display inventory network of sites owned by Kagiso Media, has extended its reach into the African online market by adding the Africa-born social network, Yookos, to its portfolio. This adds even more inventory to AdFu's African value proposition while also helping Yookos to drive revenue growth by maximising inventory yield.
14 Jun 2013 11:10
Jean-Louis Ekra, president of Afreximbank, will spotlight the trade opportunities within and beyond Africa at this year's Africa Finance & Investment Forum, held from 13-14 June in Geneva, Switzerland.
Issued by EMRC 27 May 2013 12:19
Loerie entries are now open, and those that get their work in by 15 April 2013; get 10% off their entry fee. The final deadline for entries is 31 May and agencies or marketers throughout Africa and the Middle East can enter their work.
4 Apr 2013 10:04
Eskimi, one of Nigeria's social networking platforms, launched new fanclub function in December 2012 and in just over three months it is reported that the brand has reached and exceeded the one million fan mark.
7 Mar 2013 12:05
An advertising agency, run by entrepreneur and advertiser Emanuele Nenna, has announced the opening of Now Available Africa in Ghana. This new model of advertising agency is specially designed for the African market as the first step towards the creation of a pan-African network of agencies with an international outlook and strong local roots.
13 Feb 2013 10:17
The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.
By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013 13:20
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 12:33
Young South Africa is savvier than ever before. If you are looking for a smart and discerning prosumer, this group of kids, teens and young adults will give you more kicks than you've ever bargained for. They know just what they are looking for from any brand, and this makes them that much more satisfying to please. Here are a few trends to look out for in 2013.
By HDI Youth Marketeers Team 31 Jan 2013 11:30
As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.
By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39
There are several key trends that will present themselves in 2013. From m-payments to HIV/AIDS prevention, emerging markets are leading the way when it comes to innovative uses of mobile technology. Marketers, too, are seeing their roles and responsibilities expand.
By Dr KF Lai 25 Jan 2013 10:57
ICOM+IN, a global network of independent advertising and marketing communications agencies, has appointed Niche - Integrated Marketing Communications in Lagos, to represent the network in Nigeria.
25 Jan 2013 08:55
Social Media Week, powered by Nokia for a third year, will for the first time take place on the African continent in Lagos, Nigeria from 18-22 February 2013, under the theme 'Open & Connected: Principles for a Collaborative World'.
23 Jan 2013 15:41
A few days ago, prominent Nigerians and communications experts gathered at a forum in Lagos to examine and proffer solutions to challenges facing the country's image.
By Nurudeen Oyewole 22 Jan 2013 12:58
NEW YORK, US: Millward Brown, a global research agency, expert in helping companies grow great brands, has released its annual top 10 digital and media predictions, highlighting growing trends in the media sector.
7 Jan 2013 06:22
February 2013 will mark the inaugural Social Media Week on the continent of Africa. Social Media Week Lagos brings together thought leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs and everyday citizens from Nigeria and throughout the continent and the diaspora - to explore how people and organisations are connecting to share new ideas and information.
11 Dec 2012 14:46
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