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
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
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Gambian authorities should immediately release Fatou Camara, a journalist who has been held incommunicado since 17 September, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The government has not disclosed Camara's whereabouts or any charges against her, according to news reports.
4 Oct 2013 09:46
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 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
Finalists in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards have been announced by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel.
15 Jul 2013 14:47
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
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has supported journalists in Liberia who have issued a media blackout, by printing black front pages after a government official was accused of threatening them. Radio and TV stations are also protesting against the government by suspending broadcasts for two hours daily beginning on Friday, 10 May, 2013.
13 May 2013 10:21
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
CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards.
14 Mar 2013 12:34
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
The Beat 99.9fm launched a new show, 'The Spinlet Digital Radio' hour, on 15 October 2013. Nigeria's 'Godfather of Music', Olisa Adibua, is set to host the new show.
18 Oct 2013 10:04
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
Research and strategy company, Dashboard Marketing Intelligence, and advertising and media expert, Dave Kelly, have joined forces to launch Pinpoint, a current and accurate media consumption and audience-tracking tool for the African continent.
1 Oct 2013 11:23
Armed soldiers, believed to be part of the presidential security of President Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, stormed the premises of privately-owned radio station, Bate FM, following live coverage of a political rally organised by the ruling party, the People's Rally of Guinea (RPG).
22 Aug 2013 10:26
The new Business Sense Radio programme on Choice FM (102.3 MHz) kicked off late last week, bringing practical solutions to help businesses from 7-8pm every Wednesday evening.
12 Aug 2013 09:47
According to Daily Graphic, via Modern Ghana, the Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA) will be launching a monitoring project today, 1 August 2013, through which it will aim to "enhance professionalism and reduce hate speech" on 26 radio stations in the country.
1 Aug 2013 07:37
Zaly Liberté FM, a privately-owned radio station based in N'Zérékoré, a district about 1,000 kilometres south of Conakry, the capital, was ordered to close down by the Minister of Communications, Togba Kpogomou, on 18 July 2013.
24 Jul 2013 08:39
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
Nigeria is a country rich in natural resources, with mammoth purchasing power. The country's National Broadcasting Commission recently shared its desire to license more network stations; and this is one step closer to quenching the thirst for a diverse media.
By Craig Ogusanyo, Issued by Ornico 11 Jul 2013 12:03
ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: More than half of the Ivory Coast's press industry have been suspended, the regulatory authority announced on Monday as it promised to "clean up" the sector.
12 Jun 2013 09:16
On May 9 2013, Liberian journalists - under the banner of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) - took several actions in response to disparaging and threatening remarks made against journalists. The remarks were made at programs marking the annual observance of World Press Freedom Day in Buchanan, Grand Bassa county on May 3, 2013 by the director of the Executive Protection Service (EPS), Daniel Othello Warrick.
13 May 2013 11:47
Afri Radio, a privately-owned radio station has resolved to take legal action against the statutory media regulatory body, the Independent Media Commission (IMC) after its broadcast license was withdrawn on 12 April 2013, following a meeting between the IMC and other senior government officials.
23 Apr 2013 13:58
In a wave of censorship, Cameroon has indefinitely banned two TV programs for what regulators considered violent content and another three radio programs on vague charges of ethics violations, according to news reports.
5 Apr 2013 07:00
Authorities in Mali must investigate an attack on a critical radio journalist that came two weeks after he received threats warning him to resign from the station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said yesterday, 11 March 2013.
12 Mar 2013 12:10
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) yesterday, 5 March 2012, has condemned the attacks on two private radio stations in Guinea.
6 Mar 2013 14:24
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by Nigeria's media regulatory body to shut down a radio station in connection with a broadcast that questioned the local government's motives in an anti-polio vaccination program.
5 Mar 2013 12:20
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
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says her government has no plans to arrest any journalist, shut down radio stations or ban newspapers. "We will not burn down media houses or intimidate critics", she said in a prepared speech on Saturday, 12 January 2013.
By Othello B. Garblah 14 Jan 2013 10:48
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