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VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

Four fast ways to maximise in-store promotions
Four fast ways to maximise in-store promotions

When economies are under pressure, brand owners must work hard to preserve their coveted customer loyalty and sales...

By Sandra Steenkamp 5 Feb 2018

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

Visa's #NotATourist campaign unleashes the imagination of travellers to Africa
Visa's #NotATourist campaign unleashes the imagination of travellers to Africa

DAKAR, SENEGAL: Visa, a global payments technology company, announced the launch of NotATourist, an innovative, full-fledged regional campaign aimed at driving international tourism during holidays...

15 Jun 2015

Lagos uses beach polo to hook investors to 'Dubai of Africa'
Lagos uses beach polo to hook investors to 'Dubai of Africa'

West African city looks to a little rebranding to boost its fortunes...

25 Mar 2015

Social media broadens travel in Africa
Social media broadens travel in Africa

This year's Social Media Week Lagos, 24 February 2015 is dedicated to travel and Jovago.com will be on hand to educate Nigerians on travel trends and how social media is helping to shape the future of tourism in Africa...

20 Feb 2015

New partnership supports women entrepreneurs in Africa
New partnership supports women entrepreneurs in Africa

UN Women and Mara Foundation on 29 January, announced a partnership to enable, empower and inspire women entrepreneurs globally.

30 Jan 2014

Zinto launches campaign to introduce Africa's first free-to-air HD platform to market
Zinto launches campaign to introduce Africa's first free-to-air HD platform to market

To introduce their free-to-air satellite TV platform, OpenView HD, to market, Platco Digital teamed up with Zinto to drive a series of interactive activations to educate consumers about the product offering.

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 24 Jan 2014

34 gets Samsung to 'Switch On' Kenya
34 gets Samsung to 'Switch On' Kenya

As Samsung's partner in their regional expansion plans, 34 developed Samsung Switch On - a consumer-facing communication platform for Samsung to launch new apps into the pan-African market, by asking consumers to tell them what they wanted most to switch on in their lives.

Issued by 34° 6 Nov 2013

Aegis Media unveil Baileys new bottle

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

Experiential Marketing - the contagious idea

What is it about the brand you picked off the shelf, signed vehicle finance for or the network you subscribe to that defined your choice? The experience. Your experience. Experiential Marketing lives in the space where decisions are made.

Issued by Mo-Tseleng 22 May 2013

Tecno P3 formally launched in the Nigerian market

Tecno has partnered with Qualcomm Incorporated and Etisalat to launch their latest smartphone, Tecno P3 into the Nigerian market. Qualcomm is a global leader in next generation mobile technologies while Etisalat Nigeria is one of the foremost network providers in the country.

20 May 2013

[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

[2013 trends] SA's youth trend-o-meter
[2013 trends] SA's youth trend-o-meter

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

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

Social television as sign of the times

LAGOS, NIGERIA: Christian Purefoy, a former CNN reporter, recently initiated a user-generated news and video platform, BattaBox, in Nigeria. In its first week of existence, it became the first and only channel to stream the current protests taking place across the country.

24 Feb 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

Spinlet to debut technology at AfricaCom 2011
Spinlet to debut technology at AfricaCom 2011

Spinlet, a San Francisco-based company dedicated to meeting the needs of music lovers and artists allowing them to buy, listen, share, and manage music within a user-friendly mobile platform, will debut their technology at AfricaCom 2011, which takes place from Wednesday 9 November until Thursday 10 November 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa.

8 Nov 2011

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

Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters
Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters

Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 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

[IMCC] "Out-imagine your competition" - Dan Pinch
[IMCC] "Out-imagine your competition" - Dan Pinch

PR and marketing departments need to work together to generate creative ideas. This is the opinion of both social media expert Dan Pinch and Bizcommunity's own Chris Moerdyk, keynote speakers on day one of the two-day 2010 Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Conference. The event began today, Wednesday, 27 October 2010, in Cape Town at the Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa.

By Sindy Peters: Africa editor 27 Oct 2010

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

Z-Card launches in Nigeria
Z-Card launches in Nigeria

Over 200 companies were invited to the Z-Card Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) launch in Nigeria at which the Z-Card was promoted as a brand marketing tool.

29 Sep 2010

Z-Cards produced for Nigeria's SOL
Z-Cards produced for Nigeria's SOL

Z-Card Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) has been contracted by Nigerian-based human resources outsourcing company, Strategic Outsourcing Limited (SOL), to produce 10 000, six-panel, credit card-sized Z-Cards.

7 May 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

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