The world is going gaga over culture, design and art from Africa, but back here on the continent we're innovating exciting solutions to uniquely African challenges. Here are my thoughts on the four biggest trends related to Africa...
By Oresti Patricios 20 Jan 2014 07:06
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
Nation Media Group, reportedly East Africa's largest media house, has revamped the Daily Nation website. The revamped site was launched to bloggers at an event on Wednesday, 14 August 2013, in Nairobi.
16 Aug 2013 12:27
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
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
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
MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (www.mtnplay.com), in line with its commitment to enhance users' experience and its delivery of digital products and services.
19 Dec 2012 10:37
The annual Prince Claus Prize, named after the late husband of Dutch Queen Beatrix, is awarded to people who make a difference in terms of culture or development. One of the winners of the 2012 prize has been awarded to Kenyan photojournalist turned graffiti artist, Boniface Mwangi.
18 Dec 2012 10:17
20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).
29 Nov 2012 10:12
The Village Market, a shopping and recreation complex in Nairobi, recently selected a Z-Card to target its loyalty shoppers and generate awareness around its Bonus Card reward programme.
14 Nov 2012 10:40
This year saw the introduction of a new category at The Loerie Awards - for the Rest of Africa and the Middle East, sponsored by the Mail & Guardian. The category gave non-South African work a chance to shine and the audience saw two Gold Loeries awarded, as well as three Silver statues and seven Bronzes.
27 Sep 2012 10:50
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Kenya's social security provider has rebranded.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 17 Sep 2012 10:04
New Vision has displaced Monitor Online as the most visited local website in Uganda following its redesign. The website which is the online version of The New Vision print newspaper in Uganda regained the top spot last week after the revamped version was uploaded.
By Walter Wafula 7 Aug 2012 13:44
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 13:45
Strategic brand and communication design consultancy, the HKLM Group, has taken a step towards cementing its position as sub-Saharan Africa's leading brand consultancy with the opening of its new Nairobi office recently.
22 Jun 2012 10:55
Email marketing puts the ability to connect with potential and existing customers at the touch of a button. Despite this simplicity, however, deciding how to approach and manage the process of email marketing can still be a challenge for businesses looking to leverage the channel to communicate competently and achieve a high return on investment.
By Wikus Engelbrecht 18 Jun 2012 12:44
The 2012 Broadcast, Film & Music Africa (BFMA) conference, hosted by AITEC Africa, is set to take place from 10-11 July 2012 at the Oshwal Centre in Nairobi. The conference is aimed at evaluating opportunities for growth in the industry.
14 May 2012 09:55
In February this year, Google invited creative young minds to apply to be part of the Zeitgeist Young Minds challenge, an opportunity for young people to showcase how they are making a positive impact in our world. This year's winners have been named and of the ten young minds selected from around the world, five of them are from Africa. [video]
4 May 2012 11:30
Visa recently appointed PocketMedia Solutions' Z-Card to communicate important information about its Visa Debit Card in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.
23 Apr 2012 11:11
A new category for the 2012 Loeries, 'Rest of Africa and the Middle East', will be officially launched on Thursday 19 April 2012 at 6pm at the Sierra Lounge, 2nd Floor, Yaya Centre, Argwings Khodek Road in Nairobi, Kenya.
5 Apr 2012 12:08
The Board of Ogilvy Kenya has reviewed its senior management structure and dropped the position of group chief executive officer following the resignation of Koome Mwambia who until February 2012 held that position.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 23 Mar 2012 10:55
Africa is often perceived as being aggressive and unstable, with only the bad aspects highlighted. Many South Africans seem reluctant to get involved up north. Celia Collins is one of the few South Africans in this industry who understands media on the African continent. She gives insight into the state of play.
By Celia Collins 19 Mar 2012 11:49
Globally, there is an increasing use of social media platforms like Facebook, and Twitter, by individuals and companies. In Uganda, like elsewhere, individuals are more aggressive in embracing the social change than businesses.
By Walter Wafula 14 Mar 2012 13:41
The Board of Ogilvy Kenya has announced that it has accepted Koome Mwambia's decision to take an early exit as CEO and director of the company. In a statement issued by the boards chairman, Bharat Thakrar, the board stated that the decision had been arrived at mutually, after various discussions between the parties.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 5 Mar 2012 09:21
Apex Communications Limited, a communications consultancy firm based in Kenya, has become a network partner of public relations firm Porter Novelli and will from now on be known as Apex Porter Novelli.
7 Dec 2011 12:09
After entering into a distributor agreement with Kenya-based Ramco Printing Works Ltd, Z-Card Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) launched Z-Card Kenya as its PocketMedia hub for East Africa on Tuesday 11 October 2011.
13 Oct 2011 10:19
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 14:57
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 15:45
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