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
Effective use of data, and predictive analytics, can give businesses a strong competitive advantage, SAS has told the business community in Kenya.
14 Nov 2013 10:02
Journalists are invited to submit stories that highlight and explain development and humanitarian issues for the 2013 Somali Media Awards.
24 Oct 2013 11:31
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
The regional East African finalists for this year's Johnnie Walker Blue Label CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leader Awards (AABLA) have been announced. Winners will be revealed on 9 September at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda.
6 Sep 2013 09:39
From 6-8 November 2013, the African Media Initiative (AMI) will hold its flagship annual convention, the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, focused on the theme "Media and the African Renaissance." It will be AMLF's sixth edition.
By Amadou Mahtar Ba 1 Aug 2013 12:05
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
Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde impressed attendees at the annual Net Prophet conference last week with news of exciting tech innovations for the province.
By Sindy Peters 24 May 2013 19:00
Following on from the success of the first two programmes run in 2011 and 2012, Orange, the telecommunications corporation, has launched the third Orange African Social Venture Prize. The project promotes social innovations in support of developments that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
14 May 2013 21:05
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
Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, which was set to take place in November 2012, eventually took place on Friday, 22 March 2013 at Imperial Royale Hotel. This years event coincided with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which took place from 20-22 March in Kampala, Uganda.
By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Mar 2013 11:17
MultiChoice Kenya has announced that it will be taking up lead sponsorship for Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference, a creative content and electronic broadcasting event in East Africa that promotes knowledge sharing and networking among high-level electronic media professionals. BFMA 2013 is scheduled to take place in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre from 17-18 June 2013.
22 Mar 2013 11:23
The 2013 Mobile Web East Africa (MWEA) conference will take place at the Southern Sun Mayfair in Nairobi, Kenya from 20-21 February 2013. Registration is now open and the agenda has been made live on the event website.
23 Jan 2013 08:17
African Business magazine teamed up with Microsoft 4Afrika as well as African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) to lead the Innovative Africa Forum in the format of a roundtable discussion on 27 November in Kampala, Uganda.
Issued by IC Publications 26 Nov 2013 14:32
The biannual Cisco Connect Kenya 2013 conference began yesterday, bringing together stakeholders in the ICT sector including government, non-governmental bodies, partners and the private sector.
By Kamau Mbote 9 Oct 2013 10:59
There is a need for transparency, and to tell not just one story, but many.
By Oresti Patricios 26 Sep 2013 07:10
NETCB, a local network collaboration and compliance management specialist company, invites technology specialists and experts to join an organised tour from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to GWAVACon 2013, taking place from 28-30 September in Düsseldorf.
16 Sep 2013 11:21
Global leader Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has appointed Lloyd Orr Communications, a well-known local agency that specialises in tourism and lifestyle clients, to handle the PR and communications for the launch of Africa Travel Week across the African continent.
Issued by Lloyd Orr 10 Sep 2013 10:23
Join a free 45-minute webinar on 4 September at 3pm as mobile experts discuss how some operators in Africa approach the challenge of mobile broadband growth and what opportunities they have identified.
26 Aug 2013 10:17
Innovation Africa 2013, being held in Gaborone, Botswana, this October 15-17, will be hosting a record number of ministers and officials from various ministries of education, ICT and science & technology from all over Africa for one-to-one meetings with industry leaders.
Issued by Innovation Africa 21 Aug 2013 10:26
According to a report on Afrinnovator, BarCamp Nairobi 2013 will be taking place this weekend, Saturday, 24 August 2013 between 8am and 6pm at the iHub, NaiLab and mLab located at the Bishop Magua Centre off Ngong Road, opposite Uchucmi Hyper.
21 Aug 2013 06:01
The debut edition of the OLX Social Media Awards will be held on 9 August 2013 at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi.
29 Jul 2013 11:49
Launch Factory Experiential was recently requested to present a Branded Content paper at the AITEC Broadcast, Film and Music Africa held in Nairobi.
Issued by Launch Factory 16 Jul 2013 11:44
The African Union celebrated the African Day of Borders, also known as Border Day, on Friday, 7 June 2103, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as well as officially launching the African Union Border Programme guidebooks.
10 Jun 2013 11:18
Heads of states and government spent the morning of Africa Day, 25 May 2013, that marks the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, reflecting on Africa's future 50 years from now, under the theme "Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance".
27 May 2013 11:31
MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, have announced the inaugural MEF Connects Kenya event for mobile industry leaders in Kenya. The pan-African business partnering event will be held at the Sankara Hotel on the fringes of East Africa Com on Wednesday, 22 May 2013.
20 May 2013 13:34
MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread appeal of contemporary African musicians.
2 Apr 2013 12:18
The annual Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF), being held 13-14 June in Geneva, Switzerland, is to be organised in close collaboration with the IFC, World Bank and will focus on "Trade for Growth and Development".
Issued by EMRC 27 Mar 2013 10:26
In the recent Kenyan elections, Al Jazeera employed both voice and SMS technologies to aid its extensive coverage and citizen reporting.
13 Mar 2013 12:45
True to form - and in keeping with their brand - Joburg-based activation company Vertical Limit Productions is blazing into 2013 with an extraordinary line-up of high profile events in the first quarter.
Issued by Vertical Limit Productions 4 Feb 2013 12:28
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