Main rivals Savanna Sunrise and HotelOga have signed an agreement to merge, creating an African giant in hospitality marketing technology…
New Bryte Insurance launches in Botswana with plans to expand into other African countries…
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
It is that time of the year - the season of promotions, raffles, freebies and sales. But marketers in Kenya have to work twice as hard because of high inflation that has seen the cost of living go up. Basic commodity prices have almost doubled in the last 12 months and consumers have been forced to dig deeper into their pockets and make tough choices when it comes to purchases.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 12 Dec 2011
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
At the recent 2011 MSK Brand Warriors Awards, the Y&R Group in Kenya announced that five of its clients were among the top winners.
23 Nov 2011
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
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.
Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011
"Every time politicians open their mouths, whatever they say has the potential to market or de-campaign their countries," Zimbabwe deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara said, speaking at the Brand Africa Summit on Thursday 29 September 2011, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 29 Sep 2011
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.
Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011
Pan-African consumers can now vote for their most admired and valued brands in the inaugural Brand Africa 100 Awards, which coincides with the second annual Brand Africa Forum. The continent's most valued brands will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 29 September 2011 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa .
15 Sep 2011
In a strategic bid to further enhance awareness on the distinct Kenyan tea attributes in the international markets, the Tea Board of Kenya (TBK) has retained Phipps PR, a food and drinks public relations agency to handle its publicity brief in the United Kingdom.
Carole Kimutai 10 Aug 2011
Young and Rubicam Brands has announced that Rose Kimotho has agreed to join the Board of the company.
Carole Kimutai 10 Aug 2011
The 13th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) meeting and All Africa Media Conference, to be held from 21-24 August 2011 in Dakar, Senegal at the Le Méridien President Hotel, has announced its top panel of speakers.
4 Aug 2011
Tea, Kenya's leading export, is set for a massive branding initiative that will be used to identify and promote the tea in local and international markets. Towards this end, the Tea Board of Kenya has appointed the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KeBS) to implement a globally recognised mark of origin for Kenyan tea.
Carole Kimutai 10 Jun 2011
South Africa has emerged as the most valuable nation brand on the African continent in 2011, scoring a value of US$149.7 billion, distantly followed by Egypt (US$79.2 billion) and Nigeria (US$56 billion) in third place, while MTN is voted Africa's most valuable corporate brand, according to a UK-based Brand Finance study's findings released today, Wednesday 25 May 2011, in Johannesburg by the Brand Leadership Academy.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 25 May 2011
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
The sixth Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 25-27 May 2011, AMEP - the Mozambican Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Association announced yesterday. The festival recognises advertising agencies, producers and communications companies worldwide especially from Africa and the Indian Ocean regions.
23 Feb 2011
It's been only four months since the launch of Motribe and already the mobile social networking platform has reached a significant milestone. As of late last night, Thursday, 20 January 2011, the South African startup now has just over 500 000 registered users. Since launch, Motribe has had over 30 million page impressions per month, 60 000 blog posts and 58% active users (over 30 days).
Sindy Peters: Africa editor 21 Jan 2011
So what we can expect to see in 2011? The industry is always changing and new trends are constantly developing and therefore it is crucial to keep the following top of mind.
Adene van der Walt 18 Jan 2011
The recent global recession has changed our world forever. In a new digital age, characterised by oversupply and too many product types in almost every market, the challenge for companies will be to locate and capture pools of high-profit demand and be able to move with speed and flexibility to take advantage of them. Here are 11 trends for 2011.
Gisele Wertheim Aymes 18 Jan 2011
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: World football's governing body FIFA said on Thursday, 23 December 2010, that it feared the financial impact of the collapse of its main product licensing agent, Singapore-based Global Brands Group (GBG).
24 Dec 2010
MTN Business, a wholly-owned division of telecommunications company MTN, on Wednesday (27 October 2010) celebrated the integration of UUNET Kenya into its stable, through a rebranding exercise to MTN Business Kenya with immediate effect.
28 Oct 2010
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.
Sindy Peters: Africa editor 27 Oct 2010
Superbrands East Africa, an affiliate of London-based Superbrands UK, has unveiled an association for CEOs in Uganda. The Superbrands CEO's Club aims to become a regular forum for business leaders in Uganda to meet and discuss pertinent issues affecting their corporations and the economic environment in East Africa.
Walter Wafula 26 Oct 2010
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 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
The Best of series publishing concept is a home-grown South African success story which now covers the globe, with these B2B coffee table books currently being published in over 45 countries from Australia to Chile, Kenya to Britain, Belgium to Egypt ... and beyond.
6 Aug 2010