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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Alliance Media supports arts and culture across Africa

Alliance Media Zimbabwe, the country's largest provider of billboards and outdoor advertising media, has partnered up with the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) by sponsoring a number of billboards for the organisation.

Issued by Alliance Media 9 Apr 2014 10:55

Alliance Media donates footbridge

Alliance Media Malawi, the country's largest outdoor advertising firm, recently unveiled a unique footbridge on the Chipembere Highway at Blantyre's Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Issued by Alliance Media 14 Mar 2014 07:33

Another award for Alliance Media

2014 started off with a bang for Alliance Media as the Namibia office attended the PMR (Professional Management Review) Award function held on 3 February in Windhoek.

Issued by Alliance Media 4 Mar 2014 11:56

Solar-powered internet café spaza shop

Internet café spaza shops provide an easy way for countries to deliver the penetration in Africa, by allowing cellular networks to extend their services to all parts of a country and to provide free solar power to individual cellphone users to keep their phones charged and connected at all times.

Issued by Right Stuff 24 Jan 2014 11:23

Inaugural Lions Health Awards now accepting entries

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health, the new bespoke Festival and Awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications, has opened for entries.

9 Jan 2014 11:38

Alliance Media thanks

2013 has been another successful year for Alliance Media. This could not have been done without the hard work of the company's dedicated teams across five time zones in Africa.

Issued by Alliance Media 17 Dec 2013 13:24

McDonald's billboards come to Mauritius!

Recently Alliance Media partnered up with McDonald's in a new and exciting project for the successful fast food chain.

Issued by Alliance Media 29 Nov 2013 11:42

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

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: I have an agency...

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

Vodacom billboards promote internet usage

Since the majority of people in Lesotho still do not have access to the internet, Continental Outdoor Media and Vodacom collaborated to promote internet usage with four supersized billboards.

19 Aug 2013 14:10

Alliance Media empowers girls in Ghana

This month of August marks women's month in South Africa. Alliance Media has taken this theme to Ghana where they are empowering young girls to overcome their challenges and live their dreams.

Issued by Alliance Media 16 Aug 2013 11:47

Drinkable water produced from a billboard

Capital Lifestyle Magazine reported on 8 August 2013 that engineers in the city of Lima, Peru, "have found a way to use the intense humidity to produce drinkable water from a billboard." (video)

8 Aug 2013 13:18

First LED billboards in Namibia

With the unveiling of its LED billboards in Namibia, Primedia Africa aims to change the outdoor advertising landscape within the country.

24 Jun 2013 10:53

[Cannes Lions 2013] Cannes Lions introduces Lions Health

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is set to launch Lions Health next year, a new two-day independent festival and awards celebrating creative communications in healthcare, wellness and sustainability.

13 Jun 2013 16:13

Alliance Media awarded Superbrand status

Alliance Media has recently been awarded Superbrand Status by Superbrands, the world's largest independent arbiter of branding. The award has been made for the period 2012 - 2014.

Issued by Alliance Media 15 May 2013 12:24

Alliance Media gives back to the community

Alliance Media Botswana has partnered up with Stepping Stones International (SSI), a registered non-profit organisation in Botswana on the "It's All in the Bag" project. SSI implements an innovative, educational and psychosocial after school support and community outreach programme for orphaned and vulnerable adolescents aged 12 to 18+ and their caregivers.

Issued by Alliance Media 2 May 2013 11:55

Alliance Media remembers genocide in Rwanda

This month marks the 19th anniversary of the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. In commemoration of this, MTN has put up billboards around Kigali to remember those that passed on during the genocide.

Issued by Alliance Media 26 Apr 2013 07:35

Bank Windhoek chooses PocketMedia to engage with youth

Bank Windhoek recently contracted Z-Card Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) for the second time, to reproduce three different Z-Cards which engage the youth and educate them about the bank's different debit accounts and cards.

22 Apr 2013 12:14

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013 11:05

Findeco House lights up Lusaka skyline

The night skies in Lusaka, Zambia, are lit up by Continental Outdoor Media, hosting the Samsung logo on Findeco House which has now become an iconic site on the skyline.

Issued by Continental Outdoor 17 Apr 2013 11:02

OOH makes its mark at Rail Park Mall, Botswana

In a first of its kind Continental Outdoor Media Botswana has acquired exclusive rights to advertising in one of the largest retail spaces in Botswana.

Issued by Continental Outdoor 12 Apr 2013 12:54

The BRICS effect on Africa's OOH industry

While Out of Home Media South Africa (OHMSA) is talking about increasing OOH share of spend from about 4% to 10%, a parallel opportunity is lurking in the wings.

By Tatenda Chiweshe 5 Apr 2013 06:56

Get entries in now for Loeries

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

Alliance Media working with large multinationals in Kenya

Alliance Media, Africa's largest billboard and airport advertising concession holder, has partnered up with some of the biggest multinationals in Kenya to launch some exciting campaigns.

Issued by Alliance Media 6 Mar 2013 10:16

Alliance Media partners with Visa in Kenya

Last week saw Alliance Media Kenya, part of the Alliance Media Group, partnering with Visa to launch the their co-branded campaign with Shell.

Issued by Alliance Media 1 Mar 2013 09:29

Alliance Media launches Barclays campaign in Mauritius

Alliance Media Mauritius, part of the Alliance Media group has recently launched the "Bridging the world for you" campaign in Mauritius for the bank's new corporate campaign.

Issued by Alliance Media 20 Feb 2013 11:23

[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets

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

[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 12:33

[2013 trends] Africa poised for a great future

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

What is content marketing & why should you care

Everyone is talking about content marketing these days - but what exactly is it and why should you care? Content marketing is a marketing activity that focuses on creating and distributing engaging, relevant, and valuable content to acquire and retain customers, and to build a stronger brand. It is the art of attracting customers to your products without an obvious sales pitch.

By Jessica Davis 15 Jan 2013 07:28

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