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Managing director of Brand Union Africa, Mathew Weiss and Doug de Villiers, CEO of Brand Science.
Brand Science joins Brand Union to form new market offer

Doug de Villiers, currently CEO of Brand Science, and his team will join Brand Union to form a dynamic new market offer...

1 day ago

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development
Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power...

17 Nov 2017

#MeettheMarketer: Are business consultancies the ad agencies of the future?
#MeettheMarketer: Are business consultancies the ad agencies of the future?

Anatoly Roytman, managing director of Accenture Interactive and Global lead for EALA (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America), is our #MeettheMarketer this month on Bizcommunity.africa. He believes Accenture Interactive is building the "agency of the future"...

By Louise Marsland 13 Nov 2017

#Trending: The rise of consumer resilience
#Trending: The rise of consumer resilience

How are people coping in this new connected world? A global study from Viacom looks at The Next Normal: Rise of Resilience among consumers, including from Nigeria and South Africa, and how brands should respond...

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2017

Ignore the differences at your peril: Millennials versus Afrilennials
Ignore the differences at your peril: Millennials versus Afrilennials

Marketers who ignore the differences between Millennials and Afrilennials are taking a great risk with their brands and communication strategies...

Issued by FCB Africa 6 Nov 2017

The digital elephant in the room... Image credit: Jan Mik © –
Reimagining marketing: Brand building in the digital age

What does the time-sapped, permanently distracted digital consumer want from your advertising? It's probably simpler than you think. Kantar Millward Brown's global media and digital CEO Gonzalo Fuentes recently let SA marketers in on the secret...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Nov 2017

Great brand communications solutions come from collaboration
Great brand communications solutions come from collaboration

There is a need for more collaboration from all the different parts that make up brand communications....

By Khangelani Dziba 6 Nov 2017

Dubai hosts summit, positions self as Africa investment hub
Dubai hosts summit, positions self as Africa investment hub

Top African officials convened with international CEOs at a summit in Dubai, to position for huge potential investments on the continent...

6 Nov 2017

Digital marketing tips for SA's small businesses
Digital marketing tips for SA's small businesses

Digital marketing can save the day for small businesses with relatively small marketing budgets - from my experience.

By Stephen Sandmann 2 Nov 2017

Brands do not market effectively to women in Africa
Brands do not market effectively to women in Africa

Over 75% of marketers say their advertising doesn't resonate with African women...

2 Nov 2017

Africa's consumption revolution
Africa's consumption revolution

Consumer goods are powering the next generation of Africa-GCC business links, finds a new EIU study...

2 Nov 2017

Africa needs to focus on 'intrapreneurship'
Africa needs to focus on 'intrapreneurship'

Intrapreneurship is key to Africa's future, according to speakers at a recent Thomson Reuters summit on Africa...

30 Oct 2017

Why brands need to become master storytellers
Why brands need to become master storytellers

Many millions of brands, from consumer goods to charities, compete across a bewildering array of media platforms for attention. All of them hope for more...

By Greg Viljoen 27 Oct 2017

Make it digital
Make it digital

Some agencies are finally beginning to understand the importance of being "fully integrated." So why this need for integration?...

By Jeanette Grove 26 Oct 2017

South African retail compound annual growth rate.
Phygital: The new retail marketing playground

Physical merged with digital, that's where the term phygital comes from. It's a marketing and retail description, but you'll find a world of phygital art out there too...

By Jainita Khatri 26 Oct 2017

Addressing Africa's challenges through innovation
Addressing Africa's challenges through innovation

Africa Innovation Summit II: Addressing Africa's challenges though innovation...

25 Oct 2017

Kigali, Rwanda. © Dereje Belachew via
Africa needs coordinated strategies for urbanisation

Africa's rapid urbanisation can be a driver of industrialisation and there is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development...

25 Oct 2017

How to industrialise Africa in a socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable manner
How to industrialise Africa in a socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable manner

The Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: from political commitment to actions on the ground...

24 Oct 2017

Paul Fokam and Gervais Djondo at AfroChampions Club launch.
Africa's CEOs promote growth and development on the continent

African multinationals join forces within the "AfroChampions Club" to foster Africa's growth and development...

23 Oct 2017

Understanding the brands of the future in Africa
Understanding the brands of the future in Africa

Identifying trends before they reach critical mass enables brands to tap into unlimited potential growth...

23 Oct 2017

Africa Week supports continent's advancements
Africa Week supports continent's advancements

Africa Week kicked off on the margins of the UN General Assembly Debate on Africa's development to showcase the continent's continuous advancements and achievements...

17 Oct 2017

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Simelane and Cooper.
#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

Multinationals seek local presence in Africa
Multinationals seek local presence in Africa

End of road for low-commitment investments in Africa: South Africa no longer automatic country of choice...

27 Sep 2017

Angelika Kempe
#InnovationMonth: How to really save money on production costs

Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Sep 2017

Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, Kenya.
Partnerships provide a lifeline for cash-strapped countries

Governments are reforming to woo private capital, according to the UN, in this third and last part of the partnership in Africa series...

By Kingsley Ighobor 20 Sep 2017

Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too
Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result...

By Mike Freedman 19 Sep 2017

Partnerships giving Africa a new look
Partnerships giving Africa a new look

The private sector in Africa is working with governments to fund mega development projects, according to the UN, in this second part of the partnership in Africa series...

19 Sep 2017

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Unilever launches an Africa hub in Johannesburg in its drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent...

19 Sep 2017

Henri Konan Bédié bridge, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Credit: ppp.gouv.ci.
Partnerships at work in Africa

In this three-part series from the United Nations, we look at how partnerships in Africa spearhead growth across various industry sectors...

18 Sep 2017

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