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.
Alliance Media Burundi has recently completed the installation of various new billboard structures in the East African country. The structures are all fully imported large format advertising devices whose advertising has been taken up by the country's leading brands.
Audio Branding comes to Africa... Audio branding, also known as sound branding or sonic branding, is the use of sound to reinforce brand identity. Sound branding is increasingly becoming a vehicle for conveying a memorable message to consumers by taking advantage of the powerful memory sense of sound.
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.
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.
In partnership with OMD, Tony Koenderman's AdReview is designed to provide expert and accurate media information covering South Africa and the SADC. The review covers Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Ster-Kinekor Theatres has opened its first cinema multiplex in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, as part of the company's strategy to expand into Africa. As part of the communication campaign Ster-Kinekor has flighted a 3x6m Citilite and 6x6m Wall Sign with Continental Outdoor in Maseru.
This spectacular event was held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg from 17 - 19 August 2007. The annual event is a platform to showcase powerboats, yachts, outdoor adventure and watersports. The show has grown steadily in its five years of existence, with both exhibitor and visitor numbers increasing dramatically.
Right Stuff had the pleasure of participating in the annual Markex trade show held recently at the Sandton Convention Centre. As usual, the show was a great success and filled to the brim with exhibitors from all over the country, their stands as impressive as ever, making a visit to the show very much worth the while.
Right Stuff was recently awarded the 2007 Durban Beach Festival branding and activation contract. The brief is to brand the area, to bring the event into focus to make it more streamlined and eye-catching, ensuring that it is less intrusive than in previous years and giving prominence to the Beach Festival throughout the entire event area.
The recent strategic placement of 1000 lamp pole units throughout Luanda's CDB by Clear Channel Outdoor Angola gives advertisers access to the city's main arterials in Luanda. “Lamp pole advertising is fast becoming the best short term tactical media option in my market,” says Alex da Cruz, GM, Clear Channel Angola.