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#Loeries2018: ALL THE WINNERS!

The full list of winners for the 40th Annual Loerie Awards, which concluded on Saturday, 18 August 2018 at the Durban ICC, have been announced. Congratulations to all...

2 days ago

Doug Place, CMO of Nando's, is this year's recipient of the Loeries Marketing Innovation and Leadership Award | Photo by Roy Esterhuysen / 2018 Loerie Awards /
#Loeries2018: Marketing Leadership and Innovation winner, Doug Place!

Doug Place, CMO at Nando's, is the well-deserved recipient of this year's Loeries Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award. He says the only thing to fear is being mediocre...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 3 days ago

ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa
ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Southern Africa office launches Zambia Steps profile and country profiles for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe...

3 days ago

A scene from the masterclass. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: How brands with purpose unlock true business value

There's no denying purpose-led marketing is a hot topic at the moment, here's how your business can strive towards shared value...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2018

Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced this week that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries, including five countries in Africa...

16 Aug 2018

Sarah Heck, an advisor on international entrepreneurship and youth programs to the Obama Foundation and head of entrepreneurship at Stripe.
Why Africa's youth should be encouraged to launch tech startups

'Focus on tackling Africa's greatest challenges through entrepreneurship...'

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

Vera Songwe, ECA executive secretary.
Ensuring all African businesses benefit from AfCFTA, Agenda 2030

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa promotes use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa...

15 Aug 2018

Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded
Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency programme goes trans-continental in 2018...

15 Aug 2018

Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby
Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby

APO Group and Kwesé Sports announce strategic alliance to promote rugby across Africa and the globe...

15 Aug 2018

Toussaint Alain, African Daily Voice CEO.
New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose
Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia's two superpowers - China and India - and, for the most part, the United States is nowhere to be seen...

By David A. Andelman 13 Aug 2018

Africa CEO Forum comes to Rwanda
Africa CEO Forum comes to Rwanda

Next year's Africa CEO Forum will be held in Kigali, Rwanda...

9 Aug 2018

Video games from Africa go global
Video games from Africa go global

Video games made-in-Africa reach the global scene during Devcom, ahead of Gamescom 2018...

7 Aug 2018

Mark Read, WPP Chief Operating Officer. Image supplied.
#NewBiz: WPP entrusted with stewardship of Unilever's Sunlight brand across Africa

WPP has been awarded the stewardship and activation of the Sunlight brand across Africa following a competitive pitch process. Sunlight is the second largest FMCG brand in Africa, after Coca-Cola...

7 Aug 2018

The need for the advertising industry to modernise
The need for the advertising industry to modernise

There has long been a need for the advertising industry to modernise. Now digital transformation is upon us and change is non-negotiable. At the same time, the industry is facing disruption from new entrants...

By Alistair Mokoena 3 Aug 2018

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"
Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

Co-founders Sitati Kituyi (left) and Dicky Hokie Junior.
Kenyan entrepreneurs create African-focused stock photo platform

Kenya-based AfricanStockPhoto is a stock photography marketplace. Sitati Kituyi co-founder and CTO, talks about his entrepreneurial journey...

2 Aug 2018

Film festival distribution startup launched in Nigeria
Film festival distribution startup launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Festivilia has launched its film festival distribution platform, which enables filmmakers to submit to over 500 curated film festivals...

By Tom Jackson 1 Aug 2018

Fernando Machado, global chief marketing officer, Burger King. Screengrab from .
Warc reveals insights from the Cannes Lions Creative Effectiveness campaigns 2018

Warc has released the results of its analysis of the 169 campaigns entered into the Cannes Creative Effectiveness Lions this year...

1 Aug 2018

Research shows BRICS has established itself as a global brand
Research shows BRICS has established itself as a global brand

The political alliance of BRICS nations has become a distinct global brand in its own right, research conducted by Brand South Africa shows...

1 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies
How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping, BRICS Summit, South Africa.
The next decade of BRICS

Chinese president shares thoughts on world's next decade, at BRICS Business Forum...

30 Jul 2018

UN journalism award open for entry
UN journalism award open for entry

Entries for the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Awards are now open for best journalistic coverage of the United Nations and UN agencies...

30 Jul 2018

BCW announces PR leaders for Africa, Europe
BCW announces PR leaders for Africa, Europe

Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) has appointed market leaders responsible for growth and innovation in the Europe and Africa (E&A) region. South Africa's Robyn de Villiers will head up Africa....

27 Jul 2018

Is your site mobile-friendly?
Is your site mobile-friendly?

The popularity of smartphones means that they are the preferred way for users to get access to the information they want when they want it...

By JG Bezuidenhout 27 Jul 2018

CEM Africa kicks off this week!
CEM Africa kicks off this week!

Africa's customer experience experts descend on Cape Town to address customer experience issues facing corporations in Africa...

27 Jul 2018

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, left, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki celebrate the reopening of the Embassy of Eritrea in Addis Ababa on July 16. An Ethiopian news crew was attacked and their driver killed while traveling to the capital to cover the visit. Credit: AFP/Michael Tewelde.
In Ethiopia, driver for news crew dies from injuries after attack

Authorities in Ethiopia should investigate an attack on a news crew from the state-owned Dire Dawa Mass Media Agency that led to the death of the crew's driver...

26 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight
#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight

Veteran marketer Sharon Keith shared four basic principles in explaining how to build global brands at the local level and examples to demonstrate these at the ACA SA's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass'...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2018

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