Orange's network of startup accelerators has expanded to Ivory Coast with the launch of 'Orange Fab Ivory Coast'. Through the programme, Orange supports new digital players and helps them grow by accelerating innovation.
The Western Union Company and the Angola Post Office has announced their collaboration to enable consumers to send and receive local and international payments in minutes from Angola Post Office and Western Union agent locations in Angola.
Global communication provider, SkyVision Global Networks, will be sponsoring the AfricaCom 2014 Conference, taking place from 11-13 November 2013 in Cape Town. The company will further its presence by both presenting at AfricaCom and VSAT Africa conferences and actively participating in several key panel sessions.
BTL agency 2.2, part of the FoxP2 Group, has won the Gilbey's Ghana account after a fiercely contested three-way pitch that saw 2.2 pitted against the incumbent London-based agency as well as a local Ghanaian team.
Publicis Groupe has made another South African acquisition by buying MACHINE, and merging it with Publicis Worldwide South Africa to launch Publicis Machine. We had a chat with MACHINE Group MD, Tom Fels recently to find out more about the merger and its impact on the agencies, clients and industry. (video)
Publicis Groupe has announced that it has acquired South African integrated advertising agency MACHINE. The agency will merge with Publicis South Africa, the new entity being rebranded as Publicis Machine. (video)
The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week - the pinnacle of Creative Week in Cape Town and the 'Cannes of Africa', where great advertising is rewarded. As judging takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see.
Kaymu's new mobile app, designed to make online shopping in Africa even more convenient, will reportedly offer a wider product assortment, fast and intuitive navigation, and easier buyer and seller account management.
Thanks to the plethora of media channels now available to consumers, the Loeries too has evolved from being the industry-specific event of its Sun City heyday, to an open market for brands to window shop for creativity and innovation when engaging customers.