Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry
Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock.

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A paywall is under construction in Facebook's Instant Articles section where the social network has agreements with select outlets to publish directly to the platform, according to a story initially published online at TheStreet |
Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday.

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NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat
NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat

NEW YORK - NBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience.

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#CSIMonth: The SERAS seeks to recognise brands that walk their CSR talk
#CSIMonth: The SERAS seeks to recognise brands that walk their CSR talk

The Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards, otherwise known as The SERAS CSR Awards Africa, is an annual event that recognises the contributions of corporate Africa in transforming our collective society for the better. The theme for 2017, Transformational Sustainability: From Social Responsibility to Social Impact, aims to challenge corporates to ensure their social responsibility investments yield real-world results. Along with the awards, The SERAS publishes an annual CSR report which entails a comprehensive survey of all the projects entered.

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism
National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism

A blueprint for Africa: If national mobilisation of entrepreneurialism across a country is a solid possibility, what's stopping it and who is blocking it? When will a nation start singing the joys of global exportability with super talented entrepreneurial powers and embrace the future? Why not start today?

By Naseem Javed 2 days ago

The 2017 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners
Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

Ten teams comprising 21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge - a collaboration between the Mastercard Foundation and The Resolution Project - at the Baobab Summit in Johannesburg. The winning teams earned a fellowship including seed funding, mentorship and access to a network of young global change makers to pursue impactful projects in their communities.

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Rikki Stein, Afrima international advisor
All Africa Music Awards receives nearly 5,000 entries

The 2017 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) has received an overwhelming response after receiving 4,816 entries from African music artistes and music professionals at the close of the two-month entry submission process on Monday, 17 July 2017.

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Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief
Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief

In a new and entertaining pre-flight safety video, British Airways' spreads important safety messages, while boosting fund-raising for Flying Start - the charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief.

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Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Impact Africa Limited
Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Impact Africa Limited

KIGALI, Rwanda - Dentsu Aegis Network, one of the leading global media and digital marketing communications networks, has extended its footprint in Africa with the signing of Impact Africa Limited (iAfrica), a leading marketing and public relations agency, as its affiliate full-service agency in Rwanda.

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Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile
Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), which previously traded as ‘Etisalat Nigeria' has changed its name to 9mobile and states that the name change serves as a further testament of their unwavering commitment to ensure business continuity as Nigeria's fourth largest telecom operator.

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Marketing in a recession and beyond
Marketing in a recession and beyond

Through my company's membership of the Ehrenburg Bass Institute (EBI) for marketing science, the company has access to consumer behaviour tracked from way before, during and post the previous recession, and that data has revealed very clear shopper insights. One of the biggest lessons I've learned is just how habitual consumers are.

By Gill Randall 18 Jul 2017

Cheers! Native VML ECD McManus with Pernod Ricard SA marketing director, Charl Bassil in Cannes.
#CannesLions2017: “Great ideas can come from anywhere” - Ryan McManus

Native VML played an impressive role in putting a spotlight on African creativity at the global Cannes Lions 2017 Festival of Creativity. ECD Ryan McManus shares his highlights.

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jul 2017

Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Badara Thiam, announced in Dakar he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as 'the platform of the future' | ©
Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

DAKAR - Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50% of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago.

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