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Opportunities and challenges of PR in Africa - P and P Communications
Opportunities and challenges of PR in Africa

There is no doubt that Africa has taken center-stage in terms of global investment and expansion of operations. The African economic growth story presents opportunities for a multitude of marketing and communications disciplines, including PR. However, exploiting the Africa business opportunities carries a degree of challenges, which need to be understood within the broader context of operating in Africa. At a PRISA networking breakfast, Trish Pichulik reports back on Vincent Magwenya's experiences on building the Magna Carta network on the continent with his knowledge of the general operating conditions in Africa.

Issued by P and P Communications 2 Sep 2014 12:20

New fibre connectivity service for Ugandan SMEs
New fibre connectivity service for Ugandan SMEs

iWayAfrica Uganda, part of the pan-African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN), has announced the launch of its high speed fibre connectivity service for SME customers.

2 Sep 2014 12:03

Kaymu, Cool FM, MCSA partner for student entrepreneurship workshop
Kaymu, Cool FM, MCSA partner for student entrepreneurship workshop

In partnership with Cool FM Lagos and Mass Communications Student Association (MCSA) of the University of Lagos, the Kaymu Entrepreneurship Workshop took place late last week to educate students on how to become successful entrepreneurs.

2 Sep 2014 11:26

Advert vetting - Old problems, new challenges
Advert vetting - Old problems, new challenges

Vetting is one major assignment that binds the regulatory arm of advertising, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and its critical stakeholders together. However, the issues arising from this assignment have remained a dividing line between the regulator and the sectoral bodies. In this report, Olamide Bakare takes a critical look at how agencies and clients have been grappling with the challenges of vetting, even with the introduction of an accelerated process.

2 Sep 2014 10:31

Loeries Creative Week kicks off with Adams & Adams Student Portfolio Day
Loeries Creative Week kicks off with Adams & Adams Student Portfolio Day

The Loeries Adams & Adams Student Portfolio Day is integrated with the Loeries expo and registration at the Cape Town City Hall on 20 September 2014 from 9am to 2pm, as part of Loeries Creative Week.

2 Sep 2014 10:22

The Loeries Creativity Q&A: Insights from Unilever marketing guru Yaw Nsarkoh
The Loeries Creativity Q&A: Insights from Unilever marketing guru Yaw Nsarkoh

In this week's exclusive Loeries Creativity Q&A series for Bizcommunity.com, Sindy Peters chats to Yaw Nsarkoh, MD of Unilever Nigeria.

Issued by The Loeries 2 Sep 2014 09:02

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 103: IMC conference sponsor, Everlytic, talk POPI and email marketing
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 103: IMC conference sponsor, Everlytic, talk POPI and email marketing

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, 24 July, host Warren Harding chatted toVera Robertson (@robertson_vera), Marketing Manager of Everlytic (@everlytic), the biggest sender of emails for the publishing industry in South Africa.

1 Sep 2014 13:08

WDC 2014 to host 'Designing Policies for a Developing Country'
WDC 2014 to host 'Designing Policies for a Developing Country'

The 'Make a Plan' WDC 2014 Design Policy Conference, taking place 17-18 October 2014 at the Cape Town Stadium, aims to develop a policy that guides and encourages design, not only in South Africa but on the entire African continent. Discussions on challenges and opportunities around policy in a developing context will also be held.

1 Sep 2014 11:34

UCT broadens access, across Africa - thousands more opportunities for postgraduate diplomas - GetSmarter
UCT broadens access, across Africa - thousands more opportunities for postgraduate diplomas

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has announced that it has launched a suite of online postgraduate diplomas, as part of a strategic initiative that will enable students across South Africa and the rest of the African continent to study with high-touch interactive support - anytime, anywhere.

Issued by GetSmarter 1 Sep 2014 11:20

Al Jazeera Media Network kicks off online Innovation Challenge
Al Jazeera Media Network kicks off online Innovation Challenge

The innovation and research group at Al Jazeera Media Network has kicked off a community initiative with its online Innovation Challenge. This is an open competition aiming to surface new ideas about storytelling in mobile and web applications.

1 Sep 2014 11:12

Delta State Nigeria to get new film hub
Delta State Nigeria to get new film hub

In an aim to promote Nigeria's entertainment industry, Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, will be providing land for the construction of a film hub in the area.

1 Sep 2014 10:27

Joseph Neusu
Emotional branding - The love affair between consumers and brands

I recently carried out a survey of newspaper advertisements, and I was shocked to learn that the majority are solely based on unsentimental logic and product specifications that do very little to tap into the power of consumers' emotions.

By Joseph Neusu 29 Aug 2014 14:45

South Africa's Best Liked Ads - Millward Brown
South Africa's Best Liked Ads

Millward Brown announces South Africa's Best Liked Ads for Q1&2 2014. For over 30 years now, Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates the country's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that are most liked by the South African audience, whom the company believes to be the most important critics, as it they who ultimately choose to buy your brand or not.

Issued by Millward Brown 28 Aug 2014 09:15