Tony Granger, Y&R's SA-born global CCO.
#BrandManagerMonth: Resisting the usual with Y&R's Tony Granger

Tony Granger, South African born and bred global CCO of Y&R Advertising, was in the country earlier this month for a creative conference with all of the Y&R Africa creative heads. Here, he shares how the network resists the usual by focusing on local relevance while collaborating globally in real time.

By Leigh Andrews 2 hours ago

Africa's seven highest internet using countries
Africa's seven highest internet using countries

Access to the internet is fast becoming a human right in the eyes of millions of people from around the world. This is because the internet has evolved to a point where people see internet access as vital for them to exercise and enjoy their rights to the freedom of expression and other fundamental human rights such as education.

By Dean Workman 4 hours ago

Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz
Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Mara Social Media has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets. Through this multi-platform integration of Nimbuzz and Mara's current consumer facing platforms, the long-term play for Mara Social Media is to enable commerce by growing and amplifying the power of the user base and engagement.

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Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece
Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece

Brands across the globe are leaping at the opportunity to make use of new technology and mediums to showcase their products and services. Augmented and virtual reality, gamification, animation and high-end 3D content allow consumers and clients to immerse themselves and connect with brands in ways never thought possible. More importantly, content and experiential marketing campaigns allow the brand narrative to be turned into measurable calls to action.

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Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe (L) presents a birth certificate to a parent during the launch of mobile birth registration campaign in Geita and Shinyanga Regions. Tigo Tanzania donated 1,200 mobile phones to support the exercise. Credit: Tigo.
Tigo supports mobile birth registration in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – A decentralised births and deaths registration system for under-fives, using mobile technology, benefits over 650,000 children in the Geita and Shinyanga regions of Tanzania.

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Marriott International launches Aloft Hotels in Mauritius
Marriott International launches Aloft Hotels in Mauritius

Marriott International, Inc. has announced plans to launch its Aloft brand in Port Louis, Mauritius, transforming a nine floor office building into a 150 room Aloft Hotel.

7 hours ago

Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017
Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017

The priority for the telecoms industry in 2017 in Africa should be to accelerate deployment of true broadband services so that African users can benefit from the full power of the internet.

1 day ago

Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds
Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

NAIROBI - Kenya, a pioneer in mobile money, on Thursday began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects.

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Too many agencies go over budget
Too many agencies go over budget

A recent Magnetic Agency Survey indicates that 45% of agencies cite lack of process as the most common reason for exceeding job budgets. Other reasons include over-servicing clients and having insufficient briefs in place. This means that almost half of the agencies surveyed feel they could have stayed within budget had there been better processes and project scope boundaries.

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Super LED, Nairobi, Kenya
Creating transparency in outdoor in Africa

The importance of using data and being transparent in the outdoor media planning and buying process, has been outlined by Primedia Outdoor marketing services manager for Africa, Johan Haupt.

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Outrage over killing of six aid workers in South Sudan
Outrage over killing of six aid workers in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan - At a time when humanitarian needs have reached unprecedented levels, it is entirely unacceptable that those who are trying to help are being attacked and killed, said the humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu. He strongly condemned the killing of another six aid workers in an ambush on 25 March 2017.

1 day ago

Halima Aliko Dangote
New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

LAGOS, Nigeria – Fundraising efforts have been launched for The Africa Center in New York City, a non-profit, multidisciplinary institution that provides a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa, and a platform for the most compelling content from the continent.

24 Mar 2017

First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue
First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue

KIGALI, Rwanda - The first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration across the continent, will be held by The Internet Society from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT.

22 Mar 2017