Marketing & Media trends

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard

SA bank in Nigerian merger

It's a new era for banking in Nigeria as Stanbic Bank and IBTC Chartered Bank go ahead with merger.

Joining forces for cool-drinks, cool music

The Coca-Cola Company and music channel MTV base have entered into a major marketing alliance that will partner the two brands on air, on-the-ground and on pack.

Zimbabwe: A way out of the crisis?

With Zimbabwe's economy in meltdown, drastic and fundamental changes are crucial if there is to be a return of international investment and a recovery in that country.

Emeka Enyadike
Enyimba and Rangers International for Under-19 football tournament in South Africa

SuperSport is to bring to the screen the third edition of the SuperSport Under-19 football tournament in South Africa.

By Emeka Enyadike

Botswana's BTC accused of using advertising spend to influence editorial

Government communications company is allegedly denying advertising to newspaper in retaliation for critical story.

Are you up to the job?

The Apprentice is one of the most globally recognized reality television franchises and the programme has, since it was launched in the US three years ago by Donald Trump, been replicated in 23 countries around the world.

Ugandan reporter takes top honours

Investigative reporter for the Weekly Observer in Uganda, Richard Kavuma outstripped more than 1500 other African journalists to lift CNN's/Multichoice's African Journalist of the Year in Cape Town at the weekend.

TCM'S Annual Short Film Competition open for entries

Due to popular demand from filmmakers, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has, for the first time, opened its annual short film competition entry gates to the African, the Middle Eastern and European industries (EMEA).

Right Stuff at Markex - Right Stuff
Right Stuff at Markex

Right Stuff had the pleasure of participating in the prestigious Markex trade show held recently at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Issued by Right Stuff

USB-ED launches Business Women's Academy - USB-ED
USB-ED launches Business Women's Academy

The Business Women's Academy, the first of its kind in the country concentrating on women in business, was launched by USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, in association with HERS-SA, on Tuesday, 22 May 2007. HERS-SA is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of women.

Issued by USB-ED

365 Digital signs first Adtech client in Kenya
365 Digital signs first Adtech client in Kenya

Nairobi-based Business Daily Africa has signed an exclusive agreement with 365 Digital in Cape Town to employ the Adtech Helios IQ ad serving technology to deliver their online ad campaigns. 365’s traffic team will handle the online campaign management and implementation.

Issued by 365 Digital

African perspectives on PR education

Pioneers in the fields of public relations and communication academia gathered at an academic forum running alongside the main Federation of African PR Associations (FAPRA) conference last week to discuss the future public relations curriculum to be offered on tertiary level.

By Boitumelo Mmotlana & Mmoneng Gwebu

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