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Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015 06:41

Building superbrands in Africa - an African brand perspective
Building superbrands in Africa - an African brand perspective

Having spent the better part of 12 years traversing the continent as an ad and brand man, I have had the pleasure of seeing the quality and breadth of brands available to consumers in Africa increase and more often than not, improve.

By Nicholas Kuhne 16 Apr 2015 09:31

More than 'art for art's sake': the world's most admired ads bring payback for the brand - Millward Brown
More than 'art for art's sake': the world's most admired ads bring payback for the brand

On the Cannes Lions website is an archive, which it calls "the digital home of the world's greatest branded communications". The business world's definition of what makes a creative campaign "great" has evolved since the festival began in 1954, however, and is now firmly rooted in how effectively an ad sells the brand.

By Sue Elms, Issued by Millward Brown 15 Apr 2015 10:15

Four reasons to invest in DRC's digital economy
Four reasons to invest in DRC's digital economy

Although the government of the DRC has included provisions for digital infrastructure development as part of their 2012-16 plans, the private sector is where the developmental race is really happening. This is the country's real digital battleground and the challenge remaining for companies is whether to participate or be a spectator?

14 Apr 2015 11:25

[TrendTalk] Branding for good
[TrendTalk] Branding for good

There is no doubt the tide has turned in marketing, with products and campaigns from big brands working hard at providing solutions to societal problems. Some phenomenal work was launched recently that demonstrates this.

By Louise Marsland 13 Apr 2015 09:46

Louise Marsland
Will ThisDay live to fight another day?

Nigerian publisher of ThisDay, Nduka Obaigbena, has assured creditors and staff of the daily newspaper, that he will not turn his back on the substantial investment his media empire has made in South Africa. Talks, brokered by ABSA, are ongoing with investors to try resolve the financial crisis the paper finds itself in.

By Louise Marsland 26 Oct 2004 13:07

The best of Nigeria on show in SA

The finest that Nigeria has to offer will be on display at the Sandton Convention Centre from 28 September to 2 October as, for the first time, South Africa plays host to the Best of Nigeria Expo in 2004.

15 Sep 2004 14:33

Bayer to acquire Roche Consumer Health

Bayer has announced that it has agreed to acquire Roche Consumer Health. By acquiring this business Bayer will become one of the top three over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health companies worldwide.

21 Jul 2004 13:54

Brewing up a new brandhouse

Diageo, Heineken and Namibia Breweries have announced that their new joint venture company in South Africa will trade under the name of 'brandhouse'. The new company combines the sales, marketing and distribution of some of the world's top premium brands in this fast growing sector in South Africa.

7 Jul 2004 12:40

West African newspaper for South Africa

The FS African Standard, a newspaper for the ever-expanding expatriate communities of West Africa living in South Africa - estimated to number around 100 000 - has been launched in the country by leading Nigerian publisher Millennium Harvest Ltd.

24 May 2004 06:36

IFEX members survey global press freedom

The war in Iraq, which claimed a high number of journalists' lives, overshadowed press freedom worldwide in 2003, according to annual reports recently released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

6 Jan 2004 14:45

Africa supplement introduced by Business Day

The newest addition to the Johnnic Communications' stable, Business Day Africa, a weekly newspaper destined for the African continent, was published today, October 31, 2003.

Issued by PR Newswire 31 Oct 2003 17:45

World journalists back Daily News fight: 'Press Freedom's Biggest Battle in Africa'

The International Federation of Journalists today called for a worldwide campaign among journalists' groups to defend the Daily News in Zimbabwe after a weekend in which police closed down the independent daily for a second time and the paper's director was arrested at his home.

28 Oct 2003 08:56

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