The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative, different from the one that had been imposed for so long from the West. It is a tired line.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies by 2015 on the African continent. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa, now also chairman of Y&R Africa. To find out what that means, I caught up with him before he raced off to Lagos, Nigeria, on his mission.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
Cowbell, fat-filled milk produced by Promasidor, is sold in small affordable sachets across Africa, using a family of animated characters. The company has engaged South African animation studio, Luma to extend the brand with a 45-sec TVC.
16 Aug 2013 10:40
In a tiny sweltering tin-roofed shack inside one of Mogadishu's bullet-riddled neighbourhoods, two brothers, Ali Hassan and Mustafa Yare, sit hunched over one of eight humming desktop computers. Together they show Nasteexo Cadey, a young veiled student at Mogadishu University, how to set up her Facebook account, browse YouTube videos and check her e-mail.
By Jonathan Kalan 28 Jun 2013 10:21
2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013. Recent forecasts from Cisco revealed that the number of mobile devices will tip seven billion in 2013, outnumbering the human population, thanks to growth in developing areas, such as Asia, the Pacific and Africa.
By Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013 11:07
An advertising agency, run by entrepreneur and advertiser Emanuele Nenna, has announced the opening of Now Available Africa in Ghana. This new model of advertising agency is specially designed for the African market as the first step towards the creation of a pan-African network of agencies with an international outlook and strong local roots.
13 Feb 2013 10:17
As part of a multi-national mobile and digital insights gathering project for mobile agency, Yonder Media, I was commissioned to gather cultural and behavioural insights in five African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.
By Marcela Ospina 7 Feb 2013 12:15
Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.
7 Aug 2012 10:52
Ghana's Saya Mobile is the latest mobile chat app out of Africa. IM and chat messaging clients are incredibly popular on the continent. Applications such as 2go and mobile social networks such as MXit have raised the bar on the possibilities in the mobile and social space in Africa.
21 Feb 2012 11:17
"African people - like me - are completely disillusioned with the performance of their leaders because of what they have done and what they are doing, and for me these people should not be called leaders, but rather the elite," Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs, said, speaking at the CNN-MultiChoice media forum currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, today, Friday, 24 June 2011.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 24 Jun 2011 11:56
LUXEMBOURG: Intelsat SA, one of the world's leading providers of fixed satellite services, recently announced a series of new contracts with media customers using the company's leading video neighbourhoods.
14 Apr 2011 10:56
Until 1992, journalists and editors in Ghana, and the independent media in general, have suffered a lot at the hands of undemocratic regimes, which cracked down on critical reporting and imposed strict restrictions limiting media freedom. As a new, liberal constitution was being written in 1992, media activists came out guns blazing, demanding that media suffering end and reporting become free. [view twitterfall]
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 10 Mar 2011 10:06
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