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Nike wins Emmy for Colin Kaepernick ad

Nike has won the Emmy for Outstanding Commercial at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards...

8 hours ago

Raghav Prasad.
New study highlights opportunities to optimise digital evolution in Africa

Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa, are examples of how digital inclusion can be accelerated across the continent for economic benefit to all...

10 hours ago

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

13 hours ago

Sarika Modi, MD of Triple Eight Agency, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success...

By Leigh Andrews 16 hours ago

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CMO Summit at Leaderex: How AI is changing the way we work

Artificial Intelligence and other technologies are changing the way organisations work. To be successful in this new way of work, requires more than just implementing new technologies...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

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The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's top million households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - looks at what drives this 'Upper Middle Class'; what they are spending on; where they have cut back; and how marketers can reach this group...?

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 16, 2018. A recent thawing of relations between the two countries did not lead to improved conditions for the media in Eritrea. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
10 most censored countries

In Africa, Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea make the list of the Committee to Protect Journalists' special report on the Top 10 Most Censored Countries in the world...

3 days ago

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How to be brave, brands

WGSN's 2019 report on brands and marketing touched on everything from the power of collaboration to meaningful content and the importance of authenticity - it also highlighted the rise of 'brave brands'...

By Lynette Botha 3 days ago

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Digital technologies are transforming African businesses

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing, but obstacles remain...

By Elvira Bolat and Nasiru Taura 3 days ago

All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners
All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners

Winners of the 2019 African Digital Media Awards have been announced in Johannesburg, South Africa...

12 Sep 2019

#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront
#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront

International model and activist, Georgie Badiel-Liberty was recently in Cape Town to participate in the Doha Debate and talks to us about the important work she is doing through her foundation to create awareness around the world water crisis...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Sep 2019

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Who killed the copywriter? The death of the English language in advertising

The answer, definitely and resoundingly, is "the art director". But is this true?

By Manqoba Zondi 12 Sep 2019

Eloine Barry, CEO African Media Agency.
African Media Agency partners with USAfrica Expo

The USAfrica Business Expo will bring together small business owners, investors, diplomats and political figures from across the continent of Africa on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly...

11 Sep 2019

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How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media

Activists who use digital media are protected by international law and protocols that guarantee freedom of expression...

By Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala 10 Sep 2019

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ANA News to scale back SA operations

African News Agency plans expansion across Africa to meet growth demands, but announces downsizing in South Africa...

9 Sep 2019

AFRIMA condemns xenophobia in Africa
AFRIMA condemns xenophobia in Africa

AFRIMA says lack of education, preventable diseases, and extreme poverty are the enemies of Africa and calls for peace in the wake of an upsurge of xenophobic violence in South Africa...

9 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu.
African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

Playfre aims to become the biggest music streaming vehicle on the continent...

9 Sep 2019

Nairobi Animation du Monde 2020 winners announced
Nairobi Animation du Monde 2020 winners announced

This year, East Africa produced a bumper crop of animation talent in the penultimate Animation du Monde 2020 preliminary round in Sub-Saharan Africa...

6 Sep 2019

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Gaming bans in Uganda and Kenya: a sign of things to come?

Uganda and Kenya have set a precedent in Africa that threatens to bring to a halt to the continent's gaming industry...

By Daniel Tyler 5 Sep 2019

Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa
Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa

Mastercard's 'Together We Lead' event focused on challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Africa, and the role of technology in helping drive inclusive growth...

5 Sep 2019

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Strategy vs creative: The number one pitch killer

It is not a new issue, but one that continues to create angst for marketers and agencies - writes Johanna McDowell, CEO of the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) and Scopen partner...

By Johanna McDowell 5 Sep 2019

SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize
SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize

South African talent Thebe Magugu, 26, is the winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Magugu is the first designer from Africa to scoop the coveted award...

5 Sep 2019

Don't share everything on social media
Don't share everything on social media

According to research from We Are Social and Hootsuite, South Africans on average spend more than eight hours a day online...

4 Sep 2019

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YouTube and FIFA to broadcast African World Cup qualifiers live

Lesser-known African's soccer teams will enjoy worldwide exposure after FIFA announced their opening World Cup qualifying matches would be live-streamed on its website and on YouTube...

4 Sep 2019

The statue of founding president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere in Tanzania’s political capital Dodoma. Credit: WikiCommons.
Why Tanzania's attacks on free speech break with Nyerere's legacy

Nyerere often argued that Tanzanians should not be afraid to challenge authority. He also spoke out strongly for freedom of speech...

By Nick Westcott 4 Sep 2019

Internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa
Internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa

Ventures Africa discusses internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa in its newly launched 'Speak!' series...

3 Sep 2019

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Do you know what your customers want their customers to experience?

It's a common question that we assume everyone knows or understands. But assuming versus engaging, in order to know, are vastly different...

By Jane Stevenson 3 Sep 2019

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Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

In Africa new data suggests citizens' support for press freedoms is in sharp decline...

By Jeff Conroy-Krutz 2 Sep 2019

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