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Piwe Motshegoa, head of sales: general entertainment at DStv media sales. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Africans aren't just swimming with the creative sharks, we are the sharks

Piwe Motshegoa, head of sales: general entertainment at DStv media sales, kicked off the DStv Seminar of Creativity - a highlight of Loeries Creative Week as the industry gets ready for the annual award nights - with a reminder that Africans hold all the storytelling magic they need...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, addressing the DStv Seminar of Creativity. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Check the stereotypes in your creativity

Things got off to a reflective note at the 2019 DStv Seminar of Creativity with a reminder to join the UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance, as the stereotypes stop with you...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

David Droga.
David Droga is this year's Clio Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

David Droga will receive the 2019 Clio Lifetime Achievement Award at the 60th Clio Awards ceremony...

1 day ago

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

The Loeries' Game and Dion Wired 'What do CMOs really want' masterclass panel. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: What do CMOs really want from their agency?

One of the biggest changes to the advertising landscape in recent years? Bringing creatives in-house. But does it work to do so? The robust and honest discussion led by Joanne Joseph at the Loeries Masterclasses explained what this means for members of the industry working together in the future, and what both sides really want...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

The Milkmaid film.
Film documents harrowing effects of war on women in Africa

Official trailer released for 'The Milkmaid' film which brings attention to the traumatising effects of insurgency on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa...

2 days ago

Uzoma Ukah,
The rise and rise of 'Wakanda' marketing

With Black Panther came a new kind of storytelling: one that celebrated cultural backgrounds and strengths...

By Uzoma Ukah 2 days ago

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A Cultural Economies Conference for Fak'ugesi

Cultural Economies Conference launched at Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival...

2 days ago

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Global cinema advertising is second-fastest growing ad medium of 2019

Early forecasts by marketing intelligence service Warc places global cinema advertising behind the internet as the second-largest growing ad medium in 2019...

2 days ago

2019 Global Awards live judging sessions to be held in 8 countries worldwide
2019 Global Awards live judging sessions to be held in 8 countries worldwide

Eight Global Awards live judging sessions will be held at agencies around the world...

2 days ago

Mo Abudu.
Mo Abudu: Woman of many firsts

A trailblazer in changing the negative narrative about the continent of Africa...

By Phindile Xaba 3 days ago

Advertising Week reveals speaker line-up
Advertising Week reveals speaker line-up

Global thought leaders coming to Johannesburg for inaugural Advertising Week Africa...

3 days ago

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Guinea media leader arrested

The African Editors Forum (TAEF) strongly condemns the arrest of one of the leading lights of African media, Souleymane Diallo of Guinea Conakry...

3 days ago

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5 ways to make your event pay with social media

Are you maximising your presence there and ensuring you will get the best return on your promotional investment...

By Talitha Spykerman 3 days ago

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PAMRO student bursaries announced

PAMRO provides two bursaries for two Mauritian students ahead of annual conference...

20 Aug 2019

Kabelo Binns is group MD of FCB Wired and Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
Why 9:41 am means something

How confident are you of your brand and product? Could you only put the logo on the box without the brand name...?

By Kabelo Binns 20 Aug 2019

Africa Channel grows Africa-based team
Africa Channel grows Africa-based team

Showcasing the African continent's current, cultural and historical content...

20 Aug 2019

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

Senegal to complete DTT changeover by end 2019
Senegal to complete DTT changeover by end 2019

EXCAF undertakes to complete THE DTT process in Senegal by the end of 2019...

20 Aug 2019

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

BBC focuses on branded services in Africa
BBC focuses on branded services in Africa

BBC Studios appoints Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services, Sub-Saharan Africa...

19 Aug 2019

Image credit: Lisbon International Advertising Festival.
2019 Lisbon International Advertising Festival gets global grand jury

The grand jury of the 2019 Lisbon International Advertising Festival has been announced...

19 Aug 2019

Media trip to AHIF event sponsored by APO
Media trip to AHIF event sponsored by APO

APO Group will grant an African journalist an all-expenses-paid trip to AHIF conference...

19 Aug 2019

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Results from Agency Scope UK 2018/2019 indicate concerns with consumers and the changing digital environment

The completion of the third edition of Agency Scope UK 2018/2019 enable us to note where South Africa stands in comparison...

By Johanna McDowell 19 Aug 2019

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StarTimes to launch 'Blood Sisters' in Kenya

StarTimes subscribers are set to enjoy a new fascinating telenovela series...

19 Aug 2019

Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

We speak to VP of business programming for World Expo 2020 (one of the biggest event on the planet), South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and across the rest of Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Aug 2019

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures
Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures

From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people...

By Beth Perry and Rike Sitas 16 Aug 2019

Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa.
#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2019

Image credit: Simon Steinberger from Pixabay.
Facebook can now fact-check news in African languages

Facebook on Wednesday announced a partnership with fact-checking company Africa Check to bring local African language support to its third-party Fact-Checking programme...

By Shereesa Moodley 16 Aug 2019

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