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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 4 hours 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 17 hours ago

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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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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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Airtel to roll out mobile money in Nigeria

Airtel Africa has declared it will soon introduce its mobile money business in Nigeria...

15 Aug 2019

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Africa's digital potential

Africa's young population could be its greatest asset in an age where many other regions in the world are aging as a result of declining birth rates...

By Ime Archibong 14 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

Customer engagement in an omnichannel world
Customer engagement in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel customer engagement revolves around so much more than just a technology-driven approach. A cross-channel strategy needs to be an integral human one if organisations are to remain competitive...

By Mo Areff 13 Aug 2019

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New media is misrepresenting women in Africa: what feminists can do

So-called 'new media' emphasises gender norms and portrays women as sex objects, morally deficient, and vulnerable...

By Sharon Adetutu Omotoso 8 Aug 2019

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How data science in and for Africa can blaze new trails

Many of the disruptive, game-changing innovations that are grounded in data science are intended to improve people's quality of life as well as the efficiency of processes and services...

By Wim Delva 2 Aug 2019

Oje Ojeaga, CEO/CCO at Up in the Sky, Nigeria and Loeries 2019 Digital Communication juror.
#Loeries2019: "The most audacious campaign will not convert if your target audience can't relate" - Oje Ojeaga

I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Digital Communication juror Oje Ojeaga, also CEO/CCO at Up in the Sky, Nigeria...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2019

African vision of the future of digital creativity
African vision of the future of digital creativity

Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency celebrates six years of developing young digital creatives

2 Aug 2019

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African online payments sector boosted by major deal

Kenyan headquartered DPO Group has acquired PayFast for an undisclosed sum in a deal that will give local business owners an easier way to accept payments in 18 African countries...

31 Jul 2019

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West African startups listed in top 5 businesses that improve the world

The Vodafone Institute has selected five startups to take part in the first accelerator that focuses on women in the tech sector...

31 Jul 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana at the One Club for Creativity boot camps in SA. All images provided. © Kontent Park.
#CSIMonth: How creative boot camps add a fresh dynamic to the SA advertising landscape

It's no secret that it's hard to make your break in advertising, especially in SA, where a large part of the population was formerly excluded from participating in the industry altogether. That's where the One Club for Creativity's diversity boot camps come in...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2019

Yash Deb, managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya and this year's Loeries integrated campaign, film & radio, and radio craft juror.
#Loeries2019: "Strength of a creative campaign lies in how rapidly others can build on it" - Yash Deb

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Integrated campaign, Film & Radio, and Radio Craft juror Yash Deb, also managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jul 2019

Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa
Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa

Touted as the 'largest video game venue in West Africa', the Paradise Game Centre officially opened its doors on the first floor of Cosmos Yopougon, the new shopping centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday...

25 Jul 2019

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Google announces specific enhancements for Nigerian programmes

Google announces new products, features and other programmes, at the third 'Google for Nigeria'...

25 Jul 2019

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New mobile-to-mobile digital payment service launched in Africa

WorldRemit users can now make instant, low-cost international mobile money transfers to 15 million accounts in Guinea, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Niger...

25 Jul 2019

Damon Stapleton, now regional chief creative officer for DDB Australia and New Zealand.
Damon Stapleton on stepping up in new position, selecting creatives of the future

Former ECD of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Damon Stapleton made his move to New Zealand eight years ago but he's stayed at the top of our radar with his excellent award-winning work and insightful industry commentary on his blog, Damon's Brain. Here's more on his impressive recent promotion and his advice to anyone looking to make a similar career leap across the ocean...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

#FB@15: Inside Facebook's 4 Cs for innovation
#FB@15: Inside Facebook's 4 Cs for innovation

Looking to the future, Nunu Ntshingila, head of Facebook Africa, shared the four Cs - which are key trends directing their business for the next few years...

By Elouise Kelly 23 Jul 2019

There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech scene
There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech scene

The business opportunities that have changed the fortunes of the continent and how these businesses are impacting and transforming the quality of lives in Africa...

By Olukayode Kolawole 22 Jul 2019

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Wan-Ifra explores how news media is adapting business models to promote press freedom

Wan-Ifra has released a new report that looks into how news media companies are adapting their business models to ensure press freedom...

22 Jul 2019

Lanre Adisa, CEO/CCO of Noah's Ark Communications, Nigeria, and Loeries 2019 Live, PR and OOH juror.
#Loeries2019: "No place for one-size-fits-all in truly relatable regional storytelling" - Lanre Adisa

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Live, PR and OOH juror Lanre Adisa, also CEO/CCO of Noah's Ark Communications, Nigeria...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Jul 2019

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Key questions to consider before investing in AI for marketing

AccuraCast director Jérôme Divecha offers clear advice to see if AI could help your business make the next big step forward...

By Jérôme Divecha 17 Jul 2019

The road to marketing redemption is paved in data
The road to marketing redemption is paved in data

Presenting at the 6th episode of the IAB Series, recently appointed DQ&A commercial director, Roan Mackintosh, explored how to use technology to gain a competitive advantage...

By Roan Mackintosh 16 Jul 2019

Digital Impact Awards' nominees for 2019 announced.
Nominees announced for Digital Impact Awards in Africa

Organisers of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa have released the nominees for the 6th edition of the awards...

15 Jul 2019

The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way
The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way

The live-action release of The Lion King promises to be one of the most spectacular highlights of 2019..

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jul 2019

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