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2019 AME Report released

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2019 AME Report, a ranking of the world's most successful agencies, and advertisers according to their achievements in the AME Awards.

9 hours ago

Alika Dangote.
Dangote ranked 11th on 50 World's Greatest Leaders 2019 list

Philanthropist and richest man in Africa, Nigeria's Aliko Dangote, has been ranked 11th out of the 50 World's Greatest leaders for 2019. The ranking carried out by Fortune magazine, said the world's greatest leaders, both men and women, are transforming the world and inspiring others to do so in business, government, philanthropy and the arts. "These thinkers, speakers, and doers make bold choices and take big risks - and move others to do the same," the magazine declared.

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Kantar Africa Life 2019 report.
#AfricaMonth: How can brands fuel growth in Africa?

Successful brands must have a strong local resonance and activation if they are to emotionally connect with consumers in Africa and fuel growth in the fast-changing region, reports Kantar TNS. The latest Kantar Africa Life 2019 report is due to be released end of May.

2 days ago

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

D&AD Awards announces its full shortlist
D&AD Awards announces its full shortlist

The D&AD Awards has announced its full shortlist with 25 shortlisted pieces for SA, putting us at 12th for country ranking based on finalists. Overall 1,642 entries from 58 countries from across the globe have made the shortlist.

3 days ago

Pictured are Paul Holmes of The Holmes Report and Regine le Roux, managing director of South Africa’s Reputation Matters. Reputation Matters scooped up two SABRE Africa awards, one for superior achievement in measurement and evaluation and the other for the industry sector category.
All the 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winners

The 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winners were handed out following on the annual African Public Relations Association (AFPRA) conference held in Kigali, Rwanda, last week. The SABRE Awards, which aims to recognise superior achievement in branding, reputation and engagement, has a 25-year heritage, with separate competitions in Africa, North America, EMEA, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and South Asia.

3 days ago

D&AD Awards announces its first shortlist
D&AD Awards announces its first shortlist

The D&AD Awards has announced its first shortlist with 144 entries being shortlisted after stage one of D&AD judging. The Award Ceremony will be held at The Old Truman Brewery, London on Thursday, 23 May.

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Entries open for Global Young Guns 17

The One Club for Creativity is calling for entries for Young Guns 17, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.

17 May 2019

A changing African consumer branding environment
A changing African consumer branding environment

In-store advertising innovators Smart Media

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Reputation management in Africa study

Ethics is the invisible driving force on many aspects of people's lives. It enables people to achieve their personal visions and helps them to do their daily activities in the right way. This is one of the key findings of the African Public Relations Association's (APRA's) second ethics and reputation research study, powered by reputation research agency, Reputation Matters.

16 May 2019

Taking it outside
Taking it outside

Out of Home (OOH) is the only ad-block-proof digital medium around. How is digital unleashing fresh creativity in OOH in sub-Saharan Africa? Yetunde Adegbite, General Manager at Posterscope Nigeria, offers some insight into the local scene.

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 16 May 2019

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Technology is a liberating force for African women

As ride-hailing apps proliferate across the globe, the year-old An Nisa Taxi in Kenya is one of the standouts in Africa. Developed by 33-year-old Mehnaz Sarwar, An Nisa is run by women and serves female passengers and children exclusively.

By Charles Onyango-Obbo 16 May 2019

Scenes from Mama K’s Super 4.
#AfricaMonth: Anyone from anywhere can be a superhero

The likes of Black Panther have turned the concept of Wakanda from a dream to reality for superhero fans across the continent, but that's only the starting point of African creativity. Malenga Mulendema has taken this further in Mama K's Team 4, Netflix' first original African animated series.

By Leigh Andrews 16 May 2019