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South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival, a short film festival from The One Club for Creativity that unites the film and advertising worlds.

1 day ago

Reducing fake news during elections in Africa
Reducing fake news during elections in Africa

With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent. We've dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts globally - and our work across Africa is focused in eight key areas.

By Akua Gyekye 2 days ago

How to win in the African digital space
How to win in the African digital space

The purpose of this article is to share practical insights based on our work around the continent of Africa in terms of what the digital landscape looks like; and where we feel it might go this year.

By Seanice Kacungira 3 days ago

4 CRM marketing trends to ignite 2019
4 CRM marketing trends to ignite 2019

Never has the emphasis on customer centricity been more rampant than it is in the era of the connected customer who, thanks to technology, has become more powerful and vocal than ever before, marking only the beginning of an era where failure to listen equals a rapid demise of your brand.

By Sugeshni Subroyen 3 days ago

Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI
Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

The mention of the words Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up science fiction-like images in the minds of many people, but it is becoming a very real part of day to day life without us even realising it. AI is and has been making a lasting impression on a number of key industries, not only streamlining otherwise tedious processes but also changing the way business is conducted on a much larger scale.

3 days ago

Unlocking Africa's full potential
Unlocking Africa's full potential

African Development Bank president, Akinwumi Adesina, who donated his $500 000 Sunhak Peace Prize to fight hunger in Africa, said at the ceremony in Seoul at the weekend, that, "We are in a race with time to unlock Africa's full potential."

11 Feb 2019

All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs
All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs

The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards nominations were announced on 8 February in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The awards ceremony is set to take place on 2 March at Sun City.

11 Feb 2019

3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now
3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now

The most credible form of advertising comes straight from the people we know and trust. Consumers value recommendation above all else when making purchasing decisions. It's no surprise then that influencer marketing, in which focus is placed on powerful individuals who have influence over potential customers and whose opinion is trusted by a large number of people, has been around since the 1900s.

By Marc Kornberger 8 Feb 2019

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, APO founder & chairman, addresses journalism students in Senegal.
APO founder talks about his meteoric media journey

DAKAR, Senegal - APO Group founder and chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, spoke about his rise from journalist to entrepreneur - and the value of the African media industry in shaping economic development across the continent, to journalism students in Dakar, Senegal.

8 Feb 2019

6 ways to win with CX
6 ways to win with CX

As each new app or tech gadget appears on the horizon, keeping the customer experience (CX) fresh and relevant becomes more complex. But making and retaining customers in 2019 is not just about keeping up with the sophisticated robotics of the 21st Century. Yes, branding and selling is about knowing what and how technology can assist in the CX experience but it's also about ensuring that there's a human and emotional connection with the consumer every step of the way.

By Eben Esterhuizen 8 Feb 2019

Previous BBC Komla Dumor Award winners (L-R): Didi Akinyelure (2016), Nancy Kacungira (2015) and Waihiga Mwaura (2018).
Search for next African broadcast journalism star

Journalists from across the African continent are invited to apply for the prestigious 5th BBC Komla Dumor Award prize, which aims to uncover some of Africa's rising stars in broadcast journalism. The launch of the award took place in Lagos, Nigeria, this week.

8 Feb 2019

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Listen up! Why Mastercard is becoming a sonic brand

Get ready to recognise the Mastercard brand not only with your eyes but also your ears. That's right, the latest phase of its brand evolution involves sonic melody that's set to form part of your Mastercard brand experience in the future.

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2019

Multi-lingual content review centre launched by Facebook in Kenya
Multi-lingual content review centre launched by Facebook in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya - Facebook will open its first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa, employing approximately 100 reviewers by the end of the year, who will support a number of languages, including Somali, Oromo, Swahili and Hausa.

8 Feb 2019