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First Africa Media Index published on Africa's media markets

Differently to most of the world, every medium is still growing in Africa: internet, TV, radio, out of home, as well as print in some regions. Sub-Saharan advertising to GDP ratio is still very low at 0.15%, but there are immense opportunities for growth due to expanding middles class, urbanisation and mobile first technology.

2 days ago

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First Beninese film festival dedicated to women

FIFF Cotonou is the first Beninese film festival dedicated to women and will highlight the work of creative and innovative women filmmakers from across Africa. Women filmmakers are invited to submit their films for selection in the festival, with the deadline for submissions on May 31st 2019.

2 days ago

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Zimbabwe to launch 24 new TV channels

The Zimbabwean government is about to launch 24 television channels, where licences will be open to everyone to apply for.

2 days ago

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IDG appoints Turn Left Media as Africa representative

Turn Left Media have been granted exclusive representation of International Data Group's product portfolio across South Africa, as well as the greater Sub-Saharan African region. Overall, IDG delivers over a million unique visitors per month, and has access to around 2.5 million opt-in subscribers across Sub-Saharan Africa.

3 days ago

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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.

3 days 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.

22 May 2019

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Closing date for AWIEF Awards nominations extended

The closing date for the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards nominations has been extended to 10 June 2019.

21 May 2019

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.

21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019

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'No real development in Africa without regional integration'

In this interview with Africa Renewal's Kingsley Ighobor, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Ahunna Eziakonwa, discusses key issues pertaining to Africa's socioeconomic development, including the empowerment of women and youth and Africa's free trade area, which is expected to enter into force in the next few months.

By Kingsley Ighobor 21 May 2019

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.

20 May 2019

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.

20 May 2019

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.

20 May 2019