MARKETING & MEDIA

The first lady of Nigeria, Dr Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and the first lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. Images source: Facebook.
Merck Foundation Media Awards announces winners of "Stay at Home" Media Awards

The Merck Foundation has announced the winners of the "Stay at Home" Media Recognition Awards for Ghana in partnership with Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the first lady of Ghana and for Nigeria in partnership with Dr Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the first lady of Nigeria.

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LIFESTYLE

Afropunk adds more performers to its 2020 lineup
Afropunk adds more performers to its 2020 lineup

Afropunk has announced the second wave of artists who will be performing at the 2020 edition of the festival, which will be livestreamed from 23 October to 25 October.

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TOURISM & TRAVEL

Transforming the VR experience in hospitality
Transforming the VR experience in hospitality

Singapore-based, VResorts, a VR-commerce and VR content innovator that caters to global resorts and hotels with its innovative virtual reality solutions., has launched a virtual reality booking platform, which enables travellers to choose their destinations and purchase their vacations from within the virtual reality space.

15 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Google Ads is top choice for app marketers in Africa

AppsFlyer has released its Performance Index report, which analysed 27 billion app installs across 495 media networks and 14,000 apps, revealing Google Ads is top choice for app marketers in Africa.

15 Oct 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight
Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has demonstrated the low incidence of inflight Covid-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases. Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 cases of Covid-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated with a flight journey (inclusive of confirmed, probable and potential cases).

15 Oct 2020

FINANCE

Zuneid Yousuf
Covid-19 and AfCFTA: why now is the time to maintain momentum despite the global pandemic

The buzz and excitement around African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), hailed as the answer to a fully integrated pan-African economy, has undoubtedly slowed its pace since the secretariat became operational in April 2020. The unprecedented arrival of a global pandemic has stunted the first round of the trade negotiations - an unfortunate setback for the continent's grand plans.

By Zuneid Yousuf 15 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Top brands in Africa could lose up to $60bn due to pandemic
Top brands in Africa could lose up to $60bn due to pandemic

The top 150 most valuable African brands from inaugural Brand Finance Africa 150 2020 ranking stand to lose up to $60bn of cumulative brand value following devastating Covid-19 pandemic.

15 Oct 2020

RETAIL

L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge
L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

L'Oréal has revealed the winners of its Beauty Tech for Good Challenge, an international competition recognising the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty.

14 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Effie Worldwide launches series of marketing effectiveness virtual workshops

Effie Worldwide has intriduced a virtual marketing effectiveness bootcamp. A series of virtual workshops, offering professional marketers training rooted in Effie's framework of marketing effectiveness.

13 Oct 2020

RETAIL

Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how
Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how

To hear some industry commentators tell it, Covid-19 is going to be the final nail in the coffin of retail as we know it. At best, they're over-simplifying. At worst, they're just wrong. Retail was in dire need of change long before the pandemic struck - Covid just gave it an extra shove.

By Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Priya Dogra, president, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, EMEA and APAC. Image credit: WarnerMedia.
EXCLUSIVE: New structure in place for WarnerMedia's EMEA region

WarnerMedia has put new structures in place for the EMEA region, covering all WarnerMedia businesses.

13 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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APO Group African Women in Media Award calls for entries

The APO Group is calling for entries for the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award set to recognise, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa.

13 Oct 2020

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