With revenue from Africa's pay-TV market sitting at $4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies...
3 days ago
Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it...
Leigh Andrews 22 Sep 2017
DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets...
18 Sep 2017
Africa travel on the fly is not an option for production crews shooting in Africa and preparation and planning is key...
31 Aug 2017
Team Namibia's first TV commercial, by Weathermen & Co., aims to encourage Namibian consumers to buy and support locals and make Namibian products and services part of their everyday life...
Weathermen & Co 3 Feb 2016
The maker culture's on the rise. Different from the manufacturing process where replicas are churned out, it signals a return to the basics and designing and making with a strong sense of personalisation. Here's how elements are popping up in video...
Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2015
A brand manager's dream: Produce a TV advert showcasing the benefits of a product whilst bringing a tear to the consumer's eye and galvanising them to rush out to purchase it.
Dina Saffer-Myers 18 Mar 2014
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013
The African Film Development Foundation, established in May 2012 in response to the need to promote ventures by Africans in the film industry and support stakeholders and organisations that make the films, seeks country representatives.
21 Jan 2013
CNBC Africa, a CNBC International franchise owned by Africa Business News, has entered into a joint venture with Mozambique's state broadcaster, Televisão de Moçambique (TVM), and will open a bureau in Maputo. CNBC Africa's country bureau representative will be Sunnyboy Mshengu.
24 May 2012
The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.
15 Mar 2011
The 14th Time of the Writer international writers festival will be held from 14-19 March 2011, hosting 21 prominent writers from a dozen different countries in Durban, South Africa for a week of literary dialogue and exchange of ideas.
28 Feb 2011
Jon Foster-Pedley, senior lecturer in strategy at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), has been appointed creativity and innovation advisor to the Namibia Business Innovation Centre Project, a new initiative combining a science park, technology park and business incubator.
17 Jul 2008
Cricket Australia (CA), the governing body of one of Australia's favourite sports, is trying to force all photographers and agencies to sign a new contract before they enter the cricket grounds.
13 Dec 2007
Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.
22 Nov 2007
Namibia's land reform programme is a "zero sum game" that merely swaps one form of poverty for another in its current resettlement programme, according to an independent report on attempts to find a equitable solution to racially skewed land ownership.
16 Nov 2007
Philip Morris International Inc. and British American Tobacco South Africa has terminated their Chesterfield licence agreement.
12 Oct 2007
The era of untrammeled consumerism is over, and nowadays issues such as global warming and the environment are at the top of people's list of issues. Companies must consider these concerns in what they produce, and how they produce it.
Pierre Mare 27 Aug 2007
Zimbabwe's freight industry is operating at under 30% of its capacity - an unsustainable rate that could see the industry collapse. Observers say the main reason is for the low operational level is the currently crippling rate of exchange for the local currency.
16 Aug 2007
The search for fresh modelling talent begins this month as TV channel M-Net and mobile phone company Nokia start holding open castings for aspiring models in Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kigali, Lagos, Luanda, Lusaka, Nairobi and Windhoek.
7 Dec 2005