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How African countries are doing in ballooning digital music revenues

While new modes of distribution using mobile telecommunications networks offer real alternatives to piracy, African musicians continue to struggle to reap significant benefits...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer and Andrew J. Eisenberg 14 May 2019

Is your brand telling the true story?
Is your brand telling the true story?

Stories are a powerful part of the human experience. Yes, we see them told at bedtime to children listening in rapt silence, but they're also told daily in election campaigns, fundraising drives and in business, through brand storytelling...

By Yaw Dwomoh 13 May 2019

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Imagine a world without data?

Why local insights and research associations like PAMRO are important...

By Joaquim Bretcha Boix 13 May 2019

Best in global visual merchandising awarded
Best in global visual merchandising awarded

The winners of the 2019 International VM Awards were announced at the RetailExpo in London...

13 May 2019

Nigerian publishers gear up for digital transformation
Nigerian publishers gear up for digital transformation

365 Digital, supported by Google, hosted the Ad Tech Masterclass in Lagos, Nigeria, aimed at fostering a greater unified online advertising ecosystem...

Issued by 365 Digital 13 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

A screen grab from Nike's ad, featuring Caster Semenya.
#FairnessFirst: How Nike put purpose marketing on the podium with Caster Semenya

Nike's Dream Crazy campaign has won favour across the globe, having just scooped up top honours at the One Show Awards in New York. Caster Semenya, who features in the campaign, has also further proved her place on the winner podium...

By Leigh Andrews 13 May 2019

Katja Thielen, creative director and founder of the UK’s Together Design and this year's Loeries design jury president...
#Loeries2019: "Discover how different cultures are reflected through their creativity and ideas" - Katja Thielen

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Kicking off the series is this year's design jury president Katja Thielen, creative director and founder of the UK's Together Design...

By Leigh Andrews 10 May 2019

African Business magazine launches event series
African Business magazine launches event series

Asoko Insight and African Business magazine announce African Business DealRoom partnership...

10 May 2019

Africa's own 'Spotify' launches
Africa's own 'Spotify' launches

Playfre intends to be Africa's first real answer to Spotify, with over 40 million songs available to play for free...

10 May 2019

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Ethical storytelling to enhance Africa's narrative

The African Public Relations Association (APRA) will host its annual African Public Relations Conference, in Kigali, Rwanda from 13 to 17 May 2019...

9 May 2019

Editor from South Sudan is 2019 Africa Laureate
Editor from South Sudan is 2019 Africa Laureate

WAN-IFRA announces 2019 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award...

9 May 2019

Sign up for our webinar | The emotional power of purpose in advertising - the pitfalls and potential
Sign up for our webinar | The emotional power of purpose in advertising - the pitfalls and potential

In this webinar Dr Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, and Graham Page, MD for Offer at Kantar's Insights Division, will share evidence of what they know works well, and how to navigate your brand towards successful purpose driven advertising...

Issued by Kantar 7 May 2019

Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content
Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content

Africa's mobile entertainment app, Kwesé iflix, has strengthened its commitment to offer more local content to its subscribers...

7 May 2019

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#OneShow2019: All the ADC 2019 winners!

The colours of the 711 winners of the 98th global ADC Annual Awards were revealed on the first evening of the One Club for Creativity's Creative Week, held on 6 May 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York, with a Merit Award coming home to SA, for Grid Worldwide's #HopeJoanna...

7 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

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A mixed bag of media freedom in southern Africa - SAEF

As we commemorate this year's World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2019, the Southern African Editor's Forum (SAEF) reports a mixed bag of media freedom within its chapters and southern Africa as a whole...

3 May 2019

DStv rolls out news channel Newzroom Afrika
DStv rolls out news channel Newzroom Afrika

NewzRoom Afrika is a 24-hour news channel is owned by media personalities Thabile Ngwato and Thokozani Nkosi...

3 May 2019

Facebook chatbot world first for Heineken South Africa
Facebook chatbot world first for Heineken South Africa

Heineken South Africa wanted to run a sales driver campaign in a fresh, innovative way. The iconic beer giant decided to launch a chatbot that would be the first of its kind...

Issued by Techsys Digital 3 May 2019

Loeries CEO Andrew Human encourages everyone to tell better stories.
#AfricaMonth: Advertising's shift beyond 'selling stuff' to tell better regional stories

In our annual #AfricaMonth catch-up, Loeries CEO Andrew Human explains why Loeries 2019 judges are briefed to look for local relevance, and the rising importance of brand humanity and problem-solving in creativity, against the continued shift away from merely punting the client product or service...

By Leigh Andrews 3 May 2019

Meshack Mulaudzi is giving African children positive representation through toys
Meshack Mulaudzi is giving African children positive representation through toys

By simply trying to create a doll that his daughter could identify with, Meshack Mulaudzi embarked on a doll-making journey that spreads positivity to African children...

3 May 2019

Pendulum is swinging towards creeping restrictions across Africa
Pendulum is swinging towards creeping restrictions across Africa

Freedom is weakening across Africa and more worrying is the considerable willingness to accept government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security...

By Peter Penar and Carolyn Logan 3 May 2019

How South Africa ranks in the press freedom stakes
How South Africa ranks in the press freedom stakes

It's pleasing that the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters without Borders rates the state of press freedom in South Africa as "satisfactory". Satisfactory is the second best category after "good"...

By Glenda Daniels 3 May 2019

Image via : A woman is reflected next to a poster outside a community hall hosting a night vigil for kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, on January 18, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Community members, friends, family and colleagues of photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed held a night vigil at the Lenasia South Civic Centre. Mohamed was abducted in Syria on 10 January while working with the aid mission Gift of the Givers. (Photo by Gallo Images / Dino Lloyd)
South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, kidnapped in January 2017, is shown alive in new video

A video sent to the NGO Gift of the Givers shows South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, abducted in Syria in early 2017, to be alive. In the video, dated 13 April, Mohamed said he fears for his life and begs for help from a number of people and organisations...

By Jonah Dylan 2 May 2019

Fepe International is now World Out of Home Organization
Fepe International is now World Out of Home Organization

Fepe International is rebranding as the World Out of Home Organization...

2 May 2019

David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa. Photo credit for Waiswa: Osborne Macharia.
#OneShow2019: David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa's online judging panel insights

The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week is just around the corner, taking place in New York City from 6 to 10 May 2019. To kick off our #AfricaMonth coverage, David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa share their experiences as online jurors on this year's Art Director's Club (ADC)'s illustration and photography panels respectively...

By Leigh Andrews 2 May 2019

2019 Dezeen Awards open for entries
2019 Dezeen Awards open for entries

Following a successful launch last year, the second edition of the Dezeen Awards is now open for entries...

2 May 2019

UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn
UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn

UK advertising spend rose 6.3% year-on-year to reach £23.6bn in 2018, marking the ninth consecutive year of market growth and highest annual total since monitoring began in 1982...

30 Apr 2019

Ceres gets a new highly interactive website from Techsys Digital
Ceres gets a new highly interactive website from Techsys Digital

Pioneer Foods tasked Techsys Digital with the challenge of crafting a website that could be multinational, multilingual and support regional content variation for the iconic South African brand, Ceres...

Issued by Techsys Digital 30 Apr 2019

Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die
Phygital: 6 ways to adapt, or die

Innovative phygital business models, where bricks and mortar and digital seamlessly integrate, are popping up across the globe. But the best phygital experiences still remain aligned with old-school sales strategies...

By Eben Esterhuizen 30 Apr 2019

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