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Demographica-Stein IAS partnership ushers in new growth in African B2B market

Demographica has become the first agency on the African continent to join Stein IAS' global B2B marketing network. CEO of Demographica Warren Moss and CCO of Stein IAS Tom Stein elaborate on this alliance

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jonathan Deeb

Business of Design is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 11 Oct 2017

BREAKING: Ireland/Davenport changes its name

Ireland/Davenport (ID) celebrated its 13th year at its office in Illovo, Johannesburg this evening and to mark the occasion along with its increase in black ownership from 25.1% to 51%, the boutique communications agency has been renamed

10 Oct 2017

Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017

Airport lounges: golden territory for marketing your brand

Airports have long been a favourite place for brands to get their message across to business and leisure travel consumers

By Greg Kilfoil 9 Oct 2017

Vodafone announces global brand relaunch

Vodafone has made a global announcement across all of its markets that it is relaunching its brand positioning, which marks the biggest relaunch it's had in its 33-year history

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

NAEB markets Rwandan tea under national tea brand

Rwandan tea will now be marketed under the Rwanda National Tea brand name as one of the ways to strengthen consumer confidence, as well as promote and ensure its competitiveness on the local and global markets

By Peterson Tumwebaze 5 Oct 2017

AB InBev Africa appoints Dentsu Aegis

AB InBev Africa has appointed Dentsu Aegis as its media planning and buying agency for its Africa business

4 Oct 2017

Beware - location-based advertising is already in Kenya

The digital advertising industry in Kenya has often been accused of being fixated on the future, discussing hypothetical solutions that aren't yet available locally

By Christopher Madison, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 3 Oct 2017

Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

Leo Burnett acquires Radar

Cape Town-based advertising agency Radar has joined Publicis-owned Leo Burnett as part of a drive by the global giant to increase their profile and presence in Africa as a full-service agency

29 Sep 2017

Redi's book on Khwezi racks up super sales

Former talk show host Redi Tlhabi's book, Khwezi: The Remarkable Story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, an account of the life of President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser, has been an instant hit

By Nomahlubi Jordaan and Ernest Mabuza 29 Sep 2017

Programmatic Advertising: Back on the menu, but...

Programmatic advertising has been growing in strength each year and can have some big advantages. Here are reasons why it's back on the menu

By Nick Hodge 29 Sep 2017

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ICO to increase audience value

The audience is most important to an influencer; yet often it is difficult for them to develop loyal and engaging audiences and prove their audience's value. Launching its own universal cryptocurrency payment structure specifically for influencers, the IndaHash Coin, indaHash.com hopes to overcome this and offer simplified, seamless deposits on an innovative and secure platform, while granting digital tastemakers access to a leading-edge form of payment.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 hours ago

Local industry leaders invited to sit on international film festival's jury

Ciclope, a leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, has invited four prominent figures in the South African film industry to sit on the jury of its upcoming awards show, which takes place on the 26 - 27 October in Berlin, Germany.

14 hours ago

'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media

TOKYO, Japan: The news that a young reporter at Japan's public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country's media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm.

3 days ago

2017 World Press Trends report released

The World Press Trends 2017 report, published by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) on the occasion of Ifra/DCX Expo in Berlin, analyses the data collected from Wan-Ifra's annual survey of more than 70 countries, in addition to the insights and data from its global data partners.

3 days ago

Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

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