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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

Uzoma Ukah.
#AfricaMonth: Going viral - a double-edged sword for Nigerian brands?

Nigeria's social media space is a very volatile place, and going viral should be treated like a double-edged sword...

By Uzoma Ukah 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

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Africa women business leaders meet in Paris

Innovation and technology trends are on the agenda at the annual Women in Business Annual Leadership Meeting 2019...

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

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continent

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

By Pedro Guerreiro 10 May 2019

Cameroonian journalist wins APO trip to EurAfrican Forum
Cameroonian journalist wins APO trip to EurAfrican Forum

Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo wins APO Group invitation to attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events...

10 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

AWIEF Awards 2018.
APO partners with AWIEF to empower women entrepreneurs

APO Group and Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) partner for deeper impact on African women's entrepreneurship...

9 May 2019

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Senegal plans to cut analog signal in September 2019

The Senegalese authorities want to cut the signal of analog television...

9 May 2019

A billboard for Nigeria's incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, who won re-election in February. Credit: CPJ/Jonathan Rozen.
Nigerian journalists speak out on press freedom

'You cannot muzzle the media' - Nigerian journalists on press freedom under Buhari...

By Jonathan Rozen 8 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

New Verraki team.
New Verraki brand acts for Accenture in Nigeria

Verraki Partners, a new business and technology solutions firm unveiled, positions to address Africa's seemingly intractable challenges...

6 May 2019

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DStv and GOtv to offer pop-up channel for Ramadan in Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria will roll out a dedicated Ramadan pop-up channel for the spiritual needs of Muslim subscribers on DStv and GOtv during the Holy Month of Ramadan...

6 May 2019

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MuseAfrica block to be aired on Kwesé TV in Ghana

The MuseAfrica block, a 60 minutes of exclusive music content will be available on Kwesé TV (KFS) every weekday from 4pm to 5pm...

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 chats about what to expect from Loeries 2019, why judges are briefed to look for locally relevant experiences and communications, 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

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