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    The 2020 Africa Brand Summit gears-up for October
    The 2020 Africa Brand Summit gears-up for October

    Following several months of observing the evolving situation in South Africa (the 2020 host country), the rest of Africa and other parts of the world, the organisers are comfortable that hosting a hybrid 2020 summit is the right way to go...

    11 Aug 2020

    Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineup
    Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineup

    The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has announced the list of short films that will screen this year...

    10 Aug 2020

    Africa and Middle East entries lift the Assegai Awards
    Africa and Middle East entries lift the Assegai Awards

    Entries for the Direct Marketing Association of SA (DMASA) Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards have, this year, featured submissions from beyond our borders including significant interest from Ghana, Algeria, Mozambique and Botswana...

    Issued by DMASA 7 Aug 2020

    Ad Stars 2020 finalists announced
    Ad Stars 2020 finalists announced

    Ad Stars has announced its 2020 shortlist...

    3 Aug 2020

    Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo
    Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

    Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

    Multi award-winning agency, Isobar Nigeria, walks away with another 8 awards at the recent Pitcher Awards
    Multi award-winning agency, Isobar Nigeria, walks away with another 8 awards at the recent Pitcher Awards

    Isobar Nigeria cemented their position as an industry leader by scooping 8 awards at the prestigious Pitcher Awards. They have once again proven their ranking amongst the top creative agencies in Nigeria...

    Issued by Dentsu 31 Jul 2020

    Tesco's Nick Ashley, head of media and campaign planning.
    Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Effective Use of Partnerships & Sponsorships jury

    The 13 strong client- and agency-side senior industry executives, will award the best case studies showcasing how collaborations with third parties that have helped meet business goals...

    30 Jul 2020

    David Sable, senior advisor, WPP and former Global CEO of Y&R.
    New Bowery Awards for independent creatives announces its executive jury

    New York Festivals' Bowery Awards, a new competition celebrating independent creatives in the commercial landscape, has announced its 2020 executive jury...

    29 Jul 2020

    Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Talents Durban participants
    Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Talents Durban participants

    The Durban FilmMart Institute has announced the 2020 Talents Durban participants, which will form part of the official 11th Durban FilmMart virtual edition set to take place from 4 to 13 September...

    28 Jul 2020

    Global disruption can have local implications
    Global disruption can have local implications

    The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated...

    By Soromfe Uzomah 27 Jul 2020

    Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on
    Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

    So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

    By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

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    How digital research is best positioned to understand African consumers

    Pamro (Pan African Media Research Organisation) in association with Borderless Access presented a webinar on 21 July, where African research and the digital evolution of the continent's consumers was unpacked...

    23 Jul 2020

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    Covid-19 impact on consumption patterns in Africa's key markets

    Prior to the pandemic, Africa was identified as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, with household consumption growing even faster than GDP...

    23 Jul 2020

    Dara Treseder, chief marketing officer, Carbon.
    Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Effective Use of Tech jury

    Warc has announced the jury panel for the Warc Media Awards 2020: Effective Use of Tech category...

    22 Jul 2020

    Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity
    Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity

    Amazon veteran Paul Misener shared insight into how the e-commerce giant approaches innovation and the profound role a diverse workforce plays in this process...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2020

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    One Club launches free One School portfolio programme for Black creatives

    The One Club has launched the One School, a free 16-week portfolio programme for young Black creatives...

    21 Jul 2020

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    D&AD and WPP announce New Blood Academy 2020

    D&AD has announced the programme for the 2020 New Blood Academy, a creative bootcamp for New Blood-awarded emerging creatives hosted in partnership with WPP...

    21 Jul 2020

    Warc releases the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report
    Warc releases the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report

    Warc has now released the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report, featuring insights and themes from the global Warc Awards, highlighting key social trends for effective marketing...

    21 Jul 2020

    Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds
    Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds

    Lorna Jane recently launched an "antiviral" line of activewear, called "LJ Shield", generating significant backlash from medical professionals...

    By Catherine Burke 20 Jul 2020

    D&AD announces 2020 Collaborative Pencil winners
    D&AD announces 2020 Collaborative Pencil winners

    D&AD has announced its 2020 Pencil winners for the Collaborative category, which celebrates long-lasting relationships between clients and their design, advertising and/and production companies that have led to the creation of amazing work over time...

    16 Jul 2020

    Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Best Use of Data jury
    Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Best Use of Data jury

    The jury of 14 client-side and agency-side senior industry executives, will award case studies that best use data in an effective communications strategy...

    16 Jul 2020

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    Africa's changing times in broadcast media: Embracing platforms to keep up with rising competition

    As newer and more innovative technologies change how content is created, distributed and consumed, the entry of global players is threatening the local South African market share and compelling local media organisations to rethink their traditional business models to take up the competition in the global context...

    By Roman Magis 15 Jul 2020

    Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus
    Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus

    Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

    By Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

    2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition
    2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition

    A total of 10 short films, including two from South Africa, have been selected for the African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition - which is being held by the Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie...

    2 Jul 2020

    Screengrab. Save The Children 100 Words Pain ting takes top spot in AME Brand Report.
    NYF's AME Awards 2020 AME Report

    The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2020 AME Report...

    2 Jul 2020

    Scan Display's MD elected global association's first African president
    Scan Display's MD elected global association's first African president

    Scan Display's managing director, Justin Hawes, has been elected president of the Brussels-based International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services (IFES) for 2021 and 2022...

    Issued by Scan Display 30 Jun 2020

    Three from Africa on Next Creative Leaders 2020 jury (One Club/3% Movement)
    Three from Africa on Next Creative Leaders 2020 jury (One Club/3% Movement)

    Three creatives from Africa are among the global jury of 88 creatives from 25 countries announced for Next Creative Leaders competition, run jointly by The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement...

    30 Jun 2020

    The 50-year evolution of the Game brand
    The 50-year evolution of the Game brand

    Popular South African retailer Game celebrates 50 years of trade this year...

    26 Jun 2020

    African produced TV series nominated at International Animation Film Festival
    African produced TV series nominated at International Animation Film Festival

    African produced TV series, My Better World was selected for competition at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival...

    26 Jun 2020

    The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings revealed
    The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings revealed

    The One Club for Creativity has announced its The One Show Global Creative Rankings for 2020...

    25 Jun 2020

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