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  • Africa continues to be hard hit by mobile fraud
    A recently-released report called State of Mobile Fraud in Africa by Evina reveals that 19% of mobile payment transactions in Africa were made without consent from January 2021 to June 2021.
  • COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
    United States President Joe Biden on 22 and 23 April this year hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate. According to the White House, the summit aimed to "galvanise efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis". Leaders of 40 countries, including five from Africa, participated in the virtual event. By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale
  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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New York Festivals Advertising Awards winners announced

New York Festivals Advertising Awards has revealed who won the NYF Best of Show Award and more...

15 Jul 2021

Warc details Advertising Trends report 2021/2022

Warc has detailed the findings of their Global Advertising Trends report for 2021/2022...

13 Jul 2021

Kantar announces South Africa's Top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2020

Kantar has announced South Africa's Top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2020...

Issued by Kantar 8 Jul 2021

COLORFUL finalists get free entry to Young Guns 19

The One Club has announced the finalists of the COLORFUL programme, a prelude to the Young Guns 19 competition...

7 Jul 2021

Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Census extended

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) recently launched a global census of the marketing and advertising industry. The deadline to take part has been extended to 31 July 2021...

2 Jul 2021

Facebook announces ad transparency expansion

Facebook has announced the expansion of its tools and policies...

29 Jun 2021

'SeeHer Lens' Award aims to honour work which amplifies gender equality

New York Festivals and The Female Quotient (FQ) has announced a partnership with ANA in the launch of the 2021 NYFA 'SeeHer Lens' Award....

23 Jun 2021

#CreativeWeek2021: The importance of cultural nuance in advertising

Today, I report on a panel hosted earlier this week, 'One size does not fit all: the importance of cultural nuance in advertising'...

By Emily Stander 9 Jun 2021

The One Club for Creativity ADC 100th Annual Awards announces Best of Discipline winners

The One Club for Creativity has announced Best of Discipline winners for the ADC 100th Annual Awards...

4 Jun 2021

The power of inclusive portrayal in advertising

On 27 May 2021, Kantar, in partnership with Affectiva, presented a webinar on how inclusive portrayal in advertising is important for the progression of media...

By Emily Stander 28 May 2021

Wina 2021 announces shortlist

This year, agencies from 35 countries and 5 continents, including Africa, participated in Wina...

25 May 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Looking good, family...

People's cars: VW's advert continues the brand's fine tradition; This is your typical South African story; race and language are irrelevant...

By Brendan Seery 25 May 2021

Dentsu Africa scores 22 awards at the prestigious Pitcher Awards

An outstanding performance for Dentsu Africa at the 2021 Pitcher Awards. As a region, Dentsu won a total of 22 awards; walking away with three Golds, six Silvers, five Bronze and eight shortlists...

Issued by Dentsu 25 May 2021



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