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Showmax launches new live-streaming service
Showmax launches new live-streaming service

Showmax is launching a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. Showmax Pro features all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games, as well as a wide range of other live sport events. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after...

Issued by Showmax 8 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

The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa
The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa

A look at the future of young entrepreneurs in Africa...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2020

Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa

Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

23 Jun 2020

Sony, CSA embark on joint venture
Sony, CSA embark on joint venture

Sony Music Entertainment Africa (SMEA) and Celebrity Services Africa (CSA) have embarked on a new joint venture to facilitate existing artist-brand opportunities and develop new talent on the continent...

22 Jun 2020

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New Brand Love Story 2020 report reveals the world's most loved brands

The new Brand Love Story 2020 report by Talkwalker demonstrates why love is critical for survival during economic downturns to help marketers reposition themselves for the new normal...

19 Jun 2020

Burger King's "Moldy Burger" campaign.
The One Show 2020 announces special awards

The One Show 2020 has announced its special awards, including all Best of Discipline winners, Best of Show, Agency of the Year, etc...

18 Jun 2020

Nigerian retail and consumer landscape may never be the same again
Nigerian retail and consumer landscape may never be the same again

As Nigerian consumers emerge from a restricted living scenario unlike any they have experienced before, there are already big shifts in their consumption dynamics with some behaviours set to never return...

Issued by Nielsen 18 Jun 2020

How KFC's #1 Fan Charmed Millions.
Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Social Strategy winners

A total of 13 campaigns for global brands across different markets and product categories have won in the Effective Social Strategy category of the Warc Awards...

17 Jun 2020

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CMO Council identifies agile brands that have benefitted from opportunities during global lockdown

The CMO Council has picked notable brand stand-outs experiencing an upturn in the global downturn...

15 Jun 2020

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One Show 2020 winners to be announced 17-18 June

The One Club for Creativity has announced that winners for The One Show 2020 will be revealed through special online "The One Show For All" announcements on 17-18 June...

11 Jun 2020

Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winners
Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winners

A total of 13 campaigns for a variety of global brands across different markets have won in the Effective Content Strategy category of the Warc Awards...

10 Jun 2020

D&AD Awards Pencil winners: Craft, Impact, Next and Side Hustle 2020
D&AD Awards Pencil winners: Craft, Impact, Next and Side Hustle 2020

129 Pencils have been awarded across the categories, with Jung von Matt AG, Apple, Cossette Toronto, Dentsu, Inc., Mother London and TBWA\Paris amongst the top-ranking companies at this stage...

10 Jun 2020

TV reporters prepare for a live broadcast during a strike by airline workers in Nairobi. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images.
Decolonising peace journalism - and putting it to work in East Africa

Conflict resolution is a recurrent theme in East Africa. This has prompted the need for innovative ways to create lasting consensus in the region as well as across the continent...

By Fredrick Ogenga 9 Jun 2020

Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa
Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa

Maggi has revealed a new website in Central and West Africa that offers fresh twists to popular African dishes. The brand has also released a second season of Yelo Pèppè...

8 Jun 2020

D&AD Awards announces shortlist for third stage of judging
D&AD Awards announces shortlist for third stage of judging

Following the third stage of judging, D&AD today announce the shortlisted entries for an additional 13 categories. 432 entries have been shortlisted with Dentsu Inc, Apple, Africa, McCann New York and TBWA\Paris amongst the top-ranking companies shortlisted in this stage...

8 Jun 2020

Consumer markets under pressure in 2020
Consumer markets under pressure in 2020

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

By Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

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D&AD and Colenso BBDO collaborate on a new five-part series for the Love This podcast

D&AD and Colenso BBDO have collaborated on a new five-part series on New Zealand-based podcast, Love This...

5 Jun 2020

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Africans are concerned about ills of social media but oppose government restrictions

When it comes to fighting Covid-19 in Africa, the internet and social media have been a double-edged sword. But concerns about misinformation extend beyond the Covid-19 crisis...

By Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 Jun 2020

Not ready...? Get set, go! An Africa recovery playbook
Not ready...? Get set, go! An Africa recovery playbook

There's no set Africa 'recovery playbook'. Our experts at Kantar have curated a set of insights which will surely help one see opportunities that the Covid-19 crisis, as other common crises, bring to brands, businesses and society at large...

By Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 2 Jun 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on global advertising investment [report]
The impact of Covid-19 on global advertising investment [report]

Brands cut $50bn from global adspend in wake of Covid-19, according to Warc's new report; Global Advertising Trends: The impact of Covid-19 on ad investment...

28 May 2020

Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced
Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced

Winners of the 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards were announced at a virtual awards ceremony following travel restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic...

28 May 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers
Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

27 May 2020

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