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Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

British Airways to trial VR entertainment
British Airways to trial VR entertainment

British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset...

15 Aug 2019

East Africa welcomes Animation du Monde 2020
East Africa welcomes Animation du Monde 2020

Entries are currently open for East Africa Animation du Monde 2020...

6 Aug 2019

7 groundbreaking African films now on Showmax
7 groundbreaking African films now on Showmax

The African film industry is booming - with a range of films from animation to documentary, the continent is not short of telling diverse stories...

2 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way
The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way

The live-action release of The Lion King promises to be one of the most spectacular highlights of 2019..

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jul 2019

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

#CannesLions2019 Entertainment Grands Prix winners: Top row is Final Cut and Droga5 New York's New York Times journalism's Resolve (Myanmar), Rigor (Taxes), Courage (Mexican Spyware), Perseverance (Immigration) and Fearlessness (Isis) campaign. Bottom left is Digital Craft Grand Prix winner Virtue's work for Carlings' Digital Collection, 'Address the Future'. Bottom right is Industry Craft Grand Prix work for Momentum New York and Canada's Nike 'Just Do It: HQ at the Church'.
#CannesLions2019: Craft winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 18 June, with the 2019 Cannes Film Craft, Digital Craft and Industry Craft Lions announced during the Craft award track ceremony...

18 Jun 2019

The APO-Getty strategic partnership was acknowledged with a photo of Lee Martin, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Development at Getty Images, and Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group, displayed on the NASDAQ Tower in New York's Time Square. The NASDAQ Tower is considered the most visible LED video display in Times Square and is one of the most valuable advertising spaces in the world.
APO partners with Getty Images to raise profile of Africa's story

Getty Images and APO Group announce strategic partnership to provide innovative and integrated text, photo and video services to companies operating in Africa and the Middle East...

4 Jun 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 2...

By Johan Walters 31 May 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 1...

By Johan Walters 30 May 2019

Scenes from Mama K’s Super 4.
#AfricaMonth: Anyone from anywhere can be a superhero

The likes of Black Panther have turned the concept of Wakanda from a dream to reality for superhero fans across the continent, but that's only the starting point of African creativity. Malenga Mulendema has taken this further in Mama K's Team 4, Netflix' first original African animated series...

By Leigh Andrews 16 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

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Kenyan podcast startup opens its first recording studio in Nairobi

Kenyan audio production and podcast startup, PortableVoices has opened its first recording studio in Nairobi...

9 May 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
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

David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa. Photo credit for Waiswa: Osborne Macharia.
#OneShow2019: David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa's online judging panel insights

The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week is just around the corner, taking place in New York City from 6 to 10 May 2019. To kick off our #AfricaMonth coverage, David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa share their experiences as online jurors on this year's Art Director's Club (ADC)'s illustration and photography panels respectively...

By Leigh Andrews 2 May 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer at Joe Public United.
How Joe Public taps into the zeitgeist of AI in advertising for Africa

Are you ready for the artificial intelligence revolution in advertising, like Ciclope Africa Festival's agency of the year Joe Public? Here, chief creative officer Xolisa Dyeshana explains the importance of showcasing real South Africans at the forefront of global playing fields, against the backdrop of their grand prix-winning Chicken Licken work, Sbu 2.0...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Apr 2019

South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON
South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON

South African and Nigerian animators; Cate Wood Hunter, Sean Steinberg, Sean Braam and Moshood Shades Ridwan, were selected in the Animation du Monde preliminary round at the recent ICON Comic & Games Convention...

25 Apr 2019

Licensed under Creative Commons. Source: Wegmann.
Pan-African animation pitching competition

Animation du Monde 2020 returns to DISCOP Abidjan in Ivory Coast - entries now open...

25 Apr 2019

SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival
SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival

South African film, Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War, has been awarded the sought-after 'Best of Festival' award as well as 'Best Independent or Feature Film' at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF).

23 Apr 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Vote for your favourite African creative

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition...

18 Apr 2019

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original
Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africa's Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on an African animated action-comedy series...

17 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour
#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour

Eyewitness News recently won a Bookmarks' Gold for its Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa three-part podcast series...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

An idea of what you'll find in the #ShowUs image library.
#FairnessFirst: Stock images that finally reflect real women in Africa

Professional African women have been underrepresented on the internet until now. This international women's month, Dove, Getty Images and Girlgaze launched the project #ShowUs stock image library, aimed at shattering beauty stereotypes, while Ellipsis and Picha collaborated to create their #MelaninModern stock images of professional African women. Here's why media and advertising alike need to get in on the action...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Apr 2019

Stock photo image bank of professional African women created
Stock photo image bank of professional African women created

Ellipsis and Picha collaborate to create stock images of professional African women...

12 Mar 2019

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, center, is hugged by his parents at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 4, 2019. Shawkan was released after five years in prison. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Amr Nabil.
Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan finally free

After five years in jail, Eqyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, has been released...

5 Mar 2019

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