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Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa.
#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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Facebook can now fact-check news in African languages

Facebook on Wednesday announced a partnership with fact-checking company Africa Check to bring local African language support to its third-party Fact-Checking programme...

By Shereesa Moodley 1 day ago

A Cameroonian elite Rapid Intervention Battalion member walks along an empty street in the city of Buea in Cameroon's Anglophone southwest region on October 4, 2018. Cameroon’s military detained pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi on August 2, 2019, in Buea. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Zohra Bensemra.
Cameroon's military detains pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi

Cameroonian authorities should immediately release without charge, pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi, the Committee to Protect Journalists has demanded...

2 days ago

SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies
SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies

Celebrated South African artist, designer and businesswoman Carrol Boyes passed away Wednesday night at the age of 65...

2 days ago

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Airtel to roll out mobile money in Nigeria

Airtel Africa has declared it will soon introduce its mobile money business in Nigeria...

2 days ago

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Africa's digital potential

Africa's young population could be its greatest asset in an age where many other regions in the world are aging as a result of declining birth rates...

By Ime Archibong 3 days ago

A man looks at newspaper front pages in Dakar, on February 25, 2019, one day after Senegal's presidential elections. Senegalese authorities arrested critical journalist Adama Gaye on July 29. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Seyllou.
Senegalese authorities arrest critical journalist Adama Gaye

Authorities in Senegal should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Adama Gaye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

3 days ago

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Discover Digital International partnered with SPI/Filmbox

Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) will now offer FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Fast&FunBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Gametoon HD and FashionBox HD...

3 days ago

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host
CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host

CNN International's African Voices is entering a new era in its quest to profile outstanding individuals across the continent with a new name, a new host and new format...

13 Aug 2019

Customer engagement in an omnichannel world
Customer engagement in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel customer engagement revolves around so much more than just a technology-driven approach. A cross-channel strategy needs to be an integral human one if organisations are to remain competitive...

By Mo Areff 13 Aug 2019

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Startimes to broadcast UEFA Euro 2020 in Sub Saharan Africa

StarTimes has secured transmission rights for UEFA Euro 2020 as well as Qualifiers to EURO 2020, UEFA Nations League 2020/21 and European Qualifiers to FIFA World Cup 2022...

13 Aug 2019

Kasia Karolak has been appointed The One Club's new gender equality program manager. Image supplied.
The One Club appoints a gender equality program manager

The One Club for Creativity has promoted Kasia Karolak into a newly-created role to lead its gender equality programming and has also announced inaugural gender equality conference ...

12 Aug 2019

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PAMRO 2019 speakers announced

With less than a month to go to the Pan African All Media Research Conference, PAMRO has announced speakers for its annual conference and is making a final call for delegates...

12 Aug 2019

Tosin Lanipekun, executive director of Advertising Week Africa.
Joburg to host first Advertising Week Africa

Advertising Week Africa comes to the continent for the first time, hosted in Johannesburg, in October 2019...

By Louise Marsland 12 Aug 2019

Alex Okosi, executive vice president and managing director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa.
Viacom MD a fellow of Nigeria's marketing institute

Alex Okosi inducted as honorary Fellow into Nigerian Institute of Marketing of Nigeria...

8 Aug 2019

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New media is misrepresenting women in Africa: what feminists can do

So-called 'new media' emphasises gender norms and portrays women as sex objects, morally deficient, and vulnerable...

By Sharon Adetutu Omotoso 8 Aug 2019

Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa
Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

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Fox Sports Africa rebrands as ESPN

The Walt Disney Company Africa will be rebranding the FOX Sports channels in Africa to ESPN...

8 Aug 2019

Freelance journalist Erick Kabendera, who is detained in Tanzania. Credit: CPJ/Jamii Forums.
Tanzania switches track, charges Kabendera with economic crimes

Prosecutors in Tanzania today charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket...

7 Aug 2019

Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model
Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model

Ahead of Women's Day in South Africa on 9 August, toy manufacturer Mattel has revealed that local singer Lira is the next Barbie role model to be recognised with a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness...

7 Aug 2019

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Much of brand management is a hit-and-miss affair. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't

The process of brand management is not as complicated as a lot of non-brand or marketers sees it...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 7 Aug 2019

Giorgio Stock.
New head of Warnermedia EMEA ad sales

Giorgio Stock named president, Warnermedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales, EMEA and APAC...

5 Aug 2019

Kantar CEO, Eric Salama. Image supplied.
Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Mkhaitir.
Mauritanian blogger freed after being held for nearly six years

A Mauritian blogger who had been held for more than five and a half years and who was originally sentenced to death for apostasy, has been released...

5 Aug 2019

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How data science in and for Africa can blaze new trails

Many of the disruptive, game-changing innovations that are grounded in data science are intended to improve people's quality of life as well as the efficiency of processes and services...

By Wim Delva 2 Aug 2019

Oje Ojeaga, CEO/CCO at Up in the Sky, Nigeria and Loeries 2019 Digital Communication juror.
#Loeries2019: "The most audacious campaign will not convert if your target audience can't relate" - Oje Ojeaga

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Digital Communication juror Oje Ojeaga, also CEO/CCO at Up in the Sky, Nigeria...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2019

African vision of the future of digital creativity
African vision of the future of digital creativity

Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency celebrates six years of developing young digital creatives

2 Aug 2019

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Here's what SMEs need to know about using their customer communication channels effectively

There are a few basic things every business can do to ensure that its communication strategy is as effective as possible...

By Greg Chen 2 Aug 2019

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