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Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London.

18 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sarika Modi, MD of Triple Eight Agency, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success.

By Leigh Andrews 21 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

CMO Summit at Leaderex 2019. Image supplied.
CMO Summit at Leaderex: How AI is changing the way we work

Artificial Intelligence and other technologies are changing the way organisations work. To be successful in this new way of work, requires more than just implementing new technologies.

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

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Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya
Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya

Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu, Kenya. Hotel owner, Bluewater Hotels, Aleph Hospitality will operate the new-build property under the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand. Bani Haddad, founder and managing director of Aleph Hospitality, comments: "We are thrilled to work with Marriott International to bring the first internationally branded hotel to Kisumu, Kenya's third-largest city. As Aleph Hospitality continues to expand across Africa and the Middle East, we are delighted to once again collaborate with Marriott International, following the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia earlier this year."

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brands

The latest UCT Marketing Institute research study into South Africa's most influential consumer base - the affluent 'Upper Middle Class', is one of the most important for marketers in the last few years as it shows dramatic shifts in consumption habits and consumer values.

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 16, 2018. A recent thawing of relations between the two countries did not lead to improved conditions for the media in Eritrea. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
10 most censored countries

Repressive governments use sophisticated digital censorship and surveillance alongside more traditional methods to silence independent media.

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image credit: Joyce McCown on Unsplash.
How to be brave, brands

At the beginning of this year, trend forecaster WGSN released its 2019 report on brands and marketing. Touching on everything from the power of collaboration to meaningful content and the importance of authenticity - it also highlighted the rise of 'brave brands'.

By Lynette Botha 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners
All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners

Winners of the 2019 African Digital Media Awards have been announced in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards took place on the first day of the two-day Digital Media Africa conference hosted by WAN-IFRA.

12 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront
#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront

Model and activist living and working in New York City, Georgie Badiel-Liberty was in Cape Town this weekend to participate in the Doha Debate on water scarcity, which took place at the Cape Town International Centre on Tuesday, 10 September.

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Sep 2019

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KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya
KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya

Premium drinks business Kensington Distillers and Vintners (KDV) London, has extended its African footprint by entering the Kenyan market as Monument Distillers Kenya. Following this development, US spirits company Sazerac has granted Monument Distillers the distribution rights for its portfolio in Kenya - the most prominent brands of which are Popov Vodka, Southern Comfort, Myers Rum, Paddy's Irish Whisky, Firewater, and Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

12 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image credit: Jason Leung on Unsplash.
Who killed the copywriter? The death of the English language in advertising

The answer, definitely and resoundingly, is "the art director". But is this true? Is it because of the whole "a picture speaks a thousand words" malarkey?

By Manqoba Zondi 12 Sep 2019

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DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries
DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries

DHL's Africa eShop platform has expanded to an additional 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The eShop app offers African consumers access to international retailers, and enables global brands to connect with a captive African market.

12 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Andrew Human to leave the Loeries
Andrew Human to leave the Loeries

CEO of the Loeries, Andrew Human, will be leaving the organisation after 15 years at the helm, during which time the Loeries was transformed into a globally recognised festival and the highest accolade for the advertising and brand communication industry across Africa and the Middle East.

Issued by Loeries 11 Sep 2019