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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 2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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.

3 days ago

#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 3 days ago

Eloine Barry, CEO African Media Agency.
African Media Agency partners with USAfrica Expo

African Media Agency (AMA), a leading pan African communications and media relations firm, has announced a partnership with the USAfrica Business Expo slated to be held in New York, on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly, from 20 to 21 September 2019.

11 Sep 2019

#BREAKINGNEWS: Andrew Human to leave the Loeries
#BREAKINGNEWS: 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

Nonye Mpho Omotola, Managing Director, Africa Communications Media Group.
Forging an era of collaboration between Nigeria and South Africa

With a South African mother and Nigerian father, I am in the fortunate position of being exposed to the best of both countries and cultures. As such, I can clearly envision the benefits of the two nations coming together and working towards shared common goals.

By Nonye Mpho Omotola 11 Sep 2019

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How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media

Activists who use digital media are protected by international law and protocols that guarantee freedom of expression.

By Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala 10 Sep 2019

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Nigerian PR industry reforms

The newly elected President of the Public Relations Consultants' Association of Nigeria (PRCAN), Israel Jaiye Opayemi, has assured that the public relations ecosystem would be reformed in a bid to accord the profession its deserved rightful place of honour in the league of other noble professions in Nigeria.

10 Sep 2019

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ANA News to scale back SA operations

The African News Agency News (ANA News) has announced it will be downsizing in South Africa due to declining revenues and increasing costs and competition in the content curation business. This could include staff cuts.

9 Sep 2019

AFRIMA condemns xenophobia in Africa
AFRIMA condemns xenophobia in Africa

The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, says it is extremely saddened by occurrences of barbaric xenophobic attacks on other Africans living in some parts of South Africa as widely reported in the media since Monday, September 2.

9 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

Non-profit H&M Foundation has opened entries for the fifth edition of its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet and our living conditions by helping ground-breaking ideas move from tissue-sketch to market.

9 Sep 2019

Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu.
African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

Just two weeks after launching, Playfre - Africa's first music streaming platform - amassed a record 100,00 unique streams. The platform - created by Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu - is looking to become the biggest music streaming vehicle on the continent.

9 Sep 2019