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Africa needs more advertising investment

Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investments...

By Federico de Nardis 6 Jun 2019

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StarTimes to air Plus TV in Africa

Plus TV Africa, a 24-Hour news channel, will now broadcast across all of Africa via StarTimes platform...

6 Jun 2019

RIP Raymond Louw
RIP Raymond Louw

NEWSWATCH: Media legend and Sanef Council member Raymond Louw and his wife, Jean died within 24 hours of each other...

5 Jun 2019

iProspect East Africa wins big at the Digital Media Awards 2019
iProspect East Africa wins big at the Digital Media Awards 2019

At the second edition of the annual Digital Media Awards (DMA) held in Nairobi on 30 May 2019, iProspect East Africa Limited were overall winners in four categories...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 4 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

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags

To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease on life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags...

4 Jun 2019

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LAGbook launched free music platform Playfre in Nigeria

The founder of LAGbook, Chika Nwaogu, has launched, Playfre, a new platform where Nigerians and the rest of Africa can access millions of songs for free...

4 Jun 2019

Hannah McCoy, Benjamin Sundwall won for "ScreenHealth" and Sarah McKinnon won for "False sense of connectivity" © .
Young Globals student winners announced

The New York Festivals Global Awards has announced its 2019 Young Globals Student Competition and Internship award winners...

4 Jun 2019

Al-Jazeera studio.
Sudan's military rulers shut down Al-Jazeera Khartoum bureau

Sudan's military rulers yesterday ordered the Khartoum bureau of Al-Jazeera to be shut down and banned its staff from working in the country...

3 Jun 2019

Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom
Jamal Khashoggi awarded Golden Pen of Freedom

The Golden Pen of Freedom has been awarded posthumously to Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi...

3 Jun 2019

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#FairnessFirst: A picture tells a thousand words, but should it?

People are never just a means to your journalistic end, especially when it comes to children. Their stories are our work, and when you work to add their authentic voices, it automatically changes the angle of the story for the better. But what about images of children in news articles? Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2019

(L-R) Marit Van Den Elshout (IFFR), Anne Lai (Sundance Institute), Elias Ribeiro (Realness), Bongiwe Selane (Realness), announce Realness participants at Cannes this week.
2019 African Screenwriter's Residency announced at Cannes

Realness, an African Screenwriter's Residency, announces 2019 participants at Cannes Film Festival...

3 Jun 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer of Joe Public United, presenting on the first night of the The One Club for Creativity's One Show Awards.
#AfricaMonth: Embrace our story, bring South Africa and our continent to the world

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer at Joe Public, also represents South Africa as part of the international board of the One Club for Creativity. With #AfricaMonth coming to an end, we caught up for a quick chat on the calibre of South Africa's creativity, what's holding us back and what more we can do to shine on the global stage...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth
#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth

Overseeing multi-ethnic innovation for Estée Lauder Companies, Susan Akkad is no stranger to the concept of 'inclusive beauty'...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 May 2019

Global Ad Trends report reveals internet ad formats account for majority of media spend
Global Ad Trends report reveals internet ad formats account for majority of media spend

The report reveals that internet ad formats already account for the majority of media spend in eight markets, including the US, UK and China...

31 May 2019

Wina announces shortlist for 2019
Wina announces shortlist for 2019

Wina announced its shortlist for the 2019 competition with South African creative advertising agency, Kilmer & Cruise featuring in four categories...

31 May 2019

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Comprehensive data set for 54 African countries

In On Africa and African Business magazine announce partnership for the Africa Country Benchmark Report 2019...

31 May 2019

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Purpose-driven storytelling drives communication

This year's SABRE Africa Awards provide a snapshot of how PR on the continent is progressing...

30 May 2019

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Startimes launches the first African Online Film Festival

StarTimes is launching the first edition of the Pan-African Online Film Festival...

30 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair
#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair

African personalities, vloggers, influencers and makeup artists bring an African flair to the New York attitude of Maybelline in the Makeup In The Cities - Africa web series...

By Maroefah Smith 30 May 2019

Finalists announced for 2019 NYF Radio Awards
Finalists announced for 2019 NYF Radio Awards

The New York Festivals Radio Awards has announced its 2019 finalists with South Africa's CliffCentral selected as a finalist in the Podcast category...

30 May 2019

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Kenya revenue authority introduces new policy for the OTT market

Kenya is working on a new policy by introducing tax to the Over the Top (OTT) non-resident organisations, including Netflix and Hulu, subscription-based services that charge users on a monthly basis...

29 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business

Africa has been a rich source of artistic inspiration for many parts of the world for centuries, but what's changing now is that Afrocentric culture is being spearheaded by the sons and daughters of the African continent...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2019

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The true value of data for marketers

Data analytics; the new buzzword for business people everywhere - it's the new north star guiding every decision we're supposed to make. But there's a lot of data and not a lot of understanding on what to do with it, often making data analytics more confusing and less useful than it should be...

By Matt Arnold 29 May 2019

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Boomplay to invest $1m in Kenya

Boomplay announced that the company will capitalise on the Kenyan market by investing $1 million...

28 May 2019

Brand Africa 100 launch at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa.
Africa's top 100 brands announced

Brand Africa has announced the Top 100 brands in Africa in their 7th annual 'Brand Africa 100: Africa's Best Brands'...

27 May 2019

Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri, left, and Alagoa Morris, pictured in Abuja after Abiri's release from detention in 2018. A court on May 22, 2019 charged Abiri on three counts and ordered him detained. Credit: CPJ/Alagoa Morris.
Re-arrest of editor Jones Abiri in Nigeria

Nigeria charges Weekly Source editor Jones Abiri under cybercrimes, terrorism acts...

27 May 2019

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First Africa Media Index published on Africa's media markets

Launch of a study that provides insights on trends and knowledge of the African media sector and how it affects investment, governance, local business and economies...

24 May 2019

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First Beninese film festival dedicated to women

Entries open for the Cotonou International Women's Film Festival in Benin...

24 May 2019

Onyi Nwaneri, director of partnerships and marketing at Afrika Tikkun
#AfricaMonth: Ubuntu for the future of Africa

Africa's youth are the future of the continent and the philosophical principle of ubuntu can ensure a brighter tomorrow...

By Onyi Nwaneri 24 May 2019

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