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Ahmed Bulbulia
The curious case of milk & popcorn in Nigeria

I never fully appreciated the phrase "We are a product of our environment" until coming to Lagos. Small, seemingly inconsequential aspects of a society have a ripple effect affecting culture as a whole...

By Ahmed Bulbulia 16 Mar 2015 07:00

Tolu Onile
Looking back at Nigeria's hot digital topics in 2014

Not to be left out of all the end of year reviews. We decided to put together one of our own. Looking over the last twelve months, we asked ourselves, what were the biggest things to happen in the Nigerian digital landscape?...

By Tolu Onile 11 Mar 2015 10:30

Nigeria leads a mobile lifestyle - here's why that matters to brands
Nigeria leads a mobile lifestyle - here's why that matters to brands

Nigeria, with 125 million mobile subscribers, is not just Africa's largest mobile market. It is also home to one of the most connected and engaged mobile populations on the continent...

9 Mar 2015 10:29

Ahmed Bulbulia
Traffic, religion and electricity... A glimpse into the Nigerian consumer

With Nigeria overtaking South Africa as Africa's largest economy, many eyes are looking at this bustling nation as a source of opportunity and a key market for business growth...

By Ahmed Bulbulia 3 Mar 2015 12:40

Social media broadens travel in Africa
Social media broadens travel in Africa

This year's Social Media Week Lagos, 24 February 2015 is dedicated to travel and Jovago.com will be on hand to educate Nigerians on travel trends and how social media is helping to shape the future of tourism in Africa...

20 Feb 2015 09:23

Digitally bright future for outdoor
Digitally bright future for outdoor

Within the next decade, digital advertising is expected to account for more than a quarter of all billboards, as it is increasingly replacing traditional paper billboards across South Africa...

11 Feb 2015 09:55

OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement
OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement

TEAMtalk Media, MobiMedia, AddSuite, LoveDigital and Honeykome are all making waves in the African marketing industry. Ole! Media Group CMO Deseré Orrill tells us more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jan 2015 14:00

Give your brand a marketing boost with A-Listers
Give your brand a marketing boost with A-Listers

Looking to break into the lucrative African market? The key may lie in a new online directory with the power of social network functionality that links your brand to African celebrities...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2015 14:00

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa
Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa...

4 Dec 2014 09:45

Eskimi, TBWA\Concept launch 'The Spirit of Lagos'
Eskimi, TBWA\Concept launch 'The Spirit of Lagos'

Eskimi and TBWA\Concept have launched a social campaign 'The Spirit of Lagos' for Nigeria's very populous and popular prime commercial city...

18 Nov 2014 11:45

Survey reveals African consumers' perceptions of mobile marketing
Survey reveals African consumers' perceptions of mobile marketing

The findings of a new survey, conducted by Ifop in South Africa and Nigeria on consumers' perceptions of mobile marketing, has been released by Gemalto...

12 Nov 2014 08:54

Symposium aims to solve challenges facing brand Nigeria
Symposium aims to solve challenges facing brand Nigeria

In line with its tradition of strengthening the corporate image of Nigeria through innovative platforms, BrandiQ Magazine's Brand Nigeria Symposium is set to take place on 6 November...

14 Oct 2014 11:14

Ebola awareness campaign from Easy Taxi, Dettol
Ebola awareness campaign from Easy Taxi, Dettol

Nigerian online taxi booking service, Easy Taxi, has partnered with Dettol to create awareness on Ebola and train drivers on hygiene culture...

26 Aug 2014 16:09

2000FM launches Africa Fridays to #SaveOurGirls
2000FM launches Africa Fridays to #SaveOurGirls

In an aim to save the Nigerian school girls who were abducted in April, SABC's 2000FM has decided to take action and embrace this challenge during Africa Month.

26 May 2014 10:55

SA Mobile Marketing Association plans Nigeria expansion
SA Mobile Marketing Association plans Nigeria expansion

Nicolle Harding, Vice Chairperson of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) of South Africa has announced the association is planning to expand to Nigeria.

By Paul Adepoju 19 May 2014 08:42

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts
ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...

9 Apr 2014 10:03

Driving mobile from Cape to Cairo - Millward Brown
Driving mobile from Cape to Cairo

Mobile is now a critical channel for marketers who want to embrace new technology and benefit from the huge opportunity for growth in mobile marketing communications.

By Charles Foster, Issued by Millward Brown 14 Mar 2014 07:49

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa
Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

Chris Human
African brandcrafting: an opportunity for growth

When it comes to international surveys, African brands have some way to go in realising their full potential.

By Chris Human 13 Sep 2013 07:30

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

Nigerian Entertainment Today rolls out first ad campaign
Nigerian Entertainment Today rolls out first ad campaign

Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) reported yesterday, 6 August 2013, that it has launched its first-ever ad campaign highlighting what's most important to it "as a news organisation telling the world about entertainment and celebrities from Nigeria and the rest of Africa."

7 Aug 2013 06:12

Aegis Media unveil Baileys new bottle

Aegis Media were asked to do a campaign for Baileys, a Diageo brand, in both Nigeria and Kenya, and 72 hours later had a creative concept and execution plan that fully answered and met the client's brief and saw three of their network brands - Posterscope, Isobar and Carat working as one integrated unit.

9 Jul 2013 12:19

Awareness campaign, Shuga to reach Nigeria
Awareness campaign, Shuga to reach Nigeria

MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, have joined forces with the Nigerian government's National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat a lack of awareness and misinformation about HIV, sexual responsibility and teen pregnancy among Nigerian youth, using the medium of Shuga, MTV's TV series and multimedia campaign.

26 Jun 2013 10:30

AdFu partners with Yookos to reach into Africa

AdFu, the audience and display inventory network of sites owned by Kagiso Media, has extended its reach into the African online market by adding the Africa-born social network, Yookos, to its portfolio. This adds even more inventory to AdFu's African value proposition while also helping Yookos to drive revenue growth by maximising inventory yield.

14 Jun 2013 11:10

Eskimi fanclubs exceed one million fans
Eskimi fanclubs exceed one million fans

Eskimi, one of Nigeria's social networking platforms, launched new fanclub function in December 2012 and in just over three months it is reported that the brand has reached and exceeded the one million fan mark.

7 Mar 2013 12:05

[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets
[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets

The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.

By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013 13:20

[2013 trends] SA's youth trend-o-meter
[2013 trends] SA's youth trend-o-meter

Young South Africa is savvier than ever before. If you are looking for a smart and discerning prosumer, this group of kids, teens and young adults will give you more kicks than you've ever bargained for. They know just what they are looking for from any brand, and this makes them that much more satisfying to please. Here are a few trends to look out for in 2013.

By HDI Youth Marketeers Team 31 Jan 2013 11:30

[2013 trends] Africa finding its own solutions using mobile tech
[2013 trends] Africa finding its own solutions using mobile tech

There are several key trends that will present themselves in 2013. From m-payments to HIV/AIDS prevention, emerging markets are leading the way when it comes to innovative uses of mobile technology. Marketers, too, are seeing their roles and responsibilities expand.

By Dr KF Lai 25 Jan 2013 10:57

ICOM+IN appoints Niche IMC in Nigeria

ICOM+IN, a global network of independent advertising and marketing communications agencies, has appointed Niche - Integrated Marketing Communications in Lagos, to represent the network in Nigeria.

25 Jan 2013 08:55

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