#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa

Africa is a hot bed of opportunities. If you look for that opportunity you will find it, says Robyn de Villiers, vice chair of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) and chair and CEO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe Africa.

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

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Generation Z - Chasing butterflies (Part 1)

The oldest of Generation Z (or iGen or Centennials) - that generation coming after the millennials and before what some are already referring to as the Alpha Generation - are now 22 years of age. And, it seems this generation does not have it easy, despite technology making life increasingly more seamless, exciting and enjoyable. Being careful to avoid stereotyping, one can cautiously state that they have been born into a Vuca world, to cite the trendy acronym for 'volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity'.

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg and Tuelo Lechuti 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation
#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation

Africa is a diverse continent with unique market conditions. Home to seven of the fastest growing economies and seven of the world's megacities, and with millions of young people entering the labour force each year, Africa is fertile ground for investment and development.

By Joanne Shields 17 May 2018

Swati Bhattacharya, Nicolas Courant, Sebastian Padilla and Fabian Frese. Images supplied.
Jury presidents for Loeries 2018 announced

Loeries Creative Week is taking place in Durban in August and the jury presidents will guide over 160 judges in the process of selecting the best of brand communication from across Africa and the Middle East.

17 May 2018

Bruce Dube, founder of Nine80 Digital.
What I wish I knew as an entrepreneur - Bruce Dube

Bruce Dube is the founder and MD of Nine80 Digital, a pan-African digital media publishing company. Its presence includes South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. This is his journey so far...

17 May 2018

Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing of Burger King. © .
#OneShow2018: SA EXCLUSIVE with Burger King!

I had the privilege of chatting to Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing of Burger King. Winner of the coveted Penta Pencil and Client of the Year at the recent One Show awards in New York as well as an additional 13 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 6 Merit awards.

By Ann Nurock 16 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

Fox Networks recently appointed Evert van der Veer as general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, to drive local content production in Africa, as well as accelerate the expansion of Fox Sports on the continent. Van der Veer joins FNG from iFlix where he was responsible for content operations. Prior to that, he was with Viacom, including as VP for Comedy Central and part of the strategy to launch BET in 2015.

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth are living in a time of renaissance
#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth are living in a time of renaissance

Being a female, African executive in Africa at this point in time is one of the most rewarding privileges I thank God for. Africa, by nature of its history, has come a long way and has been shaped by various events and nuances over time.

By Natasha Omokhodion-Banda 15 May 2018

Brian Tjugum, managing director, Weber Shandwick EMEA Social Impact practice.
#AfricaMonth: Purpose-driven communications in Africa

The future direction of purpose-driven communications in Africa and how purpose-driven communications can drive sustainable growth and sustainable development, was under the microscope at the recent Holmes Report In2 Innovation Summit in Johannesburg, in a panel discussion with Brian Tjugum, the UK-based managing director for Weber Shandwick's EMEA Social impact practice.

By Louise Marsland 14 May 2018

PAMRO launches call for papers
PAMRO launches call for papers

The 19th PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference theme this year is A Billion Africans, The Billion Dollar Media Question, Media Data and Analytics for Change .

14 May 2018

SABRE Awards, Africa.
All the African SABRE PR winners

GABRONE, Botswana - The African Public Relations Association (APRA) honoured the top public relations campaigns at the SABRE Awards, as part of APRA's annual conference held in Botswana, last week.

14 May 2018

Samad Osman
#AfricaMonth: Growing market in Africa

Hapag-Lloyd recently opened a new office in Tema, Ghana as it continues its expansion across the continent. We interviewed Samad Osman, the Africa managing director for Hapag-Lloyd, and found out more about the current state of business for a logistics company in Africa.

By Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2018

AfricaCom 2017, Cape Town.
AfricaCom 2018 launches the Africa Video Forum

With video content and streaming influencing viewing habits on the African continent, TV Connect Africa has evolved into the Africa Video Forum stream, where content will dominate and incorporate new content stages and features.

14 May 2018