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Brand building in Africa: Demystifying the African marketplace
Brand building in Africa: Demystifying the African marketplace

Why have some companies succeeded and others failed in Africa? International brands have extended their business models into Africa, and set up shop: investing in infrastructure by means of supply chains and distribution networks, creating employment, and relentlessly driving their brands on the market, only to close-up shop when great expectations floundered.

By Catherine Burton, Harsh Sarda and Zeenat Ismail, Issued by Ipsos 1 day ago

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

The third annual Global Communications Report, a comprehensive survey of public relations leaders and students worldwide, has been released by the Centre for Public Relations at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism...

20 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else.

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

Empathy - a two-way street in customer service
Empathy - a two-way street in customer service

It's no secret that personalisation is essential in developing a successful customer experience. Central to that is getting to know all you can about your customer and using that information to drive the interaction.

By Wynand Smit 18 Apr 2018

Synovate strikes global panel partnership with GMI
Synovate strikes global panel partnership with GMI

Global market research company Synovate has entered a worldwide partnership with GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.), one of the world’s leading panel and market research software providers. This partnership gives Synovate access to over six million panellists across the globe. Combined with its existing ViewsNet panels, this partnership now enables Synovate to offer panel research in more than 50 markets.

Issued by Ipsos 20 Apr 2007

Battle of the brands for emerging market hearts
Battle of the brands for emerging market hearts

While almost 60 percent of consumers in emerging market countries would buy a local brand over an international brand if both products were of equal price, consumers in these ‘Hotspots’ countries have the same brand preferences for cars (Toyota), fast food (McDonalds) and hotels (Hilton) as developed market consumers, reveals global market research company Synovate.

Issued by Ipsos 17 Apr 2007

365 Digital signs first Adtech client in Kenya
365 Digital signs first Adtech client in Kenya

Nairobi-based Business Daily Africa has signed an exclusive agreement with 365 Digital in Cape Town to employ the Adtech Helios IQ ad serving technology to deliver their online ad campaigns. 365’s traffic team will handle the online campaign management and implementation.

Issued by 365 Digital 16 Apr 2007

Volcano assists Airlink's expansion in Africa with new routes to paradise
Volcano assists Airlink's expansion in Africa with new routes to paradise

Airlink, true to its theme of the ‘Freedom of the African Skies’, continues to extend its reach with new African destinations and is proud to announce a new direct route from Johannesburg to Pemba, Mozambique.

Issued by Volcano 13 Apr 2007

Reuters launches daily African TV

Reuters has expanded its television coverage of Africa with the recent launch of a dedicated daily video feed, Reuters Africa Daily. The new service provides both African and global broadcasters with a variety of video news from the region.

12 Nov 2006

African perspectives on PR education

Pioneers in the fields of public relations and communication academia gathered at an academic forum running alongside the main Federation of African PR Associations (FAPRA) conference last week to discuss the future public relations curriculum to be offered on tertiary level.

By Boitumelo Mmotlana & Mmoneng Gwebu 28 May 2006

Search for the Face of Africa begins

The search for fresh modelling talent begins this month as TV channel M-Net and mobile phone company Nokia start holding open castings for aspiring models in Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kigali, Lagos, Luanda, Lusaka, Nairobi and Windhoek.

7 Dec 2005

Out of Home expands in Mauritius

Clear Channel Independent Mauritius has purchased the outdoor advertising business of Afix Ltee. This acquisition adds another 60-billboard network to the existing CCI 3 x 4 metre poster business already owned and serviced by CCI across Mauritius.

9 Aug 2005

Ogilvy Africa affiliates dominate recent Indian Ocean Islands Awards

Ogilvy Africa's Indian Ocean Island affiliates in Mauritius, Mayotte and Reunion collected 12 awards, out of a total of 28, at the Indian Ocean Creative Awards held on November 19th in Reunion.

7 Dec 2004

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