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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

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

Alliance Media awarded Superbrand status - Alliance Media
Alliance Media awarded Superbrand status

Alliance Media has recently been awarded Superbrand Status by Superbrands, the world's largest independent arbiter of branding. The award has been made for the period 2012 - 2014.

Issued by Alliance Media 15 May 2013 12:24

Alliance Media dominates in Burundi - Alliance Media
Alliance Media dominates in Burundi

Alliance Media Burundi has recently completed the installation of various new billboard structures in the East African country. The structures are all fully imported large format advertising devices whose advertising has been taken up by the country's leading brands.

Issued by Alliance Media 12 Dec 2012 09:11

[Executive Check] Ad agencies ought to be intimate with clients to thrive
[Executive Check] Ad agencies ought to be intimate with clients to thrive

MetropolitanRepublic, a newcomer in Uganda's advertising industry became the first local agency to win an award at this year's Loeries in September. MetropolitanRepublic won bronze for their 2012 MTN Uganda campaign, titled David Dumba, which was aimed at promoting SIM card registration in the country. Alex Rukundo, the managing director MRU speaks about the award and the value that intimacy brings to advertising business.

By Walter Wafula 15 Oct 2012 10:25

All set for PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference
All set for PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference

The 14th PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference, under the theme "From Local to Global: Media Research in a Developing World", will take place from 26-29 August 2012 in Munyonyo, Lake Victoria, Uganda at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre.

27 Jul 2012 10:17

Can you hear your brand?
Can you hear your brand?

Audio Branding comes to Africa... Audio branding, also known as sound branding or sonic branding, is the use of sound to reinforce brand identity. Sound branding is increasingly becoming a vehicle for conveying a memorable message to consumers by taking advantage of the powerful memory sense of sound.

By Lars Deutsch 16 Apr 2012 12:08

Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised
Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised

The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.

15 Mar 2011 13:19

2011 Maputo International Ad Festival set for May

The sixth Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 25-27 May 2011, AMEP - the Mozambican Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Association announced yesterday. The festival recognises advertising agencies, producers and communications companies worldwide especially from Africa and the Indian Ocean regions.

23 Feb 2011 07:22

Kagiso Media reveals African growth ambitions

Kagiso Media, whose operations are largely based in SA, said on Tuesday (22 February 2011) that it was looking for growth opportunities in Africa.

By Artwell Dlamini 23 Feb 2011 06:56

Walter Wafula
Kampala's outdoor advertising rates set to soar

The Kampala City Council (KCC) which is in charge of licensing and regulating activities of outdoor advertisers is finalising a plan to increase fees levied on agencies for erecting billboards across the city by 70%, according to James Kiwanuka, chairman of Uganda Outdoor Contractors Association.

By Walter Wafula 9 Jan 2009 10:44

Walter Wafula
Advertising companies battle for Entebbe Airport space

Alliance Media Uganda and Messrs Clear Channel Independent are at war. The two advertising agencies are fighting for the rights to manage advertising space at Entebbe International Airport causing confusion that could lead to major losses by key advertisers.

By Walter Wafula 12 Aug 2008 09:35

The Absa National Boat Show - Right Stuff
The Absa National Boat Show

This spectacular event was held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg from 17 - 19 August 2007. The annual event is a platform to showcase powerboats, yachts, outdoor adventure and watersports. The show has grown steadily in its five years of existence, with both exhibitor and visitor numbers increasing dramatically.

Issued by Right Stuff 24 Aug 2007 15:08

Innovation is the key - Right Stuff
Innovation is the key

Recently Right Stuff developed the popular Pop Right Open range further to include the all-new Vertical Pop Right Open, which comes in two sizes. The new option offers greater variety for branding optimisation.

Issued by Right Stuff 23 Jul 2007 14:32

Right Stuff at Markex - Right Stuff
Right Stuff at Markex

Right Stuff had the pleasure of participating in the annual Markex trade show held recently at the Sandton Convention Centre. As usual, the show was a great success and filled to the brim with exhibitors from all over the country, their stands as impressive as ever, making a visit to the show very much worth the while.

Issued by Right Stuff 18 Jun 2007 11:50

Right Stuff at the Durban Beach Festival - Right Stuff
Right Stuff at the Durban Beach Festival

Right Stuff was recently awarded the 2007 Durban Beach Festival branding and activation contract. The brief is to brand the area, to bring the event into focus to make it more streamlined and eye-catching, ensuring that it is less intrusive than in previous years and giving prominence to the Beach Festival throughout the entire event area.

Issued by Right Stuff 1 Jun 2007 16:40

The Quick Kiosk is right every time - Right Stuff
The Quick Kiosk is right every time

When it comes to outdoor event and point-of-sale branding, the Quick Kiosk provides a combined branding and sales platform using the classic recognisable Teardrop shape while also providing shade.

Issued by Right Stuff 9 May 2007 17:15

Alliance Media purchases Monier Outdoor

Alliance Media, a multinational outdoor advertising company, has announced the acquisition of Israeli group Monier Outdoor Advertising, East Africa. Monier have become the leading outdoor advertising company in the East African region over the past decade, having established dominance in Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

2 Feb 2005 13:19

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