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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

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

Alliance Media awarded Superbrand status
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

Alliance Media dominates in Burundi
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

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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