Weber Shandwick announced the appointment of Ipelegeng (Ipi) Thibedi as the new CEO of its African operations.
The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Fashionomics Africa initiative hosted 110 entrepreneurs from the textile, apparel and accessories industry for a workshop on how to establish a successful fashion brand.
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Masterclasses for 2020 have officially started.
After years of empowering the next generation of storytellers through on-the-job training, M-Net’s Magic in Motion now starts a new chapter as MultiChoice Talent Factory ZA.
[South Africa] Standard Bank ups its customer experience strategy, a digital push to win in the increasingly competitive economy
Standard Bank Group has appointed two more agencies to consolidate its customer engagement efforts in a bold digital push to win in the increasingly competitive client experience economy.
Nestlé Ghana and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) have entered a partnership to drive nutrition knowledge among Ghanaians.
Boluwa Olojo joined the startup Go Ads Africa as its Chief Marketing and Sales officer, telling the company story and selling its products.
Marketing has existed for as long as people have had something to sell, but the modern era - with the advent of traditional and then digital media - has transformed consumers’ relationships with products.
Mitel®, a global business communications company, has announced the appointment of Feras Zeidan to lead the company’s operations in Middle East and Africa.
International Data Corporation (IDC) published an IDC Innovators report profiling four companies in EMEA with compelling and differentiated 3D printing workflow management solutions.
In a bid to enhance its services to clients, Ringier Digital Marketing, has assembled a team of creative strategists who update their skills and knowledge regularly with up-to-date industry trends.
MultiChoice has launched a new model of DStv HD Decoder 6, which replaces the previous model HD Decoder 5 currently in stores and has the same features and functionality our customers are used to.
Cell C has been placed top among South Africa's telecommunications sector for fastest customer response and most positive sentiment among consumers using social media in BrandsEye’s latest report on the industry.
The MultiChoice Group has handed over a state-of-the art studio to Bay TV, the Eastern Cape’s leading community TV station.
I am a ‘feminist’.It’s a title that’s crept up on me over the last few years, as I’ve become increasingly impassioned about gender equality.
Discovery Inc. launches Real Time channel on StarTimes, picks Apricot Africa Consulting as ad sales partner in the continent
Discovery Inc. has announced the expansion of Real Time, across Africa.
Founded in 2007, Branding & Marketing YOU is headed up by Donna Rachelson - branding and marketing specialist, author of three best-selling books, successful businesswoman and savvy business investor.
Esther Dumbiri put her talent with words and colors to good use by starting a publishing firm over a decade ago, a firm that has grown in leaps and bounds.
Year after year, the majority of senior executives in South Africa are men. In July last year, only one of the JSE’s Top 40 companies had a female CEO.
Sanlam Group has appointed Mr Sydney Mbhele as the Chief Executive for Brand, with effect from 01 April 2019.
Ahmad Sayed is Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, a business support systems provider company currently planning its entry into the African market.
Job Mutai is the Co Founder and the Creative Director of New Age Media agency, a marketing, communications and media company based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Prins Mhlanga is South African entrepreneur with a long career in the Technology and Telecommunications field. He is currently the founder and CEO of the Ocean on 76 group.
Boomplay, African music streaming and download service and Universal Music Group (UMG) have today announced the signing of a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa.
Nestlé Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) Trust Fund to institute a ‘Nestlé Prize for Nutrition Reporting.’
Innovation is a critical part Africa’s DNA, but it only plays a part in shaping the continent’s narrative when the world becomes aware of it.
Nestlé Central & West Africa Limited, a subsidiary of the world’s leading Food and Beverage Company, has appointed Mr. Rémy Ejel as its new Market Head.
According to Google Trends last year, South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived.
Afrinection is a free web-based integrated professional networking, jobs, and marketing platform that aims to address the gap of networking among African professionals.
Eni and ExxonMobil have announced that marketing efforts are underway for the Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and sell natural gas from the gas fields of the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique.
BBM and Eskimi, a global programmatic platform, today announced an exclusive mobile advertising partnership in Nigeria.
Geofrey Makavelli Ndobo is Sales & Marketing Manager at People Performance Group, a consulting, outsourcing and Human Resources company based in Kampala, Uganda.
The NNPC has announced the appointment of Mallam Mele Kyari, incumbent Group General Manager in charge of its Crude Oil Marketing Division, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Karim Bernoussi, Chief Executive Officer of the Intelcia Group, a major player in customer relations, announces the integration of outsourcing sites Outremer Télécom Maurice et Madagascar, which will now conduct business under the Intelcia banner.
Maureva has chosen Hi-Fly Marketing, the growing South African company specialising in technical services in the African aviation industry, as its commercial representative.
Coca-Cola's Southeast Asia Business Unit has launched its newest initiative aimed at teens with a new campaign from FCB Africa's agencies FCB Joburg, strategy and FCB Cape Town, creative.
Verhaal, a Nigerian startup has been working with SMEs and entrepreneurs in digital and social media marketing at a time when companies in the country are increasingly expressing appetite for new media advertising to reach a wider online community.
Epsilon and WIOCC partner to deliver on-demand connectivity between Africa and the rest of the world
Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, has partnered with Africa's carriers' carrier WIOCC to deploy its Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform.
Weber Shandwick, a global communications and engagement firm has opened a fully owned office in Nairobi, Kenya, to meet growing demand from domestic and multinational companies for marketing and communications expertise in the region.
Kenya’s mobile network operator Safaricom has announced a 53 percent reduction in mobile broadband pricing for customers on its Safaricom Home service.
The Integer Group®, a commerce agency and a key member of Omnicom Group Inc., has announced a partnership with Sandton-based shopper marketing agency Hot Spot as its South African affiliate.
Ghanaian startup Kudobuzz has acquired AdGeek, an ad creation tool used by many online merchants for prospecting new customers and ad retargeting.
GLOBALHealthPR®, an independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide has welcomed Johannesburg-based F/NE to its rapidly expanding global network.
MAGNET Global Network, the Marketing & Advertising Global Network of leading independent advertising agencies, has expanded its geographic reach and capabilities with the addition of ODA Advertising to the Network.
Triton Digital®, the technology provider to the global audio industry has partnered with South Africa’s digital publisher solutions company, 365 Digital, with 365 Digital leveraging the industry’s leading programmatic audio marketplace.
Adisa Amanor-Wilks is an international journalist and communications professional with over 17 years’ experience. She is founder of Abjel Communications, a media and public relations agency keen on positioning Africa on the global stage.
Hajiya Sa'adatu Abdullahi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and founder Business Networking Women, an organization operating in the country's capital, Abuja. Africa Business Communities interviews her:
TP-Link Technologies, a global provider of SOHO, SMB networking products and wireless LAN solutions, has announced a plan that will see it help channel partners to raise awareness of its SMB products and solutions.
Tope Hassan is known as an African Tourist, bootstrapping through African nations to discover African Brands & Entrepreneurs. She founded ISOKO Africa a year ago as a dedicated media outlet for African brands.
African reputation and crisis management company Vuma Reputation Management has signed memorandums of understanding with four leading African communications agencies, boosting its footprint across the continent.
Digital Agency Creative Spark has announced the appointment of new Managing Director, Tanja Lategan, who will steer the digital agency through its next phase of growth and ramp up the company's integrated marketing offering.
Nena Okeke is synonymous with resilience and diversity. Having set up her startup in 2008, it took her six years to see it finally up and running.
Platinum Sage Partner and business solutions specialist, Parity Software, has appointed Jono Williamson as its chief commercial officer (CCO).
The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for municipalities, conducted by Consulta, reports that City of Cape Town residents trust their municipality the most and are most satisfied with service delivery.
Vodacom has appointed one of the country’s well respected and talented trailblazers in marketing and advertising, Abey Mokgwatsane, as its new Managing Executive for Brand Marketing and Communications.
South Africa’s market leader in corporate and promotional branding, Barron has entered into a strategic partnership with Ramco Group that will see Ramco distribute promotional materials on behalf of Barron.
As a digital B2B publisher, Africa Business Communities is dedicated to Africa Business News and to connecting Africa business professionals and entrepreneurs with each other.
AfroZons is the first ever Afrobeat show on a major radio FM network in USA. It is a weekly showcase of the latest culture trends, topical conversations and music from Africa.
The Design Market is a new, upscale market that features talented designers, artists and makers from across the African continent.
Shield, South Africa’s deodorant selling brand, has announced a partnership with Chelsea Football Club. The two champion brands have come together to celebrate and inspire South Africans who are making moves - both on and off the field.
Fast growing strategic communications firm KG&A Advertising has secured a partnership with pan African broadcast content provider, Orama Media Group to manage its media space and offer strategic research across Africa for its soon-to-be-launched This Week in Africa business programme.
Econet Media has signed a multi-territory broadcast agreement with TURNER which includes some of its most acclaimed kids and news channels. This agreement is significant as it adds some of the world’s most loved broadcast brands to Kwesé TV’s diverse content offering which is premised on delivering premium programming for the whole family.
Forbes Woman Africa partners with Ecobank to Launch First Television Show, “Against the Odds with Peace Hyde”
FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, the continent’s first-ever women’s interest magazine from the highly-successful FORBES stable, launches its very first television show through FORBES AFRICA TV, in partnership with Ecobank.
In response to the ever growing need for information and market analyses, Jonathan Bloch founded the Africa Financial & Economic Data, providing a library of intelligence on African economic markets.
Jumia Nigeria is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the African Mobile Trends Paper. This is the third white paper presentation from Jumia delving into mobile trends across Africa and specifically Nigeria.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will commercialise some of its critical Information Communications & Technology (ICT) infrastructure in line with its bid to re-focus the Corporation as a commercially viable entity.
Vodacom has successfully demonstrated the first broadband multimedia trunking solution on a commercial LTE network in Africa.
Global communication company Grey GREY is re-entering Nigeria with immediate effect, having appointed Centrespread, one of Nigeria's largest independent advertising communications groups as its affiliate in that market
David Njenga is Creative Director at Nick Creations, an Agency that specializes in brand development, market research and Public Relations. He talked to Africa Business Communities about brand development and diversification and Nick Creations’ role in positioning brands in Kenya and across the continent.
Dr Tara Swart returns to South Africa to share latest applications of neuroscience to business and leadership performance
Compelling evidence from neuroscience research shows that leaders can significantly improve how they engage with and motivate others. It shows that, contrary to the idea that leadership skills are ‘innate’, leadership can actually be learned.
The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017, to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector.
The soft drinks industry led advertisers by spending $41 million in local print, radio and television platforms last year.
In addition to our Africa Business Communities website we will launch several spin-off websites, that can be either country platforms, industry related platforms or a combination of the two.
Richmeal to sell Richmeal trademark Brand Licensing and Product Extension to American Brand Management Company for $3 Million
The founder and CEO of HoveHive Group, a leading chartered management brand representing fast moving consumer goods brands, Mr. Emmanuel Oguejiofor has revealed that Richmeal is set to sell ‘Richmeal trademark brand licensing and product extension to American Brand Management Company for $3 million