Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer at Joe Public United.
How Joe Public taps into the zeitgeist of AI in advertising for Africa

Are you ready for the artificial intelligence revolution in advertising, like Ciclope Africa Festival's agency of the year Joe Public? Here, chief creative officer Xolisa Dyeshana explains the importance of showcasing real South Africans at the forefront of global playing fields, creating a sense of pride and patriotism against the backdrop of their grand prix-winning Chicken Licken work, Sbu 2.0.

By Leigh Andrews 6 hours ago

South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON
South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON

South African and Nigerian animators; Cate Wood Hunter, Sean Steinberg, Sean Braam and Moshood Shades Ridwan, were selected in the Animation du Monde preliminary round at the recent ICON Comic & Games Convention. Some of the most talented African animation creators presented their work both live and through video presentations at the convention, which was held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg from 20 to 22 April 2019.

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Pan-African animation pitching competition

As Africa's animation industry continues to develop, and in recognition of the challenges that creators face in being able to reach a market, there will be a strong focus on animated short film and series at DISCOP Abidjan.

8 hours ago

Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue
Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue

To many, arenas are the place to go to see your favourite band or sporting team play. However, increasingly arenas are becoming the 'hidden gem' of the business events world - offering flexibility and capability to enhance and elevate an event from wonderful to wondrous.

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Huawei to launch 5G in Egypt during the African Cup Of Nations

Huawei has announced that it will launch its 5G network for the first time in Egypt during the African Cup of Nations. The 5G network will be launched and tested at the Cairo International Stadium, which will host the key matches during the African Cup Nations between June and July 2019.

1 day ago

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Economic strategy for Central Africa

The African Development Bank has approved an economic strategy for Central Africa. The Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) for 2019 - 2025, builds on the lessons learned from the implementation of previous regional development initiatives.

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WhatsApp news: Tafel Lager launches groundbreaking campaign
WhatsApp news: Tafel Lager launches groundbreaking campaign

Techsys Digital was tasked by leading Namibian digital agency Weatherman & Co to bring to life a unique campaign to celebrate Namibian Independence Day for beer giant Tafel Lager.

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How to make it in Africa - USB panel

While Africa offers a vast amount of opportunities, it does come with extra risk and a challenging environment to do business in.

1 day ago

Primedia Outdoor and Coca-Cola take creative execution to another level in Zambia
Primedia Outdoor and Coca-Cola take creative execution to another level in Zambia

Primedia Outdoor continues to push boundaries in sub-Saharan Africa after recently joining forces with soft drink giant, Coca-Cola, to install a 12 meter-high bottle in Lusaka, Zambia, as part of its strategy to drive innovation and create impact within the market.

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 2 days ago

Up, close and very personalised
Up, close and very personalised

In the film Field of Dreams an out-of-luck farmer played by Kevin Costner sees a vision for a baseball field in his cornfield. He builds the baseball field from his vision spurred by the voice telling him that if he builds it, "they" will come. Before long, dead baseball players take to the field and Mr Costner's character wins all his detractors to his vision.

By Refilwe Maluleke 2 days ago

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Vote for your favourite African creative

Thirty finalists who best represent the new generation of talent in creative industries, ranging from virtual reality, web creation, digital music, video game and animation, were chosen by DLA digital content industry experts to compete in the DLA Online Pitch Competition.

18 Apr 2019

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Discovery expands programming in Africa

The launch of Real Time on StarTimes marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of Discovery's African ad sales strategy, as it appoints Apricot Africa Consulting as one of its newest ad sales partners in Africa.

18 Apr 2019

Five key learnings from SXSW 2019
Five key learnings from SXSW 2019

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual 10-day event of interactive media, brands, film and music festivals that bring 100,000 creatives from across the world to Austin, Texas to network, learn and share ideas. It features key speakers from various industries who share the secret sauce of what's next in tech, music, film, brands and marketing.

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 18 Apr 2019