The opportunity to create memorable and effective advertising has never been greater, says Chris Thomas, chair and CEO of the BBDO network in Asia, the Middle East and Africa
16-24 March 2014 saw the third edition of the Luxor African Film Festival take place in Luxor, Egypt. Congratulations to all the winners!
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.
Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013
The 11th edition of the shnit International shortfilmfestival will be held 2-6 October 2013, in Cape Town, as well as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Buenos Aires, the US, Nigeria, Egypt, Costa Rica and Singapore. International submissions are open for films of all genres, with a total length up to 40 minutes.
Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria's foremost financial institution, has partnered with the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and Steven Markovitz to support African Metropolis, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with further support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
CAIRO, EGYPT: A satellite channel run and hosted by fully-veiled presenters aims to break down the barriers for women in niqab who until the revolution that brought Islamists to power were shunned by Egypt's lucrative television industry.
DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.
Over the last while there's been a something of rallying cry for Africans to tell their own stories. But all too often proponents are more in love with discussing the idea than figuring out practical ways to make it happen. 18 Days in Egypt, a start-up that focuses on documenting the revolution, is turning the concept into a reality - and, moreover, using an innovative, collaborative digital platform to do so.
Theresa Mallinson 15 Feb 2012
CAIRO, EGYPT: Islamist students halted the filming of an Egyptian television series at Cairo's Ain Shams University protesting against the "indecent" clothing of the actresses, the production company said on Thursday 9 Febraury 2012.
CANNES, FRANCE: A total of 28 828 entries from 90 countries (725 from SA) have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity, the international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. This is the most entries in the history of the festival.
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.
The 14th Time of the Writer international writers festival will be held from 14-19 March 2011, hosting 21 prominent writers from a dozen different countries in Durban, South Africa for a week of literary dialogue and exchange of ideas.
Marico India will officially inaugurate Wednesday its third plant in Egypt's Sadat City that will bring Parachute, the company's largest selling hair care brand worth LE 700 million, to the Arab world's most populous market.
Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.