Advertising Week Africa (AWAfrica) is the sixth instalment of the Advertising Week franchise. Sticking to our commitment to creating a stage for topical Africa-centred discussions, this show, hosted by Tosin Lanipekun the Executive Director of AWAfrica, addresses topical business and advertising issues on the continent. We hold light-hearted conversation with our guests looking at our industry and how we influence culture and importantly, how our industry navigates forward in these times of great change.
Episode 14 with Onyeka Okoli – Brand Building in 2021 & Beyond
In this episode, Onyeka Okoli, Group Portfolio Marketing Manager at The JOTNA Group, takes us through the exciting career transitions that led to his first marketing role. He helps to unpack the new fundamentals and current trends to pay attention to when building brands as the world makes its way out of the pandemic.
Episode 13 with Bronwen Auret – Africa Reopens for Business
In this episode, the conversation is with Bronwen Auret, Brand and Marketing General Manager for South Africa Tourism. Bronwen shares the unexpected yet progressive decisions that South African Tourism had to make during the pandemic, as well as the importance of collaborations and partnerships.
Bronwen also highlights how the pandemic has changed the ways we share experiences and best practices helping us merge the pre-pandemic experience with tech advancements in a way that preserves engagement. Finally, she speaks about culture as Africa’s most significant export and highlights the best ways to leverage this as a credible asset for the African continent.
Episode 12 with Nonye Omotola – Building Back Better
In this episode, Nonye Omotola, Programmes Communication Country Lead at Mastercard Foundation, talks about work-life balance and adjustments during the lockdown. The conversation looks at possible steps to rebuild and forge stronger partnerships around Africa post-lockdown.
Episode 11 with Karabo Songo – Key Trends Pointing Towards Progress in Africa
Kicking off our second season, Karabo Songo, Group Chief Executive Officer, Brave Group joins Tosin Lanipekun in a conversation that covers the insights and challenges shaping the marketing industry in South Africa and around the continent. Karabo talks about signs that point to progress within Africa’s marketing industry.
Episode 10 with Paul Jackson
Creativity is Still King, but its Delivery Must Change
In this episode, the conversation is with Paul Jackson, CEO of Grey South Africa. Paul talks to us through the prism of his unique pan-African experience as the CEO of a large, regionalagency and shares practical examples of creative ingenuity seen at the height of the lockdown. He speaks about the continued importance of creativity and the relevance of agencies in a post-COVID world. Finally, Paul highlights the immense cultural quotient existing in Africa and calls for innovation on our own terms.
Episode 9 with Torgbor Mensah
The State of Advertising in Africa
In this episode, we speak with Torgbor Mensah, the Chief Executive Officer at DDP OutdoorLtd. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of the Advertising Industry in Ghana and in thisconversation, he walks us through his journey into advertising and shares some insight into the industry in Ghana.
Mr. Mensah also speaks on nation branding and the relationship between Advertising and the Government. A key insight from this episode is Mr. Mensah’s unique perspective on what’s next for the industry on the continent and more specifically, in Western Africa.