MTN Group Ltd. fell in Johannesburg trading as Africa’s largest mobile-phone company after reporting a first-half year loss after agreeing to pay fines levied against it following the violation of the sim registration deadline given by the Nigerian Federal Government last November. The shares dropped 2.5 percent to 138.13 rand by 11:25 a.m., after earlier… Continue reading [BRANDWEEK] #BUSINESSREPORT: MTN RECORDS MASSIVE LOSS AFTER NCC FINE. READ:
The Federal Government on Thursday accepted offer by the Japanese Government to assist Nigeria to develop capacity in production of animation and children films. Avonome by Ibrahim Sirgai Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting with Mr Sadamotu Kusaoke, the… Continue reading [ANIMATION] #FG: NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IS PARTNERING JAPAN TO DEVELOP ANIMATED FOLKLORES AND CHILDREN MOVIES.
For the first time in two decades, MasterCard; yesterday has unveiled a new logo and brand identity created by design firm Pentagram, though it might seem a bit familiar but that’s on purpose. MasterCard CMO Raja Rajamannar said the impetus for redesigning the logo—and creating an entirely new design system for the company based on… Continue reading [BRANDS] #REBRANDING: MASTERCARD REDESIGNS ITS BRAND IDENTITY. TAKE A LOOK:
1536 – France and Portugal signed the naval treaty of Lyons, which aligned them against Spain. 1789 – French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside. 1795 – The French National Convention accepted “La Marseillaise” as the French national anthem. It was the first national anthem of France.… Continue reading [BRAND STORIES] #TBT: TODAY JULY 14TH IN BRANDS AND ADVERTISING HISTORY; PATENTS, TOBACCO LAWS, MUSIC & MANY MORE. READ:
When Pavan Shetty completed his bachelor’s degree in Commerce in the late 1990s, he was faced with a difficult personal challenge. He had to nurse a close family member for a prolonged illness. This meant full-time attention at home and not much time for further studies or to look for a job. A year went… Continue reading [LUXURY BRANDS] #AUTOMOBILE: PORSCHE INDIA DIRECTOR SAYS HE STARTED HIS CAREER AS A DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESMAN. READ EXCERPTS:
Meet William Adoasi , founder of Vitae Group (Vitae London and Vitae Photography ). started up his first business at 19. The 25 year old Londoner has had four businesses to his name and now has dreams to build Vitae into an empire similar to that of Richard Branson’s. The entrepreneur quit his job as… Continue reading [COMMUNITY] #LUXURYBRANDS: THIS YOUNG ENTERPRENEUR SELLS HIS BRAND OF LUXURY WATCHES JUST TO CLOTH ORPHANS. READ MORE:
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment had its wrist slapped this week by the Federal Trade Commission for being less than honest about its use of influencers for marketing purposes. Pewdiepie-Video game reviewer. The entertainment company paid several online influencers, including the incredibly popular game reviewer PewDiePie, to promote their fantasy role-play Lord of the Rings… Continue reading [AD FAILS] #ADWATCH: WARNER BROS FINED FOR DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING AND PAYING SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS ON POSITIVE REVIEWS. READ:
Late May, Nokia had issued a press release announcing that not only would it be returning to the smartphone arena, but also its new line of devices would have Android running on it. The Finland-based company will license its brand to its Asian partners, which will then create Nokia handsets. Since the announcement, rumors about… Continue reading [MOBILE PHONES] #ANDROID: THE NEW NOKIA P1 3GB RAM LEAKED. CHECK IT OUT:
Kate Moss for Calvin Klein Obsession in ’97. BROOKE SHIELDS FOR CALVIN KLEIN, 1981 Photo: Calvin Klein When Shields, just 16 years old at the time, made the breathy confessionthat “nothing” came between her and her Calvins, she probably had no clue that her slogan would go down in history as one of the most… Continue reading [LUXURY FASHION] #ADVERTISING: 12 ICONIC FASHION ADS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
Our sincere apologies to our ardent readers. We are sad and feel sorry to announce that we are discontinuing the category: copy a-c-t-s on the Brand Radio blog. Renowed Nigerian Graphic artist and illustrator DAPO Adesugba (a.k.a Collyde Prime) whose work had been featured on CNN and some notable brands in Nigeria shared this cartoon… Continue reading [WE ARE SORRY!] #COPYACTS: WE JUST DISCONTINUED THE COPY A-C-T-S CATEGORY BECAUSE OF OUR LOVE FOR CREATIVITY.
Euro Global Foods and Distilleries Limited has launched Power Bitters Lite into the Nigerian market. Power Bitters Lite is a ready-to-drink variant of the popular Power Bitters herbal drink, which will cater to the needs of the health-conscious Nigerian consumers who prefer reduced alcohol content in their beverages. Speaking on the product, Mr. Manish Uniyal,… Continue reading [BRANDS] #ACTIVATION: EURO GLOBAL DISTILLERIES LAUNCHES POWER BITTERS IN NIGERIAN MARKET.
More than 125,000 political violence and torture victims live in France; decisively this is not a distant issue but a tangible reality in France. The government has still not implemented a health and social security policy to help or assist victims. Based on these observations, The Dignity Institute – an international association located in Denmark with 30… Continue reading [CAMPAIGN] #NGO: GREY FRANCE RECORDS TORTURE VICTIMS’ VOICE ON THEIR XRAY AND SENDS IT TO THE GOVERNMENT. WATCH AD: