Thursday, 14 June 2018

FIFA signs first African sponsor for 2018 World Cup

Egyptian government have filled the first of four African slots in FIFA's program for third-tier commercial deals with "Egypt - Experience & Invest" deal, just few hours to the kick-off of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Tourism Minister, Rania Al-Mashat and-Minister of Investment & International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr during the announcement of the sponsorship deal 
The North African country is now an official regional supporter of the game which begins today Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Fifa likely to beat profit target with Russia World Cup

The 2018 World Cup has cost Russia billions of dollars to stage and will make Fifa, football's world governing body, hundreds of millions in profit.

Aiteo Sponsors Hit Theme Song for Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup Campaign

...Pledge to donate $50,000 to the team ‘for every unreturned goal’ scored at the Mundial

Aiteo Group, the Official Optimum Partner of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), last Saturday premiered to industry applause, an official theme song to mentally boost the Super Eagles of Nigeria to go for glory at the Russia 2018 World Cup. This is also as they pledged to donate $50,000 to the team ‘for every unreturned goal’ scored at the Mundial.

Volkswagen gets $1.2 billion fine in Germany for diesel fraud

For “breaches of supervision” in its engine department which led to the diesel-emission manipulation of almost 11 million cars from 2007 to 2015, German prosecutors have placed a penalty of €1 billion ($1.2 billion) on automobile manufacturer Volkswagen.

Atlético Madrid takes a ride with Hyundai

...Secure three-year sleeve sponsorship deal

Spanish football club, Atlético Madrid have penned a new sleeve sponsorship deal with Korean automotive company Hyundai.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Airtel Touching Lives: Four Years of Selfless Social Impact

Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR for short, is the idea that a company should be socially involved with the environment around itself. This can range from engaging in nonprofit causes, to bettering the community, or creating stronger connections between employees. Ultimately, a company’s CSR is established to increase overall engagement. It is created to make employees, and employers, feel more connected with society.

End of an Era: Yahoo Messenger Will Shut Down on 17 July

Just six months after Yahoo and AOL parent company Oath discontinued AIM, Yahoo Messenger one of the few old-school messaging services will now be shutting down forever after 20 years.

Facebook Messenger Launches Football World Cup Features and Games

For all football fan globally, Facebook has join you in the FIFA World Cup fever. Facebook Messenger has gotten into the football spirit with the launch of a new World Cup themed features, camera effects, filters, and hidden games.

What Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe Merger Mean for Partner Agencies Across Africa - Robyn de Villiers

Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe recently announced the merger of both giant firms which will now be refered to as Burson Cohn & Wolfe.

In a chat with South Africa's Media Update, Robyn de Villiers, chairman & CEO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe, following the merger of the two brands, said part of the advantages for clients of the firm is that "Burson-Marsteller has unmatched strength in public affairs, corporate and crisis management and research. Cohn & Wolfe is well-known for expertise in digitally driven, creative content and integrated communications across the consumer, healthcare and technology sectors.

Sahara Power forum urges cooperation among stakeholders

Despite the challenges impeding its development, Nigeria’s energy sector still holds enormous potentials to deliver the desired expectations and further stimulate socio-economic growth if stakeholders deepen their collaboration and commitment to develop the sector.

Yahoo Gets $330,000 Fine in the UK Over 2014 Data Breach

About four years after the data breach that hit Yahoo users gloablly, Yahoo’s British subsidiary has been fined $330,000 by the UK’s data watchdog after losing the data of more than half a million people.

Arik Air introduces new mobile booking app

Arik Air has introduced a new mobile booking app to further enrich customer experience. The app gives passengers instant access to the information they require when they need it all the time.

Dolika Banda takes a bow as non-executive director on ETI Board

Ms Dolika Banda has decided to take a bow as a member of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) board of directors.

All set for 2018 Digital Transformation Congress in Johannesburg

The Digital Transformation Congress, hosted by IT News Africa, is scheduled for 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. The conference will bring together hundreds of senior executives who will explore emerging technology trends such as AI, IoT, blockchain, GDPR, IT security, 5G and robotics, and how they impact business operations. It is the key meeting place for business and IT leaders seeking to advance their knowledge of the latest business technologies and innovations.

EMEA Finance bestows on AFC President & Chief Investment Officer

Champion of finance awards bestowed on Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and its leadership. These awards are given to those individuals whose lifetime contributions to finance and the EMEA region have demonstrated excellence and provided an impactful result for shareholders and clients alike.