posts tagged ‘Africa

-Ventures Africa explores how Airbnb is set to take the African hospitality industry by storm. -The Washington Post looks at how the “right to be forgotten” movement is spreading from Europe to the US. -The New York Times explores our cultural fascination with Resting Bitch Face and why evaluating women based on likeability is a problem. […]

The online television series An African City, launched in 2014, is catching on worldwide with its depiction of five young, affluent women who have returned to Ghana after completing their studies in Western metropolises. Nicknamed the “African Sex and the City,” the show reveals a side of Africa that mainstream media rarely portrays.

-“Is velfie the new selfie?” asks StepFeed, spotlighting the video craze sweeping the Middle East. -Maxim looks at developments in the burgeoning field of VR travel. -Artificial intelligence has made huge strides in recent years, but researchers have yet to imbue machines with a sense of humor, reports MIT Technology Review. -The FT looks at […]

-Business of Fashion charts the “Asian-ification” of beauty as Asian brands become key global players and influencers. -In the midst of California’s drought, consumers are adapting cooking to use less water, reports The New York Times. -BuzzFeed looks at the rocky path of today’s cereal brands and how the industry plans to revive itself. -BBC spotlights […]

-Bloomberg paints a gloomy financial picture for Generation X, declaring “reality really does bite.” -At its annual developer conference, Apple announced new initiatives in music streaming, mobile payments and news. Ad Age has the details, with implications for advertisers. -The New York Times reports on Uber’s strategy to break into the Chinese market. -A new […]

-2015 has been a breakthrough year in transgender visibility. Writing for Adweek, transgender advertising industry veteran Chris Edwards helps marketers navigate the gender identity conversation. -We are spending half our waking lives consuming media, according to a report outlined in Quartz. -As agencies plan biometric data visualizations for Cannes Lions, Adweek looks at how brands […]

For five years, our colleagues at J. Walter Thompson Middle East and Africa have been tracking cultural trends and interpreting what they mean for brands. Now they’re proud to introduce 10 Trends for 2015—a look at the most compelling macro trends for this year and beyond. The report features data from a January 2015 SONAR™ […]

Read our roundups in magazine form on Flipboard, via the iOS and Android app or online; click here to find our magazine collection. -YouGov releases its 2014 brand rankings. -More trends and wrap-up from CES 2015, from USA Today, Google’s Think newsletter and our own Lucie Greene. -Campaign explores the year ahead for adland. -“The […]

In our upcoming report 10 Years of 10 Trends—which takes a fresh look at 10 trends we’ve featured over the past decade—we spotlight changing gender dynamics and the rising power of women. We discussed this trend with Rachel Pashley, JWT London’s global board planning director and author of the study “The New Female Tribes,” an […]

Read our roundups in magazine form on Flipboard, via the iOS and Android app or online; click here to find our magazine collection. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, this double-edition roundup covers items from the past two weeks. -Shoppers are less impulsive and more focused and savvy, thanks largely to e-commerce, reports The Wall Street […]


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