February, 2010

  • K’Naan launches Coca-Cola World Cup campaign

    Posted Feb 23rd, 2010 By in Business, Events, Film/Television, General, Travel With | 4 Comments

    Somalian-born, Canadian-based hip-hop artist K’Naan has specially recorded a version of the song “Wavin’ Flag”, originally featured on his 2009 album Troubadour, for the Coca Cola sponsored 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament, hosted by South Africa. The remix, “Wavin’ Flag (The Celebration Mix)”, will be part of Coke’s global integrated marketing campaign rolling out in over 150 …

  • S. Africa Tourism launches URL shortener for World Cup marketing

    Posted Feb 19th, 2010 By in Business, Events, General, Technology With | Comments Off on S. Africa Tourism launches URL shortener for World Cup marketing

    As part of the marketing around the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup, the South African Tourism authority has launched a new branded url shortening service at http://mzan.si. Developed for the government agency by Quirk eMarketing, the Mzan.si service is so named  for the word Mzansi (m-zun-zee), a popular word used to refer to South Africa. …

  • Kenya’s first Sci-Fi film hits Sundance

    Posted Feb 3rd, 2010 By in Events, Film/Television, General, Technology With | 2 Comments

    Made by writer/director Wanuri Kahiu, Kenya’s first science fiction film to hit Sundance, Pumzi, takes place “thirty-five years after World War III, the “Water War,” and tells the story of a woman from East Africa who flees an enclosed community in hopes of once again restoring life outside its walls. The film which screened last …