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The Attention War that was COP26

The Attention War that was COP26

by Amy Harris, Senior Consultant, BrightGuide Africa In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the Attention War that was COP26 – and what cut through the noise. This time last month, it was practically impossible to avoid coming across some sort of comms on COP26 – whether it

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3 Rs in Kenya: why Cut + Paste doesn’t work for Comms

Guest blog by Celia Breuer This blog looks to unpack the ‘3 Rs’ in Kenya – why cut + paste doesn’t work for Comms campaigns. Along with much of the world, we have been following the developments at COP26 with baited breath. But while we wait to see exactly what

two bright tips for your under-performing communications

Two Bright Tips for your under-performing communications

by Jessica Van Onselen, Managing Director, BrightGuide Africa Are under-performing communications driving you nuts, but you don’t have the time to sort it out? This is one of the biggest problems I see in my job, and I have a message for all you leaders and managers out there who oversee

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What does meaningful work *really* look like?

By Richard Flockemann, Research and Reporting, BrightGuide Africa Why walking away from your “vocation” can be good for the soul One of the most striking elements of modern capitalism is how popular some relatively poorly paid jobs are. Jobs in academia, journalism, the civil service or the performing arts don’t

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Escaping AfCFTA’s communications trap

By Richard Flockemann, Research and Reporting, BrightGuide Africa Escaping AfCFTA’s communications trap – how do we talk about AfCFTA honestly, acknowledging both its transformative potential and its unpredictable prospects of success, in ways that don’t feel either irreparably jaded, or like we’re selling snake oil? Since trading under AfCFTA began

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Call for EOIs – Research Uptake Manager (UK)

  Seeking recommendations and EOIs for the FCDO-funded Evidence Fund Job Title: Research Uptake Manager Location: United Kingdom (You will need to have the existing right to work in the UK or the ability to obtain it.) Contract type: Fixed term contract for the duration of the project (3 years

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Call for EOIs – Communications Manager (Nairobi, Kenya)

Seeking recommendations and EOIs for the FCDO-funded Evidence Fund Job Title: Communications Manager Location: Nairobi, Kenya (You will need to have the existing right to work in Kenya or the ability to obtain it.) Contract type: Fixed term contract for the duration of the project (3 years with possibility of

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Are you awesome? We’re hiring.

Are you awesome? We’re hiring. The opportunity BrightGuide Africa is hiring a Junior Associate (communications, research, writing) to join us for a 12-month fixed term contract, working largely remotely. This is an ideal role for a recent graduate, who is interested in Africa, international trade and development. This work requires

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3 ways to introduce WhatsApp into your Communications mix

by Jessica Van Onselen, Managing Director, BrightGuide Africa #Fact – the little green telephone is how Africa gets stuff done. How many WhatsApp messages have you sent or received today? If you’re in or from Africa, the answer is probably – a lot. Here are 3 ways to introduce WhatsApp into