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Published On: Thu, Sep 18th, 2014

Dangote Group to sponsor Market place Africa on CNN

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Dangote-logoBy Etuka Sunday

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) one of Africa’s largest business conglomerates, has concluded arrangements for the sponsorship of the prestigious ‘Facetime’ segment on CNN Marketplace Africa, a CNN International’s show that offers a unique window into African business.

Starting on September 19, a bespoke multi-media Dangote Industries Limited advertising campaign will include sponsorship of CNN Marketplace’s ‘Facetime’ segment and exclusive branding on the show’s microsite.

The advertising campaign will showcase Dangote’s expansion drive across the Continent and outside of Africa by raising its profile among business and economic audience.

‘Facetime’ is a high-profile segment within CNN Marketplace Africa, where each week a major player from the continent’s business community is interviewed. CNN Marketplace Africa is the destination for access to movers and shakers at the forefront of African business.

The show goes beyond the numbers to bring viewers the new business solutions and industry trends redefining African business. On-air content is complemented by distinctive online editorial at a CNN Marketplace Africa microsite, where popular and innovative content is shared across a range of social channels.

Announcing the deal yesterday, Antonio Canto, Vice President, Regional Ad Sales, EMEA, CNN International said “We are delighted that Dangote Industries Limited is working with CNN to promote its brand internationally in a TV sponsorship across all CNN International global feeds,”

In his remark on his Group’s involvement, President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote said “Africa has made tremendous progress on the economic front in the last decade and has become one of the fastest growing regions in the world – home to six of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world.

“Africa also offers one of the highest rates of return on investment in the world, a fact that discerning foreign investors have since acknowledged.

Indeed, Africa has turned the corner and is now catching up with the rest of the world in the race for development. Dangote Industries Limited is delighted to sponsor the ‘Facetime’ segment in CNN’s Marketplace Africa because it tells compelling success stories about Africa. Such content can ultimately position Africa as an attractive investment destination and foster development that lift communities and nations into prosperity. This is Africa’s time.”

 

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