South Africa tells the world it is open for business through global campaign on CNN

Brand South Africa – the organisation that positions South Africa as a competitive and inspiring Nation Brand - is connecting with CNN’s business audiences through a new multi-platform advertising and sponsorship campaign.

The campaign coincides with the World Economic Forum taking place at Davos, Switzerland, and will show the benefits of South Africa as an attractive investment destination. Brand South Africa is working with CNN as the campaign’s exclusive international media partner due to the network’s unrivalled reach amongst business decision makers, investors, opinion leaders and business travellers via TV and digital.

At the heart of the campaign is Brand South Africa’s sponsorship of a Made in South Africa digital content hub on CNNMoney, going live the week after Davos. As exclusive sponsor, Brand South Africa branding will be visually aligned with CNNMoney's editorial multi-media content. The digital campaign will be targeted using CNN Audience Insight Measurement (AIM) to reach key business audiences in Africa, BRICs nations and Europe.

On TV, CNN is the exclusive international news network to carry Brand South Africa’s Inspiring New Ways brand spot, airing between January and April 2017. In addition, fact files produced by CNN International Commercial’s branded content studio Create will run during commercial time on CNN International outlining South Africa’s positive investment story.

“CNN’s business credentials – both from an audience and content perspective – were a key factor in Brand South Africa turning to us as the partner for this campaign,” said Cathy Ibal, Vice President, Advertising Sales, CNN International Commercial. “South Africa has an important investment story to tell and we are delighted to be the platform to do this through a creative mix of TV, digital, branded content and sponsored editorial underpinned by smart use of data.”

Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela says, “Brand South Africa chose CNN International as its global media partner to ensure that the message of South Africa as a globally competitive Nation Brand that inspires new ways reaches its target audience in identified markets.  Brand South Africa is pleased to be working with CNN International and its global marketing team.”

Notes to Editors:

For more information, please contact:

Dan Faulks
Vice President, Communications
CNN International Commercial
Tel: + 44 20 7693 1362

About CNN International Commercial
CNNI Commercial (CNNIC) is responsible for CNN's intercontinental commercial operations, spanning a diverse linear and digital news and information portfolio across five continents. This includes platforms such as CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Arabic, Great Big Story, CNN Style and CNN Money, and a number of other verticals and local properties. CNNI Commercial delivers best-in-class, award-winning cross-platform ad sales, brand and marketing solutions combined with advanced digital trading and data capabilities. It operates a Content Sales and Licensing business called CNN Access, which offers a suite of consultancy, content and CNN-branded initiatives around the globe and has a business development unit that establishes strategic partnerships to serve new audiences. The organisation’s branded content studio, Create, has been producing award winning content for clients for over ten years. CNNI Commercial is part of Turner, a TimeWarner company. For more information, visit