Dangote Industries to become first African company featured on CNN’s Great Big Story

Dangote Industries and CNN international Commercial (CNNIC) have renewed and expanded their existing sponsorship partnership with the launch of a new brand campaign on CNN TV and Digital.


Following this development, Dangote Industries becomes the first African company to be featured on Great Big Story which was launched in 2015 by CNN and Turner to tell original business stories that appeal to a global audience of young, intellectual, curious and connected consumers.

The arrangement integrates Dangote Industries with a video series to be produced by and aired on storytelling network Great Big Story.

More than one thousand six hundred and fifty original stories from over ninety-five countries have been broadcast to the more than ten million global subscribers which Great Big Story has garnered since 2015.

According to the CNN, the new deal vests CNN International Commercial with the responsibility of overseeing the advertising sales, commercial content development, brand licensing, content sales and marketing for Dangote Industries. In the same vein, the Dangote brand will also be associated with the Great Big World series.

All videos will be introduced with Dangote Industries branding, even as sophisticated data-driven mechanisms are used towards ensuring that key audiences are reached via the Great Big Story app/website, Social Media and various other platforms.

In the same vein, CNNIC has extended Dangote Industries’ sponsorship on CNN’s Marketplace Africa; the network’s flagship African business show. Also, Dangote will sponsor the Profit Point, a segment of the weekly show which asks successful business leaders to share stories about their roads to success.


Meanwhile, CNNIC will produce Touching Lives , a 360-degree campaign to which will tell the story of how the Dangote conglomerate’s daily activities impact the lives of ordinary Africans. The campaign will be aired on both CNN USA and CNN International.

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