Comic Con Africa is less than four weeks away and the anticipation is growing as Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP announce that Comic Con Africa is partnering with KFC for the next two years.
“Comic Con Africa is delighted to be partnering with KFC, a brand that is entrenched in our South African experience and synonymous with good times shared with friends. Comic Con Africa is about bringing people together over mutual passions, making KFC the perfect fit” says Carol Weaving, Managing Director at Reed Exhibitions Africa.
As visitors, exhibitors, gamers, cosplayers and other fans prepare for Comic Con Africa 2019, these two brands with international pedigree are investing in pop-culture communities like never before. Serving over 20 million customers each month, KFC is excited to be a part of for an unforgettable four-day line-up where over 60,000 guest are expected to share the Comic Con Africa experience.
“As an iconic brand, KFC has been a massive part of South African culture for decades and when you look at its growth, Comic Con Africa is also proving to be just as iconic – making this the perfect partnership.
“Our involvement in Comic Con Africa allows KFC to continue to plug into popular culture in South Africa and engage and expose our exciting finger lickin’ good core and innovative food and beverage offerings to disparate audiences. As a leading global quick service restaurant, we are keenly aware of the increasing impact of technological advancements in QSR, and the way that technology developments intersect with our world as they do with the gaming world. As an example of moving with an increasingly digital world that gamers live in, we have launched the KFC South Africa app to fulfil the promise of convenience to customers who with a click can have their food delivered straight to their gaming couch or beat the queue by pre-ordering to collect in-store. The coming together of two cult brands like KFC and Comic Con Africa is a perfect match to finger clicking goodness of today’s culturally and digitally plugged customer” says Suhayl Limbada, Marketing Director KFC South Africa.
Comic Con Africa will be held from 21 – 24 September 2019, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Comic Con Africa is a multigenre entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, arts, movies, pop culture elements and so much more.J
Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP are also very excited and proud to announce that Jaguar Land Rover has come on board as the presenting sponsor for the first ever kid-focused convention in Africa, KidsCon!
This serves as an exciting and unique opportunity for the two premium brands to provide an entry point into their worlds. For both youth and family markets, KidsCon gives them a chance to have a taste of what both the brands can offer.
“We don’t only sell amazing vehicles,” says Lisa Mallett, Marketing Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa. “A key focus for us is on the lifestyles we can offer our customers. Jaguar and Land Rover both create unique experiences that families can fall in love with.”
Along with the Jaguar Land Rover branded goods, which will be on sale at KidsCon, a number of exciting activities have been arranged for children to experience the thrill and technology of Jaguar, and adventurous nature of Land Rover.
“Many of the vehicles we offer are designed with little ones in mind, but the way we do business needs to be as family-friendly as our vehicles,” says Mallett. “Our new EXPERIENCE Johannesburg facility in Lonehill caters to all age groups with a host of exciting activities aimed specifically at kids. We hope this new lifestyle centre will leave as lasting an impression on youngsters as we know the KidsCon event will.”
What to expect from Jaguar Land Rover at KidsCon
- Giveaways for young adventurers willing to get their hands dirty
- A collection of branded goods for all age groups will be on sale
- A full-size Jaguar F-PACE like you have never seen one before
Jaguar Land Rover EXPERIENCE Johannesburg
EXPERIENCE Johannesburg is comprised of various tracks, as well as a beautiful restaurant overlooking all the activities, complete with a kiddies play area. For the youngest of fans there are miniature battery-operated F-TYPES, which kids up to the age of 4 can take on the pint-sized “Growlers” Track. Kids from 3-12 years old can also gain some early off-roading skills at the wheels of quarter-scale electric Land Rover Defenders on a purpose-built off-road track.
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