SOUTH AFRICA

Beyond pink and blue: the quiet rise of gender-neutral toys

Amid a downturn in global toy sales, Australia's Toys 'R' Us stores going into voluntary administration and closure of the firm's American and UK arms, a quiet revolution is under way in the toy world...

By Jason Bainbridge 5 Jul 2018

AUSTRALIA

Location and voice technology are the future of retail

Retailers, struggling to connect with their customers, have been trialling new technologies to blend in-store and digital experiences...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 11 Apr 2018

AUSTRALIA

'Down down' and 'cheap cheap' are gone gone: why supermarkets are moving away from price

On 26 January 2011, Coles fired the first shot in what would soon be dubbed the "supermarket price wars" by reducing the price of its own-brand milk to A$1 per litre...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 26 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

Tailoring the customer experience boosts online sales

Annual online retail or "e-tail" sales now exceed $19 billion in Canada, AUS$21 billion in Australia, US$410 billion in the United States and US$1 trillion in China...

By Michael J. Armstrong and Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapa 31 Oct 2017

ASIA

Eleven Asia-Pacific creatives are announced as Young Guns 16 finalists

Eleven young creatives originally from seven countries in the Asia Pacific region were named finalists for the global Young Guns 16 competition...

10 Sep 2018

AUSTRALIA

Benefits of radio advertising

Radio advertising might be seen as old-fashioned especially with the rise of the internet and other types of media and that their audience has decreased. This is not the case, however...

By Rilind Elezaj 6 Jul 2018

GLOBAL

Effective Use of Brand Purpose shortlist for Warc Awards 2018 announced

The Warc Awards released the shortlist for the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category - a search for marketing initiatives that have successfully embraced a brand purpose and achieved commercial success as well as a benefit for a wider community...

17 Apr 2018

AUSTRALIA

Australian media firms fail in Rebel Wilson bid

Six Australian media companies seeking to join the battle against a record Aus$4.5 million (US$3.5 million) defamation payout to Hollywood star Rebel Wilson had their case knocked back on Thursday...

22 Mar 2018

AUSTRALIA

Australia media join forces to fight record Rebel Wilson payout

Australia's major media organisations on Monday joined forces to back publisher Bauer's appeal against the nation's largest defamation payout awarded to Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson, arguing the size of the damages could stifle public-interest journalism...

27 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat revenge porn

SYDNEY - Facebook is trying to combat "revenge porn" by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to a pilot project designed to prevent intimate images from being shared without consent...

9 Nov 2017

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