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Bearing the load-shedding as an SMME
Bearing the load-shedding as an SMME

Given that Eskom has confirmed that the electricity supply is likely to remain constrained, SMMEs are concerned about the overall impact of limited power supply on business sustainability...

22 Jan 2015 11:53

[Trends 2015] TREND: The experience brand
[Trends 2015] TREND: The experience brand

From 'Me' brands, to category collapse in the retail sector, mindful business and new definitions of power; and design-led experiential public spaces - JWTIntelligence has produced a superlative vision of current consumer culture and expectations in 2015...

20 Jan 2015 08:10

Sid Peimer
[Trends 2015] Avoiding 'Infobesity' and harnessing opportunity

When asked if I have a crystal ball, my response would be: "No, it's just the way I walk." Predictions may not make us walk funny, but we certainly need to know where we're going...

By Sid Peimer 20 Jan 2015 08:00

Six steps to protect your online store from credit card fraud
Six steps to protect your online store from credit card fraud

Card fraud is rampant in South Africa, and growing at an alarming rate. This year, losses due to credit card fraud have increased by 23% to R453.9 million...

By Donovan Marais 15 Jan 2015 12:52

Mobile shopping development leaps ahead with new Accolades system
Mobile shopping development leaps ahead with new Accolades system

The Nedbank Accolades system, powered by beacon and smartphone app technology, is a mobile platform that connects the retailer to the customer through proximity-based services...

14 Jan 2015 11:27

Give your brand a marketing boost with A-Listers
Give your brand a marketing boost with A-Listers

Looking to break into the lucrative African market? The key may lie in a new online directory with the power of social network functionality that links your brand to African celebrities...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2015 14:00

Unlocking value from customer relationships in 2015
Unlocking value from customer relationships in 2015

I recently presented a paper titled "Thriving in the Digital Age: Elevated Experiences, Interactions and Analytics" at a conference that focused on how businesses can manage relationships with their customers in the digital era...

By Joseph Neusu 9 Jan 2015 06:42

Sid Peimer
Brand loyalty - a thing of the past for technology brands?

This year's Consumer Electronics Show will feature everything from biometric socks and other 'wearables' to 3D printers, drones, robotics, virtual reality and TVs where the clarity is best described as 'breath-taking'. However...

By Sid Peimer 8 Jan 2015 07:21

The festive rush: when security can't be allowed to slow down retail
The festive rush: when security can't be allowed to slow down retail

Festive season in South Africa is traditionally a time of big spending, but it's also a good opportunity for fraudsters and cyber criminals to strike and prey on consumers who are in holiday mode...

By Anton Jacobsz 23 Dec 2014 08:23

Three simple rules for your online store this festive season
Three simple rules for your online store this festive season

The festive season is the most profitable time of year for many online businesses with a surge not only in the number of placed orders but in the basket size as well...

19 Dec 2014 07:28

Customer convenience at whatever the cost
Customer convenience at whatever the cost

In a retail environment, brands have to engage with their customers in a seamless manner to ensure that they not only remain relevant but also provide a service that makes the user experience more valuable...

By Darren Reid 17 Dec 2014 14:10

Hair today, more tomorrow - SA black hair market shows continued growth
Hair today, more tomorrow - SA black hair market shows continued growth

A vital source of jobs for women, who make up a large percentage of the informal economy on the poorest continent, the black hair industry continues to grow...

4 Dec 2014 14:48

Engen Wi-Fi covers the information highway for December
Engen Wi-Fi covers the information highway for December

Engen petrol plans to roll out approximately 700 Wi-Fi hotspots across its network of service stations in 2015/2016, starting with wider coverage of its highway sites...

3 Dec 2014 13:37

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 115: Secure online festive season shopping with PayGate
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 115: Secure online festive season shopping with PayGate

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 4 December 2014, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Brendon Williamson from PayGate...

3 Dec 2014 12:49

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