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Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

Report shows native advertising rises in importance

According to a new report, the importance of native advertising continues to rise in the revenue mix even as labelling is inconsistent for many media companies...

3 days ago

Ordinary South Africans give their views on corruption and state capture

37-million South Africans give their views on corruption and state capture in an Ask Afrika and Infusion Knowledge Hub survey...

3 days ago

New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017

SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands

According to a new report released by big data and predictive analytics provider IRI, South African shoppers buy more healthy and organic food than their European counterparts...

5 Dec 2017

APA results: Kenya's thriving advertising industry

The fastest and most affordable connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa enables Kenya to punch well above its weight in the IT sector generally...

4 Dec 2017

Bank advertising: a hit-or-miss

SA's big five banks spend millions of rands on advertising, a substantial amount of which is being spent on ads that miss the mark, according to market research agency Columinate, but audiences don't mind an ad that pushes a product or tells a story, as long as it's done well...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Dec 2017

Black Friday 2017 surpassed expectations: Picodi

Global discounts website,, says Black Friday went beyond expectations this year. The company says consumers' activity increased on average by 624%...

1 Dec 2017

Brands: Meet the #UntaggableForce

An ability to embrace the #UntaggableForce will be key for brands determined to flourish in the adapt-to-survive reality characterising global and local consumer markets today.

By Megan Bowman 30 Nov 2017

Africa's rebound demands bolder strategies than ever before

Manufacturers and retailers seeking to stay one step ahead in Africa's complex markets need to move beyond 'business as usual' - they simply cannot keep doing the same things and expecting a different result...

Issued by Nielsen 30 Nov 2017

Scopen research ranks Joe Public as top agency for integrated services

Global consulting firm, Scopen has released research that ranks Joe Public as the top agency for integrated services by client opinion...

27 Nov 2017

The new corporate digital reality of Outside Insight

Meltwater's global CEO, Jorn Lyseggen explains the crux of his book on the new digital reality that those who leverage insights from external data or digital breadcrumbs will find themselves at an information advantage over those that don't. Here's why you need to focus on Outside Insight or fall behind...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Nov 2017

My generation failed to create loyalty

It is very obvious that my generation failed dramatically, worldwide. The next generation want change. Mostly simply change away from what my generation achieved...

By Erik Du Plessis 22 Nov 2017

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Six SA judges selected for NYF's grand jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury, which includes six South African judges.

3 days ago

6 tips for effectively managing M&A communications

Recently, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi merged with the First Gulf Bank to create First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest financial institution in the UAE with assets totalling $186bn. This not only represents a significant achievement for all parties involved, but it could also herald further merger and acquisition activity across the UAE - bringing both significant opportunities as well as challenges to the businesses involved.

By Shane Dolan 3 days ago

MediaCom named as victor in global AkzoNobel Decorative Paints account review

Agency adds South Africa, MENA, and Argentina to their roster after competitive pitch

Issued by MediaCom 3 days ago

Seven SA judges selected for 2018 One Show!

The One Club for Creativity has announced the global creative leaders selected to serve as judges for The One Show 2018. Nearly 200 highly qualified creatives representing 34 countries will judge work from around the world.

7 Dec 2017

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