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#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 1 day ago

Marketers to take digital in-house at unprecedented rate

Johanna McDowell writes that in 2018 more and more marketers will handle more and more digital marketing in-house...

By Johanna McDowell 1 day ago

Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas

Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa, in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025...

By Ben Leo 3 days ago

UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation

The Retail Loyalty Programmes in the UK 2018 survey has found that UK retail loyalty programme operators are struggling to bring fresh ideas to the programme benefit mix...

3 days ago

H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings

With economic conditions in South Africa likely to remain weak, the apparel retail industry growth forecast for 2018 is muted...

19 Feb 2018

How well is SA's vitamins and supplements market?

Stimulated by an ageing global population and increased focus on health, wellness and preventative healthcare, there has been significant growth in the vitamins and dietary supplements market...

Issued by Insight Survey 19 Feb 2018

The decline of the Zuma years

The perceptions of South Africans over the Zuma years show a clear trend of declining optimism and dwindling appreciation of the work undertaken by government in different areas of delivery...

Issued by Ipsos 16 Feb 2018

PRC releases Pams that measures reading across multiple platforms

The PRC (Publisher Research Council) has released the first Pams (Publisher Audience Measure Survey) results that measure reading across multiple platforms...

15 Feb 2018

Pams: Fusing the future

While the first Publisher Audience Measure Survey (Pams) has been released by the Publisher Research Council, the data is still being validated and will not be available until it is checked...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Feb 2018

The Greenhouse

To truly gain insights from consumers, it is vitally important that we meet them and interact with them in the most natural, human way. We developed the IGI Greenhouse platform to do just that...

Issued by IGI 15 Feb 2018

Magazines ABC Q4 2017: Customs the biggest loser

Significant declines in Custom magazines and to a lesser extent in Consumer publications saw the overall decline in magazines edge to just over eight percent (8.1%) over Q3 and a 16.6% decline over the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2018

Newspapers ABC Q4 2017: Losses across the board

In the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) 4th quarter 2017 release, Press saw a 2.1% decline over Q3, and 5.1% decline over the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2018

Brand Council presents Brand Barometer Survey results

Brand Council South Africa (BCSA) presented the annual Brand Barometer Survey results from 2017, providing all who attended the event with sobering truths about the state of our industry...

14 Feb 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The secret language of doors

To understand something about living in Malta, you need a little architectural history. Actually you need a lot of architectural history, but I'll go gently...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 11 hours ago

Package and Product Design grand jury announced for NYF Advertising Awards

The members of the 2018 Package and Product Design Live Session grand jury has been announced by the New York Festivals (NYF) International Advertising Awards.

13 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product.

By Jessica Tennant 13 hours ago

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 3 days ago

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