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Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa

Expanding into Africa, Vuma Reputation Management has signed memorandums of understanding (MOU) with four African communications agencies...

1 day ago

How to ensure authenticity in the online/social space

In the age of social media, how can brands land marketing messages in an authentic, believable way? The answer lies in using the right kind of people...

Issued by IGI 1 day ago

Liqueur label cuts famous flapping ears

If you notice something different about your Amarula that's for good reason - as Africa's elephants continue to be slaughtered en masse, the liqueur has removed the elephant from its logo...

By Jeff Wicks 2 days ago

What is the purpose of a brand in the digital age?

Consumers are increasingly putting business ethics at the top of their list of considerations when spending their money, which means brands need to work harder to convince consumers that they are worthy...

By Adam Howatson 11 Aug 2017

How to handle an employee that doesn't fit the brand

When all your employees “fit” with the brand, sharing the same values and following the same code of conduct, everything runs smoothly - so what happens when someone doesn't fit the brand?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Aug 2017

Gender intelligent design: What brands, product designers and customer services need to know

Women are from Venus and men are from Mars, or so say the tired tropes. Yet, at a time where gender roles are in flux, brands should be designing to gender differences...

Issued by Kantar TNS 8 Aug 2017

Is it time for your brand to evolve?

All brands eventually need to evolve as the world changes, but to different degrees and at different paces. How do you know your brand is ready?

By Jessica Edgson 3 Aug 2017

Nandi Madida is the new face of Lux

Musician, actor and TV personality Nandi Madida is the new face of Lux...

3 Aug 2017

Marriott's new super sales and marketing leadership team for Middle East and Africa

On the heels of the successful mega merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Marriott has announced a new Brand, Marketing, Sales and Consumer Services (BMSC) Leadership Team...

31 Jul 2017

Five rookie marketing mistakes that could impact your brand's credibility

In 2017 your brand cannot afford to lose credibility because of rookie marketing mistakes. Whether you're a small business or global corporate, online best practice is a non-negotiable.

By Shae Leigh 28 Jul 2017

South African brands overcome unstable conditions, growing 3%

The latest Brand Finance Africa top 50 valuable brands in SA have been announced, indicating that despite the recession, political instability and a higher unemployment rate, the total value of brands has increased 3% year-on-year...

28 Jul 2017

City brands as building blocks of the nation brand

Cities have become an integral pillar in building strong competitive nation brands because a nation is, after all, a collection of cities - or city brands...

By Manusha Pillai 27 Jul 2017

How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news

How to manage reputation damage in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 25 Jul 2017

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Women in Marketing Awards open to South African candidates

South African women in marketing can enter the international Women in Marketing Awards, which has identified a global need to celebrate women in marketing, advertising and communications. Deadline for award entry submissions is midnight Monday, 18 September 2017.

16 hours ago

The final frontier of the independent agency

The success of South African agencies in Cannes recently is a reflection of the big talent in the country. Taking this talent and the size of the agencies into account and adding the knowledge and professionalism of South African agencies, it would be logical for the country to be a hub for the rest of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Boost your brand through rapid response

How quickly and effectively marketers respond and adapt to ongoing consumer feedback is the new determinant of brand performance according to a new survey report, released by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council.

2 days ago

The many hats of the successful inventor

The basis of many a great business is a great invention. New product ideas are fairly easy to conceive, but it takes something else to bring it to market. That's why it's so hard to be a successful inventor. It's not just one job.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix.

11 Aug 2017

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