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Episode 192: Zero Negative Energy launch with Adidas.

Date: 20 Oct 2016
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Cyber Monday fails to generate excitement, as Black Friday soars

Despite efforts by retailers to keep the momentum going past the weekend, Cyber Monday fell flat, says CEO of online marketing agency 25AM, Andre Steenekamp...

30 Nov 2016

#BlackFriday sparks social conversations

With South African consumers hyped for #BlackFriday, local e-commerce players and traditional retailers are set to reap the rewards of the global Black Friday sales craze...

25 Nov 2016

'Yule' struggle without solid Christmas sales

Mid-year seems a little early for Christmas planning, but retailers hoping to put the ho-ho-ho back into yuletide sales are well advised to start early...

By Aki Kalliatakis 25 Nov 2016

Why is Friday black after giving thanks?

South Africa and Africa have so many special cultural and commemorative days, so where does 'Black Friday' come from - the African continent?..

By Teresa Jenkins, Issued by Litha Communications 25 Nov 2016

Ted Baker's spy thriller ad hints at next-level retail marketing

Executive-produced by Guy Ritchie of British crime thriller Layer Cake fame, British retailer Ted Baker's shoppable film is a riveting game-changer for those in the realm of e-tail...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 21 Nov 2016

Five steps to an effective omnichannel marketing effort

One trap that many traditional businesses fall into when figuring out their online presence is failing to optimise their customer experience for both online and offline channels...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Nov 2016

How Ackermans' latest TVCs celebrate a centenary of customer connection

Agency 99C used real-life Ackermans' customers' views on their relationship to the retail brand over the past 100 years. Here's why the emotive angle works...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Nov 2016

Deals predictions, stores to watch and business case for SA retailers who adopt US Black Friday

The annual retail price slashing marathon and shopping bonanza - Black Friday - falls on Friday, 25 November this year. Just like in 2014 and 2015, queues are expected to start gathering before store opening times in almost all retail stores...

By Bandile Ndzishe 9 Nov 2016

Stage Audio Works selects EpiserverCommerce to launch new retail brand

Bluegrass Digital has recently been selected to design and develop a new e-commerce website for the retail brand, MiTech Direct, a leader in professional music, audio, broadcasting, lighting and consumer electronic equipment...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 8 Nov 2016

Despite digital convenience, customers want personal contact

Verint Systems has published a report on a large-scale study of more than 24,000 consumers in 12 countries, including South Africa, that indicates that despite the rise in digital customer service channels and options..

28 Oct 2016

Updates on Pick n Pay Stores, Naspers and more - Win a R20,000 trading account with Sharebox

Sharebox provides a short summary and update on this week's latest JSE-listed results...

Issued by Analytix BI 21 Oct 2016

#BeyondRetail2016: Readying for retail saturation or a complete revolution?

E-commerce is set for more uptake, but traditional retailers need not worry about a loss of overall sales as a result. Here's how they can avoid extinction by keeping ahead of retail trends...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Oct 2016

#BeyondRetail2016: Prepare for self-service and personalised promotions

Two retailers delighted attendees at this year's Beyond Retail event by speaking of what may sound like futuristic plans but in reality is already on offer locally - the self-service checkout and the true power of private label products...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Oct 2016

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