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[Trends 2015] The year of transformation
[Trends 2015] The year of transformation

The pressure is on the local advertising industry in 2015 with the implementation of the new Triple BEE codes, warns Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa...

By Abey Mokgwatsane 20 Jan 2015 08:20

[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

Mike Sharman
[Trends 2015] Online influencers are the billboards of 2015

Influencer marketing, Africa and reaching the Millennials in the hidden, dark spaces they inhabit online, means brands need to enhance their cult status to win over Generation Z.

By Mike Sharman 19 Jan 2015 09:24

[Trends 2015] Your 2015: The consumer, content and collaboration
[Trends 2015] Your 2015: The consumer, content and collaboration

It's all about me, you and what we want. Now. No waiting around. This is the year the consumer and content will dominate and brands learn the meaning of true collaboration...

By Louise Marsland 16 Jan 2015 15:05

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation
Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation

With no signs of slowing down, retail developments continue to shape the skylines of most sub-Saharan African cities with an influx of international retailers wanting to take advantage of the African consumer story...

23 Oct 2014 08:04

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 94: The future state of retail with Mike Saunders
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 94: The future state of retail with Mike Saunders

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 19 June from 9am-10am as we chat to Mike Saunders, CEO of Digitlab. [twitterfall]

18 Jun 2014 11:32

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 87: How mobile technology can boost sales for retailers
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 87: How mobile technology can boost sales for retailers

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 24 April from 9am-10am as we chat to Pete Case from GLOO and Duncan Wares from Hg80. [twitterfall]

23 Apr 2014 10:28

[2014 trends] Fashionably late
[2014 trends] Fashionably late

The most recent International Monetary Fund regional economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa projects an accelerated GDP growth of 6% in 2014 from around 5% in 2013.

By Nick Schilperoort 7 Feb 2014 08:28

[2014 trends] The cash-strapped consumer
[2014 trends] The cash-strapped consumer

I believe this will be one of the biggest trends to shape the marketing landscape in 2014...

By Mike Taberner 3 Feb 2014 06:27

[2014 trends] Mall and retail trends for 2014
[2014 trends] Mall and retail trends for 2014

I think that overall it's going to be a tough year for retailers, but those that truly embrace technology, focus on staff, their knowledge and deliver an authentic, world class experience could edge ahead of competitors.

By Doug Mayne 22 Jan 2014 06:22

[2014 trends] Waka waka (this time for Africa)
[2014 trends] Waka waka (this time for Africa)

It wasn't too long ago that Shakira was singing to thousands at the FNB Stadium for the 2010 Soccer World Cup: "Waka waka (this time for Africa). Your time to shine. Don't wait in line. Y vamos por todo."

By Gisèle Wertheim Aymés 15 Jan 2014 07:09

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