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Search is on for SA's best shisanyama
Search is on for SA's best shisanyama

Windhoek Beer has launched a search for the country's best shisanyama...

15 hours ago

Experiential retail - a new way to shop
Experiential retail - a new way to shop

With the rise of e-commerce and demise of physical brick-and-mortar retail, consumers are continually hungry for experiences that engage and excite them...

By Jordan Major 19 Oct 2017

Ninety9cents awarded Spur Steak Ranches
Ninety9cents awarded Spur Steak Ranches

Ninety9cents (99c) has been appointed lead creative and digital agency for Spur Steak Ranches after a four-way pitch...

Issued by Ninety9cents 18 Oct 2017

SA's digital coupon uptake - SnapnSave reports R40m in sales for brand partners
SA's digital coupon uptake - SnapnSave reports R40m in sales for brand partners

South African cashback coupon app, SnapnSave, has reported over R40m in retail sales, 50 million impressions and 7 million engagements for its brand partners...

17 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Being the man in the supermarket
Being the man in the supermarket

Is it enough when consumers merely know about your product or its benefits?

By Senzo Xulu 16 Oct 2017

Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty
Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty

Clicks Clubcard has moved into the top spot as South Africa's most used loyalty programme at 67%, just beating last year's loyalty leader, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper...

13 Oct 2017

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted...

12 Oct 2017

Erica Elk, executive director of the CDI.
The CDI announce name change, launch Design Directory and release results of CDI design retail survey

The CDI announces its new name, the Craft and Design Institute; the launch of SA's first craft and design directory; and the results of a survey undertaken by the CDI on the value of design retail in Cape Town...

12 Oct 2017

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers
Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

A new report reveals discrepancies in how manufacturers and retailers view and approach post-purchase revenue, profit and relationship-building opportunities in the aftermarket service sector...

12 Oct 2017

The binary art of digital retail sales
The binary art of digital retail sales

We often mention that we live in the digital age, where information flows at faster speeds, is more complex and is more accessible...

By Yudhvir Seetharam 11 Oct 2017

How to enhance brand loyalty
How to enhance brand loyalty

Innovative use of packaging and on-pack labelling is a key asset for building unwavering consumer loyalty for brands...

Issued by Pyrotec 11 Oct 2017

Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation
Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation

The recent social media storm over Dove's latest advertising campaign bears testimony to the increasing power of social media platforms and how brands are being held accountable for their every move...

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2017

‘White like me' advert grounds Dove
‘White like me' advert grounds Dove

Body wash advertisement is a complete wash-out, but brand specialist says apologetic company is likely to survive unscathed amid calls to boycott the product...

By Jeremy Maggs 10 Oct 2017

Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept
Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017

Trevor Hardy
Could frictionless commerce take away from the shopping experience?

The reduction of friction in transactions may appear to be adding value, but it could be taking away from the shopping experience, says The Future Laboratory's Trevor Hardy, who's seeing a move towards the reduction of human interaction, from self-service to fridges that buy your groceries for you...

9 Oct 2017

#MyStoryMyStyle: Canal Walk shines a light on local, authentic brand heroes
#MyStoryMyStyle: Canal Walk shines a light on local, authentic brand heroes

Instead of being faced with a lineup of fashion models, shoppers will be spotting some of their favourite familiar faces on marketing material around Canal Walk...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Oct 2017

A model walks the runway during the St. Sava Fundraising Fashion Show at Domenico Vacca Club New York on April 24, 2017 in New York City. Photo:
Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

Redi's book on Khwezi racks up super sales
Redi's book on Khwezi racks up super sales

Former talk show host Redi Tlhabi's book, Khwezi: The Remarkable Story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, an account of the life of President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser, has been an instant hit...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan and Ernest Mabuza 29 Sep 2017

Leveraging digital technology for a seamless, 360-degree customer journey
Leveraging digital technology for a seamless, 360-degree customer journey

The retail shopping experience is no longer a linear one, where a person simply enters a store, makes a purchase and leaves...

By Lindy Lee 29 Sep 2017

Overall Top Brand Grand Prix - Business - Vodacom (Lana Strydom and Zinhle Modiselle) with Bongani Siqoko, editor of Sunday Times.
Sunday Times Top Brands Awards: Be outstanding

It was all about being the best of best at this year's Sunday Times Top Brands Awards and this year the best of the best was Vodacom...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Sep 2017

All the 2017 Sunday Times Top Brands winners. Image supplied.
Winners of 2017 Sunday Times Top Brands survey announced

The results of the annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey were announced at an awards ceremony hosted at The Empire venue in Parktown, Johannesburg last night (Wednesday, 27 September)...

28 Sep 2017

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#NewCampaign: Castle Lager celebrates local farmers and ingredients with Homegrown campaign

Castle Lager's Homegrown campaign is geared to paying homage to the beer's locally-produced ingredients as well as farmers who make it possible for Castle Lager to be brewed...

27 Sep 2017

QNET Board Adviser, David Sharma; Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Children and Elderly, Hamisi Kigwangalla; Permanent Secretary for Trade, Industry and Investment Adelhelm Meru and QNet Country Representative for Tanzania Benjamin Mariki cut the ribbon during the opening of QNet agent office in Tanzania.
QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry...

22 Sep 2017

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2017

Consumers can pick new Liqui-Fruit campaign's theme song
Consumers can pick new Liqui-Fruit campaign's theme song

Two local emerging bands have produced songs that encompasses what it means to Feel Fully Alive, as part of Liqui-Fruit's new campaign...

21 Sep 2017

Selena Gomez partners with Puma
Selena Gomez partners with Puma

Singer, actress and producer Selena Gomez has signed a long-term partnership with global sports brand Puma to work with the brand to design product and create marketing campaigns...

20 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards
#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards

On the second day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, the 2017 Footprint Marketing Awards winners were announced...

20 Sep 2017

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