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What Wi-Fi-as-a-service means for fast food, retail sectors
What Wi-Fi-as-a-service means for fast food, retail sectors

Wi-Fi is no longer just a conduit to connect to the internet. If used properly, it is a connection to the world and all of the opportunities it holds...

10 hours ago

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Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the 1.0-billion-euro barrier and upping its forecasts for the year...

1 day ago

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Slave Route Challenge 2017 hydrated by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages

Runners and walkers in the 2017 Slave Route Challenge will be hydrated along the half marathon, 10km and 5km routes by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB)...

1 day ago

Leonardo Paez and Max Knox, sponsored by Kansai Plascon, finished fourth in the Cape Epic.
Repainting the local sponsorship picture with Kansai Plascon

Kansai Plascon, better known as Plascon to most, sponsored a duo for the Absa Cape Epic. Their corporate and digital communication specialist Zurita Moore explains why and how this ties into the brand's new positioning: ‘designed for life'...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Pick n Pay's Super Animals
Pick n Pay Super Animals return with South African slant

Pick n Pay launches a new Super Animals collection focused specifically on South African animals...

2 days ago

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Five reasons why a professional business sign makes bottom-line sense

A professional business sign can either be and asset, making you stand out in a competitive marketplace or a liability...

By Chans Weber 3 days ago

South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends
South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends

The SACSC set a date for its Annual Research Conference aiming to keep delegates up to date with new consumer behaviour and shopping patterns...

3 days ago

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Manufacturers expected to be more proactive in protecting consumers from economic crunch

Consumers demand economic protection from manufacturers, according to BMI Research...

20 Apr 2017

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Starbucks turns one in South Africa, opens fourth shop

As Starbucks turns one in South Africa, it opened its fourth store in Menlyn Park, Pretoria, on 19 April 2017...

20 Apr 2017

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Woolworths tops 2016 Customer Satisfaction Index with most satisfied customers

South African Customer Satisfaction Index puts Woolworths at top...

20 Apr 2017

Molefi Moloantoa, CEO of Primedia Unlimited Malls.
Primedia Unlimited Malls rebrand, restructure

Primedia Unlimited Malls (PUM) will undergo a year-long rebranding project in response to changing markets, ensuring it still delivers on value through its ability to optimise how brands engage with shoppers.

13 Apr 2017

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Russian Bear #IAMNEXT campaign reaches 2m South Africans

Russian Bear Vodka reached over two million fans in its #IAMNEXT campaign, which exceeded its initial target of 360,000 people on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...

13 Apr 2017

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign
Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild...

13 Apr 2017

Revlon names MediaCom SA as digital and social media agency
Revlon names MediaCom SA as digital and social media agency

Revlon has appointed MediaCom as its digital agency in South Africa. MediaCom has been steadily gaining ground with its revolutionary content and digital service offering, called MediaCom Beyond Advertising...

Issued by MediaCom 12 Apr 2017

Victoria Beckham's line is seen for sale at Target on April 10, 2017 in New York.
Posh on a budget: Victoria Beckham teams up with Target

NEW YORK - The Victoria Beckham clothing range for Target is flying off the shelves, the latest high-fashion, high-street collaboration seeking to widen market appeal - even if not everyone is impressed...

11 Apr 2017

Today, gatekeepers make the worst brand builders
Today, gatekeepers make the worst brand builders

One of the many benefits of working for an advertising agency is that I get to experience working with numerous and diverse businesses. During my interactions one thing is very clear - to create consistency in the mind of the consumer, one needs a single, definable brand expression...

By Mike Jones 10 Apr 2017

Smart Shopper card - junk status?
Smart Shopper card - junk status?

I have long been an advocate of Pick n Pay, admiring and talking up how much they do to both attract and retain customers with their Smart Shopper loyalty programme and their various promotions to create sticky customers. That was until...

By Clive Evans 10 Apr 2017

Why the exhibition industry ISN'T dying - and never will!
Why the exhibition industry ISN'T dying - and never will!

Justin Hawes, MD of exhibition, events and retail display company, Scan Display...

By Justin Hawes 7 Apr 2017

Mall Indaba supports shopping centre managers with latest challenges
Mall Indaba supports shopping centre managers with latest challenges

The Mall Indaba being held in Sandton on 14 and 15 June will focus on various aspects of mall management and mall marketing and offer its delegates expert advice and guidance from more than 12 industry leaders...

Issued by CADEK Media 7 Apr 2017

Adidas celebrates born-free generation for EQT relaunch
Adidas celebrates born-free generation for EQT relaunch

Adidas celebrated the relaunch of the EQT brand, which began in the 90s in Berlin, by sending out an open invitation to South Africans...

7 Apr 2017

Billionaire Warren Buffet becomes face of Coke in China
Billionaire Warren Buffet becomes face of Coke in China

The likeness of billionaire Warren Buffett is gracing Cherry Coke cans in China, where the company's largest investor enjoys a legendary reputation...

6 Apr 2017

Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA
Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA

McDonald's South Africa serves over a million breakfasts every month, meaning that its recent National Breakfast Day promotion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Apr 2017

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eBay founder pledges US$100m for global journalism

WASHINGTON - eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's philanthropic foundation pledged Wednesday to donate $100 million over three years to support "independent media and investigative journalism" worldwide, while tackling "misinformation and hate speech"...

6 Apr 2017

Frankies retro van takes to Gauteng streets
Frankies retro van takes to Gauteng streets

Frankies, producers of a traditional range of soft drinks and ice-lolly flavours, has launched its new retro van on the streets of Gauteng...

5 Apr 2017

12 tips to create solid support for franchise networks
12 tips to create solid support for franchise networks

By incorporating an efficient franchisee support structure in your network, you will ensure that franchisees are more motivated...

By Sasha-Lee de Bod 5 Apr 2017

Levi's returns to 60s feel with remastered Orange Tab Collection
Levi's returns to 60s feel with remastered Orange Tab Collection

Embracing the 60s and reinterpreting it for the youth of today, Levi's South Africa chose Sydney Davy and William Kuna as the fresh, local faces...

4 Apr 2017

Leveraging the rise of voice search
Leveraging the rise of voice search

There is a large amount of current data and predictions on how voice search is on the rise. Now, 40% of US adults are searching by voice at least once a day...

By Tich Savanhu 4 Apr 2017

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Pick n Pay slashes Smart Shopper rewards

Pick n Pay has announced steep cuts to it popular Smart Shopper rewards programme, halving the value of the cash rewards...

4 Apr 2017

McDonald's SA celebrates National Breakfast Day with customers
McDonald's SA celebrates National Breakfast Day with customers

McDonald's SA is once again celebrating National Breakfast Day and sharing ‘Little Moments of Lovin' with customers by offering its iconic Egg McMuffin and a small filter coffee for only R10 on 4 April...

Issued by Pacinamix 4 Apr 2017

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