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#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?
#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?

Uganda is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in Africa according to research stats...

By Cobus van Zyl 3 hours ago

I love qualitative research, but I hate focus groups - Here's why
I love qualitative research, but I hate focus groups - Here's why

When we started Columinate, it was with the idea that there ought to be a more effective and efficient way to conduct research, and so we pioneered the use of MROCs (or Market Research Online Communities) locally - a modern way of doing qualitative research...

By Elna Pretorius, Issued by Columinate 1 day ago

Sunday Times Generation Next Youth survey announces celeb finalists
Sunday Times Generation Next Youth survey announces celeb finalists

The top five finalists in the celeb, sports and entertainment categories of the Sunday Times Generation Next survey have been announced...

2 days ago

The most valuable brands in South Africa 2018
The most valuable brands in South Africa 2018

Brand Finance has just launched the results of a report listing South Africa's most valuable brands in 2018...

2 days ago

New Maps research to commence
New Maps research to commence

The new Maps research will commence at the start of July. The research will fill the products and brands research void left by the demise of Amps...

2 days ago

Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscape
Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscape

The South African consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts in the next ten years, not least of which is the maturing of the local market with growth in the Generation X market segment...

3 days ago

Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace
Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace

Giant digital shopping destinations now account for more than 50% of the nearly $500 billion spent by North American consumers online...

3 days ago

Generation Z - Chasing butterflies (Part 2)
Generation Z - Chasing butterflies (Part 2)

In some ways, Gen Z could be compared to a butterfly. Some are in a state of metamorphosis and some are already spreading their wings. On a more profound level, as they not only go through radical transformation but also radically transform the world that they affect... (Part 2)

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg and Tuelo Lechuti 3 days ago

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Generation Z - Chasing butterflies (Part 1)

In some ways, Gen Z could be compared to a butterfly. Some are in a state of metamorphosis and some are already spreading their wings. On a more profound level, as they not only go through radical transformation but also radically transform the world that they affect...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg and Tuelo Lechuti 18 May 2018

AI will transform practice of marketing
AI will transform practice of marketing

AI continues to be the buzzword du jour to describe a host of "intelligent" features aiming to augment the functions performed by marketers in their everyday jobs...

18 May 2018

WhatsApp, the new lens into consumer lives
WhatsApp, the new lens into consumer lives

How do we provide front row seats for clients into consumer lives? Well, WhatsApp is a great way to start...

By Mpho Mpofu 16 May 2018

CMOs struggling to fully optimise routes to revenue
CMOs struggling to fully optimise routes to revenue

Joint study reveals marketers are spending more time in meetings about collaboration than growing relationships with customers looking to more deeply engage with brands...

16 May 2018

Which SA brands won Mother's Day this year?
Which SA brands won Mother's Day this year?

This year a number of brands used Mother's Day as an opportunity to win over the hearts and cash of consumers looks to lavish their mums. But who stood out though?...

15 May 2018

PAMRO launches call for papers
PAMRO launches call for papers

Call for papers for the 19th PAMRO All Africa Media Research conference...

14 May 2018

Mommy's little cyborg: Meet Generation Alpha
Mommy's little cyborg: Meet Generation Alpha

Generation Alpha, made up of children born from 2010 onwards, has already attracted the attention of marketers and start-ups around the world...

By Bronwyn Williams 11 May 2018

The modern-day mom and what brands need to keep in mind
The modern-day mom and what brands need to keep in mind

I've been working on a brand within the Baby Care category for a couple of years now, and I've always thought that I have a good insight into moms and how to be relevant to them...

By Louise Hefer 10 May 2018

National Website Benchmark Survey findings released by Wonderland Collective
National Website Benchmark Survey findings released by Wonderland Collective

Wonderland Collective has released the findings of the annual National Website Benchmark Survey that they have created in order for website owners to be able to compare their website performance and strategy to the industry as a whole...

9 May 2018

Newspapers ABC Q1 2018: Some positives for press
Newspapers ABC Q1 2018: Some positives for press

Despite a decline of 4.4 % on the prior year, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) total newspaper circulation increased by 0.8% on the previous quarter, bucking the prior quarter's trend of overall declines...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

Magazines ABC Q1 2018: A sad affair
Magazines ABC Q1 2018: A sad affair

All magazine categories - Consumer, B2B, Custom and Free Magazines declined on the prior year. All the categories also declined on the prior quarter, except for Free Magazines which remained static...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

The pains and pleasures of creating your own digital research panel/community
The pains and pleasures of creating your own digital research panel/community

A digital research panel (or research community) affords you access to a greater number and a wider variety of respondents, eager to answer your organisation's burning questions...

Issued by Columinate 3 May 2018

Airbnb global study reveals millennials as predominant travel consumers by 2025
Airbnb global study reveals millennials as predominant travel consumers by 2025

The study outlines a number of key findings and trends among millennials who demand more adventurous travel experiences...

3 May 2018

Linear broadcasting's share of screen time shrinks as SA tunes into free and paid digital video
Linear broadcasting's share of screen time shrinks as SA tunes into free and paid digital video

GfK has launched its annual ViewScape study in Africa, showing how the rise of digital platforms is transforming consumers' viewing habits...

Issued by GfK South Africa 3 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth represent hope for the future
#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth represent hope for the future

A new generation is emerging across Africa who have never known life without the internet or social media. How will their consumer behaviour and spending patterns shape business and society in the future...?

By Louise Marsland 2 May 2018

Chief marketers believe their jobs are at risk if customer experience strategies fail
Chief marketers believe their jobs are at risk if customer experience strategies fail

76% of CMOs believe their jobs are on the line if customer engagement doesn't satisfy digitally demanding consumers; only 10% can measure financial impact...

2 May 2018

Stephen Woodford, chief executive at the Advertising Association.
UK adspend hits record £22.2bn in 2017

UK advertising expenditure recorded its eighth consecutive year of market growth in 2017 which, puts the industry on course for a decade of continuous expansion...

26 Apr 2018

Meltwater acquires leading social analytics company Sysomos
Meltwater acquires leading social analytics company Sysomos

The acquisition expands Meltwater's ability to incorporate online news and data with social media analytics in one robust platform...

Issued by Meltwater 26 Apr 2018

Marketing leaders say level of media spend will be linked to reporting accuracy
Marketing leaders say level of media spend will be linked to reporting accuracy

CMO Council Member Study reveals many will boost spend in online video advertising and voice willingness to pay premiums for guaranteed views and deep customer insights...

26 Apr 2018

Call for applications: Google Deep Learning Indaba
Call for applications: Google Deep Learning Indaba

Applications are now open for the second Deep Learning Indaba which aims to strengthen the foundations of African machine learning and to increase the participation of African researchers in the field...

26 Apr 2018

'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor
'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor

Euromonitor International has just released a Shifting Market Frontiers Megatrend forecast in which it pegs 'Africa Rising' as a megatrend...

By Louise Marsland 24 Apr 2018

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