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Episode 101: Groupon SA’s new CEO and The Digital Edge Live event.

Date: 15 Aug 2014
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Episode 100: Our 100th episode with Helen Zille, TEDx Cape Town

Date: 7 Aug 2014
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Episode 99: Best Marketing International and a jam packed show

Date: 25 Jul 2014
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Genesis Data Services new name for Plum Solutions
Genesis Data Services new name for Plum Solutions

Plum Solutions has been rebranded as Genesis Data Services, following its acquisition by the Genesis Capital Group, an investment company. The company will continue to deliver profiled data, with...

19 Aug 2014 09:23

Drinkers cannot discern between major beer brands
Drinkers cannot discern between major beer brands

Beer drinkers cannot tell the difference between the major brands of lager, blind tasting carried out by academics has shown...

18 Aug 2014 11:01

New brand identity to be revealed at Exclusive Books' Rosebank opening
New brand identity to be revealed at Exclusive Books' Rosebank opening

A consortium led by Global Capital, in partnership with Benjamin Trisk, Mark Barnes and Simon Sussman, has acquired Exclusive Books and the brand's new identity, designed by Switch, will be on display...

18 Aug 2014 09:55

Amplifying social media for brands
Amplifying social media for brands

Social media amplifies the conversation and feelings around any subject, be it personal or a brand. Think of the collective sadness felt the world over when Robin Williams died...

By Louise Marsland 15 Aug 2014 06:00

Bull Brand refreshes packaging
Bull Brand refreshes packaging

As part of its brand reinvigoration plans, Bull Brand has refreshed the packaging of its corned meat product range. Founded in 1957, it was acquired last year by South African-based...

13 Aug 2014 10:23

BizTakeouts has a blast: Celebrates 100th show
BizTakeouts has a blast: Celebrates 100th show

BizTakeouts, the audio version of Bizcommunity.com's Marketing & Media news website, came of age last Thursday, 7 August 2014, as the company celebrated its 100th show...

11 Aug 2014 12:04

New Levi's campaign inspired by consumers
New Levi's campaign inspired by consumers

Inspired by the millions of stories consumers tell about the things they do in their Levi's, the company has announced its new global brand campaign, 'Live in Levi's'... (video)

11 Aug 2014 07:51

New look for SABC3
New look for SABC3

As part of its brand re-imaging, SABC3 has revealed its new on-air look, with a new signature logo as a central element complemented by the new payoff line...

11 Aug 2014 07:43

Digitally printed plastic table cloths - Right Stuff
Digitally printed plastic table cloths

Never underestimate the importance of branding accessories (event extras) to complement your exhibition stand...

Issued by Right Stuff 8 Aug 2014 11:15

Top employers to speed-date with Nigerian, Kenyan talent
Top employers to speed-date with Nigerian, Kenyan talent

Homecoming Revolution will host a range of Pan-African employers at the first-ever Talent Speed-Date event to be held on the 22 August 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.

8 Aug 2014 10:42

Pure Creative designated brand design agency for Mercedes-Benz African Fashion Week Cape Town
Pure Creative designated brand design agency for Mercedes-Benz African Fashion Week Cape Town

Premier boutique design, branding and publishing agency, Pure Creative, was proudly appointed to be the brand design agency for the recent 2014 Mercedes-Benz African Fashion Week in Cape Town...

Issued by Pure Creative 6 Aug 2014 12:15

Douglas Kruger
When everyone's selling the same thing, the difference is in the dean

Knowledge alone is insufficient to create an industry leader; be it an individual or a brand. One has to add two more ingredients to the mix before industry leadership may be achieved...

By Douglas Kruger 6 Aug 2014 06:28

Promise triples up office space - Promise Brand Specialists
Promise triples up office space

After many years of faithful service by The Workshop in Parktown North, it was time to acknowledge a shortage of meeting rooms, kitchen space and loos for the growing Promise team...

Issued by Promise Brand Specialists 5 Aug 2014 11:31

The Creativity Q&A: Rod Baker chats to PJ Pereira
The Creativity Q&A: Rod Baker chats to PJ Pereira

What makes award-winning work? How do you inspire creativity in others? In an exclusive series Bizcommunity.com interviewed seven creative leaders from around the world....

Issued by The Loeries 4 Aug 2014 12:50

Misbehaving brand ambassadors can hurt your brand
Misbehaving brand ambassadors can hurt your brand

The sports celebrity a company sponsors becomes 'the face' of that company, which is fine - until that celebrity gets into the news for all the wrong reasons.

By Kaajal Nagindas 4 Aug 2014 05:03

Kat Scholtz
Content marketing for boring brands

If you think your brand is boring, look again. Not only are there many options for connecting with your customers, but it's important not to get caught up in the idea that content marketing only consists of a grand video series...

By Kat Scholtz 1 Aug 2014 13:53

Miller Matola
Commercial brands with strong reputations support a positive nation brand

In reflecting on the value of strong commercial brands to a country's nation brand, I stumbled upon the following definition of national competitiveness...

By Miller Matola 1 Aug 2014 10:35

Brand monogamy is a myth. Here's why
Brand monogamy is a myth. Here's why

The idea that most people are exclusively loyal to brands needs some re-evaluation. The picture of fanatically loyal consumers doing anything for their brand of choice has become particularly...

By Tim Allemann 1 Aug 2014 05:32

Mobile app helps brands 'see' inside their markets
Mobile app helps brands 'see' inside their markets

Mobile research technology, ovatoyou, has launched a new app that invites consumers to share their thinking, or images of their surroundings from the palm of their hand...

31 Jul 2014 09:14

Danette Breitenbach
Ask Afrika's ICON brand winner: What it takes to stay on top

The winners of the Ask Africa ICON Brand Survey were announced recently. All Gold Tomato Sauce took top spot for the second year running. I spoke to the winner...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Jul 2014 08:15

Is your brand socially awkward? - Gullan&Gullan
Is your brand socially awkward?

At the social media party, is your brand engaging in sparkling conversation or just muttering random facts to itself in the corner? Figure out where your brand fits in..

Issued by Gullan&Gullan 29 Jul 2014 13:37

Donna Rachelson
Stop damaging your personal brand!

You have a personal brand, whether you think about it or not. Your personal brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room. It's how your...

By Donna Rachelson, Issued by Branding and Marketing YOU 29 Jul 2014 12:08

Rising middle class offers marketing opportunities
Rising middle class offers marketing opportunities

The middle-class or middle market in South Africa of LSM 4-7 offers the perceptive marketer a wealth of opportunity, as this class begins to grow in disposable income...

29 Jul 2014 08:34

New Drive Dry campaign launches at social drinking hot spots
New Drive Dry campaign launches at social drinking hot spots

The latest Drive Dry campaign, 'Go Places with Drive Dry' launched this past weekend, targeting South Africa's social drinking hot spots over the next month...

28 Jul 2014 13:02

Creative Circle results for June 2014
Creative Circle results for June 2014

The Creative Circle Ad of the Month results for June 2014 have been announced.

28 Jul 2014 10:47

Jane Stevenson
Culture captains

There is always an interesting debate around organisational culture and what is its true value. This is indeed more prevalent when times are tough and focus is on financial pressures...

By Jane Stevenson 28 Jul 2014 06:35

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding chatted to Hando SiniSalu, Craig Shelley, Trevyn McGowan and Kirsty Henderson. [twitterfall]

25 Jul 2014 13:03

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University hosts Loeries Exhibition
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University hosts Loeries Exhibition

The free travelling Loeries Exhibition will arrive at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, from 4-8 August...

25 Jul 2014 08:15

Sunday Times Top Brands conference, survey in August
Sunday Times Top Brands conference, survey in August

The results of the 16th annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey will be released at a breakfast hosted by Marc Lottering...

25 Jul 2014 08:09

Fifty most valuable South African brands led by MTN
Fifty most valuable South African brands led by MTN

Brand Finance has released the 2014 annual report on South Africa's 50 most valuable brands, with MTN leading the way...

24 Jul 2014 07:24

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