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Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Gordon Barker
Retail sales video marketing creates incredible opportunities

As video evolves, there are incredible opportunities in leveraging that content as a communications tool to help guide the customer or buyer's journey through the entire business life-cycle...

By Gordon Barker 27 Feb 2015 15:30

E-commerce - a way to share the market while protecting market share
E-commerce - a way to share the market while protecting market share

African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, which include querying prices of goods, and researching where one can purchase products or services...

27 Feb 2015 11:12

Six steps to enhance your customer loyalty programmes
Six steps to enhance your customer loyalty programmes

There's no denying the value offered by customer loyalty programmes, but what does it take to get it right? Lauren Barbour, lead consultant for customer strategy at Principa, explains...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2015 08:00

Is South Africa ready for B2B e-commerce? - Digital Planet
Is South Africa ready for B2B e-commerce?

E-commerce in South Africa is still in its infancy compared to the rest of the world, especially when it comes to B2B e-commerce...

By Neil Watson, Issued by Digital Planet 25 Feb 2015 09:14

Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands
Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands

The advances in technology, economic pressures and shifting cultural norms have resulted in consumers looking for cheaper goods and more convenient ways of accessing them...

25 Feb 2015 07:59

We welcome the Facebook global team to Retail World Africa 2015 - Retail World
We welcome the Facebook global team to Retail World Africa 2015

Nicolas Franchet, Head of Retail and E-commerce at Facebook, has been confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at Retail World Africa 2015...

Issued by Retail World 23 Feb 2015 11:53

Consumer protection - The future of mobile prize promotions - Mobile Marketing Association
Consumer protection - The future of mobile prize promotions

Brand fails seem almost "old school" in 2015 as consumers are savvier and brands and agencies pay more attention to getting it right the first time around...

By Alan Haarhoff, Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 20 Feb 2015 10:22

Join the Oakley's "One Obsession" campaign
Join the Oakley's "One Obsession" campaign

Launched on 17 February and running throughout the year, Oakley's One Obsession campaign invites people to live out their passions...

19 Feb 2015 14:24

ACDOCOSA appoints Saul Rivkind as new National Customer Head - ACDOCOSA
ACDOCOSA appoints Saul Rivkind as new National Customer Head

Saul Rivkind has been appointed as the National Customer & Category Development Head for ACDOCOSA, the first shopper-centric Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brand-custodian distributor on the African continent...

Issued by ACDOCOSA 19 Feb 2015 12:59

'Random Reality' reveals consumers' physical path to purchase still includes print
'Random Reality' reveals consumers' physical path to purchase still includes print

The latest qualitative advertising research study from TNS, released by NAB, indicates that local print inserts still win in a growing digital world (video)...

17 Feb 2015 11:59

World-class furniture and décor store Weylandts is hiring - Do you have what it takes?
World-class furniture and décor store Weylandts is hiring - Do you have what it takes?

Weylandts is searching for truly unique sales consultants - individuals who have a keen eye for design, are self-motivated, and passionate about contemporary furniture and décor...

Issued by Weylandts Home 16 Feb 2015 13:17

The packaging problem
The packaging problem

It's pretty difficult to read my pieces and not notice that I'm an activist at heart... I was born a rebel without a cause actually, and have simply found causes to champion along the way...

By Chemory Gunko 12 Feb 2015 07:06

Dressed for success
Dressed for success

With the festive season having come and gone, many manufacturers, retailers and young entrepreneurs are still probably pondering how they could have sold more of their goods to the savvy Christmas-consumer...

By Paul Muscat and Dean Bellingan 10 Feb 2015 09:13

Doug Mayne
[Trends 2015] It's not all about the money

Malls are crazy places where anything can happen. Most importantly, the bulk of this country's retail spending takes place in this environment...

By Doug Mayne 6 Feb 2015 08:54

The Gunn Report 2014 unveiled
The Gunn Report 2014 unveiled

LONDON, UK: The Gunn Report, the global index for creative excellence in advertising, has released its 2014 Report, encapsulating the overall performance of the world of advertising in the year January to December 2014...

5 Feb 2015 07:08

Fishwicks growing in Cape Town
Fishwicks growing in Cape Town

Over the past couple of years Fishwicks has been readily supplying retail marketing solutions to clients in Cape Town, with the likes of Pioneer Foods and Pick n Pay already managed locally...

Issued by BrandLife 2 Feb 2015 15:09

A new GL events Oasys - GL events Oasys
A new GL events Oasys

GL events Oasys bids farewell to Mark Strydom, who made a major contribution to the success of the company. Slight changes are being made within the business to allow for a flatter management structure...

Issued by GL events Oasys 30 Jan 2015 12:23

Cape Town's Sea Point Promenade comes alive with Layar Augmented Reality - Digital Narrative
Cape Town's Sea Point Promenade comes alive with Layar Augmented Reality

Cape Town, The Design Capital of the World, is the creative hub of Southern Africa - a habitat for artists who channel their creativity into arts of all forms. With the use of Augmented Reality (AR) artists can now enhance their creative works...

Issued by Digital Narrative 28 Jan 2015 10:53

Field Office's new Catalogue App set to simplify sales even further - Field Office
Field Office's new Catalogue App set to simplify sales even further

Field Office has released a new catalogue plugin which has improved the already simple ordering functionality of their popular sales management app, Honeybee, even further...

Issued by Field Office 27 Jan 2015 11:48

First retail risk and loss prevention show in Cape Town
First retail risk and loss prevention show in Cape Town

Retail Knowledge will organise its first conference and exhibition in South Africa at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town on 12 March 2015...

26 Jan 2015 11:19

What the consumer credit stats really say about consumer spending
What the consumer credit stats really say about consumer spending

Rather than let the true findings of TransUnion's Consumer Credit index (CCi) fly over your head, we delved into the details...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2015 12:59

Less is more: Ackermans saves watts and wins first prize - Ackermans
Less is more: Ackermans saves watts and wins first prize

Retail giant Ackermans won first prize in the Commercial Award category at the 2014 Eskom eta Awards, which recognise industrial and commercial companies that demonstrate innovative and energy-efficient solutions...

Issued by Ackermans 21 Jan 2015 12:54

Adaption and evolution are key when creating resilient supply chains in Africa
Adaption and evolution are key when creating resilient supply chains in Africa

Business decision-makers should be asking themselves how they can respond quickly to fast-changing customer demand, how they can contain or reduce escalating costs and how they can enter emerging markets without substantially increasing their risk...

16 Jan 2015 12:44

Consumers wary of high-tech devices
Consumers wary of high-tech devices

According to a new report from Accenture, titled Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New Connected World, most consumers experience challenges using several new types of smart high-tech devices...

13 Jan 2015 09:19

Unlocking value from customer relationships in 2015
Unlocking value from customer relationships in 2015

I recently presented a paper titled "Thriving in the Digital Age: Elevated Experiences, Interactions and Analytics" at a conference that focused on how businesses can manage relationships with their customers in the digital era...

By Joseph Neusu 9 Jan 2015 06:42

Pyrotec PackMark - Pyrotec
Pyrotec PackMark

Pyrotec PackMark, Pyrotec's machinery division, is renowned for offering an affordable and industry-leading range of labelling, coding, and print and apply labelling equipment...

Issued by Pyrotec 7 Jan 2015 11:31

Santa Claus is real... Adverts say so
Santa Claus is real... Adverts say so

'Santa isn't real." There it was, in white lettering on an orange background on a prominent site on Witkoppen Road, Johannesburg...

By Sarah Britten 22 Dec 2014 07:35

Three simple rules for your online store this festive season
Three simple rules for your online store this festive season

The festive season is the most profitable time of year for many online businesses with a surge not only in the number of placed orders but in the basket size as well...

19 Dec 2014 07:28

Tis the season to be... delivering
Tis the season to be... delivering

High levels of service delivery are required, especially in retail, as the world counts down to the festive season, with an upsurge in customers...

17 Dec 2014 09:29

Orange retail store set for 2015 launch

Following the success of the Orange Online Store, introduced to South Africa earlier this year, telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first branded retail store in South Africa...

12 Dec 2014 14:23

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