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Date: 25 Jul 2014
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Date: 18 Jul 2014
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New GAMMA Merchandising FSU launched by Rocket Creative

The Rocket Creative crew has been on a design and development offensive of late. One of their most recent releases is that of an innovative, ultra lightweight and portable free-standing product merchandising unit named the GAMMA FSU...

Issued by Rocket Creative 31 Jul 2014 12:10

Lack of sales is the top reason small businesses fail

Small businesses can fail for any number of reasons - but, says Brad Sugars, founder of ACTIONCoach, although it seems obvious, topping the list is a lack of sales.

25 Jul 2014 15:33

Linn Products raises the audio bar in South Africa

The global leaders in precision-engineered music systems, Linn Products, is making its long-awaited re-entry into South Africa with the announcement that Sphere Custom Design will be its sole distributor...

Issued by Lion's Wing 25 Jul 2014 13:58

Encouraging consumers to increase basket size

How many times have you walked out of a shop with everything but the one item you actually went in to buy? Or been unable to resist 'temptation aisle' at the tills, buying the snacks you didn't intend to? It's all designed that way...

By Louise Marsland 25 Jul 2014 06:38

Dermalogica employs Moving Tactics for new concept store roll-out

Dermalogica opened its second concept store at the renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town in May, and most recently launched its third concept store at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg...

Issued by Moving Tactics 24 Jul 2014 11:37

Africa's first focused trade fair for furniture, décor and design has launched

On 10 July, the doors seamlessly opened to what promises to continue to be the most important decor, furniture and retail event on the African continent...

Issued by Inspire Trade Exhibition 23 Jul 2014 12:33

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 98: Fast Company SA, The Lean Startup methodology and Brad Sugars

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding chatted to Brad Sugars, Daniel Marcus and Robbie Stammers. [twitterfall]

18 Jul 2014 11:01

The power of the influencer within a retail environment

Brand champions, advocates, promoters, ambassadors, custodians and influencers - everyone is talking about them, and all brands want more of them in order to drive business growth. In this digital...

Issued by KnowHow2 18 Jul 2014 09:16

The dynamic morning seminar 'The psychology of customer service' in Johannesburg and Cape Town

Dr Brian Jude of Dynamic Seminars will be presenting his incredibly popular morning seminar in Johannesburg and Cape Town. At only R695.00, this could be your best investment in 2014...

Issued by Associated Management Services 17 Jul 2014 12:42

In-store communication speaks louder than words

It's estimated that 70% of purchasing decisions by consumers are made when coming face-to-face with in-store point-of-sale. In my opinion this is probably an optimistic figure many hope to achieve...

By Kean Hartnady, Issued by Grey 15 Jul 2014 13:25

Emilian Popa new CEO Groupon South Africa, founders step down

Emilian Popa has been appointed as the new CEO for Groupon South Africa. With a record of accomplishment of founding and co-founding a number of online retail businesses.

11 Jul 2014 09:36

The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé - exclusive and exciting mobility with elegant functionality

The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is the first four-door coupé in the premium mid-size class that represents a consistent extension of the model range.

Issued by BMW 7 Jul 2014 10:20

The omnichannel future of retail

Imagine for a moment what an electronics and appliance retailer might look like in the not-too-distant future... A customer walks into a bricks and mortar branch to check out a...

By Pete Case, Issued by Gloo 3 Jul 2014 12:20

You've clearly underestimated online reviews

For decades, consumers depended on marketers to help them decide whether a product was a good purchase or not. If the product delivered on the marketing message, the...

By Laine Barnard 3 Jul 2014 09:37

Ask Afrika ICON Brand Awards reveal favourites in July

On 15 July 2014, the Ask Afrika Group will release the survey results for the 2014/15 ICON Brands Awards, which identifies the top 31 South African brands...

2 Jul 2014 14:22

Sony new CI shopfit, store displays and exhibition programme

Tungsten was awarded the roll-out of the new CI programme for Sony stores countrywide for 2014, as well as all POS and POP displays. So far five complete stores have been redesigned and manufactured bespoke, from building works, custom displays through to electrical.

Issued by Tungsten 2 Jul 2014 11:04

Marin's makes its mark at Markex 2014

Marin's Southern Africa recently exhibited its latest POS display units within an executive showroom at Markex Johannesburg 2014 and enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees and exhibitors alike.

Issued by Marin's Southern Africa 30 Jun 2014 10:19

Augmented reality in logistics - new DHL report

DHL's latest trend report identifies 11 potential augmented reality (AR) use cases in logistics, citing that wearables and AR enable higher efficiency as well as speed, resulting in an improved supply chain.

27 Jun 2014 09:20

Take away tips from Customer Experience World London 2014

A couple of weeks have passed since the Customer Experience World London 2014 conference. I've taken the time to reflect on lessons learned and the take away nuggets of knowledge that I picked up over the course of the two days at Senate House.

By Andrew Cook 26 Jun 2014 14:42

E-commerce stores - Tips for choosing the right products

The first thing you need to do before opening an e-commerce store is to decide what exactly you want to sell. In addition, you need to figure out how you will access these products.

By Charles Mburugu 26 Jun 2014 07:27

Keeping local brands strong, twenty years into democracy

Have South African marketers assumed that local brands are automatically more relevant to South African consumers than global brands are?

By Al Mackay 25 Jun 2014 07:44

Online retail gaining traction in sub-Saharan Africa

The DHL Global E-Tailing 2025* study analyses the role which e-commerce will play in consumers' lives in the year 2025, and how it will influence consumerism, retailing and logistics.

24 Jun 2014 14:40

PriceCheck and MTN extend m-commerce deal to Nigeria

PriceCheck CEO, André de Wet, and MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer, Pieter Verkade, have jointly announced a second co-branded app deal, this time for Nigeria.

Issued by PriceCheck 23 Jun 2014 10:03

Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014 14:53

Care, Connect, Grow

"Care, Connect, Grow, excite your current consumers! You can only break frontiers by being different, challenging yourself, ideas, and selecting rewards that fit your consumer's needs." This was the advice given by Paul Appalsamy, PDI Director of TLC Marketing Worldwide, to attendees at the annual Loyalty and Rewards conference held last week in Johannesburg.

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 19 Jun 2014 15:07

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 94: The future state of retail with Mike Saunders

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 19 June from 9am-10am as we chat to Mike Saunders, CEO of Digitlab. [twitterfall]

18 Jun 2014 11:32

[Cannes Lions 2014] Cyber, Design, Product Design, Press, Radio shortlists

With South Africa making the cut in four of the five categories, herewith the Cyber, Design, Product Design, Press and Radio shortlists. Winners in these categories was announced on Wednesday, 18 June 2014. (video)

17 Jun 2014 15:04

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 93: Kim Reid, CEO of TakeAlot.com

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show we chatted to Kim Reid, CEO of TakeAlot and Reghard Goussard from Best of Breed. [twitterfall]

13 Jun 2014 14:04

Celebrate youth...they're the ones driving consumer-friendly change

Youth will have its day ... officially it's June 16. But the kids deserve more than 24 hours of fame...

By Aki Kalliatakis 11 Jun 2014 14:00

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