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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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How to capture the omni-channel consumer - ITWeb
How to capture the omni-channel consumer

What are the challenges and opportunities of omni-channel retail in SA? Jessica Knight of UCS Solutions will explore this question in her talk at the ITWeb Digital Economy Summit 2015 in Johannesburg on 21 April...

Issued by ITWeb 27 Mar 2015 12:20

Castle Lite sends out cold blast refreshment
Castle Lite sends out cold blast refreshment

Castle Lite has a new campaign to re-introduce its limited edition, resealable Platinum Pack, already hitting the shelves in South Africa...

26 Mar 2015 11:19

South Africa's no. 1 township brand revealed
South Africa's no. 1 township brand revealed

Kasi Star Brands measure township-specific brand usage across 163 categories to identify the top 24 brands that are used most loyally by South Africa's township consumers. Koo Baked Beans came first...

26 Mar 2015 09:10

Kim Gentle
Is our online shopping on the Ball?

In South Africa, first world and third world often blend into each other without anyone noticing, especially in the form of technology...

By Kim Gentle, Issued by Grey 24 Mar 2015 10:05

Evolving from multi-channel to true omni-channel experiences
Evolving from multi-channel to true omni-channel experiences

The term omni-channel is on everyone's lips today - across all sectors - yet no brand in South Africa has managed to execute on a true omni-channel strategy...

By Lynette Hundermark 16 Mar 2015 15:04

One Digital Media - audio service - One Digital Media
One Digital Media - audio service

One Digital Media (ODM), one of the largest digital signage solutions providers in Africa with over 75 digital communication networks reaching over 2,100 locations, has updated its in-store audio solution...

Issued by One Digital Media 16 Mar 2015 13:00

Nigeria among 20 fastest growing economies
Nigeria among 20 fastest growing economies

According to latest survey released by New York based financial newswire service, Bloomberg, Africa's largest economy Nigeria has been ranked among 20 fastest growing economies in the world...

16 Mar 2015 10:19

Demographics and their role in consumer behaviour
Demographics and their role in consumer behaviour

Customers influence generally comes from a series of issues when making purchasing decisions. This is true across the globe, and as such, the sub-Saharan Africa consumer is no different...

11 Mar 2015 16:12

Do once customer-driven companies need to lose their customer focus?
Do once customer-driven companies need to lose their customer focus?

Looking at all companies, at some stage in their history they were fantastic with customers - and then lost their way. We need to question whether the pressure to produce profit is so forceful...

By Aki Kalliatakis 11 Mar 2015 15:11

Make your on-pack information count - Pyrotec
Make your on-pack information count

In today's information-saturated FMCG environment, consumers are making better-educated purchase decisions than ever before. This is especially true when it comes to health- and wellness-related issues...

Issued by Pyrotec 10 Mar 2015 14:25

E-commerce is the economy of Africa
E-commerce is the economy of Africa

Africa is the world's second largest and second most populated continent. Currently experiencing a digital revolution, it has become a major attraction for many new businesses...

10 Mar 2015 11:12

New desktop website for OLX
New desktop website for OLX

The site has launched a new desktop website including added search function technology; additional categories; a unique 'Favourites' list, making buying far simpler; and a sleeker design...

10 Mar 2015 08:06

Stratcom goes global
Stratcom goes global

Stratcom is a specialist packaging agency and a founding member of the "global local branding alliance" [glba], and represents the African continent as part of six continents offering regional expertise on a global scale to create relevant, local packaging solutions...

Issued by Stratcom 9 Mar 2015 09:32

New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience
New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience

The latest Ask Afrika Orange Index provides customer service trends based on 13 years of data, across 32 industries and 155 companies...

4 Mar 2015 08:05

Danette Breitenbach
Coping under fire

Janine Lazarus, founder and owner of Janine Lazarus media consultancy was a journalist for 31 years, and has worked across the board from newspapers to radio...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Mar 2015 11:42

ThisIsMe, a solution to online fraud and identity theft in South Africa - KRAZYBOYZ
ThisIsMe, a solution to online fraud and identity theft in South Africa

We are leading ever increasingly connected digital lives. These online dealings affect our offline personas. So what happens if your identity is hijacked by someone else?...

Issued by KRAZYBOYZ 3 Mar 2015 10:59

[Design Indaba 2015] Conference highlights - Day three
[Design Indaba 2015] Conference highlights - Day three

Did the Design Indaba 2015 conference save the best for last? Some say yes, with the audience hanging on every word of presentations by the likes of online video legend Casey Neistat and Israel's music game-changer Yoni Bloch...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2015 12:14

Evolving in-store digital media networks - Woolworths Rosebank - One Digital Media
Evolving in-store digital media networks - Woolworths Rosebank

One Digital Media (ODM) has been working with Woolworths over the last several years to enhance their in-store digital media network...

Issued by One Digital Media 2 Mar 2015 12:03

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 2 Mar 2015 08:45

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

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

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

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