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Episode 147: Creative Director at NATIVE VML on ideas vs execution.

Date: 4 Sep 2015
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Four ways to innovate your customers' shopping experience - Realmdigital
Four ways to innovate your customers' shopping experience

Now, more than ever before, retail brands need to become more customer-centric and analytically driven using customer data. Here are a few tips on how to do just that...

Issued by Realmdigital 3 Sep 2015 13:20

Gumtree helps Stickeez fans
Gumtree helps Stickeez fans

The Stickeez tiny plastic toys, given away by Pick n Pay are highly sought after commodities in playgrounds and schools, so much so that enterprising entrepreneurs and desperate moms are putting them up for sale and swop on Gumtree...

3 Sep 2015 09:28



[NewsMaker] Claude Hanan
[NewsMaker] Claude Hanan

Claude Hanan is the co-founder of Superbalist.com along with Luke Jedeiken. Superbalist, formerly Citymob, is an online shopping style destination which was acquired by Takealot.com a year ago...

By Louise Marsland 2 Sep 2015 09:35

Scan Display goes 'green' with solar power - Scan Display
Scan Display goes 'green' with solar power

The Johannesburg office of Scan Display has decreased its reliance on South Africa's electrical grid by installing a Smart Grid solar system...

Issued by Scan Display 28 Aug 2015 09:26

Sunday Times Top Brands Conference, Top Brands Awards announced
Sunday Times Top Brands Conference, Top Brands Awards announced

The second annual Top Brands Conference, hosted by Times Media Events, in association with the Sunday Times was held in Sandton earlier this week. This was followed by the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards...

28 Aug 2015 07:44

Burger King's cheap shot
Burger King's cheap shot

We know you're angry and we know you enjoy waving your proverbial pitchforks about on your fickle bandwagon ride. So we're going to ask you to take a chill-pill and objectively consider what just went down...

By Erik de Jager & Cole Matthews 27 Aug 2015 15:20

Browse, pay and pick up with PriceCheck - PriceCheck
Browse, pay and pick up with PriceCheck

PriceCheck, together with SnapScan and Pargo, are leading the way. By combining these services, PriceCheck now provides the ability to find, buy and deliver products from offline product catalogues, right from your mobile phone...

Issued by PriceCheck 27 Aug 2015 09:30

Vicinity Offers introduces the digital evolution of the printed insert - Vicinity Media
Vicinity Offers introduces the digital evolution of the printed insert

Leading retailers have built their businesses with printed inserts delivered primarily in community newspapers. However as print readership migrates to digital, the insert industry has been left in need of innovation...

Issued by Vicinity Media 24 Aug 2015 10:48

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 145: Insights from the Gartner CIO Africa Agenda 2015 survey results
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 145: Insights from the Gartner CIO Africa Agenda 2015 survey results

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Mbula Schoen, Senior Research Analyst at Gartner...

21 Aug 2015 11:04

How will today's trends affect tomorrow's retail? - TNS South Africa
How will today's trends affect tomorrow's retail?

Shopping SA spoke to Michaela Murning, head of Retail & Shopper Insights at TNS, about the trends TNS has picked up on in its research and its contact with clients, and how those might influence the nature of retail in the coming years...

Issued by TNS South Africa 20 Aug 2015 11:15

A peek at the finalists for the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2015
A peek at the finalists for the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2015

The finalists for the 17th edition of the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards in association with research house - TNS South Africa, have been announced. The awards presentation ceremony will take place in Sandton, Johannesburg on 25 August...

14 Aug 2015 14:30

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 144: Justin Gomes, ECD of FoxP2, on nabbing two Apex awards
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 144: Justin Gomes, ECD of FoxP2, on nabbing two Apex awards

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, 13 August 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Justin Gomes...

12 Aug 2015 09:32

Is SA's love for fast food defying banting? - Insight Survey
Is SA's love for fast food defying banting?

One may assume that the Noakes-induced banting trend, with its renouncement of carb-laden calories, may represent a formidable foe to the local fast food industry. But just what impact, if any, is this dietary phenomenon having on domestic consumption trends?...

Issued by Insight Survey 11 Aug 2015 12:16

ZANDO opens an affiliate program with Public-Ideas - Public-Ideas
ZANDO opens an affiliate program with Public-Ideas

Public-Ideas has announced the launch of a new affiliate marketing program with ZANDO, one of Africa's leading online fashion stores...

Issued by Public-Ideas 11 Aug 2015 10:14

Creating delicious design - Berge Farrell
Creating delicious design

Berge Farrell Design's packaging refresh and upgrade for Tiger Brand's Golden Cloud Ready Mix and Cake ranges has been crafted to deliver maximum appetite appeal via a single-minded approach to photography, styling and layout, cueing 'home-baked goodness'...

Issued by Berge Farrell 11 Aug 2015 08:25

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 143: Radio advertising as a medium with Hailstorm and SPARK media
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 143: Radio advertising as a medium with Hailstorm and SPARK media

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Gordon Laws and Louis Raubenheimer and John Bowles...

6 Aug 2015 14:21

Berge Farrell Design unites the Tastic family - Berge Farrell
Berge Farrell Design unites the Tastic family

Continuously keeping up with trends and bringing innovative and up-to-date products to the table meant that it was time for South African rice brand, Tastic, to receive a packaging design refresh and upgrade...

Issued by Berge Farrell 3 Aug 2015 09:34

Pricecheck aims to bring feet through shop doors, via the internet - PriceCheck
Pricecheck aims to bring feet through shop doors, via the internet

With a strong focus on helping merchants get more shoppers through their doors, PriceCheck's digitising of real-world catalogues is set to change the South African retail landscape...

Issued by PriceCheck 31 Jul 2015 09:18

Gaby's Earth Foods nuts about health! - TLC Marketing Worldwide
Gaby's Earth Foods nuts about health!

TLC Marketing Worldwide-Africa sat with Adriano Salgado, the new director of family-run business, Gaby's Earth Foods, to find out how he is adjusting to the role and what he has planned for the company going forward...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 30 Jul 2015 13:48

Why now is the time to make that new product
Why now is the time to make that new product

If you're contemplating a move into e-commerce, then you should know that it's a great time to get into the market...

By James White 29 Jul 2015 14:00

South African retailers are missing massive profit opportunities - Chris Moerdyk
South African retailers are missing massive profit opportunities

Not only is retail advertising generally inefficient in South Africa but the majority of the big chains are missing out on profit opportunities by letting customers leave their stores unhappy...

Issued by Chris Moerdyk 28 Jul 2015 12:02

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 141: IMC speakers Mel Attree and Enzo Scarcella and Native's Ben Wagner
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 141: IMC speakers Mel Attree and Enzo Scarcella and Native's Ben Wagner

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, 23 July 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats Mel Attree, Enzo Scarcella and Ben Wagner...

22 Jul 2015 11:49

Michael Wood
Is Starbucks ready for South Africa?

Will the global brand be able to achieve sustainable success locally? SA's coffee culture is still in its infancy and competition will surely blast Starbucks from all sides - it's not going to be easy to achieve long-term success...

By Michael Wood 17 Jul 2015 13:30

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 140: IMC speaker Alistair King and Red & Yellow's Mandela Day plans
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 140: IMC speaker Alistair King and Red & Yellow's Mandela Day plans

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Kira Koopman and Alistair King...

17 Jul 2015 10:34

SA an 'innovation nation' when it comes to trying new products - Nielsen
SA an 'innovation nation' when it comes to trying new products

The latest Nielsen Global Survey on new product innovation has found that consumers in South Africa have a distinctly 'new world' view and are far more inclined to try new products...

Issued by Nielsen 16 Jul 2015 10:03

Kauai launches new concept store
Kauai launches new concept store

Kauai has unveiled a new concept store at The Zone @ Rosebank with a new CI, a new store look and feel, and a new menu designed to give customers a 'nutritional theatre' experience...

9 Jul 2015 11:10

Cavendish gets Cosy - NATIVE VML
Cavendish gets Cosy

Cavendish Square's newly launched Beyond Words campaign is in full swing with shoppers delighting in the experience-orientated campaign...

Issued by NATIVE VML 9 Jul 2015 10:20

Taking vehicle branding above and beyond
Taking vehicle branding above and beyond

Out of home branding is a trend that's growing in leaps and bounds, with billboards, digital signage and more. But there's one that's been the business of Graffiti for the past 16 years: vehicle branding...

By Beverley Klein 8 Jul 2015 13:41

The 'foreign' impact on South Africa's potato industry - Insight Survey
The 'foreign' impact on South Africa's potato industry

Insight Survey's latest Carbohydrate Landscape Report comprises extensive primary research in order to ascertain and provide detailed insight into the current impact of the 'foreign' on domestic market dynamics...

Issued by Insight Survey 6 Jul 2015 09:36

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