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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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Date: 7 Aug 2014
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Date: 25 Jul 2014
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Africa supports AGOA continuance, as US trade increases
Africa supports AGOA continuance, as US trade increases

At the 2014 US-Sub Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (known as the AGOA Forum), which coincided with President Barack Obama's US-Africa Leaders Summit...

By Charles Brewer 15 Aug 2014 14:59

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 101: Groupon SA's new CEO and Digital Edge Live
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 101: Groupon SA's new CEO and Digital Edge Live

Yesterday on the weekly Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) interviewed Emilian Popa, CEO of Groupon SA and Ben Wagner, Head of Native VML. [twitterfall]

15 Aug 2014 11:20

Michael Wood
Managers from developing markets make better global business leaders

"Are you a terrorist or a spy?" I was asked. Intuitively I smiled, maybe I shouldn't have, but I have found a smile can diffuse a situation and honestly I did find the question a little funny...

By Michael Wood, Issued by Aperio 15 Aug 2014 10:35

The Pavilion MDP launch - Bloom Marketing
The Pavilion MDP launch

The Westville Pavillion Shopping Centre owners, Pareto Ltd with Motseng Project Management, have announced ambitious redevelopment plans of the iconic Westville Pavillion which will see an initial R228m investment...

Issued by Bloom Marketing 14 Aug 2014 09:57

Increased sales through omni-channel shopping
Increased sales through omni-channel shopping

Online marketplace, Kaymu.com.ng, defines omni-channel shopping as the simultaneous use of two channels for shopping purposes and describes the necessary coherence between the different channels to...

13 Aug 2014 12:55

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 101: Groupon SA's new CEO and Digital Edge Live
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 101: Groupon SA's new CEO and Digital Edge Live

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow from 9am-10am as we chat to Groupon SA's new CEO, Emilian Popa as well as Head of Native VML Cape Town, Ben Wagner...

13 Aug 2014 10:54

Michael Wood
To acquire or not to acquire in Africa

While the opportunities in Africa are immense, entrance into the continent and its many markets can be a complex, frustrating and risky proposition...

By Michael Wood, Issued by Aperio 13 Aug 2014 10:33

Research reveals trust gap between brands and consumers
Research reveals trust gap between brands and consumers

The research results show that consumer trust in labels and the accompanying brand is being eroded...

7 Aug 2014 10:49

Motsoeneng: No punishment for 'lie told 19 years ago'
Motsoeneng: No punishment for 'lie told 19 years ago'

NEWSWATCH: SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala says Hlaudi Motsoeneng cannot be punished for 'a lie he told 19 years ago', reports The New Age, and SA retailers won't boycott Israeli...

7 Aug 2014 07:49

Jess Mouneimne
When retail and politics collide: The Israel/Palestine conundrum

South Africa has active Jewish and Muslim communities, so many South Africans find themselves personally invested in Palestine/Gaza - and retailers are being caught in the middle...

By Jess Mouneimne 7 Aug 2014 06:34

Low-cost smartphones could boost e-commerce in SA
Low-cost smartphones could boost e-commerce in SA

Despite the slowing down globally of the growth in smartphone, in South Africa sales are climbing steadily. This continued introduction of low-cost smartphones will not only play a significant role...

5 Aug 2014 14:34

New GAMMA Merchandising FSU launched by Rocket Creative - Rocket Creative
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
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 - Lion's Wing
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

Louise Marsland
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 - Moving Tactics
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
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
[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 - KnowHow2
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
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 - Grey
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 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 - 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

Pete Case
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

Laine Barnard
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
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
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
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
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

Andrew Cook
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

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