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Azzaro campaign lets shoppers Shazam a fragrance
Azzaro campaign lets shoppers Shazam a fragrance

Popular music recognition app Shazam and fashion and fragrance brand Azzaro announced last week the South African launch of ‘Wanted', a new fragrance for men...

20 Feb 2017

Direct selling succeeds through personal touch, stringent codes
Direct selling succeeds through personal touch, stringent codes

According to the Direct Selling Association of South Africa, this succesful sector provides jobs for 1.1 million independent business owners, which is increasing by over 13% annually...

17 Feb 2017

The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce
The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce

Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.

17 Feb 2017

Local creatives lace up in Puma's Run the Streets campaign
Local creatives lace up in Puma's Run the Streets campaign

Puma's Run The Streets campaign gets a local twist with rapper Gigi Lamayne, 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards winner Nasty C, Digital Maskandi founder and artist Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, and Puma's own Rolo Rozay...

15 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard posts positive South African results
Pernod Ricard posts positive South African results

Pernod Ricard has announced its first-half earnings, reporting high single digit volume growth for the first six months in South Africa...

13 Feb 2017

Effectiveness in the Digital Age report indicates renewed focus on reach will drive sales
Effectiveness in the Digital Age report indicates renewed focus on reach will drive sales

Warc has released its trend report Effectiveness in the Digital Age, indicating that marketing effectiveness in the digital age requires striking the right balance between close targeting and mass reach...

10 Feb 2017

New Month of Love campaign for Nic Harry Socks
New Month of Love campaign for Nic Harry Socks

Cape Town retail entrepreneur, Nic Haralambous, is encouraging everyone to make Valentine's Day extend to a month of love, highlighting tolerance...

10 Feb 2017

Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board platform, with users decorating their boards with pictures showcasing interests in a variety of areas, including food, fashion and travel ()
Pinterest lets phones spy eye-catching items

SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest on Wednesday infused more machine smarts into its online bulletin boards, pushing harder into e-commerce by enabling people to use smartphones to identify products they might wish to pursue...

9 Feb 2017

Is Banting moving the SA cheese market forward?
Is Banting moving the SA cheese market forward?

With the Noakes-induced Banting trend in South Africa prescribing the consumption of cheese, just what impact, if any, is this phenomenon having on domestic consumption trends?...

Issued by Insight Survey 9 Feb 2017

Starbucks SA launches rewards programme
Starbucks SA launches rewards programme

Starbucks South Africa launched its localised version of the global rewards programme, Starbucks Rewards at the Rosebank store...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2017

Is the vitamins and supplement market outpacing the SA economy?
Is the vitamins and supplement market outpacing the SA economy?

Insight Survey's latest SA Vitamins and Supplements Landscape Report 2017 carefully unfolds the global and local Vitamins and Supplements markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 30 Jan 2017

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Are consumers checking out of traditional retail?

Poor performance over the festive season suggests shoppers are spending elsewhere...

By Julia Ahlfeldt 26 Jan 2017

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Inside the rot at Woolworths

With even the darling of the retail sector now showing weakness, prospects for trading this year look bleak...

By Stafford Thomas 20 Jan 2017

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Red Heart Rum to sponsor Zando Cape Town 10s

Red Heart Rum has signed up as a sponsor of the Zando Cape Town 10s rugby games, with naming rights. The event will be hosted at the Hamilton Rugby Club on 3-4 February 2017 and will see a number of rugby legends, celebs and media personalities in action throughout the weekend...

20 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The shift from the experience economy to the transformation economy
#BizTrends2017: The shift from the experience economy to the transformation economy

The world is in a silent revolution. Global consciousness is growing. Passion for mindless luxury is waning. Consumers are increasingly mindful of not only what their chosen product gives them, but how it makes them feel...

By Claudia Roth 11 Jan 2017

Lenovo launches 'home assistant' with Amazon Alexa
Lenovo launches 'home assistant' with Amazon Alexa

Chinese tech giant Lenovo announced on Tuesday it was launching a smart home assistant powered by Amazon's Alexa, becoming the latest firm to enter the market for voice-activated devices...

4 Jan 2017

Tech spending to slip in world of political uncertainty
Tech spending to slip in world of political uncertainty

Global spending on consumer technology is expected to slip this year due to factors including a strong US dollar and political uncertainty prompted by Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump...

4 Jan 2017

Nigeria seizes smuggled plastic rice
Nigeria seizes smuggled plastic rice

Nigeria has seized over 100 bags of plastic rice smuggled into the country, where prices of the staple food are rocketing ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays...

23 Dec 2016

What are millennials spending their money on during this season?
What are millennials spending their money on during this season?

Retailers are hoping to attract all demographics during the holiday season, but millennials are a particularly coveted group...

Issued by Exponential 22 Dec 2016

Russian Bear releases Riky Rick limited edition bottle
Russian Bear releases Riky Rick limited edition bottle

Russian Bear has teamed up with local hip-hop icon, Riky Rick to release a fresh new limited edition Russian Bear x Riky Rick bottle. This new design displays the Russian Bear logo and bottle shape, with a bright red design, sporting Riky's lyrics and likeness...

20 Dec 2016

A four-point festive season survival plan for small businesses
A four-point festive season survival plan for small businesses

According to the Economics of Christmas report, consumer spending habits change over the festive season. Here are four ways to holiday-proof your business...

19 Dec 2016

Make the most of 2017 with impactful SEO
Make the most of 2017 with impactful SEO

E-commerce is the place to be! Today, the world has become a smaller place and everyone is connected online. The internet has become a booming and highly profitable platform for every big and small business...

By John Dion 16 Dec 2016

Standard Bank tables a power breakfast for women in retail
Standard Bank tables a power breakfast for women in retail

Standard Bank and Topco Media brought close to 100 businesswomen together at the forefront of South African retail to unpack opportunities for success in the retail industry sector...

Issued by Topco Media 14 Dec 2016

Team Vicinity Media.
Location-based ad accuracy beats scale with Vicinity Media

Vicinity Media's COO, Neil Clarence, explains the shocker that "huge scale and billions of impressions don't always benefit the advertiser". Watch out, Google and Facebook...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2016

The new smart car and Zando #UnfollowTheNorm campaign creates intrigue
The new smart car and Zando #UnfollowTheNorm campaign creates intrigue

In a first for South Africa, the new smart forfour is being introduced directly onto the pages of Africa's largest online retailer, Zando...

By Angie White 12 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

The mobile landscape - looking at 2017 and what e-retailers could expect
The mobile landscape - looking at 2017 and what e-retailers could expect

Truth be told, we've been waiting for quite some time for the inevitable 'mobile boom' all the trend analysts, commentators and everyone in-between has been telling us about for the last six years...

By Graham Du Plessis 9 Dec 2016

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How to deliver the only exceptional value shoppers want these December holidays

The highly competitive December holiday marketing has no place for the pliant and weak marketers. It is a war room affair...

By Bandile Ndzishe 8 Dec 2016

The Russell Hobbs Rush.
Russell Hobbs Rush: Make a dash for it!

By the time December sneaks up on us, the average consumer is on the verge of Festive Fatigue. Branded content becomes white noise, and shelf liners and POS collateral of all shapes and sizes morphs into a solitary red blur of a fat man in a suit with a jolly grin, sans differentiation...

By Mike Sharman 8 Dec 2016

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