Branding news

Twitter

  More tweets

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Press offices

Enquire about a press office

Biz Takeout's

Episode 108: Fred Robertson - Entrepreneur of the Year

Date: 10 Oct 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 107: IMC Conference Johannesburg 2014

Date: 3 Oct 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Episode 106: Spree partners with NEXT UK and Lauren Fleiser chats about Trutrepreneur

Date: 19 Sep 2014
Get the Flash Player to play this.

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.

Share us


Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
Louise Marsland
Why these brands are growing

Global strategic marketing consultancy Added Value has found that brands that tap into cultural relevance and prove themselves to be authentic, honest, all natural, with a good story to tell, have brought back a traditional craft...

By Louise Marsland 17 Oct 2014 08:12

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 109: The BlackBerry Experience with Nader Henein
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 109: The BlackBerry Experience with Nader Henein

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, tomorrow, 16 October 2014, from 9am-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Nader Henein from BlackBerry...

15 Oct 2014 10:26

Entries open for 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards
Entries open for 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards

The inaugural IAB Digital Summit will precede the 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards. Both will be held on 19 February 2015 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown Precinct, Johannesburg...

15 Oct 2014 08:33

Symposium aims to solve challenges facing brand Nigeria
Symposium aims to solve challenges facing brand Nigeria

In line with its tradition of strengthening the corporate image of Nigeria through innovative platforms, BrandiQ Magazine's Brand Nigeria Symposium is set to take place on 6 November...

14 Oct 2014 11:14

The opportunity for African brands - Interbrand Sampson De Villiers
The opportunity for African brands

Apple and Google maintain their #1 and #2 positions on Interbrand's 15th annual Best Global Brands Report - each exceeding $100 billion in brand value - while Huawei makes history as the first Chinese brand to enter the report...

Issued by Interbrand Sampson De Villiers 10 Oct 2014 12:15

Why you shouldn't bombard your audience with the same message on multiple platforms
Why you shouldn't bombard your audience with the same message on multiple platforms

If you've been merrily copy-pasting the same bland marketing message across all the social media platforms you've signed your brand up to, read this quickly, before you do more damage...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2014 08:00

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 107: IMC Conference and WWF Rhino Project
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 107: IMC Conference and WWF Rhino Project

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding spoke to Christopher de Bod and Narayan Murthy, as well as Jo Shaw from WWF-SA...

3 Oct 2014 15:11

Digital marketing's social media and SEO - What you need to know
Digital marketing's social media and SEO - What you need to know

Digital marketing is an indispensable part of most brands' marketing mix today. This is reflected in South African digital marketing expenditure...

By Stephen Sandmann 2 Oct 2014 08:42

Mike Saunders
Authentic loyalty through brand utility

We are now in the age of the empowered consumer, and these customers are skeptical of traditional marketing tactics, all they see is a gimmick...

By Mike Saunders 29 Sep 2014 06:25

Loeries 2014: Yaw Nsarkoh on the Afrocentric Phenomenon
Loeries 2014: Yaw Nsarkoh on the Afrocentric Phenomenon

On Friday, 19 September 2014, Unilever Nigeria's MD, Yaw Nsarkoh, gave the DStv Seminar of Creativity attendees some advice on how to become Afrocentric on the African continent, and why...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2014 09:00

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 106: Spree partners with NEXT, Trutrepreneur & Liquorice's Loeries campaign
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 106: Spree partners with NEXT, Trutrepreneur & Liquorice's Loeries campaign

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding spoke about online retail with Spree and Gert-Johan Coetzee, an entrepreneurial business focus with Trutrepreneur and the Loerie Awards with Liquorice...

19 Sep 2014 15:52

The Loeries 2014: All the finalists
The Loeries 2014: All the finalists

The finalists have now been announced for the 2014 Loerie Awards. All the winners will be announced at the ceremonies on 20 and 21 September at the CTICC in Cape Town...

19 Sep 2014 06:30

I LAaik it local
I LAaik it local

Pizza Hut will follow a fast paced growth and penetration strategy in South Africa and on the continent. This was according to GM of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford at the brand relaunch in South Africa this week...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2014 14:50

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week. As judging for the Loerie Awards 2014 takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see...

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet
The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet

Thanks to the plethora of media channels now available to consumers, the Loeries too has evolved from being the industry-specific event of its Sun City heyday, to an open market for brands...

By Staff Reporter 15 Sep 2014 09:04

Louise Marsland
The meme that took a bite out of Apple

Have you heard the one about 'scarf guy'? Or were you too busy posting some of the 1,400 tweets per hour at the start of the #OscarTrial judgment, Thursday? One of the biggest talking points this past week was the 'Apple scarf guy'...

By Louise Marsland 15 Sep 2014 08:40

Nine ways women are changing African markets
Nine ways women are changing African markets

The African female consumer has long been mischaracterised and overlooked by marketers across the continent. But now, with women continuing to emerge as powerful decision-makers and consumers - they are...

12 Sep 2014 10:22

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 104: Mike Wronski, Fred Roed and Oresti Patricios
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 104: Mike Wronski, Fred Roed and Oresti Patricios

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding chatted to Mike Wronski, Fred Roed and Oresti Patricios... [twitterfall]

5 Sep 2014 13:20

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 104: Mike Wronski, Fred Roed and Oresti Patricios
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 104: Mike Wronski, Fred Roed and Oresti Patricios

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow from 9am-10am. We chat to Mike Wronski, Fred Roed and Oresti Patricios...

3 Sep 2014 09:21

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 103: IMC conference sponsor, Everlytic, talk POPI and email marketing
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 103: IMC conference sponsor, Everlytic, talk POPI and email marketing

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding chatted to Vera Robertson from Everlytic and Janine de Waal from Ukusela Ekapa... [twitterfall]

1 Sep 2014 13:08

Joseph Neusu
Emotional branding - The love affair between consumers and brands

I recently carried out a survey of newspaper advertisements, and I was shocked to learn that the majority are solely based on unsentimental logic and product specifications...

By Joseph Neusu 29 Aug 2014 14:45

Brand Communications appointed to strengthen Azito Energie brand
Brand Communications appointed to strengthen Azito Energie brand

In an aim to strengthen its brand and to develop communication materials in both English and French, Azito Energie, an electricity provider in Côte d'Ivoire, has appointed specialist pan-African agency...

22 Aug 2014 08:26

BizTakeouts has a blast: Celebrates 100th show
BizTakeouts has a blast: Celebrates 100th show

BizTakeouts, the audio version of Bizcommunity.com's Marketing & Media news website, came of age last Thursday, 7 August 2014, as the company celebrated its 100th show...

11 Aug 2014 12:04

New Levi's campaign inspired by consumers
New Levi's campaign inspired by consumers

Inspired by the millions of stories consumers tell about the things they do in their Levi's, the company has announced its new global brand campaign, 'Live in Levi's'... (video)

11 Aug 2014 07:51

Top employers to speed-date with Nigerian, Kenyan talent
Top employers to speed-date with Nigerian, Kenyan talent

Homecoming Revolution will host a range of Pan-African employers at the first-ever Talent Speed-Date event to be held on the 22 August 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.

8 Aug 2014 10:42

Ghana: The lesser-known marketing treasure of West Africa
Ghana: The lesser-known marketing treasure of West Africa

When judged on market size, Ghana is often overlooked by brands looking to expand across Africa. At 26 million people, it is dwarfed by its almost-neighbour and...

By David Blyth 8 Aug 2014 06:57

Brand monogamy is a myth. Here's why
Brand monogamy is a myth. Here's why

The idea that most people are exclusively loyal to brands needs some re-evaluation. The picture of fanatically loyal consumers doing anything for their brand of choice has become particularly...

By Tim Allemann 1 Aug 2014 05:32

Is your brand socially awkward? - Gullan&Gullan
Is your brand socially awkward?

At the social media party, is your brand engaging in sparkling conversation or just muttering random facts to itself in the corner? Figure out where your brand fits in..

Issued by Gullan&Gullan 29 Jul 2014 13:37

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding chatted to Hando SiniSalu, Craig Shelley, Trevyn McGowan and Kirsty Henderson. [twitterfall]

25 Jul 2014 13:03

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, Thursday, 24 July from 9am-10am as we chat to Hando SiniSalu, Craig Shelley, Trevyn McGowan and Kirsty Henderson. [twitterfall]

23 Jul 2014 10:16

Show more