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Episode 138: Isilumko Activate and Agency Focus with 20Across looking at Influencer marketing.

Date: 2 Jul 2015
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[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue
[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015 08:15

African markets emerge on global retail development index
African markets emerge on global retail development index

The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...

3 Jun 2015 15:05

African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa
African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa

Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...

20 May 2015 14:38

Botswana's Choppies to list on JSE
Botswana's Choppies to list on JSE

The JSE will get another African boost when Botswana grocery retailer Choppies Enterprises lists on the main board at the end of this month...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 7 May 2015 16:43

Africa, the final frontier... in luxury
Africa, the final frontier... in luxury

Hennessy is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year with a rapidly growing market in Africa, built on its understanding that the only possible way to be successful in Africa was to adopt and adapt to the tradition of the continent...

6 May 2015 10:23

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

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 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

Orange retail store set for 2015 launch

Following the success of the Orange Online Store, introduced to South Africa earlier this year, telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first branded retail store in South Africa...

12 Dec 2014 14:23

USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =O - Mobitainment
USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =O

USSD, a South African-born marketing technology, has proved to be a "knockout" for marketers in Africa, especially for Boxer Superstores, SA's well-known grocery store servicing low to mid income shoppers, which created the Boxer Super Shopper Show...

Issued by Mobitainment 20 Nov 2014 11:03

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation
Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation

With no signs of slowing down, retail developments continue to shape the skylines of most sub-Saharan African cities with an influx of international retailers wanting to take advantage of the African consumer story...

23 Oct 2014 08:04

Tap into Africa's franchising potential
Tap into Africa's franchising potential

The FNB Franchise Leadership Summit, attended by industry thought leaders and experts, provided a platform to engage and discuss key franchise trends in the industry...

16 Oct 2014 14:36

Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth
Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth

More emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade, despite the growing number of international trade agreements...

By Charles Brewer 1 Oct 2014 10:28

AVI targets African sales with better distribution
AVI targets African sales with better distribution

Branded consumer products group AVI is targeting a good year for grocery and personal care sales in African countries, after improving its distribution channels in several export markets...

By Nick Hedley 9 Sep 2014 16:01

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

MP wants alcohol ads banned
MP wants alcohol ads banned

When MPs discussed the Report on Alcohol Abuse in Namibia late last week, Republican Party MP, Clara Gowases, called for a ban on the advertising of alcoholic beverages, reports Mathia Haufiku...

15 Jul 2014 09:54

TM Supermarkets to open more stores
TM Supermarkets to open more stores

Pick n Pay's 41%-owned Zimbabwean retailer, TM Supermarkets, will open more stores in the next financial year (2015), Meikles Limited group chairman John Moxon...

7 Jul 2014 11:11

Henry Buell
Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014 14:53

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

Potential for retail growth in Africa
Potential for retail growth in Africa

The recently released A.T Kearney African Retail Development Index ranked the top 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa for retail expansion and highlighted Rwanda, Nigeria, Namibia, Tanzania and Gabon as Africa's most attractive markets for retailers looking to expand.

5 May 2014 11:21

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Danette Breitenbach
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

Glenn Gillis
Using animation to make sense of big data

There are a number of specialists who all contribute to analysing and interpreting big data. We'd like to add a less obvious specialisation into the mix, namely animation and gaming.

By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54

[2014 trends] Fashionably late
[2014 trends] Fashionably late

The most recent International Monetary Fund regional economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa projects an accelerated GDP growth of 6% in 2014 from around 5% in 2013.

By Nick Schilperoort 7 Feb 2014 08:28

AB7 expo to benefit from increasing interest in Africa
AB7 expo to benefit from increasing interest in Africa

Africa is fast becoming the 'New Frontier', bucking the trend of stagnant world markets. Its population of almost one billion people comprises a rapidly expanding middle class with ever-increasing wealth and disposable income.

29 Jan 2014 11:03

SABMiller invests US%110m in Nigeria
SABMiller invests US%110m in Nigeria

Global brewing company SABMiller's Nigerian subsidiary‚ Intafact Beverages‚ is to expand its brewery in Onitsha‚ south-eastern Nigeria.

24 Jan 2014 10:22

How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget
How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget

Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.

By Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014 11:55

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa
Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57

Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol
Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol

LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.

24 Dec 2013 06:47

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