Here's a company that believes in true sustainability to the extent of turning shampoo into a bar and toothpaste into a tablet, thoughtfully designing out the need for packaging at the product creation stage...
Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2016
South Africa is brimming with non-profit organisations seeking support for various noble causes...
Sindy Peters 15 Sep 2016
On Mandela Day, Ronald McDonald House Charities South Africa hosted media and investors at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Parktown for a hard hat tour of the development. The house is scheduled to open in December 2016...
Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2016
As part of its Mandela Month contribution, Groupon South Africa is hosting donation deals on its website until the end of July 2016...
Jessica Tennant 25 Jul 2016
Unilever hosted a celebration of South African youth at Shine Studios in Braamfontein on Tuesday 5 July 2016, where CEO Peter Cowan revealed how they plan to tackle some of the tough challenges facing young learners...
Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2016
KoAnn Skrzyniarz, founder and CEO of Sustainable Brands, set the scene for the conference that kicked off this past weekend.
Sindy Peters 16 May 2016
The annual Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week, Clover's flagship CSI programme, took place in Johannesburg last week, from Sunday, 31 January to Friday, 5 February, including an awards evening for rewarding the mamas' previous years' work and commitment to their respective communities...
Jessica Tennant 10 Feb 2016
How do companies connect with an audience that is growing increasingly savvy to traditional advertising ploys, adding to their bottom line while doing something socially meaningful at the same time?
Nicci Botha 17 Jul 2015
A recent exposé published in a South African daily newspaper and featured on the front page as "School Toilets of Shame", revealed the horrific truth about sanitation in Gauteng schools - in most cases there isn't any...
Peter Cowan 2 Apr 2015
Unilever believes that creativity is the key to making sustainable living commonplace - its vision not only for itself as a company, but SA and the African continent as a whole...
Jessica Tennant 22 Sep 2014
Now here's an interesting concept - some of us are proper hoarders when it comes to our wardrobes, but here's an opportunity to give it all away to the homeless. It's called The Street Store, and it's happening Tuesday, 14 January 2014, in Green Point, Cape Town.
Sindy Peters 13 Jan 2014
No matter how slow off the mark, we have all come to the realisation that, no matter what line of business we are in, drastic measures are needed in order for us to not only increase market share but also to survive. It is not, however, all doom and gloom and for those who are embracing innovation and prepared to experiment with new ideas, a lot of opportunity awaits to reconnect with consumers and rise above the negative economic factors.
Dave Nemeth 30 Jan 2013
It's that time of the year where agencies are asked to haul out the old crystal ball and provide pearls of thumb-sucking wisdom. Before we do so, it would be wise to see how history might repeat itself. Reflecting briefly, for experiential marketing, 2012 was quite a year locally and abroad. Oh, and mazeltov on surviving the Mayan apocalypse - it was touch-and-go for a second there.
Mike Silver 29 Jan 2013
The world is more interdependent and interconnected than ever before. Technology is ensuring the free flow of ideas, information and energy; creative co-operation and influence; and is bringing change across the globe that is happening at an unprecedented and accelerated rate.
Gisèle Wertheim Aymés 25 Jan 2013
A transformation is in motion amongst shoppers and retailers country-wide. Consumers are becoming more discerning and demanding, and retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to innovate, offer quality and savings - all in one eco-friendly package! Here are some interesting trends for the retail sector that I've identified for 2013.
Gareth Pearson 23 Jan 2013
There's a transformational shift happening and it's picking up pace in the New Year. Business and its far-reaching (some might say overreaching) arm, advertising, are becoming more responsible, more caring and more sustainable.
Thomas Kolster 22 Jan 2013