Feedback

Branding contributor articles

Latest showcases

More showcases...

Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
'Doing good, is good business'

Brands that do work that does 'good', will also do well in today's marketplace. This was the core message from Loeries 2014 - not only from the great talks, but it was also reflected in the work that won the top accolades...

By Louise Marsland 22 Sep 2014 13:20

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

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

Is SA's positioning of "Inspiring New Ways" right?

As a proudly SA person, I am very concerned regarding the image of SA world wide. As a marketing strategist I am even more concerned...

By Rolf Akermann 17 Sep 2014 08:30

[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

How to handle conflict in the workplace

You might be very good at what you do, but if you handle office politics unwisely, it will get people's tongues wagging, and that can do great damage to your personal brand...

By Donna Rachelson, Issued by Branding and Marketing YOU 16 Sep 2014 12:51

The world's funniest joke - its implications for brands
The world's funniest joke - its implications for brands

The "world's funniest joke" was exhaustively researched by Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire. The reason for the research was to discover the joke that had the widest appeal...

By Sid Peimer 15 Sep 2014 14:00

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

[NewsMaker] Candice Baker
[NewsMaker] Candice Baker

Creating a taste for whisky and marketing the allure of Scottish whiskies to a South African public is something Candice Baker is passionate about...

By Louise Marsland 3 Sep 2014 11:36

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

What is your brand's social identity?

Does a brand need a social identity online, like a person needs a personality? Specialist social agency Cerebra seems to think so, publishing a new report on 'The Social Identity' for brands this week.

By Louise Marsland 29 Aug 2014 12:45

Why your brand shouldn't act like an Arctic ground squirrel

How do you maintain a presence? How does a brand stay awake and active all year round?

By Hilton Rose 28 Aug 2014 14:42

Facebook and the game of trolls

For many brands, Facebook has become about acquiring fans, maintaining high engagement rates and, of course, doing one up on competitors to secure bragging rights...

By Desiree Gullan, Issued by Gullan&Gullan 28 Aug 2014 14:05

Amplifying social media for brands
Amplifying social media for brands

Social media amplifies the conversation and feelings around any subject, be it personal or a brand. Think of the collective sadness felt the world over when Robin Williams died...

By Louise Marsland 15 Aug 2014 06:00

When everyone's selling the same thing, the difference is in the dean

Knowledge alone is insufficient to create an industry leader; be it an individual or a brand. One has to add two more ingredients to the mix before industry leadership may be achieved...

By Douglas Kruger 6 Aug 2014 06:28

Content marketing for boring brands

If you think your brand is boring, look again. Not only are there many options for connecting with your customers, but it's important not to get caught up in the idea that content marketing only consists of a grand video series...

By Kat Scholtz 1 Aug 2014 13:53

Commercial brands with strong reputations support a positive nation brand

In reflecting on the value of strong commercial brands to a country's nation brand, I stumbled upon the following definition of national competitiveness...

By Miller Matola 1 Aug 2014 10:35

Ask Afrika's ICON brand winner: What it takes to stay on top

The winners of the Ask Africa ICON Brand Survey were announced recently. All Gold Tomato Sauce took top spot for the second year running. I spoke to the winner...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Jul 2014 08:15

Stop damaging your personal brand!

You have a personal brand, whether you think about it or not. Your personal brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room. It's how your...

By Donna Rachelson, Issued by Branding and Marketing YOU 29 Jul 2014 12:08

Culture captains

There is always an interesting debate around organisational culture and what is its true value. This is indeed more prevalent when times are tough and focus is on financial pressures...

By Jane Stevenson 28 Jul 2014 06:35

A note on curiosity

Someone once told me that curiosity is the definitive quality of a great strategist. But is there any space for curiosity to stand as the intrinsic draw-card by which we develop a campaign strategy?

By Jessica Gregory 22 Jul 2014 09:09

Augmented reality could rejuvenate print

As South African newspapers and magazines come under increasing pressure from digital competition, so must they look to digital innovations such as augmented reality to rejuvenate their business models.

By Diane Charton 18 Jul 2014 15:25

Prioritising responsive design

Responsive design isn't as hot a topic as it was earlier in 2013, but its importance for businesses and brands couldn't be more paramount than it is now...

By Greg Wright 16 Jul 2014 10:28

Staying relevant and connected with today's digitally enabled consumer - Gloo
Staying relevant and connected with today's digitally enabled consumer

Brands that want to successfully keep up with today's digitally enabled consumer must consider investing in an always-on multi-channel strategy, which ensures that they are able to exchange information and...

By Pete Case, Issued by Gloo 15 Jul 2014 12:42

[NewsMaker] Alun Davies

Alun Davies is the executive creative director and a partner in Saints Branding after folding his design agency, The Design Collective, into Saints Branding.

By Louise Marsland 15 Jul 2014 10:19

Brand storytelling needs 'baddies and goodies'

Apple was named as the top storytelling brand in the UK in the 2014 Brand Storytelling Report based on consumer research, released last week...

By Louise Marsland 11 Jul 2014 12:06

Why do wine brands think they don't need a positioning/proposition?

All other categories in the liquor sector have a very strong and focused positioning. Why not wines? It seems as if wine estates believe their...

By Rolf Akermann 9 Jul 2014 11:18

The copywriting mistakes most clients make

If you trawl back into the annals of advertising history, what you're going to discover is that the industry was built on copywriting...

By Chemory Gunko 9 Jul 2014 10:14

Four steps to brand survival in tough economic times

The news of "a significant downward revision of South Africa's economic growth forecast for this year" will be setting off alarm bells in many marketers' minds. With Stats SA reporting...

By David Blyth, Issued by Yellowwood Future Architects 8 Jul 2014 11:31

Soccer World Cup - Getting social media right

Four years ago, two billion of us tuned into our TVs to watch the last World Cup in South Africa. Today, it's a different, and arguably more connected, story....

By Katie Webbe 7 Jul 2014 14:00

Next >