Storytelling in branding is not a new concept. It is something that brands have mastered and failed at, left impressions and created legacies through. The best campaigns have been identified through their storytelling and connecting with their consumers...
Romi Adler 12 Mar 2018
Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...
Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018
The global chief marketing officer for Patrón Spirits International, Lee Applbaum, talks about how to deliver creative and beautiful marketing...
Louise Marsland 8 Feb 2018
Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...
Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018
In the highly competitive business landscape where social media and customer experience are adding complexity to a global landscape, marketing needs to evolve...
Paula Sartini 6 Feb 2018
The economy in which we're operating post-2007 needs to be rethought as an evolution of a zero-sum game. Innovation is what breaks the zero-sum model for companies...
Mathew Weiss 8 Jan 2018
Most brands are looking at the customer experience as the most powerful way they have to set themselves apart in a market where it's becoming increasingly difficult to compete on price and product features alone...
Richard Mullins 1 Dec 2017
There is a need for more collaboration from all the different parts that make up brand communications....
Khangelani Dziba 6 Nov 2017
Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result...
Mike Freedman 19 Sep 2017
What happened to the ‘Africa Rising' narrative woven around Africa's burgeoning middle class, that was supposed to catapult Africa into double digit growth...?
Louise Marsland 29 Aug 2017
Consumers are increasingly putting business ethics at the top of their list of considerations when spending their money, which means brands need to work harder to convince consumers that they are worthy...
Adam Howatson 11 Aug 2017
In 2017 your brand cannot afford to lose credibility because of rookie marketing mistakes. Whether you're a small business or global corporate, online best practice is a non-negotiable.
Shae Leigh 28 Jul 2017
The influential Consumer Goods Forum summit was held in Africa for the first time - these are the top trends emerging...
Louise Marsland 20 Jun 2016
Five things you need to know about the future of the retail market in sub-Saharan Africa...
Louise Marsland 16 Jun 2016
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...
David Blyth 8 Aug 2014
The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.
Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013
No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.
HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013
Young South Africa is savvier than ever before. If you are looking for a smart and discerning prosumer, this group of kids, teens and young adults will give you more kicks than you've ever bargained for. They know just what they are looking for from any brand, and this makes them that much more satisfying to please. Here are a few trends to look out for in 2013.
HDI Youth Marketeers Team 31 Jan 2013
As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.
Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013
The world has caught Olympic fever and South Africans are glued to their TV screens thanks to the likes of Chad Le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and the lightweight men's four rowing team, who have bagged three gold medals at the London 2012 Games.
Donna Rachelson 8 Aug 2012
Global public relations and communications firm, Burson-Marsteller recently acquired a controlling stake in Johannesburg-based Arcay Communications. Founder and chairman of Arcay Burson-Marsteller, Robyn de Villiers speaks about the partnership and succeeding in Africa's PR industry.
Walter Wafula 3 Jul 2012
Email is still the most cost-effective marketing tool, enabling you to reach people who have actually given you permission to communicate with them and who are therefore more likely to pay attention to your message and respond to your calls-to-action.
Wikus Engelbrecht 21 Jun 2012