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William Anderson
Lion Lager makes a return, but only for Christmas
Any stockists in Glasow ?
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 21:00
Tim Pinder
Business lessons to be learned from 1time airline
Anne. I was not aware that 1 Time had put out any communication telling the public that they were under business rescue. I guess that sort of vindicates them. I sure wouldn't be parting with my money under those conditions. The sensible thing would be to go with with a financially healthy airline!
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 15:44
Sarah Bower
Firewater Interactive rebrands: New logo. New website.
Congratulations! The team has done a bit of a fantastic job; the site is well designed, slick and awesome to interact with. A great example of the high quality of work that Firewater Interactive produces for its clients. The new logo is beautiful.
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 14:12
Sholi Trend
How influential are you?
am good at what i do which is music and will love you guys to post an opportunity for musical event cos am still upcoming with singles and in serious need of management and shows to showcase my self and my music as well
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 12:48
Tim Pinder
Expanding your brand across Africa
Nonye, whilst I agree largely with what you say, I get the feeling that you are advocating a country by country approach for big brands.

Having worked across the African continent for the past 10 years on brands like Coca-cola, Celtel and Zain, what I learned is that human truths are the same everywhere. True, one size does not fit all, but when it comes to execution of advertising, we all have the same basic wants and needs. Maslow defined that years ago.

I have heard all too often, especially from Nigeria, that you have to create your own commercials because 'things are different in Nigeria'. That is true, but that is a whole other conversation.

We, very successfully made Pan African commercials that built strong brands using the human truth approach.

I hear of so many brands wanting to localize. You end up with small budgets, a lack of clear direction and locally poor results. Sure, small local brands will make that work, but that is all they will ever be. Small local brands. Global brands require global thinking. Sure, local knowledge is important and I am in no way saying discount it, but do not become a slave to research that says zig, when you know the brand needs to zag.

Local can be employed for certain aspects of a brands offering, but don't get too bogged down by local nuances.
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 11:10
Kevin Savage
Calling Nkandla a 'compound' is racist: SABC
It's begining to remind me of that wonderful memo we got saying that Sun City had to called "that well-known resort in the Pilansberg"! What bullshit. If I am paying 200 million for this I will call it what I like. Can I ask where it's exact LOCATION is?
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 10:56
Rosemary Fowkes
Supermarket advertising... Is price everything?
I agree - I toss them in the bin, but, I must say, I live in a rural area where people count their pennies carefully and I have seen, more than a few times, women hauling the glossy map-to-savings out of their handbags and heading for the appropriate aisles. Do they only buy the specials - I don't know!
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 08:03
Paul Manson
Business lessons to be learned from 1time airline
Just out of interest Nthabeleng, would you have done the web changes and social media campaign for free.... remember they were liquidating so no suppliers would be paid nor would any staff be eager to work once they have been told they are retrenched with immediate affect. Difficult place to be in.
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 07:08
brian wright
Supermarket advertising... Is price everything?
Retailers in particular have screwed up their message mix and have been getting progressively worse, as I would add is a general trend in retail. Of course the ads could always be done differently or better BUT the real issue is understanding of Brands and positioning and personality. Far too many retailers have become price hookers due to the fact that they have neglected their brand spend entirely in favor of being price hookers. Where are the real marketers? And/or are they sufficiently empowered? And do or don't they or their CEO's have the long term vision to understand what they are doing to their brands. Ja Ja we have all heard about the short term results! When you don't have a brand and if you still have a business and are interested in a brand then I for one would be interested.
So who can tell me if even Hookers brand themselves?
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 18:46
Ann Druce
Business lessons to be learned from 1time airline
Missing weddings, connections to international flights, trips to say goodbye to a sick family member, an expensive holiday or even a boring but necessary meeting are emotional issues, and so it is only natural that people are angry and distressed.

But since 1time had publicly announced they were under business rescue (a formal process, governed by the Companies Act, whereby the company continues to trade), calling for the heads of company management is not reasonable.

The sad truth is that many people get hurt in an insolvency – suppliers and staff as well as customers – and it is a great pity that this ailing company was not salvageable.


But since 1time had publicly announced they were under business rescue (a formal process, governed by the Companies Act, whereby the company continues to trade), calling for the heads of company management is not reasonable.
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 16:19
Richard Gee
Supermarket advertising... Is price everything?
PS: save the tree's advertise on radio.
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 16:01
Richard Gee
Supermarket advertising... Is price everything?
I agree. The endless printing of brochures is mind numbing. I wish they would state the actual saving in R & c. Endless prices mean nothing without an actual saving.

But I disagree about the Ramsay. The TV campaign has got me buying meat at Checkers, even though I shop elsewhere.
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 15:54
One man one vote one time
Newspapers gain online readers as print lags
Could it be that we are all heartily sick of the media bringing us nothing but bad news all the time? I wonder if a newspaper that tried a different approach might have any success? Or am I just being crazy?
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 15:52
Bertus.
Supermarket advertising... Is price everything?
The first thing I do when I buy a newspaper, esp the weekend ones, is to chuck all the advertising crap, incl the property stuff, in the bin at the petrol station.
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 15:48
pumi M
Supermarket advertising... Is price everything?
Why not say,for an example " Beef,Lamb...is 15% less this weekend at Checkers" and we will go there and check it out.

Advertising soup,beans,underwear,bicycles in one page,where is the sense in that?
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 15:26
Tim Pinder
Business lessons to be learned from 1time airline
So you are saying that you condone taking peoples money, knowing that things are about to go belly up? So it is the old caveat emptor in South Africa. In other words never support the little guy, because if anything goes wrong - sorry for you. I can't support that thinking. I sleep well at night.
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 13:30
Tim Pinder
Business lessons to be learned from 1time airline
So you are saying that you condone taking peoples money, knowing that things are about to go belly up? So it is the old caveat emptor in South Africa. In other words never support the little guy, because if anything goes wrong - sorry for you. I can't support that thinking. I sleep well at night.
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 13:29
Angelina Michael
New cocktail from Mainstay
Never had a chance to taste the much acclaimed Mainstay Strawberry Daiquiri as I bought a carton to taste which was filled 21 02 2012 (no expiry date) yet it was off when I opened (in the same month). Taking it back to Liquor Plus in Malibongwe Drive Randburg did not help either since they reefuse to take it back based on co0nditions whereby the supplier needs to be contacted directly by the purchaser (customer). So ? Who do I contact/ Distillers?
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 13:24
Hendie Grobbelaar
Stricter BEE code could crush non-profit sector
This is so ridiculous and discriminating and will ensure the wedge between black and white is driven in deeper! We need to make changes. The BEE code is now hurting the poor. Do they want to force organisations to get rid of their white sufferers in order to get funding? What can we do to change their minds!!!!!?????
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 11:21
Anonymous
Supermarket advertising... Is price everything?
Interesting to note how often the price on the shelf is not the price which is rung up at the till.
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 10:05
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