H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings
H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings

With economic conditions in South Africa likely to remain weak, the apparel retail industry growth forecast for 2018 is muted. In addition, the entrance of international brands has added further challenge for local incumbents.

2 hours ago

Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)
Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)

Love takes many forms. This month, we're highlighting businesses who are showing their love for our home, planet Earth, through strategically-implemented shared value.

By Kim Wainer, Issued by Shift Social Development 3 hours ago

Good user experience and reach promotes massive growth in job applications
Good user experience and reach promotes massive growth in job applications

While there have been reports of low job search and application numbers in the South African online recruitment market, CareerJunction experienced a massive 36% increase of applications per job ad year-on-year (2017-2018).

Issued by CareerJunction 3 hours ago

The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it
The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it

As noted futurologist Roy Amera observed in 2006: "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run, and underestimate the effect in the long run."

By Adam Howatson 4 hours ago

Splash, Department of Water and Sanitation mascot. © screenshot, @DWS_RSA via Twitter.
South Africa's #SaveWater mascot Splash is scarier than the drought

While the City of Cape Town is using apps, Twitter campaigns and Mmusi Maimane's bucket delegation skills to remind South Africans to save water, the nation's Department of Water and Sanitation is taking a - ahem - different approach.

By Andy Walker 6 hours ago

How Trump won America: A documentary
How Trump won America: A documentary

There's no question about it: the 2016 presidential race in the United States was one of the most fascinating and important events in the history of that country.

Issued by Showmax 6 hours ago

Five ways to ensure your attendees have FOMO about your next event
Five ways to ensure your attendees have FOMO about your next event

It takes a lot of work to properly understand why people attend your event and engage with them in a way that makes them not want to miss your next event. Jessica MacRoberts shares five actions that make this easier.

By Jessica MacRoberts, Issued by Worx Group 7 hours ago

Automation industry calls for collaboration to make SA globally competitive
Automation industry calls for collaboration to make SA globally competitive

Key stakeholders in South Africa's automation industry have called for greater collaboration to drive industrial progress.

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 7 hours ago

Grid Worldwide at the Design Indaba 2018
Grid Worldwide at the Design Indaba 2018

The world does not need another brand - it is for this reason that Grid Worldwide; South Africa's top ranked brand specialist agency continues to find value in attending the Design Indaba that has been in the agency activity calendar for 10 years. The forum is an all-round inspirational space that gives a perspective on the design and overall creative economy and how it can disrupt normal ways of doing things to change the world for the better.

Issued by Grid Worldwide 7 hours ago

Rocking radio content for the Massiv purpose market
Rocking radio content for the Massiv purpose market

The not-so-hidden secret behind the buzz surrounding the Massiv Metro taxi radio station is finely tuned radio programming.

Issued by Massiv Media 7 hours ago

Independent Media responds to Competition Commission's finding
Independent Media responds to Competition Commission's finding

Independent Media notes the findings of the Competition Commission relating to an investigation, which found that a number of media companies had colluded on offering discounts and payment terms to advertising agencies linked to Media Credit Co-ordinators (MCC).

Issued by Independent Media 8 hours ago

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#OrchidsandOnions: Back to the Future, with science. But, Vodacom needs to get back to the basics of customer service...

I remember looking, in some amazement, at the results pinned on the school notice board: I had got a distinction for physical science. Next to the board was our lugubrious, pipe-smoking, Mr Bean-like science teacher, "Rab" Wright.

By Brendan Seery 14 Feb 2018

Meet Graham campaign created by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for Australia's Transport Accident Commission. Image supplied.
Gunn 100 results announced

The Gunn Report, the global index of creative excellence in advertising, has released the results of the newly launched Gunn 100, with South Africa in the 24th spot on the rankings. The Gunn 100 is a ranking of the top 100 creatively awarded advertising ideas of 2017, regardless of their communication discipline, and the companies behind them.

12 Feb 2018