You would be hard-pressed to open a newspaper or business publication without stumbling upon an article on the current state of retail. The South African retail landscape has been under a lot of pressure for some time now and whilst 80% are blaming the economy for this downturn in trading; on the other side of the spectrum, however, there are others that continue to grow year-on-year, whilst painting healthy margins, as well as gaining valuable market share from those that continue to do exactly the same as they have always done.
Dave Nemeth 59 minutes ago
Ten seconds. That's all the attention a consumer will give your brand in a supermarket environment before considering a purchase. If they're shopping online, you may get lucky and have a whole 15 seconds. This is according to a study by the EBI.
Gill Randall 59 minutes ago
LAGOS, Nigeria - Former South African President Thabo Mbeki, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Dangote Group CEO Aliko Dangote, brought together the CEOs from 13 different African countries at a successful inaugural meeting in Lagos of the "AfroChampions Club" to foster Africa's growth and development.
19 hours ago
Trend forecasting is becoming increasingly important for creative industries, and South African and African businesses are no exception. Succeeding at trend forecasting can define a brand's performance in the market place.
23 hours ago
As consumers spend increasing amounts of time online, retailers are scrambling to beef up their e-commerce platforms. However, an online presence doesn't guarantee business success and should be undertaken with prudence.
Bradley Elliott 1 day ago
This is not a "woe-is-me" article. It's a petition for the ignored middle child. Traditional advertising is the older brother who protects his siblings, but otherwise doesn't have time for them. Social media and digital are the babies - full of energy, while getting all the attention. Shame, shopper marketing is left to its own devices.
Charlene Olivier 1 day ago
Effective engagement with today's shopper is a constant challenge considering that they have numerous avenues to research products and brands before making a decision. But, it can be done, and numerous retailers are getting it right.
Stefan Abro 1 day ago
With half a million young Africans engaged over the past two years, 15 governments and over 100 partners on board already, Africa Code Week speaks volumes on the importance and impact of public-private partnerships in the digital age.
1 day ago
Never has it been so evident to acknowledge and value the power of consumer insights in 2017. The world is in a constant state of flux, continuous evolution and so too are we as consumers in how we do things, what we stand for and how we share experiences. Therefore, marketing is a shot in the dark without great insights and I would like to believe that any seasoned marketer knows this.
Thomas Sepheka 3 days ago
Triggerfish is hosting a free webinar to help animators and storytellers across Africa to develop TV series for worldwide distribution. “African animation is at a tipping point,” says Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest.
3 days ago
The world needs to bet on Africa to feed the 9 billion people that will inhabit the planet by 2050, as Africa has 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world.
20 Oct 2017
Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it is happening at breakneck speed. The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns.
Gilbert Saggia 19 Oct 2017
Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, said as the UN kicked off Africa Week.
19 Oct 2017