MARKETING & MEDIA

Ory Okolloh
Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Many influential people have a strong social media presence. Gone are the days when you had to wait for a conference to get your dose of motivation or the latest update on what a business leader is up to.

15 hours ago

RETAIL

No paying via Bitcoin just yet says Pick n Pay
No paying via Bitcoin just yet says Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay said on Monday it was unlikely to roll out the Bitcoin payment platform until there was a regulatory framework for managing risks associated with cryptocurrencies.

By Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot
#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot

Since winning the Avon account in July, digital agency Liquorice has developed an innovative personalised video bot using Facebook Messenger to launch Avon's Mark Liquid Lip Matte product range.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments
Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store have been able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method by simply scanning a QR code using a Bitcoin wallet app on their smartphone when checking out.

3 days ago

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Yuppiechef to open first physical store
Yuppiechef to open first physical store

Online kitchenware and homeware retailer, Yuppiechef, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar store signaling the start of its omnichannel journey. The outlet is due to open at the Willowbridge Shopping Centre in Tyger Valley on 1 October 2017.

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Multinational Unilever has launched an Africa hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of its ongoing drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent.

3 days ago

RETAIL

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling
#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Are TV audiences declining?

At first it's hard, if not impossible, to get a grip on TV audiences. It will remain difficult until the industry has some real and solid research to confirm whether it's one way or the other.

By Chris Brewer 18 Sep 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

If it's not about the work, then what's it about?
If it's not about the work, then what's it about?

After spending my first 10 years in advertising working in account management, I moved into the people and HR space as Partner: Talent for the M&C Saatchi Abel group of companies in 2014.

By Wouter Lombard, Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 18 Sep 2017

TOURISM, TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY

Esther Mahlangu cuts the ribbon to officially open the mural to the public
SA's art and culture takes to the streets in New York

In a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will see South Africa's unique art and culture taking to the streets of New York City, South African Tourism's US office is taking an innovative approach to grow the SA's arts, culture, and heritage offering by encouraging New Yorkers and visitors to the city to travel to South Africa.

18 Sep 2017

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrate your year-end event at Cape Grace
Celebrate your year-end event at Cape Grace

Spring has arrived in Cape Town, which signals that year-end is fast approaching.

Issued by Cape Grace 18 Sep 2017

AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE & FORESTRY

Val Thomas, founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp
#InnovationMonth: TheTreeApp making strides in SA tree identification

TheTreeApp, which functions much like Google but for trees, was launched recently. The app, with extensive tree information, beautiful illustrations and GPS location and search capabilities, allows South Africans - whether they are students, conservationists, botanists or avid nature lovers - to investigate, search and identify and learn about trees. We chat to the founder and co-creator of one of the most powerful tree identification apps on the market, Val Thomas, to find out more.

By Cari Coetzee 18 Sep 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal
Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal

BBC Worldwide has announced that it has concluded its first content sales deal with new pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media.

18 Sep 2017