The biggest South African disrupting summit of all time
The biggest South African disrupting summit of all time

16-17 November 2017, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 3 days ago

Halo agency, winner of the Nkosi Award for the highest ranking campaign at the Assegai Awards.
#ASSEGAIS2017: ALL THE 2017 WINNERS!

The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) hosted the Assegai Awards 2017 at The Empire in Parktown on 9 November, 2017.

9 Nov 2017

Jason Peisl, PnP's information systems executive. Photo: YouTube
#AfricaCom: How Bitcoin made PnP sexy and other stories

One of the unplanned, but positive, spin offs from Pick n Pay's (PnP) Bitcoin experiment is that it has made retail sexier in attracting talent.

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

Carel van Heerden (Finbond); Sbu Shabalala (AdaptIT); Mark Stevens (Fortress Income Fund); Lesetja Kganyago (Business Leader of the Year); Patrice Motsepe (Lifetime Achievement Award) - image credit: Sunday Times.
Sunday Times Top 100 Companies 2017 winners announced

Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Lesetja Kganyago has been celebrated as the Business Leader of the Year at the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards, which took place at The Empire venue in Parktown. The Finbond Group was announced as the Top Company of the Year, while Dr Patrice Motsepe was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

8 Nov 2017

ABC Q3 2017 results continue declining trend
ABC Q3 2017 results continue declining trend

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) third quarter results released this morning show the continuation of the declining trend seen in Q1 and Q2 of this year, both in the press and magazine categories.

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2017

Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black
Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black

Cell C has announced the launch of a "revolutionary entertainment offering", named Black. It's the first South African entertainment platform to offer a wide variety of TV series, movies, music videos, football club channels, gaming and more.

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Nov 2017

Richard Branson to open Global Entrepreneurship Week at the launch of New Gen startup campus in Johannesburg
Richard Branson to open Global Entrepreneurship Week at the launch of New Gen startup campus in Johannesburg

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, will officially open the 10th anniversary celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by participating in the launch of a new startup campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. The campus, 22 on Sloane, is the first one opened by the Global Entrepreneurship Network - offering direct and virtual support services to entrepreneurs throughout Africa as well as access to an international network of mentors, investors and entrepreneurial support organisations.

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 6 Nov 2017

Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo
Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo

A millimetre-accurate map now allows OR Tambo International Airport visitors to navigate around retailers in the domestic and international terminals, using their phones or virtual reality technology at virtual.saairports.com. The 18,000 square metre scan delivers a high-definition rendering of the airport's retail spaces, creating what the company refers to as Africa's first virtual commerce environment.

3 Nov 2017

WhatsApp rolls out 'delete for everyone' message feature
WhatsApp rolls out 'delete for everyone' message feature

NEWSWATCH: Messaging apps like WhatsApp have revolutionised the way we communicate with friends, family, and even business contacts, clients, and colleagues. The downfall though is that once a message is sent, it's sent. No cancelling. No retrieving. No escaping potential embarrassment or a bruised reputation if you accidentally sent a private message to a group of colleagues. Until now.

3 Nov 2017

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ALL THE #PENDORING2017 WINNERS!

The 2017 Pendoring winners were announced in front of a packed and appreciative audience at the glittering annual awards evening at Vodacom World in Midrand on Friday, 27 October 2017. The event was a truly South African celebration of creativity, rewarding work with local insights that showcase the richness and versatility of our mother tongues.

27 Oct 2017

Charlene Olivier.
#ShopperMarketing: Nobody cares about shopper marketing

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.

By Charlene Olivier 25 Oct 2017

Wimpy's managing executive, Molla Bonnet.
Reminiscing about Wimpy's sizzling campaigns

Wimpy, one of South Africa's favourite restaurant brands, turned 50 on 1 September and has been celebrating this milestone in various ways throughout the country.

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Oct 2017

#ShopperMarketing: The current and future state of retail
#ShopperMarketing: The current and future state of retail

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.

By Dave Nemeth 24 Oct 2017