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H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

STOCKHOLM - A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.

1 day ago

Malema must pay for damages incurred by H&M stores: DA
Malema must pay for damages incurred by H&M stores: DA

The Economic Freedom Fighters must be held accountable for all the damages incurred as a result of vandalism at a number of H&M stores, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

1 day ago

Janine Lloyd, CEO of PR Expert.
#BizTrends2018: The low-down on 2018 PR and marketing trends

This year is going to continue to be a tough journey for all businesses as they grapple for market share and growth during a difficult economy.

By Janine Lloyd 1 day ago

Nandi Zambodla, strategist at FCB Cape Town.
#BizTrends2018: Millennials are not a homogenous group

Millennials and their influential role have dominated marketers' conversations and research for a few years now and, as a result, have dramatically changed how marketers view and communicate.

By Nandi Zambodla 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1

In this two-part report, Trade Intelligence reveals the drivers and trends shaping grocery retail in South Africa in the short to medium term.

By Maryla Masojada 11 Jan 2018

#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project
#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project

Last year's winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer Competition, Marli de Wet, will this year be taking up her prize by accompanying her lecturer Anel Joubert from Design Time school of interior design at an international design fair of their choice.

By Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Africans for Africans by Africans
#BizTrends2018: Africans for Africans by Africans

Africa has a population of over 1 billion people, 70% of which are youthful, aspirational and passionate about their continent. The proposition 'Africans for Africans by Africans' has become a dominant force with young people in Africa. It is about change and holding businesses, governments and institutions accountable and so ultimately driving transformation.

By Nonye Mpho Omotola 10 Jan 2018

What's hot and what's not: 2018 digital marketing trends
What's hot and what's not: 2018 digital marketing trends

Trends come and go. Some are followed slavishly while others are deservedly ignored. However, keeping an astute and wary eye on what's in, what's out, what's a waste of time - and particularly on what your competitors are doing - is important. But what remains certain, is change. And change is emerging more through technology than fashion. What might be popular now is perhaps less 'trendy' and rather the forerunner of the future.

Issued by AMcomms 10 Jan 2018

'I have H&M clothes I'm going to burn'
'I have H&M clothes I'm going to burn'

Some of SA's most famous faces have expressed outrage over international clothing brand H&M's latest advert showing a little black boy wearing a "coolest monkey in the jungle" hoodie.

By Kyle Zeeman 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The changing media environment for ad agencies
#BizTrends2018: The changing media environment for ad agencies

We talk about how digital has changed the world of marketing and advertising. We talk about millennials, generation this, generation that. We talk creativity, effectiveness, brands that are progressive in creating shared value. We talk about growth percentages, and economic downturns, global marketing spend, and disruptive technologies. But what is really happening out there?

By Odette van der Haar 10 Jan 2018

Nicola Cooper, senior trend analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates (NC&A).
#BizTrends2018: Connecting with ever-connected, ever-younger African consumers

With the largest 'youth bulge' in the world, the future of Africa is young, dynamic, determined. No one can afford to ignore the youth in Africa and the local and global business community needs to prepare for the ever-connected, younger generations.

By Nicola Cooper 10 Jan 2018

Tourism marketing trends to tap into in 2018
Tourism marketing trends to tap into in 2018

The competitive nature of the tourism industry - coupled with consumers constantly changing expectations - has meant that keeping tabs on, and tapping into, marketing trends is a must for business success. So, what trends should the tourism sector expect in 2018?

By Christa Badenhorst 9 Jan 2018

H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation
H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday apologised and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist on social media.

9 Jan 2018