UNITED STATES

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers
Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

The customer aftermarket has become an afterthought for makers of home appliances, power tools, consumer electronics and other durable goods. Manufacturers and their retail partners have differing opinions when it comes to ensuring a valued, satisfying and profitable product ownership experience.

12 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation
Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation

The recent social media storm over Dove's latest advertising campaign bears testimony to the increasing power of social media platforms and how brands are being held accountable for their every move.

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept
Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream. A three-second video clip, featuring three women of different ethnicities, each removing a t-shirt to reveal the next woman was posted to Dove's Facebook page on Saturday, 7 October and has since been taken down as a result of the wrath of social media users who find it ‘racist'.

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017