Leading fashion and lifestyle retailer TFG shared its strategy to revolutionise the omnichannel experience and transform into Africa's leading high-tech omnichannel retailer. "We are laying the foundations to become the largest, most reliable and most profitable e-commerce destination on the continent; via a simplified, customer-centric approach, aimed at maximising group scale, minimising duplication and cost, and leveraging our incredible assets," shared newly appointed co-chief omni officer Claude Hanan. The announcement came as part of the retailer's 2021 financial year-end presentation.Issued byTFG (The Foschini Group)
Last night, 8 June, The Hospitality Counsel hosted their 3rd annual Luxe Restaurant Awards, celebrating the finest contributions to the South African restaurant industry, at AURUM restaurant within The Leonardo, Africa's tallest skyscraper.
On 29 July 2021, you'll get to see the thrills, the action and the love story that is this year's Nedbank IMC Conference, livestreamed to your device of choice. Acclaimed as a virtual conference benchmark in 2020, this year's Nedbank IMC will present 18 speakers including four global keynotes over one day. A-list marketing stars will be coming to you live from Joburg, San Francisco, New York, Nairobi and Cape Town.
Global marketing mega-stars include Instagram’s product marketing manager Jon Youshaei; AB InBev’s US chief marketing officer Marcel Marcondes (also named as a Forbes World’s Most Influential CMO 2020); and Susan Credle, global chief creative officer at FCB Global. Directly following their performances these stars will be inviting questions from attendees, providing a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for marketers to get up close and personal with brands that are shaping our world.
Starring alongside the four keynotes is a cast of equal ‘heavyweight’ status from South Africa and Africa. This includes Nontokozo Madonsela, chief marketing officer of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings; 48H’s Victor Dlamini and Mike Stopforth; and Mike Sharman of Retroviral, to name a few. The event will be hosted by Tumi Morake, TV personality, comedian, and first African woman to have her own set on Netflix.
Nedbank IMC CEO Dale Hefer says that each year the Nedbank IMC presents the business case for marketing by bringing local, African and global marketing heavyweights to sell-out audiences. “This year, our speakers reflect the new era of responsible marketing that demands accountability, responsiveness and getting our hustle on to deliver to savvy audiences.”
For South African and African marketers, the Nedbank IMC 2021 is a chance to be a part of the virtual action, and to hear first-hand from the ‘megaminds’ of marketing.
The full A-lister lineup includes:
Actor and Comedian
Master of Ceremonies
Product Marketing Manager, Instagram
Don’t get Lost in Translation. How to Tell Stories that Sell.
Presentation followed by a Q&A
Group Chief Marketing Officer: Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
Jerry Maguire: Leading with Purpose
Elizabeth de Stadler,
Founding director of Novation Consulting
The Information Regulator Strikes Back
Chief Executive Brand, Sanlam & MASA Chairman
Building a True Romance when marketing in Africa
Head: Brand and Client Insights, Nedbank CIB
The Matrix. Fate vs. free will for marketers
Victor Dlamini and Mike Stopforth,
How to avert a brand crisis on social media in 48 Hours
CEO, Keyara Botanicals & Founder Africa’s Leading Ladies
Doing The Hustle Key insights from one of Africa’s leading influencers.
Founding Partner and Group Chief Creative Officer of Joe Public United
Basic Instinct. Have we forgotten our marketing instinct?
Regional Director, Facebook Africa
Products and people do fall in Love Actually. The power of Discovery Commerce.
Global Chief Creative Officer FCB
Presentation followed by a Q&A, hosted by Pepe Marais
Chief Executive of Nedbank Group Limited and Nedbank Limited
Group Executive Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nedbank
How to ensure your CEO doesn’t see marketing as an Indecent Proposal.
Session facilitated by Preetesh Sewraj,
CEO, The Loeries
US CMO: AB InBev.
A Forbes World’s Most Influential CMO 2020
Presentation followed by a Q&A, hosted by Andrea Quaye, Senior Director, Global Category Lead Coffee Coca-Cola
Mike Sharman, Founder: Retroviral
From zero to viral in 96 hours. Learnings from an Octopus Teacher.
CEO and Founder, Riverbed
Jungle Fever. Making diversity in marketing the star of the show.
Chief Architect, DNA Brand Architects
Have honesty and basics in brand building Gone with the Wind?
CEO: Nedbank IMC
It’s a wrap. Conference close and awarding of Bursaries and prizes.
The Nedbank IMC is South Africa’s leading source of marketing thought leadership. With a mission to present the business case for marketing, and to uplift the youth, the conference continues to draw a growing audience of African marketers. The sell-out launch conference in 2019 drew over 600 attendees. In 2020, when it had to move swiftly to a virtual format due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 1,000 attendees logged on to watch the live event. The conference was critically acclaimed as a ‘virtual conference benchmark’. This year’s conference will be held on 29 July 2021. Themed Marketing. The Movie, the conference’s lineup includes 18 speakers/four global keynotes/one day. To be watched wherever you are. Tickets cost R1,999 excluding VAT.
The Integrated Marketing Communication Conference (IMC Conference) is a one day, content packed event with a central theme focused on using different combinations of communication disciplines (i.e. Advertising, Direct Marketing, Public Relations, etc.) in synergy, with the purpose of delivering the right message to the desired audience.
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