#OrchidsandOnions: Betting their soles on boots
#OrchidsandOnions: Betting their soles on boots

Recognition: Selling unsexy products with flair is an art; Onions on way for PR people who ignore golden rule: Know the media platform you are targeting...

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

Lelive: a community-first, clean beauty brand by Amanda du-Pont
Lelive: a community-first, clean beauty brand by Amanda du-Pont

Actress, model and TV personality Amanda du-Pont has ventured into the beauty business, launching a locally-made skincare brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Candice Thomas, marketing executive at Cape Union Mart Group
#BehindtheMask: Candice Thomas, marketing executive at Cape Union Mart Group

Candice Thomas tells us that what's really behind her mask is a fierce female who loves bubbly a little too much, takes life a little seriously, but knows the importance of working hard and balancing that with some good fun...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamas
#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamas

With a broad range of skills under his belt, RocoMamas national brand manager Adam Deane sits comfortably in the coveted 'unicorn' category of employees...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Lance Dodgen, Heineken SA's marketing manager: Cider
#BehindtheBrandManager: Lance Dodgen, Heineken SA's marketing manager: Cider

Lance Dodgen, Heineken South Africa Marketing Manager: Cider is the custodian of the Dutch brewing company's Strongbow and Fox Cider brands...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Apr 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire
#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire

Off the wall: Blazing burger desert concept turns up the heat; Advert is so hot you expect an appearance from Satan himself...

By Brendan Seery 30 Mar 2021

Customers are wanting personalised experiences from winning brands
Customers are wanting personalised experiences from winning brands

Today, experience is king and 80% of customers say they are more likely to do business with a company if it offers personalised experiences...

By Haydn Townsend 24 Mar 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaigns
EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaigns

Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, shares the rationales behind its brand campaigns...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Eavesdropping on e-tail
#EcommerceDay2021: Eavesdropping on e-tail

OneDayOnly's Matthew Leighton provides some key checkpoints for online retailers operating in the 'infodemic' world...

By Matthew Leighton 11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?
#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?

According to Amanda Reekie, we need to ask what can be done to make online a bigger part of the retail mix, not least because there are still a number of faux pas that brands are making...

By Amanda Reekie, Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Scaling township grocery delivery with Jessica Boonstra
#EcommerceDay2021: Scaling township grocery delivery with Jessica Boonstra

Jessica Boonstra chats to Bizcommunity about starting and scaling Yebo Fresh, and the misconceptions that cloud SA's lucrative township retail economy...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030
#EcommerceDay2021: Redefining retail - A future view of digital commerce in 2030

Kantar's Norman Reyneker says that as companies define their future-fit commercial strategies, they must challenge assumptions related to the evolving digital retail landscape...

By Norman Reyneker, Issued by Kantar 8 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Cheapie bucks the trend
#OrchidsandOnions: Cheapie bucks the trend

Nissan: Bizarre series is clever departure from tradition; Wheetabix in the UK stirs up Twitter storm with post featuring baked beans on product...

By Brendan Seery 23 Feb 2021

Bos Brands strengthens D2C focus as e-commerce hots up
Bos Brands strengthens D2C focus as e-commerce hots up

Bos Brands is ramping up its direct-to-consumer offering with the launch of a subscription service. This follows a revamp of the company's online store last year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Feb 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Change is as good as...
#OrchidsandOnions: Change is as good as...

Refreshing: Orchid for Cell C for reviving big brand storytelling; Capitalises on aspiration - which drives many to search for better lives...

By Brendan Seery 16 Feb 2021

Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?
Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?

"As much as the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities, it has also revealed unseen opportunities. By and large it tested business continuity, planning, digital ecosystems and their stretch capabilities...

By Michael Smollan 28 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C
#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C

The direct-to-consumer model allows deeper brand relationships and an omnichannel approach to deriving value...

By Michael Smollan 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021
#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021
#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021

A high-level look at how innovation and agility could reshape one of SA's juggernaut industries...

By Matthew Leighton 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Humanise your brand with sustainable advertising
#BizTrends2021: Humanise your brand with sustainable advertising

In the last 20 years, there has been an increased call for companies and corporates to behave in a socially, economically and environmentally way to foster a culture of sustainability. Across the globe, we have seen boards put a greater emphasis on sustainability...

By Nombini Mehlomakulu 6 Jan 2021

SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020
SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020

Covid-19 has interrupted regular business activities in 2020, including what's become the biggest shopping event on South Africa's retail calendar...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2020

A shift in strategy on the cards for Black Friday 2020
A shift in strategy on the cards for Black Friday 2020

The dash deadline is looming with the 'on-your-marks-get-set-shop' the rallying cry from past years sending both online and offline sales into orbit around the likes of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles' Day...

By Michael Smollan 12 Nov 2020

Connecting with the new natural haircare consumer
Connecting with the new natural haircare consumer

Welcome in the era of the naturalista - the woman who owns her natural beauty and is driving the ever-evolving landscape of natural hair and beauty categories, globally...

By Taryn Gill 10 Nov 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: How to do real sincerity
#OrchidsandOnions: How to do real sincerity

Challenge: lessons for SA Brands from overseas work; Advertisers in this country must 'push reset button' and come up with new material...

By Brendan Seery 10 Nov 2020

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Tackling Black Friday in 2020

The 2020 version of Black Friday is less than six weeks away. Set for the 27 November this year's edition could be quite arguably one of the more important retail days of the past few years. Given the context of the year so far and the devastating impact the pandemic has had across the retail landscape...

By Graham Du Plessis 21 Oct 2020

Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how
Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how

To hear some industry commentators tell it, Covid-19 is going to be the final nail in the coffin of retail as we know it. At best, they're over-simplifying. At worst, they're just wrong...

By Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

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The rise of the digital planet tells a new story

Yaw Dwomoh, CEO of Idea Hive, writes businesses are now preparing to navigate a period of prolonged uncertainty for their brand, the global economy, and the consumers they serve...

By Yaw Dwomoh 7 Oct 2020

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What Covid-19 taught us about going back to basics with customer communication

Brent Haumann, managing director, Striata Africa, discusses what separated the great communicators from the average and poor ones...

By Brent Haumann 7 Oct 2020

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Customer privacy is part of the experience and is critical to build trust

Paula Sartini, founder and CEO at BrandQuantum International writes that privacy management is critical, not only as a compliance tool for legal and compliance practitioners but also as a tool for building trust with customers...

By Paula Sartini 1 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South African
#DoBizZA: Reassessing our commitment to buying South African

Local businesses, manufacturers, petrol stations, retailers, local products and services... in the absence of exports... have carried us through this pandemic, says Proudly South African's Happy Ngidi...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2020

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