Lara-Anne Derbyshire
Mind(set)

Mind(set)
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[Lara-Anne Derbyshire] A glimpse into Mind(set) and meeting the South African shopper in the moment...

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Carmen Murray
#FutureFit Yourself: Marnus Broodryk and attorney weigh in on Ubuntu Baba

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Credit: Ubuntu Baba.
[Carmen Murray] Carmen Murray talks to Roy Taberer, a patent attorney from Taberer Attorneys, Kimberleigh Stark, an actress and producer from Stark SA, Shannon McLaughlin, owner of Ubuntu Baba and entrepreneur Marnus Broodryk of SME Africa to understand the lessons we can learn from this and how can we protect our ideas better...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
Juanita Pienaar
Food Lover's Market celebrates the festive season with new campaign and a cookbook

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Screengrab from Food Lover's new [[https://www.facebook.com/foodloversmarket/videos/206361513574100/?v=206361513574100 festive ad]].
[Juanita Pienaar] Food Lover's Market recently launched its new festive food range together with a new campaign and cookbook in time for the festive season...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Sinesipho Maninjwa
Does influencer marketing offer a financial return on investment?

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[Sinesipho Maninjwa] With the conclusion of both SA Fashion Week and Africa Fashion week, Sinesipho Maninjwa asks if influencer marketing really does offer a financial return on investment...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Candice Goodman
Introducing the first-ever single-brand rewards programme in South Africa - Royco Rewards - Mobitainment

Introducing the first-ever single-brand rewards programme in South Africa - Royco Rewards[Candice Goodman] Think of rewards or loyalty programmes, and immediately your mind goes to the retail store brands, like Clicks or Dis-Chem. Why have we not yet seen a loyalty programme rewarding customers for their regular purchase of a single brand?...

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Maria Berrios-Carter
Shopping with tweens

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[Maria Berrios-Carter] Maria Berrios-Carter writes about what she thinks is a golden marketing opportunity that businesses can implement to target parents shopping with tweens...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Adriaan Strydom
Google Shopping showing exponential growth for early adopters

Google Shopping showing exponential growth for early adopters
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[Adriaan Strydom] Google Shopping is making its mark, with some retailers showing a return on investment percentages measured in the thousands...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Jainita Khatri
Phygital: The new retail marketing playground

South African retail compound annual growth rate.
South African retail compound annual growth rate.
[Jainita Khatri] Physical merged with digital, that's where the term phygital comes from. It's a marketing and retail description, but you'll find a world of phygital art out there too...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Chris Brewer
Small things can produce massive results

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[Chris Brewer] Sometimes, when I'm wandering around I'm absolutely amazed at how many traders get it wrong. With a little thought they could do so much better. It's just mostly simple and obvious things...

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Mike Sharman
Russell Hobbs Rush: Make a dash for it!

The Russell Hobbs Rush.
The Russell Hobbs Rush.
[Mike Sharman] By the time December sneaks up on us, the average consumer is on the verge of Festive Fatigue. Branded content becomes white noise, and shelf liners and POS collateral of all shapes and sizes morphs into a solitary red blur of a fat man in a suit with a jolly grin, sans differentiation...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Leigh Andrews
#Behindtheselfie with... Lebohang Mokoena

Mokoena in the Goodbye Malaria store at OR Tambo airport, which features Shweshwe pyjama pants, hats and bowties as well as handmade teddies, bracelets and more...
Mokoena in the Goodbye Malaria store at OR Tambo airport, which features Shweshwe pyjama pants, hats and bowties as well as handmade teddies, bracelets and more...
[Leigh Andrews] This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lebohang Mokoena: 28-year-old entrepreneur selected in a 'Dragon's Den-style interview to spearhead Goodbye Malaria's merchandising and fundraising effort at their new pop-up stores at airports, which launched on 23 November...

Posted 2 years ago | Like (1)
Teresa Jenkins
Why is Friday black after giving thanks? - Litha Communications

Why is Friday black after giving thanks?[Teresa Jenkins] South Africa and Africa have so many special cultural and commemorative days, so where does 'Black Friday' come from - the African continent?..

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Leigh Andrews
#BeyondRetail2016: Readying for retail saturation or a complete revolution?

#BeyondRetail2016: Readying for retail saturation or a complete revolution?
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[Leigh Andrews] E-commerce is set for more uptake, but traditional retailers need not worry about a loss of overall sales as a result. Here's how they can avoid extinction by keeping ahead of retail trends...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Leigh Andrews
#BeyondRetail2016: Prepare for self-service and personalised promotions

#BeyondRetail2016: Prepare for self-service and personalised promotions
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[Leigh Andrews] Two retailers delighted attendees at this year's Beyond Retail event by speaking of what may sound like futuristic plans but in reality is already on offer locally - the self-service checkout and the true power of private label products...

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Leigh Andrews
#BeyondRetail 2016: Lessons from SA's oldest e-commerce company

#BeyondRetail 2016: Lessons from SA's oldest e-commerce company
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[Leigh Andrews] Netflorist MD Ryan Bacher entertained #BeyondRetail2016 attendees with two of the business hacks that played a role in how they entered the e-commerce realm back in 1999 and how they shifted from being 'internet guys' to real-world retailers...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Leigh Andrews
#BeyondRetail2016: Dynamics of the SA consumer

#BeyondRetail2016: Dynamics of the SA consumer
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[Leigh Andrews] We live in a very weird place where a bottle of whisky sells for R600,000 (yes, really) yet the poor try buy a loaf of bread on credit at spaza shops. Maryla Masojada of Trade Intelligence says we need to catch a wake up on the retail realities outside our immediate communities...

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Leigh Andrews
#BeyondRetail2016: Can retail save the SA economy?

#BeyondRetail2016: Can retail save the SA economy?
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[Leigh Andrews] The question of retail's power to restore SA's economy was addressed by various speakers at the Beyond Retail 2016 event. These are the top outtakes from 'the economist's view' as shared by Dr Azar Jammine of Econometrix...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Louise Marsland
#TRENDING: What do an umbrella, a shark and a house plant have in common?

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[Louise Marsland] The influential Consumer Goods Forum summit was held in Africa for the first time - these are the top trends emerging...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Pasqua Heard
'Home of the Father's Day Gift' campaign unwrapped

Cape Union Mart's product specialist presenting one of the 10 top gifts at Father's Day Experience
Cape Union Mart's product specialist presenting one of the 10 top gifts at Father's Day Experience
[Pasqua Heard] In the weeks running up to Father's Day on 19 June, Cape Union Mart launched the 'Home of the Father's Day Gift' campaign, with the slogan 'Celebrate Dad-ventures'.

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