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5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations as research and development (R&D) managers are under pressure to keep on top of brand and packaging trends to add value to their product lines and devour market share.

1 day ago

ICT

New data regulations kicks in on 1 March 2019
New data regulations kicks in on 1 March 2019

South Africa has just several days to go before the amended End User and Subscriber Services Charter (EUSSC) Regulations come into effect on Friday, 1 March 2019.

2 days ago

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Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

NEWSWATCH: Celebrated fashion designer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85. The cause of death has not yet been released.

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#OrchidsandOnions: Investec taps into our angst

The Onion this week - for marketing stupidity and, more specifically, ignoring the Telkom brand warning signs - goes to... me.

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Jacquin Botha, creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.
Q&A w/ Jacquin Botha: Stay curious. Stay hungry. Stay winning!

Hailing from the dusty streets of Riverview, Worcester in the Western Cape, Jacquin Botha is a man who wears many hats (literally and figuratively), including that of creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

I am woman, hear me roar!
I am woman, hear me roar!

On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be? This is a strong black woman (like me) who's been described as a media mogul, who shattered the glass ceiling for a lot of women by building a prominent and unique empire.

By Chipo Mujuru 3 days ago

AUTOMOTIVE

Pump attendant's service goes viral
Pump attendant's service goes viral

Engen's "With us you are Number One" brand promise recently took on a new meaning. This was when pump attendant, Bongani Dyanti became a mini-celebrity for his customer service, which was so outstanding that one of his customers, Brian De Beer posted a story about his experience on Facebook.

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers
The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers

Authenticity is a key component in influencer marketing. But studies show that brands often shy away from terms like 'sponsored' and '#ad' on paid partnership posts, for fear of having a negative impact on consumer perception.

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included.

By Leigh Andrews 18 Feb 2019

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South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins
South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

JSE-listed Grand Parade Investments is closing all Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins outlets in South Africa following poor performance. The decision was made to liquidate the poor-performing assets after Grand Parade failed to find a buyer.

15 Feb 2019

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Zando's coming of age
Zando's coming of age

Zando launched in 2012 as an online shoe retailer when e-commerce in SA was very much in its infancy. Fast-forward to 2019, the business has transformed into an ever-expanding fashion and homeware marketplace.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Feb 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Tractor Outdoor's new roadside digital in Sandton
Tractor Outdoor's new roadside digital in Sandton

Tractor has just announced their newest build: a 3x6 roadside digital located in Sandton, Johannesburg which will also form part of their LOOP digital network.

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 15 Feb 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Chris Moerdyk
PR and ad agencies don't understand their clients

One of the greatest disconnects in the world of marketing is the lack of understanding by PR and advertising agencies of their clients.

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 15 Feb 2019