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African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data
African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU dataArticle

South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

28 Apr 2021

Credit: L'Oréal Group
L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030Article

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Nivea's marketing manager, Mpume Ngwenya
#BehindtheBrandManager: Nivea's marketing manager, Mpume NgwenyaArticle

Mpume Ngwenya, marketing manager at Nivea, tells us about her career journey to marketing and about their latest 'Skinfluencer' campaign...

Jessica Tennant 22 Apr 2021

What is shaping culture? Hair
What is shaping culture? HairArticle

For some 'hair' is just 'hair', but for many others it's far more important than that. For many it's a crown and statement to the world about who they are. We use our hair to tell the world our story, and the world also reflects back at us what it feels about it...

Brett Rogers 16 Apr 2021

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

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

Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Apr 2021

Jameson makes surprise move into beauty with Beatha skincare line
Jameson makes surprise move into beauty with Beatha skincare lineArticle

Jameson Irish Whiskey has announced the unexpected launch of a skincare range called Beatha...

26 Mar 2021

Playgirl expands into colour cosmetics
Playgirl expands into colour cosmeticsArticle

Personal care brand Playgirl has announced a move into makeup with a new line of colour cosmetics under the Playgirl Beauty label...

26 Mar 2021

Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SA
Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SAArticle

Trinitas Equity Partners, together with its partners, has acquired the South African beauty company, Avroy Shlain...

25 Mar 2021

Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'
Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'Article

Unilever will adopt a clearer mission surrounding inclusive beauty standards across all its beauty and personal care brands' products, packaging and advertising...

10 Mar 2021

In 2021, OFM listeners are likely to listen to more radio and streamed audio offerings
In 2021, OFM listeners are likely to listen to more radio and streamed audio offeringsArticle

In 2021, OFM listeners indicated that they are likely to listen to more radio and streamed audio offerings, than they did in 2020...

Issued by OFM Radio 5 Mar 2021

Defy to host Hack The Normal online hackathon
Defy to host Hack The Normal online hackathonArticle

Defy, the home appliances' manufacturer, will be hosting the Hack The Normal online hackathon from 5-7 March 2021 with the aim of exploring how technology can be leveraged for sustainable living and economic development in Africa...

23 Feb 2021

South Africa's Tiger Brands sees H1 profit up to 20% higher
South Africa's Tiger Brands sees H1 profit up to 20% higherArticle

South Africa's biggest food producer Tiger Brands said on Wednesday it expected headline earnings from continuing operations to rise as much as 20% in the six months to 31 March...

18 Feb 2021

Pandemic 'jet fuel' for online retail
Pandemic 'jet fuel' for online retailArticle

While online shopping in South Africa was already seeing noteworthy gains before Covid-19 hit, the past 10 months has seen it go through the roof...

Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 29 Jan 2021

Mom and daughter build natural bodycare business
Mom and daughter build natural bodycare businessArticle

Vanessa Ralston and her daughter Kara-Leigh Baker are building a family business creating handmade bath and body products from their soap studio in Bryanston...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jan 2021

Local IoT startup signs global alliance agreement with Microsoft
Local IoT startup signs global alliance agreement with MicrosoftArticle

Consumption Information Real Time (Cirt), a South African Internet of Things (IoT) startup, has recently entered into a multi-year strategic alliance with Microsoft...

26 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: How do brands get noticed amidst the online clutter?
#BizTrends2021: How do brands get noticed amidst the online clutter?Article

No prediction piece would be complete without first acknowledging that Covid-19 has changed our world forever. Remote working across industries and an exponential uptake of e-commerce and digital marketing has changed the face of brands...

Tracy Jones 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C
#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2CArticle

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

Michael Smollan 5 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The evolving e-tail landscape
#BizTrends2021: The evolving e-tail landscapeArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic presented the industry with myriad challenges, but it also gave rise to opportunities - for those willing to dip their toes into digital innovations, says Procter & Gamble's Vilo Trska...

Vilo Trska 5 Jan 2021

Dr Tijsbert Creemers-Chaturvedi, managing director and partner, Boston Consulting Group
Retail banks need to beef up their offering or risk losing 15-25% of their revenueArticle

Regulatory changes, rising customer expectations, new competition, and technological advancements are weakening the daily interactions that cement the relationship between banks and their clients...

Tijsbert Creemers-Chaturvedi 5 Jan 2021

Unlocking the potential of future geospatial information scientists
Unlocking the potential of future geospatial information scientistsArticle

AfriGIS continues to invest in social economic changes through its annual learnership programme...

Issued by AfriGIS 21 Dec 2020

Herbalife Nutrition's Ilanda Els recognised as HR Rising Star of the Year
Herbalife Nutrition's Ilanda Els recognised as HR Rising Star of the YearArticle

The Future of HR Awards named Ilanda Els, Herbalife Nutrition SA senior HR manager of Africa, Turkey, and Germany, the HR Rising Star of the Year...

Issued by Herbalife Nutrition SA 10 Dec 2020

How Covid-19 changed the consumer shopping experience
How Covid-19 changed the consumer shopping experienceArticle

More than eight months after South Africa went into lockdown, consumers continue to be impacted by the effects of Covid-19. East Coast Radio and Jacaranda FM listeners, like many consumers, have been tactical about where they shop, how they shop and how much they spend...

Issued by Kagiso Media 2 Dec 2020

How can brands smash stereotypes?
How can brands smash stereotypes?Article

Brands have experienced several marketing blunders over the years, even midst a global pandemic...

Cheryl Reddy 13 Nov 2020

Esna Colyn, Imbalie Beauty CEO
Imbalie Beauty embraces change, drives empowerment with new divisionArticle

The Customer Solutions Division brings salon-quality products to customers in the comfort of their own home, and provides therapists with ongoing education and training...

13 Nov 2020

2021 AME Awards opens entries with new categories
2021 AME Awards opens entries with new categoriesArticle

New York Festival's AME Awards has opened up entries for the 2021 competition with new categories that include Health & Wellness, Pharma, Digital Devices, and Socially Conscious Content...

12 Nov 2020

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

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...

Taryn Gill 10 Nov 2020

CannAfrica begins store rollout with first opening in Cape Town
CannAfrica begins store rollout with first opening in Cape TownArticle

CannAfrica is the lifestyle brand of Labat Healthcare, which is the retail division of the first JSE-listed cannabis company, Labat Africa...

21 Oct 2020

Woolworths to invest R1bn to ensure prices are more accessible
Woolworths to invest R1bn to ensure prices are more accessibleArticle

Woolworths will invest R1bn in its prices to ensure its products are accessible to more consumers...

20 Oct 2020

Boity launches range of haircare products
Boity launches range of haircare productsArticle

Boity Thulo has joined forces with Halo Heritage to create a range of luxury haircare products specially formulated for women with kinky and curly hair types...

16 Oct 2020

Covid-19 implications for brand strategists
Covid-19 implications for brand strategistsArticle

Andrea Rademeyer - Ask Afrika CEO and founder - was recently invited to address The Abstract Club, a unique association for seasoned marketing strategists, in SA and shares with us...

Issued by Ask Afrika 15 Oct 2020

The audio evolution has arrived, has your media strategy?
The audio evolution has arrived, has your media strategy?Article

One of the top questions in media circles today is whether radio and audio is still relevant to media plans in times of crisis. Here's why the answer is a resounding 'yes'...

Monique Claassen, Issued by Kantar 13 Oct 2020

Woolworths products recognised in global private label awards
Woolworths products recognised in global private label awardsArticle

Woolworths has scooped four awards in the Private Label Manufacturers Association's 2020 International 'Salute to Excellence' Awards - the world's largest competition dedicated exclusively to own brands...

1 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Quirky skincare for kids courtesy of SA brand Nunuki
#DoBizZA: Quirky skincare for kids courtesy of SA brand NunukiArticle

Nána Lloyd is the founder and owner of Nunuki, a proudly South African skincare brand developed to care for the sensitive skin of little humans...

Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2020

Private label sales soar during SA lockdown
Private label sales soar during SA lockdownArticle

Private label products experienced startling double-digit growth during the initial period of South Africa's lockdown. This was particularly evident during March when massive 27.2% increase in sales took place...

23 Sep 2020

Celebrating small, proudly African beauty brands
Celebrating small, proudly African beauty brandsArticle

Beauty at Watershed offers a space where locals and tourists can find a variety of handmade, organic, ethically-sourced beauty brands that are proudly manufactured in Africa...

23 Sep 2020

Smart Media doubles the power of in-store digital media
Smart Media doubles the power of in-store digital mediaArticle

In-store advertising specialists Smart Media are proud to announce another in-store digital innovation; the double-sided digital hanging boards...

Issued by Smart Media 16 Sep 2020

Shoprite, Woolworths, PnP and Dis-Chem pull TRESemmé off shelves
Shoprite, Woolworths, PnP and Dis-Chem pull TRESemmé off shelvesArticle

Some of South Africa's largest retailers have followed Clicks in removing all TRESemmé products from shelves...

10 Sep 2020

Screengrab from the Clicks website.
Clicks delists TRESemmé, accepts resignation of senior execArticle

Clicks will delist and remove all TRESemmé products from shelves with immediate effect and fill the gap by expanding its range of locally-sourced haircare brands...

8 Sep 2020

Ntshavheni calls on Clicks to promote products by SMMEs
Ntshavheni calls on Clicks to promote products by SMMEsArticle

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has called on Clicks to commit to tangible corrective action by actively promoting black hair products that are manufactured by black women...

8 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Taryn Gill's vision to build a household name in African haircare
#WomensMonth: Taryn Gill's vision to build a household name in African haircareArticle

Taryn Gill left behind an established career in marketing to launch a haircare brand with products formulated for curly and coily hair textures...

Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: STEM-awareness programmes paramount to raising gender parity
#WomensMonth: STEM-awareness programmes paramount to raising gender parityArticle

Santhum Moodley is a regional sales manager for Clariant Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on personal care ingredients and premium cosmetic formulations that are sustainable, innovative, and aligned to progressive...

Sindy Peters 26 Aug 2020

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4 South African purchasing trends brought on by Covid-19Article

From toilet paper in Australia to pasta in Italy and condoms in France, countries have noted interesting patterns of demand in the world of fast moving consumer goods...

21 Aug 2020

The path to re-establishing contact
The path to re-establishing contactArticle

Every brand now lives online, but all the digital campaigns, social media postings, and virtual interactions fall short of the emotive and physical engagement of a tactile brand experience...

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 20 Aug 2020

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Brand advertising must acknowledge Covid-19 to cut throughArticle

Heather Tluczek, managing director, InSites Consulting South Africa writes that brands need to remain agile in their response to customers' new and constantly shifting needs, as well as the emotional bandwidth of consumers...

Heather Tluczek 20 Aug 2020

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Self-care Sundays and how brands can get involvedArticle

Over the past few months, self-care or self-love Sundays (#SelfcareSunday) has been trending on social media. Tsholofelo Mmusi, junior media planner at The MediaShop explores how brands can leverage from the hashtag...

Tsholofelo Mmusi 14 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Sheba Feminine shifting the narrative around menstrual health
#WomensMonth: Sheba Feminine shifting the narrative around menstrual healthArticle

Twenty-something Transkei native Zizipho Ntobongwana is the bold young businesswoman behind Sheba Feminine, a local range of biodegradable sanitary products made from organic cotton...

Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Aug 2020

Rihanna releases unisex skincare line Fenty Skin
Rihanna releases unisex skincare line Fenty SkinArticle

Rihanna has launched her much-anticipated skincare line, Fenty Skin, in partnership with Kendo Brands, an LVMH-owned beauty developer...

3 Aug 2020

South Africans are the world's hardest but unhappiest workers
South Africans are the world's hardest but unhappiest workersArticle

Many of us have stayed late at work to meet a tight deadline or finish a large project - but would we work frequent unpaid hours? Here, we'll take a look at data regarding which countries work the most overtime comparing with world happiness statistics...

Lucy Desai 22 Jul 2020

High recycling rate of HDPE beverage bottles in SA
High recycling rate of HDPE beverage bottles in SAArticle

Over 75% of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) milk and juice bottles are recycled, according to recent research conducted by Polyco...

21 Jul 2020

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