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Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?
Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest South African Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local carbonated soft drinks market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 May 2021

Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB data
Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB dataArticle

FNB data reveals an upsurge in customers who are spending on home delivery, video and music streaming apps for convenient access to services...

14 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'
#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'Article

In South Africa, access to personal mobility is very unequal, and on top of that, public transport is far from ideal. That means, those with less access to mobility also suffer in terms of social mobility opportunities...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Mar 2021

Opportunities and complications in the streaming space
Opportunities and complications in the streaming spaceArticle

In 2021, the over-the-top (OTT) market will be primarily shaped by the consumer response to Covid-19 and their experiences throughout the pandemic...

Darcy Antonellis 26 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Reassessing media strategies to re-connect with consumers in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Reassessing media strategies to re-connect with consumers in 2021Article

The media and marketing space has changed significantly over the past year due to Covid-19. Over the course of the year, advertisers faced major challenges...

Strini Naicker 21 Jan 2021

Kauai launches subscription service for daily coffees and smoothies
Kauai launches subscription service for daily coffees and smoothiesArticle

Kauai has introduced a subscription service offering multiple coffees every day for a month as well as a daily smoothie for either 15 or 30 days...

13 Jan 2021

#IABInsightSeries: The morning after
#IABInsightSeries: The morning afterArticle

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VMLY&R South Africa and ACA Board member, talks us through three things he believes the pandemic has changed...

Jarred Cinman 25 Nov 2020

2021 media trends and predictions
2021 media trends and predictionsArticle

Boomerang subscribers, social e-commerce and analytics everywhere: these are the strategies that will shape 2021's media landscape...

Issued by Kantar 18 Nov 2020

Challenges facing SABC's proposal to collect license fees on private streaming channels
Challenges facing SABC's proposal to collect license fees on private streaming channelsArticle

SABC's licensing proposal involving Netflix, MultiChoice and DStv is the subject of some quite passionate debate and controversy. Measures are widely seen as a desperate attempt to address the SABC's dire financial plight without addressing the reasons that created it in the first place...

Ian Jacobsberg 29 Oct 2020

The subscription revolution in South Africa
The subscription revolution in South AfricaArticle

Globally, the pandemic has seen consumers making an accelerated shift to subscription models instead of opting for ownership...

13 Oct 2020

Digital commerce spend to fall by 14% in 2020, impacted by coronavirus
Digital commerce spend to fall by 14% in 2020, impacted by coronavirusArticle

Global spending on digital commerce is expected to drop by 14% in 2020, as Covid-19 lockdowns and reductions in consumer spending are felt...

15 Apr 2020

Staying home, a rewarding strategy
Staying home, a rewarding strategyArticle

At TLC Marketing our main objective is to ensure that we provide our clients with high-value, experience-led rewards under any circumstance...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 19 Mar 2020

Is your personal information safe on apps?
Is your personal information safe on apps?Article

Did you know that research suggests that over 1,000 Android apps collect location data and other information from phone users, even if no permission was given?

27 Jan 2020

2020 media trends and predictions (or how not to get distracted by shiny new things)
2020 media trends and predictions (or how not to get distracted by shiny new things)Article

The continuously changing media landscape makes it tough to keep abreast of the latest media trends, consumers are harder to reach, and a deluge of data and online touchpoints provides more options for media planning than ever before...

Anusha Harri, Issued by Kantar 7 Jan 2020

Study reveals consumer expectations of SA's automotive industry
Study reveals consumer expectations of SA's automotive industryArticle

The automotive industry is not immune to the increased consumer expectations the digital era has brought with it...

6 Jan 2020

Big Tech squeezes into small shoes as it denies being anti-trust
Big Tech squeezes into small shoes as it denies being anti-trustArticle

Public commissions of inquiry always seem to backfire. The inquisitional atmosphere is designed to evince a confession: the raised podium of the panel, the cameras, the meaningful pauses, the constant rephrasing. But as theatre gives way to farce it reveals that the asymmetry goes the other way - power lies with what the defendant chooses to disclose...

Derek Abdinor 23 Sep 2019

6 pivotal moments in mobile marketing
6 pivotal moments in mobile marketingArticle

Mobiz CEO Greg Chen looks at some of the pivotal moments in South African mobile marketing history...

Greg Chen 2 Jul 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience
#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenienceArticle

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2019

Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods
Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methodsArticle

Insights into the technologies that retailers are investing in, and where retail is headed as these technologies take effect...

Jacqueline van Eeden 8 Oct 2018

7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and sales
7 ways to create in-store experiences that drive traffic and salesArticle

Competition in the retail industry is fiercer than ever. Between e-commerce sites and subscription services, consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to where they spend their time and money...

Higor Torchia 31 Aug 2018

Boris Dzhingarov
Trends in the food and beverage industry: Changing the way Americans dine outArticle

The experience of dining out is no longer just about finding a good place to eat. For Americans, it has evolved into something more complex and a lot of thought needs to be put into answering the age-old question: "Where are we eating out tonight?"

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 28 Jun 2018

What makes us sign up to subscription boxes?
What makes us sign up to subscription boxes?Article

Everyone can relate to that excitement of ripping open a present or the anticipation before discovering what a package in the post contains...

Louise Grimmer and Gary Mortimer 3 Jan 2018

Macrocomm's smart solution solves South African telecoms industry energy challenges
Macrocomm's smart solution solves South African telecoms industry energy challengesArticle

Advanced metering infrastructure investment significantly cuts operational costs and improves efficiencies...

Issued by Macrocomm 18 Oct 2017

Why social media sentiment matters, according to UK mobile study
Why social media sentiment matters, according to UK mobile studyArticle

Three UK has topped a sentiment analysis of UK mobile networks conducted by opinion mining company BrandsEye...

12 Oct 2017

PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring bills
PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring billsArticle

PayU Nigeria introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers...

10 Aug 2017

Skyfii confirms MSA with Woolies
Skyfii confirms MSA with WooliesGallery

Skyfii will be providing Woolworths with its IO SaaS platform subscription services across 500 stores, over an initial three-year period, after it finalised its master services agreement with the South African retailer.

2 May 2017

Six key marketing trends for 2017
Six key marketing trends for 2017Article

Warc has launched Toolkit 2017, in association with Deloitte Digital, a report that identifies six trends that marketers will be looking to in the coming year...

9 Dec 2016

What subscription box shoppers want and don't want
What subscription box shoppers want and don't wantArticle

Consumers have a lot of choices today when selecting subscription box services, with products ranging from clothing and makeup to pet supplies and coffee. While many people are willing to give subscription services a try, it can be far more challenging to retain them once they've subscribed...

Matt Zajechowsk 7 Nov 2016

Sylvia Schutte, MD of Stratitude and Adrian Zanetti, MD of Next.
My Chocolate Box delivers hand-selected chocolatey treats monthlyArticle

My Chocolate Box is a new home delivery service that offers hand-selected chocolatey treats on a monthly subscription basis...

4 Nov 2016

New research on increase of subscription based e-commerce services in the US
New research on increase of subscription based e-commerce services in the USArticle

Matt Zajechowski of Digital Third Coast and Shorr Packaging have researched the state of the e-commerce subscription services industry in the US. The research indicates that subscription box website visits have skyrocketed from just over 700,000 in 2013 to 21.4m today, a 3000% increase...

5 Aug 2016

L'Oréal Paris maintains top position as the world's most valuable personal care brand, worth $23.5bn
L'Oréal Paris maintains top position as the world's most valuable personal care brand, worth $23.5bnArticle

L'Oréal Paris remains the most valuable personal care brand in the 2016 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking, released by WPP and Millward Brown, with a 1% rise in value to $23.5bn...

Issued by Kantar 9 Jun 2016

Africa's sleeping tech giants
Africa's sleeping tech giantsArticle

Although sub-Saharan Africa has long been the weakest region globally in terms of digital connectivity, the area is on the edge of a major technological surge. Its young demographic and improved access...

14 Mar 2016

More regulation in cross-border transactions expected
More regulation in cross-border transactions expectedArticle

Governments across the globe have taken steps to ensure that consumption taxes on cross-border transactions, including electronic services to private consumers...

12 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: A virtual solution for financial inclusion
#DesignMonth: A virtual solution for financial inclusionArticle

The mobile payment space is an exciting one right now; and with on-demand services like UBER...

Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Feb 2016

Let's punish them for being loyal to us!
Let's punish them for being loyal to us!Article

I recently read a post on social media about one unfortunate individual who had been treated very unfairly by a business...

Johan Botha 13 Jan 2016

The rise of digital advertising and what this means for OOH
The rise of digital advertising and what this means for OOHArticle

The last year or so has seen a massive increase in the media spend being allocated towards digital and mobile advertising - and South Africa is leading the way with 57% of all internet traffic coming from mobile devices...

Simon Wall, Issued by Tractor Outdoor 29 Oct 2015

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Four key qualities to look for in a mobile enablement partnerArticle

South Africa's mobile messaging market is a fiercely contested space, it is therefore important that organisations examine their mobile channel requirements carefully to obtain optimal value in the future...

Jacques Swanepoel 14 Oct 2015

New start-ups want to become the 'African Netflix'
New start-ups want to become the 'African Netflix'Article

PARIS, FRANCE: A crop of new tech entrepreneurs from Africa and its diaspora are hoping to bridge the continent's growing middle class and booming film industry in a quest to become the "African Netflix".

20 Aug 2015

Foreign electronic services not always cheaper
Foreign electronic services not always cheaperArticle

In the digital space there is a perception among consumers that the provision of certain electronic services is cheaper when purchased from foreign service providers...

8 Jul 2015

[WWDC 2015] SA gets Apple Music service early
[WWDC 2015] SA gets Apple Music service earlyArticle

Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference in San Francisco this week was notable for a dizzying range of tweaks and fixes for existing products. As a result, many commentators dismissed the event as "Apple playing catch-up"...

Arthur Goldstuck 15 Jun 2015

Online streaming services need to pay tax
Online streaming services need to pay taxArticle

Multinational companies that supply content via online streaming or subscription services to the South African market do not have to comply with the same tax rules as their local counterparts...

27 May 2015

2015: A whole new world
2015: A whole new worldArticle

Heard of eccentric tech gadgets set to make their debut in 2015? Not sure if it's too good to be true? Well here's your guide to all (ground-breaking) technology trends anticipated to take place in the coming year. Get ready to enter into a whole new world...

Samantha Steyn 5 Jan 2015

OMG - Brazil 2014, what's the score?
OMG - Brazil 2014, what's the score?Article

Digital sports content specialists TEAMtalk Media will have their eyes on the ball at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, monitoring all the action - on the field and off - with the creation and commercialisation of custom World Cup content.

Issued by Ole!Connect 11 Jul 2014

YouTube blocks artists on paid music service
YouTube blocks artists on paid music serviceArticle

PARIS, FRANCE: YouTube is planning to block the videos of artists like Adele and the Arctic Monkeys after several record labels refused to sign up to its new subscription service.

19 Jun 2014

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