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E-commerce website options in South Africa
E-commerce website options in South AfricaArticle

We asked professional web developer Felix Norton and e-commerce expert Warrick Kernes for some tips! Here's how to build a successful South African e-commerce site...

Issued by xneelo 21 hours ago

Takealot competitor Everyshop officially launches
Takealot competitor Everyshop officially launchesArticle

The marketplace has been described as a likely Takealot competitor, with an extensive product range spanning electronics and appliances, furniture, fashion, beauty, fitness, DIY...

6 Apr 2021

All-in-one shampoo for thicker, fuller and dandruff-free hair
All-in-one shampoo for thicker, fuller and dandruff-free hairArticle

Alpecin has a unique formulated shampoo that addresses thinning, dandruff and de-energised hair in men...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 10 Mar 2021

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

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...

Amanda Reekie, Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 8 Mar 2021

Freshen your smile with Jordan Stay Fresh Formulated Toothpaste
Freshen your smile with Jordan Stay Fresh Formulated ToothpasteArticle

Oral care brand, Jordan, continues to innovate and trailblaze with its scientifically-developed and tested Stay Fresh adult toothpaste range...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 4 Mar 2021

Kim Reid
Takealot searches for group CEO as Kim Reid transitions rolesArticle

The search for a new group CEO is underway, and once this appointment is made Reid will step back from day-to-day operations to focus on initiatives that will deliver future value for the group...

1 Mar 2021

Jabulani Sigege appointed as ECD for Wunderman Thompson SA
Jabulani Sigege appointed as ECD for Wunderman Thompson SAArticle

Jabulani Sigege will join Wunderman Thompson SA as executive creative director on 1 March 2021...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 1 Mar 2021

Inquiry into online market dominance: Takealot, UberEats in commission's crosshairs
Inquiry into online market dominance: Takealot, UberEats in commission's crosshairsArticle

The Competition Commission has announced it will be launching an inquiry into the competitiveness of online intermediation platforms...

26 Feb 2021

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

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...

Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Feb 2021

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

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

Brendan Seery 16 Feb 2021

Social media in the age of social distancing
Social media in the age of social distancingArticle

The events of 2020 reshaped the world in ways we never thought possible, turning us all into homebodies overnight and fundamentally restructuring our approach to work, travel and interpersonal interaction. Nowhere was this seismic shift more apparent than in the digital media space...

Kirsten van Rooyen 12 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Fish where the fish are in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Fish where the fish are in 2021Article

While writing this I am glad that I did not make any predictions for 2020 as I am sure that they would have all been incorrect. I fear that this year might be equally difficult to predict with many uncertainties...

Daan Du Toit 21 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: How Covid-19 has forced designers to reimagine the work experience
#BizTrends2021: How Covid-19 has forced designers to reimagine the work experienceArticle

Participating in our annual #BizTrends2021 feature, Anthony Orelowitz, director at Paragon Group, shares his insights on how Covid-19 has and will impact the future of the workplace...

Sindy Peters 11 Jan 2021

RLC November retail report reveals subdued clothing retail sales
RLC November retail report reveals subdued clothing retail salesArticle

A severely subdued Black Friday, with sales down 38.0% on last year. November sales down 10.7%...

4 Jan 2021

A new totally natural sparkling fruit water with 0 calories infused with real African fruit hits SA this summer
A new totally natural sparkling fruit water with 0 calories infused with real African fruit hits SA this summerArticle

ONE54 South Africa disrupts the healthy drinks category with the launch of a premium and African-centric innovation, A1 Fruit Water...

Issued by A1 Fruit Water 22 Dec 2020

Meet some average South Africans as they head into December
Meet some average South Africans as they head into DecemberArticle

KLA surveyed a cross-section of South Africans in November. What did we ask them? In a nutshell, we asked how they plan to experience the end of what has been a tumultuous year...

Jenni Pennacchini, Issued by KLA 7 Dec 2020

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Takealot.com enter into merchandise partnership for Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Takealot.com enter into merchandise partnership for Mandela Remembrance Walk and RunArticle

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has partnered with South Africa's leading online retailer, Takealot.com, to make the foundation's merchandise for the Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run (MRWR) event available directly to South Africans' doorsteps...

Issued by Optimize Agency 1 Dec 2020

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2020 presents a Black Friday unlike any otherArticle

It's that time of the year again, when retailers attract their biggest share of customers and increase in-store foot traffic as the festive season begins...

27 Nov 2020

#FMAdFocus2020 - Triple Eight named Agency of the Year, again
#FMAdFocus2020 - Triple Eight named Agency of the Year, againGallery

Marketing, PR and digital agency, Triple Eight, has been named as the Agency of the Year at the 2020 FM AdFocus Awards, walking away with the title for the second time having won it in 2019. The agency was also named Specialist Agency of the Year and took home the Transformation and African Impact Awards.
This year's FM Creative Challenge Award went to King James for their 'black lives don't matter' ad for Blackboard Organisation. Other winners include Rogerwilco, who won the Small Agency of the Year, Duke (Medium Agency of the Year) and Joe Public (Large Agency of the Year).
Here is a gallery of all the 2020 FM AdFocus Awards winners.

26 Nov 2020

#FMAdFocus2020: All the winners!
#FMAdFocus2020: All the winners!Article

The winners of all the FM AdFocus Awards 2020 were crowned at a small gathering at The Empire in Parktown last night, with Agency of Year Triple Eight walking away with the prestigious title for the second time...

26 Nov 2020

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

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

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2020

Partnership to deliver funding solutions to restaurants
Partnership to deliver funding solutions to restaurantsArticle

The pre-approved, turnover based funding is now available to Mr D Food restaurant partners and can be used for whatever the restaurant needs to run and possibly scale their business...

23 Nov 2020

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Online shopping growth shaping business strategyArticle

Being in my mid-forties and a bit of a techno-phobe, my previous online shopping experience had been limited to the occasional Netflorist purchase. But my eyes have been opened...

Claire Herman 20 Nov 2020

RLC report unpacks fashion and homeware spend during lockdown
RLC report unpacks fashion and homeware spend during lockdownArticle

Shopping remains muted, and the market is still way off from a return to pre-lockdown levels...

19 Nov 2020

Join the Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run from anywhere in the world this year
Join the Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run from anywhere in the world this yearArticle

If ever there was a time to remember the spirit and resilience of Nelson Mandela, it is now, and this year you can join the annual Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run (MRWR) from anywhere in the world on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December 2020...

Issued by Optimize Agency 17 Nov 2020

Local e-commerce community shares preferred service providers
Local e-commerce community shares preferred service providersArticle

The Insaka eCommerce Playbook offers insights into how South African e-commerce companies set up and run their businesses, and lists the software and service providers they prefer...

9 Nov 2020

Takealot announces plans for Black Friday 2020
Takealot announces plans for Black Friday 2020Article

Takealot.com plans to extend its annual Blue Dot Sale from five days to the entire month of November...

28 Oct 2020

Here's why conversational marketing is key to accelerating revenue
Here's why conversational marketing is key to accelerating revenueArticle

If consumers are no longer buying things the way they used to, you can safely assume that the way businesses have been taught to sell things is not half as effective as it was years ago...

Issued by Vyb 26 Oct 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Lindt, Red Bull, Woolies and Baglietti
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Lindt, Red Bull, Woolies and BagliettiArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 2020

My Kreepy Teacher strikes funny bone, just right, for Kreepy Krauly
My Kreepy Teacher strikes funny bone, just right, for Kreepy KraulyArticle

Digital times have changed since 2013 when the Kreepy Krauly mockumentary, Kreepy Wrangler went viral but what remains the same is the South African brand of humour - and the power of parody to send a brand into shareable subspace...

Issued by Ebony+Ivory 20 Oct 2020

CX+ Retail 2020. The South African and global ranking
CX+ Retail 2020. The South African and global rankingArticle

Kantar has combined insights from the CX+ 2020 study with an understanding of the new customer landscape across different retail sectors in Covid-19 times and into recovery, releasing the first-ever CX+ 2020 retail ranking across grocery, general and fashion retail...

Mark Molenaar, Issued by Kantar 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

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

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...

Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

Castle Lager celebrates its homegrown heritage with a brand-new look!
Castle Lager celebrates its homegrown heritage with a brand-new look!Article

Castle Lager is upgrading its current packaging, which has been around since 2007, to a modern design applied to a rich heritage and emphasises on the brand's 100% homegrown credentials...

Issued by MSports 12 Oct 2020

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Shortlist announced for 2020 FM Adfocus AwardsArticle

The shortlist for the 2020 FM Adfocus Awards has been announced...

9 Oct 2020

How Covid-19 may have changed CX forever
How Covid-19 may have changed CX foreverArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic had disrupted the way we operate. The retail sector, in particular, has seen itself evolve in several aspects of its operation with customer experience (CX) seeing the most dramatic change...

4 Oct 2020

#DoBizZa: Start your mixer journey with Barker & Quin
#DoBizZa: Start your mixer journey with Barker & QuinArticle

Inspiration can be found in unexpected places. For Hanneli van der Merwe, it came on a business trip to Europe in November 2015 where corporate entertaining led to a personal discovery of the tasty world of craft gin and designer tonics...

Evan-Lee Courie 14 Sep 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from The Duchess, Vusa Vodka and Spier Wines
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from The Duchess, Vusa Vodka and Spier WinesArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently.

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Sep 2020

Is traditional shopping a thing of the past?
Is traditional shopping a thing of the past?Article

As e-commerce surges and the landscape continues to shift, will brick-and-mortar shopping fall by the wayside...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 3 Sep 2020

Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!
Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!Article

Nike continued its winning streak with its sixth win in a row as the Overall Coolest Brand at the 16th annual Sunday Times Gen Next Awards, announced online on 21 August 2020. The winners span 71 categories and are based on the outcome of research conducted by Yellowwood.

21 Aug 2020

Heineken SA entrepreneur profiles for Women's Month: Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela, CEO of Brewsters Craft
Heineken SA entrepreneur profiles for Women's Month: Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela, CEO of Brewsters CraftArticle

This #WomensMonth, Heineken South Africa has partnered with Bizcommunity to showcase the phenomenal work and impact of women entrepreneurs such as Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 19 Aug 2020

Batiste Dry Shampoo sells 2.7 units per second globally
Batiste Dry Shampoo sells 2.7 units per second globallyArticle

New data has confirmed our hair hero Batiste sold 2.7 cans every second globally in 2019...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 18 Aug 2020

Kantar announces South Africa's Top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2019
Kantar announces South Africa's Top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2019Article

Remembering and rebellion topped the qualities of the year's hero ads, with liquid messaging at the very top of the list. Sasol's 'This isn't just any fuel, #ThisIsGlugGlug' by FCB Joburg was not only the top ad of Q2 2019 but also the overall best liked ad for the year...

Issued by Kantar 12 Aug 2020

Local creatives design masks in collaboration with African Smiles
Local creatives design masks in collaboration with African SmilesArticle

With a vision to uplift, African Smiles has launched a collection of 16 fabric face masks created by talented local designers...

12 Aug 2020

Factor 5G: The real value of mobile connectivity
Factor 5G: The real value of mobile connectivityArticle

It's not just about self-driving cars. It's people, access and change that define the true value of 5G...

Issued by Publishared 12 Aug 2020

Kantar announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2019
Kantar announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2019Article

Kantar's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the best liked by the South African audience whom we believe to be the most important critic...

Issued by Kantar 28 Jul 2020

Innovation is key to unlocking possibilities
Innovation is key to unlocking possibilitiesArticle

A key observation that has emerged since the introduction of the Accenture Innovation Index back in 2016, is that innovation is the key source of disruption across the world...

Vukani Mngxati 20 Jul 2020

It would be a grave mistake to order your coffin too late
It would be a grave mistake to order your coffin too lateArticle

Because 2020 wasn't weird enough, South Africans are apparently now able to purchase coffins on Takealot...

Howard Feldman 9 Jul 2020

Big brick-and-mortar retail needs to up its online game to survive
Big brick-and-mortar retail needs to up its online game to surviveArticle

SA's large retailers have a history of positioning themselves brilliantly in prime retail locations in premium malls, and need to follow the same strategy for their digital shopfronts...

David Jenkins 7 Jul 2020

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