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#eco19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the 'driving demand' track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#eco19: Why brands need to create emotional experiences for Generation CX

The eCommerce Africa conference kicked off at CTICC on 19 March with a keynote session by Chantel Botha, founder of BrandLove, titled: 'More than a feeling, on why CX is the #1 competitive differentiator'. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Take a bow, McDonald's

And the Onion goes to... Chicken Licken, for its bullying tactics towards a vegan eatery...

By Brendan Seery 3 days ago

2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer

The 9th Annual South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference, a mainstay event on SA's shopping centre and retail industry calendar, is set to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

3 days ago

#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community

Nigerian entrepreneur Ink Eze knows how to grow an online community: her wedding community Bella Naija Weddings has over three million followers on Instagram...

By Maroefah Smith 3 days ago

#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up

Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Scan Display's new, improved fabric lightbox

Lightboxes have become a sought-after medium for branding in retail stores and commercial properties. This is not surprising, as they are visually striking, versatile in size and placement, and the graphics are easily updated...

Issued by Scan Retail 18 Mar 2019

Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-inspired clothing in the wake of Leaving Neverland

Louis Vuitton is pulling Michael Jackson-inspired items from its autumn/winter 2019 menswear collection, as controversy mounts following the release of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland...

18 Mar 2019

Is Black Friday a threat to SA's December retail sales?

The Black Friday sales bonanza in November is now bigger in SA than ever before. But is it an emerging threat for the traditional December festive season sales boom?

14 Mar 2019

Effective loyalty programmes have these 5 things in common

Customer loyalty retention is becoming increasingly important to the success of independent retailers in South Africa...

14 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: 6 questions to ask if you want more from your store

Product of the Year South Africa's CEO Preetesh Sewraj shares think points on using design and insights to get more out of your physical stores...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Mar 2019

Self-made or selfie-made?

At 21, Kylie Jenner is the youngest self-made billionaire ever...

By Raleen Bagg 12 Mar 2019

Meet the Maker: Pick n Pay to highlight local small suppliers on shelf

Pick n Pay has launched a 'Meet the Maker' showcase, that will see the retailer allocate shop space to promote local South African products produced by small businesses, to customers.

12 Mar 2019

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