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Winners from the 2019 Top Brands Awards. Image supplied.
All the big winners at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

The results of the 2019 Sunday Times Top Brands Survey (now in its 21st year) was announced last night at an awards ceremony hosted at The Venue at the Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg...

2 days ago

Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section.
#TopBrands2019: Dishing up more love

It was a night of consistency at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards held at The Venue, The Houghton Hotel last night. Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience
#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience

Continuing the opening keynote from the first morning of Gartner Symposium 2019, Don Scheibenreif, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner, explained the concept of the 'everything consumer' and why we need to offer them the all-new multi-experience...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2019

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

16 Sep 2019

Panellists Bradshaw, Walsh and Viviers of Pick n Pay, Takealot and Capitec Bank respectively, with Kantar's Du Chenne.
Marketing fundamentals with the 2019 BrandZ CMO panel

The panel discussion at the Cape Town version of WPP and Kantar's Top 30 BrandZ Cape Town launch event for 2019 featured a panel of take-home marketing insights into the power of purpose and 'clicks and mortar' loyalty from some of the country's best-valued brands, namely Takealot, Capitec Bank and Pick n Pay...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2019

Standard Bank team collecting their accolade.
How SA's second BrandZ winners are delivering brand legacy and innovation

The combination of legacy, clear brand purpose and the courage to innovate characterise this year's top three in the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Sep 2019

Image credit: Revlon South Africa.
Revlon's cautionary tale: the changing nature of influencer marketing

A giant in trouble: Revlon considers a sale...

By Brigitte Majewski 6 Sep 2019

#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience
#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience

To be successful today, bricks and mortar stores must move from selling as their main purpose to providing consumers with a combination of products and experiences that are engaging and inspirational...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2019

How to keep sales booming throughout the year
How to keep sales booming throughout the year

Ensuring that your business stays on a consistent sales streak throughout the year - especially during slower seasons - can be a tough task. Wholesale fashion brand BGirl Fashion offers some tips on how to exactly that.

4 Sep 2019

Customer loyalty - It's a dog's life
Customer loyalty - It's a dog's life

Acquiring today's customer is a lot like getting a dog. They provide an endless amount of value and the feel-good sense of confidence that you're doing a good job...

By David Alves 4 Sep 2019

Shop Association releases Storedits global display research
Shop Association releases Storedits global display research

A new research report from Shop Environments Association, Storedits: Skin Care, Make-up and Cosmetics, shares findings from 177 store audits of skin care, make-up, and cosmetics displays across Europe, Asia, Africa...

30 Aug 2019

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3 data trends shaping digital marketing in the next 18 months

Datacore Media MD Grant Lapping outlines three data-related trends that will change the game for brands over the next year to 18 months...

By Grant Lapping 30 Aug 2019

Direct-to-consumer marketing enigma is not insurmountable
Direct-to-consumer marketing enigma is not insurmountable

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands are threatening retailer market share with their unconventional business models and provocative brand ethos...

By Anjali Lai 20 Aug 2019

Image credit: Carlos Muza on Unsplash.
The (growing) importance of data-driven location-based marketing

Multi-location companies have come to rely on data analysis to drive sales, determine and manage brand reputation, refine operational efficiencies, respond to customer queries and deliver superior customer experiences...

19 Aug 2019

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Licensing royalties. Cost or marketing investment?

Royalties paid for character licensing is not a direct cost to business - it is a marketing cost to increase sales, help build brands and, more importantly, profit margins...

By Alan Radmall 14 Aug 2019

Customer engagement in an omnichannel world
Customer engagement in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel customer engagement revolves around so much more than just a technology-driven approach. A cross-channel strategy needs to be an integral human one if organisations are to remain competitive...

By Mo Areff 13 Aug 2019

Are we moving into an age of gender-fluid purchasing?
Are we moving into an age of gender-fluid purchasing?

Is it outdated to believe women still shop differently to men? The clich├ęs are men purchase for speed and women are more motivated by price, men are big online shoppers but women still like something tangible...

By Eben Esterhuizen 7 Aug 2019

Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model
Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model

Ahead of Women's Day in South Africa on 9 August, toy manufacturer Mattel has revealed that local singer Lira is the next Barbie role model to be recognised with a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness...

7 Aug 2019

Kantar CEO, Eric Salama. Image supplied.
Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products
#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products

Infinite Foods, a distributor, licensor and manufacturer of plant-based protein products, has appointed Nqabisa Gabriel as its area sales manager...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Aug 2019

Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscape
Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscape

The Nigerian consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts. By 2025, 55% of Nigerians will live in cities or towns as a result of 50% growth in population in urban areas, which represents the fastest urban growth rate globally...

1 Aug 2019

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The impact of plain packaging on brand value

The debate around the issue of plain packaging once again highlights the value of product branding and its impact on brand value...

By Catherine Kruger 30 Jul 2019

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There is no such thing as market saturation

There is no such thing as market saturation, just first-base thinking, writes Bogosi Motshegwa...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 30 Jul 2019

SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners
SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners

South African entrants Maq and Playboy Deodorants are among the top 10 winning brands in the 2019 Nielsen Design Impact Awards, which recognise successful package redesigns in the global CPG space...

26 Jul 2019

5 ways to drive growth through customer retention
5 ways to drive growth through customer retention

Businesses have become obsessed with their growth curve, regardless of the metric, number of users, customers and followers growth...

By Kirsty Sharman 25 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

What do South Africans think about SA's proposed Tobacco Bill?
What do South Africans think about SA's proposed Tobacco Bill?

The general public views the burgeoning growth of illegal cigarette sales in the country as of far greater importance to address, than Government's proposed plain packaging for tobacco products...

23 Jul 2019

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up
African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are on show in the U.S. as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jul 2019

Amazon beats Google in online product search
Amazon beats Google in online product search

A global study has shown that consumers begin their retail-related searches on Amazon first, followed by Google...

By Michael King 17 Jul 2019

Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers
Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers

Will technologies like AI mean the end of human engagement and shopping in a physical retail store? Will we become completely dependent on IoT technology for shopping?

By M Frazer 16 Jul 2019

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