Adrienne Lofton reportedly departs from Under Armour

Adweek reports that apparel company Under Armour and Adrienne Lofton have parted ways. Lofton was Under Armour's senior vice president and global head of brand management before her departure. Her position was succeeded by vice president of global brand marketing Attica Jaques. The reasons...

31 Jul 2018

Spree App selected as App of the Day

A team of editors at Apple has chosen the Spree App as App of the Day. App of the Day is given by a team of editors from Apple who pick an iOS app and game to showcase daily.

26 Apr 2018

Spree unveils #SpreeShopTheShoot

Spree's brand ambassador Tellaman is to record the music video to his latest song S.A.P on 16 November 2017. The recording will enable Spree shoppers to shop the looks online as soon as they appear during the filming. Spree and Tellaman will be revealing the #SpreeShopTheShoot looks that'll be...

9 Nov 2017

#Move4Goodness with First Choice on Facebook Live from 10am

This Mandela Day, First Choice will be utilising Facebook Live to #Move4Goodness for 67 minutes. From 10:00-11:07 today, the brand will be live streaming a selection of dances, backed by a playlist, crowdsourced by its fans in an effort to raise R120,000 worth of nutritious dairy products to be...

18 Jul 2017

Servest announces a Clicks contract award

Clicks has awarded facilities management company Servest a contract to clean an additional 40 stores in the Western Cape. The award means that Servest will provide cleaning services to each Clicks store. Servest has successfully partnered with Clicks for the last two years.

17 Jul 2017

McDonald's National Breakfast Day, great success

McDonald's SA recently celebrated its National Breakfast Day, executed by its long-time brand agency partner, Offlimit Communications, which saw 253 of the McDonald's stores nationwide share “Little Moments of Lovin'” with 500 consumers per store, with 126,500 breakfast meals going out. Customers...

7 Apr 2017

#HungryLikeALion flash mob wows crowd

On 5 April 2017, shoppers at Hungry Lion were surprised when Bellville's Middestad Mall was transformed into a dancing extravaganza... ...

7 Apr 2017

WeChat partners with Stuff to offer Incredible Connection product deals

A partnership between WeChat, Stuff magazine and Incredible Connection offers readers product deals delivered to their doorstep by enabling e-commerce via smartphones, a first for Africa. To make a purchase, readers need to download WeChat and set up a WeChat Wallet. Once they have done so, and...

8 Jul 2016

Samsung still top of OLX users

With mobile penetration in South Africa currently over 100% and growing, it is unsurprising that more than 65% of OLX online classifieds traffic is generated from mobile phones. The site claims that Samsung is the brand most used by shoppers to browse the website, claiming over 40% of overall...

11 Nov 2015

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching expands

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching, specialised SABS-approved, commercial, industrial, retail and architectural lighting solutions, has expanded and recently opened up two new outlets in Johannesburg and Windhoek, Namibia. The Johannesburg outlet focuses on the commercial, industrial and...

27 Mar 2015

Kim Herscovitz head of Shopper & Retail Marketing at ACDOCOSA

ACDOCOSA, a subsidiary of Astley Dye & Chemical Co in the UK, has appointed Kim Herscovitz as its head of Shopper & Retail Marketing. This is in line with its investment and repositioning as the first shopper-centric consumer packaged goods (CPG) brand-custodian distributor in Africa. Currently...

5 Nov 2014

Pepsi builds on 2014 football campaign

Earlier in the year Pepsi kicked off its global campaign with the announcement of the 2014 superstar football squad. As part of the campaign, it recently launched limited edition 'collectible cans', featuring the Pepsi global athletes such as Robin van Persie, David Luiz, Sergio Ramos, Sergio...

11 Jul 2014

Annual trend forecast from Dave Nemeth in July

The annual trend forecast for 2015/2016, entitled 'Creative Disruption', will be presented by one of the country's leading design & retail trend forecasters, Dave Nemeth at Gallagher Convention Centre on 10 July 2014 at 9am. Nemeth writes for leading publications and is often interviewed on both...

23 May 2014

Bongiwe Nocanda to edit Jet Club magazine

Bongiwe Nocanda is the new editor of Jet Club magazine. She previously held positions in the top publishing firms of Media 24, Highbury Safika and most currently as a publishing director at Viva Media. "I'm very excited about having the opportunity to deliver empowering content to such a broad base...

14 May 2014

Spur acquires Hussar Grill for $33m
Spur acquires Hussar Grill for $33m

Ventures Africa reports that Spur has acquired Hussar Grill, a steakhouse chain based in the Western Cape, for R35 million (US$3.3m). According to the report, the cash deal's effective date is 1 January 2014. For more: Ventures Africa: Spur acquires Hussar Grill for $3.3m......

13 Dec 2013

Garmin campaign enters shopping malls

A campaign that positions Garmin as more than just a car navigation tool but also a sports, marine and outdoor activity accompaniment is running at strategic shopping malls through Primall Media. The campaign, which runs until the end of January 2014, is in selected strategic mall advertising...

10 Dec 2013

Leading British, European and US brands look to expand to SA

Having successfully launched Ted Baker, one of Britain's top mid-tier designer fashion brands in the market last year, Brand Capital has now secured a deal to launch Radley+ Co, the successful British handbags and accessories brand, in time for the Christmas season in Stuttafords in South Africa....

29 Nov 2013

Greater Than launches gift card range for Foschini group

PR and communications specialists, Greater Than has partnered with its client TFG (The Foschini Group) to launch its new range of designer gift cards (themed for males, females and romance) available in stores nationwide. "Last year we ran a gift card design competition targeting tertiary...

15 May 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

11 Feb 2013

Newspaper launches loyalty programme

Media24 Sunday newspaper City Press launched its ViP Card, which will give holders access to a host of lifestyle offers, exclusive events around the country, and discounts and special offers on products and services, in its 20 November 2011 issue and at the annual Eat Out DStv Food Network Awards in...

25 Nov 2011

[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows
[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows

In case you're wondering what's been happening with the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show this month of October 2011, since Chai FM is a Jewish community radio station and this is the month of various Jewish high holy days (Rosh Hashanah/New Year, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and...

5 Oct 2011

ABF AGM gets wine sponsorship
ABF AGM gets wine sponsorship

The recent Advertising Benevolent Fund's AGM held at Cinemart received wine sponsorship for guests and prizes from "We are always grateful for sponsorship, as this means that whatever money we raise for the AGM can be directly used for our validation cases," says the ABF's Sharlene...

11 Apr 2011

The Arch - circulation increases
The Arch - circulation increases

click to enlargeQuantum Publishers, publishers of The Arch magazine, distributed and hand delivered free of charge to the tenants of Melrose Arch as well as to households in A++ areas within a five kilometre radius of the precinct, has announced that its circulation has grown from a 20 000 to a...

9 Mar 2011

New specialised cabling company opens in PE

TNW Group, which incorporates its data, security and electrical companies, that distribute networking, cabling, CCTV and electrical equipment, has opened an office in Port Elizabeth to service the Eastern Cape. It has appointed Wayne Muckheiber as MD of TNW Group Eastern Cape. For more information...

8 Feb 2011

Containerising Amway
Containerising Amway

click to enlargeAmway products will shortly be available in townships in branded containers designed by JP Beukes, owner and founder of award-winning, interior architectural practice Onepointzero. The first one has opened in KwaMashu (KwaZulu-Natal) and more of these 'spaza' shops will be located...

26 Nov 2010

This Sunday on Media@SAfm

This Sunday, 21 November 2010, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include: SABC acting group CEO Rob Nicholson, on the SABC's turnaround strategy; Alistair Roper and Andy Scott on discuss Nedbank's 30 year involvement with the Nedbank Golf...

19 Nov 2010

ASA rulings for week 45

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has issued the following rulings for week 45, 8-12 November 2010: Natures Choice Products/ Mc Cain Foods (directorate cannot consider objections at this time, no grounds supplied); Johnson 24 Hour Moisture Body Wash/ Unilever (partially...

16 Nov 2010

HICA announces best travel reporter

At the Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) yesterday, Monday 1 November 2010, Antoinette Slabbert, senior in-depth reporter at Sake 24, was announced as southern Africa's travel and tourism reporter of the year for her coverage on a number of issues affecting the hospitality industry in...

2 Nov 2010

Sunday's Media@SAfm lineup

This Sunday, 24 October 2010, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide will include Gary Naidoo, managing editor of The New Age, answering questions on the resignation of several editorial team members; Spars rebranding/repositioning under the spotlight;...

22 Oct 2010

Lineup for this Sunday's Media@safm show

This Sunday, 10 October 2010, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107FM nationwide, will include a replay of Loeries-winning radio and TV ads; Eye On Liezl van der Westhuizen, ex-Idols now SABC3 breakfast show Expresso co-host; measuring the brand promise vs brand...

8 Oct 2010

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