MARKETING & MEDIA

Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer (CCO) for M&C Saatchi Group SA as well as founder of I See A Different You, is serving on this year’s Cannes Lions Print & Publication jury.
#CannesLions2019: "Purpose-driven work led by conscious consumerism" - Neo Mashigo

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Neo Mashigo.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Debbie McIntyre, marketing and research director at Spark Media. Image supplied.
#Roots2019: Brand loyalty is dead

Brands like to think that everyone loves their brand, but the harsh reality is that while they use your brand, they also use everyone else's brands. However, people are going into a store more often and this is an opportunity for brands.

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2019

FINANCE

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5 ways Africa's payments industry is evolving

Africa is still home to a large unbanked population. Eighty percent of adults in sub-Saharan Africa don't use any formal or informal banking facilities, and only 5% of adults have a credit card. It's not just customers who are excluded: even in the relatively advanced South African market where 75% of adults have a bank card, only 6% of sellers or merchants accept card payments.

By Vaughan Alexander 12 Jun 2019

RETAIL

Woolworths wins two prestigious international awards
Woolworths wins two prestigious international awards

Woolworths has snapped up two prestigious international awards in emerging categories in digital, tech, experiential and data-driven marketing for their visual merchandising windows, and creative content for their 2018 Christmas campaign respectively.

12 Jun 2019

AGRICULTURE

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SA's first shipment of citrus arrives in China

The historic shipment of 5,200 tonnes of citrus in a breakbulk vessel has arrived at Shanghai Port in the People's Republic of China.

12 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Regine le Roux, managing director of Reputation Matters.
Why ethics and reputation matters in Africa [study]

African Public Relations Association (Apra) presented its second ethics and reputation research study at the organisation's 31st annual conference hosted in Kigali, Rwanda last month. The study, powered by reputation research agency Reputation Matters, surveyed 225 CEOs, executives, directors, senior management and public relations individuals across Africa, with the overarching goal to better understand how ethics and reputation play a role in our daily lives and on a business and country level.

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Nikki Taylor-Garrett, creative director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, serving on this year’s Cannes Lions Brand Experience & Activations jury.
#CannesLions2019: "Cause-related work tackling internet-breaking subjects" - Nikki Taylor-Garrett

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Nikki Taylor-Garrett.

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Brexit and Africa: How Africa can benefit

Brexit, combined with the trade wars involving the world's two powerhouse economies, China and the USA, is a major factor in generating global uncertainty at present. Uncertainty is bad for global business, which also impacts African countries, including Nigeria - the biggest economy on the African continent.

By Andrew Skipper 11 Jun 2019

RETAIL

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Unilever launches online store on Jumia

Unilever has launched its online store on Jumia dubbed the 'Everyday Essentials Store'. The online store houses some of the company's fast-selling brands, such as Close-up Red Hot and Herbal lines, Knorr, Lifebuoy, Lux, Pepsodent, Sunlight, Vaseline, and Shea Moisture.

11 Jun 2019

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

#YouthMonth: SA teens assemble plane to fly from Cape to Cairo
#YouthMonth: SA teens assemble plane to fly from Cape to Cairo

This June, a historic aviation challenge will take place as 20 South African teenagers embark on a Cape to Cairo - and back - excursion in a self-assembled Sling-4 aircraft that uses ordinary motor fuel and was built in only three weeks.

11 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Queen Sono.
Netflix begins production on its first African original series

Netflix has started production on its first original African series, Queen Sono, an action-packed spy thriller produced by Johannesburg-based Diprente Films. Pearl Thusi stars in the title role as an unconventional spy working for an undercover South African agency devoted to protecting the people of Africa.

10 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the world
Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the world

"The future of humanity is increasingly African." That's according to UNICEF, summing up how rapidly Africa is changing and growing as it becomes one of the single largest contributors to the world's population. Africa's economy is on the rise, freedom and prosperity are continuing to rise, and the continent is home to a youthful and dynamic population.

By Nunu Ntshingila 10 Jun 2019

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa
DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa

DHL Africa eShop has seen impressive growth since launching and has now been rolled out to nine more countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

10 Jun 2019