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#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1

The moment you provide the South African consumer with what they need, they will start purchasing whatever you are selling. This was the main message from trend analyst Nicola Cooper...

By Maroefah Smith 4 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Netflix is extending its library of original African content
Netflix is extending its library of original African content

African subscribers of Netflix will soon be able to watch local shows. The global streaming giant has planned to add original series from Africa next year to its ever-growing roster...

4 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Snapchat expands MENA video library
Snapchat expands MENA video library

Broadcasters are working on popular series for Snapchat's Discover page, with 32 shows across entertainment, sport and food...

4 Dec 2018

TOURISM

The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities
The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

No matter what your reasons are for travelling, be it business or leisure, chances are you are joining the majority of visitors who research, plan, pay for and enjoy visits to destinations...

By Enver Duminy 4 Dec 2018

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Customer experience is key to survive the e-commerce onslaught
Customer experience is key to survive the e-commerce onslaught

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have no chance of surviving the onslaught from e-commerce unless they invest in their customer experience...

4 Dec 2018

TOURISM

Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey
Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey

Dr Berenice Pendzialek, a Chinese outbound tourism specialist, speaks to Eugene Yiga about China's technological trends and how to connect with Chinese tourists along different touchpoints of the customer journey...

By Eugene Yiga 4 Dec 2018

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Unilever to buy GSK's Horlicks unit for $3.8bn
Unilever to buy GSK's Horlicks unit for $3.8bn

Unilever will acquire the Health Food Drinks portfolio of GlaxoSmithKline in India, Bangladesh and 20 other predominantly Asian markets for $3.8billion...

4 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google
12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

4 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

TV shopping platform launched in Nigeria
TV shopping platform launched in Nigeria

Response Architects launches Nigeria's first international tele-shopping platform, Shopex TV...

4 Dec 2018

HEALTHCARE

Minister of Health of Burkina Faso, Professor Nicolas Meda and Minister of Health of Rwanda, Dr Diane Gashumba
Addressing neglected tropical diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of communicable diseases that affect 1.58-billion people globally, 39% of whom live in Africa...

4 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Search is on for Africa's best innovators and makers
Search is on for Africa's best innovators and makers

Facebook heads to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2018 in Lagos to celebrate African innovation...

3 Dec 2018

RETAIL

How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans
How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans

Sears did more than pioneer the mail-order catalogue over a century ago. It helped make America a more inclusive place at a time when Jim Crow was rampant...

By Einav Rabinovitch-Fox 3 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Pepe Marais, Jay Badza and Dion Chang. Image supplied.
Marketing the Future zooms in on digital disruption

The hot topic of digital disruption, and consequentially the accelerated pace at which our working lives are shifting, was tackled from three seemingly disparate directions at Marketing the Future, a recent event held by the IMM Graduate School...

3 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurship
Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurship

Government and private sector to get together at the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh to foster greater regional integration through investments and cross border collaboration...

3 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Pacinamix CEO bags two awards at the Pan-African Awards
Pacinamix CEO bags two awards at the Pan-African Awards

At a gala dinner celebrating continental greatness, Pacinamix CEO Manzini Zungu was nominated for and walked away with both the Continental and Regional recognition awards under the Business and Professional Services category at the Pan-African Awards...

Issued by Pacinamix 3 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Introducing the first-ever single-brand rewards programme in South Africa - Royco Rewards
Introducing the first-ever single-brand rewards programme in South Africa - Royco Rewards

Think of rewards or loyalty programmes, and immediately your mind goes to the retail store brands, like Clicks or Dis-Chem. Why have we not yet seen a loyalty programme rewarding customers for their regular purchase of a single brand?...

By Candice Goodman, Issued by Mobitainment 3 Dec 2018

TOURISM

Lufthansa introduces the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route
Lufthansa introduces the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route

Lufthansa has added the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route, with its flight landing in Cape Town on Sunday, 2 December 2018...

3 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Lionel Reina, chief executive officer, APO Group.
New APO CEO to take group global

APO Group appoints former Orange Africa and Middle East senior executive as CEO...

3 Dec 2018

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

PIDA Week ends with call for Africa to accelerate infrastructure projects
PIDA Week ends with call for Africa to accelerate infrastructure projects

The fourth Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 26-28 November...

3 Dec 2018

ICT

Trends empowering intelligent transformation
Trends empowering intelligent transformation

A new age is dawning. For big companies, the oncoming era will require new skill sets, technologies, alignments and business models...

By Jim Holland 3 Dec 2018

AGRICULTURE

A brief history of South Africa's maize production
A brief history of South Africa's maize production

A recently published research paper by agricultural economists Jan Greyling and Philip Pardey in the Agrekon Journal brings home some key points about South Africa's maize production in terms of commercial and smallholder share contribution...

By Wandile Sihlobo 3 Dec 2018

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New CEO for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
New CEO for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Jacques Vermeulen has been appointed group CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), effective from 1 December 2018...

3 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sabre trophies.
Africa SABRE PR awards call for entry

Entries for Africa's continent-wide public relations award, the African SABRE Awards, are now open...

3 Dec 2018

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt
Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt

Most African countries have made strong progress in achieving major development goals in the last few years. Despite this much needed progress, the past decade has seen flooding damage or destroy much of this same infrastructure,..

By Olalekan Adekola 3 Dec 2018

TOURISM

SA is favoured as one of the leading MICE destinations in Africa
SA is favoured as one of the leading MICE destinations in Africa

During this week's IBTM World trade show conference, it was emphasised how South Africa has become a leader in business events; with the announcement of its hosting of the 2019 ICCA Association Meetings Programme and launch of its new business events campaign...

30 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

New African magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Africans
New African magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Africans

Gender parity achieved for the first time in list of 100 Most Influential Africans...

30 Nov 2018

TOURISM

AccorHotels strengthens West Africa footprint with signing of new hotel
AccorHotels strengthens West Africa footprint with signing of new hotel

AccorHotels has signed Mövenpick Hotel Dakar in partnership with Excellenc6 Senegal Hotels & Resorts...

30 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Deezer to focus on Arabic content in MENA
Deezer to focus on Arabic content in MENA

The French streaming firm Deezer partnered with the Arab world's largest record label Rotana in August to offer users a wide selection of Arabic hits...

30 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

The death knell for advertising value equivalency as a PR metric?
The death knell for advertising value equivalency as a PR metric?

It's time to revise our evaluation methodologies. If one of the world's leading professional body has declared its intention to send it into exile is perhaps an indication that it's time to move on from using AVE as a PR metric. ...

By Leago Monareng 30 Nov 2018

TOURISM

Ulf Rydin via
Tanzania tour operators lose hope

Tour operators in Tanzania are losing hope over the government's delay to enforce the import duty exemptions on tourist vehicles as the clock ticks towards the onset of the high tourism season...

By Adam Ihucha 30 Nov 2018

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