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Pyrotec PackMark appoints first distributor in Zimbabwe
Pyrotec PackMark appoints first distributor in Zimbabwe

Leading privately-owned South African product identification solutions provider, Pyrotec PackMark, has announced the appointment of an exclusive distributor in Zimbabwe, Super Technologies.

Issued by Pyrotec 22 May 2014

Nampak establishes Nampak Bevcan Nigeria
Nampak establishes Nampak Bevcan Nigeria

As part of Nampak's continuing strategy of expanding its African footprint, the company has announced that it has acquired ownership of the Alucan beverage can plant in Agbara, Nigeria.

Issued by Nampak 27 Feb 2014

Nampak opens new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria
Nampak opens new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria

Nampak has commissioned a new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria. Nampak SA has a strategic partnership with Bericap, Germany, who agreed to extend the manufacturing licence to include Nampak Nigeria. The initial product will be closures for still water and will be followed by carbonated soft drink closures.

Issued by Nampak 24 Feb 2014

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

Subhash Chandra
10 Tips to create strong brand identities online

If you think your brand is suffering from a mistaken identity, a weak identity and any other identity crises, here are 10 tips to help you.

By Subhash Chandra 17 Feb 2013

[2013 trends] Pdf of 2013 Biz Trends Report now available
[2013 trends] Pdf of 2013 Biz Trends Report now available

Finally, what you've all been waiting for! Bizcommunity.com's 2013 Biz Trends Report is now available for downloading in pdf format - and this year we've improved the quality for a better tablet experience!

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Feb 2013

[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets
[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets

The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.

By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] It is no longer business as usual
[2013 trends] It is no longer business as usual

No matter how slow off the mark, we have all come to the realisation that, no matter what line of business we are in, drastic measures are needed in order for us to not only increase market share but also to survive. It is not, however, all doom and gloom and for those who are embracing innovation and prepared to experiment with new ideas, a lot of opportunity awaits to reconnect with consumers and rise above the negative economic factors.

By Dave Nemeth 30 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] Opportunities for growth within marketing and advertising arena
[2013 trends] Opportunities for growth within marketing and advertising arena

There are a few trends to be aware of in 2013 which will help create opportunities within the advertising and marketing arena in South Africa. A number of these come from local and international intelligence.

By Johanna McDowell 29 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] Predictions for the retail sector
[2013 trends] Predictions for the retail sector

A transformation is in motion amongst shoppers and retailers country-wide. Consumers are becoming more discerning and demanding, and retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to innovate, offer quality and savings - all in one eco-friendly package! Here are some interesting trends for the retail sector that I've identified for 2013.

By Gareth Pearson 23 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] 'Goodvertising' - the key to brand leadership
[2013 trends] 'Goodvertising' - the key to brand leadership

There's a transformational shift happening and it's picking up pace in the New Year. Business and its far-reaching (some might say overreaching) arm, advertising, are becoming more responsible, more caring and more sustainable.

By Thomas Kolster 22 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] Eyes front and centre
[2013 trends] Eyes front and centre

How does your brand break through the clutter? If you're in the business of understanding and catering to the evolution of consumer needs, desires and expectations, look front and centre. Here are my predictions for 2013...

By Abey Mokgwatsane 18 Jan 2013

PROPAK West Africa gears up for inaugural event
PROPAK West Africa gears up for inaugural event

Montgomery West Africa, organisers of PROPAK West Africa, are getting ready to welcome visitors to the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria as the show prepares to launch its inaugural event from 4-6 September 2012.

24 Jul 2012

Peninsula Beverage Company wins international award
Peninsula Beverage Company wins international award

At the recent Eurasia and Africa President's Sustainability Awards function that took place in Istanbul, Turkey, Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev), local bottler of Coca-Cola products, was identified as one of the Top 10 bottlers out of 250 bottlers in the Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa region.

2 Jul 2012

Cannes Lions: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Juries
Cannes Lions: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-23 June, has announced the members of a further four juries: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Lions. South Africa is represented on the Design jury (Shelley-Ann Atkinson, Grid Worldwide Branding & Design) and on the Film jury (Catherine Ireland, Amplified).

30 Mar 2012

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters
Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters

Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 13: Break into new markets using innovative strategies
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 13: Break into new markets using innovative strategies

Find out how to break into new markets with innovative strategies by listening to the Biz Takeouts podcast of last week's Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show, which airs every Wednesday 6pm-7pm on 101.9 FM in Johannesburg and via streaming audio. [twitterfall]

5 Sep 2011

Tobacco giant to challenge plain packaging laws

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Global tobacco giant Philip Morris will launch legal action over Australia's plan to introduce plain cigarette packaging, it said today, warning the damages bill could run to billions of Oz dollars.

27 Jun 2011

Enter the London International Awards
Enter the London International Awards

LONDON, UK: Entries are now open for the London International Awards (LIA). To be eligible for entry into the awards, entries submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1 July 2010 and 31 July 2011.

14 Apr 2011

Dubai International Print Award 2011 winners
Dubai International Print Award 2011 winners

DUBAI, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Chamber's Printing and Publishing Group (PPG), has announced the award winners of the fifth 'Dubai International Print Award 2011' during a gala dinner held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai.

8 Feb 2011

Private label gets quality reputation; consumers change buying habits
Private label gets quality reputation; consumers change buying habits

CHICAGO, US: The private label market has enjoyed sales growth in recent years that isn't likely to decrease in the near future. Private label companies continue to introduce better-for-you products and more attractive packaging, all while being easier on consumers' pockets.

By Mintel Oxygen 25 Jan 2011

ADC announces 90th Annual Awards jury for Design
ADC announces 90th Annual Awards jury for Design

NEW YORK, US: The Art Directors Club (www.adcglobal.org), a leading organization for creatives in integrated media and claimed to be the first global creative collective of its kind, has announced the full Design jury of leading designers, creatives and educators for the ADC 90th Annual Awards.

12 Jan 2011

Accenture, comScore, dunnhumbyUSA announce initiation of breakthrough study
Accenture, comScore, dunnhumbyUSA announce initiation of breakthrough study

RESTON, US: Accenture, comScore, Inc., and dunnhumbyUSA have announced a groundbreaking initiative to help consumer packaged goods (CPG) marketers better understand the link between consumers' usage of brand websites and their in-store brand buying behaviour.

11 Jan 2011

Lynx: Fitch to chair inaugural Design Jury
Lynx: Fitch to chair inaugural Design Jury

DUBAI: To further enhance and complement the creative advertising and communications awards of the 4th Dubai International Advertising Festival, a new Design category will be added in 2011, chaired by designer Rodney Fitch CBE, founder of Fitch and Professor of Retail Design at TUDelft University, Holland.

7 Jan 2011

Nampak plan to box clever pays off
Nampak plan to box clever pays off

Nampak announced that for the year ended 30 September 2010, its operating profit increased by 126% following good turnarounds in the paper businesses in South Africa and Europe and the sale or closure of a number of loss-making businesses.

24 Nov 2010

Consumer packaged goods trends for 2011
Consumer packaged goods trends for 2011

LONDON, UK: Mintel, the global leader in market and consumer intelligence, has predicted the worldwide consumer packaged goods (CPG) trends set to make an impact in 2011.

8 Nov 2010

Eco-lovers attracted by perceived superior quality
Eco-lovers attracted by perceived superior quality

CHICAGO, US: Consumer demand for sustainable food and drink continues to grow, and companies are increasing the supply, as Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) has tracked more than 13 000 new sustainable food and drink products since 2005. While 84% of consumers say they regularly buy green or sustainable food and drink, some are unaware of what the claims actually mean.

5 Nov 2010

Adobe celebrates winners of 10th annual Design Achievement Awards
Adobe celebrates winners of 10th annual Design Achievement Awards

LOS ANGELES, US/JOHANNESBURG, SA: Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced the winners of its 10th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA), celebrating global student achievements that bring technology and the creative arts together.

29 Oct 2010

Sustainable packaging: UK's HDPE milk bottle recycling rate increases to 72%

LONDON, UK: A new HDPE plastic milk bottle recycling study from Recoup1 (RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited) identifies that 72% of HDPE milk bottles consumed and collected in the UK during 2009 were recycled - a significant increase on the previous year's figure of 57%.

18 Oct 2010

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