#BizTrends2019: If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?

The Oxford Dictionaries chose 'toxic' as its annual "Word of the Year". For 2019, the winning brands will be those that work to restore consumers' trust in a toxic environment...

By Rachel Thompson 16 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now

Technology is the single most important investment that retailers need to make, in order to ensure that their fashion stores stay relevant...

By Robyn Cooke 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social marketing, and true word (of mouth) power

When Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, invited me to discuss all things social marketing trend-related over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the first of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jan 2019

Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The year we rethink segmentation

If there's one thing we love as marketers, it's squeezing ever-evolving consumers into deceptively neat PowerPoint boxes. Too many customer segmentation reports are based on over-simplified, outdated data - just ask 'Bargaining Busi' and 'Premium Pam'...

By Dali Tembo 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

By Ailsa Wingfield 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping

Service is the new selling. This dedication towards offering tailored service is what differentiates mass from niche online retailers. We're no longer selling things, but the experience of buying them...

By Graham van der Merwe 10 Jan 2019

5 retail trend predictions for 2019

With this year coming to a close, what must retailers do to prosper in 2019?

7 Dec 2018

Unilever CMO Keith Weed to retire in 2019

NEWSWATCH: Unilever CMO Keith Weed will retire from the role next year, after 35 years at the company...

6 Dec 2018

The consumer power-shift of the digital age

Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate...

By Itumeleng Mukhovha 6 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2

Nicola Cooper delivered a trend talk on the localisation of global trends at the recent ATF Trade Expo in Cape Town...

By Maroefah Smith 5 Dec 2018

#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

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

Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation

With sustainability and recycling on the legislative agenda globally, it's only a matter of time before non-sustainable practices are met with penalties; and brands are taking preventative measures...

29 Nov 2018

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