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#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened an exciting morning stream covering topics of innovation in the digital space as well as a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Activate shopper senses and grow in-store sales - Mood Media

Sensory marketing has positive emotional, cognitive and behavioral impacts on shoppers in-store, notes a new behavioural study...

13 Nov 2019

5 steps to becoming a smarter target marketer

Dr Carl Driesener, senior marketing scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) of marketing science in Australia - the home of evidence-based marketing, shared five steps to being a smarter target marketer at Spark Media's recent 'seminar roadshow'...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2019

The Goldilocks role of targeting in evidence-based marketing

Dr Carl Driesener, of Australia's Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI), the home of evidence-based marketing - showcased little-known traps of targeting at their recent Spark Media-hosted annual presentation, to assist in achieving better marketing results...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Nov 2019

The importance of brand positioning in a depressed economy

When the going gets tough, the marketing budget gets slashed. It's an age-old truism that marketing activities are among the first to be cut back during austere times...

By Nona Koza and Gabrielle Gray 5 Nov 2019

#FairnessFirst: Go beyond pink branding for true female customer satisfaction

Her focus on how financial services, in particular, tend to connect with females consumers in the wrong way was a stand-out section of Barbara Cador, global head of Kantar's CX+ initiative's opening presentation at the Cape Town version of the Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Nov 2019

#ExperienceAdvantage: It takes a village to get CX right, from the inside - Kantar

Marketing insights continued at Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass when Collective ID's Zanele Ntulini took to the platform to share a practical guide in explaining what we often forget in aligning the customer experience with the brand promise when tackling customer experience projects...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Oct 2019

Drivers and fears of SA's online consumers

Local representatives from market research and consulting firm IPSOS recently shared a preview of some of the key insights gleaned from its yet to be released global trend survey for 2019...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2019

The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?

Is fashion styling the next field to be disrupted by artificial intelligence, or will the human eye remain supreme?

By Mark Liu 25 Oct 2019

6 trends shaping the shopping mall experience

A decade ago, building a profitable mall was simple. If you got the location, size, layout, parking and access routes right, you had retailers and shoppers in the bag...

By Theresa Terblanche 23 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How physical retail is reinventing itself

John Ryan, a London-based journalist and analyst focused on retail design and strategy, shares a glimpse into what's new and what matters in the global retail environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Oct 2019

How technology helps brands evolve

Today's customers are tech-savvy; have access to brands across a global marketplace; are not restricted to trading hours; and they know what they want.

By Paula Sartini 18 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: Physical retail must surprise and delight

Over 1,400 delegates from the retail, shopping centre and associated industries are gathered in Cape Town this week for the 23rd SACSC Annual Congress...

17 Oct 2019

Data technology driving agility in retail

Competition amongst suppliers and retailers are at an all-time high, and today's consumer is much less predictable than in the past...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2019

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