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#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa
#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa

Starting an online business in South Africa can be a tricky minefield. Luckily, Insaka E-Commerce Academy CEO Warrick Kernes, using his 12 years of experience in e-commerce, let us in on his six top steps to start an online business at the Seamless Southern Africa Expo in Cape Town.

By Maroefah Smith 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Finalists announced for 2019 New York Festivals AME Awards
Finalists announced for 2019 New York Festivals AME Awards

New York Festivals AME Awards has announced the finalists for the 2019 competition.

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

South African teams on the ground in Mozambique, aided by the South African Air Force. Image credit: IPSS Medical Rescue/Paul Herbst.
#NEWSWATCH: Global relief effort after Cyclone Idai devastation

The first thing you see on the ground in Mozambique is "destruction", according to rescue teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), responding to the cyclone-hit areas in Beira, Mozambique, a port city with half a million people reportedly "90% destroyed".

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mike Joubert of the Billybo Group, in action on the eCommerce Africa 2019 stage.
#ECO19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the driving demand track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told.

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

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#SeamlessSA: A holistic approach to delivering great retail customer experience
#SeamlessSA: A holistic approach to delivering great retail customer experience

Opening her presentation at Seamless Southern Africa last week, Lauren King, executive: e-commerce and web services at Edcon, shared her understanding of customer experience (CX).

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2019

ICT

The need to construct an online strategy for the future
The need to construct an online strategy for the future

In the FMCG market, South Africa has added 100,000 new traditional trade and modern trade stores to its retail universe over the last 20 years, according to Nielsen. This is a significant number and it clearly highlights the rapid pace at which the landscape is evolving.

By Arihant Jain 20 Mar 2019

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Chantel Botha of BrandLove in action at eCommerce Africa 2019.
#ECO19: Why brands need to create emotional experiences for Generation CX

The 5th eCommerce Africa conference kicked off at the CTICC on 19 March 2019 with a keynote session by Chantel Botha, founder of BrandLove, in the customer experience track, titled: 'More than a feeling, on why CX is the #1 competitive differentiator'. Here's what you missed!

By Leigh Andrews 19 Mar 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Focus shifts to a mobile economy in Africa

Africa is judiciously positioned to be the next big mobile market, enviously eyed by global investors for her enormous growth opportunities. 2019 is undeniably the year to prioritise investments in Africa's mobile market, to leverage this monetary opportunity.

By Josephine Wawira 19 Mar 2019

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#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community
#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community

Nigerian entrepreneur Ink Eze knows how to grow an online community: her wedding community Bella Naija Weddings has over three million followers on Instagram and its counterpart, the African fashion community Aso Ebi Bella is a close second with 1.8 million Instagram followers.

By Maroefah Smith 19 Mar 2019

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#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up
#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up

Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change, says Vicus Bouwer, divisional director: retail leasing Africa, Broll, South Africa, who spoke at Seamless Southern Africa last week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Mar 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Aerial view of Tengani, Nsanje, Malawi, affected by floods due to the incessant rains from March 5 to March 9, 2019.
UN and humanitarian agencies assessing impact of "horrifying" Cyclone Idai

Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe are all counting the cost after the deadly Cyclone Idai tore through their countries over the past four days. The United Nations is sending in its teams and the Red Cross today reported that they had reached the devastated Mozambiquen city of Beira on Sunday, which is reportedly "90% destroyed".

18 Mar 2019

TOURISM

Sheraton marks guest experience transformation with new logo design
Sheraton marks guest experience transformation with new logo design

Marriott International's Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new logo paying homage to its past, depicting its vision for the future. The new design will appear across all collateral and websites from April 2019.

18 Mar 2019

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#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa
#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa

In line with its World Without Waste campaign, The Coca-Cola Company is accelerating the collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Southern and East Africa, the company announced today in recognition of Global Recycling Day.

18 Mar 2019