MARKETING & MEDIA

Chief creative officer, Pete Case leaving Ogilvy SA. Image supplied.
CCO Pete Case leaving Ogilvy SA

After five years at the helm, chief creative officer, Pete Case is taking a break from the industry, leaving Ogilvy at the end of 2019.

1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

Johnny Clegg dies at 66
Johnny Clegg dies at 66

It has been confirmed that Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the afternoon of 16 July 2019 at his family home in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2 days ago

RETAIL

Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers
Retail in 2030: AI, IoT, big data, and omnichannel as teenagers

Will technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) mean the end of human engagement and shopping in a physical retail store? Will we become completely dependent on Internet of Things (IoT) technology for shopping? Will we rely on a fridge to remind us of our shopping lists? Will we see robots shopping side-by-side with us in Checkers? Let's explore Retail 2030.

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Digital Impact Awards' nominees for 2019 announced.
Nominees announced for Digital Impact Awards in Africa

Organisers of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa, HiPipo, have released the nominees for the 6th Digital Impact Awards Africa. Under the theme #IncludeEveryone, Digital Impact Awards Africa is a platform that promotes digital inclusion, financial inclusion and cybersecurity.

3 days ago

RETAIL

10 retail trends for 2019
10 retail trends for 2019

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention, a recently released report by Coresight Research finds. "We anticipate that the year will be marked by spectacular retail, fast retail, and smart retail," the report states. "The result will be a global retail sector that is stronger and better equipped to serve rising consumer expectations."

By Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Social media has made brands less relevant, not more

When social media first hit the radar of marketers, the possibilities seemed endless. Finally, marketing would be a true two-way conversation.

By Estelle Nagel 15 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Image credit: Mein Deal on Unsplash.
How to use design thinking to build the next Amazon

CNN recently called Amazon "the most valuable company on the planet". A big part of the goliath's success comes down to design thinking and founder Jeff Bezos's insistence on an empty chair.

By Anne-marie le Roux 15 Jul 2019

LIFESTYLE

The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way
The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way

The live-action release of The Lion King promises to be one of the most spectacular highlights of 2019.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Screen grab from Nike's 'Never Stop Winning' ad.
#FairnessFirst: Nike just does it again - this time standing strong for equal pay

Nike's recent run of 'Dream Crazy' ads have won more than just global recognition for their strong push towards inclusion and equality - they're also proving that brands really do make more consumer impact when they put consumer's causes first and foremost.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Data-driven marketing and advertising; and how to harness new customer data insights
Data-driven marketing and advertising; and how to harness new customer data insights

We sit in meetings with heads of different departments to plan the next marketing and advertising campaigns. What are the missteps and missed opportunities that this planning often overlook?

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 12 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny

An enormous and increasing portion of the foreign development aid coming into Africa annually is for media development. Foreign aid funds diverse projects, ranging from investigative journalism in Nigeria, to stories on Chinese building projects in Kenya, or health reporting in South Africa.

12 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting
While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting

Following global trends, magazine sales figures in South Africa are not looking hot - down by 8.4% in Q4 of 2018, according to The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa. In December 2018 alone, we saw the magazine pool shrink significantly, with last issue of Marie Claire in SA and the end of titles like Destiny and Elle, due to the liquidation of Ndalo Media.

By Rachel Briant 12 Jul 2019

RETAIL

3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019
3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019

The third annual RCS Retail Summit - held in Cape Town and Johannesburg - featured three industry experts who presented their takes on the latest trends shaping consumer behaviour within a South African context.

12 Jul 2019