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The problem with the generation gap? Marketeers keep falling into itArticle

Lumping consumers into generations based on when they were born is among the crudest forms of demographic segmentation, and when we live in a world rich in behavioural data, so unnecessary. Past behaviour is a far better and easier predictor variable than a generation-demographic...

Stuart Walsh 56 minutes ago

South Africa's superhero dietitians
South Africa's superhero dietitiansArticle

As Covid-19 has spread across the world, we have seen dietitians at the frontlines of the health response supervising life-sustaining nutrition in hospitals and care homes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 1 day ago

Are you ready for the 4IR?
Are you ready for the 4IR?Article

Business leaders are currently facing two high-level challenges: the need for business model innovation and identifying how best to use the next generation of technologies...

1 day ago

Challenger Type - The Dramatic Disruptor
Challenger Type - The Dramatic DisruptorArticle

Breaking through by changing behaviour...

Issued by eatbigfish 1 day ago

Strategic sourcing value beyond cost-savings in times of crisis
Strategic sourcing value beyond cost-savings in times of crisisArticle

With reducing spending as one of its key strategic goals, strategic sourcing is now more pressured to deliver value, particularly in times of crisis...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 26 May 2020

Reassuring and serving customers during a crisis
Reassuring and serving customers during a crisisArticle

With the current Covid-19 pandemic, financial services providers worldwide have come under unprecedented pressure...

25 May 2020

Every day is #EarthDay at Sappi
Every day is #EarthDay at SappiArticle

Today, Sappi joined the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and in honouring the theme of climate action...

Issued by Sappi 22 Apr 2020

Mpact Versapak: Responds to urgent market need with face shield
Mpact Versapak: Responds to urgent market need with face shieldArticle

Mpact Versapak has once again proved their innovative customer-centric approach to business by developing and prototyping a new face shield in a matter of days...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 Apr 2020

Sappi Symbio bio-composite solution chosen to help reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicles
Sappi Symbio bio-composite solution chosen to help reduce the environmental impact of motor vehiclesArticle

Sappi is proud to announce that its Symbio bio-composite cellulose fibre - which is derived from responsibly-managed, renewable forests - has been chosen as feedstock for the development of lightweight bio-composite materials for the Life Biobcompo project...

Issued by Sappi 15 Apr 2020

#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units
#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing unitsArticle

Godfrey Sono and Sibusiso Vilakazi successfully launched mo-Wash, mobile hand washing units into the market. This stand-alone, fully automatic portable unit requires no plumbing or drainage, providing a cost-effective hygiene solution...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Mar 2020

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Marketing in the Covid-19 ageArticle

Those of us in marketing have to be concerned with questions concerning the impact of Covid-19 on our work, our clients and the impact on the industry. Here are some thought starters that focus closer to the marketing world...

mike broom 19 Mar 2020

Digital transformation in Africa
Digital transformation in AfricaArticle

IDC defines Digital Transformation (DX) as applying new technologies to radically change processes, customer experience, and value...

Mark Walker 17 Mar 2020

Rocket Creative launches informative new website platform
Rocket Creative launches informative new website platformArticle

Rocket Creative Design & Display is thrilled to share their next significant evolution with the industry...

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 16 Mar 2020

Digital equality: South Africa still has a long way to go
Digital equality: South Africa still has a long way to goArticle

The commission's decision to force mobile operators to remove the 'poverty premium' on low-denomination, prepaid mobile bundles has been widely welcomed...

Alison Gillwald 5 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA
#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SAArticle

Solvency, a black-owned insurance solution, launched in January 2020 and is set to disrupt the short-term insurance industry in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 Feb 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending
Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spendingArticle

Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Feb 2020

The Loeries has appointed Preetesh Sewraj as its new CEO.
Preetesh Sewraj appointed new Loeries CEOArticle

The Loeries has appointed Preetesh Sewraj as its new CEO from 1 April. This comes after Andrew Human, who served as CEO for 15 years, stepped down in 2019...

23 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Using e-commerce tools to build disruptive consumer brands
#BizTrends2020: Using e-commerce tools to build disruptive consumer brandsArticle

Many disruptive consumer brands eventually expand into retailers in order to reach broader scale, and fast-moving retailers can accelerate this process...

Paul Cook 16 Jan 2020

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Customer-centric strategies will grow tourism industryArticle

The decline in international visitors has caused unease in the tourism sector. The factors attributed to this decrease are many, but tourism service providers need to look inwards to grow and recover 'Brand SA'...

12 Dec 2019

Krispy Kreme rolls out mini-locations across Cape Town
Krispy Kreme rolls out mini-locations across Cape TownArticle

Following the opening of the first Krispy Kreme store in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront, the franchise has also introduced five mini-locations across the Mother City.

15 Nov 2019

6 misconceptions about challenger brands
6 misconceptions about challenger brandsArticle

Small, scrappy underdogs, right? Disruptors? Challengers? Aren't they the same thing? With "challenger brand" returning 120 million results from Google this morning, it's no surprise that some myths and misunderstandings surround the topic...

Issued by eatbigfish 1 Nov 2019

Karabo Poppy partners with Pond's
Karabo Poppy partners with Pond'sArticle

South African skincare brand, Pond's, has teamed up with local illustrator and street artist, Karabo "Poppy" Moletsane...

25 Oct 2019

Travelstart acquires Club Travel Group
Travelstart acquires Club Travel GroupArticle

Travelstart has completed its acquisition of Southern Africa's Club Travel Group...

10 Oct 2019

Guide to surviving the supply chain of the future
Guide to surviving the supply chain of the futureArticle

Over the past decade, all around the world, corporations have been taking a long, hard look at their supply chains. Negative economic conditions, hyper-competition, rapidly changing consumer preferences and disruptive technologies have changed the business landscape...

Johan van Zyl 9 Oct 2019

A no-fail way to get your product to market
A no-fail way to get your product to marketArticle

Hopefully I caught your attention with a promise to get your product to market without failing. I have possibly, erroneously I might add, have made the whole process seem very simple, where it is actually quite complex...

Alan Hockey 12 Sep 2019

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Soil health: Feeding the world, protecting the earthArticle

Studies by scientists have shown that soil health in South Africa is declining more and more every year. Looking at specific soil biological indicators that are linked to root health and nutrient mineralisation in around 10,000 soil samples over the past five years, it has been found that more than 70% have not had optimal soil biological life...

Venessa Moodley 7 Aug 2019

Unilever holds first Beauty with Purpose Showcase in South Africa
Unilever holds first Beauty with Purpose Showcase in South AfricaArticle

Unilever recently held its first Beauty with Purpose Showcase on the African continent in Durban, South Africa. The event featured industry partners and collaborators...

29 Jul 2019

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New growth opportunities for eco-friendly pesticidesArticle

Farmers have begun to adopt the recommended practices issued by regional regulatory bodies regarding the use of crop protection chemicals to meet the growing demand for food safety in developed and developing nations...

19 Jun 2019

Glad Zip Seal Resealable Bag voted Product of the Year 2019 (Food Packaging)
Glad Zip Seal Resealable Bag voted Product of the Year 2019 (Food Packaging)Article

The Product of the Year survey has revealed that Glad Zip Seal Resealable Bags has been voted the best product in the Food Packaging category...

6 Jun 2019

Competition Commission's grocery retail market inquiry welcomed
Competition Commission's grocery retail market inquiry welcomedArticle

Specialist challenger retailers have welcomed the Competition Commission's findings on the power wielded by the major national supermarket chains over enforcing exclusive provisions in their lease agreements against challenger retailers and speciality stores...

5 Jun 2019

50-year journey from Checkers clerk to board director
50-year journey from Checkers clerk to board directorArticle

Ram Harisunker is celebrating 50 years with the Shoprite Group, a career that took him from a receiving clerk to main board director...

29 May 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries
Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countriesArticle

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

Jewel 'shines bright like a diamond'
Jewel 'shines bright like a diamond'Article

Take a look at Just Design Jhb's sparkling new design...

Issued by Just Design 24 May 2019

Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutions
Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutionsArticle

Argility is a South African enterprise software development and services company focussing on using industry 4.0 technologies in the retail and supply chain arena...

Evan-Lee Courie 2 May 2019

Builders reveals new store prototype in Boksburg
Builders reveals new store prototype in BoksburgArticle

A new store prototype developed by Builders Warehouse made its debut at the newly-opened Boksburg outlet this week, offering 3D printing, flatpack furniture, a smart home hub, and other new features.

2 May 2019

CRM events in May with Camsoft and Maximizer
CRM events in May with Camsoft and MaximizerArticle

Camsoft Solutions invites you to join them as a Maximizer CRM VIP at this year's workshops at the end of May in Johannesburg and Cape Town...

Issued by Maximizer Software 30 Apr 2019

Work showcase: The 'vuja de' moment
Work showcase: The 'vuja de' momentArticle

Justin Gomes, creative founding partner at FoxP2, shares how FoxP2 and Vizeum challenged the status quo for life insurance client IndieFin...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 3 Apr 2019

Business priorities make 2019 the year of Africa's consumers
Business priorities make 2019 the year of Africa's consumersArticle

The latest Nielsen Africa Prospects Indicator (APi) Report reveals interesting shifts in African manufacturer and retailer business priorities...

Issued by Nielsen 29 Mar 2019

Consumer demand at the forefront of African business priorities
Consumer demand at the forefront of African business prioritiesArticle

There are interesting shifts in African manufacturer and retailer business priorities and a growing appreciation for the fact that no one-size-fits-all approach is enough to ensure ongoing success in sub-Saharan Africa...

28 Mar 2019

#PoY2019: South Africa's favourite consumer products revealed
#PoY2019: South Africa's favourite consumer products revealedArticle

South Africa's most innovative consumer products have been recognised in the 11th annual Product of the Year awards...

15 Mar 2019

A brave new world requires brave new thinking and way of approaching real complex solutions!
A brave new world requires brave new thinking and way of approaching real complex solutions!Article

During our ongoing design process of the Brave Group, we scrapped away the traditional agency model thinking and asked ourselves how we can build the ultimate brave team executive to create the next evolution in independent thinkers and agency...

Issued by The Brave Group 14 Mar 2019

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa
Delivering on climate resilience in AfricaArticle

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2019

Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract
Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contractArticle

Mike and Thina Maziya's plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract with Shoprite Group...

11 Mar 2019

Sugar tax on the rise: The current global state of play
Sugar tax on the rise: The current global state of playArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's announced in his Budget Speech that the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) - aka sugar tax - will be hiked from 2,1 cents to 2,21 cents per gram of sugar per 100ml...

Elly Irving 25 Feb 2019

Survey reveals Kenya's customer experience state in 2018
Survey reveals Kenya's customer experience state in 2018Article

Kenya's second largest telco Airtel, Equity bank and pay TV service provider DSTV have emerged to be among major brands offering their customers remarkable services and satisfaction...

7 Feb 2019

SA CEOs remain cautiously optimistic
SA CEOs remain cautiously optimisticArticle

While even the most positive SA CEOs are reining in their expectations, local CEO confidence has improved in the short and medium term...

Danette Breitenbach 25 Jan 2019

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brandsArticle

Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the brands committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption...

Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jan 2019

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