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In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium
In-store retail engagement - a simple yet significant medium

In-store face-to-face engagement with the consumer still forms a crucial role in both introducing new products, as well as directly influencing the shopper's purchasing decision at the final point-of-purchase.

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 22 Jun 2017

Sthembile Shabangu
Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

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Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign as a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2017

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What does it mean to be 'cool' and 'relevant' in brand building?

Brands across the board, especially SA brands, are failing dismally at being relevant, particularly when it comes to the so-called millennials (pursuing this target segment does not automatically make your brand 'cool' or 'relevant')

By Bogosi Motshegwa 14 Jun 2017

Chris Ogden
Brand building in Africa through field sales

The most successful entrants into Africa have been careful and selective about the markets they enter, and chose the right regions and cities for their business model and/or product/service

By Chris Ogden 13 Jun 2017

Sarah-Jane Harling Account Director Advertising BBC Worldwide Africa
#Newsmaker: Sarah-Jane Harling joins BBC Worldwide to grow its advertising business across Africa

BBC Worldwide recently appointed Sarah-Jane Harling in the newly created role of advertising account director for its Africa division, based at BBC's Melrose Arch office

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2017

The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life
The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life

Winners of the #REDExperiment - a collaboration between Radisson Red and the Youngblood Africa Foundation - were announced at the Youngblood Art Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town

By Robin Fredericks 6 Jun 2017

Tech's ‘fearsome five' dominate the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2017
Tech's ‘fearsome five' dominate the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2017

Technology giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook take the top five places in the 2017 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released today by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 6 Jun 2017

Coke Studio Africa 2017 launches for African artists
Coke Studio Africa 2017 launches for African artists

Coke Studio Africa 2017 launches from the merger of Coca-Cola's flagship music show, the Coke Studio Africa with Coke Studio South Africa

6 Jun 2017

Admap Prize 2017 winners announced
Admap Prize 2017 winners announced

How should TV and social media be used to maximum effect? Kyle Findlay of Kantar TNS South Africa wins silver for his paper, “Four tips for using TV with social”

Issued by Kantar TNS 5 Jun 2017

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Harnessing the longevity of 'cool'

One brand has maintained its cool factor for seven years running, but how did they do it?

By Danny Bryer 25 May 2017

Fighting fake news flames
Fighting fake news flames

Fake news, false claims, invented opinions and online rumour can seriously burn your reputation. Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico, unpacks a strategy for putting out fake news fires before they rage out of control and explains how to manage your reputation in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand

By Oresti Patricios 25 May 2017

New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals
New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals

Leán Muller has recently been appointed as the new head to direct Fairtrade Label in accomplishing the vast goals it has set for 2017

By Cari Coetzee 24 May 2017

Gen X: How to get the generation right (part 3)
Gen X: How to get the generation right (part 3)

Based on Viacom's extensive research on Generation X, how should brands, advertisers, marketers and media companies alike re-evaluate the way they represent this group of consumers?

By Jessica Tennant 24 May 2017

Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)
Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)

While the world was focusing on Millennials and Baby Boomers, Gen X were quietly reinventing what it means to be an adult today

By Jessica Tennant 23 May 2017

Orange launches in Liberia.
Orange becomes market leader in Liberia after acquisition

Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa

22 May 2017

Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)
Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)

Christian Kurz, senior vice president, global insights for Viacom International Media Networks unpacks the media company's latest global study and some game-changing insights on Generation X

By Jessica Tennant 19 May 2017

Thebe Ikalafeng, brand and reputation expert, at 2017 African Utility Week
#AUW2017: Why utilities need to build better brands

The ever-vibrant and inspirational brand and reputation expert Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week

By Sindy Peters 19 May 2017

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Context - the key to unlocking emerging market potential

South Africa tends to fall into the same style of activations - especially when looking at emerging markets

By Cas Dreijer 18 May 2017

New ad platform for brands in Africa
New ad platform for brands in Africa

Truecaller, one of the leading communication platforms in the world, starts rolling out its ad platform for brands in Africa

18 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba
#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

The annual Travel Indaba has rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

Brand Union creates new brand CI for Arise
Brand Union creates new brand CI for Arise

A unique new visual identity was created for new African financial brand, Arise, by Brand Union

15 May 2017

Cindy Langeveld
Is African business ready for social impact?

There is a growing optimism about the continent's future as the performance of economies of countries such as Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique keep hopes of a growth explosion alive

By Cindy Langeveld 8 May 2017

Neil Jankelowitz, joint managing director of MSC Sports.
Does sponsorship really strengthen either brand?

Lots of space has been given to the topic of sponsorships lately, with brands throwing their name, weight and money behind all and sundry - sporting events in particular. But few question whether they actually benefit the sponsor and the sponsored party alike

By Leigh Andrews 2 May 2017

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series

By Brett Parker 25 Apr 2017

Alon Lits
Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria

By Jaco Maritz 21 Apr 2017

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Grow your storytelling, grow your brand

In prehistoric times, great stories were told sitting around a campfire. In the glow of the flames storytellers would share exciting tales to impart information, to teach, to encourage and to entertain. Storytelling is an evolutionary mechanism crucial to human communication and central to our success

By Parusha Partab 20 Apr 2017

Alex Acton, WWC head of Business in Africa.
World Wide Creative expands into Africa

Innovation Agency, WWC is quickly becoming recognised as an agency that understands a continent with very unique business challenges. Through its partnerships with global brands, they have provided digital services in Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Egypt, Zimbabwe and Namibia

11 Apr 2017

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Does leadership matter in nation brand building?

It may not be immediately apparent about why, and indeed whether, leadership matters in brand building. After all, at first glance, it may seem that a successful brand can be built through the technical application of principles of brand building and management

By Manusha Pillai 11 Apr 2017

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