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Darrin Thomas, Manager, Marketing and Communications Africa, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

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The true value of Twitter for brands that want to be effective

Why do brands need Twitter if there are hundreds of channels that already clutter our days? Shae Leigh explores the reasons why Twitter is still very relevant...

By Shae Leigh 22 Mar 2018

Short and sweet - Storytelling for digital marketers
Short and sweet - Storytelling for digital marketers

Storytelling in branding is not a new concept. It is something that brands have mastered and failed at, left impressions and created legacies through. The best campaigns have been identified through their storytelling and connecting with their consumers...

By Romi Adler 12 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

The time for Africa is not now - Africa is now
The time for Africa is not now - Africa is now

If you have not seen it, global is fast looking at Africa more and more as a place of innovation...

By Khangelani Dziba 28 Feb 2018

Lee Applbaum, global chief marketing officer, Patrón Spirits International.
#MeettheMarketer: Marketers are relying too heavily on data

The global chief marketing officer for Patrón Spirits International, Lee Applbaum, talks about how to deliver creative and beautiful marketing...

By Louise Marsland 8 Feb 2018

Brand consistency: Taking marketing to a higher level
Brand consistency: Taking marketing to a higher level

In the highly competitive business landscape where social media and customer experience are adding complexity to a global landscape, marketing needs to evolve...

By Paula Sartini 6 Feb 2018

Mathew Weiss, The Brand Union Africa managing director.
#BizTrends2018: Branding is the key to unlocking company innovation

The economy in which we're operating post-2007 needs to be rethought as an evolution of a zero-sum game. Innovation is what breaks the zero-sum model for companies...

By Mathew Weiss 8 Jan 2018

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture
To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

Most brands are looking at the customer experience as the most powerful way they have to set themselves apart in a market where it's becoming increasingly difficult to compete on price and product features alone...

By Richard Mullins 1 Dec 2017

#Trending: The rise of consumer resilience
#Trending: The rise of consumer resilience

How are people coping in this new connected world? A global study from Viacom looks at The Next Normal: Rise of Resilience among consumers, including from Nigeria and South Africa, and how brands should respond...

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2017

Great brand communications solutions come from collaboration
Great brand communications solutions come from collaboration

There is a need for more collaboration from all the different parts that make up brand communications....

By Khangelani Dziba 6 Nov 2017

Ten tips for excellent copywriting
Ten tips for excellent copywriting

Whether your goal is lead generation, sales conversion or brand-building, what you say and how you say it is the most powerful way to engage with your audience...

By Lauren Crooks 24 Oct 2017

Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too
Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result...

By Mike Freedman 19 Sep 2017

#Pamro2017: The reason African Lions is a critical research study for Africa
#Pamro2017: The reason African Lions is a critical research study for Africa

What happened to the ‘Africa Rising' narrative woven around Africa's burgeoning middle class, that was supposed to catapult Africa into double digit growth...?

By Louise Marsland 29 Aug 2017

What is the purpose of a brand in the digital age?
What is the purpose of a brand in the digital age?

Consumers are increasingly putting business ethics at the top of their list of considerations when spending their money, which means brands need to work harder to convince consumers that they are worthy...

By Adam Howatson 11 Aug 2017

Five rookie marketing mistakes that could impact your brand's credibility
Five rookie marketing mistakes that could impact your brand's credibility

In 2017 your brand cannot afford to lose credibility because of rookie marketing mistakes. Whether you're a small business or global corporate, online best practice is a non-negotiable.

By Shae Leigh 28 Jul 2017

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#TRENDING: What do an umbrella, a shark and a house plant have in common?

The influential Consumer Goods Forum summit was held in Africa for the first time - these are the top trends emerging...

By Louise Marsland 20 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa
#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

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#CGFSummit: Future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Five things you need to know about the future of the retail market in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Louise Marsland 16 Jun 2016

SA, Africa's most valuable nation brand
SA, Africa's most valuable nation brand

South Africa has emerged as the most valuable nation brand on the African continent in 2011, scoring a value of US$149.7 billion, distantly followed by Egypt (US$79.2 billion) and Nigeria (US$56 billion) in third place, while MTN is voted Africa's most valuable corporate brand, according to a UK-based Brand Finance study's findings released today, Wednesday 25 May 2011, in Johannesburg by the Brand Leadership Academy.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 25 May 2011

Issa Sikiti da Silva
[Indaba 2011] SADC countries reiterate unity, shared vision for tourism growth

SADC countries, home to about 280 million people, contribute a modest 2% to the global tourism market despite boasting amazing tourist destinations and having 'solid' marketing strategies in place. RETOSA, a permanent SADC body tasked to develop tourism in the region through effective marketing, met in Durban, South Africa, during the 2011 Tourism Indaba to plot the way forward in removing barriers hampering tourism growth and development in the region.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 May 2011

Econet eclipses Coca-Cola to clinch Zimbabwe Superbrand

Telecommunications group Econet Wireless Zimbabwe eclipsed the Coca-Cola brand to clinch the Superbrand award at a ceremony held Thursday, 2 December 2010. Coca-Cola trailed to second position, with the Spar retail franchise coming third.

By Dumisani Ndlela 6 Dec 2010

Meikles to rebrand TM Supermarkets into Pick n Pay
Meikles to rebrand TM Supermarkets into Pick n Pay

Zimbabwe's Meikles group has agreed to allow Pick n Pay to rebrand TM Supermarkets after a deal in which the South African retailer will shore up its shareholding in the supermarket chain to 49%.

By Dumisani Ndlela 2 Dec 2010

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe re-brands
Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe re-brands

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe has unveiled its new brand and has pledged to splurge a substantial amount of money on a three-month marketing and advertising campaign that kicks off this month.

By Dumisani Ndlela 11 Nov 2010

Zim: The Standard rebrands
Zim: The Standard rebrands

Zimbabwe's weekly The Standard newspaper, part of the Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) group controlled by media tycoon Trevor Ncube, has rebranded and slashed its cover price by half to US$1. The first rebranded edition hit the streets on 31 October 2010, and there has been a discernible market acceptance.

By Dumisani Ndlela 8 Nov 2010

Zimbabwe launches new destination brand

Zimbabwe has launched a fresh brand war cry, or a tourism destination brand, as they are calling it in hospitality circles: "Zimbabwe - A world of wonders". It is part of national rebranding efforts being spearheaded by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara to help reshape the image of the country.

By Dumisani Ndlela 22 Oct 2010

Zim: Over 100 brands up for Superbrand contest

The Marketing Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ) says it remains on course in its hunt for the most powerful brands in the country under the Superbrand - Brand of the Year 2010 competition launched in March 2010.

By Dumisani Ndlela 20 Aug 2010

Firm blames politics for undermining brand Zimbabwe

A property firm largely invested in hospitality and tourism has expressed concern over the country's political process which it said undermined efforts to mitigate the negative perception around brand Zimbabwe.

By Dumisani Ndlela 2 Aug 2010

TM Supermarkets rebrands

Zimbabwe's biggest retail group by outlets, TM Supermarkets has rebranded into a new look the company says reaffirms its commitment to provide an "unparalleled standard of quality and service".

By Dumisani Ndlela 26 Jul 2010

Zimbabwe pays for "brand opportunity" from Brazilian team visit

Zimbabwe has splurged an undisclosed amount of cash to lure the Brazilian national football team into the country ahead of the FIFA World Cup which kicks off in South Africa on 11 June 2010.

By Dumisani Ndlela 31 May 2010

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