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King James wears Africa’s crown

21-10-2014 News Snip

King James wears Africa’s crown

The South African-based King James Group was named Africa’s Agency of the Year at the recent 2014 African Cristal Festival awards held in Marrakesh, Morocco. The awards celebrate exceptional creative work produced on the continent and form part of the international Cristal Festival, which already encompasses Europe and the Middle East. King James Group is a Cape Town independent agency providing...

Why ‘differentiation’ is still a key weapon for marketers

20-10-2014 News Snip

Why ‘differentiation’ is still a key weapon for marketers

Despite the pace of global business speeding up and a greater need to businesses to be nimble in order to react to market changes and competitor challenges, differentiation remains a key strategy for marketers. This is according to Dr Thomas Oosthuizen, previously an independent marketing consultant and academic based in South Africa, and now London-based Global Consulting Director with marketing...

Angola’s retail sector shows strong growth

17-10-2014 News Snip

Angola’s retail sector shows strong growth

Angola’s retail sector is expected to grow by 8% next year, increasing from $US28-billion in 2014 to $US30-billion next year. The rise means that retail now makes up more than 21% of the country’s GDP – up from only 15% in 2002.This is according to a study released by Eaglestone, an investment bank that focuses on sub-Saharan Africa. The bank says...

Pizza brand war hots up in SA

16-10-2014 News Snip

Pizza brand war hots up in SA

A skirmish for market share between rival pizza brands in South Africa is turning into a high-profile war as the well-established leading incumbent gears up to defend its territory from two American newcomers. Debonairs Pizza, owned by Africa-wide food giant Famous Brands and with around 500 outlets in South Africa alone, has promised to take the fight to Pizza Hut and...

Copy of Amazon makes ground-breaking retail transition

15-10-2014 News Snip

Copy of Amazon makes ground-breaking retail transition

Last week two major South African e-commerce platforms – Kalahari.com and Takealot.com – announced they would merge, partly because of the increasing online competition from traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers. Now global e-commerce pioneer Amazon.com is going in the opposite direction and taking on the physical retailers by setting up its own offline bricks-and-mortar store. The outlet is to be located in the...

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