E-Commerce Innovations Will Revolutionise The Online Shopping Experience

Craig Lubbe, CEO of bidorbuy, discusses emerging e-commerce opportunities and what entrepreneurs abroad are doing that their local counterparts could be doing. In May this year, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released a report that showed e-commerce’s share of the global retail trade grew from 14% in 2019 to 17% in 2020. The huge increase, representing tens of [...]

By |2021-12-15T17:29:50+02:00December 8th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Empathy Is Key To Demonstrating A Brand’s Commitment To Authenticity

According to Reagan Kok, Hoorah Digital CEO, it is worth interrogating what exactly is meant by empathy in the context of business generally and marketing and advertising specifically. Empathy is the ability to understand or share another person’s feelings or experiences. By implication, this suggests that empathy in the business context is about placing the needs and desires of the customer [...]

By |2021-10-24T09:54:58+02:00October 24th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Digital First Impressions Matter Far More Than You Think

Brent Haumann, Managing Director, Striata, says research shows that you have just seven seconds to make a first impression. In today’s world, chances are that the first time a customer comes across your business, it won’t be through an advert or a shopfront, but online. That digital first impression matters far more than you might think. As is the case in [...]

By |2021-10-18T08:56:37+02:00October 18th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Digital Experience Platforms And What They Imply For Africa

According to Ndagi Job Goshi, GM Liferay Africa, thanks to the ubiquity of consumer technology, nearly all customer experiences are – at least to some degree – digital. So, in order to stay competitive, organisations need to provide the best possible digital experiences. Around the globe, companies have come to realise that the things most likely to set them apart from [...]

By |2021-09-27T10:21:54+02:00September 27th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Brands Need Proper Measurement And Success Criteria For Social Media

According to Richard Lord, Media & Operations Director at Meta Media, during 2020, TV benefitted from a captive, stay-at-home audience with more time on their hands. Newspapers and magazines suffered as traditional distribution channels were decimated. Out of Home (OOH) fell off a cliff as there was nobody out and about. And the platform that arguably benefitted the most? Digital. 2020 [...]

By |2021-08-01T15:59:48+02:00August 1st, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Building A Strong Digital Marketplace Strategy Is Not Optional

Haydn Townsend, Managing Director at Accenture Interactive Africa, says small, agile companies are enjoying great success in digital marketplaces. As digitally native businesses that can evolve on the fly, these brands are capitalising on the multitude of shoppers on the likes of Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models and food delivery ecosystems. However, a disruptive […]

By |2021-05-10T09:01:16+02:00May 3rd, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Innovative And Engaging Digital Experiences Are Emerging For Brands And Advertisers

Grant Kruger, business lead ID/IT at LG Electronics South Africa, says in-store advertising is undergoing a significant digital transformation. As lockdown restrictions ease and retail spaces open up, there has never been a better time to take another look at digital signage. As the way we interact with the world around us becomes increasingly digital, […]

By |2021-03-29T08:33:45+02:00March 23rd, 2021|Digital Signage|0 Comments
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