12 FMCG trends in Africa in 2012 #retail #africa

Shopping cart online retail"What does 2012 hold in terms of marketing and advertising in the FMCG sector? It is going to be the year of helping consumers empower themselves through mobile and social media platforms, of turning over cents and creating value, in short, of making peace with technology and its influence on the behaviour of consumers, while taking steps to counter the continued effects of the Great Recession."

  1. Mobile
  2. Free access
  3. Rising video and social communication
  4. More pre-purchase online research
  5. Online grocery shopping boom
  6. Healthier choices
  7. QR codes
  8. More digital coupons and loyalty efforts
  9. Social media needs to move beyond ‘like’
  10. TVCs get shorter
  11. Affordable production alternatives
  12. Offline word of mouth marketing returns

This is a great article by Steve Cragg on Bizcommunity about online retail trends for 2012.

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