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A Nielsen Blueprint for Media Strategies in Africa
Marketers keen to reach African consumers need to look beyond the obvious and explore innovative and persuasive ways to resonate with niche and mass audiences.
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Global consumer confidence ended 2015 on a subdued note as the index declined two points from the third quarter to 97—the same score as the start of the year. Europe was the only region to show consistent confidence improvements throughout the year across all three indicators (job prospects, personal finances and intentions to buy).
Many marketers view South Africa’s Traditional Trade sector as a massive missed opportunity. Their desire to tap into this market is justified given that traditional trade accounts for R46 billion or 33% of all consumer goods package sales in South Africa.
Global consumer confidence increased three index points in the third quarter to 99, the highest level since 2006, and optimistic sentiment for job prospects, personal finances and spending intentions increased in nearly half of all measured markets.