BizTrends 2018

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Donald Trump unveils his 2017 Fake News Awards winners

The GOP website just couldn't keep up with the traffic its latest blog post demanded...

By Andy Walker 18 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 18 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Talking to Africa in 2018

Africa is at an interesting and exciting crossroads in its history. The predicted ease with which globalisation would be adopted is being questioned and nationalism is rising. Yet the continent is becoming an economic, political and cultural melting pot. It is inevitable if Africa is going to truly rise...

By Mimi Kalinda 13 hours ago

African short films on Oscar shortlist

Six African short films are in the running to win an Oscar, selected from 63 qualifying films...

17 hours ago

The ad industry needs diversity to thrive

For ad campaigns to be culturally relevant, agencies must reflect our society...

By Qingqile 'Wingwing' Mdlulwa 14 hours ago

Space for one more

Dirk Visser uses the paradox of The Grand Hotel to help make the concept of infinity more relatable and explains how it relates to the world of digital marketing...

By Dirk Visser 16 hours ago

Media freedom, a personal freedom

Media freedom is a right of all South Africans and not a limited mandate of editors and journalists...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 hours ago

Media24 poised to end Novus deal

Novus Holdings, previously part of the Naspers Group, looks set to have its third grim year in a row, with reports that it is set to lose the crucial contract to print Media 24's newspapers and magazines to Caxton and a number of small independent printers...

17 hours ago

Seven trends likely to lead digital agencies in 2018

As digital agencies and consultancies seek to gain distinction over competitors, seven trends will drive the development of digital in 2018...

By Bradley Elliott 12 hours ago

DUO expands its capabilities and services with three new appointments in 2018

DUO Marketing + Communications, a specialist B2B tech PR and digital marketing agency, has started the new year with the appointment of three new team members...

Issued by DUO Marketing + Communications 16 hours ago

Build and use your digital influence

Recently, Stephane Rogovsky, CEO of R-Squared Digital, a leading influencer marketing agency, presented at a Future Females "Build & Use Your Influence" conference...

Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 15 hours ago

Money talks - Ad Talent Salary Survey 2018

Ad Talent has released the results of their comprehensive annual salary survey of the communications industry in South Africa...

Issued by Ad Talent 9 hours ago

Partech Ventures launches $70m Africa VC fund

Partech Ventures has announced the launch of its Partech Africa fund, which has secured over €57 million ($70 million) toward its target size of €100 million ($122 million)...

By Tom Jackson 15 hours ago

Instagram, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

BRUSSELS - Facebook's Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said Friday...

17 hours ago

Kantar TNS and Qualtrics join forces to form global customer experience powerhouse

Research agency Kantar TNS and Qualtrics, a leader in experience management, have announced a global partnership to help organisations put customers at the heart of their business...

Issued by Kantar TNS 9 hours ago

Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website

MANILA - Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom...

18 hours ago

Defying tradition: Defy appoints Liquorice as digital and social agency

Digital agency Liquorice, a DigitasLBi company, has been appointed as Defy Appliances' digital and social media agency of record...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

3 days ago

New trends in MENA 'rebranding sexual wellness', 'mingling with the machine' and 'halal space food'

J. Walter Thompson Middle East and Africa's Innovation Group has released its sixth annual consumer trends report, covering the MENA region for 2018...

Issued by JWT 3 days ago

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Africa news

#BizTrends2018: The agencies of the future will be agile

New agency models, with creativity at the core, but more agile and flexible and inclusive of a variety of talent, will ensure a creative renaissance in South Africa...

By Karabo Denalane 13 hours ago

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one.

By Megan Bowman 3 days ago

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