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Get ready for the AI startup retail CX revolution

Virtual chatbots are becoming commonplace in the B2B marketing sector as well as for general online consumer shopping. Here's what else to expect from the AI retail startup boom as it turns customer journey on its head...

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Metamorphosis of marketing

Some big trends contributing to digital's impact on marketing and the broader business to increase revenue, decrease costs and providing the customer with an enhanced experience...

By Audrey Naidoo 26 Apr 2017

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

25 Apr 2017

Five reasons why a professional business sign makes bottom-line sense

A professional business sign can either be and asset, making you stand out in a competitive marketplace or a liability...

By Chans Weber 24 Apr 2017

#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2017

South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends

The SACSC set a date for its Annual Research Conference aiming to keep delegates up to date with new consumer behaviour and shopping patterns...

24 Apr 2017

Top eventing trends for 2017: Smart tech, fabulous food, controlled costs and a return to nature

Eventing trends in South Africa indicate return to nature, slow food, hi tech...

20 Apr 2017

The marketer of the future

Today's traditional media is rapidly evolving towards the marketing of the future. The ‘brandscape' has changed dramatically in a short space of time and marketers are struggling to keep pace with the new environment...

By Dr. Ludi Koekemoer 19 Apr 2017

When a robot stands as an independent political candidate and wins

AI is now fully on the radar. Flux Trends observes that it is the language of the machines and it's a language we now have to learn...

By Raleen Bagg 31 Mar 2017

2017: The year of taking your business from Gen X to Gen CX

On the day of love, Tuesday, 14 February, BrandLove fittingly held the much-loved Cape Town version of its CX trends update for 2017 at 360 Business Parks in Paarden Eiland...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Mar 2017

Exquisite exhibits: The latest design trends from EuroShop 2017

Discover the design trends that are being used in exhibition displays around the world.

By Pippa Naudé for Scan Display 24 Mar 2017

The five biggest advances in media and marketing today

The media world is changing more rapidly than ever before. Keep up...

By Ross Sergeant 20 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Li Edelkoort on fashion, textile, home and horticulture trends for 2018

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort is back at Design Indaba to present her annual trend seminar on fashion, textiles, bio-engineering, home and interior and design empathy. The seminar will take place on Saturday at the Artscape from 10-3pm...

3 Mar 2017

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International

LIA announces Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury

LIA has announced the members of the Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury, headed up by Michael Ritchie, MD and executive producer at Revolver/Will O'Rourke.

21 hours ago

How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump.

3 days ago

Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation, the two-day specialist event, taking place as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 19-20 June 2017, has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities.

3 days ago

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Vivendi sponsors Lions Entertainment, as programme is announced

Vivendi is to be the main sponsor of Lions Entertainment, part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

18 May 2017

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