Finally, what you've all been waiting for! Bizcommunity.com's 2013 Biz Trends Report is now available for downloading in pdf format - and this year we've improved the quality for a better tablet experience!
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Feb 2013 14:33
No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.
By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013 12:33
As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.
By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39
No matter how slow off the mark, we have all come to the realisation that, no matter what line of business we are in, drastic measures are needed in order for us to not only increase market share but also to survive. It is not, however, all doom and gloom and for those who are embracing innovation and prepared to experiment with new ideas, a lot of opportunity awaits to reconnect with consumers and rise above the negative economic factors.
By Dave Nemeth 30 Jan 2013 10:44
The world is more interdependent and interconnected than ever before. Technology is ensuring the free flow of ideas, information and energy; creative co-operation and influence; and is bringing change across the globe that is happening at an unprecedented and accelerated rate.
By Gisele Wertheim Aymes 25 Jan 2013 12:59
So here we are in 2013 - the Mayan trend predictions for 2012 having spectacularly failed to materialise, leaving some of us with hangovers and debt that we had secretly hoped would be wiped clean in a Mayan-flavoured apocalypse. Now is the time for us to look into our crystal balls, and see if we can get our predictions for media and advertising regulation a bit more spot-on than the poor Mayans did.
By Gail Schimmel 24 Jan 2013 12:05
A transformation is in motion amongst shoppers and retailers country-wide. Consumers are becoming more discerning and demanding, and retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to innovate, offer quality and savings - all in one eco-friendly package! Here are some interesting trends for the retail sector that I've identified for 2013.
By Gareth Pearson 23 Jan 2013 12:48
Context is king, but knowing what's around the next corner takes a little more than 20/20 vision. To find out what trends, innovations or environmental changes could affect your brand's future in 2013, here's some foresight.
By Oresti Patricios 22 Jan 2013 09:55
This article is an extension of my previous article titled "Giving your brand the "cool factor" in 2013 (part I)". This time around I will be touching on the strategies that brands can use to engage with the youth market on social media and importantly to be relevant in the youth culture and pushing the point that social media marketing is a means to an end; it's not the end itself.
By Veli Dlamini 15 Feb 2013 10:16
The South African National Editors' Forum has issued a statement in which it expresses its support for editors, publishers and broadcasters in Australia for instituting a strong protest at the refusal of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to grant the customary accreditation to photo agency Getty Images for the upcoming Australian cricket tour of India.
15 Feb 2013 09:32
Parliament's portfolio committee on communications should host a debate on transformation and ownership in the media industry, The New Age (TNA) CEO Nazeem Howa said in an editorial yesterday.
12 Feb 2013 08:55
As a marketing manager, you are accountable for your company's marketing activities and budgets and the high level of decision making that comes with the role. Chief executives trust that you will take this responsibility seriously.
By Michele Usher 1 Feb 2013 04:06
The one thing that's certain when talking about anything relating to media is that if you have three people involved in the discussion, you'll get three opinions. Not only three opinions, but, indeed, three opinions that can be objectively rationalised and supported with defined case studies that empirically prove each case.
By Harry Herber 28 Jan 2013 12:55
For years, digital agencies and publishers have tried to sell the value of their medium by attacking traditional media such as television, print and outdoor. These old-fashioned channels are outdated, we are told; they are irrelevant and taking their last breaths of life in a market that is shifting over to digital platforms.
By Melody Maker 25 Jan 2013 04:05
Despite the myth that consumers do not notice advertising anymore, research results in fact show the exact opposite; and what's more, these results also prove print advertising's efficacy, says Ask Afrika's Dr Amelia Richards, client services director for the company.
22 Jan 2013 09:16
NEWSWATCH: 2012 saw news around Marikana, Zumaville, Julius Malema and the school textbook crisis, but the National Press Club decided rhino in South Africa was the 2012 Newsmaker of The Year - and that led to some strident criticism, reports Times Live.
By Rod Baker 21 Jan 2013 06:06
Editors from around the country gathered on Saturday for the Sanef Council Meeting in Cape Town.
18 Feb 2013 08:18
2013 has ushered in a new era for the Loeries with the introduction of a revamped, visually appealing and user-friendly online Winners Archive, to be launched in mid-April. The new digital version will replace the traditional hard-copy Loeries Annual.
14 Feb 2013 09:42
The Audit Bureau of Circulations of SA (ABC), has announced that its Rules, Version 2.4, are now in effect.
8 Feb 2013 09:59
Following an intensive strategy workshop, held from 1-3 February 2013, the South African Science Journalists' Association (SASJA) will bid for the 2015 World Federation of Science Journalists' Conference.
8 Feb 2013 07:30
February 2013 marks 20 years of existence for South Africa's longest-running soapie, Generations. The man behind the TV soapie, Mfundi Vundla, is considered the godfather of South African soapies and graces the cover of Destiny Man's January/February 2013 issue.
Issued by Ndalo Media 6 Feb 2013 11:05
Nelson Mandela's granddaughters, Nandi, Tukwini and Adjoa, grace the cover of the February 2013 issue of Destiny magazine. They are continuing their grandfather's legacy thanks to a sage piece of advice he gave to them years ago.
Issued by Ndalo Media 4 Feb 2013 12:57
In the out-of-the box world of VISI, old is new, DIY is hip, and cross-stitching is no longer exclusively granny territory. Case in point: the stand-out cover of the 192-page DIY 'Bright Ideas' issue of VISI is an actual hole-punched cross-stitch pattern bundled with a sample of red Mohair yarn, just begging to be stitched.
Issued by New Media 31 Jan 2013 13:26
Journalists are encouraged to enter the seventh annual Taco Kuiper Award, which celebrates outstanding examples of investigative journalism published or broadcast by South African media.
29 Jan 2013 09:12
Tuis/Home magazine, South Africa's practical guide to beautiful living, once again proves that home renovations need not cost the earth and can be wholly rewarding - as entrants to their annual 'Fix it with Flair' competition keep discovering.
28 Jan 2013 10:27
The winner of Car Engineering Challenge 2012, engineering graduate Michael Garces de Gois is ready for a career as an automotive engineer with General Motors South Africa. He will join GM's Graduate-in-Training programme that starts in March 2013.
28 Jan 2013 09:45
All revved up and ready to go, CAR decided that what with bank advertising campaigns being top of mind around now, and the ANC blowing their top, what better time to show that when the magazine advertises (on radio this time), it does so on all cylinders...
25 Jan 2013 11:19
MSC Cruises is launching a new TV advertising campaign based on a series of moments. Both unexpected and spontaneous, they are inspired by the company's unique Mediterranean spirit and way of life.
24 Jan 2013 10:07
A newspaper report accusing ministers of being disrespectful towards the media was based on "generalisation" and was unfortunate, the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said.
22 Jan 2013 09:55
The February issue of Popular Mechanics, on sale today, showcases a compelling line-up of gadgets, gaming, leisure activities, sci-tech and other features directed specifically at the curious teenagers who make up an increasingly important segment of the brand's audience. The custom-produced content forms part of PM Zone, the magazine's new bound-in teen supplement that made its debut last month.
21 Jan 2013 08:35
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