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#BizTrends2018: Personalised advertising, robots and AR
#BizTrends2018: Personalised advertising, robots and AR

2018 is going to be an incredible year for personalised advertising, robots taking over and your car knowing when you need milk...

By Bianca Quinn-Diavastos 8 Jan 2018

Omar Essack, CEO of Primedia Broadcasting.
#BizTrends2018: Advertising platform accountability

We live in a world of blurred lines. There are companies that look and feel like cab companies. We love the services they deliver, so we're grateful for them but they claim not to be cab companies...

By Omar Essack 8 Jan 2018

Gil Sperling, CTO of Popimedia.
#BizTrends2018: You guessed it, it's the year of video

Cisco released a report late 2017 which, if its predictions are to be believed, adds fuel to marketers angling for increased budget for video creation...

By Gil Sperling 8 Jan 2018

Leigh Andrews, editor-in-chief of marketing and media at Bizcommunity.
#BizTrends2018: Rewind from attention spam back to attention span

One of the biggest trends we're set to see this year is a plethora of marketing messages facing ever-decreasing attention from consumers. Take note of the clever planning required for yours to stand out from the snowballing amount of spam...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing
#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing

The recent advances in data analytics and machine learning will see a huge shift in how we use data in 2018...

By Paula Raubenheimer 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Five Predictions for media
#BizTrends2018: Five Predictions for media

The demise of Twitter, consolidation in the media, the false economy of programmatic and other predictions...

By Lisa Macleod 8 Jan 2018

Nicole Solarsh Glickman, creative group head at House of Brave.
#BizTrends2018: Refocus on the business of advertising

For years we've been told that the future of advertising is the internet and data. So, we all followed the trend and jumped onto the super highway. From the days of dial-up to LTE and fibre, we have continuously raced ahead, finding new ways to create new waves. Today, streams of videos, interviews, content, shows, sounds, and apps, are brought to us by brand X...

By nicole glickman 8 Jan 2018

Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co, Namibia.
#BizTrends2018: A positive perspective on moving towards 4.0

What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...

By Chrisna Basson 8 Jan 2018

Natalie Pool, Native VML's head of content.
#BizTrends2018: Is the 280-character count the end of brands on Twitter?

If nothing else, Twitter has long since been defined by its ruthless 140-character count. It forced us to choose our words carefully. It challenged us to get the point. It reimagined short stories. It captivated our diminishing attention spans in a way that Facebook, TV, teachers and even news bulletins couldn't...

By Natalie Pool 8 Jan 2018

Amanda Dlamini, strategic planning manager at Y&R.
#BizTrends2018: Treading softly - creativity in sensitive times

The world of advertising and creativity has come under great scrutiny in recent years. The rise of consumer activism has caused ordinary people throughout the world to question the integrity of brands as well as corporations at large...

By Amanda Dlamini 8 Jan 2018

12 African startups to watch in 2018
12 African startups to watch in 2018

Disrupt Africa's annual list of the innovative African startups that will be making an impact in the year to come...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jan 2018

Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria
Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria

In a partnership with internet providers, Facebook has helped improve internet accessibility in Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos...

22 Dec 2017

Vera Songwe.
Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship...

12 Dec 2017

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

12 Dec 2017

All the BCX Disrupt speakers. Images from
#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt...

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

How Africa can benefit more from the internet economy
How Africa can benefit more from the internet economy

New Internet Society report highlights how Africa can benefit more from the internet economy: Secure, trusted internet is critical to the advancing African economy...

27 Nov 2017

Facebook cements investment in Nigeria
Facebook cements investment in Nigeria

Facebook has launched a set of initiatives in Nigeria aimed at helping to develop and nurture communities, including small businesses, the tech and start-up ecosystem, youths and creatives...

23 Nov 2017

MEST expands in key African markets
MEST expands in key African markets

MEST announces partnership with Metta as program continues to expand its presence across the continent...

21 Nov 2017

Meet Africa's startup stars
Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique...

20 Nov 2017

eSports gaming winners.
Africa embraces e-sports with first mass event

Abidjan celebrates all gamers with the first and largest e-sport event in Africa...

17 Nov 2017

Award for dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela
Award for dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela

dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela has been elected as a co-recipient of the African ICT Champion Award 2017 by the African ICT Alliance...

16 Nov 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018
Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

16 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities
#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities

Konnect Africa brings Wi-Fi to rural African communities. Company unveils SmartWIFI service offering at AfricaCom 2017...

13 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night...

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

Empowering Africa with skills for the industrial internet
Empowering Africa with skills for the industrial internet

GE partners with African Leadership University to empower African professionals with valuable digital skills...

8 Nov 2017

The digital elephant in the room... Image credit: Jan Mik © –
Reimagining marketing: Brand building in the digital age

What does the time-sapped, permanently distracted digital consumer want from your advertising? It's probably simpler than you think. Kantar Millward Brown's global media and digital CEO Gonzalo Fuentes recently let SA marketers in on the secret...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Nov 2017

Great brand communications solutions come from collaboration
Great brand communications solutions come from collaboration

There is a need for more collaboration from all the different parts that make up brand communications....

By Khangelani Dziba 6 Nov 2017

Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria
Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Caketunes has launched its music distribution and production platform for artists and music producers...

By Tom Jackson 3 Nov 2017

Digital marketing tips for SA's small businesses
Digital marketing tips for SA's small businesses

Digital marketing can save the day for small businesses with relatively small marketing budgets - from my experience.

By Stephen Sandmann 2 Nov 2017

To succeed with youth on social media, let them be part of the brand's story
To succeed with youth on social media, let them be part of the brand's story

South Africa's first digital-native generation is coming of age, and it's changing the rules for marketers...

By Ernst Wittmann 2 Nov 2017

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