In the 1970s, people were served about 300 ads a day. Today it's about 5,000 ads a day. It's a product-polluted world with smart consumers, where it's no longer about differentiation, but about multiple and meaningful connections, says Carmen Murray, founder of Boo-Yah!...
Jessica Tennant 2 Feb 2018
She Leads Africa has opened applications for its Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator, a 10-week entrepreneurship development programme...
Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2017
South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry...
Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017
Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...
Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017
Artisan products and handmade things are becoming increasingly sought after as the quality of such items improve and exceedingly match that of their commercial counterparts...
Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2016
Despite the strides made in interior design and retail design, most design schools are failing to cover this in their curricula and there is a need for a business approach to this rapidly growing industry.
Callie van der Merwe 3 Sep 2014
No-one would dispute that corporate training is a necessary process for all organisations. Some might even say training is now more important than it has ever been.
Glenn Gillis 9 Jul 2013
Too often we find that someone is appointed to a specific position, shown how the system works and then left to his own accord - that is it. Then, later when things go wrong, other people in the organisation are very surprised to learn that this individual gave poor customer service or does not know the first thing about the email program that he must use, for example.
Su-Mari Du Bruyn 20 May 2013
Increasingly, people are valuing intangibles benefits of a job over the bottom-line salary. 2013 will be the year where recruitment and talent retention are governed by the environment and not simply the pay check.
Greg Schneider 18 Jan 2013
I'm quite new to education, but completely immersed and have much to say. I thought I'd focus my crystal ball on a broad range of education industry issues, and wanted to avoid at all costs penning another "Have you heard about Khan Academy?" piece, (But now that that's done)...
Josh Adler 18 Jan 2013
South Africa, Africa's economic powerhouse and the world's 11th greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, will have to restructure its economy away from capital and energy-intensive growth and strive to shift it towards the green line due to severe implications of climate change, Nedbank chief economist Dennis Dykes said last week in Sandton, Johannesburg, while addressing a media seminar on sustainability.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 26 Oct 2011
The first enthusiastic observer to say he'd seen the future, and it worked, was talking about communism... and it didn't. I'm on safer ground by predicting that new augmented reality (AR) technology is the future for many sectors and is going to work just fine.
Rafi Leigh 16 Aug 2011
You don't have to be clairvoyant to figure that this is the time of year for scenario planning - but this, the year that kicked off so neatly with its demonstration of pure binary code 1111, that has had mathematicians all atwitter about its status not only as the first prime year since 2003, but also the year that is the sum of no less than 11 consecutive prime numbers, will be more than different. So what does 'primeness' mean now?
Terry Levin 24 Jan 2011
If 2010 could be summed up as soccer, vuvuzelas and national pride, 2011 will be all about the hard work of restoring the economy to sustainable growth, paying attention to environmental concerns and mastering the technologies that are changing the world. Here are a few trends to watch in 2011.
Janice Spark 17 Jan 2011
I learned a couple of things this year that I didn't know that I knew. For starters, there were things I thought to be true about writing and my readers that aren't any more. It's possible that the recession changed things - or that we're evolving as consumers of content thanks to social media and other good stuff. So it's also possible that, as a marketer or communicator, you've picked up a couple of the same things in your business writing environment...
Tiffany Markman 29 Nov 2010
In a world dictated by the profit-obsessed corporate and manipulated by commercial marketing, which sometimes resort to unethical practices to achieve its goals, social marketing has a critical role to play in steering behavioural change in society.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 25 Nov 2010
In an increasingly commoditised and transparent global environment, it is becoming harder and harder for companies to maintain their profit margins selling traditional products and services. Well-established businesses are finding that product/service-based differentiation is more costly and difficult to maintain than ever before, and the resulting product differences are increasingly less meaningful.
Peter Gilbert 20 Sep 2010