[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] Time sure flies when you're having fun! As media partner to the event, Bizcommunity this year celebrates 10 years of bringing you indepth design opinion coverage at Design Indaba. Read about Issa Diabate's talk on designing the future of urban Africa and catch up on some of the other conference sessions in our Design Indaba special section. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] A global survey, conducted by Millward Brown on the impact of mobile advertising on affluent consumers, has been released by BBC World News. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] Finally, what you've all been waiting for, your full package of 2014's Biz Trends now available at the click of a button. In addition, this year you have the option of downloading the PDF or viewing it as a digital magazine, or both! Do remember to keep your eyes peeled mid-year when we will be revisiting all of these trends - should be interesting!
In today's newsletter, Honore Gasa writes about how, despite the need for innovation and a history of getting it right, South African businesses are not innovating. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] Kagiso Media is aiming to grow its Africa partnerships to take advantage of the growing demand for content, both digital and in broadcasting. A never ending discussion, which I believe will certainly continue this year, is growth in Africa and Kagiso can only but benefit from from stepping into these markets. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] Our annual Trends series is slowly winding down, with the last pieces being published this week.
Gordon Geldenhuys has dubbed 2014 the year of the social consumer. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] In her trends piece, Tarryn Pitchers writes about marketing for advertising - the top three forward-looking ideas affecting the industry this year. They are: A growing tribe of agency marketers, a hub-and-spoke structure, and great clients mean great people. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] If you still aren't completely sure if 'Africa is rising' or gaining ground in the industry, perhaps Oresti Patricios will be able to convince you. In his 2014 trends piece he says that Africa is surely on trend. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] Need a fresh start in 2014? Juliette Attwell answers some questions on whether January is a good time to look for a new job and also clarifies what constitutes valid reasons for leaving your current job.
Speaking of employment, Tony O. read more (2 Comments)
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] Well, welcome back to all in our Biz Africa community! Hope you all had a wonderful break, and if you didn't have a break, I hope you will have one soon. We are already a week into the new year and things are slowly but surely starting to pick up. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] And so the year draws to a close... What an eventful year - full of fun, adventure, stress, scandals, laughs and tears. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] Bruce Mubayiwa has been appointed managing partner of Homecoming Revolution. I had a chat with him and company founder and CEO, Angel Jones about Mubayiwa's new role as well as where the company is headed. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] A presence on Bizcommunity.com communicates to our readers and your prospects that African digipreneurs are open for business, open 24/7, open to opportunity.
Bizcommunity has got some exciting things for you this holiday season, including a selection of the year's top stories on our site, the most tweeted and shared, as well as special content from key contributors - aiming to provide our audiences with more than enough must-read content to tide them over the "silly season". read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] The festive season is upon us and Ferdie Bester reminds us that now is not the time to let your mobile ads go on holiday too. He suggests you get your mobile ad campaigns ready for December and gives some helpful advice on how to keep your customers happy during the holidays. read more
[Ilse van den Berg, @Biz_Africa] Last week saw the 16th annual AfricaCom conference take place in Cape Town. With three jam-packed days delegates were bombarded with information (in a good way) about building Africa's digital economy. read more
[Rod Baker, Content Director, @Biz_Africa] Search engine optimisation (SEO) is very important for the success of any website, but not everyone gets it right - so it's just as well that Charles Mburugu is giving you five great WordPress SEO tips - use them... and grow your business.
When will Africa's leaders learn? At this rate, it seems it might take some time. read more
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