#BizTrends2017: The continued growth of the Internet of Things
#BizTrends2017: The continued growth of the Internet of Things

2016 was an interesting year for the local network service provider community, with several developments taking place around IPv6, and increased peering with international networks which have deployed in the region. 2017 is bound to be another exciting year for the industry, with new developments and trends arising.

By Edward Lawrence 12 Jan 2017

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The future of advertising

I wish I had a magic wand to foresee the future and be able to plan ahead. That would be nice, wouldn't it? For me at least. But, fortunately sometimes, to predict the future, it only requires a closer look at the present and some past occurrences.

By Bogosi Motshegwa 11 Jan 2017

How to find investors for your startup with the help of social media
How to find investors for your startup with the help of social media

Every entrepreneur wants to have a commercially viable business. To make it happen he has to find financial assistance for the start-up. Finding the investors is both resource and time consuming. It involves several processes, procedures.

By Lisa Griffin 11 Jan 2017

The best-kept secrets about ad-serving data
The best-kept secrets about ad-serving data

Today, brands have a wide range of data to analyse that can inform their marketing and advertising strategies, which can include anything from DSP, CRM, demographic, psychographic, behavioural data, and more.

By Zach Schapira, Issued by Sizmek 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The Big Rethink - Seismic trends in marketing
#BizTrends2017: The Big Rethink - Seismic trends in marketing

As change in every aspect of life accelerates, marketing as a discipline is having to undergo seismic change. Most notably, marketers and their agencies are now having to work with ‘just-in-time' communication plans to keep up with accelerated consumer demands. But what exactly does this mean in practical terms?

By Shireen Jaftha 9 Jan 2017

Gnomes, playing us the sad song of their people. Gina Sanders © –
Where have all the papers gone?

One thing about newspapers during the holidays is, why are they so thin - with fewer editions?

By Chris Brewer 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Top six trends for this year
#BizTrends2017: Top six trends for this year

Using the Flux Trends T.R.E.N.D.S acronym (Tech, Retail, Economy, Natural world, Diplomacy, Socio-cultural), Flux presents six trends for 2017. These are just a sample of a broader selection of trends, which Flux will explore in-depth at our first trend presentation of the year: 'The State We're In: 2017 - Dazed and Disoriented, the impact of being WOKE'.

By Dion Chang and Raleen Bagg 9 Jan 2017

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#BizTrends2017: Journeying to your best customer experience

I've attended many, many conferences over the past year, and quite literally hundreds if I think back over my decade in the online marketing and media space. Funny then that the event messaging that's stuck with me most has been from a few of the most recent workshops I've attended, with a handful of insights set to impact the year ahead.

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: In the middle of a revolution - 2017 is going to be memorable
#BizTrends2017: In the middle of a revolution - 2017 is going to be memorable

As 2016 is left behind us in history's review mirror, we should take a moment to mark its passing. History will remember it for five key reasons that are going to remain with us for a long time.

By Graeme Codrington 9 Jan 2017

The Brand Alive Group appointed to rebrand top global energy trader
The Brand Alive Group appointed to rebrand top global energy trader

Leading international brand strategy, design and expression group The Brand Alive Group has been appointed to conduct a comprehensive, ground-up rebrand of major global energy trading firm DufEnergy.

Issued by Brand Alive 5 Jan 2017

Gainsford and Pastoll with some the Loeries in the trees in Jozi. They say, “While the agencies celebrate the marketers don’t care, what is wrong with this picture and who is guilty?”
#LoeriesRankings with MullenLowe

Just when you thought the Loeries buzz was over, the Loeries' rankings are in! I chatted to some of this year's top ranked creatives post-celebrations. Here MullenLowe's CCO Kirk Gainsford and creative director Joanina Pastoll share their views.

By Leigh Andrews 23 Dec 2016

Bonnie Ramaila
TV series sponsorship: Think out of the box

I have often wondered why TV airtime sales raised sponsorship for the duration of the series' season, and why companies buy into it. At the same time, I have never understood why companies should have those closing and opening billboards before, during and after the programme, until I saw 1st for Women sponsoring the M-Net series 'Revenge'. Yes, I have DStv now and I am progressing within LSM, moving from LSM 4 to LSM 5 - that's when my education on the use of such sponsorships started.

By Bonnie Ramaila 8 May 2013

Tony Sham
Three sure-fire ways to maximise the ROI of your email marketing campaign

Email marketing - when used effectively - can return massive marketing results, largely because it is one of the few mediums that allows you to directly touch your intended recipients.

By Tony Sham 8 Aug 2012

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