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EFF storms H&M at Mall of Africa yet again

Just as many South Africans were recovering from the drama caused by the Economic Freedom Fighters over the weekend, the red berets yet again stormed one of the biggest malls in the country, Mall of Africa in Midrand north of Johannesburg.

By Neo Goba 16 Jan 2018

Malema must pay for damages incurred by H&M stores: DA
Malema must pay for damages incurred by H&M stores: DA

The Economic Freedom Fighters must be held accountable for all the damages incurred as a result of vandalism at a number of H&M stores, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

15 Jan 2018

Nandi Zambodla, strategist at FCB Cape Town.
#BizTrends2018: Millennials are not a homogenous group

Millennials and their influential role have dominated marketers' conversations and research for a few years now and, as a result, have dramatically changed how marketers view and communicate.

By Nandi Zambodla 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1

In this two-part report, Trade Intelligence reveals the drivers and trends shaping grocery retail in South Africa in the short to medium term.

By Maryla Masojada 11 Jan 2018

'I have H&M clothes I'm going to burn'
'I have H&M clothes I'm going to burn'

Some of SA's most famous faces have expressed outrage over international clothing brand H&M's latest advert showing a little black boy wearing a "coolest monkey in the jungle" hoodie.

By Kyle Zeeman 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The changing media environment for ad agencies
#BizTrends2018: The changing media environment for ad agencies

We talk about how digital has changed the world of marketing and advertising. We talk about millennials, generation this, generation that. We talk creativity, effectiveness, brands that are progressive in creating shared value. We talk about growth percentages, and economic downturns, global marketing spend, and disruptive technologies. But what is really happening out there?

By Odette van der Haar 10 Jan 2018

SA's biggest restaurant awards adapts to international trends
SA's biggest restaurant awards adapts to international trends

New Media Publishing has announced exciting changes for Eat Out, SA's best guide to SA's best food, for 2018.

Issued by New Media 9 Jan 2018

H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation
H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday apologised and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist on social media.

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Sex, data and advertising
#BizTrends2018: Sex, data and advertising

Forget about Harry and Meghan, the match of the century is advertising and research, with data playing cupid.

By Natalie Otte, Ilse Dinner 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Identity crisis - the business of being WOKE
#BizTrends2018: Identity crisis - the business of being WOKE

In hindsight 2017 can be boiled down to one big laundry day: a lot of dirty laundry was exposed, aired, disinfected and ironed flat. In terms of trends, it's been a long time coming and 2018 is going to be the year brands and businesses are forced to go from 'woke', to being wide awake. There are tectonic plates of change grinding beneath our feet, and for those businesses which don't tread carefully, there's a very real risk of falling into the abyss of political incorrectness and obsolescence.

By Dion Chang 8 Jan 2018

Samantha Wright, content producer at Tech Girl.
#BizTrends2018: Death to the influencer - a shift in word-of-mouth marketing

Influencer. The dirty word of 2017. It's interesting how the landscape shifts so quickly and in such a short period of time.

By Samantha Wright 8 Jan 2018

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

Last year for Bizcommunity.com BizTrends I predicted the rise of bots and AI - which may have been a little too far into the distant future for the publishing industry at least!

By Lisa Macleod 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: A short to-do list for the new year
#BizTrends2018: A short to-do list for the new year

It is said that the technology within our smartphones doubles in its capability every 18 months. If you had to run the math on this little statistic, it will show that your phone will be one million times more powerful in 30 years' time. Now there's power in your hands.

By Pepe Marais 8 Jan 2018