What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change
What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change

In your dual role as travel marketer and Facebook consumer, the news that Facebook is going to 'clean-up' your News Feed will likely be met with a mix of joy and despair.

By Natalia Rosa 2 days ago

Boo-Yah! founder Carmen Murray launches The Connected Marketer in SA
Boo-Yah! founder Carmen Murray launches The Connected Marketer in SA

In the age of technology, the digital marketing and media industry continues to evolve at breakneck speed and consumers are becoming more and more technologically advanced.

Issued by Boo-Yah! 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

STOCKHOLM - A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.

3 days ago

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World stands up for Haiti, Africa after Trump's "shithole" comment

Update: US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to respond to reports that he referred to Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as "shitholes".

By Andy Walker 3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

Janine Lloyd, CEO of PR Expert.
#BizTrends2018: The low-down on 2018 PR and marketing trends

This year is going to continue to be a tough journey for all businesses as they grapple for market share and growth during a difficult economy.

By Janine Lloyd 3 days ago

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: Why the travel industry should be keeping its ear to the social media ground
#BizTrends2018: Why the travel industry should be keeping its ear to the social media ground

In October 2017, YouKnow Digital, in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon, launched an extensive South African Consumer Trends Report, focused on four key industries undergoing significant change: Travel and Hospitality; Technology and Entertainment; Fitness and Sport; and Automotive. Compiled from a dataset of approximately 1.5bn public posts, they looked at local data from 2012-2016, across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as blogs and forums in some cases.

By Kelvin Jonck 12 Jan 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: Hey Proteas! We're coming for you! And Appletiser puts the air in airhead...

I sat down to start writing this column just after the First Test between the Proteas and India got under way at Newlands in Cape Town.

By Brendan Seery 11 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

#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project
#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project

Last year's winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer Competition, Marli de Wet, will this year be taking up her prize by accompanying her lecturer Anel Joubert from Design Time school of interior design at an international design fair of their choice.

By Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2018

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Japan's new cryptocurrency crooners sing the bitcoin beats

TOKYO, Japan - Move over AKB48: Japan has a new all-girl "idol" band -- the Virtual Currency Girls -- on a mission to educate the public about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies...

11 Jan 2018