BizTrends 2017


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#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

Inaugural Small Business Expo, #BuyABusiness Expo has 54% women exhibitors

As Women's Month ends, the inaugural Small Business Expo and #BuyABusiness Expo continues to highlight the success stories of businesswomen in South Africa and beyond...

31 Aug 2016

#BehindtheSelfie with... Leanne Pechey

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Leanne Pechey, founder of MATRIARCH, formerly known as Hotstuff Marketing...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Women in entrepreneurship

Zimkhitha Peter, head of programmes at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and a firm believer in effecting social change through entrepreneurship, discusses the underrepresentation of women in the industry and how to cultivate young entrepreneurs in South Africa...

By Pasqua Heard 31 Aug 2016

Women in Action encourage prison inmates to listen to their inner voice

One of Women in Action's (WiA) important outreach initiatives during Women's Month is their visit to the Kgosi Mampuru II Female Correctional Facility in Pretoria...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 31 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Moyin Oloruntoba, focussing on African youth culture

Winner of the 2016 Fairlady Women of the Future Rising Star Award, the passionate Moyin Oloruntoba, shares some insights...

By Ruth Cooper 31 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Where are the female superheroes?

In a very passionate TED Talk, media studies scholar Dr Christopher Bell asked why it is so hard to find female superhero merchandise?

31 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Lixesha Series - Valerie Amani

Born in Tanzania, Valerie Amani is the founder/creative director of Kahvarah, a clothing brand that is passionate about responsible fashion and woman empowerment... (video)

30 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: The other Verwoerd

Bearing the name of the so-called architect of apartheid can't be easy for anyone in the political arena, but Melanie Verwoerd has earned her stripes...

By Nicci Botha 30 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Bottling African wisdom

At the SABC Commercial Enterprises' Women's Month event, held late last week, Ntombenhle Khathwane, owner and founder of Afrobotanics motivated the audience with her journey of perseverance to create a retail success story...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Recognise the importance in reaching your goals

Jenny Glover, executive creative director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris has sat on the judging panel for some of the top award shows - Cannes Lions, One Show, Loeries and more...

By Beverley Klein 30 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Georgie Davidson, the woman behind Fancourt Estate

Meet Georgie Davidson, the CEO of and woman behind the world-renowned Fancourt Estate, a global landmark for business, leisure and golfing travel...

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Digital doyenne Natasha Fourie

Currently heading up strategy at The SpaceStation and working across the IAB measurement and IAB research portfolios, Natasha Fourie was one of the specialist panel judges at the 2016 IAB Bookmark Awards. She lets us in on her female career inspiration as well as the importance of creating alternative digital solutions for international needs...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Dare to believe your dreams are valid

Noticing the under-representation of women at IT events, GirlCode chairwoman Zandile Keebine and co-founders Jeanette Theu and Tinyiko Simbine set out to create a female-only hackathon...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Aug 2016

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International

#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad now, or uplifted', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

9 hours ago

Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 10 hours ago

Bertelsmann bets on digital media, global expansion

German media and publishing group Bertelsmann on Tuesday presented ambitious objectives for 2020, as its bets on digital and international expansion paid off with a second one-billion-euro annual profit in 2016.

10 hours ago

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options.

2 days ago

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

WASHINGTON - Twitter has begun surveying members on a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools for using the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.

2 days ago

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