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Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossible

The business world is highly competitive and this applies to the largest of corporations all the way to the smallest of entrepreneurs. The economy has been merciless and no-one in business has been unaffected. In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

By Odette van der Haar 1 day ago

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
Growth is not a hack job

"10x the business. Enable compound customer growth. Drive exponential growth returns."...

By Nicola van Ast 1 day ago

Inputs sought on document to improve film, TV workers' rights
Inputs sought on document to improve film, TV workers' rights

Major improvements are in the pipeline for the rights of workers in the film and television industry...

13 Jan 2020

A fresh new look for TPP's BeautySouthAfrica
A fresh new look for TPP's BeautySouthAfrica

Pre-shop beauty stop BeautySouthAfrica has launched a brand new magazine site...

Issued by The Publishing Partnership 13 Jan 2020

eNCA goes HD with the biggest in-studio screen on the continent
eNCA goes HD with the biggest in-studio screen on the continent

eNCA has launched an innovative high-tech HD studio that boasts a massive 12x3 metre curved LED video wall...

Issued by e.tv 13 Jan 2020

Stéphane Rogovsky named as top industry player for 2019 in Influencer Marketing Top 50 list
Stéphane Rogovsky named as top industry player for 2019 in Influencer Marketing Top 50 list

Talking Influence has named Stephane Rogovsky, CEO of international influencer marketing agency R-Squared, as one of the Top 50 Industry Players in the annual Influencer 50!...

Issued by R-Squared SA 13 Jan 2020

Linah Maigurira, retail industry manager, Google South Africa.
#BizTrends2020: AI will be more powerful than fire in the future

We need to prepare for a future when everyone uses the internet on their phone, says Linah Maigurira, Google head of retail, sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Jan 2020

Michael Lebona
#BizTrends2020: 5 spirits trends in South Africa for 2020

Curated, experiential and tailored experiences were at the forefront of South Africa's alcohol consumption trends in 2019...

By Michael Lebona 13 Jan 2020

Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020
Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020

Bizcommunity has announced the line-up of published and awarded trend analysts from London, Lagos, Senegal and SA, to share their vision of intra-African tech, trade and trends at BizTrendsLIVE!2020 on Thursday, 30 January...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

P&G to acquire women-focused grooming startup Billie
P&G to acquire women-focused grooming startup Billie

Consumer goods giant P&G - the owner of brands including Gillette, Olay, Oral-B and Pampers - has shared its plans acquire Billie Inc., a growing female body care company...

13 Jan 2020

The One Club names jury for 2020 Young Ones Student Awards
The One Club names jury for 2020 Young Ones Student Awards

The One Club for Creativity has announced the jury for the three competitions within its global 2020 Young Ones Student Awards, which identifies the best young creative talent at colleges around the world in a variety of creative disciplines...

13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Marketing strategies and the rise of the machine
#BizTrends2020: Marketing strategies and the rise of the machine

Tich Savanhu, head of digital strategy at Incubeta SA, looks at what should be highest on the agenda for marketing professionals when crafting their 2020 strategies...

By Tichaona Savanhu 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: How diminishing trust is changing the PR and comms game
#BizTrends2020: How diminishing trust is changing the PR and comms game

There are three main forces that will fundamentally shape the world of PR and business communications in 2020 and beyond...

By Kevin Welman 13 Jan 2020

Roan Mackintosh, MD Incubeta MEA
#BizTrends2020: Marketing teams must activate data insight in 2020 or be left behind

Companies are tripping up in their attempts to embrace the opportunities of digital transformation. Creating great customer journeys relies on the smart use of available data...

By Roan Mackintosh 13 Jan 2020

Nick Grubb, Kagiso Media's Radio CEO.
#BizTrends2020: 2020 vision | Radio's rocky but rising road

It seems like at the end of every year, we are equal parts derisive of the last 12 months and optimistic about the next. 2019 has certainly been a challenging year for media owners, and radio's economic fortunes have been impacted by the economy, more specifically, advertiser sentiment about the economy...

By Nick Grubb 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 8 B2B marketing trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: 8 B2B marketing trends for 2020

Companies are truly starting to understand what good B2B marketing looks like and are looking for dedicated agencies to deliver it...

By Warren Moss 13 Jan 2020

Michelle Beh, managing and strategy director at The Jupiter Drawing Room.
#BizTrends2020: When things get tough, we must get tougher

2019 proved to be a difficult year for everyone in South Africa...

By Michelle Beh 13 Jan 2020

South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary
South Africans go plant-based for Veganuary

More than 14,000 South Africans have officially signed up to partake in this year's Veganuary campaign, joining 350,000 other people across more than 150 countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jan 2020

#EvolutionOfWork: What will define the digital workplace in 2020?
#EvolutionOfWork: What will define the digital workplace in 2020?

The past year has seen companies implement several incremental changes to create a more immersive experience for employees around the digital workplace. Much of this has revolved around driving collaboration and using automation so workers can deliver increased strategic value...

By Ryan Jamieson 10 Jan 2020

Rank among South Africa's top transformative companies
Rank among South Africa's top transformative companies

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Top Empowerment Awards. The awards ceremony showcases South African organisations committed to transformation, which lead by example and inspire others to do the same...

By Aziza Banderker, Issued by Topco Media 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa

With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...

By Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020

Greek designer engineer Nassia Inglessi. Image credit: Ed Reeves.
#DesignIndaba2020: Nassia Inglessis creates dynamic environments which embody the human presence

Greek designer engineer Nassia Inglessis, founder of experimental design studio, Studio INI, has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Jan 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
How the UK uses Twitter to improve public health

As well as being beneficial in the diagnosis, and potentially the prediction, of individual conditions, big data, and the artificial intelligence (AI) used to analyse it, also has the potential to address public health concerns for the population as a whole...

By Ellen Daniel 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Pioneering immersive design
#BizTrends2020: Pioneering immersive design

Rapidly changing technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is not only having an impact on the architecture industry, but interior design and fit-out as well.

By Emily Clark 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The golden age of content
#BizTrends2020: The golden age of content

WarnerMedia's director of channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel, Julien Borde, visited South Africa recently and spoke about the content trends for 2020...

10 Jan 2020

Mathe Okaba, CEO of the ACA.
#BizTrends2020: On social ills, margins and marketing effectiveness

There are three distinct areas that will to some extent continue shaping and moulding our profession and the broader marketing and communications industry in 2020 and beyond...

By Mathe Okaba 10 Jan 2020

Nathan Reddy, chief creative officer at GRID Worldwide, photographed by Liezl Zwarts of Lamppost.
#BizTrends2020: Brands have to mean something to be sustainable

In an increasingly competitive environment, brands that intend to be sustainable in the future need to find an authentic space which they can credibly own. It's about ensuring that a brand's purpose means something significant, something that resonates with consumers...

By Nathan Reddy 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Three mega trends that will shape the future of public relations and communication
#BizTrends2020: Three mega trends that will shape the future of public relations and communication

When social media appeared in the 2000s it saw the emergence of a whole new digital industry. Many believe that the public relations industry was caught unawares and that they struggled to catch up with the initial opportunities. It is now critical that we prepare for the new wave of changes upon us...

By Francois van Dyk 10 Jan 2020

2020 Ugu Film Fest to celebrate female filmmaking in South Africa
2020 Ugu Film Fest to celebrate female filmmaking in South Africa

The Ugu Film Festival will be held at the Margate Hotel in Port Shepstone from 24 to 26 January 2020...

9 Jan 2020

Multiple vulnerabilities found in TikTok
Multiple vulnerabilities found in TikTok

Check Point Software Technologies has revealed that it uncovered multiple vulnerabilities in TikTok...

9 Jan 2020

How the privacy debate will shift in 2020
How the privacy debate will shift in 2020

Data privacy and protection are likely to be high on the agenda for 2020 in the wake of Facebook-Cambridge Analytica and other data scandals. These controversies have prompted regulators and consumers alike to question how much personal data big tech companies gather, how they put it to work, and how they store and manage it...

By Grant Lapping 9 Jan 2020

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