Marketing & Media trends
Marketing & Media trends
- Andrew Smit and Johan Walters
Construction & Engineering trends
CSI & Sustainability trends
- Christelle Marais
- Innocent Masayira
- Nazeema Mohamed, Feryal Domingo and Soraya Joonas
- Keri-Leigh Paschal
- Siphelele Kubheka and Desikan Naidoo
Energy & Mining trends
- Dominique Collett
- Andrew Duvenage,
- Maarten Ackerman
- Kuhle Mnisi
- Marius Botha
- Nema Ramkhelawan-Bhana
- Mike Middleton
- Henry van Deventer
HR & Management trends
- Samantha Naidoo
- Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips
Logistics & Transport trends
- Joff van Reenen
- Marcél du Toit
- Alex Glenday
- Jonathan Smit
- Nthabiseng Motsoeneng
- Vilo Trska
The media and marketing space has changed significantly over the past year due to Covid-19. Over the course of the year, advertisers faced major challenges...
Strini Naicker 25 Jan 2021
The recently launched The Future 100: 2021 report spotlights creative innovations and top trends set to shape the next 12 months...
2020. What an awful year. A year of rolling disasters, life-changing events and huge loss of life. A year that few will remember with any fondness...
Paul Jackson 21 Jan 2021
The top trends that Euromonitor believes will define consumer behaviour and influence business strategies in the year ahead...
Our current homebound reality will continue to influence purchasing decisions. The demand for indoor fitness, remote working, and therefore comfortable yet stylish attire, presents an opportunity for fashion businesses...
Nicola Cooper 13 Jan 2021
No prediction piece would be complete without first acknowledging that Covid-19 has changed our world forever. Remote working across industries and an exponential uptake of e-commerce and digital marketing has changed the face of brands...
Tracy Jones 13 Jan 2021
In advance to Bizcommunity's forthcoming BizTrends2021 event, Jessica Tennant, Bizcommunity's senior editor for Marketing & Media, finds out more about the elusive Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends and one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts...
Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2021
Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...
Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021
Social share of voice has become an extremely popular measure of how much potential market share a brand has. Based on brand mentions, it gives you an accurate view of how many conversations people are having about a brand. It's simple and it's accurate. It delivers precisely what it promises...
Craig Hannabus 11 Jan 2021
I'm not one to blow my own trumpet - well, not too much anyway - but all of the #BizTrends that I made last year came to fruition. A focus on independent artists, the rise of TikTok, the continued domination of streaming services - all featured prominently in shaping the global music scene...
Tecla Ciolfi 7 Jan 2021
Communicating with all stakeholders has become more important than ever and this will have a significant impact on the trends influencing these engagements in 2021 and beyond...
Karyn Strybos 6 Jan 2021
2020 was the year never to be repeated. Or was it? GetSmarter surveyed the future of work, and the unfortunate refrain that keeps repeating is that in 2021 we can expect more of the same...
Ann-Mari Höfinger 6 Jan 2021
It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of children who started school in 2016 will go on to have jobs that don't exist yet. How do we prepare this new generation for the business of the future, while at the same time retrain hundreds of millions of people whose work is evolving?
Glen Meier 6 Jan 2021
Brands need to be clear on consumers changing habits, specifically around their desire to connect with others and how they spend their time on shopping preferences...
Jason Stewart 6 Jan 2021
Due to the cumulative economic effects of the last few years, our clients' businesses are facing significant economic pressure, which, as we all know, has been drastically accelerated and compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic...
Joey Khuvutlu 6 Jan 2021
Whenever it comes to discussions around digital media, I sometimes feel like I'm coming across as a bit of a Luddite. So, it's important to state at the outset that I think technology plays a significant role in advertising media and it has the potential to add exponential value...
Brett Morris 6 Jan 2021
Nobody saw our current 2020 reality coming and every trend that was predicted for 2020 was pretty much thrown out of the window on 27 March when our country went into lockdown...
Richard Lord 6 Jan 2021
Long-term marketing effectiveness has been in decline since the global financial crisis, even though the modern media landscape provides the potential for increased effectiveness...
Stuart Sims 6 Jan 2021
Recognising changing behaviours and understanding your consumer's lifestyles and attitudes demanding adaption to forward-thinking and emotional intelligence needs to guide your future strategies and developments...
Nicola Cooper 6 Jan 2021
After almost 100 years of radio in South Africa, it's only fitting that this 'timer' medium became our companion in the year that needs no restatement...
Deirdre King 6 Jan 2021
In light of what went on in 2020, it's no surprise that so many B2B marketers have been making safe choices. There's been plenty of consolidation, a fair amount of contraction and a lot of maintaining the status quo....
Warren Moss 6 Jan 2021
In 2021, brands will see increased digital marketing and social media strategy adjustments, most of which saw growth in 2020...
Mongezi Mtati 6 Jan 2021
While Covid-19 has had a significant impact on many industries, musicians were one of the first casualties, as live performances - which represent the biggest and most sustainable income generator for many musicians - came to a complete halt...
Lindani Ntsibande 6 Jan 2021
All disciplines in the arts are undergoing big transformations. We can anticipate continued shifts into new directions this year. They may not feel resolved or final, but they will be necessary shifts at this point, to rebuild a new landscape for the arts and audiences alike. Here are some of the trends that are likely to lead in 2021...
Rucera Seethal 6 Jan 2021