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How to win on Instagram in 2019
How to win on Instagram in 2019

Looking for fun ways to distinguish yourself or your brand on Instagram?...

Issued by D.O. Digital 15 hours ago

Chris Moerdyk
How to get masses of free publicity

With traditional mass media advertising so expensive these days some clever marketers are finding ways of vastly increasing their impact and reach...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 15 hours ago

WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android
WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android

A future version of WhatsApp may be secured, locked and unlocked by your fingerprint, according to data mined by WABetaInfo...

By Andy Walker 16 hours ago

Travel blogger Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl has passed away
Travel blogger Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl has passed away

Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl, has passed away at the age of 38...

1 day ago

#FutureFit Yourself: Stop manipulating NPS scores by incentivising your staff!
#FutureFit Yourself: Stop manipulating NPS scores by incentivising your staff!

Ultimately, customers have been bullied by businesses for a long time, and sad to report on this, but not much has changed...

By Carmen Murray 1 day ago

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect.
#BizTrends2019: From disappearing acts to dark social and digital wellness

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, predicts we'll see more of the following six trends over the coming months...

By Kalliebree Keynerd 2 days ago

Gillette's 'We Believe' ad receives mixed feedback
Gillette's 'We Believe' ad receives mixed feedback

NEWSWATCH: Gillette has released a #MeToo-inspired ad called 'We Believe' that plays on its 30-year old tagline, 'Best a Man Can Get' to help put an end to 'toxic masculinity'...

3 days ago

Olesia Bilkei ©
#BizTrends2019: Social marketing, and true word (of mouth) power

When Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, invited me to discuss all things social marketing trend-related over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the first of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Screenshot, @world_record_egg via Instagram.
This record-breaking egg has more than 24m likes on Instagram

Just when you thought you've heard it all, a picture of an egg now holds the record for the most liked picture on Instagram...

By Andy Walker 3 days ago

Kirigo Kamore, content manager and global diversity champion at McCann Worldgroup.
#BizTrends2019: It's time to fully embrace the digifem consumer

If 2018 was the seismic and long-awaited quake of women's lib, then expect its aftershock this year, both off and online...

By Kirigo Kamore 14 Jan 2019

Godfrey Parkin, CEO of Britefire and of Angaza.
#BizTrends2019: Brand building must become more about customer experience

CX is everything. Businesses boom because they offer awesome differentiated customer experience, online and offline. The big trends in 2019 will follow this rule...

By Godfrey Parkin 14 Jan 2019

The story behind social media Stories
The story behind social media Stories

Stories enable social media users to share short, fun, and cool pictures and videos of them with their social media friends and followers, with the video disappearing automatically after 24 hours. This new trend bottom lines the importance of visual content on social media...

By Rilind Elezaj 11 Jan 2019

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters tops US Google Search after Tebow engagement

On Thursday former NFL player Tim Tebow announced his engagement to South Africa's former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Tebow broke the news on Instagram in a series of snaps that have since racked up more than 430,000 likes...

By Andy Walker 11 Jan 2019

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Why are magazines Glamourising suicide?

NEWSWATCH: The quick-fire spread of social media means infamy is almost guaranteed if you step a foot wrong, even if the incident took place years ago. Such is the case for Glamour España, which included a pink gas stove in a market guide fashion spread inspired by Sylvia Plath...

11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategy
#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategy

Some of the smartest brands will take advantage of growing trends to reach out to customers and interact more effectively with their audiences...

By Mongezi Mtati 11 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: How to leverage social media to assist your job search
#RecruitmentFocus: How to leverage social media to assist your job search

Technology can be either a benefit or a liability when seeking a new job. Job seekers need to ensure their social media profiles put their best face forward to potential employers...

11 Jan 2019

Boni Mchunu, GM of East Coast Radio.
#BizTrends2019: Integrating digital with traditional media

As the new media landscape continues to expand, there is a growing need to find innovative ways of marrying the 'old' with the 'new'...

By Boni Mchunu 8 Jan 2019

2018 in review: The biggest stories of the year
2018 in review: The biggest stories of the year

This year has gone by in one indistinguishable blur. If you can't quite remember what happened in the past 12 months, enjoy a quick recap...

By Andy Walker 7 Jan 2019

Juanita Pienaar, editorial assistant and content creator, Bizcommunity.
#BizTrends2019: Don't make your customers type

The problem with personalised messaging is time. The solution is to automate and, beyond bots, the solution is voice. Because if you are looking to provide the ultimate in convenience and seductiveness to your customers, don't make them type...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Jan 2019

Are you on LinkedIn? If you're in the B2B space, here's why it should be one of your New Year's resolutions
Are you on LinkedIn? If you're in the B2B space, here's why it should be one of your New Year's resolutions

South Africa has 6,1 million people using LinkedIn, with 72% of brands relying on it as a marketing tool. This is very relevant in the B2B space because you could be missing out if you're not already using LinkedIn for business...

By Sylvia Schutte 3 Jan 2019

Kelly McGillivray, squad leader, theSQUAD Creative Event Management.
#BizTrends2019: 19 Event trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two...

By Kelly McGillivray 1 Jan 2019

Blast into January with blogging
Blast into January with blogging

As the year settles into silliness and switch-off mode, including mental agility, why not be ahead of your competitors by planning your content strategy for January and welcome 2019 with a high-impact social media campaign?...

By Iza Grek 28 Dec 2018

Zubeida Goolam and Wayne Flemming of BrandTruth.
#BizTrends2019: Five major digital and social media marketing trends accelerating in SA

The field of digital and social media marketing is constantly changing as technology advances and consumer needs develop. It is paramount for us to stay ahead of the curve with continual innovation and the application thereof...

By Zubeida Goolam and Wayne Flemming 27 Dec 2018

Adiv Maimon is the head of product at Continuon.
#BizTrends2019: Influencer marketing goes mainstream. And matures.

Influencer marketing exploded during the past two years. Take a look at the search term "influencer marketing" on Google Trends, and you'll see that this concept has risen in popularity globally.

By Adiv Maimon 27 Dec 2018

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Which South African brands won on Twitter this year?

Twitter has shared which South African brands won Twitter in 2018 across themes like brand voice, use of 6-second video, brand purpose, and launch moments...

21 Dec 2018

A guide to incorporate social media marketing into your holiday strategy (Infographic)
A guide to incorporate social media marketing into your holiday strategy (Infographic)

Social media marketing is one of the most effective ways to reach buyers during the holiday shopping season. This infographic shows a move-by-move, a ho-ho-holiday social media marketing strategy that will get eyes on your product and clicks to your page...

20 Dec 2018

Prada shelves 'blackface' figurines decried as racist
Prada shelves 'blackface' figurines decried as racist

Luxury fashion label Prada has been lambasted for selling monkey-like figurines with overly large red lips in a style reminiscent of racist caricatures of black people...

19 Dec 2018

Facebook has grown its momentum and increased its investment in Africa (Infographic)
Facebook has grown its momentum and increased its investment in Africa (Infographic)

2018 saw Facebook grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa...

19 Dec 2018

YouTube's influencer marketing phenomenon (Infographic)
YouTube's influencer marketing phenomenon (Infographic)

In 2018, the number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube grew by more than 40% year over year! To try and learn more about this, Shorr Packaging conducted an analysis of more than 1,500 YouTube user channels to learn more about the growing impact of YouTube influencer marketing...

By Matt Zajechowsk 19 Dec 2018

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