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Forget buzzwords, embrace trends
Forget buzzwords, embrace trends

It is near impossible nowadays for organisations to keep up with trends in business and technology...

29 Mar 2019

2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer
2019 Research Conference to unpack retail trends, tech and the 'Afripolitan' consumer

The 9th Annual South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference, a mainstay event on SA's shopping centre and retail industry calendar, is set to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

19 Mar 2019

From l-r: Michelle Beh, MD The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, Basil Fortuin, digital publisher for 24.com, Media 24, Adhil Patel, global director at Kantar TNS, Kelly Driscoll, Sanlam Digital Group digital marketing and social media manager, Karin du Chenne, CEO South Africa, Insights Kantar TNS and Lotang Mokoena, a strategist from VML. © .
IAB Insight Series: These are the trends transforming the digital economy

The IAB Insight Series held its second event on The Future of Work, where a panel of experts in the field shared insights on trends transforming the digital economy...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Feb 2019

Kantar's AI 'man loves machine' talk.
Why AI should means 'man loves machine', not 'man vs machine'

Introduced by Karin Du Chenne, CEO for Insights at Kantar, their latest free talk on why man and machine should be best friends, not enemies, emphasised the fact that we shouldn't fear machines 'taking our jobs' - while none of our jobs will be unaffected by AI, it'll be a case of working with each other, not against each other. Here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Melissa Attree's top content marketing trends for right now
#BizTrends2019: Melissa Attree's top content marketing trends for right now

Those that fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Luckily, in the January 2019 Meltwater webinar, Ogilvy Cape Town's creative director Melissa Attree explained how to evolve your content marketing strategy for success in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jan 2019

Rob Stokes, chairman of Red & Yellow School.
#BizTrends2019: 5 tech trends that will disappoint in 2019

Beyond the lip service, I feel like we are in a trough of disillusionment on so many pivotal technologies. In particular, there are five emerging fields which have garnered tremendous excitement...

By Rob Stokes 30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The death of Facebook? Not quite. Meet the social media of the future
#BizTrends2019: The death of Facebook? Not quite. Meet the social media of the future

When Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the final part of my three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Two anti-trend predictions that will be true in 2019, and 2119
#BizTrends2019: Two anti-trend predictions that will be true in 2019, and 2119

I've stopped going to conferences. For two reasons...

By Matt Ross 28 Jan 2019

Brett Morris, group CEO of FCB Africa.
#BizTrends2019: Creativity is the currency of the future

I never like to weigh in on trends or predictions because, among many other reasons I've given before, human beings are generally awful at predicting the future...

By Brett Morris 25 Jan 2019

Michelle Beh, managing and strategy director at The Jupiter Drawing Room.
#BizTrends2019: Embracing uncertainties and change to survive 2019

The year 2018 was one of uncertainty and scandals rocked the world, South Africa and advertising - forcing changes to take place...

By Michelle Beh 24 Jan 2019

John Little, regional managing partner of The Observatory International.
#BizTrends2019: Shaping the agency of the future

Ad agency CEOs entering 2019 have much to think about. Here is my list of 'future trends' that might deserve their full attention...

By John Little 23 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message
#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message

When Marian Salzman (one of the world's top trendspotters) invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the second of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture
#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture

A lot happens in a year, and as our population and their access to the world and each other grows, our collective innovation and productivity will continue to grow exponentially, making each passing year increasingly dense with 'trends' and 'disruptions'...

By Yatish Narsi 22 Jan 2019

Mark Tomlinson, group managing director Hellocomputer.
#BizTrends2019: Embrace these business-changing themes or suffer the consequences...

This is a genuinely fascinating time to be alive, and yet it is even more fascinating to be in the business of communications, as we bear witness to and participate in some of the industry's most ground-breaking developments...

By Mark Tomlinson 21 Jan 2019

Stu Stobbs, chief creative officer at 1886 agency.
#BizTrends2019: More ads. More extremist thinking

For the past three years, advertising spend in Mzanzi has gone up. I know that thanks to a chat I had with my smart mate Chris Botha, group managing director of The MediaShop. It went up roughly R2billion last year and this year it's likely to grow even more...

By Stu Stobbs 18 Jan 2019

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 16 Jan 2019

Peter Khoury, Creative Circle chairperson and CCO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg.
#BizTrends2019: The rise of live communications and branded everything

When you study the world's most iconic work from recent times, you see patterns that may give you a direction of where everything is headed - at least in the short term. However, the world is extremely complex currently, and nothing is clearly defined, especially in the long term...

By Peter Khoury 16 Jan 2019

BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!
BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!

If you haven't got around to booking for the BizTrendsLIVE! yet, here's some info so you avoid FOMO...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Jan 2019

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 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics
#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The revival of print
#BizTrends2019: The revival of print

"Print is dead" they said, "go digital" they said - we've heard the maxim time and time again and resultantly relegated print to the sidelines, we've left it feeling hapless and irrelevant...

By Sam Swaine 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet
#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet

Since the advent of the decentralised blockchain in 2009, ingeniously invented by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, fintech has bloomed...

By Justin McCarthy 9 Jan 2019

Trend specialist John Sanei.
#BizTrends2019: The acceleration of acceleration

I am hugely inspired by Peter Diamandis, who has motivated a lot of my work. As a proud member of the South African faculty of Singularity University, I watch a lot of his talks, and attend many of their events. This share is very much a presentation by him, with some additions by me. The way he puts things together, and his vision of the future, is outstanding...

By John Sanei 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Big brother brands - how to not be evil in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Big brother brands - how to not be evil in 2019

'Don't be evil.' That three-word phrase was a famous part of Google's code of conduct, until April last year that is.

By Bronwyn Williams 7 Jan 2019

BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up
BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up

Bizcommunity invites you to join us as four 'Afro-futurists', all published authors, all experienced global keynote speakers and trend consultants, impart their knowledge in one intensive morning session...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Dec 2018

BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

The audience at the Heavy Chef Sextech event of which the first part was presented by Heidi Patmore. Image: Heavy Chef.
#Sextech: Chatbots, sex robots and impact on society (Part 2)

Heavy Chef invited Heidi Patmore, to talk about an incendiary topic: sextech, and how it is irrevocably impacting our lives...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Sep 2018

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