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New press offices

Brian Gamanya Porte Brand Manufacturing Company has opened a press office on Bizcommunity.com!
Brian Gamanya Porte Brand Manufacturing Company

Brian Gamanya PTY (LTD) is leading manufacturer, importer and brander of Corporate Clothing, Corporate Gifts, Protective Clothes, Promotional Gifts, Promotional Clothing and Headwear.

Nicola Cooper, senior trend analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates.
#BizTrends2019: South African business, meet your future consumer

With the majority of South African consumers being under the age of 21, we cannot look to Gen Z or those younger as our 'future' consumer. Gen Z is already entering varsity and/or the work environment, which means our 'future' consumers are even younger...

By Nicola Cooper 23 hours ago

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

1 day ago

Influencer marketing company expands to Nigeria
Influencer marketing company expands to Nigeria

Leading influencer marketing platform builds Nigerian base for ongoing African growth...

15 hours ago

Applications open for fellowships for journalists in Africa
Applications open for fellowships for journalists in Africa

Fellowships are open to journalists in mainly developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America/the Caribbean, through the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists...

16 hours ago

Screen grab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: A cutting-edge campaign

An Orchid to Gillette for putting an issue out there, and DA, you get the 'How Not to Win Friends and Influence People' Onion for this week...

By Brendan Seery 17 hours ago

#VWDriveDry: Take home lessons
#VWDriveDry: Take home lessons

On Thursday, 10 January 2019, Twitter went into a frenzy over what appeared to be Nomuzi "Moozlie" Mabena in a car crash captured on InstaLive...

By Sheila Afari 19 hours ago

#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 19 hours ago

Ubuntu Baba saga knocks public perception of Woolworths
Ubuntu Baba saga knocks public perception of Woolworths

The Woolworths-Ubuntu Baba baby carrier incident had a significantly negative impact on public perception of Woolworths' ethics and reputation...

19 hours ago

Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 21 hours ago

Facebook caught skewing the review score of its Portal device on Amazon
Facebook caught skewing the review score of its Portal device on Amazon

Facebook employees have been spotted giving the company's Portal video calling devices five-star ratings on Amazon...

By Shereesa Moodley 21 hours ago

#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 23 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: The 2018 buzzwords I'm hoping won't make it to 2019
#BizTrends2019: The 2018 buzzwords I'm hoping won't make it to 2019

Here, six popular buzzwords from the worlds of marketing, communication and media that Tiffany Markman is hoping we won't see in 2019...

By Tiffany Markman 23 hours ago

Lamin Momodou Manneh, director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
#BizTrends2019: This could be a big year for Africa

This year, 2019, is a very promising year for the African continent: There is a lot of optimism about the return of the Africa rising sentiment...

By Lamin Momodou Manneh 1 day ago

#NewBiz: Zkhiphani (what's happening) with M&N Brands' M&N Entertainment launch
#NewBiz: Zkhiphani (what's happening) with M&N Brands' M&N Entertainment launch

Marketing and communications holding group M&N Brands has announced the launch of its content hub M&N Entertainment, which has made its first acquisition through the purchase of online youth entertainment magazine, Zkhiphani.com...

1 day ago

Adams & Adams adopts .africa domain
Adams & Adams adopts .africa domain

Intellectual property and commercial law firm, Adams & Adams, announced a digital identity switchover to www.adams.africa on its social media accounts.

1 day ago

How to navigate the digital journey
How to navigate the digital journey

Our digital footprints are providing an even more detailed insight into our habits and activities...

By Helmut Reisinger 1 day ago

The importance of good environmental, social and governance practices
The importance of good environmental, social and governance practices

The JSE is one of five exchanges in the world to be internationally recognised as a pioneer of a global initiative to enhance corporate transparency, performance on environmental, social and corporate governance...

By Shameela Soobramoney 1 day ago

DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth
DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth

Deutsche Welle has launched a weekly YouTube show to engage the youth on the African continent on issues facing them in Africa...

1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Own your MarTech, control your data
#BizTrends2019: Own your MarTech, control your data

Marketing leaders should be wary of the marketing automation siren call and focus on building the foundations to enable real digital performance...

By Johan Walters 1 day ago

Urban rooms: where people get to design their city's future
Urban rooms: where people get to design their city's future

Despite the strong Utopian traditions of urban planning, there has often been a reluctance to think beyond the short term...

By Tim Dixon 1 day ago

#FairnessFirst: Time to stand for purpose-led marketing and social impact advertising
#FairnessFirst: Time to stand for purpose-led marketing and social impact advertising

Barbara Gardner Proctor, the woman who helped introduce the Beatles to America through a deal with Vee-Jay records, was also the first black female to own an ad agency in America back in 1970. With her passing this December, we look back at the impact of her firsts and why they still hold true in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Bogosi Motshegwa, founder/brand consultant, Thinkerneur.
#BizTrends2019: Ad agencies of the future are building new models

Wise ad agency leaders are not just observing; they are taking the right steps to ensure that they are not rendered obsolete during this inevitable transformation process. Those who get it are primed to thrive, and those who don't are destined to shut-down...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: "Bang bang, feel the pain" if you don't know what customers want
#BizTrends2019: "Bang bang, feel the pain" if you don't know what customers want

What our customers want is the biggest trend for the 21st century and for years to come. It's not about us anymore...

By Carmen Murray 1 day ago

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 1 day ago

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 day ago

Partnership creates employment opportunities for unemployed youth
Partnership creates employment opportunities for unemployed youth

The Digital Skills Partnership is a strategic collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning the traditionally onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth...

18 Jan 2019

#NewCampaign: What matters to you, matters to Metropolitan
#NewCampaign: What matters to you, matters to Metropolitan

Metropolitan recently launched a campaign to reintroduce the brand to the market and get its clients optimistic about their future and the role the company plays in helping them achieve their financial goals and life aspirations...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jan 2019

The winner of AKQA’s brief to make Beats the ideal companion for commuters was: Christian Johnstone, Isabel Mickleburgh, Chad Joyce.
D&AD exhibits 2018 New Blood Shift Class work and reveals winners of briefs

D&AD has exhibited the work from this year's Shift graduates to a host of leading industry figures, including the winning projects for the 2018 briefs...

18 Jan 2019

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 18 Jan 2019

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