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MARKETING & MEDIA

#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 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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 2 days ago

ICT

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 2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Damage caused to the coastline by Tormin mining operations. Photo: GroundUp
Why is Mantashe so hell bent on mining at Xolobeni?

It seems that a High Court judgement in favour of Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) and Xolobeni community over mining rights on their land is not good enough for Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe...

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Superhumans, the wild west, and a tragic king
#OnTheBigScreen: Superhumans, the wild west, and a tragic king

Glass, The Mule, The Sisters Brothers and The Tragedy of King Richard the Second open at cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

5 things utilities must consider in their quest to become smarter
5 things utilities must consider in their quest to become smarter

Driven by the requirement to improve operational efficiencies and revenues, cut down on wastage, and enhance customer service, water utilities around the world are turning to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) - including smart meters - and the trend is set to accelerate in 2019.

By Darren Oxlee 2 days ago

PROPERTY

Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market
Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market

After an unexpectedly tough 2018, but with the welcome announcement that the repo rate remains unchanged following this first MPC meeting of the year, the outlook for 2019 is somewhat brighter...

By Dr Andrew Golding 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Lara Utian-Preston is the founder of Red Flag Content Relations.
#BizTrends2019: 3D design goes mainstream

While virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree video and photography become the norm within advertising, filmmaking, and content production, their applications across a range of other industries and sectors are also set to exponentially increase...

By Lara Utian-Preston 2 days ago

PROPERTY

Interest rate news good, time to get on with rebuilding the economy
Interest rate news good, time to get on with rebuilding the economy

Following the November rate hike, the Seeff Property Group has welcomed the decision to keep the interest rate on hold as the right decision...

By Samuel Seeff 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Styli Charalambous, publisher and CEO at Daily Maverick.
#BizTrends2019: The pivot to reality for news media

After a decade of doom, and silver bullets that mostly fired blanks, the news media seems to be adjusting to its pivot to reality and acknowledging the death of the primarily ad-supported funding model for hard news...

By Styli Charalambous 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Agile, mobile, and accessible: Programmatic is the new startup
Agile, mobile, and accessible: Programmatic is the new startup

Many marketing departments will have to decide how much of their digital adspend should go on premium inventory and how much should go on programmatic. Keabetswe Kgomongwe from Hoorah examines why we should reframe the choice by comparing the two to established businesses and startups respectively...

By Keabetswe Kgomongwe 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Award-winning South African musician, lead vocalist and songwriter, Thandiswa Mazwai. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Thandiswa Mazwai announced as speaker

Award-winning South African musician, lead vocalist and songwriter, Thandiswa Mazwai has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2019 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

HR & RECRUITMENT

#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?
#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?

Over the last six years, integrated business reporting has gained a significant amount of traction, with big corporates migrating from the traditional reporting method, which focuses on financial statements, to a more integrated framework of reporting that incorporates all aspects of the business...

By Faith Ngwenya 3 days ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now
#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now

Technology is the single most important investment that retailers need to make, in order to ensure that their fashion stores stay relevant...

By Robyn Cooke 3 days ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer
#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this...

By Lynette Hundermark 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kim Winstanley, chief growth officer and partner at Worx Group.
#BizTrends2019: Going green has never been more golden

The year 2018 was packed with environmental buzzwords. Sustainable, eco-friendly, low-carbon footprint, and upcycle are just some of the words that we are used to hearing in conversations with our clients, and for good reason...

By Kim Winstanley 3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Andy Hadfield, CEO, forgood.co.za
#BizTrends2019: Quick hit trends and the problem with competing giving behaviours

The social impact space is buzzing. Social entrepreneurship is the next "rock star" career, there's more investment flowing into social ventures...

By Andy Hadfield 3 days ago

RETAIL

Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South Africa
Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South Africa

With a presence in more than 20 countries, the Shop Association's purpose is to empower its members with ongoing education, networking opportunities and real-world insights...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Why the wall?
Why the wall?

Chris Botha, group managing director of Park Advertising discusses why Wall Breakers will be the real change-makers in 2019...

By Chris Botha 16 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Transit advertising (A 'Quantum' leap into commuters)
Transit advertising (A 'Quantum' leap into commuters)

Almost 70% of working-class citizens use minibus taxis also known as 'Quantum' to get to work and back. It is believed to be a powerful brand carrier as it holds the highest brand recall when fully wrapped in a vinyl that provides 100% brand exclusivity...

By Omphemetse Mokwena 16 Jan 2019

ICT

The customer's journey to the cloud
The customer's journey to the cloud

Migrating to the cloud is no longer the complex process it once was. Thanks to the evolution of technology...

By Karl Reed 16 Jan 2019

TOURISM

#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019

Robots might be rumoured to take over the world in the future, but for now - in 2019 - the corporate travel landscape is about to get a whole lot more 'human'...

By Oz Desai 16 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Anybody fancy building a dangerous cathedral?

There is a story about three men who spent their lives quarrying rocks. When asked what they were doing, one replied, "Breaking rocks." The second said, "Earning a living." The third said, "Building a cathedral..."

By Damon Stapleton 16 Jan 2019

ICT

How to create a cybersecurity culture
How to create a cybersecurity culture

'Cybersecurity' is still a relatively new word, making its first appearance to reference "protecting a computer or computer system" in 1989...

By Simeon Tassev 16 Jan 2019

LIFESTYLE

2018's top 5 standout cinematic performances
2018's top 5 standout cinematic performances

In no particular order, and from no specific genre, here are five performances that stood out in 2018...

By Natalie Le Clue 16 Jan 2019

ICT

#BizTrends2019: 5 Tips to get your business ready for AI in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 5 Tips to get your business ready for AI in 2019

2018 was the year that we realised that Artificial Intelligence (AI) was no longer to be shelved in the corner of the video store like 2001's Space Odyssey...

By Brett St Clair 16 Jan 2019

ICT

#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance
#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance

The Fourth Industrial Revolution isn't the future - it's the present...

By Adrian van der Merwe 16 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising
Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising

As we begin 2019, our industry sits quaking in its ethically sourced vintage leather boots. Panic and anxiety around data, consultants, insourcing, etc. But has this all not been self-inflicted? Is this all the final acknowledgement of an industry with an identity crisis?

By Mike Silver 16 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Deception is the lowest form of marketing

People first engage with people and brands for many reasons related to the first-impression they create - but they stay engaged when there is recognition of, and comfort in the VALUES of those people and brands...

By Nick Grubb 16 Jan 2019

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