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MARKETING & MEDIA

Pepe Marais, founding partner and group chief creative officer of Joe Public United
#BizTrends2019: The year of making love

One of the most sobering marketing tweets of 2018 was by Chris Botha, CEO of The Media Shop...

By Pepe Marais 25 minutes ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Topaz Booysen, head of marketing at Popimedia.
#BizTrends2019: We're in denial about the death of loyalty

As consumers, we're enjoying unprecedented variety in shopping aisles that span continents and are more vocal, demanding and unforgiving of brands than ever before...

By Topaz Booysen 31 minutes ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Terry Mckenna is The Odd Number's new ECD
#Newsmaker: Terry Mckenna is The Odd Number's new ECD

The Odd Number has appointed Terry Mckenna as executive creative director with co-founder and former ECD Sibusiso "Sbu" Sitole moving into the role of chief creative officer...

By Jessica Tennant 20 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

In review: Matt Manning's new Grub & Vine
In review: Matt Manning's new Grub & Vine

Chef Matt Manning recently opened up his first official restaurant, Grub & Vine, a bistro-style eatery in the foodie mecca of the Mother City, aka Bree Street...

By Ruth Cooper 21 hours ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2019: If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?

The Oxford Dictionaries chose 'toxic' as its annual "Word of the Year". For 2019, the winning brands will be those that work to restore consumers' trust in a toxic environment...

By Rachel Thompson 22 hours ago

TOURISM

Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters
Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters

As the desire for fresh local food continues to grow, farm-to-table dining is set to become an even more significant 2019 trend in the hospitality industry...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The SheSays Cape Town founders are brand strategist Marina Tokar, content strategy director Anelde Greeff and senior copywriter Johannie Van As.
#BizTrends2019: The untapped opportunity of female empowerment

Globally, the women's empowerment movement has reached a fever pitch. #Metoo has toppled titans in industries ranging from film to advertising to tech, pushing against the 'boys club' ethos prevalent in senior ranks...

By SheSays Cape Town founders 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Chantel Botha, head of customer experience strategy and consulting at BrandLove.
#BizTrends2019: The brand promise chasm is widening for consumers

At the end of every year I take out my crystal ball, dust it off and think about the future...

By Chantel Botha 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group.
#BizTrends2019: Alexa, what are your predictions for 2019?

Part of our job [as publishers] is to connect readers and advertisers successfully, in a brand safe environment and to the benefit of both - and while we've been a bit slow thus far, the door is now open. Watch this space...

By Lisa Macleod 1 day ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Cape Town railway station to close platforms for system upgrade
Cape Town railway station to close platforms for system upgrade

Several platforms at Cape Town railway station are expected to close from 26 February until 30 January 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

EDUCATION

#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming lives
#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming lives

We live in an increasingly connected world. The technologies, both emerging and established, that connect us, have the power to influence and reshape the ways in which we live, work and learn...

By Simon Goldstone 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#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 1 day ago

PROPERTY

Expect more property developments in 2019
Expect more property developments in 2019

During 2018 the South African property market was under immense pressure. We saw many agents having to reinvent their strategies...

By Richard Gray 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#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 1 day ago

LEGAL

Gideon Gerber
Amendments to labour relations legislation - National minimum wage, parental and adoption leave

As you may have noted in recent media reports, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, signed the new national minimum wage statute into law effective from 1 January 2019...

By Gideon Gerber, Issued by SERR Synergy 1 day ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends 2019: Tourism the golden ticket to job creation
#BizTrends 2019: Tourism the golden ticket to job creation

In a country where over six million people are unemployed, it is no wonder that job creation has been the hot topic...

By Andrew Stark 1 day ago

RETAIL

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 1 day ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: Tech Trends and Millennials: what's in store for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: Tech Trends and Millennials: what's in store for 2019?

As we head into 2019, we're seeing several trends in the proptech space which are interesting to both millennials and businesses...

By Gil Sperling 1 day ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution
#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution

It's no secret that technology has revolutionised much of our lives. Why then, is the property rental journey still the same as it was 100 years ago?

By Daniel Levy 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#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 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#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 2 days ago

PROPERTY

#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'
#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'

When 2018 wrapped up, we saw the rental market in South Africa continue to struggle...

By Jonathan Liebmann 2 days ago

RETAIL

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the brands committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Luke Dale-Roberts expands his culinary empire
Luke Dale-Roberts expands his culinary empire

One of the big winners at 2018's Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards was The Test Kitchen. Not only did the Cape Town restaurant rank second overall, but it also won the Eat Out Diners Club Award for Service Excellence...

By Eugene Yiga 2 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector
#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019
10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019

The new year brings a new set of dynamics and challenges set to influence the future of the energy industry, from presidential elections to megaprojects developments, amidst intensifying international competition...

By NJ Ayuk 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

M. Night Shyamalan's Glass is a conceptually intriguing film
M. Night Shyamalan's Glass is a conceptually intriguing film

Glass is the final part of M. Night Shyamalan's "superhero" trilogy and was preceded by Split (2016) and Unbreakable (2000)...

By Natalie Le Clue 2 days ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: South African cybersecurity trends for 2019
#BizTrends2019: South African cybersecurity trends for 2019

As we enter the new year, it's worth taking stock of the opportunities - and the likely cybersecurity threats - lying ahead...

By Brian Pinnock 2 days ago

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