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LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: 'The High Note' and 'Scoob!'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'The High Note' and 'Scoob!'

The High Note and Scoob! open in SA cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Digital market expert and influencer, Deshnie Govender.
#Newsmaker: Deshnie Govender launches new podcast

Award-winning digital marketing expert and influencer, Deshnie Govender discusses the launch of her podcast, Influence Insider by Digi Hype, her stance on diversity and inclusion in the industry and she talks us through some of the highlights in her career...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Black community targeted ad campaigns must be awarded to ad agencies that understand that market

John Akinribido, founder and CEO of CMG Marketing Communications unpacks the Clicks ad campaign which has recently caused so much controversy and repercussion across South Africa...

By John Akinribido 1 day ago

RETAIL

#DoBizZA: Best Little Guide helps South Africans shop local
#DoBizZA: Best Little Guide helps South Africans shop local

The goal is to make it easier than ever to find and support small business, by bringing them all together under one curated virtual roof...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Covid has completely altered the travel industry - and it's not all bad
Covid has completely altered the travel industry - and it's not all bad

After having endured one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, it is understandable that South Africans have become much more appreciative of the prospect of travel and the many joys that it brings to their lives...

By Sue Garrett 3 days ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Kylie Granat, founder of Kojo Creative
#DoBizZA: Kojo Creative, a new boutique IMC agency targeting SMEs

Kojo Creative is a new boutique IMC agency that seeks to enable SMEs by working on a project to project basis...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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5 ways your business can reach more people with hashtags

Hashtags play a crucial part of social media marketing and a great way of promoting your brand organically when used correctly. Zubeida Goolam, co-founder and creative partner at Brandtruth//DGLT details the significant role of hashtags and how businesses can reach more people by utilising them effectively...

By Zubeida Goolam 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

New study aimed at assessing damage caused to market by pandemic
New study aimed at assessing damage caused to market by pandemic

Percy Shangase, founder of Amashuku Marketing Solutions recently announced that the company will undertake a study to help brands, schools and companies to get an aerial shot of the market, assess the damage caused by the pandemic and align their brands, product offerings and services accordingly in the consumer headspace...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

LIFESTYLE

#DoBizZA: Despite Covid-19 health eatery Poké Co expands - Q&A with founder Andrew Flanagan
#DoBizZA: Despite Covid-19 health eatery Poké Co expands - Q&A with founder Andrew Flanagan

Despite the challenges facing the food and beverage industry as a result of Covid-19, Andrew Flanagan, founder of health food restaurant Poké Co, recently opened his fourth store...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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How brands can leverage community to bolster customer experience

Miguel De Gracia, SVP Client Partner at Acceleration, a Wunderman Thompson Company, lists ways brands can leverage community to deliver top-notch, unique customer experiences to use individual voices to help the masses...

By Miguel De Gracia 23 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#OrchidsandOnions: Making heroes possible
#OrchidsandOnions: Making heroes possible

Game changer: Thumbs up for beast; Trump shoots himself in the foot...

By Brendan Seery 22 Sep 2020

RETAIL

#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery
#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery

With tasting rooms shut for months and retail sales restricted, many local breweries have shed jobs, and some have been forced to shut down entirely...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Sep 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 now available in automatic
Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 now available in automatic

The Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5, a best selling compact SUV for four years, is now available in automatic...

By Naresh Maharaj 22 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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We are still a nation at war with ourselves, even if we don't like to admit it

Ian Fuhr, founder of The Hatch Institute writes that as a nation (and as businesses) we still skirt around the issues of systemic racism, and the result is internal business issues that spill out into communities through poorly conceived advertising, job descriptions, messaging and even customer service...

By Ian Fuhr 22 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Consumer-centred brands in times of crises

Sindiswa Masuta, strategy business director at Grey Advertising writes that brands that put the consumer and their communities first, as well as show an understanding of their audience's context, are setting themselves up for future survival and growth through loyalty...

By Sindiswa Masuta 22 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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It is time to realign your brand

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana, marketing coordinator at Sadmon discusses what companies can do to re-align their brands to the "new normal"...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 22 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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What can marketers learn from the phenomenon that is "Jerusalema"?

Siya Metane, founder and CEO, SlikourOnLife, talks about how the song "Jerusarema" by Master KG has taken the world by storm unexpectedly and what marketers can learn for this whole phenomenon...

By Siya Metane 22 Sep 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

South Africa needs to scale its creative economy
South Africa needs to scale its creative economy

If South Africa is to ever thrive, it needs to evolve and truly start to compete in the knowledge economy...

By Glenn Gillis 21 Sep 2020

RETAIL

#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up
#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up

UBU International aims to help local businesses boost their sales by leveraging a combination of mobile discovery, marketing, rewards and mobile payments...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Boris Dzhingarov
Social media platforms are in the crosshairs ahead of the November elections

Ahead of the 2020 presidential elections in the United States, social media platforms have been attempting to define their participation and have been coming under fire...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Sep 2020

ENERGY & MINING

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
LNG projects could transform Mozambique - if Western environmentalists don't interfere

When Anadarko Petroleum Corp. confirmed last year it would be constructing a $20bn liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in Mozambique, this was major news...

By NJ Ayuk 21 Sep 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#DoBizZa: digiToken, the app driving economic activity in the informal market
#DoBizZa: digiToken, the app driving economic activity in the informal market

digiToken is a new and convenient platform that enables consumers to buy airtime, electricity and water online - all from the comfort of your home by practising safe social distancing...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Sep 2020

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Bill & Ted Face The Music', 'After We Collided' and 'Trolls World Tour'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Bill & Ted Face The Music', 'After We Collided' and 'Trolls World Tour'

Bill & Ted Face The Music, the Trolls go on a world tour and Hardin Scott and Tessa Young return in After We Collided open at SA cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Sep 2020

PROPERTY

While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

By John Loos 18 Sep 2020

LEGAL

Why VDP applications really must be 'voluntary'
Why VDP applications really must be 'voluntary'

Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) applications have been a permanent part of our law since 2012. The essence of a VDP application is that a taxpayer is incentivised to disclose to Sars a tax default by being granted some relief from the consequences of their default...

By Graeme Palmer 18 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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It's in the science, stupid!

Joe Public United's group chief strategic officer, Laurent Marty, tackles the subject of a new age in marketing - namely, the rise and growth of science-based advertising. Here, he describes how strategic planners should embrace essential new insights in order to reach maximum efficiency through creative campaigns...

By Laurent Marty 18 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng.
#AfricaBrandSummit: Solly Moeng shares his passion and vision for Africa

WATCH: In this exclusive interview with Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng, Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media editor Juanita Pienaar finds out more about the summit, Moeng's passion for Africa and his vision for the event going forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Sep 2020

PROPERTY

Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms
Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is welcome news...

By Samuel Seeff 18 Sep 2020

PROPERTY

Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stable
Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stable

The Monetary Policy Committee's decision to keep the repo rate stable was not entirely surprising, as the 300bps rate cuts for the year to date are still taking effect...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Sep 2020

PROPERTY

Green homes - features that add investment value
Green homes - features that add investment value

Investing the money in environmentally friendly enhancements for a home is not only a way to protect the environment and save on monthly energy costs...

By Adrian Goslett 17 Sep 2020

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