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Alistair Mokoena lands role at Google South Africa
Alistair Mokoena lands role at Google South AfricaArticle

Alistair Mokoena has been appointed as country director at Google South Africa...

7 hours ago

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Google Search will now show you shoppable results for clothes in one placeArticle

Google on Wednesday revealed a new feature on Search that gives users a simpler way to shop for fashion items on mobile...

Shereesa Moodley 9 hours ago

#OnTheBigScreen: 1917, Les Misérables  and The Grudge
#OnTheBigScreen: 1917, Les Misérables and The GrudgeArticle

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Sam Mendes's Oscar-nominated World War I epic, 1917; Ladj Ly's Oscar-nominated full-length feature film debut, Les Misérables; and a reboot of The Grudge...

Daniel Dercksen 10 hours ago

45 comedians to perform at 2020 Mother City Comedy Fest
45 comedians to perform at 2020 Mother City Comedy FestArticle

The Mother City Comedy Festival will make its return with more than 45 comedians performing in 40 shows at the Baxter Studio Theatre in Cape Town from 11 to 29 February...

11 hours ago

Local startups head to Silicon Valley Bootcamp
Local startups head to Silicon Valley BootcampArticle

Five South African tech startups will head to Silicon Valley next week as part of a Silicon Valley Bootcamp programme...

1 day ago

#BizTrends2020: What you need to know about AI in 2020
#BizTrends2020: What you need to know about AI in 2020Article

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of computers to learn, gain experience and make decisions, just like humans...

Avsharn Bachoo 1 day ago

Christina Bianco to bring her Me, Myself & Everyone Else show to SA
Christina Bianco to bring her Me, Myself & Everyone Else show to SAArticle

Internationally-acclaimed New York singer, actress and impressionist Christina Bianco will bring her Me, Myself & Everyone Else show to South Africa in April...

1 day ago

3 half-truths that Google tells their Google Ads customers
3 half-truths that Google tells their Google Ads customersArticle

As a Google Ads agency that's been working with the product since 2012, we've seen through some of the half-truths Google's been selling lately...

Issued by Starbright 2 days ago

New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020
New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020Article

Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020...

Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 3 days ago

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruptionArticle

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

Geoffrey White 3 days ago

Linah Maigurira, retail industry manager, Google South Africa.
#BizTrends2020: AI will be more powerful than fire in the futureArticle

We need to prepare for a future when everyone uses the internet on their phone, says Linah Maigurira, Google head of retail, sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Jan 2020

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Feel charmingly rejuvenated at Kove Collection's renovated The MarlyArticle

While the views of Camps Bay's Victoria Road sunset strip are a true drawcard for Kove Collection's five-star The Marly, there's lots to see inside the recently renovated and expanded boutique hotel and sparkly new spa, too...

Leigh Andrews 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTokArticle

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

How the privacy debate will shift in 2020
How the privacy debate will shift in 2020Article

Data privacy and protection are likely to be high on the agenda for 2020 in the wake of Facebook-Cambridge Analytica and other data scandals. These controversies have prompted regulators and consumers alike to question how much personal data big tech companies gather, how they put it to work, and how they store and manage it...

Grant Lapping 9 Jan 2020

Bebe Winans to tour SA in March
Bebe Winans to tour SA in MarchArticle

Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Benjamin "BeBe" Winans will be touring South Africa in March 2020...

9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Taking the 20s into the cloud for marketing clout
#BizTrends2020: Taking the 20s into the cloud for marketing cloutArticle

The last decade was all about the cloud. From 2010 the cloud moved from novelty to the accepted means to deploy infrastructure...

Johan Walters 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Machine learning set to burst the bubble of digital marketing
#BizTrends2020: Machine learning set to burst the bubble of digital marketingArticle

For years digital marketers revelled in the fact that they could accurately measure the return on ad spend. Since everything could be tracked, we could know where our money was being spent and how it was being consumed by our target audiences.

Andrew Smit 8 Jan 2020

How sports betting from a mobile phone has changed how we gamble
How sports betting from a mobile phone has changed how we gambleArticle

Sports betting from a mobile phone has changed betting drastically and will continue to influence the industry in the future by expanding technologies and cultivating interest...

Issued by Starbright 8 Jan 2020

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Best Use of Data winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019Article

Warc has announced a total of nine winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, three Silvers and three Bronzes - in the Best Use of Data category for Warc Media Awards 2019...

8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want
#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they wantArticle

Although this generation has less spending power than Millennials, it is estimated that 40% of consumer spending will be attributed to Generation Z consumers in 2020...

Semona Pillay 8 Jan 2020

Meet you at the round table
Meet you at the round tableArticle

Introducing The Roundtables, iProspect's new long-form thought-leadership initiative that brings together change agents, creative visionaries and industry powerhouses...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020Article

2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Data dive - 3 areas of focus for digital companies
#BizTrends2020: Data dive - 3 areas of focus for digital companiesArticle

When applied correctly and ethically, data is a powerful resource in how businesses target and personalise customer interactions in the digital age...

Odette Faling 7 Jan 2020

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The great disruptionArticle

These are dangerous days for advertisers - at least those who have used television as the foundation of their communication strategy...

Federico de Nardis 3 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Simple tech in M&E for non-profits
#BizTrends2020: Simple tech in M&E for non-profitsArticle

Technology is advancing every day, often with promises of solutions to make our lives easier and simpler...

Anja Mulder 2 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Student housing - what do Gen Z's want?
#BizTrends2020: Student housing - what do Gen Z's want?Article

Born between the mid-90s and early 2010s, Gen Z's have grown up around Wi-Fi, smartphones and social media. With easy access to Google and YouTube, they're accustomed to having infinite knowledge at their fingertips...

John Schooling 2 Jan 2020

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Think of social and programmatic platforms as big tech, not mass mediaArticle

Marketers should not only think of social and programmatic platforms as media - but also as technology platforms that allow them to customise their messages to select audiences...

Grant Lapping 24 Dec 2019

Lemurs are the world's most endangered mammals, but planting trees can help save them
Lemurs are the world's most endangered mammals, but planting trees can help save themArticle

The island of Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa hosts at least 12,000 plant species and 700 vertebrate species, 80% to 90% of which are found nowhere else on Earth...

Andrea L. Baden 24 Dec 2019

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The real value of paid search and tracking the consumer journeyArticle

In the digital world, it's a given that paid search advertising is important, but only a few industries, except the finance and E-Retail sectors, are capturing the true value this channel has to offer. Most brands are missing a trick by not tracking the full customer journey says Michael King, managing director of Reprise Digital, an IPG Mediabrands company...

Michael King 24 Dec 2019

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Facebook Pay: a game-changer for payments, brands and social mediaArticle

The launch of Facebook's unified Facebook Pay system across its entire family of messaging apps hasn't just created the world's biggest payment platform. It's taken the existing payment universe and turned it on its head, with huge ramifications for how businesses and influencers monetise their social media presence...

Thomas Pays 24 Dec 2019

Robots, AI and drones: When did toys turn into rocket science?
Robots, AI and drones: When did toys turn into rocket science?Article

I'm a geek. And as a geek, I love my tech toys. But over time I've noticed toys are becoming harder to understand...

Andrew Maxwell 23 Dec 2019

#Newsmaker: VMLY&R's Jacquie Mullany is the 2020 Gerety Awards' SA jury ambassador
#Newsmaker: VMLY&R's Jacquie Mullany is the 2020 Gerety Awards' SA jury ambassadorArticle

The Gerety Awards recently announced Johannesburg as an executive judging session with Jacquie Mullany, executive creative director at VMLY&R as the ambassador for the South African jury...

Jessica Tennant 22 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: More tech, eco initiatives & homegrown championing for SA fashion
#BizTrends2020: More tech, eco initiatives & homegrown championing for SA fashionArticle

Let's take a look at what we can expect from the South African fashion industry in 2020...

Meagan Duckitt 20 Dec 2019

2020's must-see movies
2020's must-see moviesArticle

2020 promises a great line up of first-rate entertainment on the big screen!

Daniel Dercksen 20 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: The collective economy, attributing a state of mind
#BizTrends2020: The collective economy, attributing a state of mindArticle

Collectively participating in open-source, collaborative thinking across industry, hierarchy, speciality, culture and most importantly competitors might seem like a risk, but one worth taking to create success in today's economy...

Paula Hulley 20 Dec 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Cats, Midway, Spies in Disguise
#OnTheBigScreen: Cats, Midway, Spies in DisguiseArticle

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include: Cats, Midway and Spies in Disguise...

Daniel Dercksen 20 Dec 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: The 'Star Wars' Skywalker saga concludes and Asian cinema
#OnTheBigScreen: The 'Star Wars' Skywalker saga concludes and Asian cinemaArticle

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include: the final chapter in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and the story of the first Chinese climbers ever to summit Mount Everest in The Climbers...

Daniel Dercksen 19 Dec 2019

2020 trends forecast
2020 trends forecastArticle

Michael Zylstra, Chief Strategy Officer at DAN SSA, shares his 2020 trends forecast...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 19 Dec 2019

Top 10 films of 2019
Top 10 films of 2019Article

From dramas to thrillers to homegrown productions Daniel Dercksen gives his top 10 films of 2019...

Daniel Dercksen 19 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: Creativity in a data lead world
#BizTrends2020: Creativity in a data lead worldArticle

Data fuels our technologies, economies, populations, politics, education, healthcare, future work, and in reality, it fuels our overall survival...

Quanita Salie 19 Dec 2019

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossibleArticle

The business world is highly competitive and this applies to the largest of corporations all the way to the smallest of entrepreneurs. The economy has been merciless and no-one in business has been unaffected. In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

Odette van der Haar 19 Dec 2019

Are you ready for voice search in 2020?
Are you ready for voice search in 2020?Article

Aidan Blundell, Head of SEO at iProspect, explains why it's important to keep up with SEO trends, especially in 2020...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 18 Dec 2019

Rocky Horror Show at the Artscape is more than "a bit of fun"
Rocky Horror Show at the Artscape is more than "a bit of fun"Article

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show, currently on at the Artscape Theatre and soon to be moving to Teatro, Montecasino, is the best version of the production we have seen yet says Debbie Hathway...

Debbie Hathway 18 Dec 2019

Tools to use for your side hustle
Tools to use for your side hustleArticle

Having a side job, or a 'side hustle' is now the norm - it means you can work your usual job while pursuing your entrepreneurial endeavour on the side...

Brent Peters 18 Dec 2019

A cloud built on integrated security
A cloud built on integrated securityArticle

South African companies have finally woken up to the potential of cloud services...

Ralph Berndt 18 Dec 2019

Climate conferences are male, pale and stale - it's time to bring in women
Climate conferences are male, pale and stale - it's time to bring in womenArticle

The COP25 climate meeting in Madrid concluded over the weekend. As in past meetings, the talks failed to make much progress on international climate action. And again, the views and needs of women were largely ignored...

Maria Tanyag and Jacqui True 17 Dec 2019

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Get in the festive spirit with afternoon tea at Taj Cape TownArticle

Expect exotic teas, mini lamb bobotie pies, chestnut macarons and much more at the special afternoon tea at Taj Cape Town...

Leigh Andrews 17 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near futureArticle

I've worn several hats over the course of my career, but the one that people most associate me with is 'trendspotter'. I've been an observer and decoder of trends since childhood. It's who I am. I recognised long ago that I'm incapable of shopping for groceries, people-watching at the airport or surfing the web without instinctively looking for patterns...

marian salzman 13 Dec 2019

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