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#BizTrends2018: Branding is the key to unlocking company innovation

The economy in which we're operating post-2007 needs to be rethought as an evolution of a zero-sum game. Innovation is what breaks the zero-sum model for companies...

By Mathew Weiss 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: E-sports in South Africa - it's only just begun

E-sports in the last two years has exploded onto the South African scene with not much in the way of any sort of understanding of how to get involved. The biggest question is, where is this going to go in 2018 and onwards?

By Barry Louzada 8 Jan 2018

Predictions for 2018: What the investors said

We're into a new year, and it's time to get to work. But what does 2018 have in store for us?

By Gabriella Mulligan 4 Jan 2018

Campaign promotes road safety in Namibia

As part of a social responsibility campaign, Namibia's Debmarine embarked upon a long road safety awareness campaign to promote and inculcate road-safety consciousness in Namibia...

22 Dec 2017

Pinning down real street style with The Stylista's social content

Shh... Word on the stylish digital street is that The Stylista is the place to be. It's a user-generated social media space for those interested in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, with a distinctive SA flavour. MD Tami Ruschin explains the beauty of creating customised content to delight brands and consumers alike...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Mandy Leontakianakis guides Havas into 2018

Havas recently appointed Mandy Leontakianakis as chief strategy officer to lead from Havas Johannesburg and across the group in Southern Africa, including Havas Boondoggle in Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Dec 2017

M&N Brands: Building an SA-owned ad network, for Africans, by Africans

Earlier this week, it was announced that M&N Brands has acquired Mela Events. Here, M&N Brands Group CEO Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Mela Events' owners, Tiziana Tucci and Enelra Booth, let us in on what the acquisition foretells of M&N Brands' pan-African future...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2017

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

12 Dec 2017

Bloomberg's 50 most influential in 2017 includes one African

Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote was the only African that made Bloomberg Media's annual global list of the 50 most influential businesspeople in 2017...

7 Dec 2017

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

Most brands are looking at the customer experience as the most powerful way they have to set themselves apart in a market where it's becoming increasingly difficult to compete on price and product features alone...

By Richard Mullins 1 Dec 2017

Controlling the narrative from the glass box

Brands are more accountable than ever in an age of radical transparency...

By Leon Ayo 30 Nov 2017

Brand Science joins Brand Union to form new market offer

Doug de Villiers, currently CEO of Brand Science, and his team will join Brand Union to form a dynamic new market offer...

24 Nov 2017

Eight tips for building your personal brand

Building up your personal brand is the most difficult and yet the most rewarding process for an entrepreneur...

By Stephen Marshal 20 Nov 2017

mSurvey launches first CX survey in Kenya

Telcos lead in Kenya as mSurvey reveals the first industry Net Promoter Score Benchmarking for Africa, in an industry-first benchmarking metric...

16 Nov 2017

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International

Understanding the role of colour in branding

Colour is one of the primary elements involved in branding, but it doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves among small businesses and startups. While there are certainly other things to think about, choosing which colours you want to associate your brand with is a major decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 hour ago

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

LONDON - Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs.

2 hours ago

H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

STOCKHOLM - A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.

21 hours ago

Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said.

21 hours ago

World stands up for Haiti, Africa after Trump's "shithole" comment

Update: US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to respond to reports that he referred to Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as "shitholes".

By Andy Walker 1 day ago

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