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#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt...

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018
Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018

The hottest exhibition trends forecast for the forthcoming year to ensure that your business will own the exhibition space in 2018...

By Adam Dembovsky 5 Dec 2017

African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018
African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events...

By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture
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
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

Photo: 10:23 campaign
Challenging bad medicine: How to use the media effectively

Here's an interesting factoid for you - 10:23 is the saturation point at which the original substance is so diluted that can no longer be detected in a solution....

By Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Building a true African haircare brand with AfroBotanics
#EntrepreneurMonth: Building a true African haircare brand with AfroBotanics

In six years South African natural haircare brand, AfroBotanics, went from being manufactured in founder Ntombenhle Khathwane's garage to a fully equipped factory in Midrand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director
#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director

Fort agency's creative partner and director Amr Singh recently won the Craft Gold for Best Directing at the 2017 PromaxBDA Africa Awards for his work on DStv Africa's brand film in collaboration with Studio Zoo...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

The 2017 Digital Salt event.
The future of media

Gustav Goosen elaborates on some of the mobile and data content his team presented at the Digital Salt event which he believes are areas that will have significant influence on the future of media, way beyond what we've seen thus far...

By Gustav Goosen 28 Nov 2017

Natasha Omokhodion-Banda
#AfricaAchiever: Expansion plans into Africa for 99c

Natasha Omokhodion-Banda is the new managing director of the Lusaka, Zambia, office of Ninety9cents (99c), responsible for growing the agency further into Africa. She is our #AfricaAchiever this month...

By Louise Marsland 27 Nov 2017

The art of anthropology and B2B communication
The art of anthropology and B2B communication

While the advertising world is often dominated by psychology, Claire Denham-Dyson writes that she believe there are many benefits to using anthropology in B2B marketing...

By Claire Denham-Dyson 24 Nov 2017

#NEWSWATCH: Singing and dancing on the streets of Zimbabwe and on social media
#NEWSWATCH: Singing and dancing on the streets of Zimbabwe and on social media

Harare became one big street party as the resignation of President Robert Mugabe was announced yesterday. Much of the party was streamed live to the Zimbabwean diaspora via social media...

By Louise Marsland 22 Nov 2017

Digital trends for 2018
Digital trends for 2018

Digital trends inform business owners on how to improve their content marketing efforts...

By Allon Raiz 21 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Empowering millennials through mobility
Empowering millennials through mobility

The millennial generation is changing the game globally - more specifically: how they communicate with businesses, what and how they purchase, and what they value most...

By Des Fenner 17 Nov 2017

The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut
The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut

Walter Penfold shares his insights on e-mail and SMS marketing as a taste of what's to come...

By Walter Penfold 17 Nov 2017

Getting your digital advertising right
Getting your digital advertising right

Marketers are looking for more control over ad placement because it means that they get to engage with media owners (offline and online) with similar values, whose context they know and whose content and brand they can trust...

By Omar Essack 16 Nov 2017

#NEWSWATCH: Zimbabwe uncertainty as state TV remains under control of military
#NEWSWATCH: Zimbabwe uncertainty as state TV remains under control of military

Zimbabwe remains on a knife edge as political uncertainty reigns and state television is under the control of the military...

By Louise Marsland 15 Nov 2017

Managing your personal brand
Managing your personal brand

Social media and digital marketing expert Bianca Quinn-Diavastos shares tips for making use of social media to manage a thriving personal brand online...

By Bianca Quinn-Diavastos 14 Nov 2017

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Ask Afrika Orange Index: Feeling customer service

Marketers need to understand the dynamics of emotions in marketing and how they relate to other factors such as attitudes, persuasion and brand loyalty...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Nov 2017

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Data visualisation tools provide a view of the customer journey beyond marketing

One of the largest challenges that organisations face in becoming more data-driven is to bring data together from different systems across and within departments...

By Richard Mullins 13 Nov 2017

#MeettheMarketer: Are business consultancies the ad agencies of the future?
#MeettheMarketer: Are business consultancies the ad agencies of the future?

Anatoly Roytman, managing director of Accenture Interactive and Global lead for EALA (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America), is our #MeettheMarketer this month on Bizcommunity.africa. He believes Accenture Interactive is building the "agency of the future"...

By Louise Marsland 13 Nov 2017

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Managing your business in the freelance economy

Remote working is the way of the future, and with the rise of the gig economy, driven by an ever-growing freelance workforce, comes the challenge of project managing a team working from different locations...

By Dan Marcus 13 Nov 2017

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Simplicity to the power of three

Today consumers are spoilt for choice. The question is whether the increasing number of options are stimulating purchase, or causing purchase-paralysis...

By Glen Meier 13 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem
#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem

Emeka Afigbo, strategic products partnerships manager at Facebook, says he is often reminded just how much the technical ecosystem in Africa has grown and how the internet is drastically changing the continent.

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Nov 2017

Charles Dawes
#AfricaCom: Data is the future of the monetisation of content

Data is the future of the monetisation of content and part of the investment into content in the broadcast industry...

By Louise Marsland 10 Nov 2017

Lillian Barnard from Microsoft SA giving us some insight on digital transformation at AfricaCom.
#AfricaCom: Digital transformation is real and it's urgent

Lillian Barnard, director for the Public-Sector at Microsoft SA, addresses the urgency of digital transformation, gives pointers on how companies can start to embark on their digital transformation journey and shares some of the benefits of doing it before your business is left behind...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Nov 2017

Jason Peisl, PnP's information systems executive. Photo: YouTube
#AfricaCom: How Bitcoin made PnP sexy and other stories

One of the unplanned, but positive, spin offs from Pick n Pay's (PnP) Bitcoin experiment is that it has made retail sexier in attracting talent...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

Hannari Slabbert
Predicting the future with WGSN trends

Global trends authority WGSN launched its latest trends research to South African audiences in Cape Town on 9 November...

By Louise Marsland 9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Mobile advertising - connecting brands to their customers
#AfricaCom: Mobile advertising - connecting brands to their customers

Elo Umeh, CEO of the Terragon Group, explored the peculiarities of the African market, the pain points of the modern marketer and where the true value lies with regards to mobile advertising...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Nov 2017

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