Colin Cullis, product owner for Primedia Broadcasting's talk stations, 702 and CapeTalk.
#BizTrends2018: Radio trends for the year ahead - podcasts, streams and subscriptions

Here are three predictions for what will become more significant for radio broadcasters in 2018: Podcasts, streams and subscriptions.

By Colin Cullis 7 hours ago

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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.

1 day ago

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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

Janine Lloyd, CEO of PR Expert.
#BizTrends2018: The low-down on 2018 PR and marketing trends

This year is going to continue to be a tough journey for all businesses as they grapple for market share and growth during a difficult economy.

By Janine Lloyd 1 day ago

Nandi Zambodla, strategist at FCB Cape Town.
#BizTrends2018: Millennials are not a homogenous group

Millennials and their influential role have dominated marketers' conversations and research for a few years now and, as a result, have dramatically changed how marketers view and communicate.

By Nandi Zambodla 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: To survive, marketing must kill its darlings in 2018
#BizTrends2018: To survive, marketing must kill its darlings in 2018

When Stephen King said you must "Kill your darlings", he was not suggesting that one of his famous psychopathic characters must kill a loved one, but rather giving writing advice. Quoting William Faulkner, who said that, "In writing, you must kill your darlings", King advises that writers should never be too precious or become overly sentimental when it comes to their work - if it needs to be cut, it needs to be cut. And the same is true for the marketing industry.

By Tom Manners 11 Jan 2018

Mike Sharman, owner, Retroviral Digital Communications.
#BizTrends2018: Putting the 'I' in live.

Two fundamental social media content events occurred in 2016. Chewbacca Mom elevated Facebook Live to 'Citizen Broadcaster' status, and Instagram sucker-punched Snap with its introduction of Stories, which has amassed more than 300 million daily active users (DAUs) in 2017. That's almost double Snapchat's DAUs (at 173m).

By Mike Sharman 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Tight budgets, customer demand and African pride driving retail competitiveness
#BizTrends2018: Tight budgets, customer demand and African pride driving retail competitiveness

Budgets are tight, with rising electricity and petrol prices driving many households to tighten their purse strings. In response, the retail industry is becoming increasingly competitive.

By Lindy Lee 11 Jan 2018

#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project
#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project

Last year's winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer Competition, Marli de Wet, will this year be taking up her prize by accompanying her lecturer Anel Joubert from Design Time school of interior design at an international design fair of their choice.

By Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Africans for Africans by Africans
#BizTrends2018: Africans for Africans by Africans

Africa has a population of over 1 billion people, 70% of which are youthful, aspirational and passionate about their continent. The proposition 'Africans for Africans by Africans' has become a dominant force with young people in Africa. It is about change and holding businesses, governments and institutions accountable and so ultimately driving transformation.

By Nonye Mpho Omotola 10 Jan 2018

Television will endure in a Netflix world
Television will endure in a Netflix world

Netflix believes that the television will endure as the primary viewing device for consumers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (MENA), even while consumers access their favourite TV shows and films across a number of electronic devices in the age of streaming.

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The changing media environment for ad agencies
#BizTrends2018: The changing media environment for ad agencies

We talk about how digital has changed the world of marketing and advertising. We talk about millennials, generation this, generation that. We talk creativity, effectiveness, brands that are progressive in creating shared value. We talk about growth percentages, and economic downturns, global marketing spend, and disruptive technologies. But what is really happening out there?

By Odette van der Haar 10 Jan 2018

Nicola Cooper, senior trend analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates (NC&A).
#BizTrends2018: Connecting with ever-connected, ever-younger African consumers

With the largest 'youth bulge' in the world, the future of Africa is young, dynamic, determined. No one can afford to ignore the youth in Africa and the local and global business community needs to prepare for the ever-connected, younger generations.

By Nicola Cooper 10 Jan 2018