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#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019

Robots might be rumoured to take over the world in the future, but for now - in 2019 - the corporate travel landscape is about to get a whole lot more 'human'...

By Oz Desai 12 minutes ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Anybody fancy building a dangerous cathedral?

There is a story about three men who spent their lives quarrying rocks. When asked what they were doing, one replied, "Breaking rocks." The second said, "Earning a living." The third said, "Building a cathedral..."

By Damon Stapleton 32 minutes ago

ICT

How to create a cybersecurity culture
How to create a cybersecurity culture

'Cybersecurity' is still a relatively new word, making its first appearance to reference "protecting a computer or computer system" in 1989...

By Simeon Tassev 58 minutes ago

LIFESTYLE

2018's top 5 standout cinematic performances
2018's top 5 standout cinematic performances

In no particular order, and from no specific genre, here are five performances that stood out in 2018...

By Natalie Le Clue 1 hour ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: 5 Tips to get your business ready for AI in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 5 Tips to get your business ready for AI in 2019

2018 was the year that we realised that Artificial Intelligence (AI) was no longer to be shelved in the corner of the video store like 2001's Space Odyssey...

By Brett St Clair 3 hours ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance
#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance

The Fourth Industrial Revolution isn't the future - it's the present...

By Adrian van der Merwe 3 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising
Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising

As we begin 2019, our industry sits quaking in its ethically sourced vintage leather boots. Panic and anxiety around data, consultants, insourcing, etc. But has this all not been self-inflicted? Is this all the final acknowledgement of an industry with an identity crisis?

By Mike Silver 3 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Deception is the lowest form of marketing

People first engage with people and brands for many reasons related to the first-impression they create - but they stay engaged when there is recognition of, and comfort in the VALUES of those people and brands...

By Nick Grubb 3 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

3 top spas in the Western Cape
3 top spas in the Western Cape

Cash-strapped Capetonians who stayed home during December may fancy starting the new year with a pamper party...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 3 hours ago

TOURISM

Trends in local SA travel
Trends in local SA travel

South Africans are increasingly exploring their own country, which offers a diverse range of destinations and activities just a few hours' drive, or short flight, away.

By Kerry Hayes 4 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Peter Khoury, Creative Circle chairperson and CCO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg.
#BizTrends2019: The rise of live communications and branded everything

When you study the world's most iconic work from recent times, you see patterns that may give you a direction of where everything is headed - at least in the short term. However, the world is extremely complex currently, and nothing is clearly defined, especially in the long term...

By Peter Khoury 4 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect.
#BizTrends2019: From disappearing acts to dark social and digital wellness

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, predicts we'll see more of the following six trends over the coming months...

By Kalliebree Keynerd 4 hours ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail
#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail

We believed that e-commerce was such an obviously better way of shopping. We were wrong...

By Andrew Smith 4 hours ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?
#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?

Investing in owned media to promote your travel brand...

By Natalia Rosa 4 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better
#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better

Despite great efforts from government and NGOs, South Africa still faces a number of societal and environmental challenges...

By Michael Baretta 4 hours ago

ICT

Esports: Geemax on streaming for South Africa
Esports: Geemax on streaming for South Africa

George Smith AKA Geemax is a 28-year-old South African video game streamer hailing from Johannesburg. He is currently one of the most popular South African video game streamers around and is also a well-known shout caster...

By Iain Fenton 22 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#OrchidsandOnions: Two Onions for Woolworths

And two Onions for the tacky Vodacom/Showmax ad - at least Toyota's latest TV ad for its Hilux team deserves a plump Orchid...

By Brendan Seery 23 hours ago

HR & RECRUITMENT

#RecruitmentFocus: Future of work will place high value on social science skills
#RecruitmentFocus: Future of work will place high value on social science skills

As part of our ongoing focus on recruitment, we caught up with the founder of Dynamic Talent Acquisition, Lynette Hobson, to get her take on jobs of the future...

By Sindy Peters 23 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

On the humanisation of black stories in 2019
On the humanisation of black stories in 2019

As a consumer of local content in 2019, I am ready to see bodies of work that focus on the humanisation of black characters with well-rounded lives that are not solely centred around tried and tested concepts of tragedy, trauma and beating the odds...

By Rebone Masemola 1 day ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019

Using Air France-KLM (AFKLM) and its performance, as a global airline, as a benchmark against which we measure consumer and business trends...

By Wouter Vermeulen 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Challenging year ahead for South African beef cattle farmers
Challenging year ahead for South African beef cattle farmers

One challenge that became apparent by the end of 2018 was environmental related, as grain and oilseed producing areas of the country experienced dryness which led to delays in plantings...

By Wandile Sihlobo 1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

#BizTrends2019: 2019 at the movies
#BizTrends2019: 2019 at the movies

Let's take a look at what 2019 has in store in the movies, shall we?

By Charles Siboto 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Dali Tembo, managing director of Instant Grass International.
#BizTrends2019: The year we rethink segmentation

If there's one thing we love as marketers, it's squeezing ever-evolving consumers into deceptively neat PowerPoint boxes. Too many customer segmentation reports are based on over-simplified, outdated data - just ask 'Bargaining Busi' and 'Premium Pam'...

By Dali Tembo 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)
#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)

Amidst two extremes -- audience apathy on one end and backlash against perceived social washing on the other -- the ad industry has emerged fresh-faced and focused: Ready to prove that we're thoughtful, attentive partners who listen when our audience speaks, able to hold a conversation that doesn't always place ourselves and our interests at the very centre of it...

By Auryn Hiscock and Mikhaila Hunter 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Screenshot, @world_record_egg via Instagram.
This record-breaking egg has more than 24m likes on Instagram

Just when you thought you've heard it all, a picture of an egg now holds the record for the most liked picture on Instagram...

By Andy Walker 1 day ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics
#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 1 day ago

HR & RECRUITMENT

#BizTrends2019: Top remuneration trends - show me the value!
#BizTrends2019: Top remuneration trends - show me the value!

King IV is set to have a major impact on how companies look at remuneration in 2019 and beyond...

By Mark Bussin 1 day ago

EDUCATION

#BizTrends2019: 3 trends affecting how independent education should be marketed in SA
#BizTrends2019: 3 trends affecting how independent education should be marketed in SA

Marketing schools is different to marketing a soft drink or an internet package. School education has an enormous influence on children's lives, from the way they tackle problems to the job prospects available to them...

By Marí Lategan 1 day ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience
#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

By Ailsa Wingfield 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Radio's recipe for growth in 2019
Radio's recipe for growth in 2019

Radio is not a "sunset medium", it's as healthy and relevant now as it has been for the last 20 years - perhaps more so - and there's room for more growth in terms of reach and impact to the lives of its audiences...

By Nick Grubb 2 days ago

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