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MARKETING & MEDIA

Data shows lockdown sucks... literally!
Data shows lockdown sucks... literally!

Recent breaking news from Takealot who released figures on its top 10 hottest-selling products since restrictions were lifted on 14 May. Special mention was made of 'unexpected items' like non-alcoholic beer, but the one that caught my eye was the #1 best seller in the first week of freedom... vacuum cleaners...

By Brandon de Kock, Issued by WhyFive Insights 26 May 2020

ICT

How to have strong cyber hygiene
How to have strong cyber hygiene

Cyber threats do not rest and they continue to evolve and bad actors develop new attack techniques. Good cybersecurity hygiene requires more than a strong password to avoid compromise.

By Doros Hadjizenonos 26 May 2020

RETAIL

Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce
Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce

Online retail may account for under 2% of total retail sales in South Africa, but the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging consumers to switch to digital shopping and payment alternatives...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2020

LEGAL

#LockdownLessons: The value of our shared humanity
#LockdownLessons: The value of our shared humanity

Bruce Schubach, chief operating officer of Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, shares the his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the law firm is navigating these unusual times...

By Shan Radcliffe 25 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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We're facing a new way of connecting with consumers

Clients need to understand what makes their audiences tick and try and connect with them on the social platforms where they're most likely to be. But brands also need to be careful to not only try and make a sale but to be comforting and giving back to consumer in one way or another...

By Victor Koaho 25 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#StartupStory: Media agency Nybble launches during lockdown
#StartupStory: Media agency Nybble launches during lockdown

Independent, full service, integrated media agency, Nybble launched last week...

By Jessica Tennant 25 May 2020

LEGAL

TERS payments are exempt from PAYE
TERS payments are exempt from PAYE

Businesses registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) that are suffering financial distress as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic qualify to receive financial relief from the Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme...

By Graeme Palmer 25 May 2020

PROPERTY

#LockdownLessons: With every challenge, therein lies an opportunity
#LockdownLessons: With every challenge, therein lies an opportunity

Lerato Pooe, general manager of the South African Institute of Valuers (SAIV), shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 25 May 2020

ICT

#LockdownLessons: Ozone supports its clients throughout the 'new norm'
#LockdownLessons: Ozone supports its clients throughout the 'new norm'

Bizcommunity has been reaching out to South Africa's top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Elevator appoints all-female leadership team
#Newsmaker: Elevator appoints all-female leadership team

With the imminent departure of one of the agency founders Mike Silver, specialist brand experience agency Elevator has appointed an all-female leadership team headed up by Catherine Mavrocoleas and Katherine Freemantle...

By Jessica Tennant 22 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Lauren Shantall, Scout PR & Social Media director.
#LockdownLessons: Practice generosity and camaraderie within the communications space

Lauren Shantall, Scout PR & Social Media director, shares her lockdown lessons and how Scout is navigating the lockdown in stages by keeping hope alive and preparing for the new normal...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 May 2020

ICT

Next-generation cloud and today's business paradigm
Next-generation cloud and today's business paradigm

The term "futureproofing" has been well used since the advent of cloud and recently the buzzword has proven to have real-world resonance...

By Niral Patel 22 May 2020

RETAIL

3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdown
3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdown

SA might never be able to 'go back to normal', especially in terms of retail which currently contributes 15% of South Africa's GDP...

By Semona Pillay 22 May 2020

ICT

Howard Feldman
7 simple laws to using "Zoom" calls

It is somewhat disappointing that the government have not legislated behavior on "Zoom" calls...

By Howard Feldman 22 May 2020

PROPERTY

Repo rate reduction further incentive for savvy home buyers
Repo rate reduction further incentive for savvy home buyers

The announcement of a further reduction of 50 bps in the repo rate will have a positive effect on the residential property market, albeit deferred until potential buyers can begin transacting in earnest...

By Dr Andrew Golding 22 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Red & Yellow offers free aptitude test to unemployed digital marketers
Red & Yellow offers free aptitude test to unemployed digital marketers

To assist South Africans affected by the coronavirus, Red & Yellow Creative School of Business is donating R2m worth of digital marketing certifications, specifically its Digital Marketing Aptitude Test (DMAT) to 1,000 unemployed South Africans that want to prove their worth in the job market...

By Jessica Tennant 22 May 2020

ICT

#LockdownLessons: INOVO embraces cloud-based solutions
#LockdownLessons: INOVO embraces cloud-based solutions

#LockdownLessons explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Welcome to the latest Monty Python fiasco
Welcome to the latest Monty Python fiasco

The advertising industry is in big trouble. It seems to be on a suicide mission assisted by those young people with pimples who think they know best but who, in fact, know little about calculating reach and frequency and other analyses and ably assisted of course by our Military Junta...

By Chris Brewer 21 May 2020

ICT

Facebook adds Messenger Rooms to WhatsApp in the latest beta
Facebook adds Messenger Rooms to WhatsApp in the latest beta

Just last week Facebook started rolling out its Messenger Rooms group call service to users of the eponymous chat app...

By Andy Walker 21 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

2020 2.0, the new normal and what's next for brands [Part 2]
2020 2.0, the new normal and what's next for brands [Part 2]

"It feels like we started this year in January with huge excitement and goals. Kids went back to school, we got on with work and before we knew it, we kind of had to stop again and our path has completely altered. So, really, it's about what's next and how we reboot and get back into 2020, our 2020 2.0..." - Diana Springer, head of strategy at Black & White, an M&C Saatchi Company...

By Jessica Tennant 21 May 2020

TOURISM

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 impact on the tourism sector
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 impact on the tourism sector

Covid-19 has been devastating for the tourism sector around the world and South Africa and the rest of Africa are no exception. There will be a significant negative impact on our sector at all levels in the short to medium term...

By Sisa Ntshona 21 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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A moment of reckoning for business

As the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts lives and damages economies, society is looking to big business for leadership and solutions. So far, however, the private sector has not lived up to expectations, Edelman's most recent Trust Barometer data shows...

By Jordan Rittenberry 21 May 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The 4 stages of a small business's digital journey
The 4 stages of a small business's digital journey

Many South African business owners, side-hustlers and freelancers know that it's more urgent than ever to accelerate their digital journey, to help stay active during the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Selina Bieber 21 May 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#LockdownLessons: 'Dine in. Do good!' with local NGO StreetSmart
#LockdownLessons: 'Dine in. Do good!' with local NGO StreetSmart

Melanie Burke, chairman of StreetSmart South Africa, shares her lockdown lessons and how StreetSmart is navigating the lockdown in stages by keeping hope alive and preparing for the new normal...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

#LockdownLessons: Pandemic forcing us to think outside the box
#LockdownLessons: Pandemic forcing us to think outside the box

Wayne Neary, MD of ICON Group, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2020

RETAIL

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion
Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

HR & MANAGEMENT

#LockdownLessons: Keep it flexible, find the balance and remember - you're not alone
#LockdownLessons: Keep it flexible, find the balance and remember - you're not alone

Michelle Moss, director of assessments at Signium Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Shan Radcliffe 20 May 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kevin Kruger
Path to business success: Swift agility and innovation in Covid-19

Bill Gates rightly stated that "success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent." This is no truer than in today's world of business un-usual...

By Kevin Kruger, Issued by BMi Research 20 May 2020

ICT

#StartupStory: Lite.IT adapts to the IT needs of SMEs
#StartupStory: Lite.IT adapts to the IT needs of SMEs

Now, more than ever before is the time that people, especially those who are not accustomed to working from home, need IT support...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

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