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#BizTrends2020: 5 trends shaping great company culture
#BizTrends2020: 5 trends shaping great company culture

I believe that in 2020, we will see companies placing a greater focus on leaders becoming more intentional, purposeful and systematic about how they author, create and drive company culture...

By Helene Vermaak 3 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Behavioural Linguistics: Marketing and the science of language

As marketers, our main aim is to persuade someone to do something. Being able to compel someone to act in a certain way is an invaluable skillset and having the framework to guide this can be the difference between brand success and brand failure...

By Leigh Crymble 3 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ntombizamasala Hlophe.
#BizTrends2020: The future of work in adland

Enough has been said about the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution to leave most of us in two camps; nervously awaiting the changes or mildly panicking and signing up for every digital course available...

By Ntombizamasala Hlophe 4 hours ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions
#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions

Trends in travel and tourism, much like trends in other sectors, tend to come and go. Different destinations and experiences enjoy their moment in the sun before a new trend catches on. For 2020, however, we see more subtle changes in the way travellers are thinking, and it might just change how we travel forever...

By Teresa Richardson 5 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Dustin Chick heads up Razor, M&C Saatchi Group South Africa's new PR agency.
#Newsmaker: Dustin Chick to head up M&C Saatchi Abel's new PR agency

In case you missed it, M&C Saatchi Group South Africa has launched a new strategic PR agency called Razor, to expand its service offering into the PR and influence space. The agency has appointed Dustin Chick from Ogilvy South Africa, where he spent almost 10 years as head of strategy: influence and public relations...

By Jessica Tennant 6 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Camilla Clerke, ECD at HelloFCB+
#BizTrends2020: Diversity is creativity

Four of the largest trends influencing the marketing industry, and their predicted impact on South Africa in the coming months...

By Camilla Clerke 7 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

ADA compliance is a must for healthcare: Here's why empathy is important too
ADA compliance is a must for healthcare: Here's why empathy is important too

Since 2014, at least four major healthcare companies have been named in website accessibility lawsuits for violations of Title III guidelines in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 hours ago

TOURISM

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What does the future hold for the retail travel industry?

Jenna Berndt sits down with Sue Garrett, general manager of marketing and product at Flight Centre Travel Group, to talk about what the next 25 years will look like for the retail travel trade in South Africa...

By Jenna Berndt 1 day ago

ICT

Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7
Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7

Technology companies have the opportunity to thrive as key players in the age of the digital revolution. With the agenda of the 4IR currently at the forefront in South Africa, the empowerment of small tech businesses is critical especially as they are the backbone of the economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sizakele Marutlulle of Marutlulle and Co.
#BizTrends2020: Speaking of things yet to come

Tricky as it can be to 'gaze into a crystal ball ', applying one's mind to what might come to pass is still a worthy undertaking. The shape and format of the marketing and advertising sector continues to evolve and as it ebbs and flows, I suspect more than predict that the CMOs existence as a marked person will prevail...

By Sizakele Marutlulle 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Josephine Buys, CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC).
#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leaders

In his state of the nation speech in 2019, President Ramaphosa pledged to ensure that within the next five years, every 10-year-old child would be able to read for meaning. I applaud this vision, but realise it's not without its challenges and government cannot do this alone...

By Josephine Buys 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Same same, but different!
Same same, but different!

You'll find the golden arch restaurant in Venice, Italy, packed with tourists, even though there are delicious local dishes all over the city. When searching for entertainment we also tend to search for things that are familiar...

By Candy Dempers, Issued by MediaHeads 360 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ahmed Tilly, CCO at FCB Joburg.
#Newsmaker: FCB Joburg CCO Ahmed Tilly to judge NYF Advertising Awards

New York Festivals Advertising Awards announced Ahmed Tilly, CCO at FCB Joburg as one of the first 20 members of the 2020 NYF executive jury...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Faster and smarter - 8 retail trends for 2020

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2020 will be a year of reinvention where retail will get faster and smarter.

By Dov Girnun 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#OrchidsandOnions: Corny but convincing

King Price's 'cultural appropriation' ad has the desired impact, and because of effective marketing, Alonso crash was a positive for Toyota...

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

PROPERTY

Weak economy expected to keep average commercial property vacancy rate rising
Weak economy expected to keep average commercial property vacancy rate rising

We head into 2020 with little in the way of improvement in key leading economic indicators, suggesting to us that the commercial property market will likely see "more of the same" this year...

By John Loos 2 days ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique
#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every African. While visas remain a challenge for many travellers and destinations, the good news is that air accessibility is improving - although in many cases those flights are still much too expensive...

By Natalie Tenzer Silva 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: Culture systems, systems culture
#BizTrends2020: Culture systems, systems culture

It's one thing having the people and the resources to create culturally relevant work, but to be really effective, agencies must build the systems to support them...

By Elouise Kelly 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: Consuming media and living the dream
#BizTrends2020: Consuming media and living the dream

With the greatest anticipation that the African marketing and communication industry will thrive and strengthen in the foreseeable future, it is important to note that the way we as South Africa and the greater continent consumes media will determine the speed at which we progress as a nation in that regard...

By Gee Motsepe 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen Alpha
#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen Alpha

In today's society, the youth are ageing at a faster rate than ever before. But are our educational facilitators ready for this, or are they in need of a reboot?

By Nicola Cooper 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Disney is removing 'Fox' from the production company's future branding

After buying 21st Century Fox in a $71bn deal last year, Disney is reportedly removing the word "Fox" from the production company's future branding...

By Shereesa Moodley 2 days ago

LEGAL

The (tax) benefit of keeping employees incentivised
The (tax) benefit of keeping employees incentivised

Are expenses incurred in maintaining a content and motivated workforce part of the costs of a taxpayer's income-producing operations...?

By Graeme Palmer 2 days ago

ICT

Artificial Intelligence: Do we know what we're doing?
Artificial Intelligence: Do we know what we're doing?

Artificial intelligence is our shiny new toy. We're dazzled by its potential to help us make our lives more efficient, more productive... just... better...

By Catherine Black 3 days ago

AUTOMOTIVE

Diesel and Dust. The Gravelog Experience
Diesel and Dust. The Gravelog Experience

As a motoring journalist, I drive a myriad of cars, sedans, SUV's of every size, pick-up and bakkies on many road surfaces. But when the opportunity came about to take part in a "Gravel-Log"...

By Naresh Maharaj 3 days ago

PROPERTY

Global investment trends of the next decade - and their impact on the property industry
Global investment trends of the next decade - and their impact on the property industry

The last 10 years have been somewhat of a rollercoaster; an era of disruption shaped by the fallout of the global financial crisis, strident technological advances influencing the way in which we live and work, numerous significant power and social shifts and influential emergent trends...

By Yael Geffen 3 days ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#BizTrends2020: A new generation of homeowners emerge
#BizTrends2020: A new generation of homeowners emerge

Millennials have been accused by some media outlets of "killing the housing market", due to their reluctance to buy property. Their hesitancy stems more from being unable to afford it than from an emotional state...

By Andrew Price 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: The rise of afro-natural beauty as an advertising trend
#BizTrends2020: The rise of afro-natural beauty as an advertising trend

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?...

By Josephine Sebesho 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: Keep it simple in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Keep it simple in 2020

M&C Saatchi Abel leaders say now is the time to approach briefs with razor-sharp focus...

By Mike Abel and Makosha Maja-Rasethaba 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Gillian Rightford, Adtherapist and business/strategy lead at SoloUnion.
#BizTrends2020: Creativity's tipping point in business

I'm going to buck the trend and not talk about anything to do with tech or mobile, or the demise of the agency model. I'm also going to be honest and say that what I'm writing about isn't a mainstream trend yet, but it should be...

By Gillian Rightford 3 days ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digital
#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digital

A country's payments system is probably not the first thing we think of when we think about the challenge of economic development. But payments are key to the bottom-up economic growth urgently needed...

By Murray Gardiner 17 Jan 2020

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