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Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and Festive Season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits. With consumer spending expected to reach $2.1 trillion and the urban population expected to swell by 190 million people by 2025, Africa's retail sector is poised for explosive growth.

By Mark Schech 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance. The iconic brand has increased its Brand Strength Index (BSI) score three points from 91.5 to 94.8 out of 100 over the past year, pulling ahead of the likes of McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Lego, and Disney.

2 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector
#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters with a tech-enabled platform that manages the distribution process seamlessly.

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

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#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector

The fresh produce industry's characteristics can easily be defined by those of its products - quick turnaround and short shelve life. It is definitely not an easy game and keeping your finger on the pulse of defining trends is essential.

By Lindie Stroebel 3 days ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019

PayU is the world's emerging market payment provider, focusing on cross-border payment integrations, especially in the area of enterprise and large-scale businesses seeking to expand across the continent. But what can we see happening in 2019?

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Bogosi Motshegwa, founder/brand consultant, Thinkerneur.
#BizTrends2019: Ad agencies of the future are building new models

Things have changed and continue to do so at a dramatic speed. Wise ad agency leaders are not just observing; they are taking the right steps to ensure that they are not rendered obsolete during this inevitable transformation process. Those who get it are primed to thrive, and those who don't are destined to shut-down.

By Bogosi Motshegwa 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mark Tomlinson, group managing director Hellocomputer.
#BizTrends2019: Embrace these business-changing themes or suffer the consequences...

This is a genuinely fascinating time to be alive, and yet it is even more fascinating to be in the business of communications, as we bear witness to and participate in some of the industry's most ground-breaking developments.

By Mark Tomlinson 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kelly McGillivray, squad leader, theSQUAD Creative Event Management.
#BizTrends2019: 19 Event trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two.

By Kelly McGillivray 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Global concern over Zimbabwe situation
Global concern over Zimbabwe situation

Concern is growing internationally at the continued internet and news blackout in Zimbabwe, with the United Nations calling on the Government of Zimbabwe to stop the crackdown on protestors and engage its populace.

18 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mimi Kalinda, group CEO and co-founder of Africommunications Group.
#BizTrends2019: Africa will no longer be a victim of 'image'

I work with a client who is a business leader in the telecommunications industry in Africa. He insists that his perception of risk when it comes to doing business in Africa is different from most people because he never bases his opinion of any country on a Google search.

By Mimi Kalinda 18 Jan 2019

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#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now
#BizTrends2019: Shopping the future, right now

I was in Seattle in October last year. Instead of swinging by Nordstrom for a bit of fashion shopping, I headed straight for Amazon Go. I had read so much about this 'no queues, no tills' shopping experience that I wanted to try it for myself.

By Robyn Cooke 17 Jan 2019

ICT

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer
#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this because the mobile phone has been in their hands since 2011, so what next?

By Lynette Hundermark 17 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina.
#BizTrends2019: Africa is one of the major players in the global economic future

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, told Bizcommunity.Africa that the continent's major asset is its young and dynamic population, who believe they can affect change and be conducive to Africa's development and success.

17 Jan 2019