When Marian Salzman (one of the world's top trendspotters) invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the second of three overviews of our talking points.
Leigh Andrews 2 days ago
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.
Mark Schech 2 days ago
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
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.
Bogosi Motshegwa 3 days ago
What our customers want is the biggest trend for the 21st century and for years to come. It's not about us anymore.
Carmen Murray 3 days ago
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.
Mark Tomlinson 3 days ago
D&AD has exhibited the work from this year's Shift graduates to a host of leading industry figures, including the winning projects for the 2018 briefs.
18 Jan 2019
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
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.
Mimi Kalinda 18 Jan 2019
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.
Robyn Cooke 17 Jan 2019
"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?
Lynette Hundermark 17 Jan 2019
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