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MARKETING & MEDIA

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The culture of connection

Valletta, the baroque cityscape on the island fortress of Malta, is making global headlines this month - indeed this year - as it assumes the mantle of European Capital of Culture 2018. Last year, after having fallen in love with this little corner of the Mediterranean, I relocated to the archipelago for a sabbatical to take a front row seat for the programme of the next 12 months...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 2 days ago

ICT

WhatsApp launches business app
WhatsApp launches business app

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses which allows them to chat with users...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

RETAIL

Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 cities
Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 cities

Nigerian online furniture retailer Skarabrand has sold more than 1,000 items and delivered to 11 cities since its launch in 2015...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, love, and courage
#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, love, and courage

A lonely lab assistant becomes the object of affection of a scaled creature that lives in a water tank in the masterful The Shape Of Water; a woman's love transcends her husband's disability in the excellent Breathe; a former Marine corporal wants to reunite with her canine partner in the heartbreaking true story Megan Leavey; and a psychic unleashes hell in Insidious: The Last Key.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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In-the-moment-marketing: The lucrative hunting grounds for hoteliers

Let's face it. Traditional marketing methods are increasingly becoming obsolete at the speed of the internet revolution. On the other hand, smart technologies are creating immense opportunities that hotel brands can leverage for more cost-efficient guest acquisition...

By Joseph Neusu 2 days ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends2018: Unpredictable travel data? Challenge accepted
#BizTrends2018: Unpredictable travel data? Challenge accepted

Collecting data remains a challenge and turning it into relevant and useful insights is a greater challenge still. We see this as a unique opportunity for the professional travel management company to deliver true value...

By Euan McNeil 2 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya
Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa has launched in Kenya, allowing users to hire cars, trucks and delivery vans and source for repairs, service and maintenance from trusted dealers and mechanics...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

PROPERTY

Stable start to 2018 with no change in repo rate
Stable start to 2018 with no change in repo rate

It was a stable start to the New Year with the Reserve Bank on Thursday, 18 January, announcing no change in the repo rate...

By Dr Andrew Golding 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Gwen Watkins
Grasping readers in tune with your vision

Readers resonate better with language that attracts their attention and makes an impact...

By Gwen Watkins, Issued by Freelancers Writing Services 3 days ago

PROPERTY

Average first-time home buying percentage stabilised in 2017 after two years of decline
Average first-time home buying percentage stabilised in 2017 after two years of decline

According to the FNB Estate Agent Surveys through 2017, the estimated average first-time home buyer level was 20.27% of total home buying for the year...

By John Loos 3 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge
Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge

There is no denying that fancy cocktail and gin bars with intriguing infused concoctions on the menu are trending all over the world.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends2018: Travel trends for youth travellers
#BizTrends2018: Travel trends for youth travellers

Where, what, how and when? These are the top trends that will drive youth and millennial travellers in 2018...

By Kelly Jackson 3 days ago

ICT

#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities
#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities

Kamal Mokrani, the global vice president of InfiNet Wireless, one of the largest privately-owned broadband wireless access (BWA) development and manufacturing companies in the world, shares some trends we can expect to see in 2018.

By Kamal Mokrani 3 days ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck
#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck

Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel...

By Andrew Stark 3 days ago

ICT

Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator
Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Kenyan incubator Nailab has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs' skills for scaling their businesses...

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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What the Zuck? How to adjust your digital marketing strategy after Facebook's announcement

The shockwaves of Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement regarding the impending change to Facebook's algorithm reverberated across the world...

By Shelley Finch 17 Jan 2018

ICT

What natural language processing is and why business intelligence will never be the same
What natural language processing is and why business intelligence will never be the same

While companies don't have the time to read everything that people say online, using natural language processing, businesses can gain useful insights using computing power, not human effort...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Jan 2018

HR & RECRUITMENT

#BizTrends: Eight trends changing the modern workspace
#BizTrends: Eight trends changing the modern workspace

The mouse maze of cubicles of yesteryear are long gone, but the open plan office that replaced it has proven to have its fair share of issues too. Here's a look at workspace trends for the coming year...

By Linda Trim 17 Jan 2018

PROPERTY

Are show days still relevant?
Are show days still relevant?

With most consumers looking online for property, many real estate professionals have stopped using open show days as a marketing tool to sell a home...

By Adrian Goslett 17 Jan 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Maybe we should try 'fun' this year

Last year was a very serious year. People were very serious. They were serious about where advertising is going...

By Damon Stapleton 17 Jan 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

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How corporate SA can transition towards customer centricity and embrace the global paradigm

If your company is not thinking about embracing the global paradigm towards customer centricity, you should spend your remaining profits building a time machine to review the moments that lead to your demise...

By Matthew Westaway 17 Jan 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Take a shot and keep up, or die

Its goal to become the best advertising and communications agency in Africa in the next five years may sound crazy, but considering the last five years, Nic Simmonds, Clockwork Media's executive director, believes they have a shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Jan 2018

TOURISM

#BizTrends2018: Does timeshare deserve its bad rap?
#BizTrends2018: Does timeshare deserve its bad rap?

The term 'timeshare' all too often conjures up images of late-night phone calls and promises of freebies if you can endure the persuasive sales pitch. Despite this poor reputation, timeshare in South Africa has been growing in stature...

By Brent Dickson 17 Jan 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#OrchidsandOnions: Lesbians at the dinner table? Who cares? We're more worried about our taxpayer cash being squandered

I just wonder if South Africans are not more liberal and "let and let live" than a lot of people - and advertising agencies - give them credit for...

By Brendan Seery 17 Jan 2018

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Cape Town's 'green' map reveals water usage per household
Cape Town's 'green' map reveals water usage per household

The City of Cape Town has this week made spying on friends, family or even neighbours' water usage habits even easier...

By Andy Walker 17 Jan 2018

TOURISM

#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018
#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018

It's that time of year when businesses examine what's forecast for the next year. As competitors in a growing tourism and hospitality market, we need to be driving the trends rather than reacting as late adopters...

By Avukile Mabombo 17 Jan 2018

RETAIL

The winning brands in 2018 will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences
The winning brands in 2018 will get their competitive edge from memorable customer experiences

Consumers around the world are putting more value on experiences than they do on possessions, and South Africans are no different...

By Rachel Thompson, Issued by GfK South Africa 16 Jan 2018

PROPERTY

How to build a property portfolio as a young professional
How to build a property portfolio as a young professional

As a long-term investment, it makes sense to start building a property portfolio as early in life as possible, but with prices as high as they are in many parts of South Africa, getting that first foot in the door can be a daunting prospect...

By Bill Rawson 16 Jan 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme
The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme

The internet is an odd and confusing place, and the gaming world's latest meme is solid proof of this...

By Andy Walker 16 Jan 2018

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