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Zando's coming of age
Zando's coming of age

Zando launched in 2012 as an online shoe retailer when e-commerce in SA was very much in its infancy. Fast-forward to 2019, the business has transformed into an ever-expanding fashion marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Feb 2019

Boost your sales in a bear market
Boost your sales in a bear market

Charlie Stewart, Rogerwilco's CEO, explains how by making small changes to your digital marketing you can reap big rewards...

By Charlie Stewart 15 Feb 2019

Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day
Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day

An international study gives insight into how influencers celebrate Valentine's Day, their shopping habits and who they look to for inspiration...

14 Feb 2019

How to win in the African digital space
How to win in the African digital space

The top four digital areas you can really win at in the African digital space in 2019...

By Seanice Kacungira 12 Feb 2019

4 CRM marketing trends to ignite 2019
4 CRM marketing trends to ignite 2019

Never has the emphasis on customer centricity been more rampant than it is in the era of the connected customer who, thanks to technology, has become more powerful and vocal than ever before, marking only the beginning of an era where failure to listen equals a rapid demise of your brand...

By Sugeshni Subroyen 12 Feb 2019

Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI
Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

Artificial Intelligence is becoming a very real part of day to day life and work...

12 Feb 2019

6 ways to win with CX
6 ways to win with CX

Branding and selling is about knowing what and how technology can assist in the CX experience but it's also about ensuring that there's a human and emotional connection with the consumer every step of the way...

By Eben Esterhuizen 8 Feb 2019

Oh no, what have I done to outbound call centres?
Oh no, what have I done to outbound call centres?

Sid Peimer asks, "Why are cold callers still doing the same thing?" It just doesn't work any more. The call should go straight for the jugular which makes the caller seem more credible...

By Sid Peimer 8 Feb 2019

The brands leading, challenging and exploring in 2019
The brands leading, challenging and exploring in 2019

Coca-Cola dividing their products into three categories - leaders, challengers and explorers - is a good way of defining the future of any brand...

By Jainita Khatri 5 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019
The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019

For many years, content has been king when it comes to marketing travel and tourism brands. This is changing...

By Natalia Rosa 4 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2019

Disrupting data intelligence sourcing
Disrupting data intelligence sourcing

Acknowledging that stakeholder inputs have an impact on business success requires that organisations gather information from both internal and external participants...

Issued by LexisNexis 1 Feb 2019

Rethinking the relevance of big data
Rethinking the relevance of big data

With consumers manipulating the way they come across on social media as well as online channels, marketing campaigns using data to reach them can go awry and mess with your CX strategy...

By Wynand Smit 1 Feb 2019

3 business non-negotiables for 2019
3 business non-negotiables for 2019

Value in the form of quality interactions and ethics are the biggest priority for consumers in 2019, and this will shape how companies design solutions, deliver services and communicate...

By Leigh Whiting 31 Jan 2019

Eben Esterhuizen, general manager, OnShelf Pharma.
#BizTrends2019: Five customer engagement technology trends we can't ignore

With a sobering 0% growth reported in May 2018 by Nielsen for the global Top 20 manufacturers and a 2.4% growth for the Top 200 manufacturers within the last year, retailers need to know what the top tech customer engagement trends are and incorporate them where possible into their 360' touch point marketing strategy...

By Eben Esterhuizen 28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The transformative power of transparency
#BizTrends2019: The transformative power of transparency

Transparency. Radical honesty. Authenticity. These words conjure up a new era in marketing, one that requires bravery and self-assurance, and will change the industry for good. Because, for audiences, customers and employees that have seen everything, it is time to reveal it all...

By Paula Hulley 25 Jan 2019

Topaz Booysen, head of marketing at Popimedia.
#BizTrends2019: We're in denial about the death of loyalty

As consumers, we're enjoying unprecedented variety in shopping aisles that span continents and are more vocal, demanding and unforgiving of brands than ever before...

By Topaz Booysen 24 Jan 2019

Bradley Elliott, founder, Platinum Seed.
#BizTrends2019: Customer centricity - The only trend that matters in 2019 and beyond

Customer centricity will be the raison d'ĂȘtre for digital leaders who authentically embrace this strategy. And those visionaries who fully embrace this strategy will leap ahead of the pack...

By Bradley Elliott 24 Jan 2019

Chantel Botha, head of customer experience strategy and consulting at BrandLove.
#BizTrends2019: The brand promise chasm is widening for consumers

At the end of every year I take out my crystal ball, dust it off and think about the future...

By Chantel Botha 23 Jan 2019

Nicola Cooper, senior trend analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates.
#BizTrends2019: South African business, meet your future consumer

With the majority of South African consumers being under the age of 21, we cannot look to Gen Z or those younger as our 'future' consumer. Gen Z is already entering varsity and/or the work environment, which means our 'future' consumers are even younger...

By Nicola Cooper 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: "Bang bang, feel the pain" if you don't know what customers want
#BizTrends2019: "Bang bang, feel the pain" if you don't know what customers want

What our customers want is the biggest trend for the 21st century and for years to come. It's not about us anymore...

By Carmen Murray 21 Jan 2019

#FutureFit Yourself: Stop manipulating NPS scores by incentivising your staff!
#FutureFit Yourself: Stop manipulating NPS scores by incentivising your staff!

Ultimately, customers have been bullied by businesses for a long time, and sad to report on this, but not much has changed...

By Carmen Murray 17 Jan 2019

CX Strategy according to Multichoice, Hollard, African Bank, FNB, ABSA, Comair, Uber and many more
CX Strategy according to Multichoice, Hollard, African Bank, FNB, ABSA, Comair, Uber and many more

Corinium Global Intelligence will be hosting an all-encompassing event, Customer 360 Africa 2019, that will cover all aspects of the entire customer experience journey...

By Jacqui E'Silva, Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 17 Jan 2019

Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising
Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising

As we begin 2019, our industry sits quaking in its ethically sourced vintage leather boots. Panic and anxiety around data, consultants, insourcing, etc. But has this all not been self-inflicted? Is this all the final acknowledgement of an industry with an identity crisis?

By Mike Silver 16 Jan 2019

Dali Tembo, managing director of Instant Grass International.
#BizTrends2019: The year we rethink segmentation

If there's one thing we love as marketers, it's squeezing ever-evolving consumers into deceptively neat PowerPoint boxes. Too many customer segmentation reports are based on over-simplified, outdated data - just ask 'Bargaining Busi' and 'Premium Pam'...

By Dali Tembo 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Don't miss out on Google Shopping power because of poor feeds
#BizTrends2019: Don't miss out on Google Shopping power because of poor feeds

Google Shopping and Facebook Dynamic Product Ads are a powerful way for retailers to reach new customers and drive sales...

By Andrew Smit 14 Jan 2019

Five ways to hack Google rankings (Kidding. You can't. But you can do this...)
Five ways to hack Google rankings (Kidding. You can't. But you can do this...)

David Jenkins, founder and partner at digital marketing agency MickeyLlew, look at how to use customer reviews to boost your website's organic ranking on Google...

By David Jenkins 14 Jan 2019

Kirigo Kamore, content manager and global diversity champion at McCann Worldgroup.
#BizTrends2019: It's time to fully embrace the digifem consumer

If 2018 was the seismic and long-awaited quake of women's lib, then expect its aftershock this year, both off and online...

By Kirigo Kamore 14 Jan 2019

Godfrey Parkin, CEO of Britefire and of Angaza.
#BizTrends2019: Brand building must become more about customer experience

CX is everything. Businesses boom because they offer awesome differentiated customer experience, online and offline. The big trends in 2019 will follow this rule...

By Godfrey Parkin 14 Jan 2019

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