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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

Top (l-r): Lerato Dumisa, Lotang Mokoena, Lusanda Worsley, Whade Williams. Bottom (l-r): Rebone Masemole, Dorcas Dube, Kate Maxwell, Abongile Silonga.
#FutureFit Yourself: Top 8 youth wonders under 30

Carmen Murray asked the public to vote to identify the top 8 youth wonders in South Africa under 30 and shares the results...

By Carmen Murray 7 Feb 2019

HDI welcomes Junior Board of Directors 2019
HDI welcomes Junior Board of Directors 2019

HDI Youth Consultancy's Junior Board of Directors (JBoD) has been running for the past 20 years. The board consists of a group of young people that are opinion leaders, mavens, and trend predictors...

By Mokebe Thulo, Issued by HDI Youth Consultancy 6 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message
#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message

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...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2019

Lamin Momodou Manneh, director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
#BizTrends2019: This could be a big year for Africa

This year, 2019, is a very promising year for the African continent: There is a lot of optimism about the return of the Africa rising sentiment...

By Lamin Momodou Manneh 21 Jan 2019

#NewBiz: Zkhiphani (what's happening) with M&N Brands' M&N Entertainment launch
#NewBiz: Zkhiphani (what's happening) with M&N Brands' M&N Entertainment launch

Marketing and communications holding group M&N Brands has announced the launch of its content hub M&N Entertainment, which has made its first acquisition through the purchase of online youth entertainment magazine, Zkhiphani.com...

21 Jan 2019

DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth
DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth

Deutsche Welle has launched a weekly YouTube show to engage the youth on the African continent on issues facing them in Africa...

21 Jan 2019

Leigh Andrews, editor-in-chief of marketing and media at Bizcommunity.
#BizTrends2019: Youth marketing techniques to target the real SA youth market

We often have to look back at the path we've travelled in order to see the road ahead more clearly. Here's what I've learned about youth marketing over the past few months and what I predict we'll see in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The reality of future proofing
#BizTrends2019: The reality of future proofing

The ways of the future start today which is why future proofing is not something that can be ignored and shelved for a later stage...

By Bongani Chinkanda 7 Jan 2019

Photo by Uriel Soberanes on .
Immaterial world: The virtual future of fun

Younger consumers value experiences - particularly personalised, meaningful experiences - highly. In other words, Generation Z is looking for 'less stuff, and more stories'...

By Bronwyn Williams 2 Jan 2019

Support SA's youth to launch their tech careers
Support SA's youth to launch their tech careers

Make 2019 count. Hire interns for your team and give SA's youth a boost into the tech sector...

Issued by The Loud Hailer 12 Dec 2018

Vega students clean up at SA's biggest creative award ceremonies of 2018
Vega students clean up at SA's biggest creative award ceremonies of 2018

It's been another proud year for Vega, as the school, its navigators, and students from various fields of study were recognised and awarded at the Loeries, Pendoring, Goldpack, PG Bison 1.618, #YouthTube2018 and PromaxBDA Future Awards...

Issued by Vega School 7 Dec 2018

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season and we're wrapping up our year with a hamper of promotional goodies...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1

The moment you provide the South African consumer with what they need, they will start purchasing whatever you are selling. This was the main message from trend analyst Nicola Cooper...

By Maroefah Smith 4 Dec 2018

Recruiting power and potential in the youth - Global Citizen
Recruiting power and potential in the youth - Global Citizen

Ruramai Musekiwa is a versatile creative based in South Africa. She describes herself as a 'creative activist' who is passionate about utilizing creative mediums to address social ills and cultivate positive narratives...

Issued by OnPoint PR 16 Nov 2018

Affluent Afrillennials choose brands with social conscience
Affluent Afrillennials choose brands with social conscience

Africa's affluent millennials look to brands to make positive change, according to BBC survey...

31 Oct 2018

What remains when Ocsober fades away
What remains when Ocsober fades away

Ocsober has come to an end and whether you are part of the movement that went the alcohol-free route, the camp that started or the camp that never joined, you have interacted with the hashtag or heard about it...

By Kgomotso Mokobi, Issued by HDI Youth Consultancy 31 Oct 2018

The generation gap - Who is who?
The generation gap - Who is who?

Media strategist, Belinda Kayton, looks at the differences between Xers and millennials and highlights quite a few differences...

By Belinda Kayton 31 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business
What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business

Millennials are already in their mid-thirties. It's time for brands and businesses to shift focus to the next generation, Generation Z...

By Bronwyn Williams 17 Oct 2018

Student Village, CEO, Marc Kornberger revealing the research. Image supplied.
Generation born from 1993 onwards dubbed Centennials

Youth agency Student Village's latest Youth Culture Report revealed that the new generation, born from 1993 onwards, no longer fit into the 'millennials' category...

15 Oct 2018

Youth perspectives: Pet peeves and thrills of brand content on social media
Youth perspectives: Pet peeves and thrills of brand content on social media

It's time for the millennials to step aside, because Generation Z, the most connected generation of our time has already entered the workforce...

By Carmen Murray 15 Oct 2018

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Social media: is it really to blame for young people being lonelier than any other age group?

Young people are lonelier than all other age groups, according to recent findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment...

By Rebecca Nowland 5 Oct 2018

Heritage Month is just a flash in the pan if brands are to win with the youth
Heritage Month is just a flash in the pan if brands are to win with the youth

As Heritage Month becomes a memory in the mind of consumers, one has to wonder if brands have properly used the occasion to cement their identity and position with the youth market.

Issued by HDI Youth Consultancy 2 Oct 2018

BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

Comic Con Africa is a marker for a thundering shift
Comic Con Africa is a marker for a thundering shift

If you've been paying any attention to how quickly the world is evolving, you'll know that young people are no longer happy to be second-class citizens...

By Cuma Pantshwa, Issued by HDI Youth Consultancy 18 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

Slide 202 of Youth Report (2018). UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing & Instant Grass International.
#YouthReport2018: Smarter-than-you-think millennial coping strategies and life hacks

Not familiar with brand polygamy, Finstagram and Twitter suicides? You're not alone. In the final session at the launch of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018, Dali Tembo, MD of Instant Grass International, explained how marketers can tap into the coping strategies of today's youth...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Sep 2018

Image © Daniel Ernst via .
#YouthReport2018: Being a teenager in 2018, more pressure than peer pressure

The fourth session of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018 release, also presented by Martin Neethling, director of groceries at Pioneer Foods, shared insight into the pressures SA's youth are really under - there's more to it than just 'being a teenager'...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2018

Slide 161 of Youth Report (2018). UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing & Instant Grass International.
#YouthReport2018: The SA jobseeker's catch-22, micro-privileges and the rise of 'adulting'

The third session of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018 release was presented by Martin Neethling, director of groceries at Pioneer Foods, and was all about the 18- to 24-year-old market, the changing definition of teenagers and the game-changers in this regard...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2018

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