Marketing & Media trends
Marketing & Media trends
- Andrew Smit and Johan Walters
Construction & Engineering trends
CSI & Sustainability trends
- Christelle Marais
- Innocent Masayira
- Nazeema Mohamed, Feryal Domingo and Soraya Joonas
- Keri-Leigh Paschal
- Siphelele Kubheka and Desikan Naidoo
Energy & Mining trends
- Dominique Collett
- Andrew Duvenage,
- Maarten Ackerman
- Kuhle Mnisi
- Marius Botha
- Nema Ramkhelawan-Bhana
- Mike Middleton
- Henry van Deventer
HR & Management trends
- Samantha Naidoo
- Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips
Logistics & Transport trends
- Joff van Reenen
- Marcél du Toit
- Alex Glenday
- Jonathan Smit
- Nthabiseng Motsoeneng
- Vilo Trska
2020 was the year never to be repeated. Or was it? GetSmarter surveyed the future of work, and the unfortunate refrain that keeps repeating is that in 2021 we can expect more of the same...
Ann-Mari Höfinger 6 Jan 2021
It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of children who started school in 2016 will go on to have jobs that don't exist yet. How do we prepare this new generation for the business of the future, while at the same time retrain hundreds of millions of people whose work is evolving?
Glen Meier 6 Jan 2021
Brands need to be clear on consumers changing habits, specifically around their desire to connect with others and how they spend their time on shopping preferences...
Jason Stewart 6 Jan 2021
Due to the cumulative economic effects of the last few years, our clients' businesses are facing significant economic pressure, which, as we all know, has been drastically accelerated and compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic...
Joey Khuvutlu 6 Jan 2021
Whenever it comes to discussions around digital media, I sometimes feel like I'm coming across as a bit of a Luddite. So, it's important to state at the outset that I think technology plays a significant role in advertising media and it has the potential to add exponential value...
Brett Morris 6 Jan 2021
Nobody saw our current 2020 reality coming and every trend that was predicted for 2020 was pretty much thrown out of the window on 27 March when our country went into lockdown...
Richard Lord 6 Jan 2021
Long-term marketing effectiveness has been in decline since the global financial crisis, even though the modern media landscape provides the potential for increased effectiveness...
Stuart Sims 6 Jan 2021
Recognising changing behaviours and understanding your consumer's lifestyles and attitudes demanding adaption to forward-thinking and emotional intelligence needs to guide your future strategies and developments...
Nicola Cooper 6 Jan 2021
In light of what went on in 2020, it's no surprise that so many B2B marketers have been making safe choices. There's been plenty of consolidation, a fair amount of contraction and a lot of maintaining the status quo....
Warren Moss 6 Jan 2021
In 2021, brands will see increased digital marketing and social media strategy adjustments, most of which saw growth in 2020...
Mongezi Mtati 6 Jan 2021
After almost 100 years of radio in South Africa, it's only fitting that this 'timer' medium became our companion in the year that needs no restatement...
Deirdre King 6 Jan 2021
While Covid-19 has had a significant impact on many industries, musicians were one of the first casualties, as live performances - which represent the biggest and most sustainable income generator for many musicians - came to a complete halt...
Lindani Ntsibande 6 Jan 2021
All disciplines in the arts are undergoing big transformations. We can anticipate continued shifts into new directions this year. They may not feel resolved or final, but they will be necessary shifts at this point, to rebuild a new landscape for the arts and audiences alike. Here are some of the trends that are likely to lead in 2021...
Rucera Seethal 6 Jan 2021
If 2020 has shown us anything, it's that change and disruption are a constant. The effects of the global coronavirus pandemic led to unprecedented shifts in the way we live, work, learn and transact - with a widespread move online and digital platforms...
Michelle Wynne 6 Jan 2021
Francois van Dyk, head of operations at brand intelligence research company Ornico, tells us what he thinks communicators need to keep in mind for the coming year...
Francois van Dyk 6 Jan 2021
It might seem like a strange headline but the truth is that there have been many blessings that we believe will - and should - continue into 2021. Some seriously important changes have taken place in the world of brands and advertising and we expect to see these continue...
Johanna McDowell 6 Jan 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a process of mergers in our industry...
César Vacchiano 6 Jan 2021
The digital acceleration of the last two years, but most especially during 2020, has placed a growing focus on digital marketing delivery...
Niamh NicLiam 6 Jan 2021
If Covid-19 was the villain of 2020, then digital was the hero. As in-store transactions plummeted, e-commerce rushed in to pick up the slack. Rapid digitalisation saw smaller companies suddenly able to compete directly with our large enterprises...
Andrew Smit and Johan Walters 6 Jan 2021
In the last 20 years, there has been an increased call for companies and corporates to behave in a socially, economically and environmentally way to foster a culture of sustainability. Across the globe, we have seen boards put a greater emphasis on sustainability...
Nombini Mehlomakulu 6 Jan 2021
Now that 2020 is behind us, we can draw on some insights to guide businesses on what we are likely to see in 2021...
Robin Fisher 6 Jan 2021
Digital marketing was, for many brands, the saviour of 2020. This has been both a blessing and a curse for local CMOs, who now face massive performance expectations for the year ahead....
Roan Mackintosh 6 Jan 2021
It is undeniable that the ongoing global pandemic has affected the advertising industry. It has upended the industry's current and future advertising campaign plans and prompted creatives to re-evaluate their strategies to better suit the changing landscape...
Sibusiso Sitole 6 Jan 2021
The energy sector in South Africa has changed more in the last decade than perhaps any industry, and arguably will change even more in the next decade...
Ben Brimble 6 Jan 2021
Popularised by the US Army as a result of the extreme conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the acronym VUCA - volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - was widely used to refer to our pre-Covid world... Then the pandemic hit...
Faeeza Khan 6 Jan 2021
With no gigs, concerts or tours for most of 2020, creatives have had to find another way to engage their audience and inevitably this has meant digital content creation. 2021 is the year we're going to see a considerable shift in creators becoming deliberate content creators and curators...
Siya Metane 6 Jan 2021
Some of the trends that we see garnering attention and resources in 2021 have been gaining increasing share of attention for a while. These are big-ticket items, culture and DNA change projects that take years to get right, only for them to arrive in time for their next evolution...
Styli Charalambous 6 Jan 2021
Robyn Peterson, chief technology officer at CNN chats about the evolution of the media landscape; the impact of technology on the consumption of news and the future of news journalism in a tech-driven world...
Evan-Lee Courie 15 Dec 2020
We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...