Brands Need Proper Measurement And Success Criteria For Social Media

According to Richard Lord, Media & Operations Director at Meta Media, during 2020, TV benefitted from a captive, stay-at-home audience with more time on their hands. Newspapers and magazines suffered as traditional distribution channels were decimated. Out of Home (OOH) fell off a cliff as there was nobody out and about. And the platform that arguably benefitted the most? Digital. 2020 [...]

By |2021-08-01T15:59:48+02:00Aug 1st, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Will Facebook Remain Relevant In Years To Come?

Kyle Oosthuizen, Chief Operating Officer at Blue Robot does not believe Facebook will go the same way of MySpace and MxIt, notwithstanding more and more platforms entering the market. ‘Because of Facebook’s development power, it will never fall behind other platforms. It is also catering to a changing audience and has changed with that audience.’ He explained that when Facebook first [...]

By |2021-08-01T15:53:27+02:00Aug 1st, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Meat-Free Marketing In The Retail Landscape

According to Tessa Nowosenetz, Account Manager at KLA, while veganism and vegetarianism appear to be increasing, only 1% of the population of developed countries claim to be vegan and only 5% claim to be vegetarian. Another trend is plant-based food. You might assume that this correlates with the increase in veganism and vegetarianism but, with […]

By |2021-06-11T13:52:56+02:00Jun 9th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Podcasting Is A Very Different Game From Others That Brands Have Played Before

Jon Savage, a director at InBroadcasting, a division of HaveYouHeard, says podcasting has recently experienced dramatic growth in Africa, fuelled – like so many innovations on the continent – by the rapid development and adoption of mobile technology, better and broader internet access and, more recently, the overload of available content and more ‘downtime’ caused by the pandemic. To date, the [...]

By |2021-05-31T09:14:10+02:00May 31st, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

A Diversified Mix Of Digital Channels Is Key To Maximising Reach

Shaun Frazao, Head of Digital and Content at Wavemaker South Africa, says digital channels offer great reach. However, everything you know about digital reach is wrong.  In its essence, an effective media plan ensures that you reach as much of the right audience as possible in the most cost-effective way. Driving engagement, building affinity and […]

By |2021-05-10T09:01:05+02:00May 5th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Building A Strong Digital Marketplace Strategy Is Not Optional

Haydn Townsend, Managing Director at Accenture Interactive Africa, says small, agile companies are enjoying great success in digital marketplaces. As digitally native businesses that can evolve on the fly, these brands are capitalising on the multitude of shoppers on the likes of Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models and food delivery ecosystems. However, a disruptive […]

By |2021-05-10T09:01:16+02:00May 3rd, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Strategically Using Data To Optimise Customer Experience

Inovo CEO Wynand Smit says detailed analytics, which is only possible with good data, can drive efficiencies throughout the business. Optimising customer experience (CX) by leveraging emerging and new technology results in a host of positive spin-offs for businesses but it must be approached in a methodical and strategic manner. Every intervention or technology application relies […]

By |2021-05-10T09:02:01+02:00Apr 28th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Delivering Quality Content To Email Subscribers Will Be The Cornerstone Of Any Successful Campaign

According to JD Engelbrecht, Managing Director of Everlytic, marketers know that the success of email campaigns comes down to the total number of engaged contacts. The ultimate return any organisation can hope for is to multiply the volume of its email distribution list by the engagement rate. But to build engagement, the recipient must first […]

By |2021-04-12T09:09:57+02:00Apr 8th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments