Marketers Should Embrace The Potential Of New Technologies And Champion Data-Driven Insights

Haydn Townsend, Managing Director at Accenture Interactive Africa, says an experience renaissance is afoot. Customers were already expecting more from brands, but now they are demanding it. The consumer behaviour shifts we are seeing today are not a blip and are likely to stay with us for a long time. Some have been in motion […]

By |2021-03-29T08:33:35+02:00Mar 24th, 2021|Customer Experience (CX)|0 Comments

The Human Element Enhances Communication Between Brands And Audiences

According to Zubeida Goolam, Chief Creative Officer at Valiant, the adoption of new technologies should only eliminate communication barriers between the brand and its audience, not worsen the experience. The human element is always key to transformation. Transformation in digital marketing must begin internally to leverage external opportunities. It is up to the organisation to […]

By |2021-02-26T08:59:43+02:00Feb 23rd, 2021|Branding, Digital marketing|0 Comments

Addressing Consumers’ Rising Brand Expectations

According to Haydn Townsend, Managing Director for Accenture Interactive in Africa, alongside emphasis on hygiene and handwashing, people are seeking fitness classes online and returning to the weekly ‘big shop’ for the first time in years. People’s expectations of businesses and brands are rising – working out the implications will be critical to businesses’ survival. […]

Lockdown Regulations Highlight Need For Radio Listenership Currency To Be Future-Proofed

According to Sarina de Beer, Managing Director at Ask Afrika, lockdown has changed consumer psyche and behaviour considerably, which naturally includes how we consume media. Lockdown restrictions have added their own layer of complexity to radio consumption. Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, many industries have been negatively affected, and South Africa’s radio […]

By |2021-02-12T11:17:39+02:00Feb 9th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Internal Communications Strategy Is A Key Trend

According to Karyn Strybos, Marketing Manager at Everlytic, many CEOs have already used the Covid-19 pandemic as the opportune time to rethink the way they work and communicate. Internal communications, with its focus on engaging employees, sharing information and creating a company culture, will require a fundamentally different viewpoint to be successful in the journey […]

By |2021-02-05T12:26:38+02:00Feb 2nd, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Adapting Digital And Marketing Strategies To Changing Consumer Behaviour

According to Desirée  Gullan, co-founder and executive creative director of G&G Digital, a major takeaway from the pandemic is that it permanently changed consumer behaviour, both online and offline. Marketing professionals, businesses and organisations need to adapt to this behaviour change. Many marketing professionals were unprepared for the digital revolution that came with the 2020 […]

By |2021-02-01T09:28:43+02:00Jan 25th, 2021|Digital marketing|0 Comments

Data Lies At The Heart Of Online Immersion

Shaune Jordaan, Hoorah Digital CEO, states that applying the right kind of data, as with technology in general, has the potential to streamline operational efficiencies and strengthen the quality of decision-making. It is critical that brands understand that data lies at the heart of online immersion. When it comes to creativity in marketing, and advertising […]

By |2021-01-22T08:32:50+02:00Jan 19th, 2021|Digital marketing|0 Comments

Migration To Digital Media And Channels Creates Exciting Opportunities For Marketers

According to Grant Lapping, Managing Director at DataCore Media, getting the full value from consumer data may require a mental shift for some marketers. The data is only truly valuable when it is used to create more personalised customer engagements and experiences. If brands continue to push out generic campaigns rather than messages targeted to […]

2021 Social Media Megatrends

Social Media 101’s managing director, Leandri Janse van Vuuren, and Sabrina Andreucci, strategic director, look at the social media megatrends for this year, and what brands need to do to flourish in this space. In July 2020, social media users surpassed 4.75 billion, which is more than half the global population, with 346 million new users […]

By |2021-01-13T10:09:42+02:00Jan 12th, 2021|Digital marketing|0 Comments