Small businesses need to think of digital marketing in a new way

Small businesses need to think of digital marketing in a new way

Marketing

Too many small and medium businesses in South Africa have become disillusioned with digital marketing platforms because they are focusing on the wrong metrics and goals for success, says Grant Lapping, managing director at DataCore Media. Lapping says that focusing on the right outcomes drives significant ROI from digital marketing.

 
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FCB and Coca-Cola launch EPL sponsorship campaign in Nigeria

FCB and Coca-Cola launch EPL sponsorship campaign in Nigeria

Marketing

Coca-Cola is leveraging its sponsorship of the English Premier League with an integrated campaign currently running in Nigeria. It was created and implemented by the soft drink’s marketing partners in Afrca, including FCB, Isobar, Dentsu, Ogilvy Nigeria, Town Criers and R&B Public Relations.

 
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Five ways to turn consumers into brand advocates

Five ways to turn consumers into brand advocates

Marketing

Turning customers into advocates is very beneficial for any brand because having clients who are proud to say they love your brand means that you are definitely doing something right. media update’s Talisa Jansen van Rensburg looks at ways that brands can encourage consumers to become brand advocates.

 
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<i>5FM</i> sponsors <i>Ultra South Africa</i> 2020

5FM sponsors Ultra South Africa 2020

Media

5FM will be accompanying the Main and Resistance stages in Johannesburg as Ultra South Africa returns to Cape Town on Friday, 28 February and Johannesburg on Saturday, 29 February. The South African electronic music 2020 festival will also be sponsored by 5FM.

 
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Blogging in South Africa: A Q&A with Brent Lindeque

Blogging in South Africa: A Q&A with Brent Lindeque

Media

Blogging is changing the way people consume news within the media industry. Instead of being bombarded by bad news, websites such as Good Things Guy is helping South Africans to look at the bright side of life.

 
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media industry
Good Things Guy
Q&A Brent Lindeque
Blog of the year
South African blogs

Bean There rebrands and launches its new packaging design

Bean There rebrands and launches its new packaging design

Marketing

Bean There, the first certified Fairtrade coffee roaster in South Africa, has announced its rebranding and new package design. This intends to reflect the retailer's determination to "seek the best — not only in its coffee products but in its business principles too". 

 
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Coffee from Africa 2020
South African local coffee brands 2020

Accelerate Sport & Entertainment promotes Daniel Quinta

Accelerate Sport & Entertainment promotes Daniel Quinta

Marketing

Accelerate Sport and Entertainment, a results-driven marketing agency, has announced the appointment of Daniel Quinta as its new CEO. The appointment commenced on Saturday, 1 February and forms part of the agency's strategy to strengthen its client services, operations and to drive growth.

 
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Riding the Retail Wave in 2020

Riding the Retail Wave in 2020

Marketing

The retail and wholesale sector in South Africa is traditionally the second-biggest provider of formal employment, employing 3.4 million people, says Eben Esterhuizen, general manager of the OnShelf Group. Esterhuizen gives further insights into the retail industry for 2020.

 
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Why branding is important in the digital space

Why branding is important in the digital space

Marketing

The digital marketing space is becoming incredibly noisy, says Lisa Schneider, managing director of the Digital School of Marketing. Schneider says that, with it becoming increasingly more affordable for people to start up online businesses, many entrepreneurs are setting up e-commerce sites to market their products, services or both. 

 
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How to brand in the digital space
Digital branding strategies 2020
South African digital branding

SPAR celebrates its Charity Golf Day

SPAR celebrates its Charity Golf Day

Publicity

SPAR East Coast has reported that its annual SPAR Charity Golf Day was a success. The event saw the 'penguin' theme of the day to highlight the plight of coastal birds in the region, which are monitored by Sanccob (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) — which is one of the event's beneficiaries. 

 
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