Category: Digital Marketing

LinkedIn get all emoticon!

LinkedIn get all emoticon!

Very rarely have LinkedIn frightened me with an advancement of their platform. When they introduced Pulse, I was all for it. When they allowed mere mortals to give thought leadership content, I was on board. But their latest development has me scratching my head; questioning their strategy and generally just trying to make sense of …

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Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs are constantly evolving. Constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and what can and should be done. This is what makes entrepreneurs so special. This determined belief in the Darwinian; Survival of the Fittest! This links back to an earlier post on entrepreneurs that I wrote some months back. As entrepreneurs are constantly evolving; they are …

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Economic Restructuring through the Ages: What drives the change?

Economic Restructuring through the Ages: What drives the change?

Economics has never really been a topic that has filled me with excitement and wonder. I have always viewed it as a “tick box” subject when it comes to studies. Well, that was until recently. Over the recent past I have become increasingly aware of the subtleties of economics and more over the various manifestations there …

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You might be a serial entrepreneur if…..

You might be a serial entrepreneur if…..

What is a serial entrepreneur? You maybe one and you don’t realise it?! In keeping with the entrepreneur theme of late; I have become quite interested in speaking to entrepreneurs and listening to their evolutionary stories. At first the stories focus on their current initiatives; the empires in the process of being built; the niches that are …

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Deep Linking With Goo.gl

Deep Linking With Goo.gl

This seems like small trivial update on the part of Google; more specifically on the side of goo.gl. But the fact of the matter is that this is a real leap in terms of user experience and user interaction. Deep linking to a specific page / section of an app from 1 unique URL is …

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Discovery And Uber Collaboration

Discovery And Uber Collaboration

In a campaign which I personally think is a stroke of genius; Uber Johannesburg and Discovery are offering users the option to have a registered nurse travel (in an Uber) to your location and give you a flu injection for R 100 (for up to 5 injections). I really admire this collaborative campaign for a …

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Digital Addition

Digital Addition

I thought we were over this… I thought we had already had this little talk; that we were all on the same page… It seems that I was mistaken… I am of course talking about the digital evolution. The incorporation of digital in marketing and communications. The beauty of digital is that it is modular. It is …

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Are You Still Peddling A Commodity?

Are You Still Peddling A Commodity?

Strategy is something quite close to my heart. The challenge of unpacking a problem and looking at its various component parts is something that I thoroughly enjoy doing. Putting those pieces back together with a thorough understanding of where each piece goes as well as why it exists in the first place is a very satisfying feeling. …

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The Sanctity Of A Website And The Initial Meeting

The Sanctity Of A Website And The Initial Meeting

For those of you who follow my blog regularly (so both of you); you might know that I have recently made a change in my career; moving from Deloitte Consulting to HKLM – a strategic brand and communications agency. As part of my new role as Head of Digital Marketing I am looking at ways to …

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Is it really self-service?

Is it really self-service?

It is an obscure title I will give you that. So what am I on about?! So over the weekend I needed to log on to the DStv self-service portal to add a portable device to my account. I was all set; I had the serial number; my account number; the device number; everything. Everything that …

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