Tag: branding

Cryptocurrency | Blockchain | The Future

Cryptocurrency | Blockchain | The Future

Blockchain and particularly the Bitcoin cryptocurrency have fascinated me since I first heard about them. They are a technology in their very infancy but have the potential to completely revolutionise the world. The Blockchain however has a major branding challenge on its hands. For the simple fact that I am willing to bet when you …

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What is a digitally-led brand really?!

What is a digitally-led brand really?!

This notion of a digitally-led brand still gives me pause for thought. Mostly because of the million different definitions and versions about what it means to be digitally-led. This disruption of branding, if you will, is not something unexpected. This is not a new problem. Branding has been disrupted with every great change in communication. As radio adverts …

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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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Merry Christmas!! Bah Humbug!!

Merry Christmas!! Bah Humbug!!

Merry Christmas!! A bit shocked at the timing of this post? Well now you know how I felt when I walked into the Cresta Shopping Centre Checkers and was greeted with a hearty, “Merry Christmas!”, as I went through the doors and was further confronted by reindeer, fake snow and other festive wonders!! This post …

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Digital Marketing: Part of Marketing or Part of Digital?

Digital Marketing: Part of Marketing or Part of Digital?

As we move more towards the postdigital – meaning that digital touches all parts of our lives; both at work and at home almost constantly; we face conundrums that force us to understand where certain functions in the organisation should it. One of the most paramount of these discussions is that of Digital Marketing. Should Digital …

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Interesting Digital Marketing Stats!

Interesting Digital Marketing Stats!

Last week seems to have been the week of interesting digital marketing statistics. There were stats released that cover everything from AdWords right through to mobile ad spend and China! The following are my top 5 as well as some loose interpretation around them. 1. AdWords This one stirred up quite a bit of controversy …

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Agang South Africa and their digital presence

Agang South Africa and their digital presence

I wrote a post similar to this over two years ago when I essentially compared the DA to the ANC in their digital marketing strategies. With the rise of a new political party, Agang, to the South African political arena, I thought that maybe it was a good idea to have a cursory glance over their …

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Social Media Summit Presentation with ITWeb

Social Media Summit Presentation with ITWeb

There is so much buzz and hype around social media – especially in a Business 2 Business context; so much so that organisations are finding it difficult to keep up with the trends and further to that show real business value from their social media efforts. Measuring by followers, likes and friends is all well …

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More proof We follow people, not brands

More proof We follow people, not brands

There has been a lot of activity recently around whether or not people follow brands or whether they follow people within those brands. In a recent study published by Forbes, it showed that people follow brands for discounts and not for engagement. This seems to be the case when we look at a platform like …

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Exclusive Books Looks to Gamification

Exclusive Books Looks to Gamification

In a very interesting move by Exclusive Books; they have added a new layer on to their very successful online store front. On the 21st of June, 2012 Exclusive Books have added Gamification principles to their website. Gamification essentially is defined as: the application of game-design principles to non-game situations—is gaining traction among businesses that …

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