Tag: online marketing

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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Is there a Social Media ROI?

Is there a Social Media ROI?

One thing that a lot of marketers seem to miss is the fact that marketing and advertising need to show how and where they are helping the business. they need to show where they are adding value. John Wanamaker was originally credited with saying, “I know that 50% of my advertising is working; I just …

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Google takes a slash at SEO industry (again)

Google takes a slash at SEO industry (again)

So now that I have EVERYONE involved in SEO on some level’s attention; let’s unpack this statement a little further and see exactly what all of the hubbub is about and what patent Google has that could disrupt your SEO strategy. Essentially SEOBook ran an article on August 23 which spoke about “ranking modifyers”. The …

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Positioning is not a waste of effort

Positioning is not a waste of effort

Seems like a bit of a blase title to this blog; but that’s exactly what I have seen too many organisations thinking of their positioning strategies. They underestimate the effect that an assumed position can have on all of their marketing and even operational efforts. Let’s unpack what a positioning strategy really is. Positioning strategy …

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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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How marketing can learn from technology

How marketing can learn from technology

Marketers are faced on a near daily basis – especially when talking from a digital perspective – with the fact that there are new ways of reaching and interacting with their target markets. There is a lot that can be said about each of these new platforms and how they are being monetised, but it …

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Is Klout becoming more useful?

Is Klout becoming more useful?

Klout.com has been getting a lot of flack lately, with many blogs and bloggers saying that it is only as important as you want it to be. But has Klout’s latest move shed some light on their intentions of where they are wanting to take the platform? In the early days of Klout, and indeed …

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Context and Content within Social Media

Context and Content within Social Media

I was at the Heavy Chef Session at Deloitte last night and I was privileged enough to listen to Rich Mulholland speak on the misnomer that is ‘Social Media’. What follows here is my interpretation of his talk, as well as a hypothesis of my own, and some problems that we may encounter in the future …

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