Tag: branding

Virgin Active jumps on the Wimpy bandwagon

Virgin Active jumps on the Wimpy bandwagon

This week saw the fast food lovers in South Africa ablaze with Wimpy’s promotional offer of a free breakfast. The offer simply put was that Wimpy restaurants were offering their streaky bacon breakfasts for free between 7am and 8am on the 19th of January, 2012. This however is not what I want to write about; I …

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Woolworths : Great social presence; terrible delivery

Woolworths : Great social presence; terrible delivery

I am not generally one of those who get up on their soap box and start sprouting negative sentiment until the cows come home. I am also aware that some of my followers and readers of this blog are not fans of “brand trashing” through social channels. But (as there always is) this time I …

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Use Vlogging to Position Yourself as an Expert

Use Vlogging to Position Yourself as an Expert

So you’ve decided to start sharing your wealth of information with the world. You’re determined to position yourself as a thought-leader, dishing out profound and witty insights and accumulating flocks of followers; but when it comes to actually writing, it’s like beating your head against a wall. That’s where video blogging can become your best …

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Social media for Entrepreneurs who want to be seen as experts online!

Social media for Entrepreneurs who want to be seen as experts online!

Entrepreneurs are arguably the lifeblood of a thriving economy. They are idea people; innovators; inventors and are driven by results (with a bit of cash thrown in for good measure. What an entrepreneur is not (by and large) is a marketer! The way that the internet has grown and developed has made “socal media” the …

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Car Magazine tries out Augmented Reality

Car Magazine tries out Augmented Reality

In an incredibly welcome bold and adventurous move; Car Magazine have started experimenting with the concept of Augmented Reality! This is excellent news for consumers and even for the ailing offline media industry who have been hit considerably hard by the recent recession. Even though their foray into augmented reality is a small one; it is …

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Social Media in the South African Local Government Elections

Social Media in the South African Local Government Elections

By the looks of things; some South African political parties are finally waking up to the digital revolution and are beginning to embrace online marketing and its integration with offline media. From having a functional website, through to using social media like Twitter and Facebook – the times they are changing! Of course as with …

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Value is just teaching them to use you!

Value is just teaching them to use you!

Here’s a quick snap-shot overview of the evolution of Sales, from the dawn of time until now: Floating amoebas – prostitution – goods and services – selling the benefits of goods and services – selling solutions; and then finally: selling value. Congratulations. You are now qualified to talk knowledgeably about the complete history of Sales. …

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