Tag: online marketing

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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Is Search Engine Optimisation becoming Search Optimisation?

Is Search Engine Optimisation becoming Search Optimisation?

This article really does contemplate a very interesting question about search. Is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO); the concept that an entire industry has been build on, primarily around the awe-inspiring Google; shifting gear and morphing in to Search Optimisation? The hypothesis is quite simple. Where are people spending their time online and more importantly what are they …

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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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IMCC : Integrated Marketing Communication Conference

IMCC : Integrated Marketing Communication Conference

The Integrated Marketing Communications Conference is coming to Johannesburg in June of this year (6 – 7 June, 2011). This is the second time the conference is being held and the first time it is coming to Johannesburg. What’s it all about? The general thrust of the IMCC is to get industry experts to share …

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Advertising; Augmented Reality and the future!

Advertising; Augmented Reality and the future!

I dove into the world of augmented reality today for the first time; and to tell you the truth I basically only just scratched the surface! First, augmented reality refers to a display in which simulated imagery, graphics, or symbology is superimposed on a view of the surrounding environment. Augmented reality really allows you to …

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Landing Page Optimisation : physical shops understand the concept

Landing Page Optimisation : physical shops understand the concept

Landing Page Optimisation and indeed Website Optimisation make up what I believe is the most misunderstood and ignored part of online marketing to date. What is Landing Page Optimisation? It’s the process of ensuring that your specific landing pages convert as many visitors into customers as is possible. Landing Page Optimisation involves taking layouts, colours, …

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Planet Fitness : Not Making Friends or Winning Members

Planet Fitness : Not Making Friends or Winning Members

My usual disclaimer when starting a controversial post. This article is a real rant about the last few communications that I have received from Planet Fitness. I want to illustrate how business operations can greatly affect your marketing campaign and leave you with little control over the backlash is to follow. Setting The Scene Around …

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Your brand : how strict should you be?

Your brand : how strict should you be?

A rather topical issue of late has been branding and ensuring that you are staying on brand and communicating your brand properly. Rather predictably I have a view on this… What is a brand? A brand is a name, sign, symbol, slogan or anything that is used to identify and distinguish a specific product, service, …

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Is a template website right for your business?

Is a template website right for your business?

This is a topic that I have been toying with writing for a while. The main reason for it is because it touches on a lot of disciplines and needs to – as a website does. The question here is what is a template website and who is it best suited for? Let’s first start …

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