Snapchat, having launched in 2011 is a social platform that is still a bit of a conundrum to many marketers and brands alike. To give you a bit of background, in case you aren’t familiar with this popular millennial mobile app: Snapchat is a super fun messaging app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will auto-delete after a few seconds of a person viewing them.… Continue Reading
Mediclinic showcases their support for local and international health awareness initiatives by creating a number of innovative Health Awareness Campaigns to engage with their patients and the public.
September marked Heart and Stroke Awareness Month.
Based on the insight that people regard sport or gym as the only form of exercise, the Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town) developed a campaign that communicated the many opportunities for physical activity in our daily lives.… Continue Reading
Earlier last month I attended a one-day seminar hosted by Hootsuite in collaboration with Popimedia at the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Seapoint. The seminar was titled “Digital Transformation: Personalisation in the Age of Digital,” and included speakers from Media24, Arc, Eighty20, Superbalist, Direct Axis, Popimedia, and Hootsuite.… Continue Reading
What do you see when looking at a good magazine ad, poster, TV commercial? How do you feel when using a great website or mobile application? As a designer sometimes I even forget how much work actually goes into creating these things and getting it into the public space.… Continue Reading
Markham works with magazines to get their product into product pages where they can be viewed by potential customers. While the concept seems simple, the logistics behind making this happen are quite complex, and so to streamline the process we were asked to build what is called the Markham Fashion Portal.… Continue Reading
Following the success we achieved on the Sterns website, which has seen incredible growth over the last year, TFG asked us to do the same again for Mat & May. The previous Mat & May website was static, unengaging and non-responsive and they felt it was time to give their digital presence a bit of a boost.… Continue Reading
Last week, Instagram management tool Later.com previewed images of the new brand analytics options for the platform. Included within the new business profiles, Instagram’s analytics options provide a range of new insights and tools to help businesses make better use of their Instagram profiles and gain more understanding of what’s resonating with their followers.… Continue Reading
Gone are the days of just liking a post, which could have several different meanings. Now Facebook has introduced new reactions which enable users to go beyond liking a post by allowing them to choose from six different emojis.
With this new feature, reactions allow expressions of like, love, laugh, wow, sad, or angry on a post.… Continue Reading
It’s kind of daunting attending an awards ceremony all on your own. You’ll know the feeling if you’ve ever done it. You make your way through the crowd, keeping an eye out for any familiar faces, and when you don’t spot any you make your way back looking for a waiter with some wine.… Continue Reading
The digital world is always evolving and businesses are constantly moving with this shift. Here are 4 social media trends that will be gaining momentum during 2016.
Focus on Engagement
As social media matures, we’re seeing a shift from viral content towards creating content that resonates with the audience.… Continue Reading
Earlier this year, Sterns unveiled their brand new, fully responsive website that Techsys Digital had spent the better part of 5 months building. It was a proud moment for both client and agency when the site finally went live and we watched the website’s analytics with interest as customers began to explore what we’d created.… Continue Reading
If you are an active user of Social Media platforms Facebook and Instagram, you may have noticed a cheeky little update on these mobile apps recently. Although, I confess, I don’t take a selfie for Instagram every day or even regularly post to Facebook – I do occasionally snap something for my own keeping or to send directly to my close friends.… Continue Reading
Keyword optimisation has dropped off the radar recently – like comets they pop up now and then, but where we are now in the search engine optimisation (SEO) universe, well, they just don’t make the same impact that they used to.… Continue Reading
With 40,000 searches made on Google every second, PPC Marketers want to filter down these searches to be as relevant as possible. With CPC (Cost-Per-Click) and competition on the rise, marketers can’t afford to be wasting valuable clicks on irrelevant searches.… Continue Reading
As part of their ongoing efforts to promote more advertising on the platform, Twitter has released some best practices for tweet copy in promoted tweets. The focus of their advice is on one specific Twitter ad element – ‘Mobile App Install’ campaigns – the notes outlined really apply to all promotional tweets, even all tweets more generally.… Continue Reading
The button so many people have asked about on the popular social media site is finally about to make its appearance. Some suggest that it is the ideal move for Facebook to make while others are still against the implementation of the Dislike button.… Continue Reading
Video Advertising has taken a leap to the forefront of digital news, having taken over mobile, Facebook and YouTube, Google too is now thinking about how to integrate them into search. A step away from having just three lines of text, which, in an age where we strive to hold a person’s attention – seems a wise move.… Continue Reading
South Africa’s internet penetration lies at 17%, with an 86% mobile phone penetration rate, and a highly developed telecommunications network indicates a population that is comfortable engaging the online technology. This being said after a recent distinction of South Africa being the most developed digital economy in Africa, and one of the fastest growing in the world.… Continue Reading
The average attention span of a human-being has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight seconds in 2013, this means that it has dropped one second less than the attention span of a goldfish.
Marketers should take a close look at this phenomenon and make the most of the 8-second, goldfish-like attention span consumers have today.… Continue Reading
It’s official, Google+ will no longer be a serious competitor to Facebook, or any other leading social network. Users will no longer need a Google+ account to engage with others on Google products. Instead, any Google e-mail or account will do.… Continue Reading