Tag Archives: Online advertising

Brand influencers only work when they are true to the brand

Working with brand influencers is not easy and it requires a deliberate strategy to leverage on their ability to engage audiences.

The IAAF youth championships offers an opportunity to promote Nairobi

As Kenya hosts the IAAF youth championships in July 2017, there are opportunities to boost the countries image.

Media research should focus on content and engagement over reach

Getting reliable media data with digital media in mind is the focus of this years PAMRO conference in Cape Town.

The changing face of advertising in the rise of social networks

The invention of each media over time delivered new context that required advanced creativity and production techniques to fully take advantage of the opportunities. Snapchat’s IPO symbolizes a new frontier in audience engagement.

Branding a multicultural organization depends on universal truths

During the ‘cola wars’ between Coke & Pepsi in the eighties, Pepsi launched a campaign dubbed ‘the choice of a new generation’. Unfortunately when translated to Chinese the same campaign tagline said ‘bring your ancestors back from the dead with Pepsi’. History is full of stories that highlight the challenges international brands face when creating […]

The digital revolution was created by hackers, geniuses and geeks

The origin of the tech industry and the advancements that have created the worlds wealthiest people is summed up beautifully in the words of Brutus in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.” In recognizing the motivation in men and taking […]

Good news for advertisers in the internet penetration numbers

Common wisdom states that in the average WhatsApp group 1 out of every 5 people is a joker, which is a relatively high proportion because even a deck of cards has only 2 jokers in a pack of 54. Our interests are however around the number of influencers in each WhatsApp group and their power […]

Solar power is the key to universal internet access

Currently, online media is only second to radio in audience reach thanks largely to established mobile telephony and data networks across the country. The possibility of internet access surpassing radio’s reach is around the corner due to the impressive developments in the solar energy field that make electricity affordable for low income homes that have […]

Counties without a communications plan are at the mercy of the media

I was watching Mozambique television while waiting in the hotel lobby of the Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo some time ago, and couldn’t help to notice how enjoyable the advertising was. Being in the audience research field at the time, I also observed the other viewers around me consisting of the guests and staff who […]

Social media marketing can borrow from content co-creation on traditional media

We’ve come a long way since the days of VoK (Voice of Kenya) TV and radio broadcasting where government literally controlled the media we consumed. Today we have over 300 TV channels available and even though our viewers are spoilt for choice, advertisers have the toughest job navigating the fragmented media landscape in order to […]