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Algorithm Agency launch new comprehensive search analysis & accountability tool

In the world of digital marketing in 2017 there is an increasing focus on transparency and performance. Since the beginning of digital advertising/marketing, a key selling point has always been measurability, yet this seldom filters through to clients in any meaningful way.

One area that this is especially an issue is in search marketing and in specific the field of SEO. For many clients, the performance of their SEO campaign remains a mystery beyond the standard (and let’s be honest) less than useful metrics like ranking position. Until now there has not been an easy and visual way to view SEO performance from a business perspective and to supply data that for a marketing manager or business owner can guide and inform actual business strategy and decisions

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IAB SA is looking for a junior/mid marketing communications manager

This is a dream job for an emotionally mature self-starter who wants to work from home, you can be based in either Cape Town or Johannesburg.

You will get to work alongside the best digital minds in the country and you will be responsible for all marketing and communications initiatives.

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AutoTrader says #ByeByePrint #HelloDigital in industry defining move

For 25 years waiting rooms and living rooms have been anchored by the thick wedge that was AutoTrader’s flagship – a magazine with pages densely packed with cars for sale from all throughout the country. This month the magazine says goodbye to the South African public; a milestone that is both an end and a bold new beginning, and goes fully digital for the first time.

AutoTrader CEO George Mienie said, “The magazine was the start of our business and was the heart of the business for 15 years before the transition to digital started in 2008. At one stage it was so popular that our printers told us we had to hold off as the magazine size was going to break the binder! In fact, there were several instances when AutoTrader was late to retail shelves as a result of it having broken the binders. But today we live in a far more exciting reality. There’s no doubt that it’s time to fully embrace the digital age.”

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The State of Social Media in South Africa

by Darsana Vijay

Brought to you by: Unmetric & Whysatisfy

An analysis of South Africa’s 50 most valuable brands revealed that 45 out of 50 brands have an active social media presence on one or more social networks. However only 36% of these brands had accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Most notably, Instagram was the least preferred social network for brands despite the higher than average engagement other brands experience on this platform.

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GUMTREE TURNS OVER A NEW LEAF

Gumtree_5_Small-use_Vertical-01As of 20 April 2017, the country’s biggest online classifieds site, Gumtree South Africa, will be sporting a new logo as part of an ongoing and comprehensive redesign.

“Gumtree’s logo has remained unchanged since 2005, although the site has undergone major changes. Gumtree has always been an innovator in the classifieds’ space – it’s high-time that the image of the site matches the level of sophistication and development that has been rolled out behind the scenes,” says Claire Cobbledick, Head of Core for Gumtree South Africa.

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South Africa’s Advertising Standards Authority in Crisis

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a respected industry self-regulatory body in South Africa, is in crisis and needs our support. It urgently requires short-term funding to keep it in business while a turnaround strategy is implemented. In partnership with a business rescue team, the ASA has identified ways in which it can improve and better serve the evolving advertising industry in future.

“Losing the ASA would be a truly sad day for not only the advertising industry, but more importantly for proponents of industry self-regulation in any form in South Africa. The ASA has served advertisers and consumers tirelessly for more than 50 years, and has always championed the highest standards of honesty and fairness across the industry. It has certainly had its issues in recent years, but these are already in the process of being resolved.” says Andrew Allison, Head of IAB SA Regulatory Affairs Council.

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IAB South Africa/PwC Online Adspend Study Have you been left out?

PwC and the IAB have performed a domestic digital advertising expenditure analysis for the past 3 years, with various market participants both from the online & mobile publishing and agency sector contributing.  This analysis has been able to effectively quantify the size of the Internet (Online & Mobile) media revenues in South Africa for the respective years.

We have received excellent feedback from the market, and as the analysis is based on actual figures, we believe that it provides realistic, reliable and trustworthy data that is useful to you and your organisation.  PwC has a similar relationship in various other territories across the world and this study is therefore accepted as the most comprehensive measure of online and mobile advertising.

If you have not been participating in our previous studies, then you should no longer be left out.

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