DigitLab, representing digital innovation at the Loeries.

We are proud to announce that our work with SA CAN in creating the TrackBox Emergency Response App has earned us a finalist spot in the Loeries' Digital and Interactive Communication category.


Can We Control Fake News And Its Effect On Business?

Recently, there has been an increase in fake news stories and websites, which is concerning. Research done by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism suggests that 51% of people with online access use social media as their primary news source.


Shifting Focus From Success to Significance

I remember sitting in a conference in Morocco listening to the Ogilvy MD, Matthieu Plassard, as he shared that marketing in Africa was less about selling products and more about solving problems. He highlighted that in a world where the share of wallet is limited, brands need to drive lifestyle solutions instead of products aimed at disposable income. Matthieu’s comment echoed the sentiment I have been hearing from underground conversations in marketing circles. Building solutions for people is fast becoming the most valuable marketing tool that marketers can spend their time doing. Brand love won’t come from lifestyle alignment and it won’t come from fancy content.


What Conan O’Brien Taught Us

It’s always great to look at how celebrities use online marketing to build their brand and career. Over the last few years we have watched as Conan O’Brien receive a seemingly big blow to his career through a fall out with NBC. He has, however, managed to reinvent himself through this fall out, and has successfully used online marketing to rebuild his career. Let’s take a look at the lesson learnt:


What’s your consumer ‘share of intent’?

Digital marketing is an extremely innovative and creative industry that explores ways to bring people closer to brands through digital channels. Share of intent, coined by Google, is a powerful metric to understand your visible presence in a consumer’s world.


Improving the Relationship Between Data Analysts and Marketers

Data analysts and marketers historically have not needed to work closely together… today, that has changed. Data analysts have become some of the most valuable people in your marketing team as they can help brands understand consumer motives faster, build intuitive interfaces and trigger customer actions, all by using data effectively.


Authentic Loyalty Through Brand Utility

Gone are the days of promoting your brand, of talking it up as the coolest brand around so that the customer loves you. We are now in the age of the empowered consumer, and these customers are skeptical of traditional marketing tactics, all they see is a gimmick.


Marketing Products on Social Media

Historically, product orientated businesses have struggled in social media circles. A focus on product promotion and sales have meant that these social presences have, historically, been very bland and boring. I mean, let’s be honest and acknowledge that a product page on a social network isn’t a top destination for people to go when looking for inspirational content


Be Brave: Differentiate with Digital

Originally published as Be brave: Differentiate with digital on Bizcommunity