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Consumer spending leads economic recovery
Consumer spending leads economic recovery

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2017

Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry
Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world's top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world...

21 Sep 2017

Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report
Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy...

19 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: Why most quantitative research is inefficient and wasteful

Mike Broom elaborates on why he says most quantitative research and advertising spend is wasteful and inefficient at #Pamro2017...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Sep 2017

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CMO report indicates need for brands, telcos to collaborate

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council has released a new report indicating that brands and communications service providers will need to collaborate to deliver a gratifying, valued and relevant omni-channel experience for customers...

1 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: How the affluent engage with international media brands

Sonia Marguin, head of research for Euronews/Africanews and Nathalie Sodeike, director at MediaCT (Ipsos) in Holland shares some key insights from the Ipsos Affluent Study at #Pamro2017...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Customer expectations in a digital world

Wayne Hull, MD of Accenture Digital, spoke at Pamro 2017 on the topic of consumer expectations transcending traditional industry boundaries...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: TV-viewing any time, anywhere, on any device

Magnus Anshelm, MD of the MMS joint industry committee in Sweden, spoke of an advanced hybrid model for the total video currency for TV and online video at Pamro 2017, as the future is here...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Connecting with the connected viewer

Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product leadership for national TV audience measurement at Nielsen USA, spoke at Pamro 2017 on the topics of return path data (RPD) and TV audience measurement (TAM) integration, with today's connected consumer a core consideration...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Rethinking TV audience measurement in Africa

Jennie Beck, CCO or chief client officer at Kantar Media Mena, spoke at this week's Pamro Conference on the challenges of TV audience measurement or TAMs in Africa and how the rapidly developing African TV infrastructure may turn this on its head, creating new measurement opportunities.

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

#Pamro2017: The reason African Lions is a critical research study for Africa
#Pamro2017: The reason African Lions is a critical research study for Africa

What happened to the ‘Africa Rising' narrative woven around Africa's burgeoning middle class, that was supposed to catapult Africa into double digit growth...?

By Louise Marsland 29 Aug 2017

Kui Kariuki
#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

Nielsen announces Africa's first digital audience metric
Nielsen announces Africa's first digital audience metric

The entrenchment of Nielsen's Digital Ad Ratings (DAR) in the South African media market, heralds a new era of audience-based advertising metrics where advertisers now know who, as opposed to just what, consumers engage with...

Issued by Nielsen 24 Aug 2017

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How will Africa cope with its rising population challenges?

BBC News broadcasts a week of special programming on Africa's rising population...

16 Aug 2017

César Vacchiano
The final frontier of the independent agency

The success of South African agencies in Cannes recently is a reflection of the big talent in the country. Taking this talent and the size of the agencies into account and adding the knowledge and professionalism of South African agencies, it would be logical for the country to be a hub for the rest of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2017

Boost your brand through rapid response
Boost your brand through rapid response

How quickly and effectively marketers respond and adapt to ongoing consumer feedback has become a new determinant of brand performance, reports the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council in a survey report...

14 Aug 2017

Pamro confirms conference speakers
Pamro confirms conference speakers

The Pan African Media Research Organisation (Pamro) has confirmed the speakers for the 18th All Africa Media Research Conference...

11 Aug 2017

Gender intelligent design: What brands, product designers and customer services need to know
Gender intelligent design: What brands, product designers and customer services need to know

Women are from Venus and men are from Mars, or so say the tired tropes. Yet, at a time where gender roles are in flux, brands should be designing to gender differences...

Issued by Kantar TNS 8 Aug 2017

Jochai Ben-Avie, senior global policy manager at Mozilla.
Barriers to internet access in Africa revealed

Internet penetration in Africa sits at about 25%. Mozilla-backed research reveals the main barriers to internet access in African countries...

2 Aug 2017

Three African markets worst affected by spam calls
Three African markets worst affected by spam calls

Truecaller Insights reveals the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2017, including the top three African countries...

2 Aug 2017

Analytics is critical, but data is being left out
Analytics is critical, but data is being left out

Without incorporating data from all channels, organisations will rely on a level of assumption, allowing a disconnect between what customers want and what is being delivered...

By Danny Drew 27 Jul 2017

How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news
How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news

How to manage reputation damage in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 25 Jul 2017

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African data is not “user-friendly”

The role of open data in Africa was discussed at a recent open data conference in Nigeria...

24 Jul 2017

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Fake news, fake research!

About two weeks ago saw the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, marking the mass acceptance of the smartphone. In truth, the technology had already been developed five years earlier. That technology, together with the global roll out of the internet a scant five years previously, have transformed society forever...

By mike broom 21 Jul 2017

A paywall is under construction in Facebook's Instant Articles section where the social network has agreements with select outlets to publish directly to the platform, according to a story initially published online at TheStreet |
Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday...

21 Jul 2017

Marketing in a recession and beyond
Marketing in a recession and beyond

Gill Randall writes that markets don't stop in a recession. According to Randall, people don't stop shopping it's just the consumer's behaviour that changes...

By Gill Randall 18 Jul 2017

How it all fits together - what comes out of Ad-Audit
How it all fits together - what comes out of Ad-Audit

We move on to practical matters and implications, having already unpacked the fact that advertising should be evaluated in terms of predictive models of both strategic intent and executional efficiency...

By mike broom 14 Jul 2017

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“Who said surveys should be boring?” - Elna Pretorius of Columinate

If you thought market research was dry and bland, you've clearly not spoken to Elna Pretorius, cofounder of Columinate, who was responsible for the People's Choice Award paper at Samra 2017. Here's her view on the importance of digital market research in SA...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jul 2017

New research indicates CMOs struggle to localise creative strategies
New research indicates CMOs struggle to localise creative strategies

CMO Council report reveals that 33% of marketing leaders and agencies are struggling to meet the needs of local audiences...

11 Jul 2017

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Measuring the consumers of advertising

In our previous two articles we referred to measurement, principally measurement of advertising. But, of course, we are talking about obtaining measures from consumers of advertising, namely human beings...

By mike broom 7 Jul 2017

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