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Google November updatesThere have been a number of updates made to the Google maps platform that allows businesses and brands to take more control of their digital presence and optimise their listings to improve foot traffic and drive sales in stores. 26 Nov 2021 Read more

Social Places and Hellopeter announce exclusive partnershipLeading marketing technology agency, Social Places, is proud to announce an exclusive integration and partnership with SA's premier brand feedback platform, HelloPeter. 6 Sep 2021 Read more

New Google Local Ads for franchiseesIf you're a franchised business, deciding on where and how to spend your media budget can be challenging. With an array of platforms and media targeting options it's important to remember to have a strategy that not only creates brand awareness but also drives traffic to individual physical locations. Google has recently launched their new Google Local Ads and with 94% of consumers choosing Google over other mapping platforms, it's easy to see why the Social Places Media team strongly recommends using this ad type. 28 Jun 2021 Read more

Social Places introduces Facebook Community Management to its tech stackLeading SA marketing technology agency, Social Places, has introduced a community management portal to complement its existing reputation management software. The reputation suite also aggregates reviews from across multiple channels, manages in-store and website feedback, chatbot conversations as well as email and telephone cases - creating a holistic customer care solution for multi-location brands. 21 Jun 2021 Read more

Essential marketing during Covid-19Since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the introduction of lockdown, only essential businesses have been able to operate under certain guidelines and only at certain times. With this in mind and new industries now able to open up, large-scale advertising is not as cost-efficient or effective and businesses are needing to communicate local messaging, hygiene practices and information such as 'latest opening times', which require updating on an individual store level. It has also become increasingly important for businesses to understand, in real-time, what their customers are saying about the changes they are making in-store. 3 Jun 2020 Read more

Social Places releases AI early-warning system for Coronavirus sentiment and online reviewsLeading MarTech company, Social Places, who drive the use of consumer review management, reputation management and location-based marketing has expedited the functionality of their artificial intelligence feature to go live with the "Red Flagging" of any urgent topics including: disease, Coronavirus, COVID-19, hygiene, racisms, theft, assault, drugs as well as other important keywords that could have brand damaging implications for South African companies. 18 Mar 2020 Read more

Key findings from the SA Annual Online Review Survey 2020Social Places has released its first Annual Online Review Survey results, which show that South African consumers are well up to speed with their international counterparts regarding online reviews and local messaging. 22 Jan 2020 Read more

Take SA's first online consumer review survey and stand a chance to win an iPhone 11 Pro!Social Places, a MarTech company driving the use of location-based marketing and reputation management for multi-location and franchised brands, is carrying out the country's first Online Review Landscape Survey and is calling on South Africans to take part. 2 Dec 2019 Read more

Gearing for growth with online reviewsImproving online review ratings is a strategic necessity for franchises and multi-location brands as more customers engage with them via online listings - and expect a response. 18 Nov 2019 Read more

Restaurants gear up for growth with positive online reviewsPositive online restaurant reviews and recommendations from customers can be highlighted with Premium listings on TripAdvisor to improve visibility and reputation. 30 Oct 2019 Read more

How online reviews are shaping buyer decision-makingAn effective strategy for responding to online reviews is good for business and can help companies enhance their reputation and improve operations. 15 Oct 2019 Read more

Fast-growing SA martech firm eyes further international expansionIncreased demand for data-driven location-based marketing spurs triple-digit growth for Social Places, a self-funded SA martech success story. 13 Sep 2019 Read more

Franchises reap the rewards of tech-enabled local marketing strategiesTechnology-enabled local marketing strategies help leading franchises grow at a rate three times faster than competitors. 26 Aug 2019 Read more