What have we learnt from the latest RAMS 2015 release?

Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 by Margie Knap in Marketing
As a true media geek, hearing that the latest AMPS/RAMS had been released was music to my ears. I couldn't wait to delve into the data to see which TV station had grown the most, what radio station was performing…

The myths of Programmatic

Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 by Dylan Roberts in Digital
If something in media can be automated, chances are it will be. In the early days of RTB (real time bidding) we started this process with display ads but social, search, mobile and video have all since been added, and…

The state of digital in South Africa

Published on Monday, 18 May 2015 by Richard Lord in Digital
New media! That is how many people still refer to digital. But my question is how can something that has been around since the mid 90s (if not earlier) still be referred to as "new media"? What does digital have…

The MediaShop + FGI = FYI

Published on Friday, 20 February 2015 by Richard Lord in The Mediashop news
Addressing the industry need for more insight specific based strategies, The MediaShop and research house FGI have teamed up, creating a collaboration entitled 'FYI'. "We believe that in this era of media proliferation, consumer confusion and accountability, the insight that…

The future. It is here

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 by Richard Lord in Technology
In January I was fortunate enough to check off one of the long-standing items on my bucket list. For those of you who don't know me, I am the world’s biggest techno geek. So it has always been my dream…
Looking at the trend forecasts and projections coming out of Fluxtrends (www.fluxtrends.co.za), Bizcommunity (www.bizcommunity.co.za) and Trendwatching (www.trendwatching.com), there are some interesting prospects out there for the South African marketing and media fraternity to consider.

Five Digital Trends for 2015

Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 by Dylan Roberts in Digital
I came across an awesome article written by Beverly Macy for SayDaily.com which outlines five up-coming trends in digital for 2015. I have made some edits and added some of my own takeouts to localise the data, but here's the…

The Cascade of Data

Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 by Tumi Mokgadinyane in Digital
It's important to take a step back and understand that data is data. Whether you're using AMPS's 'any research' function to filter out insights, looking at consumer behavioural and attitudinal views, or using it to simply put a media strategy…

The future of Television

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 by Deborah Usher in Technology
Television entertains us, informs us, inspires us and accompanies us everywhere we go. It is a fundamental part of almost everyone’s lives in one way or another, and is so woven into the fabric of our lives that it is…
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