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Why NetOne is poised to take over
Marketing

Why NetOne is poised to take over

There has been a lot of “noise” and publicity lately about the resurgence of NetOne as a force to reckon with in the telecoms space in Zimbabwe. This marketing and consumer generated noise has been centered around the run-away success of the trending OneFusion brand which has swept all competitor brands into oblivion and obscurity. As Sir Isaac Newton once said, “For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction&rdq...

Why having a functional website is critical
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Why having a functional website is critical

Zimbabwe’s digital footprint is rapidly growing despite the challenges we currently face as a nation. The multitude of access challenges in which data pricing continues to be biggest hurdle has largely contributed to a slower cultural change in the way we do business and or customers transact. The growth of e-commerce is one area that h...

Marketers time to move away from ticking the box
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Marketers time to move away from ticking the box

One of the things that I’ve realized are important in a professional life is the ability to decipher and discern the issues around you, your operating environment, bosses subordinates and working culture. I believe mastering these issues and developing a workaround will always help be on top of your game and on top of every situation. Having ...

How to Develop a Digital Marketing Strategy; 101
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How to Develop a Digital Marketing Strategy; 101

One of the things I find pleasure in and for which I’m honing my skills is developing strategy, I love developing and executing efficacious marketing strategies. Having started off as a traditional, more rudimental marketer within the Nyangari School of Marketing, I still have fond memories of the times when we would evaluate marketing campai...

Adwords 101: Why you need Adwords in your Marketing Mix
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Adwords 101: Why you need Adwords in your Marketing Mix

The efficacy of digital marketing has and will also be evaluated on the basis of measurability, the ability to objectively determine the return on advertising spend (ROAS) from any campaign. With that, they are numerous digital platforms available at our disposal to effectively reach our target audiences. I want to share one of the most poten...

Remarketing 101
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Remarketing 101

At the heart of digital marketing lies data analytics, which is the aggregation, analysis and processing of data to derive actionable insights and business intelligence. Digital marketing has given us numerous opportunities to evaluate pieces of consumer data such as demographic data, usage, browsing patterns through the various consumer interfaces...

Digital, A New Way of Thinking!
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Digital, A New Way of Thinking!

The beauty of welcoming the new year is the general acceptance that as individuals or entities we have an opportunity to review and somewhat admit to our shortcomings on what worked and our failures thereof in the previous year. Companies traditionally hold end of year strategy review sessions where they dissect on what they did best and where they...

Embrace tech or become irrelevant!
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Embrace tech or become irrelevant!

I’ve chosen to write about this somewhat controversial topic after witnessing some of my colleagues seemingly act oblivious to what technology is doing to us in this digital age. Needless to mention, we are living in the digital age, the connected world, the globalized village where everything is connected to one thing or the other. My worry ...

How much do you know about your customer? KYC
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How much do you know about your customer? KYC

Recently I was in Kariba where I was speaking at the Marketers Association Zimbabwe 2015 Winter School on the subject of social media, how to effectively harness these platforms to derive maximum utility and achieve bottom line impact. The topical issues I shared during these sessions inspired me to write this article on how much do you know about...

Social media tips for startups and small businesses in Zimbabwe
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Social media tips for startups and small businesses in Zimbabwe

I’ve always had enormous respect for entrepreneurs, individuals who blaze the trail, break out of the norm and establish enterprises against all odds. The journey towards entrepreneurs is not a stroll in the park as one often encounters numerous hurdles with respect to marketing the business and getting the requisite brand visibility. The maj...

Why Everyone Needs Digital Skills
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Why Everyone Needs Digital Skills

One of the greatest leaders of all time and former president of the United States of America Abraham Lincoln coined one of my best phrases “The best way to predict the future is to create it. In this he meant that the best way for one to predict the future with reasonable accuracy is to forsee what it holds and plan and create the cond...

The curious case of Mapostori and Zvirikumbofambasei Memes shows Zimbabwe is ready for Content Marketing
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The curious case of Mapostori and Zvirikumbofambasei Memes shows Zimbabwe is ready for Content Marketing

Of late Zimbabweans have been caught in a wave of seemingly unending memes with the first to light the country being the “Zvirikumbofambasei” and now “Mapostori”. While some of these memes border on the controversial, to us marketers it is indicative of how the Zimbabwean market is ready for content marketing. Whether we bel...

Mobile Marketing in Zimbabwe: Why you need a responsive website
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Mobile Marketing in Zimbabwe: Why you need a responsive website

Zimbabwe has of late been rapidly catching up with international trends as far as mobile penetration is concerned and particularly smartphone penetration. This we can attribute to the rapid adoption of IMs like WhatsApp for which one needs a smartphone to access them and consequently, we have experienced a spiral growth of smartphones, smartphone p...

Online Advertising in Zimbabwe: What you need to know!
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Online Advertising in Zimbabwe: What you need to know!

Over the past years we have witnessed a proliferation of online publications, blogs, websites, etc all of them clamoring for the advertiser’s dollar. This development is a welcome one because it goes on to confirm that local marketers in Zimbabwe are now adopting online advertising as a cheaper and cost effective way of reaching their custome...

Why are Marketers jostling for the Sunday Mail or Thursday Herald prime spots?
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Why are Marketers jostling for the Sunday Mail or Thursday Herald prime spots?

I presented recently at the AMH Digital workshop where I spoke on the theme migrating from traditional to digital. I shared some thoughts on how marketers can and should take advantage of the abundant opportunities in digital media and particularly social media. As a follow up to that, I felt compelled to write a piece to buttress the point that tr...

Toyota's Creepy, Gruesome Advert: My Thoughts
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Toyota's Creepy, Gruesome Advert: My Thoughts

Well as I was going through my normal business checking out stuff happening online something struck me, creepy and gruesome! OMG!! it s an advert and for goodness sake it s an advert from Toyota Zimbabwe an entity by it s very nature even to the untrained eye is supposed to entice me with words like drive in comfort, super safe, super fast, stable ...

The Lion and the Gazelle: Keep Moving Forward
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The Lion and the Gazelle: Keep Moving Forward

I recently attended the Marketers Association Zimbabwe conference in Mutare and one of the presenters shared something which inspired me to write this article. The presenter shared the story of lion and the gazelle. Well basically for those who do not know it, the quote was worded by Christopher McDougall, in the poem Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, S...



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