We are often approached by clients who know they need a website but who know nothing about what this actually entails or what to expect from their web company. We’ve even had the occasional client come to us after being sold the world by a web company (and being…

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There are a number of things I try to explain to both potential and existing clients whenever embarking on a new web project. The most common of these is the misconception around what a website should really cost. How much will my website cost? I promise you that if…

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A lot of our clients come to us with the idea that they want to improve their interaction on their social platforms but they just don’t know how. So we tell them what we tell everyone: interesting content that will help their customers and potential customers in some way. But…

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If you’ve never ventured into the world of digital advertising, it can be hard to know where to get started with Facebook ads. You’ve heard that they can be really successful, and relatively cheap, but what about all the technical stuff that you don’t understand? This great presentation from XPLAIN…

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OMG – Online Marketing Guide is a series of presentations designed by Chocolate Shoebox to help you in your online marketing. These tips will help you get your marketing started! OMG – Tips for Kickstarting Your Online…

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The term hashtag has become a universally used word. But do you actually know what hashtagging means and how you can use it properly in your marketing?

Social Media Examiner has put out this really great article on how to make sure your hashtags are done properly.

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Deal of the day websites are becoming extremely popular in South Africa and are opening up new brand awareness marketing opportunities for SA brands. More and more of our clients are asking about this option, so here are some of the essential points you should know when marketing with…

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Content Is King! This infographic from www.blueglass.com highlights the growth and innovation in content marketing. “There’s no denying the rise of content marketing, and its emergence into the spotlight as a tactic that delivers results. While content marketing is nothing new, there are a variety of emerging mediums that…

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Many businesses try to engage in social media but spend their time talking about their business rather than engaging with their community. They get poor results and can’t understand why their social media is ineffective.

There is one main point that these businesses have forgotten: social media is just that – social. It requires a certain etiquette and level of personality, just like any social situation in the real world.

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I have a friend. This friend works at a fairly well-known South African digital publication in the sales department. The other day he told me that he had a small client who had spent R3500 on advertising in their weekly newsletter, and as with most of their clients, had just not seen any results.

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