Let's Talk Digital

Our mission is to close the gap of digital knowledge in South Africa with real conversations. We are passionate about all things and want to reach as many people as possible to spread the word. As you embark on your digital transformation journey, you need to be equipped with the right information to make the right decisions for your business as well as your clients. This podcast should enable you find the answers you have been seeking. Follow our Instagram (https://bit.ly/2LIhxez) and LinkedIn page (https://bit.ly/2Xcjc1g) for the latest updates and trending engagements.

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EP34: SA Lean Start-Up Story - Bottles with Enrico Ferigolli

In this episode we talk to Enrico Ferigolli, co-founder of Bottles, about an incredible story of resilience, tenacity and success. It was 2016 when Vincent Viviers and Enrico Ferigolli forever altered South Africa's alcohol retail landscape by launching the first on-demand alcohol delivery app and service. In mid 2018, Bottles partnered with Pick ‘n Pay Liquor to scale their beverage delivery business and cement their place as the leading on-demand alcohol delivery servicer in the country.

Fast track to 2020, e-commerce has grown by 10% in SA, making an on-demand delivery service even more appealing. Bottles has more than doubled its reach and trebled its volume of orders this year. The company is consistently ranked as the number one app in the food and drink category and rated within the top 50 apps overall, in South Africa. To top it all off (see what we did here), Pick ‘n Pay made an announcement in November 2020 to buy them out.

If you are thinking of starting a business, already have a business, don’t miss out on this conversation.

EP33: Creative Innovation In Social Display with Casey Saran and Danny Greeff

In this episode we talk to Casey Saran, CEO of Spaceback, and Danny Greeff, Managing Partner at RebelRebel, two leading experts in social display advertising. It is said that 86% of consumers suffer from banner-blindness, we can all relate to this.
Think about it - the average person gets bombarded with over 1,700 banner ads per month. Roughly only 8% of users will be able to recall a company, product, or service after viewing an ad. Ad-fatigue and banner-blindness are common problems associated with display advertising. We delve into how tech and data are propelling disruption in the creative space exploring how local brands are innovating within social media display advertising.

EP32: The Impact Of Digital Marketing Within Organisations with Jan Gildemeister

In this episode we talk to Jan Gildemeister, Partner and Managing Director at BCG Johannesburg office. He leads the BCG’s digital hub for Southern Africa and has extensively worked with incumbent companies to define and implement digital disruption in their respective industries.

Digital Marketing is the advent of something fundamentally new and has a profound impact within organisations. Digital Marketing is a completely different beast as happens in millions of small events. In Digital marketing you can change things, test things, refine things to increase the effect of what you’re doing. You’re moving from a pure creative function to a more scientific, quantitative function. Companies need to acknowledge that Digital Marketing and traditional marketing need to sit side by side.

EP31: Marketing Transformation In A Digital Age with Andreas Schwabe

In this episode we talk to Andreas Schwab, Lead Expert Marketing Transformation in CEMA at BCG, all the way from Munich about... you guessed it marketing transformation in a digital age.

We uncover how to embrace tech and data, embed it into our everyday culture by thinking digital first, making use of AB and multivariate testing and making continuous improvements to our marketing approaches. Don't miss out on this mind changing conversation.

EP30: Digital Innovation & Disruption with Ya'eesh Cader

In this episode we talk to "one of the most innovative and award-winning heads in digital for the financial industry." Ya’eesh Cader, co-founder of Getlaw an online start-up legal services platform. Ya’eesh is also the head of digital & e-commerce at Sanlam Investments. Getlaw - the Uber for lawyers was designed by digital natives built for a mobile first market. GetLaw offers free legal advice to those who were most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. We get a double whammy as Ya’eesh talks about digital disruption and innovation from both a start-up and corporate perspective. Digital is disrupting product innovation, pricing models, business processes and the way people design for digital.
Don’t miss out, download this episode, subscribe and tune in now.

EP29: Programmatic Buying: Open Exchange or Private Marketplace with Ryan Eberlin

In this week’s podcast we have Ryan Eberlin, Media24 Programmatic Specialist, unravelling programmatic’s “black box” and how brands can leverage off more advanced buys. The way we buy and sell media has changed. Programmatic buying has graduated from being an experimental technology to becoming a must-have for both media buyers' and advertisers. Marketing is most effective when you’ve achieved the three R’s - the right message, to the right person, at the right time, but doing this at scale, and in real time, can be challenging. Programmatic buying is changing that by delivering higher levels of targeting, relevance, efficiency and impact.

EP28: The Social Media Conundrum with Bradley Hall

In this week’s podcast, with Bradley Hall, Digital Director at PHD JHB, we are tackling the “Social Media Conundrum” - how has social media evolved to an advanced state but is still being put on a pedestal?

We look at both the challenges and opportunities for brands to play in this space. Is YouTube a social media channel or a digital channel? There is a skills shortage both within brands and agencies suffering from “laziness syndrome”. How do brands show up to be more relevant, more agile and more brave? We are in the age of “new social media” but with old habits.

EP27: Reverse Engineering Agency FTE Models with Shaneel Singh & Julian Mountain

In this episode, we talk to Shaneel Singh, Managing Partner at MediaCom and Julian Mountain, Digital Director GroupM, about a hot topic, which is both contentious, and in a state of transition within the advertising industry.

The traditional FTE commercial model is no longer sustainable to guarantee the survival of agencies now and in the near future. This is due to a number of factors: COVID-19 and the reduction in media budgets, pressure to deliver on objectives, the trend towards in-housing models and a lack of skill-sets and talent to keep up with the ever-changing pressures. We delve into why agencies are being recycled, the need to evolve and define a new operating model.

Don't miss out on this head-turning conversation.

EP26: AI Transformation Is Not Exactly Rocket Science with Brett StClair

In this week’s podcast, we chat to Brett StClair about AI transformation in SA, talking about some of the challenges he is seeing in the market in terms of adoption rate as well as roadblocks to implementation within organisations. With new tech, comes new challenges within organisations: do brands have the right skillset and human capital to sustain this? What is the solve for this? What are you observing as an external partner? And how sustainable is this going forward. . In order for AI to work, organisations need to place it at the heart of their strategy, ensuring their enterprises harness three factors: technology, data and people. You don’t want to miss this conversation.

EP25: Brand Safety New Rules New Opportunities with Stevan Randjelovic

In this episode we chat with Stevan Randjelovic, Director, Brand Safety & Digital Risk Management at GroupM, about the transitioning of brand safety within 3 pillars: brand reputation, financial risk and legal risk. Brand safety is fast evolving as consumers and market shifts force brands to review their brand purpose & values and how they show up in the public. It is now a collective effort between brands and their agency partners to drive quality media. Stevan takes us through the highlights of the GroupM brand safety paper and provides a view of what brands should consider going forward.

EP24: How Nando's Keeps Their Fans Warm Online with Doug & Darren

In this episode we fire it up with Doug Place, Nando’s CMO & Darren Hampton, GM of Digital Marketing & eCommerce. We talk about Nando’s keeping their fans warm online and discuss some of the challenges in running a restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic – what happened in March during Level-5 lock-down, Nando's pivot to digital, eCommerce and Nando's approach to Social Media. Don’t miss out and tune into this sizzling hot treat.

EP23: Brands Becoming Publishers with Emma Odendaal

In this week's episode, we have Emma Odendaal, a passionate digital marketer, content creator, strategist and team leader with 15 years experience communicating with customers using branded content, talking about brands becoming publishers, in the content marketing space.
Content marketing has depth of meaning, can change behaviours, forge passions, develop interests and drive affinities. Make sure your content is amplified through paid media. She shares some insights into the world on content marketing and tips on how brands can get this right.

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