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    The MediaShop shares predictions for 2022

    The latest South African economic outlook set for 2022 ranks a few key influencing factors for the year including loadshedding, municipal coalitions, lockdown restrictions and on-going vaccination impetus from government and private organisations who are stating for mandatory vaccinated employee policies. The hybrid working model of online and bricks and mortar seems to be settling into […]

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    How the fast-food industry adapted to survive

    Nadine Lerm, Media Strategist at The MediaShop says that the fast-food industry had to adapt in multiple ways to escape the devastating impact of Covid-19. There is no doubt that most industries have gone through a tough time since the Covid-19 pandemic hit South Africa. Lockdowns, supply chain constraints, unrest and load-shedding have all had devastating […]

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    Lead and they will follow

    Jedd Cokayne, Business Unit Manager at The Media Shop takes a look at marketing lessons from one of the world’s greatest athletes. As we start to wind down for the year, calm down to a mild panic and look forward to spending the festive season with friends and family, I ponder over the year that […]

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    Marketing lessons from 2021

    The country has been resilient as we unpack the meaning of a new variant and South Africans and the business community continue to remain agile as our economy evens out and rebounds alongside other countries. South Africa’s back to work momentum is gaining traction as optimism to open up the country’s sectors and regain 2020 […]

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    The Internet of Things

    Megan Walker, Senior Media Strategist at The MediaShop, looks at the Internet of Things in the retail and media space On the back of helping my son with an IoT focused school project, I naturally started thinking around the subject of IoT in a business context, and as is my habit I started by looking […]

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    Lessons from TV

    Colin Ramparsadh, Business Unit Director at The MediaShop Over the years we have learned a lot from TV, despite our parents often despairing that the hours and hours spent in front of the box instead of studying would ruin our lives! There is some merit in watching television though – let me explain. In the […]

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    Hang tight – We’re nearly there!

    By Gareth Grant, Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop Is it just me, or does 2021 feel like it has just been an extension of the chaos and difficulties of 2020? Although I didn’t think it was possible after last year, it felt like there were a lot more downs than there were ups. With […]

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    Consumers need a good reason to shop this Black Friday

    Last year’s Black Friday retail sales massively underperformed for many reasons, according to Marino Sigalas, Account Director at The MediaShop. He says that some consumers were not comfortable with the thought of being shoulder to shoulder with other shoppers during a pandemic. “Although we are in a better space this year versus last in terms […]

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    It’s all in the mind

    Kgavgelo Masenya, Media Planner at The MediaShop looks at the role of brands in mental health The country and the world are opening up again, people are getting vaxxed, South Africa is back on Level 1, gatherings are getting bigger and there is even talk of transitioning back to the office. Dare I say that […]

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