October 17, 2017
Retail advertising was under the spotlight at the Financial Mail and Ornico AdForum. A series of print, radio and television adverts were critiqued by a panel consisting of Havas CEO Lynn Madeley, Joe Public’s Xolisa Dyeshana, TBWA’s Sean Donovan and Ornico’s Mongezi Mtati.
October 3, 2017
Recent retail TV advertising, says Mtati, shows a slight shift from the traditionally price-sensitive model of communicating savings to now creating a narrative with visually appealing work. “Checkers, for instance, has been talking about its Gordon Ramsay food range for parents and children."
September 27, 2017
The Africa Brand Index ranks the most successful social brands on the continent in terms of social media performance. Ornico pioneered the Africa Brand Index in 2015, and after two years of learnings and tweaking the algorithms that underpin the benchmark, the media and brand analysis company has now announced an annual local leaderboard that ranks South African brands.
September 21, 2017
Facebook is now almost pervasive, in use by 97% of brands, from 91% the year before. Twitter has increased marginally, from 88% to 90%, while LinkedIn and Instagram continued their relentless rise, now both standing at 72%. YouTube has fallen slightly behind them, despite a marginal rise to 68%.
September 21, 2017
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about South African brands on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram. The South African Social Media Landscape Report 2018 contains everything brands need to know to successfully navigate social.
August 14, 2017
Ornico (AMEC’s only full member in Africa) will provide an overview of the AMEC measurement principles, the updated measurement platform and framework as well as best practices that will replace AVEs as a measurement tool in the PR industry. The discussion will also provide an overview of AMEC’s Barcelona 2.0 Best Measurement and Evaluation Principles, as well as the Integrated Evaluation Framework.
July 19, 2017
Telecommunications is one of the most highly competitive industries in Africa, and service providers from across the continent are in stiff competition for market share in this mobile-first audience. Given the prevalence of mobile on the continent, the degree of innovation and development within the mobile space is not surprising.
July 6, 2017
In this age of short attention spans and unprecedented amounts of brand messaging pushed to individuals, marketers constantly look for more effective ways to communicate and sell. Some tools lead to quick and easy conversion, others go unnoticed and sometimes customers are downright irritated.
July 5, 2017
Taking stock of financial services advertising was the focus of the Financial Mail AdForum, which took place at the Vega School in Johannesburg, in association with Ornico. The financial services advertising currently being flighted is very rational and fails to resonate, agreed the panel at the latest Financial Mail AdForum.