Automotive advertisers need to lift their game

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More than half a million new vehicles were sold in SA in 2018, generating sales revenues of R503bn. The automotive sector is highly lucrative, and the competition for market share […]

Financial Services AdForum Insights, Advertising Trends and Spend

Ornico analysed advertising data for new commercials focusing on 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018, compared to the same period in 2019. Banks took the lead with the highest spend, where findings show a decline of 38% in both the number of commercials and how much was spent.

South Africa’s maturing telecommunications industry and its consumer interaction

SA’s telecommunications sector is regarded as one of the most advanced in Africa, with high mobile penetration, growing internet penetration and significant growth in connectivity infrastructure in the past decade. However, the sector faces numerous challenges, including the high cost of data, as evidenced by the #DataMustFall movement.

Financial Mail and Ornico AdForum to investigate retail advertising

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.”