On Comic Con, YouTubers and the business of gaming

Jarred Mailer-Lyons Digital Media Strategist at The MediaShop investigates how 8 million gaming South Africans spend their time. I recently attended the Business of Gaming Forum (BOGF) in association with Comic Con South Africa, which hosted over 40,000 fans of comic related superheroes, sidekicks and villains. Comic Con SA featured a large range of pop […]

Brands are so much more than just a logo

Jedd Cokayne, Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop. As consumers start to think about their Christmas purchases and where they’re going to find the additional money to buy those presents the kids wrote to Father Christmas about, retailers start to realise that this is their last ditch effort to make target for the year. That […]

Evolution of a Goldfish

  Sean Sullivan – Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop. Attention spans are not shrinking, rather they are evolving to be more selective, according to new research. If someone invited you to watch a day-long movie you’d probably be pretty quick to decline. It’s hard to imagine dedicating brainspace to a single thing for so long, […]

The Generation Gap – Who Is Who?

Belinda Kayton, Media Strategist at The MediaShop looks at the differences between Xers and Millennials and highlights quite a few differences I often get asked “Who is Gen X?” and “What is the difference between a Millennial and a Gen X?” I find that there is a lot of confusion as to which generation is […]

Ad crooks: the on-going problem in digital advertising

Mercia Lampen, Digital Media Strategist, The MediaShop Online advertising fraud is a huge problem globally in the digital industry, with cyber criminals stealing $3 – $5 million per day from advertisers. This issue was raised in 2004 by Google’s CFO, George Reyes as a major problem stating that fraud is the biggest threat to the […]

The MediaShop and Tiger Brands gain SA insights

With help from the SABC commercial enterprises, The MediaShop held a fantastic immersion recently with their long-standing client, Tiger Brands to round off Heritage month. The objective of the day was to demonstrate the differences in each of the provinces in South Africa. The event was well attended by marketers from Tiger Brands, who took […]

Does traditional ‘offline’ media still have a place in the digital online media space?

Margie Knap, Media Strategist, The MediaShop My career in media started somewhere in the 80’s. Needless to say, what we do today in media and what we did ‘back in the day’ is poles apart, mostly due to media choices being extremely limited. TV viewing was available for just a few hours a day, alternating […]

The MediaShop wins Golds at AMASA Awards

The MediaShop has done it again! At this year’s prestigious AMASA Awards, the agency walked away with three Gold Awards for clients Nando’s and Cell C. These accolades are hot on the heels of The MediaShop being crowned the inaugural Media Agency of the Decade, Full Service Media Agency of the Year and Overall Media […]

Blurred Media Lines

By Victor Koaho, Business Unit Manager, The MediaShop I remember growing up on the dusty streets of the Vaal as a radio addict who used to love listening to Radio Bop. Radio Bop had some of the coolest voices on radio, and was broadcast out of the then Bophuthatswana. I could only catch Radio Bop […]

Goodbye consumers, Hello AI!

The job of branded goods and companies is about to get much harder, says Sandra Burger, Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop Smart assistants or rather AI (Artificial Intelligence), much like butlers or assistants of an era gone by, will require companies to transform their strategies by no longer selling to their previous direct customers and […]