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Media Relations

We provide strategic advice relating to all aspects of communication and your business. We have great relationships with the advertising trade and business media and can tackle most genres of publicity.

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Generate Content

For maximum exposure, regular, newsworthy and interesting press releases, comments on topical issues, thought leadership pieces etc are essential, and these should be accompanied by top quality visuals and video where required.

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Social Media

- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pintrest, You Tube and Instagram posting and maintenance <br> - Online Reputation Management – managing and responding to criticisms or negative feedback<br> - Proactive content management <br> - Facebook advertising and competition generation with competition reporting<br> - Creation of Facebook applications which can be linked to lead generation and database growth

Mental Availability – What is it and why does it matter for brands?

SPARK Media will once again be hosting a much-anticipated and enlightening Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) presentation on 3 October in Durban, 5 October in Johannesburg and 10 October in Cape Town. Our international speaker, Dr. Justin Cohen, a Senior Marketing Scientist from the Institute, will be putting forward the evidence-based case for why “Mental Availability” (being […]

The MediaShop to host OOH workshop for SMMEs

As part of The MediaShop’s ongoing engagements with media owners and partners, the agency is hosting an Out of Home (OOH) workshop on Thursday 7 September at the Bryanston Country Club. Specifically, the purpose of this workshop is to interact with SMMEs within the Out of Home sector to discuss the state of the OOH […]

Get rewarded more at Emerald Resort & Casino

Emerald Resort & Casino has completely refreshed its loyalty programme Emerald Rewards, offering customers even more benefits than before. The programme is arguably the most rewarding loyalty offering in the Vaal, now providing users with a trendier look that is also more user-friendly. “We listened to the feedback from our loyal guests and spent a […]

SPARK Media extends reach of ROOTS data beyond agencies

  ROOTS is South Africa’s largest urban community survey providing powerful insights into consumer’s purchasing behaviour and media consumption habits at a local level. Previously ROOTS data has primarily been accessible to media agencies and SPARK Media’s direct clients. Until now. Through BMi Research and a bespoke software programme Storyteller by SPARK Media, the reach […]

Primedia Unlimited’s Bionic rewarded by Facebook

Facebook Marketing Partners has identified Bionic, powered in sub-Sahara by Primedia Unlimited, as its 2017 Innovation Spotlight Award winner in the Omnichannel: Online and Offline Sales category.  The awards call for the year’s most exciting new technologies built on Facebook’s Application Programming Interface (API) to solve marketing challenges. “Bionic is a platform designed to manage and automate […]

Research Fusion soon to be a reality in South Africa

The ‘Holy Grail’ of media research will soon become reality in the form of Fusion, offering multiple hub and donor studies. The Publisher Research Council (PRC) and Nielsen recently held an industry workshop to discuss exactly how Fusion works and all its possible survey options.   The days of one dimensional AMPS numbers are long gone […]

Gareth Grant joins The MediaShop

The MediaShop’s Johannesburg MD, Kgaugelo Maphai, has announced the appointment of Gareth Grant as Business Unit Manager to head up the Nedbank account.  “We’re delighted to have Gareth on board and we’re already seeing the positive impact and attitude he has been displaying in the few short days since he’s been with the team,” says […]

The MediaShop talks upcoming media trends

Future Media Trends The Media Crystal Ball: Sean Sullivan – Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop Futurists like Ray Kurzweil, author of “The Singularity is Near”, have always fascinated me with their sci-fi predictions for humankind, so much so that I thought we’d explore 10 themes that are shaping the media platforms of tomorrow. Let’s contemplate […]

The bright value of Local News Networks

In a recent educational and awareness campaign for national power provider Eskom, SPARK Media demonstrated the value of hyper local online educational content to areas that would benefit from a new power development, exceeding expectations in the process. The Caxton Local News Network (LNN) comprises of 77 hyper local online news sites across South Africa […]

Cultural appreciation starts with every one of us

South Africa’s vastly divergent make up of cultures means that we cannot assume to know everything about our fellow South Africans. By learning more about each other, we evoke a greater sense of peer to peer understanding, more beneficial communication and we can collect vital insights into different cultures. These insights can be used not […]