The missing piece in the project management puzzle

There is no doubt that marketing and advertising agencies have come a long way in the past few decades, but what some still lack is the ability to accept and adapt to change, while striving to manage projects effectively.

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Your Brand Audience Is Talking, Are You Listening?

Your Brand Audience Is Talking, Are You Listening?

Let’s start at the beginning - you’ve done the market research, identified your brand’s target audience, created content that you believe will resonate with them, and your campaign is now live on all your marketing channels/platforms.

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Putting the 'Human' back into Human Resources

Putting the ‘human’ back into human resources

South African businesses are moving towards the end of the financial year, and once again it is time to allocate budgets and set goals for the year ahead. It is therefore important to look at cost / benefit relationships in order to get the most out of your investments into your business...which should include investment into your employees!

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Festive donation brings relief to Kloof SPCA animals

hoola Modern Agency donated a unique artwork piece and up to R6 000 in animal food to the Kloof & Highway SPCA in Durban yesterday. At the handover were, from left, hoola’s KZN Marketing Solutions Manager, Dani How, and Kloof & Highway SPCA’s Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator, Brigitte Ferguson.

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hoola Modern Agency and Tekkie Town walk their way at the 2020 Assegai Awards

hoola Modern Agency and footwear retail giant, Tekkie Town, have a new spring in their step after their #WalkYourWay campaign won a Bronze award in the Social Media (Social Media Platforms) category and was recognised as a Leader in the ‘Most Effective Use of Content’ category at the Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards, held on Thursday last week.

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hoola celebrates rapid growth with a new look

hoola Modern Agency has been growing rapidly over the last four years, and to celebrate, the company has unveiled a new look for their brand. The digital advertising and design agency, previously known as BrandIt, has been partnering with clients in the Eastern- and Western Cape, and are now diving into the KwaZulu-Natal market.

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Women in the workplace

August is Women’s Month, and it has prompted me to reflect on the role and importance of women in the workplace, and more specifically in the advertising industry. A recent statistic on female representation in the South African advertising industry should give us all a pause for thought. A mere 3% of creative heads are female, while there is unquestionably...

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It’s time to invest in e-commerce

There really is no amount of news coverage that can do the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic justice. We’ve seen millions infected, and many billions more affected by the outbreak. Only history will reveal the true effect on our society and our psyche. However, as has been the case throughout history, necessity has proven to be the mother of invention....

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast!

It’s clearer than ever that remote work is the future. In its State of Remote Work 2020 Report, Buffer found that 98% of respondents wanted to work remotely, at least part of the time for the remainder of their career, while 57% of respondents were already working fully remotely.

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Agency vs. in-house marketing: Why you should stay with your agency

This is how those in favour of in-house marketing make their case – by playing on your desire to add more zeroes to your bottom-line and to have more of a say in how your business is represented. They present it as the answer to all your problems and as the key to taking back control of your brand.

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hoola gets the nod for the 2019 New Generation Awards

As hoola Modern Agency, we are honoured to be shortlisted as a finalist in seven categories at this year’s New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards. The categories include: Best Agency Community Engagement Manager, Social Whiz, Digital Brand of the Year, Best Use of a Podcast/Vlog to Promote a Brand, Most Innovative Social Media Campaign by a Small Agency, Most...

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3 Reasons to embrace online marketing

Everyone is switching on to the potential of online marketing, from the baker to the banker, but only a few are affording it the same trust or even remotely investing the same advertising budget as they are into traditional marketing. Traditional advertisers are hesitant to make the switch. To quell these doubts, here are 3 reasons to back online marketing...

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Augmented Reality – Why you should care if you’re in marketing

Augmented reality has become a hot topic in almost every industry; from software to healthcare. By 2020, experts predict that there will be more than a billion users of this technology. The success of apps like Snapchat has created a boom in the industry and inspired big brands like Adidas, Coca-Cola and Google to start applying augmented reality to their...

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How to do influencer marketing better

In the age of likes, followers and reach, the idea of partnering with somebody who has online clout to market your product sounds revolutionary. But influencer marketing is not new. From John Wayne and Camel cigarettes to Tag Heuer watches and whoever’s wrist they find themselves on, influencer marketing is the fastest way to remind people of the aspirations they...

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