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Finding a balance between volume, cost and quality

Finding a balance between volume, cost and quality  How often have you heard the Sales Manager screaming for more high quality leads, while in the background the Financial Manager is demanding cheaper leads and higher conversions? For Digital Marketers that have bravely ventured into the world of Search Engine Marketing (SEM), it would appear that the greatest challenge of all is finding a balance between volume, cost and quality. Here’s why… The market size is only as big as it is Most, if not all of big businesses in SA now have an online presence with multiple search engine strategies…

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What is the IMM Job Market

This initiative aims to match current as well as past students (alumni) with employers who have vacancies in their organisations. As the IMM Graduate School mainly offers qualifications in marketing, business and supply chain, we would be looking at vacant positions, internships and graduate programmes in these disciplines only.   HOW DOES IT WORK? External recruiters, as well as corporates and IMM alumni and students will be able to post relevant vacancies in their respective organisations on our website, and alumni and current students can then view and apply for these positions. Once our students click on the relevant…

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It’s all about engagement

At IMM Graduate School we are on a mission to engage with our students. Whether you are an alumnus, current or prospective student, we want to ensure effective communication between us. Not only do we want to keep you in the know regarding news and events at the IMM, but we also want to keep you updated on marketing, supply chain and business management trends and interesting perspectives from people in the industry, as well as academic faculties here and from all over the world. With this said, we would like to introduce the IMM Blog to you, where you…

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Ethics in Business

Ethics in Business Moral or ethical problems can and do arise in a business environment. Ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility should be common practice in any business. Here we provide seven principles of ethics that can be applied as a starting point to ethics in business. These seven principles of ethics in business include: Be Just – in other words, be fair. Do the right thing – your actions should not be driven by self-interest. Do no harm – everything you do should be beneficial to those around you and for the organisation and community, not harmful! Be accountable…

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Marketing Fridays with Christinah Mazibuko

Marketing Fridays with Christinah Mazibuko – Marketing Manager at MTV Topic: Insight driven marketing across multiple industries Hosted at: The Business Exchange in Rosebank. Click here for event video “Whatever you put on digital media, becomes your reputation”…

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Kenya’s retail sector diversifying amid a changing market

Kenya’s retail sector is diversifying with the entry of new players and international brands into the market. This is despite the retail sector growing at a “lethargic rate” compared to economic growth in the East African hub in 2018. The retail sector has been impacted by increases in taxes and government regulations following the drawn-out elections of 2017, despite the Kenyan economy growing at a fast rate. GDP is expected to grow by 5.9% for 2018 overall, on the back of improved weather conditions and a stabilising macroeconomic environment. These are some of the key insights contained in the…

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What’s next in Africa starts now

In recent years many companies have struggled with the accelerating pace of change within Africa’s dynamic landscapes and have been unable to adequately anticipate and evolve to capture the inherent growth opportunities on the continent, writes Ailsa Wingfield. Companies have been blindsided by challenges, competition and other factors that warranted reassessment within thier own businesses, pointing to a growing need to incorporate future-focused insights and planning. In the past change was more linear, the world was less connected, and companies could prosper by  understanding their consumer, their industry and their market. More recently, however, change comes from a…

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Marketers must live their brand positioning

South Africa’s banking sector is facing significant disruption from new technologies, changing consumer habits and aggressive newcomers. Perhaps innovative marketing is the answer. Mike Simpson chats to Nedbank’s Khensani Nobanda. As South Africa’s traditional ‘big four’ banks struggle to meet the challenges being posed by multiple disruptors – ranging from upstart Capitec to the digital-only branchless offering of TymeDigital and the impending launch of Discovery Bank – there is one key strategy that the bank’s marketing teams should follow. They need to live their brand positioning. Khensani Nobanda, Group Executive: Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Nedbank, believes that the…

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