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Washtub Laundry Case Study

Washtub is an established business that provides specialised industrial laundry services to the secondary healthcare and hospitality sectors in the Western Cape, South Africa. The business plateaued three years ago, experienced some client loss and was not having success acquiring new business. 

Braintree Clothing Case Study

Braintrees Clothing has been at the forefront of producing beautiful ‘natural clothing’ for 20 years now, championing eco-fibres since humble beginnings in the mid 1990’s. They engaged The Marketing Centre to build an on-the-ground retail presence that would raise their public profile and communicate their brand values to consumers. 

Menzies Case Study

Menzies, a significant accountancy firm, engaged with The Marketing Centre to help them redefine their brand and re-invigorate their market presence, helping them to be voted the National Accounting Firm of the Year in 2016.

Team

Simone Girling
Regional Director Cape Town

Big biz Experience: The Financial Times, The Penguin Group, Pearson Education, QVC, Jones Lang LaSalle

Small biz Experience: Nashua, PRS Alliance

Angela Sobey
Regional Director Gauteng

Big biz Experience: Grandpa, Aquafresh

Small biz Experience: Sprint Packaging, Wits Enterprise

Este Pretorius
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: FNB & Dimension Data

Small biz Experience: SSI & Glyn Marais

Diana Andersson
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Pfizer; MTN

Small biz Experience: Cummins; Rupert & Rothschild

Shannon Mackey
Part-time Senior Marketing Manager

Big biz Experience: Reebok South Africa (pty) Ltd; Illovo Sugar

Small biz Experience: MilliCare; Tafta

Peter Ivanoff
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Sasol Oil (Pty) Ltd Edcon Retailing Group

Small biz Experience: Eazybranch Logistics (Pty) Ltd Uniplate (Pty) Ltd

Richard Butterfield
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Pick n Pay; Foschini Group; Mr Price Group 

Small biz Experience: Tourvest Group; Wellness Warehouse 

Karen Laubscher
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Indigo Brands, Clicks

Small biz Experience: The Voice Clinic, Alchemy Business Development

Approach

Our method has been fine tuned through the years whilst working with many mid-size businesses. This results in you finding the best Marketing Director for your company and your culture. So how does this work?

Healthcheck

Business owners can become confused about marketing and that’s totally understandable. Between marketing consultant’s jargon and your sales team potentially considering marketing as part of their departmental function, it can become difficult to know how to move forward effectively. In fact, marketing results can lack focus or consistency, both in implementation and in measurement.

The Marketing Centre approach does away with all these confusing elements, encapsulated through our approach of marketing in a straight forward matrix, called the Marketing 360.

Business Insights

As you would think,  having a large team of highly skilled Marketing Directors provides us with access to an abundance of diverse know-how. We want to share this with you, so you can develop a better understanding of why certain factors work (and how), as well as why they don’t always work out as intended. Above all, knowing what to do next.

GDPR: Why you should be legitimately interested
  GDPR is set to change the face of marketing for any business in South Africa who markets to or does business with the EU – and mostly for the better. We still have ...
  • by Brian Hardie
  • 08 May 2018
Digital Marketing 101: Email Marketing
If you are not email marketing, it begs the question why. You might have heard the term ‘spray and pray’ and chances are that you may also be frustrated at spending so ...
  • by Carolyn Dobbie
  • 20 April 2018
What is SEO?
Dipping your toe in SEO…   How often do you find what you’re looking for on the first page of an on-line search? Chances are, your hit rate is pretty good.  ...
  • by Este Pretorius
  • 09 April 2018
Doing Business in Africa
  I often get asked as a marketer to demystify the big daunting but yet beautiful monster task that is trading in Africa. In my 20 years of travelling across our conti ...
  • by Pedro Casimiro
  • 19 March 2018
How agile is your team?
I recently attended an ‘Agile for Executives’ workshop with one of our clients and, after more than 20 years of working within the creative, branding, marketing and UX fie ...
  • by Karen Senior
  • 21 February 2018
Why are case studies a great marketing tool?
People Like to be told stories, amazingly people spend more than half their waking time daydreaming! Fortunately or unfortunately our brains tend to wander by nature, jumping ...
  • by Peter Ivanoff
  • 16 February 2018
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