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CISA Case Study 

CISA is an established business that imports and markets locks in South Africa. The business plateaued three years ago, experienced some client loss and was not having success acquiring new business. 

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. 

Team

Akhona Mahlati
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: British American Tobacco (BATSA), Standard Bank of South Africa

Small biz Experience: Pressure Die Cast, Cutie and Cute

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 

Heidi Patmore
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: Nokia; Paycode

Small biz Experience: Limelight Advertising; Clarkhouse Human Capital

Este Pretorius
Part-time Marketing Director

Big biz Experience: FNB & Dimension Data

Small biz Experience: SSI & Glyn Marais

Angela Sobey
Regional Director Gauteng

Big biz Experience: Grandpa, Aquafresh

Small biz Experience: Sprint Packaging, Wits Enterprise

Tony Sousa
Regional Director Northern Suburbs

Big biz Experience:

MTN SA, Acceleration Media, GloCell

Small biz Experience:

The Preserve, Triple play

Shannon Mackey
Part-time Senior Marketing Manager

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

Small biz Experience: MilliCare; Tafta

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.

Digital Marketing 101: Are you using Chat Bots as a digital sales tool?
  When you go onto a website and a box appears asking you to chat – you’ve hit a Chat bot.  So, if you’re wondering whether almost every website has an enth ...
  • by Sally Shuttleworth
  • 29 June 2018
Are you headed for a head on CRM collision?
All business leaders know that their customer's information is a really valuable asset, and customer relationship management is crucial. ...
  • by Sally Shuttleworth
  • 28 June 2018
Digital Marketing 101: LinkedIn - a powerful marketing tool to focus strategic objectives
 In today’s highly competitive landscape, LinkedIn has come to the rescue and become an effective marketing tool – for both individuals and businesses. It helps peopl ...
  • by Simone Girling
  • 14 June 2018
Digital Marketing 101: Is Twitter right for my business?
    Following a stranger, shouting on the street about something you overheard them saying, telling everyone that you pass on the street about a great new whit ...
  • by Shannon Mackey
  • 28 May 2018
Our new Compact Plan
I am delighted to introduce our latest plan from The Marketing Centre, providing more flexible access to part-time Marketing Directors with a proven track record. ...
  • by Sally Shuttleworth
  • 24 May 2018
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
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