5 Memeburn posts you went crazy for this week

Another seven days have passed, edging you ever closer do your date with the Grim Reaper. But seriously, time passes quickly and it’s not always possible to keep up with all the latest goings on in the world around you.

Even if you’re the kind of person who’s usually obsessed with current affairs, we can all fall behind from time to time.

After all, you can easily get snowed under at work in the face of a relentless onslaught of deadlines. Or maybe you’ve just come back from holiday somewhere quiet with no internet connectivity.

Either way, we’ve got your back.

In the latest edition of our weekly series rounding up the biggest stories from the past seven days, you’ll read about everything from a restaurant showing the world how to deal with racist online reviews to an explanation of why independent agencies still matter in the South African digital space and ecommerce marketing tips you should know about.

Here are the five most read Memeburn articles from the past seven days:

5. Do smart screens impact childhood development?

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Parenting comes with a never-ending stream of worries over diet, socialization, fitness, mental health and countless other problems. As if that weren’t stressful enough, recent studies have parents adding a new worry: smart screen time. Read more…

4. 5 ways to optimise email marketing


Of all the marketing channels available to marketers, email is still the most effective. According to an article published by Mc Kinsey, email remains a significantly more effective way to acquire customers than social media—nearly 40 times that of Facebook and Twitter combined. Read more…

3. Independent agencies really do still matter in South Africa’s digital landscape

Over the past couple of years, the digital landscape in South Africa has shifted dramatically. We’ve seen international advertising players invest in the market, snapping up many of our leading digital marketing agencies and consulting firms to strengthen their presence in Africa. Read more…

2. 4 ecommerce marketing trends you should really know about


The past 15 years have seen Ecommerce grow immensely. Now with the growth in technology, the pioneers of e-commerce stores are trying to make use of new and advanced Techniques in order to facilitate the online shopping and online selling experience for consumers so that their experience becomes a lot more fun and enjoyable. Read more…

1. Cape Town restaurant shows the world how to deal with racist online reviews


Online reviews can be a tricky business, especially in the restaurant trade. In between picky customers and the ego needed to make an eatery sustainable things can get very messy very quickly. That said, sometimes the customer is just plain wrong. And in the the last couple of days, one Cape Town-based restaurant showed the world how to deal with those customers. Read more…



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