In Africa, we’re chasing after the digital revolution in our marketing campaigns. Unfortunately, most small businesses lag behind because of their tight budget. Many businesses find it difficult to compete favorably with digital marketing elements because of money.
You shouldn’t allow tight budget stop you from taking your business to the next level. You can get to your target customers with some of these digital traditional marketing strategies. What do we mean by traditional marketing strategy? The African marketing space can be quite cumbersome. Therefore, it is necessary to make use of this marketing strategies to improve on your business.
The following are some examples of the traditional marketing strategies you can use for your campaigns or promotions.
Signage are signs displayed publicly or commercially that could be used to attract customers to a business. Even in developed countries, signage has not been ignored. We have seen fascinating brand campaigns with this toot. There was a time people ignore signage because it lacked creativity and was boring.
Most of the signage you see today are appealing and attractive. You force people to look at your campaign when make them a center of attraction. Signage can adorn your business building, or even a popular mall.
The advantage of signage is its ability to make an impression on a lot of people at once. This could improve greatly the customers who could patronize your business.
Have you thought of using billboards? Don’t leave billboards only for big brands. If it’s not an effective marketing tool, we wouldn’t be seeing more of these billboards every month. The cost is affordable compared to what you may spend on television and compared to what is to be gained in terms of sales.
If you have a creative marketing message with fewer texts and more pictures, situated at the right place, you can hit your marketing goals faster. How many times have you made a business decision based on a billboard message you saw?
Today, the email bug that we have forgotten by the snail mail bites us. Most Africans believe that direct mail is a waste of time. Who does that you may ask? Direct mail scores high on personalizing, creativity, and targeting a specific audience.
People understand direct mail business campaigns better. Many Africans ignore cold call emails because they don’t know the sender. However, with direct mails, you have no choice than read the message.
Flyers and Brochures:
We have seen the effect of flyers and brochures during promotional campaigns. We have creative designers who have made it appealing to hold onto these type of traditional marketing tools.
These tools come very cheap and scores high in attracting potential customers. It moves with the recipient and spreads your marketing campaign message. You can never tell how far these tools can go.
Face to Face Interaction:
While we live in the virtual world most of the times, the real world still takes the lead. People trust humans more than the internet campaigns, especially in Africa. The human to human physical business interaction has a lasting memory on customers. Infact, it has been said that the best way to make an impression on a customer is through a face to face interaction with that person.
Don’t forget that we have more offline customers in Africa. The cost of smartphone and data may hinder many people from using the digital world for their needs.
Networking is finding its root in Africa. We have seen many Ponzi schemes make use of networking for their campaigns successful. For the better part, multi level marketing in Africa has grown with event networking.
Likewise, you can grow your business with this event marketing.
When starting out on that business, do not forget to consider these traditional marketing strategies. Some of them may seem archaic or less effective but the truth is that these tools continue to be effective in today’s world of marketing and making sales.
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HI TFANS you just got a new TECNO smartphone for the holidays? If it’s your first one it could be a little intimidating so, to get you started, here are 5 apps you should immediately install or set up on a new Android device. Alternatively, if you’re not already using these apps, it might be time to give them a shot!
1. Up your messaging game Google Messages (RCS)
In the US at least, messaging has traditionally been a sore point of Android smartphones. Thankfully, Google has been hard at work trying to fix that in recent months and now, the solution known as RCS (Rich Communication Services) is available to every Android smartphone in the world as of this year.
Telegram & Discord
If you want an app for even better messaging, you can go beyond the typical RCS and SMS. Telegram is one of our favorite messaging apps and it works a lot like the super popular WhatsApp. Unlike that app, though, Telegram works easily on multiple smartphones or tablets at one time and backs up all of your messages automatically. Plus, everything is still encrypted end-to-end and you have both voice and video calls available..
2020 has been a crazy year, but unfortunately we’re entering 2021 still with a pandemic going on. With that in mind, video calling apps are still one of the best and safest ways to keep in touch with loved ones.
One of the best Android apps for video calling is Google Duo. The completely free app makes it super easy to start video calls on Android phones and tablets as well as Chromebooks, computers, and even iOS devices. Think of it as Apple’s Facetime, but not locked down to one ecosystem. The app works with your phone number or your email address and features fun filters and even screen sharing on some devices. It’s best feature though, might just be how well it works on less-than-ideal connections.
One of the most popular video calling/conferencing tools during the pandemic so far has been Zoom. By its popularity alone, this is an app you should have installed. The service offers meetings that you can connect to with just a link or a password, easily connecting with loved ones, friends, or using it for business meetings. Many schools are also using Zoom for remote learning. It’s a powerful app, and one that’s not going to cost you anything unless you’re the one hosting.
3. Pictures and videos backup APP... Google Photos
One of the first things you should install on a new Android smartphone – or an iPhone for that matter – is Google Photos. For the vast majority of Android users, the app will be pre-installed on your device, but you’ll still need to get things set up.
To do that, simply open the app, sign in with your preferred Google account, and decide on backup options. Photos will automatically backup your pictures and videos in the background, but you’ll need to tell it if you want that done over Wi-Fi only or on cellular data as well.
4. Gboard:This keyboard has a great layout that’s comfortable for typers of all styles and supports features such as gesture/swipe typing, GIF search and input, and so much more. There are even unique features such as the recent addition of the “Emoji Kitchen” which can create some wacky emoji stickers on the fly. You can also theme Gboard to your heart’s desire.
google gboard android voice typing
Put simply, it’s an excellent keyboard that’s totally free and, if it wasn’t already on your phone, it’s one you should absolutely try.
5. Google FIND My Device
Here’s another app that should already be installed on any new Android smartphone. “Find my Device” is a Google app designed to help you keep track of your smartphone should it be misplaced. If the app isn’t installed on your device for some reason, it’s available via the Play...
6. REMEMBER TO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO
7. Follow @Hoilakes on TSPOT
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If you're looking to explore virtually the struggles against the Global Pandemic, COVID-19, then "Viral Days" from Indie game developer, Quizista, is the game for you.
The virus in Viral Days is airborne just like the Coronavirus but represented as green bubbles floating around infected persons. On close contact with anyone, spreads the virus and reduces the health status bar (hit points) of the newly infected.
Gameplay takes you through 25 levels, each with its own map and days where it draws its name from (Viral Days). Each of these levels is playable in three modes ranging from Novice to Expert with dedicated goals to achieve (e.g. sell masks, hospitalize patient,etc). Before the start of each day for every level, you get a 30 seconds opportunity of the virus not spreading, and everyone localized until you give the order of movement.
You can impose lockdowns, which in-turn affects economic activities within the game, just like the realities of the pandemic in real life.
See game trailer below. Click here to download on Android and here for iOS.
Don't forget to leave a like or comment and also follow me on Tspot for more.
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We wish we are able to move from one door step to another saying a very big thank you to each and everyone of our fan.
You all made this year a 'business unusual' for us at HiOS.
With a grateful heart and promise mind,
we want to wish you all a very merry Christmas.
Your hearts be filled with love for the season and your baskets showering in abundance.
Your experience on our mobile device be blend with sauce and our features you're using daily sweetened with Christmas Meat and Rice.
From HiOS, we really appreciate your support and do promise to make better experience 2021.
This holiday season, reach for hope. Reach for love. Not only for yourself, but for others.
Together we can.
Once again, Merry Christmas Fam.
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Cooking Fever is a cooking simulation mobile game developed by Nordcurrent, a Lithuanian game developing and publishing company. In the game, players manage various restaurants by making foods and drinks, serving customers, and earning money.
What's your favorite snack in cooking fever?
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2020 Commonwealth100 Online Leadership Development Programme For Young Leaders
Commonwealth100 is a free, online leadership programme from Common Purpose that equips the next generation with 21st-century leadership skills.
Category: Youth | Commonwealth countries.
How does it work?
Using an online platform, you will hear stories from senior and emerging leaders who have had to lead complex change.
You will take part in interactive exercises and discussions with peers from across the Commonwealth. And you will read compelling articles, which explore the skills you need to be successful in the 21st century.
All participants who complete the programme will receive the Open Source Leadership Badge, which can be used as a record of your achievement on your CV or online profiles.
The programme runs in seven-week-long cohorts. It takes between three to six hours to complete the programme, which can be done flexibly over the cohort period.
Upcoming programme dates are:
8 January – 26 February 2021
Further 2021 cohort dates will be added in January.
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These days, we are very happy to receive photos of our TecnoPhone Winner.
He told us that he received the Prize and how grateful he was. Click to see what he said.
In the future, we will hold more Activities with attractive prizes.
Will you be the next winner?
Welcome to join our Whatsapp fan group, and you can know the activities information at the first time!
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SOS! Not enough data?Phone master data package giveaway!Phone Master X Xshare send save data tips and christmas gifts.
TWO steps to Save Data1. Open Data Plan Monitor in Phone Master “Data Manager” 2. Transfer files in XShareDon’t forget to leave screenshots and comment
Official: Dec 15-23th
Finished Two online tasks, We send you Data for a week!--- Pick 10 Winner in random, $20 for each
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Are you ready for the Finale showdown in the HiOS Fans Challenge?
We proudly present you our final battle involving the three winners voted by you during the semi final rounds!
The winner today will take home Goodie Bag containing lots of awesome gifts, HiOS Hoodie and of course, an exclusive Fan Hangout with the HiOS team and the title of HiOS Ultimate Fan 2020!
That's not all, we will have more fans join our Live Video from home for a chance to win prizes, and wait for it... Fastest fingers challenges where you can win instant Airtime!
It's going to be the biggest Fan Challenge yet and we can't wait for you to join us in all the fun!
So make sure you join us later today by 2:00PM (WAT) as we go live!
ONLY on FACEBOOK.
What has been your favourite moment of the HiOS Fans Challenge so far, share with us below!
#HiOSfansChallenge #FanChallenge #HiOS
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The Christmas season is upon us again and we know how special this season is for you. And as usual, we have made plans to make it as memorable as possible for you.
Get set to participate in The Most Outstanding X’Mas Photo Contest!
Fans for the following countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana
How to participate
What you need to do is follow us on Facebook, share your X’mas related photos, and get rewarded!
December 19th – December 31st, 2020
1. Follow us.
2. Link：Click Here
3. Comment your X’mas related photos under the event post (On Facebook). (Photos such as your family dinner, Christmas gift box, Christmas trees, etc..)
4. Please let us know your country in the comments as well so that you can receive your gifts!
5. Make sure your picture is clear and not blurry.
We will give out X’mas surprise prizes to 50 fans from the activity!
The winning announcement will be made on Dec.31 under the activity post;
Make sure you get Lots of likes, Use High-quality photo(s), Captivating local photos, “Christmassy” Photos.
The prize to be won
* Oraimo OPB-P801D 8000mAh Powerbank
* ORAIMO CU-60 ZR+CD-52BR CHARGER KIT
* Oraimo Wireless Bluetooth Headsets
* Latt Liv Super Thin Power Bank 5000mAh
* ORAIMO OCW U93S USB CHARGER
* Data Bundles
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I have received my Camon 16 device from phone master(Thanks fans).From the bottom of my heart, I am genuinely overjoyed by the stunning gift TECNO phone master have given to me. I will
never fail to remember this kind act of TECNO phone master.I just want to say a very, very big thanksto TECNO X PHONE MASTER for this truly awesome gift you blessed me with. I am indeed gratified, thanks.
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The season of joy, happiness and love is here. And guess what, HiOS has come again to make your holiday dreams true.
Do you have a loved one you wish to gift this season? Just share your Christmas wish for them in the HiOS Make-a-Wish Contest and you can get your Christmas wish granted with mouth-watering prizes!
How to WIN
Make sure you're following our Facebook and Tiktok Page. Go to our Facebook Post for this event and
1. Post a picture of the loved one you wish to gift and tag them under this post!
2. Make a Christmas wish for them using #HiOSMagicChristmas
3. Pick any number from 1- 1000
- Don't forget to also share your wishes on your Timeline and tag HiOS!
That's all! All correct entries will be selected to enter into a LIVE Raffle draw where THREE LUCKY winners will be picked to win gifts for themselves and their loved one!
So make your holidays brighter and merrier by dropping your wishes now!
Activities run from Dec 22 - 28 Dec , 2020.
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Haptic feedback (commonly referred to as haptics) is the use of touch feedback to communicate with the end-user. This feature makes your device vibrate a bit when you perform any function.
It uses the sense of touch to communicate with users. Not only can you touch your device, but your device can also touch you back.
In other words, your device lets you know when you touch it by communicating with touch feedback.Depending on your nature, this level of customization can make your phone or typing experience pretty exciting.
How to Enable Haptic Feedback
STEP 1- Settings > Sound > (Other Sounds and Vibrations) Touch Vibration
STEP 2- Settings > Accessibility>(Interaction Controls)Toggle on Vibration and Haptic Strength
How to Enable Haptic Feedback For Gboard (Google Keyboard)
1. Settings > System > Language and Input > Virtual Keyboard >GBoard > Preference
2. Under KeyPress, toggle on Haptic Feedback on Keypress
3. Tap on Vibration strength on the keyboard and select your desired vibration strength (20 ~ 30ms would do)
1. To disable haptic feedback on your device, re-run through the process, and toggle off the haptics.
2. A research conducted by Immersion shows that haptic feedback uses a minimal amount of power (~ 2% of battery) depending on your usage
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LinkedIn continues to become more and more useful for recruiting Over time, LinkedIn is becoming a great resource for businesses and employers to network with others and to help with their recruitment needs. LinkedIn and talent solutions play a major role in your employee recruiting strategy as enhancing more job seekers and connectors post their profiles each year. So now you don’t need to post a job opening on sites like Monster, CareerBuilder, Craigslist, or other online job boards. Because LinkedIn can fulfill all your business needs. How Recruiting agencies and Employers Use LinkedIn for Recruiting? LinkedIn has a network of more than 700+ million user-profiles and it is very difficult to collect targeted candidates' data from LinkedIn and LinkedIn Recruiter profiles manually.
For this, you recruiting agencies and recruiting managers use LinkedIn Data Scraper that can search and scrape your targeted candidate’s data from LinkedIn and LinkedIn Recruiter profiles based on their business keywords and requirements. That’s how recruiting agencies collect targeted candidates data in bulk and provide recruiting services to other businesses and companies. So for you I also recommend you to use LinkedIn with LinkedIn Recruiter Data Extractor for searching and hiring new candidates. Why LinkedIn Recruiter Extractor Should Be Your 1st Priority?LinkedIn Recruiter Extractor is the best LinkedIn Scraper tool that can extract target candidates' data from LinkedIn and LinkedIn Recruiter profiles. By using this LinkedIn Data Scraper, you as a recruiting agency or business recruiter can search, scrape, and export the best candidate’s contact data such as the name, phone numbers, email ids, social media ids, previous job, company details, personal website URLs, candidate’s skills, and LinkedIn profile links from LinkedIn and LinkedIn Recruiter profiles. I recommend you this LinkedIn Data Grabber because I have 3 years of experience using this best LinkedIn Scraper for my company in the USA for hiring targeted candidates and we offer recruiting services also to other businesses and companies. LinkedIn Scraper can scrape the targeted candidate’s data from LinkedIn and LinkedIn Recruiter profiles. LinkedIn Recruiter Extractor lets business recruiter’s and recruiting agencies scrape candidate’s data according to their business vacancies.
Choosing the right LinkedIn Scraper for Scraping Data from LinkedIn is the key to success LinkedIn Recruiter Extractor is the right and best tool for hiring new candidates because LinkedIn has mostly members related to job seekers and Recruiting professionals who are currently using LinkedIn for jobs and hiring. LinkedIn Recruiter Extractor is easy to use and has the best user-friendly interface for extracting the best candidate’s data from LinkedIn and LinkedIn Recruiter profiles. LinkedIn Recruiter Extractor can search and extract candidate’s data and save all quality leads data into spreadsheets such as CSV, EXCEL, etc.
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