Blog 03 September 2012

 
News Updates today in St Francis Bay

As forecasted, today is wet and cold.  The perfect day to stay in bed just a little longer.

1. ST FRANCIS CONNECT ARTICLE - SOCIAL MEDIA

If you have a business then this article is for you……The Power of the Web

Internet marketing is the fastest growing branch of marketing today. It is defined as any marketing activity that is conducted online through the use of internet technologies such as websites, e-mail marketing and social networking such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and You-Tube which are the four biggest platforms today. Here are some very interesting statistics:

SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS IN SOUTH AFRICA 2012

FACEBOOK

  • 91% of South African internet users have a Facebook account.
  • That amounts to over 4.8 million South African Facebook users.
  • 50% of South African Facebook users access it via their mobile phones.
  • There is a 100% cell phone penetration in SA. Everybody has access to a cell phone.
  • The average Facebook user spends 700 minutes a month on Facebook.
  • TWITTER

  • There are 1.1 million Twitter users in South Africa (of which 405,000 users are actively tweeting.)
  • South African Twitter Users send 470,000 Tweets per month.
  • Johannesburg is the city in South Africa that is the most active on Twitter.
  • LINKEDIN

  • There are more than 1.5 million Linkedin users in South Africa.
  • 29% of South African internet users have a Linkedin Account.
  • YOU TUBE

  • LinkedIn is primarily used by professionals mainly in sectors of Finance, Hi-Tech and Job Opportunities.You-Tube
  • South African YouTube users upload 48 hours of video every minute onto the website.
  • Over 80% of South African web users shop on-line. Of these 41% spend between R800 and R4000 a year while another 13% spend over R8000. Our younger generation are mostly buying just about everything on-line.

    There is no denying that the internet is here to stay. This does not mean that traditional marketing will fall away. There is place for both and an integrated marketing campaign using a mix of both is the way to go for the future.

    St Francis Connect has been designed to take the hassle of web sites, social media interaction, and newsletters away from the small business in St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis that does not have the staff or know how. St Francis Connect acts as a central hub giving you all the latest up-to date information on a daily basis about businesses and their products.

    St Francis Connect is a Web based advertising platform for our businesses to make use of categories such as What’s New, Specials, Lifestyle, Accommodation, Wining and Dining, Featured Business, Featured Person, Classifieds and our Blog to bring attention to their businesses, products and even to themselves.

    All you have to do is give us the information and we will do the rest.

     


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