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3 Tips to Post Your Way to Facebook Success

3 Tips to Post Your Way to Facebook Success

3 Tips to Post Your Way to Facebook Success With rising competition on Facebook, social media managers need to constantly post interesting and relevant content to keep engaging their fans. But how do you really do that? The key to a great social media strategy is to...

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3 Social Media Mistakes

3 Social Media Mistakes

Download our free e-book on the 3 Social Media Mistakes that Make You Look Like a Rookie. It doesn’t matter if you’re using the hottest marketing strategy and the most cutting-edge social media techniques, if you make these 3 social media mistakes, you will look like a rookie and your campaigns will not gain any traction.

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Backed By The Numbers

Backed By The Numbers

Birthed over 15 years ago, Banter has evolved into the digital agency of choice with a combination of strategic skills backed by our creative branding and technical prowess. Here are some key indicators of our digital expertise and knowledge.

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Business as usual

Business as usual

If ever there was a reason to get moving on your digital plan or strategy, now is the time! The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has put a spotlight on how business is run, and how they continue to offer services or products to their customers. Businesses have...

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10 essential tips for your e-commerce website!

10 essential tips for your e-commerce website!

E-commerce websites have come along way in the last 10 years, with the US, UK and Asia leading the way in online shopping.In 2017, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 2.3 trillion US dollars and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to 4.88 trillion US...

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Are you GDPR compliant?

Are you GDPR compliant?

Gone are the old days of geographical isolation, where an instance in one country would not affect another country half way across the world. The global village couldn’t be truer today than when it was first introduced by the book War and Peace in the Global Village...

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Important Changes to Google Maps APIs.

Important Changes to Google Maps APIs.

At this point it kind of feels like digital dominos with the changes coming in thick and fast, one after the other in the ever changing digital landscape. Now lets talk about the new important changes to Google Maps API. We previously brought your attention to the...

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Changes to the social media landscape

Changes to the social media landscape

As always, digital keeps us on our toes. With WordPress Gutenberg updates, LinkedIn innovation and the latest change to bring us to our “tippy toes”, the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. Based on the findings thus far, the “humorous” state senate appearance by Mr...

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Are you ready for Gutenberg?

Are you ready for Gutenberg?

This new change to WordPress Core brings it in line with modern coding standards, and aligned with open web initiatives. We break down what this means for your business. Don’t get left behind, your brand cannot afford it!

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4 LinkedIn Business Tactics to Watch

4 LinkedIn Business Tactics to Watch

The world of social had no shortage of innovation last year! Some of which included new features on trusted channels, increased brand opportunities and more focus on consumer preferences. Although we know that it’s impossible to predict how the social media marketing...

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Here is a Digital Glossary of Terms, just for you.

Here is a Digital Glossary of Terms, just for you.

Do you sometimes feel lost in the jargon heavy world of digital? What is an SSL or Trojan Horse? Is this above the fold or below? Am I doing inbound or outbound marketing? These basic questions are often the biggest stumbling block for our clients, simply because they...

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Why won’t my designer release the open files?

Why won’t my designer release the open files?

This is a touchy subject amongst designers, agencies and clients, and has been for many a year. Just the mere mention of open files brings a feeling of unease. If you are lucky, you may not have had to ask or been asked this question: "Please can you release open...

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Introducing The Facebook Pixel

Introducing The Facebook Pixel

So, it turns out you’re not using Facebook to its full potential. Well, not Facebook per se but rather Facebook Pixel. This nifty piece of code will seriously change your targeted marketing efforts and provide you with even more data about your ideal customer.

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Digital Training to Empower You

Digital Training to Empower You

We are a firm believer in imparting knowledge and empowering our clients.Discover all the most important aspects of social media marketing, website blogging and email marketing in our hands-on digital training courses! As a small to medium business, the greatest...

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App-solutely Brilliant!

App-solutely Brilliant!

App-arently, this is the app-ropriate time to bring up the topic of applications (or apps, as cool people call them). I thought it would have been in App-ril, but better late than never. As you would expect, Banter loves a good app. Whether it is the most addictive...

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Attracting Prospects Using Video

Another Video Production blog by Banter? YES, PLEASE! This blog is the fourth edition of our “Video Production” mini-series. And as usual, is filled to the brim with great guides to help grow your business. This blog goes hand in hand with the previous blog - Create a...

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The Tools Of Branding When Starting A Business

The Tools Of Branding When Starting A Business

Last month Craig, Director of Banter, had the great opportunity to present our “Masterclass” to Business Day TV on what corporate branding entails. Business Day TV host masterclasses as a platform for personal and professional development by having experts in industry...

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Create a Video Landing Page

Create a Video Landing Page

As part of our ongoing “Video Production”/ “Video Marketing" blog series, we at Banter would like to introduce you to the sales revelation that is the video landing page (echo echo echo)! The previous 2 blogs focused on why you should use video and how to make a...

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How to create a video

How to create a video

A few weeks back we posted an article on the benefits of Video Marketing, but what good is all that information without knowing how to create a video to access those benefits? Yet again, Banter comes to the rescue – we are going to give you a crash course on what you...

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Banter Photoshoot: Behind The Scenes!

Banter Photoshoot: Behind The Scenes!

Banter SA had an epic staff photo shoot for 2017! With the Art Direction of the talented Matt Stern Photography, we achieved our goal to have our staff captured in a way that we see one another daily. We wanted to bring out the raw and fun energy; and  personality's...

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Banter SA turns 5!

Banter SA turns 5!

Happy 5th Birthday to us! Thank you to all our loyal clients, suppliers and staff for supporting our business and getting us to where we are today! #Bantersa #5thBirthday

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Why is video important?

Why is video important?

Did your parents ever threaten you with square eyes from watching “too much” TV? Ours did. Now you can tell them that everyone has them these days. The amount of screen time we all get on a daily basis has seen to that! Not that it’s a bad thing, we just need to adapt...

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Is your website safe?

Is your website safe?

Why you have to get a SSl Certificate! What is SSL and why do you need to purchase one? Until now, SSL certification was a requirement for all websites that wanted to transfer vital data and information on a secure level – think of banks and online shopping sites,...

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The History of Banter

The History of Banter

While the final season of Friends was winding down and Facebook was still The Facebook, Banter had it’s humble beginnings in the mind of founder Craig Meiring. Craig was a corporate calendar designer by day and a creative t-shirt designer by night at Bantersaurus Inc and later Bantersaurus Graphics.

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Welcome to the Evolution

Welcome to the Evolution

In our ongoing search for EPIC content that we can provide for our clients, followers and fans with on a regular basis, we at Banter Media have to do a lot of research and reading, and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. This constant education about all things digital...

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How to write the perfect blog post

How to write the perfect blog post

So the whole point of this blog post is to show you how to write the perfect blog post. Website updates are meant to be fun, folks (key insight right there)! Firstly, you’re reading this because our Headline grabbed your attention. Getting you to read this Opening...

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What is SEO? Part 2 – A beginner’s guide

What is SEO? Part 2 – A beginner’s guide

In the past 1000 years, we as a civilisation have experienced quite a few life altering changes and advancements in our humanity and our very existence on this earth. From the Iron Age to the Industrial Revolution, from the Age of Communication to the Age of...

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The disastrous effects of website hacking

The disastrous effects of website hacking

Almost certainly any small business owner managing their presence across the #digitallandscape is not thinking about their website getting hacked. What would a hacker possibly gain from using his or her dubious skill set only to discover there is not much cash in your...

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What Has Google Done Now?

What Has Google Done Now?

In a move that is effectively extending the near two decades long game of cat and mouse taking place between Google and SEO experts, it would appear that the search engine has once again tweaked its core search algorithm. This news would have taken few by surprise,...

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What is Viscomm?

What is Viscomm?

How Visual Communication & Graphic Design work together Many people get confused when asked the question “What is the difference between graphic design and visual communication?” Understanding how they differ and how they work together is the key to maximising...

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How long should it take to get a great logo?

How long should it take to get a great logo?

Many people are curious about the design process. How does it work? Why does it take designers so long to create something as “simple” as a logo? And what do designers actually do? All designers have a different approach to logo design, but today I’m going to share...

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What is SEO?

What is SEO?

What is SEO? How to interpret your Google Analytics report and make strategic decisions for your business. So you now have a website and you are getting monthly Analytic reports telling you where your website stands in the World Wide Web. But what does this mean? Who...

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How to make your designer happy

How to make your designer happy

If you have any kind of business, chances are that you have worked with many other businesses or individuals to further your professional prospects. Working with a designer isn’t very much different from working with a lawyer or an accountant; we just wear sneakers...

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Images are the New Crowned King

Images are the New Crowned King

Ever considered using Instagram for your business as a social media tool? I bet you would like to know how powerful the platform can be from a marketer’s point of view! Well, there is massive potential, which is the reason for our latest blog post. We are going to...

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Is your email working for you?

Is your email working for you?

Isn't it time you let your emails do some work for you for a change? Want to get brand recognition and increase awareness? Do you need to build a database but don't know where to start or do you need to launch a campaign or product? If you've said yes to any of the...

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5 Beautiful Websites

5 Beautiful Websites

Ever wondered which websites were rated the most visually appealing? We will help you find some inspiration for your own website and give tips to help you along your way. "Did you know that it takes a mere 7 Seconds to make that first impression when a visitor lands...

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Is your Website Secure & Relevant?

Is your Website Secure & Relevant?

Your website is your very own piece of real estate on the #digitalfrontier. And just like your real home or property, it needs to be looked after, cared for and lots of general maintenance is required. Now we aren’t saying you need to revamp your entire website every...

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Graphic Design in the Old Days

Graphic Design in the Old Days

Recently I designed a large-scale sign for my mom’s business. The challenge of the sign was to fit all the information on to a grid of A3 pages, so that we could print them cheaply on sticker paper and stick them on to a large board. When discussing the design I saw...

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Grow your Social Following with SoundCloud

Grow your Social Following with SoundCloud

As a social media manager, I am always looking for new global trends, and not only in the social media arena, but with other apps that have the ability to become a part of our social ecosystem. When the time came to re-design our business website, we embarked on a...

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We explain Free Flow Forms

We explain Free Flow Forms

The birth of the form The web form has become an integral part of online culture to accomplish a number of tasks required by consumers, business’ and pretty much anything on the world-wide web. Traditionally ‘The form’ has been extremely basic in its styling and...

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The Secret is in the Journey

The Secret is in the Journey

With this is mind, we have a gift for you as a token of our appreciation. Communication with your clients is vital in this day and age, and quite often, we are doing it wrong. Scott Cundill, CEO of Majestic has just launched his new book - "The Secret is in the...

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Top 8 Features of Rocketseed

Top 8 Features of Rocketseed

Go beyond signature design! Rocketseed email media can do so much more. We have rounded up our top 8 cool things your email media can do to drive results using your employee email traffic. 1. Generate real-time alerts to a designated person not just to the sender As...

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