Marcus Stephens

General manager at Howzit MSN
Location:South Africa


Marcus Stephens is general manager at Howzit MSN

As general manager of Howzit MSN - a division of Kagiso Media - he overseas the strategic growth and day-to-day running of one of South Africa's largest Web portals.

Stephens has more than 18 years of experience in advertising and publishing across new and traditional media.
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Handle your digital data with care and respect

South African publishers and brands that want to experience the best returns from their investments in digital advertising and marketing, must be responsible and ethical in the ways that they use the wealth of consumer data they harvest.

By Marcus Stephens 24 Apr 2014

Precision targeting helps advertisers hit the mark with consumers

Advertising in the past was indiscriminate, and from the audience's point of view, often intrusive and annoying. That picture is changing rapidly as marketers begin to use targeting to deliver digital ads that are more relevant, engaging and interesting for the viewer.

By Marcus Stephens 14 Jan 2014

Why premium display advertising is worth the cost

South African advertisers that want to maximise their returns from their digital spending, should consider allocating a significant portion of their budgets to direct buys of premium display advertising from top tier publishers.

By Marcus Stephens 1 Oct 2013

Converged media solutions give digital publishers an edge

Offering advertisers integrated media buys that include digital advertising as well as other media such as print, radio or television, is a powerful way for premium digital publishers to compete in a world where online advertising rates are under pressure and content has become commoditised.

By Marcus Stephens 16 Aug 2013

Lack of flexibility major drawback in print advertising

Many South African media buyers and advertisers make the mistake of paying a premium for a print publication's entire subscriber base, or even its claimed pass-on readership, when they are simply aiming to talk to a small sub-set of that audience.

By Marcus Stephens 22 Jul 2013

Trends to watch in online publishing

Publishers face the challenges of becoming a true partner with their key clients; learning to segment and package audiences for marketers; and quantifying the impact their offerings have on advertisers' brands.

By Marcus Stephens 14 Feb 2013

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