We have been working with Cobus Potgieter since October 2008, in what initially started out as a joint venture to produce and take to the market his own DVD has turned into an ongoing marketing and brand building relationship. Since 2008 our favorite past time here at SMG Africa has been telling friends, family and new clients that we work with a famous ‘YouTuber’… we love the confused expressions that follow.
Recently, we were happy to read an article written by South African journalist, Jan Vermeulen which was published on the mybroadband website. The article was entitled ‘Top 10 Facebook Pages and Brands in SA.
Cobus’ Facebook fan page is the 10th most liked page in South Africa, coming in at around 265,000 likes (as at April 2012) Not bad, we think, for a guy who hits things with sticks and likes cheese – a lot. However, what is really interesting is to see who Cobus beat to take 10th spot in the coveted ‘Top 10′ position. His page is currently ranked higer than: Prime Circle (Top SA Band), Huisgenoot (Top selling SA Afrikaans magazine), Vodacom (Leading SA Mobile Network), 5FM (Arguably the most popular radio station in SA) and many other popular pages. Just take a look for yourself.
We are working on a few exciting projects together with Cobus at the moment, some of which will be launched in the next few months… we cant say anymore on that, just yet.
In this new realm of digital marketing, brand building and building businesses online, we are excited we get to work with all types of people, even drummers who like cheese and have a few hundred thousand fans.