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‘Think with Google’ Launches in Sub-Saharan Africa

Google has announced that it has launched ‘Think with Google‘ in Sub-Saharan African to help marketers on the continent get the locally-relevant insights they need. This was disclosed by Asha Patel, Head, Google SMB Marketing, Sub-Saharan Africa in a statement.

According to her, Think with Google Sub-Saharan Africa walks alongside marketers and business leaders as they deal with the challenges of a rapidly-changing marketplace,’’ Patel said.

`Think with Google’ is a resource hub for marketers across the globe and houses a number of international sites with information targeted specifically for marketers in those areas including Asia Pacific, Benelux, Middle East, North Africa, and now Sub-Saharan Africa.

Patel said it provided data, a deeper understanding and perspectives specifically crafted for marketers and business people in the region

According to her, the initiative features insights and case studies from African organisations and marketers working with Google.

‘’For example, this case study on how Africa’s largest entertainment brand – MultiChoice – drove watch time on its YouTube channel up 238 percent by offering content free.

‘’Or another on how Kenya’s KCB Bank drove a change in consumer behaviour – from online betting to saving money – using an ad campaign.

“And a piece on Nigerian e-commerce giant Jumia adopting machine learning to optimise its bidding process for Google Ads, which led to a 48 percent increase in conversion rate, 2.4 percent fall in cost per acquisition and 52 percent growth in conversions,’’ she said.

According to Patel, Think with Google help marketers stay abreast of this rapidly-changing environment and provide the data and insights they need to drive better decision-making.

She said the website also intended to inspire marketers to think in different ways about the brands they represented and the ways in which they communicate with their consumers and to help them come to grips with the latest digital marketing tools available.

`Think with Google’ was launched in 2013 as ‘Think Insights’ in a bid to give marketers insights into consumer and cultural trends based on Google’s huge bank of data.

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