2017 was a great year for thebestofzambia.com and now that 2018 is here and we’re recommitting to our three fold mission:
1. Empower Zambian businesses to market themselves effectively online2. Provide people with useful information about businesses in Zambia3. Share our beloved country and continent with the world
The new thebestofzambia.com
We’ve just launched a design refresh to thebestofzambia.com
A tightly coupled WordPress backend and frontend has served us well for the last 5 years but after re-evaluating our requirements and looking at the direction of the industry we decided a custom built Content Management System (CMS) for our backend and a React JS based frontend would better serve our needs and plans for the future.
That’s a lot of gobbledygook if you’re not technical, but it basically means that we can now produce more powerful, dynamic, app-like website experiences faster.
Below is our new tech stack if you’re interested:
We’ve renewed our focus to provide systems and tools that solve the specific marketing challenges faced by businesses in Zambia. We want to establish thebestofzambia.com as the most cost effective result driven platform to market a business in Zambia. We’re excited to announce some of the new features we have in store for 2018.
We’re big proponents of the web so it might be surprising to see us move back to print. We believe online marketing is an affordable, scalable and far reaching solution but there is definitely still a place for print as a medium.
The 2018 edition of the business directory is scheduled for print and delivery in March 2018. The directory will showcase the business information and contact details of thebestofzambia.com Premium and Enterprise subscribers.
If you’re a paying member of thebestofzambia.com don’t worry, you’re already in!
Do you have a website? Is it up to date? How easy is it to change its content? What did it cost? Does it show up in Google search? Is it responsive? If you don’t have a website, do you want one?
What if, by simply subscribing to a premium listing on thebestofzambia.com, we also created you a free standalone website on your own custom web domain.
Sound good? Stay tuned for upcoming announcements of the new standalone website product. Our initial plan is to make this free for current subscribers and a low annual cost for new subscribers.
Marketing can be a strain on business resources, you need time, staff with specific skills and more often than not, money.
In 2018 we will be providing helpful systems and tools to ease the marketing burden for businesses. These tools will make it simpler for businesses to produce higher quality content in less time.
If you’re a business in Zambia, we can help you market your business more effectively. We already have a strong platform with many useful features and in 2018 many new additions will be added to further establish thebestofzambia.com as the most cost effective result driven platform to market a business in Zambia.
Get started today by talking to us to see how we can help your business. Start a conversation with us here: https://thebestofzambia.com/advertise/