First came Marketing2020, then came Insights2020. In their latest industry shakeup, Kantar Vermeer has put the wheel in motion for the formation of a local South African CMO Council. Frank van den Driest, Kantar Vermeer's chief client officer, shares how this will strengthen the local marketing industry...
Leigh Andrews 16 Feb 2017
First National Bank launches its eBucks Rewards programme in Botswana...
20 Sep 2016
Good customer service forms the basis of a successful business to consumer organisation, for though the customer is not always right, he or she has the power to make or break a company's reputation...
14 Jul 2016
Disruptive technologies, such as Airbnb and Uber, are changing the way business is done through the on-demand economy, which is the immediate real-time provision of goods and services...
1 Jul 2016
The latest Ask Afrika Orange Index provides customer service trends based on 13 years of data, across 32 industries and 155 companies...
4 Mar 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, US: Research by global software provider Interactive Intelligence Inc reveal what customers look for in a great service experience.
10 Jun 2014
Terry Behan, MD of VWV Africa and the Middle East, has recently released a book, 'Connect with the Continent - Understanding key consumer trends across the African Continent right now', to help aspiring businesses build businesses and brands across the continent.
30 Apr 2014
Originally, Gary Vaynerchuk wasn't on the schedule for SXSW 2014, so when I saw that he was the keynote speaker on the first day, I made sure that this was one talk I didn't miss.
Mark Schefermann 1 Apr 2014
Many a retailer will sing to the tune of "The customer is always right", but not a lot actually live the phrase, much less invest any time or innovation in it. Luckily for you and I, this age of short-term vision is drawing to a close.
Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013
It is true that a good customer experience will lead to more business, or better "word-of-mouth marketing." Certainly, we all know that in the era of social media, a single negative customer interaction can lead to a public relations nightmare.
Deon Scheepers 3 Jul 2013
Although their transition to middle class status has been fairly rapid, African consumers have embraced new mobile technologies that keep them informed of the growing array of brands, products and services. These, however, are not always easily available to them.
4 Apr 2013