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Episode 158: The BookMarks Awards 2016 advice and hospitality industry marketing.

Date: 26 Nov 2015
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New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience

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 08:05

Coping under fire

Janine Lazarus, founder and owner of Janine Lazarus media consultancy was a journalist for 31 years, and has worked across the board from newspapers to radio...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Mar 2015 11:42

The responsive brand: how to handle social media

It took six months after the first reporting of the rear windows of Opel Corsa Lites shattering for the manufacturer to issue a recall. Today, this matter would have been handled very differently...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Nov 2014 10:22

Second annual global customer service survey: The findings

INDIANAPOLIS, US: Research by global software provider Interactive Intelligence Inc reveal what customers look for in a great service experience.

10 Jun 2014 07:19

Big data and the consumer experience for business

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UK: The concept of big data has brought a revolution in relations between companies and their customers.

By Jose Capelo 30 May 2014 08:39

Consumer trends publication - Connect with the Continent

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 09:19

[SXSW Interactive 2014] SXSW highlights - Gary Vaynerchuk

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.

By Mark Schefermann 1 Apr 2014 09:40

Yuppiechef creams customer service with common sense

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.

By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35

Customer experience metrics: The key to success

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.

By Deon Scheepers 3 Jul 2013 12:26

High operating costs impact customer service in Africa

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 11:46

Strat planning for client service and non-planners: Cape Town, 10 April

A one-day course for client service to fulfil their role more effectively will take place in Cape Town on 10 April. The course is also suitable for PR practitioners as well as those who do not have planning as a line function.

Issued by Stratplanning 3 Apr 2013 11:12

Analysing the CRM needs of a midsize business

NEWARK, US: CRM is key to any business's success, so how does one analyse the CRM needs of a midsize business to ensure that business will succeed and grow?

By Paul Anderson 2 Apr 2013 11:24

Africa's future is mobile

Africa is an increasingly mobile continent, making smart mobile application development one of the continent's next big industries.

By Ayanda Dlamini 11 Mar 2013 15:16

[2013 trends] Out-of-the-box branding

No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.

By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013 12:33

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