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
NEWSWATCH: According to The Voice in Kenya's capital Nairobi, a Chinese restaurant bans Africans after 5pm as it deems they could be a terrorism threat...
25 Mar 2015
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
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
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.
Stratplanning 3 Apr 2013
Tigo Tanzania has been named among the top global socially devoted brands on Facebook in a report issued by SocialBakers on the 7 February 2013, covering a study on the world's top 10 socially devoted brands on Facebook in the last quarter of 2012. Tigo Tanzania is the only telecom company from central, eastern and southern Africa in the ranking among some of the world's biggest brands.
19 Feb 2013
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.
HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013
Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.
Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011
Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.
Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011
The AccessKenya group announced this week that it has completed full automation of its customer service through the acquisition and integration of the Internet Protocol Contact Manager (IPCM) and HEAT system from the US-based Frontrange Systems. The two systems have further been integrated with the new AVAYA PBX.
24 May 2011
So what we can expect to see in 2011? The industry is always changing and new trends are constantly developing and therefore it is crucial to keep the following top of mind.
Adene van der Walt 18 Jan 2011
The recent global recession has changed our world forever. In a new digital age, characterised by oversupply and too many product types in almost every market, the challenge for companies will be to locate and capture pools of high-profit demand and be able to move with speed and flexibility to take advantage of them. Here are 11 trends for 2011.
Gisele Wertheim Aymes 18 Jan 2011
If 2010 could be summed up as soccer, vuvuzelas and national pride, 2011 will be all about the hard work of restoring the economy to sustainable growth, paying attention to environmental concerns and mastering the technologies that are changing the world. Here are a few trends to watch in 2011.
Janice Spark 17 Jan 2011
Setting the right tone from the top is viewed as an increasingly important leadership skill that can make or break relationships with shareholders, employees, customers and business partners.
12 Jul 2010
GLOBAL: Call centre spending on speech analytics is set to double worldwide, growing from around US$95 million in 2009 to US$180 million (about R720 million to about R1.36 billion, respectively) by 2014 according to Ovum.
Published by Ovum, part of the Datamonitor group 23 Jun 2010
Press freedom groups agree that an increase in arrests, intimidation and harassment of journalists in Niger is impeding development in one of the poorest countries in the world.
16 Jan 2008
Post Bank Uganda has entered into an agreement with Map International, the New York based multi-dimensional financial systems that link consumers, merchants, banks, mobile operators and service providers to deliver modern banking services throughout the country, particularly in rural areas.
David Muwanga 26 Nov 2007
Innovation is alive and well among coalition loyalty programs around the world. Despite their advancing age, coalitions are continuing to innovate to keep their programs fresh and relevant to their target members. This applies equally in Africa as consumers' buying power increases, and retailers must think up new ways to keep existing customers and attract new ones.
9 Nov 2007
Do they get a response that encourages them to stay – or are they driven towards your competitors? How your staff talks to people who call can attract – or repel – those people. And that means a better business, or a failing one.
7 Sep 2007
Moving forward successfully into the future, today's retailers must vary the types of the promotions they offer, to maintain a high level of consumer satisfaction toward their brand.
31 Aug 2007
In Kenya, as in many African countries, major banks prefer to deal with ‘big’ clients and ‘small’ clients experience great difficulties in obtaining access to banking services. One bank in Kenya has set out to change this, however, and this could have long-term benefits for advertisers and marketers. Zipporah Musau and Kwamboka Oyaru report.
Zipporah Musau and Kwamboka Oyaru 21 Feb 2007