Do your customers and staff struggle to find the 'funny bone' in your biz? Is humour a taboo in your business culture?
By Catherine Milward-Bridges 20 Nov 2013 09:20
Consumers becoming content creators is nothing new. In the digital age, we encourage consumers to contribute through comments, blogs and sharing.
By Desiree Gullan 9 Nov 2013 10:25
A question I've asked myself personally - the Society team started as two people in 2011, it's now 12, so we ask this in one way or another pretty regularly. This is also a question clients wanting to build their own teams have regularly asked us.
By Daniel Pinch 5 Nov 2013 05:50
African brands are absent from the Interbrand 2013 list of 100 Best Global Brands and had one African brand listed in the Millward Brown BrandZ 2013 survey. Africa's performance on the top tier global brands is just not up to scratch.
By Golden Muzanago 18 Oct 2013 09:12
In a world of print magazine ads, television commercials and billboards, what the face of your brand looked like was more important than just about anything.
By Chemory Gunko 7 Oct 2013 06:48
Brands around the world face a significant challenge in understanding new consumer behaviours and patterns of thinking, which are rendering many of the techniques marketers and advertisers relied on in the past obsolete.
By Diane Charton 13 Sep 2013 15:30
When it comes to international surveys, African brands have some way to go in realising their full potential.
By Chris Human 13 Sep 2013 07:30
Africa is a fusion of many cultures and no one archetype can define us. However, many African nations have similar needs in terms of social-economic development. Africa's digital revolution has arisen out of the common goal to ameliorate these issues and will be driven by social and commercial utility needs. (video)
By Liezl Roxin 5 Sep 2013 14:41
Here is a very basic, quick script for writing copy for ads. Of course, it ought to be a more in-depth approach; but this is the basic approach you should take. It's more of a refresher for those who already write ads.
By Claudio Milo 28 Aug 2013 07:30
It is probably a good time to take stock and look at what it means to 'live your brand,' since this is what the most successful brand owners do, on a daily basis.
By Anton Ressel 14 Aug 2013 06:09
Rule number one when it comes to planning a campaign, has to be defining very specific targets and how these targets will be measured. Driving sales and improving brand awareness are pretty much always the goal, but what exactly does success look like?
By Natasha McClymont 31 Jul 2013 12:00
The issue of Adwords has become increasingly important in trademark law. When you buy a word from Google as an Adword, this has the effect that whenever anyone enters that word as a search term, your pop-up advert will appear on the screen together with the so-called 'natural results'.
By Rachel Sikwane 22 Jul 2013 07:00
What's your take on some of the fancy-pants titles doing the rounds on the circuit currently? Happiness Advocate. Social Media Trailblazer. Head Cheese. Digital Dynamo. Copy Cruncher. I can't decide.
By Dylan Balkind 19 Jul 2013 05:34
So your YouTube channel is finally up and running, but after several months the average viewership is distressingly low. Any movie without a distribution strategy will crash and burn, its no different online.
By Jerome Mouton 15 Jul 2013 09:41
You may not think that you need to market yourself in the workplace, but if you're experiencing any of the following signs, you may just need to rethink your stance.
By Donna Rachelson 27 Jun 2013 13:01
International musicians Konshens and Alaine, are set for a Kampala show, according to Crown Beverages Limited, the maker of Pepsi in Uganda.
By Walter Wafula 14 Jun 2013 12:17
In our ongoing exploration of content marketing and our attempts to bring it to life, we're going to shed a little more light through a real-life example of 'stratospheric' proportion.
By Athar Naser 11 Jun 2013 06:17
One of the biggest problems in marketing today is the way in which everything seems to be couched in hyped-up terminology that ultimately confuses everyone from boards of directors to small business owners.
By Chris Moerdyk 3 Jun 2013 17:23
When many people think of "personal marketing", what they picture is something to the effect of that last situation: somebody shouting from the rooftops about just how fabulous he or she is. But, contrary to popular belief, personal marketing is not about spamming people with inflated descriptions of your abilities. It's about getting noticed for the value you add.
By Donna Rachelson 29 May 2013 10:58
Often, in business or personal encounters with other people, we hear the phrase, "So, tell me a bit about yourself." Yet many of us don't have a well-packaged answer ready. And that means that we miss out on an opportunity to quickly convey all the most important things we want people to know about us. Instead, we ramble and leave out key bits of information.
By Donna Rachelson 23 Apr 2013 14:33
The future of the country rests firmly in the hands of the entrepreneurs. Tabled as the flavour of the decade, entrepreneurs are fast becoming the base of the wealth pyramid and are the people who will give rise to the mega-companies of tomorrow.
By Felix Kessel 23 Apr 2013 05:39
LONDON, UK: Heritage is the new baggage. The future belongs to Clean Slate Brands.
By David Mattin 22 Apr 2013 09:09
From Amoeba to Icon; where do you currently rank in your industry's natural progression? In this piece, I walk you through the seven stages of development as you strive to position yourself as an industry expert. [video]
By Douglas Kruger 13 Apr 2013 06:31
What is category marketing? It's looking at your brand/consumer relationship in a totally 'different light' of possibility in categories of which you do not find yourself as part (video).
By Matt Rose 3 Apr 2013 06:42
Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, which was set to take place in November 2012, eventually took place on Friday, 22 March 2013 at Imperial Royale Hotel. This years event coincided with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which took place from 20-22 March in Kampala, Uganda.
By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Mar 2013 11:17
Anyone who knows anything about SXSW knows that it is a frenzied week of interactive conferences, film and music. This year it is even bigger as its the 20th anniversary of the event, which means there are over 5 000 events in the city of Austin, Texas.
By Keenan Harduth 14 Mar 2013 10:17
After six years of research into why businesses succeed or fail in China, Emily Chong, the acting vice president of design and marketing for Frog innovation specialists, tackles the subject of survival strategies for brands in China. The parallels and differences in marketing to South Africans were startling.
By Keenan Harduth 13 Mar 2013 10:28
Stuck away at the far end of Africa, Design Indaba provides some much-needed perspective on our craft. Nothing replenishes a jaded inspiration better than an annual shot of pure cultural energy from New York's design elite.
By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2013 08:37
What's your dream job? Everyone has one. Whether you want to work on a particular project, for a specific company, or you long to accomplish a defined goal, you probably have an idea in your mind of what your dream job would be. Instead of dreaming about that job, choose to pursue it and increase your chances of turning it into a reality.
By Donna Rachelson 1 Mar 2013 11:20
A new trend in remittances is emerging and is fast becoming a new paradigm shift in the way in which retail and service brands should be positioning themselves in thriving African Markets.
By Veejay Archary 26 Feb 2013 12:29
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