[David Blyth] When judged on market size, Ghana is often overlooked by brands looking to expand across Africa. At 26 million people, it is dwarfed by its almost-neighbour and...
[Robin Philip] Nigeria is not "business as usual" for new entrants to the market - but for global e-commerce providers there are many opportunities...
[Carole Kimutai] Rufai Ladipo has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Scanad Nigeria Limited, the newest subsidiary of marketing services group of Scangroup Limited and partly owned by WPP. Fagbohun Abiodun Mesharck has also been appointed as head of media, while Kenyan Sameer Ambegaonkar has been appointed as managing consultant. The appointments are aimed at supporting the company's growth and expansion strategy in Nigeria.
[Carole Kimutai] Scangroup and Ogilvy, associates of WPP, a global advertising and marketing services company, have announced the launch of two advertising firms, Scanad Ghana Limited and Ogilvy Ghana Limited. The move is aimed at expanding Scangroup and Ogilvy operations in Africa and to serve an existing demand for marketing and communication services.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Until 1992, journalists and editors in Ghana, and the independent media in general, have suffered a lot at the hands of undemocratic regimes, which cracked down on critical reporting and imposed strict restrictions limiting media freedom. As a new, liberal constitution was being written in 1992, media activists came out guns blazing, demanding that media suffering end and reporting become free. [view twitterfall]
madmilker commented on Tiger Brands hungry for Nigeria market shareon Wal*Mart's China web page!
"Wal-Mart China persists in local procurement which provides more job opportunities, supports local manufacture industry and promotes local economy. So far, 95% of merchandising sold at Wal-Mart China store are local products by which Wal-Mart has established business relations with nearly 20,000 suppliers. At Wal-Mart, we treat suppliers as partners and would like to develop with them. In 2008 Wal-Mart won the Supplier Satisfaction published by Business Information of Shanghai for five consecutive years."
5% foreign in China...
That doesn't support American exports and American jobs.
Remember what Lance Winslow wrote in that article "The Flow of Trade in a Global Economy"....
"Now let us look at Wal-Mart again; you buy a product there, 6% goes to the employees, 10-18% is profit to the company, 25% goes to other costs and 50% goes to re-stock or the cost of goods sold. Of the 50% about 20-25% goes to China, a guess, but you get the point. Now then, how long will it take at 433 Billion dollars at year for China to have all of our money, leaving no money flow for us to circulate? At a 17 Trillion dollar economy less than 40-years minus the 1/6 they buy from us. Some say that if we keep putting money into our economy, it would take forever, but if we do not then eventually all the money flow will go. If China buys our debt then eventually they own us, no need to worry about a war, they are buying America, due in part to our own mismanaged trade, so whose fault is that? Not necessarily China, as they are doing what's in the best interests, and we should make sure that trade is not only free, but fair too."
Think for a moment about George Washington....yes the man that is on the US dollar bill....How do you think George feels being sent overseas in return for all that foreign so-call cheap items and being left in a foreign bank because the American worker doesn't make anything for the foreigners to buy. Cheap items didn't make this great union of 50 states the greatest place on the face of this Earth.....the American worker (union and non-union) did.
You can't have a strong country without having a strong currency and you can't have a strong currency unless you keep it floating around within your 50 states. This is why the store with the star in the name puts 95% China made items in their stores in China....to keep their "yuan" in their country helping the nice people there. And with only 5% left for all the other 182 country's that make stuff including the United States of America....that doesn't produce very many jobs outside of China.
Being an old person myself and knowing how it was back in the 40's, 50's and 60's in this union of 50 states....I look at George each time I pull him out of my billfold and make a promise to send him out for items made in America so after floating around helping each hand he touches just maybe one day he will shake mine again.
Fifteen cargo ships pollute as much as 760 million automobiles.
$9 billion a year in hidden taxes to all American taxpayers to clean fish from ballast tanks of ships...
think about all those facts the next time you pull that George out of your pocket....
Retail makes NOTHING...
Governments only make MORE DEBT...
It's time for less of those two and for America to get back to what it does best....MAKE STUFF..
cause George Washington on that dollar can't help anyone in the United States of America if he is being held in a foreign hand.
Made In America is the only way out of this mess cause foreign made put US here.
Would Tiger Brands do this:
[Jeremy Daniel] Politicians around the world have woken up to the potential of Facebook and Twitter as unfiltered platforms from which they can deliver their message to a receptive audience. But few have taken it up as effectively and with the same gusto as Nigeria's wonderfully-named President, Goodluck Jonathan.
[Sipho Hlongwane] Goodluck Ebele Jonathan's life is turning into an extraordinary adventure. Not only did he come to power in Nigeria without directly winning an election in 11 years and somehow managing to avoid the stench of corruption, but he has now turned to Facebook as his electoral platform.
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[Franklin Ozekhome] Three decades ago, there was a big boom in the Nigerian video rental industry. Parents and guardians that could not afford regular purchase of VHS movies to satisfy the increasing tastes of movie aficionados at home were given a way out. Renting of video cassettes was in. With as little as 50 kobo (US$0.33), one could rent any movie from a growing number of video shops.
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[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Despite facing serious challenges which include, among others, organised crime, 419 scam, corruption, power issues, instability in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, Nigerian authorities believe their country's market-size coupled with endless business opportunities make an African ‘heaven' for investment.
[Bayo Adekanmbi] You will agree with me that successful brands are not haphazard creations; they emerge from a consistent reinforcement of a point of view that secures permanent placement in the consumers' hallowed space as an ageless, borderless, and timeless influencer of choice. This by implication demands that such brands are not just functionality-driven and thrive on basic category membership but have evolved to earn an elevated space that weaves them seamlessly with the consumers' self-definition and expression.
[Bayo Adekanmbi] The highly publicised Nigeria's Five Greatest Living Legends voting and final selection has come and gone, but it leaves us with so much to unearth as students of brand evolution. The whole initiative, which I consider very indigenous in context, provides us a very valid basis to substantiate our quest for local insights on how global brands will emerge from this part of the world.
Cotonou to be hooked on to Nigeria's giant consumer market?
Was it really economical that $ 9 billion Cable to land in Cotonou rather than hook direct to Lagos Metropolis where the market is. What is the robust technical rationale for the
In terms of maintenance leverage, the Ship repair cable based
in Cape Town time anchoring in Lagos as it now found out rather than going further West to Cotonou. Could the construction partners explain this and rationalise the arguement, please. If not, one would be tempted to believing that the Fracophone elements were used to undermine the
image of Nigeria as an economic giant in the ECOWAS Sub-Region of Africa.