Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...
Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019
In business, your company needs to get as deep into the minds and interaction habits of your customers as possible. Too often, however, the single view of the customer is viewed as unattainable, a marketing smokescreen that can obscure business strategy and confuse communication efforts...
Wynand Smit 14 Jun 2018
RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.
Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014
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?
Natasha McClymont 31 Jul 2013
Recently, I finished reading a book written by one of the "Housewives of New York", Carole Razdiwill. Don't judge me, I love watching these shows. It's one of my guilty pleasures. Contrary to popular perception, this book is excellently written, riveting and it takes you on a journey that is both intriguing and sad. The author is the widow of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' nephew.
Monika D'Agostino 4 May 2013
The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.
Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 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
As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.
Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013
A feud that has ensued between the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) and Professor Mathews Chikaonda, chairperson of both Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) and Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has exposed glaring gaps in the telecommunication industry.
Gregory Gondwe 13 Aug 2012
Research organisations are constantly updating figures tallying how many branded messages are being pushed at consumers. In South Africa, we are currently being bombarded with around 900 branded messages per week. What is even more staggering is that only four of those messages break through the increasing advertising clutter to generate top-of-mind awareness.
Jason Stewart 28 Jun 2012
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM), reportedly the first mobile phone service provider in Malawi, has announced in its 'results for the year ended 31 December 2011' report over the weekend, that it has registered a 35% growth in subscriber base.
Gregory Gondwe 28 Mar 2012
One of Malawi's two mobile phone companies, Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM), which is incorporated in Malawi as a licensed mobile telecommunications operator has announced a 23% growth which the company has attributed to various innovative product offerings and promotions.
Gregory Gondwe 12 Sep 2011
Zimbabwe's retail and banking sectors lurched into an unprecedented crisis after banks struggled to deal with an implosion of zeros on the country's beleaguered currency, throwing the point of sale (POS) transaction system into a quandary.
Dumisani Ndlela 7 Jul 2008
Following the growing success of a round-the-clock shopping concept introduced by Nakumatt Holdings earlier this year, the supermarket chain has expanded the service to Nakumatt Downtown in Nairobi's city centre.
Carole Kimutai 15 Nov 2007