Tag Archives: consumers

Not different enough

There’s a lot of loose talk about differentiation these days. Most of it happens in Marketing Departments, and not enough at the Boardroom table. Frankly, we need to get better at it if we hope to build our regional economy. … Continue reading

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Millennial Matters

Goodness, there’s a lot of talk about the Millennial generation (18-35’s) in the workplace. And arguably too much credence being given to management needing to change its style in response. I’m giving the matter some thought over the next few … Continue reading

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Terms and conditions

Have you noticed how many commercial offers now include the rubric ‘Terms and condition apply’? Yet most consumers never come to grips with the meaning of the phrase. Even if they see it added to the bottom of a billboard … Continue reading

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Radio Ads are white noise

Following the revived APA Advertising Awards I promised some observations on the main categories. Radio has always been the medium with the greatest ability to reach consumers, so I’d like to start there. Last week I described the majority of … Continue reading

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Superbrands 2

It’s awards season in the field of marketing in East Africa: A time of contrasts. Next week sees the first Kenyan Advertising Awards competition to be held in over a decade.  We should welcome its return.  But we should acknowledge … Continue reading

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False economies

I’m sure you all know what a false economy is, but it’s often good to start with a definition. Wikipedia says:’ A false economy is an action that saves money at the beginning but which, over a longer period of … Continue reading

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The new 4P’s of marketing

People, people, people and …people Much of my time, and much of what I enjoy doing, is helping enterprises to define their brand promise. I used to do it specifically to inform advertising campaigns, but now my interest is more … Continue reading

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Digital developments

Coming to a market near you very soon. Marketers in Africa know that online media are gathering audiences and commercial traction very quickly. Not everyone has been bold enough to put some investment into online advertising or social media promotions yet. But … Continue reading

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Enough is enough

Setting appropriate goals for your brand If you are successful in business you tend to drive yourself hard. If you are a competent brand owner or brand manager you often set ambitious goals for your brand. Aiming high. But sometimes … Continue reading

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