Tag Archives: enterprise

The human voice

There’s nothing quite like the human voice, is there? As our primary means of communication, nothing can engage us quite like it. It can enrapture or enrage; inspire or oppress. The composer Richard Strauss noted that the human voice is … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, African Business, African marketing, Behaviour change, Brand Marketing, Brand Reputation, Chris Harrison Africa, Culture change, Direct marketing, ICT, Internal Communication, The Brand Inside, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shame about the name

Right now, I’m going through the naming process for a new business. An enterprise in which I have two partners. We’ve worked out our reason for being; we have written our brand promise. We have agreed our target audience; we … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, African marketing, Behaviour change, Billboards, Brand Marketing, Brand Reputation, Branded behaviours, Chris Harrison Africa, Culture change, Direct marketing, Global Brands, Internal brand, The Brand Inside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fresh meat, fresh ideas

Last week I highlighted a recent article by Richard Jolly, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour entitled ‘ Happy at the top’. In it, Jolly suggests that modern CEO’s find that the talents they used to reach senior positions are not … Continue reading

Posted in African Business, African marketing, Behaviour change, Brand Marketing, Brand Reputation, Branded behaviours, Chris Harrison Africa, Culture change, Direct marketing, Internal brand, Internal Communication, Local Brands, The Brand Inside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thinking ahead

One glance at any media outlet at the moment will bring you up to speed with a so-called seismic event in international politics and economics. The British people have been given the opportunity to vote in a referendum about continued … Continue reading

Posted in Behaviour change, Brand Marketing, Brand Reputation, Branded behaviours, Chris Harrison Africa, Crisis Management, Culture change, Current affairs, Market Research, Marketing Strategy, Talent Development, The Brand Inside, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upward delegation

A common complaint I hear from senior managers sounds something like this: “I work very hard to meet targets, my junior staff members do not.  In fact I seem do most of their work for them.” I can almost see some … Continue reading

Posted in African Business, African marketing, Behaviour change, Brand Marketing, Brand Reputation, Branded behaviours, Chris Harrison Africa, Culture change, Direct marketing, Internal brand, Internal Communication, Local Brands, Market Research, Marketing Strategy, Social marketing, Talent Development, The Brand Inside, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Clean up?

As you read this, most businesses are preparing to close for the holidays. It’s the end of a long year, and many are celebrating milestones. Last week I read that the CEO of the region’s biggest enterprise – Bob Colleymore … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, African Business, African Leadership, African marketing, Behaviour change, Brand Reputation, Branded behaviours, Chris Harrison Africa, Christmas, Culture change, The Brand Inside, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cloudy outlook

Should modern business embrace the Cloud? It’s not often that IT people get to discuss a subject that the rest of us are prepared to entertain. IT remains a Dark Art, peopled by the bright and the uncommunicative. At worst … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, African Business, African entertainment, African marketing, Behaviour change, Brand Marketing, Brand Reputation, Chris Harrison Africa, Culture change, Direct marketing, ICT, Internal Communication, Market Research, Marketing Strategy, The Brand Inside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Succession Planning

Where did the success go? It has often struck me that one of the biggest barriers to successful brand development is a weak human resource strategy. For some reason it is the norm for the most valuable assets of the … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, African Business, African ingenuity, African Leadership, Behaviour change, Brand Marketing, Brand Reputation, Chris Harrison Africa, Global Brands, Social marketing, The Brand Inside, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment