Tag Archives: Companies

Private Equity

Last weekend I spent a long day in rural Yorkshire in the North of England. Tramping the fields, we had plenty of time to chat and I met a man in Private Equity. It’s an interesting profession. Investing in enterprises … Continue reading

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Last mile delivery

With the continued development of the Standard Gauge Railway, East Africa can look forward to big changes in the way goods are imported and exported, and indeed delivered to customers. My understanding is that two container trains per day will … Continue reading

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Marketing leaders needed

We live and work in a region where there are still relatively few Marketers at Executive Board level. In fact, there are fewer Marketing Directors than HR Directors. This may reflect the perception that HR – in its traditional role … Continue reading

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Customer experience drives results.

We’re already halfway through the year and one encouraging trend in the region is the number of companies who are taking steps to improve customer experience. I wouldn’t say they are in the hundred, but very definitely in the tens. … Continue reading

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Your brands in their hands

Two international airlines currently under public scrutiny show how vulnerable brands can be to the actions of employees. They are both American and to be honest the world hasn’t heard much about them since they were subjected to terrorist attack … Continue reading

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Who owns a brand?

As African economies transition rapidly to being market-led, the question of who really owns a brand becomes more pertinent. Growing African businesses are keen to assert ownership of the brands they have spent money to create. Yet few take steps … Continue reading

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TV or not TV

Regular readers will know that Kenya recently revived its Advertising Awards after a gap of twelve years. It gave one a pretty good idea of the state of the advertising nation. Radio ads were terrible and print has gone flat. … Continue reading

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Hygiene factors

I’ve been thinking a lot about hygiene recently. Not personal hygiene (as I seem to move in scented circles most days) but organisational hygiene. If I’m honest, what got me thinking about this was hygiene in the most basic sense: … Continue reading

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How not to engage staff

Leadership teams in Africa would be the first to admit that employee engagement is still a relatively new area of competence. Great strides are being made, but from a very low base. One might say this is inevitable on a … Continue reading

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From bland to brand

Brand experience, not just customer service, is increasingly the main differentiator for modern companies. Professor Nader Tavassoli (www.nadertavassoli.com) of London business School suggests that there is a clear process to creating a true brand experience. His latest case study features … Continue reading

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