Tag Archives: Environment

Diversity can produce dividends.

Recently I was with a large group of staff discussing the positive aspects of their work culture. They were emphatic about one thing: ‘We are a very diverse group.’ Indeed, there were men and women, old and young, Asian and … Continue reading

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Beware the gig economy

A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. It’s was coined during global financial crisis of 2009. Newly unemployed professionals sought short-term compensation by ‘gigging’ – working a series … Continue reading

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The entitlement culture

“Just because you feel good, doesn’t make you right, oh no.” So go the lyrics of Hedonism, catchy track from the band Skunk Anansie, to which I am sure you all listen. The name Skunk Anansie is taken from the folklore … Continue reading

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Brands must face inwards too

I’m often surprised at how many companies still see branding as a side note: An activity to be conducted on the margins of the business. By people who aren’t don’t rate very highly. Who want to spend the company’s money … Continue reading

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Star quality

Does your brand have it? If you’re an accomplished marketer in Africa you will already have exposed your brand in a number of channels and editorial environments. Depending on your target audience you may well still be using newspapers, because … Continue reading

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Viral brands take care

Ideas don’t spread just because they are good Sometimes you look back and wonder at how you became connected with an idea or a person. The chances seem infinitesimally small. Five months ago I met a security contractor in our … Continue reading

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Solar Power

Time for consumers to shine. In this column we usually look at opportunities for brands. But just for a change, I’d like to encourage everyone, as consumers, to think about a chance to exert their power. And (ironically) do so … Continue reading

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