Tag Archives: Consumer

Brand Value

Kantar Millward Brown recently released the 2018 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings with surprising news. 8 of the top 10 brands are technology or tech-related, with the top five being Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Tencent respectively. … 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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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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Does sex still sell?

Doing anything in East Africa these days means spending a long time stationery on our crowded roads. Even if you have a driver – and I don’t – you rarely manage more than two city centre meetings a day. So, … Continue reading

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The new fashion in branding

I don’t know about you, but I don’t ‘get’ a lot of the fashion ads we see in international (and increasingly African) glossy magazines. I do understand that they are trying to create a feeling, based around a look. But … Continue reading

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Open minds make for better pitches I run a lot of advertising pitches for clients these days. It make a nice change, I can’t count the times I have stood up to pitch ideas myself. I’ve always really enjoyed it, … Continue reading

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The Changing South African Consumer

The shifts in economics, migration and globalisation have resulted in a new kind of South African consumer. Like the rest of the world, the average South African consumer has become better informed, better connected and more empowered through digital and … Continue reading

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Becoming a consumer society

Indulge me if you will. This article is about Kenya. It reaches out for the human reality behind the cold logic of economics. As such I hope it is of interest to my friends in the wider East African region. … Continue reading

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