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Be the best

I’m often amazed when very established businesses cannot say what they are good at. It’s symptomatic of worrying indecision. Any business that survives the test of time will develop a range of capabilities. With luck it might even develop a … Continue reading

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Banks are doomed

Many people in Africa are still ‘unbanked’. Lucky them. As the global banking industry enters its final phase, ‘the unbanked’ are spared exposure to the largest failure of organistional culture on the planet. Marketers know banks have the worst brand … Continue reading

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Jingle Bells

When you have been around the block a few times, as have I, you begin to see trends coming back. You see it in fashion. You see it in holiday destinations. And trends also return in advertising. Not because the … 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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Bridging another divide

Econsultancy’s latest report ‘The future of HR in the digital age’, finds that HR teams in many global organisations are repositioning themselves to be more customer centric. Making sure the actions they take in hiring, retaining and developing human capital are aligned … 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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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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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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Brand Obama

How is the health of this visiting Presidential brand? All eyes in East Africa are upon Kenya this week, as the most powerful man on the planet comes to call. There’s something for everyone. Car buffs are ogling pics of … Continue reading

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