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Get Back to School Ready Using Technology at your Fingertips

With schools starting next week, there is so much to do. From re-establishing routines, stocking up on school supplies, and setting aside time for studying, there’s so much more to think about as your child heads into the new school year. As students, parents, and teachers prepare for the year ahead, here are a few ways you can use Google …

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‘The Nigerian Brand is Damaged’ – Reuben Abati

This is not the best of times to be identified as a Nigerian, especially if you are a Nigerian in diaspora. It is indeed the worst of times to be Nigerian because of the kind of daredevilry that our compatriots have demonstrated in recent times, in criminal pursuits of such scale, texture, volume, and depth, not at intervals but at …

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Why Brands Should not Expect to Grow Market Share in just One Year

Brands can drive growth momentum by being ‘meaningfully different’, but very few should expect to grow market share immediately, according to new research from Kantar. Brands with the ability to stand out can achieve sustainable growth, reduce their reliance on short-term tactics and command a higher price point, according to new data. Kantar’s analysis of attitudinal and behavioural data reveals …

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Ecosystem Brand Building Boosts Amazon

Amazon tops the latest BrandZ ranking of most valuable global brands, with a 52% surge in its value attributed to a diverse eco-system of products and services that have enable the e-commerce giant continuously accelerate its brand value growth. BrandZ valued Amazon at $315bn, ahead of Apple ($309bn, +3%), Google ($309bn, +2%), Microsoft ($251bn, +25%) and Visa ($177bn, +22%). Overall, …

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How Brands Can Grow in a Volatile Marketing World

Elections, referendums, tariff wars, environmental catastrophe; the world is full of volatility and uncertainty. Meanwhile, the rate of change in society, consumers and technology is growing and changing apace. This is, of course, impacting brands and shaping the marketing agenda. This volatility can be seen in Kantar’s latest BrandZ ranking of the top 100 global brands. It shows 46 brands …

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How Brands are Injecting Creativity into Digital

Digital channels are often looked upon as a world of metrics and short-term thinking, but there are opportunities for brands to be creative if activity is underpinned by branding basics. It can be tempting to see digital as a highly measurable, metric-driven environment that does not require the flair and emotion of above-the-line advertising. However, while counting clicks, impressions and …

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Are Brands Measuring the Impact of Creativity?

An exclusive study by Marketing Week finds that while almost two-thirds of marketers are measuring the impact of creativity, they are still reliant on more “old-fashioned” research methods. Measuring creativity is a complex process because it is so subjective. While trying to work out the ROI of different media channels has become increasingly possible due to advances in methods such …

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How Leo Won a Million Hearts in 12 Months

With ever-increasing customer expectations of quick service and near real-time transactional support, United Bank for Africa (UBA) committed resources to Artificial Intelligence (AI) a year ago, birthing Leo, a Banking Chatbot that helps customers carry out key banking transactions anywhere, using mobile devices and personal computers. Leo can be accessed via Facebook or WhatsApp. “Our customers are increasingly asking for …

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How Leo won a million Hearts in 12 months…More than One Million Africans now bank on Leo

With ever-increasing customer expectations of quick service and near real-time transactional support, United Bank for Africa (UBA) committed resources to Artificial Intelligence (AI) a year ago, birthing Leo, a Banking Chatbot that helps customers carry out key banking transactions anywhere, using mobile devices and personal computers.  Leo can be accessed via Facebook or WhatsApp. “Our customers are increasingly asking for …

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