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Yellowwood launches new white paper: African Attitudes - Marketing Beyond the Numbers
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Al Mackay at 10:00
With many African economies booming and middle classes growing, African expansion is on the agenda of most South African and many global brands, yet insight into each African market often doesn’t go deeper than a few key numbers: GDP growth rates, market penetration, consumer spending.
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Branding without Culture
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Al Mackay at 12:00
I was really amused the other day, while watching an episode of The Simpsons on TV, to see a pair of weird, deadpan New Zealander musicians as the stars of the show. The two cartoon characters, counsellors at an Arts Camp that Lisa Simpson attends, were quite clearly based on Bret and Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords – in character, occupation, voice and even the way they were drawn - although that was never mentioned in the episode.
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Brand endorsements: Any famous face won’t do…
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Tumisang Matubatuba at 14:00
Sports brands and athletes have formed powerful partnerships in the past. Adidas and Under Armour have used athlete endorsements to great effect. Nike’s partnership with Michael Jordan is well-known and successful. These collaborations make sense to the consumer, the athlete and the brand. They leverage the aspiration and emotional benefits of the brand in a way that consumers enjoy.
The Big Data Buzz
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Louise Mac Robert at 11:00
It seems that everywhere you turn there's talk of Big Data, but what exactly is it? Webopedia defines Big Data as "a buzzword or catch-phrase, used to describe a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data that is so large that it's difficult to process using traditional database and software techniques."
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Growing brands from Jozi to Lagos
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Robert Jameson at 11:00
With all the hype about Nigeria possibly overtaking South Africa as the largest economy in Africa, we thought we would put the two countries into context. For marketers, Nigeria represents an enormous opportunity for growth and stretch - with a rapidly expanding economy and consumer class. It's worth remembering, though, that on a per capita basis, South Africa is four times as wealthy as Nigeria, and there is still opportunity for brand growth right here.
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Africa Insight: Building Brands across the Continent
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Al Mackay at 09:00
Yellowwood has recently completed a number of large brand-building projects across Africa for clients who are ambitious about growth on the continent. Our work included segmentation strategy and go-to-market planning and has thrown up interesting insight into the people and markets that make up this great continent of ours.
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What we shouldn’t still be talking about in 2014
Posted by
Nomonde Gama at 10:00
With all the 2014 trend forecasts flooding our inboxes at this time of year, (for some perspective, don’t forget to read our take on marketing in 2014 here), marketers might be feeling a little overwhelmed by trying to keep up.
Building Great Brands in 2014
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Al Mackay at 10:00
Building powerful brands is like investing in the stock market – you need to anticipate and respond to important shifts in context, but you also can’t panic with every market fluctuation.
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