Position Kenya to boost foreign exchange earnings

A country can be competitively positioned by building upon the unique and hard to replicate attributes.… Read More Position Kenya to boost foreign exchange earnings

Celebrity endorsements are costly but with good return-on-investment

One of the things about highly competitive market segments is that brands tend to use the concept of ‘monkey see, monkey do’, in that they follow similar strategies for visibility, brand appeal and sales. The incremental one percent in advertising share doesn’t shift the needle even though it represents a substantial investment. To drive differentiation,… Read More Celebrity endorsements are costly but with good return-on-investment

Branding a multicultural organization depends on universal truths

During the ‘cola wars’ between Coke & Pepsi in the eighties, Pepsi launched a campaign dubbed ‘the choice of a new generation’. Unfortunately when translated to Chinese the same campaign tagline said ‘bring your ancestors back from the dead with Pepsi’. History is full of stories that highlight the challenges international brands face when creating… Read More Branding a multicultural organization depends on universal truths