Category: branding

Can entrepreneurs culture culture?

Can entrepreneurs culture culture?

I used to think that a corporate culture was last on the list of things that a business owner or entrepreneur needed to concern themselves with. It was something that just happened. It was a soft metric that was a lag indicator on the balanced scorecard of the business. Today however my opinion has changed. Corporate …

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Entrepreneurs and the Capital Drain Debate

Entrepreneurs and the Capital Drain Debate

There are two things that entrepreneurs are acutely aware of; especially as they begin their entrepreneurial journey as a fledgling startup; they are: capital and closely linked to that, the need to invest their personal funds into an insatiably money-hungry beast. There are a number of things that make this an extremely stressful time for the budding entrepreneur. Understanding personal capital investment. …

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Get to what’s important; quickly!

Get to what’s important; quickly!

As an entrepreneur, chances are that you are pretty passionate about what it is your organisation is offering the world. As the creator and designer of the business you are more than likely armed with a wealth of information that goes into infinite detail about various levels of where you can positively impact your client’s …

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LinkedIn get all emoticon!

LinkedIn get all emoticon!

Very rarely have LinkedIn frightened me with an advancement of their platform. When they introduced Pulse, I was all for it. When they allowed mere mortals to give thought leadership content, I was on board. But their latest development has me scratching my head; questioning their strategy and generally just trying to make sense of …

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Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs are constantly evolving. Constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and what can and should be done. This is what makes entrepreneurs so special. This determined belief in the Darwinian; Survival of the Fittest! This links back to an earlier post on entrepreneurs that I wrote some months back. As entrepreneurs are constantly evolving; they are …

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When an entrepreneur is no longer an entrepreneur?

When an entrepreneur is no longer an entrepreneur?

So you have decided that you are an entrepreneur. You have started your journey into the unknown and have spread your wings. After a few months you recruit a few staff members; your business is growing. You have staff and financial responsibilities to people other than yourself. Does that mean that you are no longer …

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Discovery And Uber Collaboration

Discovery And Uber Collaboration

In a campaign which I personally think is a stroke of genius; Uber Johannesburg and Discovery are offering users the option to have a registered nurse travel (in an Uber) to your location and give you a flu injection for R 100 (for up to 5 injections). I really admire this collaborative campaign for a …

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Digital Addition

Digital Addition

I thought we were over this… I thought we had already had this little talk; that we were all on the same page… It seems that I was mistaken… I am of course talking about the digital evolution. The incorporation of digital in marketing and communications. The beauty of digital is that it is modular. It is …

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Are You Still Peddling A Commodity?

Are You Still Peddling A Commodity?

Strategy is something quite close to my heart. The challenge of unpacking a problem and looking at its various component parts is something that I thoroughly enjoy doing. Putting those pieces back together with a thorough understanding of where each piece goes as well as why it exists in the first place is a very satisfying feeling. …

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The Sanctity Of A Website And The Initial Meeting

The Sanctity Of A Website And The Initial Meeting

For those of you who follow my blog regularly (so both of you); you might know that I have recently made a change in my career; moving from Deloitte Consulting to HKLM – a strategic brand and communications agency. As part of my new role as Head of Digital Marketing I am looking at ways to …

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