Smart marketing: tapping into the kiddie market

If marketers want to know whether marketing to children works or not, they need just ask the countless parents who found themselves spending extra at Pick n Pay last year to ensure they scooped Stikeez. I know because I was one of them. My two kids, like thousands of other children around South Africa, were…

Personal branding trends for 2016

Much is written every year about the trends expected to affect any particular given industry. I’ve found, however, that much of the international content is less relevant to South African businesses and business people. For example, while the US presidential campaign may be a major trend in the USA, it has much less impact on…

Personal branding: become known as an expert

One of the most effective ways to make sure your personal brand stands out is to establish yourself as an expert. By differentiating yourself, developing niche expertise and marketing yourself to increase your visibility, you can boost your credibility and ensure that you’re reaching your target market.   There’s nothing arrogant about admitting that you…