THE VALUE OF INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS

While undergoing his National Diploma, Idigo was also working as office sales person with administrative oversight for a small furnishing and interior decoration outfit. One day, an artist asked if Idigo’s organization can help sell his paintings at its furniture gallery. Idigo tried to sell the #idea to his Boss but he objected to adding wall paintings to their official product line. Idigo was convinced it was a good opportunity aside the fact it could help improve the décor of Read More

15 TOP OFFLINE MARKETING TIPS TO BUILD YOUR BRAND IN 2020

“Brand building or Advertising or whatever you call it is a total waste of resources,” he told me before adding that “… a good product sells itself.” This kind of thinking results is responsible for loads of pressure on the salesforce when in reality there is little or no knowledge of the offering among consumers. This is sometimes the case where products have been successfully sold into the trade but consumer off-take turns out low. The truth is that every Read More

TOP QUESTIONS TO SCREEN YOUR BUSINESS AND MARKETING IDEAS

“Who the hell wants to copy a document on plain paper?” That was from a rejection letter Chester Carlson received in 1940. That also was in response to his XEROX-machine plain-paper printing idea. Not deterred, Chester represented his idea to over 20 companies between 1939 and 1944. Many of these organizations used the word “useless” to describe Chester’s idea. Even the National Inventors Council dismissed it. Today, there is virtually no one who has not copied a document on plain Read More

BUSINESS SWOT ANALYSIS: A CHECKLIST

Every now and then, you will have to conduct a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats analysis on your business, branded offerings or even for your client. Aside that, knowing what to lookout for makes your work far easier during that job assessment that requires case analysis. No doubt you must have been told that Strengths and Weaknesses are visible within the internal dynamics while Opportunities and Threats conceal themselves in external uncontrollable factors. I also imagine you are aware, every Read More

LEVERAGING THE POWER OF VISUAL MERCHANDISING TO BOOST SALES

Bisola walked into Shoprite and made her way to the beverage section. Anyone watching her movement will marvel at how she seems to know where everything is located. She was headed for the counter when she remembers she had run out of detergent. She meandered back to the home care section, where something seems to catch her attention. She moved closer toward her new fancy, grabs three strings of Sunlight detergent 100g from what seems like a human shelf and Read More

USING BTL AND ATL ADVERTISING IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

USING BTL AND ATL ADVERTISING WHEN LAUNCHING YOUR BRAND INTO NORTHERN NIGERIA Brands that make the biggest impressions in new markets are those that are willing to invest strategically in top-of-the-mind ATL and BTL advertising from the word go. A brand such as Indomie almost always has proven that anything in a pack is sell-able to any part of Nigerian market once the consumers and trade are aggressively, consciously and strategically exposed to its brand carrier simultaneously. These brands are Read More