Woolworths unscathed from boycott – brand expert

Johannesburg – Woolworths did not incur any “reputational harm” as a result of the two year #BoycottWoolworths campaign, according to Solly Moeng, brand reputation management adviser and CEO of DonValley.  In an emailed response to Fin24, Moeng said that the campaign, which called for the complete boycott of Woolworths [JSE:WHL] due to its Israeli trade [...]

2016-08-22T12:33:12+02:00August 22nd, 2016|

Can the battle against OTTs be won?

Spot the difference: Uber versus OTTs I CANNOT, while following the ganging-up by MTN and Vodacom against Over The Top (OTT) messaging services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and others, shake off memories of the South African meter taxis, last year, when they went into the same battles against Uber.  The similarities are striking; two mobile [...]

2019-11-05T05:37:37+02:00February 3rd, 2016|

Heads must roll at MTN

AS WE continue watching MTN [JSE:MTN] trying to clumsily wiggle itself out of a largely self-made quagmire, with its share value struggling to keep what remains of its fat after shedding almost 20% of its value last week and a further 6% on Monday, views abound on how this will all end.   A good [...]

2015-11-04T07:57:01+02:00November 4th, 2015|

Corporate values sans frontières

A values-driven pull-out SOON after pulling the retailer out of Nigeria in 2013, Woolworths CEO Ian Moir told the Sunday Times that “for a values-driven business, Nigeria is a hard place to operate in”. This simple, yet profound, and far-reaching declaration was hidden in a long piece written by the Sunday paper’s Adele Shevel, whose [...]

2019-11-05T05:38:11+02:00October 28th, 2015|
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