Branding, Research Methods & the Youth – a Safaricom Experience

December 22, 2017

Summary: Kenyan Youth more than ever are seeking ways to progress themselves forward through unconventional routes and career paths. Betting taking on a large role in youth wallets. Geography considerations: Different types of youth in different geographies and brand assets. Urbanisation is still less than 40% of Kenya. [read more]

Whither Qualitative Research?

October 17, 2016

This paper seeks to disrupt traditional ways of thinking and performing mainly qualitative social and market research in the light of digital advancements. Hinging on the argument that #digital coalesces around social media, mobile and apps; and that while low Internet penetration has always been seen as the key impediment… [read more]

Building Mobile Apps that Impact African Consumers

October 16, 2016

The app economy in Africa: App developers earning in 2014 – $17bn; Jobs supported by mobile economy by 2020 – 2.7mn; Number of smartphones by 2020 (GSMA) – 540m; Number of connections in Africa – 965mn; Case study: Why M-Pesa failed in South Africa? [read more]