by Carey Finn. Speaking in his personal capacity, Jeremy Sampson weighs in on some of the biggest surprises and challenges for brands in South Africa, and globally, over 2019/2020.
Jeremy Sampson is leaving Interbrand Sampson de Villiers after 41 years. He founded the business in 1973. Sampson will continue to advise the company in a non-executive role. “Many of the country’s leading brands were handled by Jeremy and his colleagues including SAB, Nedbank, the South African Rugby Union Springboks, Transvaal Lions, Sasol, and the […]
South Africa’s top 50 most-valuable brands could lose up to 15% of brand value cumulatively, a drop of over R65bn compared to the original valuation date of 1 January 2020, as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. This is according to the latest Brand Finance South Africa 50 2020 report. Looking beyond SA, the value […]
South Africa has recorded 5% brand-value growth, to US$218bn, amid political and economic instability, according to the 2019 Brand Finance Nation Brands report. Other key findings are: Average nation-brand value growth among developing economies is at 13.9%, compared to only 0.4% for developed economies in Brand Finance Nation Brands 2019 ranking China is closing gap […]
by MarkLives. The industry reacts to the news of Tony Koenderman’s death, including a tribute by Matthew Bull.
Brand Union Africa is bringing Doug de Villiers, currently Intergroup Brand Science CEO, and his team into Brand Union. De Villiers will assume the vice-chairmanship of the business. “We’ve made this decision to better respond to the needs of our clients,” says Mathew Weiss, managing director of Brand Union Africa. “The capability that Doug and […]