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Kill or Be Killed

KILL OR GET KILLED.. The Marketing Killer Instinct

Kolawole Oyeyemi's insightful and witty non-fiction, 'Kill or Get Killed: The Marketing Killer Instinct', delves into the high stakes African business environment, as the author touches on the marketing intrigues, battles and wars that shaped a lot of brands across industries in Africa.

Kill or Get Killed is a revolutionary marketing classic that borrowed the war metaphor and likened marketing to global politics and wars that are about shareholding struggles. Just as nations struggle for how much share of the world's wealth they control, Brands and organizations go to war for shares too. Marketing wars and battles are fought, won and lost for increase, leadership and control of shares in various dimensions.

Kolawole submits that in these wars, you either kill or get killed; excuses are too costly. Meekness is not a virtue for the battlefield. It is not an environment for the fainthearted. Gentlemen cannot survive the terrain. Therefore, you need a killer instinct to survive the several battles and win the war.

Using some of Africa's most famous brands and products to illustrate his points, Kolawole Oyeyemi convincingly show why some brands succeed where others fail. He unearths the fatal errors multinational brands commit; and also unveils the success stories of multinational brands that understood the peculiarities of the African business terrain and customized their corporate strategies and mode of operations to maximize value.

The author explains why the future of successful marketing lies in creating brands, services, and company cultures and philosophies that inspire, include, and recognize the values, and the ever changing tastes and preferences of the target customers. Featuring an engaging, no-holds-barred wit, case studies and strategic depth, Kill or get killed offers a fresh perspective to marketing practice, and is a success toolkit for practicing marketers, brands, and companies that want to invest in Africa; and entrepreneurs that require marketing knowledge on the go.


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