All posts tagged Africa

Standard of Kenya: The Obama link

During several months in Kenya over the last year, working with my client, The Standard Group, interest was high at the newspaper and in the community about the candidacy of Barack Obama (whose father was Kenyan). During his visit to the country in 1996, Obama stopped by the newspaper to visit with media leaders. You […]




Newspapers dying? Don’t tell these 5 startups

Perhaps hard to believe with the current business climate, but people are still boldly starting up newspapers. Five startups have been among my projects within the last year: Crain’s Manchester Business, a U.K. offshoot of the most notable city business publications in the U.S. This weekly title is a fully original, locally produced product and […]




Rewards of the consulting life

[Nairobi, Kenya] Among the rewards of the unusual career that is consulting, one of the best is when you actually see a newspaper make improvement – before the relaunch actually takes place. This is possible via deliberate conversations, an orchestrated training program, a top-down commitment to better packaging, and yes, you need to have talent […]