Didi: Wait…why must I always go first? Terver: Aren’t you the older one in this dynamic? I’m respecting my elders. Didi: I can use some disrespect, okay? Terver: Lemaooooo, invite me to your home and don’t give me food. You’ll see the real me then. Didi: Oh! I’m part Swed on my great grandmother’s side….
What can brands do with nationalistic pride?
Like most people, I am often conflicted by my deep sense of nationalistic pride. My firm belief in Nigerianess and in the Nigerian spirit even when my belief in Nigeria as an institution is repeatedly tested.
To be Nigerian is truly something special: it’s to succeed in spite of, to learn to take when you’re never given, to rise in the face of. It’s a very powerful thing.
13 top tips to successfully ask for a pay raise
2 years ago, when I launched my blog, it was with the goal to have conversations around marketing that polite society wasn’t having.
As part of that, I have found myself drawn towards other topics that people tend to dance around.
Money is one of those topics.
With economic realities getting more and more daunting, the subject of pay raises is more relevant than it’s ever been. So today on the blog, I’m sharing 13 of my top tips to a successful salary increase negotiation.
Five of the most impressive rebrands of 2022
Didi: Hey, Hey, Hey! Terver: Because one ‘hey’ wasn’t enough? Didi: Actually 8 ‘hey’s’ are best, one for every month we’ve been MIA Terver: Eisshhh, I thought we were gonna skim past that. You know, toxic ex boyfriend style. Didi: I just want to say this is all Terver’s fault Terver: Awww i’ve missed this….
The one where the blog makes a comeback
I entered Uni at 14 and for the first time in my life, I had a (rather large) room all to myself. So, to combat the loneliness, I started watching series to ‘fill the room’ while I slept.
It was always something light: comedy, never drama or horror and so naturally, “Friends” (the sitcom) often made the cut. This backstory isn’t really going anywhere. I just thought it’ll be nice to title the comeback blogpost like I was a main character in one of my favourite sitcoms.
On the blog today, I share what I’ve been up to these past few months, and why I’m ready to blog again.
BBN Economics: Four tips for small business owners and personal brands to profit off Big Brother fandom
People prefer to be right. Right feels good, empowering, almost powerful and this is by design. Evolution rewards being right and punishes being wrong and few places show off this analogy like the Big Brother show. Fans of the show are deeply invested in the polarity of right and wrong and observing the social experiment that is the show through these lenses.
It makes for great TV and even greater online banter, but what it also makes for is a deeply invested audience for whom money is merely a tool in the advancement of what they believe to be “right.” This is an attentive and purchase ready audience and today on the blog, we’re sharing 4 tips for small business owners and personal brands to hack the transition from fandom to profits off the Big Brother platform.
The Olympics as a tool for nation branding: Nigeria’s missed opportunity
The Olympics 2021 has officially ended and on today’s impolite banter, we do a post mortem of Nigeria’s outing at arguably the world’s biggest sports stage and share a guide to using sporting mega events as an inexpensive tool in nation branding: Nigeria’s failed opportunity.
13 tips for getting over your fear of failing at a new job
2020 brought with it a lot of lows, but it also ushered in a wave of opportunities for remote work, new industries and ventures as well as booms to existing ones.
With a ton of people starting out new jobs and imposter syndrome at an all time high, I’m sharing 13 tips to get over your fear of failing at a new job on the blog today.
Big Brother Naija is Coming: 7 things we don’t want to see from brands this season
With Big Brother Nigeria starting it’s 6th season in the coming days, we’ve put together a list of 7 things we don’t want to see from brands this season.
7 lessons small businesses can learn from “Street Church”
Today on Impolite Banter we’re interrogating the success of the “Street Church” on social media and sharing 7 lessons small businesses can learn from their rapid growth