From time to time, someone will ask me whether they really need to worry about branding their company. It’s usually asked by the leader of a B2B enterprise that markets to a select few customers and where the sales relationships are one-to-one, very personal. If I’m basically selling to my golfing buddies, goes the reasoning, […]
In his incredibly valuable book, Grow, ex-Procter & Gamble Global CMO, Jim Stengel, identified the 50 fastest-growing companies worldwide – now, known as the Stengel 50 – and sleuthed out the one characteristic they all held in common, the one thing that explained their phenomenal growth. After a decade-long study, he found these businesses crossed […]
After last Tuesday’s election, 28 states plus Washington DC have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. Of those 28, seven states, plus DC, have also legalized recreational use. And of those seven, one is California with it’s huge population and habit of setting trends for the nation. Marijuana is now big business and it looks like […]
Most businesses, whether startups or mature, have no real inkling what their brand promise is or what it should be. As I’ve written here before, most businesses are marketing in the dark. They try different tactics, they mail out a new brochure, they launch a new website, they switch from Instagram to Snapchat, they build […]
“How long should a brand strategy last?” It’s a question that comes up often in my branding workshops. My answer is always the same. A good brand strategy should last a company somewhere between 15 and 20 years … except if the brand in question is a fashion brand. Fashion, by its very definition, is […]
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Best Branding Reads
Week of September 14, 2020
The Reason Good Businesses Tell Boring Stories
They confuse story with narrative.
Brand Loyal vs. Price Loyal: How Customers Perceive Brand Value
If you can’t attract them with your brand, forget them.
Time And Intensity Redefine Brand Engagement
Consumers today – Fully engaged or completely disengaged.
Ask Not What Your Community Can Do for You…
Can your brand provide the glue that binds individual customers into a community?
Jet refuels its brand as it heads towards a low carbon future
Can you make money by encouraging your customers to buy less of your product?
New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for Omsom
Food packaging takes a bold new approach.
Marketing’s Role In Quality Of Life
Marketers are getting a front row seat at the game of life.