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This new wave of brand purpose isn’t a pandemic fad

We’ve seen brands rise and fall during the last decade, but never as fast as in 2020. A correct approach to brand purpose could make or break a brand in the last year-and-something, and those regarding brand purpose as a shiny checkbox for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Traditional brand purpose has made consumers complacent

But a new wave of change-makers is here to change that… Is the branding industry’s obsession with purpose simply encouraging consumers to maintain bad habits? Nowadays we expect brands to weave a sustainable or charitable message into...

Posted by: B&B Studio
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Leaders

4 ways to amplify your brand purpose through film

After speaking at the Brand Film Festival in London recently, I decided to share my approach when using video in a campaign with a cause (capital ‘C’, or otherwise). Film can be an incredibly powerful way of amplifying your brand purpose,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How to nail your brand's purpose

Purpose is a buzzword we've heard quite a lot in recent years. To some it's just a nice-to-have, a pleasant addition to the mission of your brand and a good complement for your products. For others, purpose is something else. It is direction,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Purpose isn’t just a shiny tick box to offer your clients

Love the new Conscious products made-in H&M. At least 50% of Conscious products is made from sustainable materials! And the remaining half, well… We don’t care about that, do we? H&M often makes the headlines for all the wrong reasons,...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

You don’t need the big budget to embrace purpose

Early last year, Unilever doubled down on brand purpose and argued that investing more in purposeful communications is the smart thing to do for any brand. That was January 2020, and since then, a global pandemic has proven Unilever quite right, with...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Business goals and purpose are not incompatible

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a rise in popularity for brands who are more purpose-driven. The past year has shown us how important it is to have a purpose to which your customers can connect, one key message that can be described in one sentence...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why now’s not the time for your brand to go quiet

Recent history has shown that in times of crisis it’s the brands that stay in touch with their customers and offer genuine care and value that come out of tough times stronger and better for it. By applying the lessons of 2008 to today, we can...

Posted by: HelloYes
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Leaders

How to create and activate an effective brand strategy

This blog looks at how a good brand strategy can help you change the way people think, feel and act. But you have to embed it across the whole customer and employee experience, not just the brand expression. Branding is, and always has been, about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Karmarama and venturethree reinvent Just Eat for brand relaunch

Just Eat is relaunching its brand with a new company vision to create the world’s greatest food community. The relaunch is being spearheaded by a new brand and advertising campaign celebrated Just Eat’s renewed commitment to its 27,000 UK...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How music and cinematic trailers enhance games brand identity

Games pull their audiences into extraordinary worlds made of fantasy, deeply human stories and epic challenges. As the 'gaming' demographic reaches an ever so broad spectrum of audiences all over the world, gaming brands are finding new ways to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

The 5 secrets to a killer brand community that you can learn today

People love coming together for a number of reasons, and more than anything else. It is one of the many things that this global crisis has taught us - and a positive lesson, for once. There is nothing like a worldwide illness to make people feel...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

How to market a sustainable brand and cut through the noise

It's all great to have your brand accredited as a green corporation, but how do you follow through your good intentions with clear actions? In this new era of consumerism, especially as consumer habits are shifting so much in the wake of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Good agencies are better than in-house brand teams – Here's why

Jordan Lonsdale has been in the game long enough to live the two, often discussed sides of the same industry: in-house teams and agencies. According to the Wonderhatch account director, there are several misconceptions thrown into the mix when...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The power of sport in brand activism

Throughout history, athletes have operated in the sphere of public good. From Mohammad Ali resisting the Vietnam War draft, Billie Jean King playing the now infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' match to promote women’s equality, or Colin Kaepernick...

Posted by: Brandpie
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Inspiration

Get to know the 12 brand archetypes

Think about your favourite stories. Did you ever notice that the characters within them fall into broad categories? The hard-drinking detective fuelled by cheap liquor... The femme fatale who always has a perfect put down to hand... The naïve...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Harness the Power of "Why" In Your Brand Story

We all remember great stories. It’s what helps us make connections, strengthens our memories and inspires action. So it is no surprise that brands who use storytelling are the ones that get noticed. Storytelling in marketing is not a new...

Posted by: Emma McCarthy
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Leaders

Creative community called upon to back &Sons global fashion brand

The launch of a pioneering clothing brand &Sons invites members of the creative community to pledge for their style via a Kickstarter campaign calling on those within the creative industries to back a hardwearing, timeless and expertly crafted...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: A2

The A2 ethos is rooted around two core values; everything is designed and hand-crafted locally and family ties are important. The team is headed up by collaborators - and siblings - Sara Larsson and Anna Larsson. Walton The Swedish design duo...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

FIVE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BRAND RELEVANT.

Embrace constant change, keep it new and tell dramatic stories. Freddie Baveystock, our Strategy Director, explains how brands can remain fresh as featured in The Guardian. The ever-changing competition between which brands are hot and which are not...

Posted by: Rufus Leonard
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Inspiration

Brand Stretch

Soft drinks and shower gel. Heavy machinery and hats. A film franchise and manly cologne. At bluemarlin, we believe that all brands have the innate potential to stretch their identity into certain foreign categories. The right positioning and a...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Leaders

Touchdown Duracell: Battery brand tells a poignant brand story

Duracell takes its brand beyond the bunny with a new internet ad featuring the NFL's first legally deaf offensive player Derek Coleman as a brand ambassador. Coleman has defied many critics and former coaches to make it to the NFL in what is an...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Features

Twist and shout. How a town gained a brand from a happy accident.

To create a brand for a new building is to take on one of the most challenging projects in the industry. Once the brick dust has settled and the scaffolding rolled away, there's a need to create an identity and personality for a new development....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

How a pandemic changes brand perceptions

There's no denying that the pandemic has changed consumer behaviour worldwide, forcing the whole creative industry to find new ways to adapt to a new normal. What was perfectly reasonable and effective in a world dominated by reason and logic, such...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why you should care about business purpose in your workplace

About exactly 6 years ago, PWC published a study on the importance of purpose in the work environment. The multinational network highlighted the disconnect between claimed business purpose and the way business leaders operate on a human level. The...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Best brand evolutions and what we can learn from them

Last year was one of change for many players in the creative industries. From brands to agencies and creative services providers, the entire creative sector was forced to adapt or die, embracing new technologies and adopting solutions to ensure...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

How Shift Engage roasted a brand mascot - #BehindTheIdea

There's brave and then there's bold. This short ad by Shift Engage and ALULA Animation Studios probably has a bit of both, with a pinch of genius here and there. It is a proven #fact that chickens cannot fly. Well, not in real life, they can't - but...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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