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Workshop

A guide to reviewing your brand: 13 key questions

We understand that a full-rebrand is a big deal and requires quite a level of commitment and valuable resources. The strength of your brand gives you an advantage over your competitors, so we recommend re-assessing your branding every so often. This...

Posted by: Progression Design
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Inspiration

Two trends influencing the performance of your brand

The best-laid strategies have to be amenable to change. In the long term, market forces, cultural changes and technological innovation can all shift the foundations you’ve built on. And as Darwin explained: it’s not the strongest that...

Posted by: Bray Leino
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Leaders

The Future: Lifestyle Branding

Customers are increasingly pushing for more experiences - viewed as a luxury to share and embrace. Lifestyle brands need to give consumers bigger, better, bolder and more distinct experiences. Lifestyle branding is about: Storytelling and engaging...

Posted by: Noir Agency
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Features

5 Minutes with... Blair Thomson - Creative Director at Believe In

"I'm a creative thinker. My role is a combination of design, creative direction, brand strategy, and all the business and management side of agency life." -- Blair Thomson -- How did you get started in the industry? Started out as the unofficial...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Let’s pretend - Social influencers turn virtual

Activists, trendsetters, mummy bloggers, Youtubers, pet influencers, unboxers and Instagrammers. Everywhere you look on social media there is someone trying to steer your choice for your next purchase, be it a snack, trainers or a new car. But what...

Posted by: ifour
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Inspiration

Why better digital branding means a better 2021

2020. Well, that was crap. So look, we know it was a rubbish year, and we know you heard another 1,278 times that it was a rubbish year before that rubbish year was done. So instead of listing out a myriad of reasons why 2020 was a dumpster fire of...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Inspiration

Why? & The Golden Circle

I was reminded recently, whilst watching the various political party election kick-offs, of a book by Simon Sinek called “Start with why”. As David and Ed start kicking metaphorical lumps out of each other, it occurred to me just how far...

Posted by: BWP Group
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Leaders

Introducing HolaBrief.com, a better way to create design briefs

A lot happened since my last post talking about my branding process. I started new projects with clients I already had which made me realise how much they trust me. I met new people willing to start new collaborations. I also received (and declined)...

Posted by: Fernando Ifran
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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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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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Inspiration

Brand Perspective with Lisa Hogg, EMEA Marketing Director at TOMS

As part of our "Brand Perspective" Annual 2018 judges series, meet Lisa Hogg. Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I am a Brand Marketing professional and currently am the EMEA Marketing Director for TOMS, based in Amsterdam. I...

Posted by: Heather Deacon
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Features

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

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

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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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

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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Industry

Behind the Brand: the wild experimentation of Desperados

When looking for examples of boldness in branding, a few names usually come to mind. Heineken, Coca-Cola, Burger King... Desperados. A brand like Desperados has wild experimentation in its very DNA. Born 25 years ago, Desperados thrives in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Innovation, brand value and the customer journey

Consumer decision making is changing, and that’s impacting brand loyalty. This became clear to me while I was researching a presentation I made at an event held to examine the role and the market opportunity presented by online video. One of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

4 steps to becoming a sustainable brand

The pressure on businesses to become sustainable is on. Global trends such as digitalisation and the climate crisis have led to an increased awareness of social and environmental issues. Legislation is being strengthened on both national and global...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Turn up the volume on your brand identity

It’s obvious when you think about it. Your brand speaks to your audience. It occupies ‘mental space’ in the minds of your most loyal consumers. You NEED to know how it sounds to your customers. But you probably won’t find...

Posted by: ifour
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Inspiration

Conscious consumerism and what it means for your brand - part I

Remember when we went mad for organic? In 2002 the UK industry was estimated to be worth £1 billion. Galvanised by a pesticide-free product that promised better taste and nutritional value, champions of organic produce threw serious shade on the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Inspiration

How To Master the Omnichannel Brand Experience

The original article was published on Brand Quarterly. Knowing the difference between a brand providing a multichannel and omnichannel experience for your consumers is vital to understanding how to ignite true brand affinity. In an age of...

Posted by: LEAP
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: Casper & the new frontiers of sleep

In the last year, Casper have claimed a spot in Time’s Best 25 Inventions of 2015, won a Big Innovation Award, been finalists of a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, and bagged a spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. These aren’t...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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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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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: PAX - "The iPhone of Vaporizers"

In 2007, two Stanford Design Program graduates, James Monsees and Adam Bowen, came together and formed the company Ploom with the aim of innovating the portable vaporization market - an area which they rightly felt “lacked...

Posted by: Kate Lewin

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