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Inspiration

Defining Brand – The Most Misconceived Word In Business

When we launched a firm specializing in helping companies measure, build, and leverage brand and its equity to improve performance and increase returns, we knew naming the firm would be pretty important. After all, our name is our first impression....

Posted by: Lysle Wickersham
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Inspiration

Brand connection through storytelling | #BehindTheBrand

One of the challenges for any new business is for the work to establish a meaningful connection with it's potential customers. In some cases it makes sense to look no further than the surrounding community. Any business in a small community with a...

Posted by: Glenn Rummler
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Inspiration

What Brand Believers Know That You Don’t

Long before digital marketing started to suffocate emotional creativity in favor of unnecessarily complex, performance-based blindness, my agency presented a TV spot for a high-end audio brand. We were excited. We had a powerful concept, and we...

Posted by: Lysle Wickersham
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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 Elephant In The Conference Room

Overcoming Confirmation Bias To Improve Business Outcomes Of all the cognitive biases that affect business, confirmation bias might be the most insidious. It’s a challenge for many companies that can negatively impact performance. Smart...

Posted by: Lysle Wickersham
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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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Inspiration

How to build high-value brands (and why you want one)

It was a fact not lost on George Clooney when he and Rande Gerber started Casamigos Tequila: strong brands are worth more. Casamigos, launched in 2013, sold four years later for a cool $1B netting Clooney an easy $233M. Not bad. The financial value...

Posted by: Lysle Wickersham
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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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Features

The rise of the challengers

Purpose-driven brands are proving that businesses can be a force for good, while changing consumer behaviour and unsettling the incumbents. Our Brand Strategist, James, tells us more. In a world that’s rapidly changing and constantly...

Posted by: Better
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Inspiration

Paying down experience debt for luxury and premium brands

There's a saying in marketing: if you want to sell a product, you can charge a hundred pounds. But if you want to sell a story, the sky's the limit. That, in a nutshell, is the power of storytelling. It intrigues and inspires. It connects brand...

Posted by: Woven Agency
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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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Industry

Creating a digital strategy for a legacy brand | #HistoryMonth

Simon Corbett, CEO at Jargon PR and Adam Smith, Managing Director of Rawnet, discuss why legacy brands need to reconsider their digital strategies and reap the benefits, and how customer-centricity will be the key to a successful digital...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

A new branding strategy for golf’s oldest championship #BehindTheBrand

The R&A has launched its first significant rebrand for The Open, golf’s original major championship, in eight years with independent consultancy Zag. The rebrand, independent consultancy Zag, coincided with the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to bridge the healthcare brand gap

While creativity might be flourishing in healthcare, the true potential of brand as strategic business asset is too often overlooked. James March, Category Director, Health & Wellness explores how we can bridge the brand gap – with Andrew Gardner,...

Posted by: Conran Design Group
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Workshop

Brand identity design: your guide to everything worth knowing

What is a brand identity? Your brand identity can also be referred to as your corporate identity and goes beyond simple logo design or branding services. Instead, it includes any tangible element that lets you differentiate yourself from the...

Posted by: Think Design Manchester Ltd
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Inspiration

AboundStudio reshapes brand experience for Vabel | #BehindTheBrand

Vabel, the property brand committed to elevating the standard of London living, partnered with strategic design agency AboundStudio to translate their personality, unique approach and ethos into a compelling narrative and distinctive design language...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow Shradha Bhatia, Strategy Director at Wolff Olins

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? There’s very little typicality or predicatability in the work that I do, so I like to start my days with structure. A typical morning for me begins with a workout and a coffee. I like to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The sustainable brand is the successful brand

In today's boardrooms, sustainability is increasingly becoming a vital aspect of an organisation's brand strategy. Consumers are becoming more conscious of the environmental and social impacts of the products they buy, and they are looking for brands...

Posted by: Continuous
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Inspiration

Flicker, Flash & Flare - Is TikTok right for every brand?

TikTok is one of today’s fastest growing apps. It dominates the social media sphere. For anyone over the age of 30 (just kidding), it’s an innovative and free-to-use app which lets users produce bite-sized content. Its latest genius...

Posted by: BrandOpus
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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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Inspiration

What’s in a name? The subtle art of naming your brand #BrandMonth

Imagine if Apple was Pear or Coca-Cola was Cola-Coca. Would we still be celebrating them as some of the most popular brands in the world today? Of course, we have no way of knowing definitively but the sheer ubiquity of those names means it’s...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The Power of Brand Identity

So, what is a brand, and why is having a distinct identity so important? Marty Neumeier helpfully defines a brand as ‘a customer’s gut feel about a company’. It’s a simple definition which rightly expresses that a brand isn’t just a logo...

Posted by: Catch A Fire Agency
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Features

WHSmith and How NOT to Do a Brand Identity Rollout

There are few retail brands in the UK as beloved as WH Smith and now that the Post Office has officially shat the bed as far as public perception is concerned, it remains perhaps the last bastion of wholesome, stationery-based high street...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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