Helping B2B understand why it should invest in brand
I think that outside the realm of B2B marketing, clients generally have a poor understanding of brand and why they should invest in it. I also think that’s because we (agencies) do a bad job of explaining why.
Better Branding During a Recession
As I sit here in October 2022, it looks like we're heading into a recession.
Brand Insight, Foundations
Setting out your Brand Mission
We've been going through our brand definition process, going into some detail with vision and values. Now we're getting into the meat of that brand sandwich, your brand's mission.
Brand Insight, Brand Definition, Foundations
Creating the vision for your brand.
Creating a vision for your brand seems straightforward when looking at other companies. They seem so self-evident, so obvious.
The Purpose of Personas
At some point in a brand project, we’re faced with a persona. These can have many names, marketing/buyer/user persona, but they are usually a one slide archetype that represents an idealised customer.
Good to know, Brand Insight
What is Brand?
We've done many, many articles in this journal on how we see brand working in your business. From how it manifests itself in content to the need for strong brand architecture, we've covered many bases.
Target markets: defining who you’re really talking to
Every once in a while, I’ll read a brief and stop in my tracks when I get to the target audience section. I can’t help but think, “you think you know… but you have no idea.”
Brand Insight, Brand Strategy
Why Are All Whisky Brands The Same?
In our time as a brand firm, we’ve done our fair share of work in the whisky sector. And the one thing that has been consistent across it has been that all the brands seem to be saying more or less the same thing.
Good to know, Brand Insight
Can’t Buy Me Brand Love
So, Aladdin gets into the cave and finds an old lamp. Aladdin rubs the old lamp to give it a wee clean and out pops a genie. A fucking genie. Genie has three wishes that he can bestow on Aladdin...
Brand Insight, Market Research
Brand Research Tips
Research. It’s a polarising topic. Rarely do we see research apathy: you either love or hate it. If you love it, chances are you’ve seen the value – it’s given your brand clarity or strengthened your marketing strategy. But if you hate it...
Brand Insight, Brand Definition
Brand Building Recipe for Success
There’s a formula for brand success and it’s really no different from that tried-and-true recipe you always go back to. When it comes to brand, we know what works – simplicity, quality and consistency – and it’s what’s worked for a very long time.
Brand Lessons from Apple
I feel for clients as they go around their agencies—presentations, suggestions, observations and, occasionally, insights. And then, when talking through a particular challenge, they are brought up. The Jesus of Modern Branding: Apple.