The cycle time from the small seed of an idea to successful scale has shortened dramatically. Barriers to entry have never been lower. Capital is plentiful. This may sound like the start to another technology startup story, but actually we are talking about startups in consumer packaged goods. Steve Demos,
Most brands face a slippery slope when it comes to their engines of content creation. We live in a day and age when the term “content marketing” stumbles out of a brand’s mouth almost as often as buzzwords like “big data” and “native advertising.” Woe the brand that is not
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, companies of all stripes rushed to release statements citing the need for “change” and “solidarity.” A meaningful subset of those companies promised to review internal policies for racial bias, improve hiring practices, or make
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands such as Allbirds, Casper, Peloton, and Warby Parker have creatively found a weakness in the marketing citadel of incumbent brands. By using data gleaned from daily interactions with customers, these brands have been able to adapt how they serve their unique customer communities across a start-to-finish purchase
Neuromarketing is a controversial practice that involves studying consumers’ brains in order to influence our decisions. It’s based on the idea that 90% of the decisions we make are taken at a subconscious level. If a brand can speak directly to our ‘gut instinct’, bypassing reason, they will sell more
How to create breakthrough marketing campaigns that achieve staggering consumer response rates by harnessing the power of R.E.D. Marketing: Relevance, Ease, Distinctiveness. In this session, we will hear from Ken Muench, CMO of Yum! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, The Habit Burger Grill) and former Yum! Brands CEO Greg
These entrepreneurs have built successful businesses by bypassing wholesale and selling directly to consumers. How did they tackle the challenges? A live discussion featuring Tim Brown, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Allbirds; Hilary Coles, Co-Founder, Hims & Hers; Emma Grede, Co-Founder & CEO, Good American; moderated by Nick Blunden, Chief Commercial Officer,
“Even before Covid-19, Gen Z was eschewing traditional social media for “digital campfires,” more intimate online destinations where they private message or connect either in micro-communities or larger shared experiences. In 2020, activity on these platforms exploded, and digital campfires became a force defining not only how Gen Z audiences
Most businesses around the world are being forced to take a hard look at their budgets, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The smart ones, however, have realized that increasing spend on things like customer experience could be highly valuable in keeping their businesses afloat during this tenuous business climate. Even
A brand is a constantly-evolving entity. Your brand strategy should not only highlight your company’s identity today, but how you plan to evolve in the future in the pursuit of your unique vision. Of course, just because your brand shouldn’t remain static, doesn’t mean that it should be constantly changing either. After all, the more your identity changes, the more confused your customers will become.
“Branding is the profound manifestation of the human spirit,” says designer and podcaster Debbie Millman. In a historical odyssey that she illustrated herself, Millman traces the evolution of branding, from cave paintings to flags to beer labels and beyond. She explores the power of symbols to unite people, beginning with prehistoric communities who used them to represent beliefs and identify affiliations to modern companies that adopt logos and trademarks to market their products – and explains how branding reflects the state of humanity.
In this age of limitless expansion, ambitious business owners know that conquering a local market is just the beginning. The real goal for many aspiring companies is to achieve worldwide domination through a comprehensive global branding strategy.
So, how do you go global? Like any significant brand-building campaign, a global strategy requires care, focus and careful planning. Here’s your guide to creating the ultimate expansion strategy.