How Just Eat Keeps Delivering Growth

Just Eat, the take-away food delivery group, has grown strongly during our crazy Covid times: 2020 first half revenues of $1.2 billion were up +44% vs. year ago (1). The UK Marketing Director, [...]

10 lessons from Gymshark’s billion dollar brand building

There’s lots to learn from the growth of fitness brand Gymshark, covering everything from product design to consumer insight and media channel innovation. The company has come a long way [...]

Should you take a social stand like Ben & Jerry’s?

Ben & Jerry’s doesn’t just whip up tasty ice cream, it also whips up media storms by campaigning on social issues. The latest controversial Twitter campaign challenged the UK’s home secretary [...]

How should brands respond to the Covid crisis? 

“How should we change our media spend and marketing strategy during the current crisis?” is a question most companies are asking themselves at the moment. A huge 67% of US brands and agencies are [...]

Alila hotels: bottling the magic of a truly distinctive service brand

Post by Remona Duquense, Managing Partner for South East Asia. Luxury boutique hospitality business Alila is one my favourite examples of a distinctive service brand. And I was lucky enough to [...]

Danone’s distinctive innovation taps into local culture

Post by Bety Martinez, brandgym Partner based in Mexico City. Breaking through the stream of new products launched every month is a tough challenge. Danone’s new line of [...]

Corona Protect Paradise: BRAND social responsibility in action

Last week I stocked up on Corona for a gathering at home organised by one of my daughters, Chloé. And whilst putting the beers in the fridge, I noticed an on-pack promotion: Plastic Doesn’t [...]

Bringing to life a vision: ’Housing Britain’ by the Prince’s Foundation’s 

Today I found inspiration on bringing to life a brand vision from an unusual source: Housing Britain: A Call to Action from The Prince’s Foundation, whose leader is Prince Charles (1). The report [...]

HAS Gillette’s social stand helped them grow? The CEO’s story

I hoped that last night’s British Brands Group lecture by Gillette CEO Gary Coombe would help answer the question from my January 19 post : Will Gillette’s ‘brand purpose’ [...]

Will Gillette’s ‘brand purpose’ film get them growing again? (UPDATED)

Is Gillette’s new ‘brand purpose’ film, We Believe, “The worst marketing move of the whole year,” as Mark Ritson suggests (1), or an inspired bit of [...]

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