Magnum Pleasure Store: refreshing a powerful brand property

The Magnum Pleasure Store is a rare example of a marketing program that a brand has successfully stuck with for the long term. The pop-up stores have been set up in major European cities each [...]

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 [...]

Customer CARE when things go bad: how Emirates got it wrong

Guest post by Prasad Narasimhan, Managing Partner based in Bangalore India, and a specialist in Brand Experience. They say that a man’s true character only reveals itself in tough times. The same [...]

‘Bake in your brand’ to find space in a cluttered market: COMET meetings

Post by Anne Charbonneau, Managing Partner based in Amsterdam. A couple of weeks ago, one of my clients introduced me to COMET, a new player in the meeting room rental market. As we run workshops [...]

Retail revitalisation has Pets at Home sales purring

Pets at Home is bucking the trend for retailers to struggle and even go bust. They have just posted forecast-beating first half results, with a near 19% growth in underlying pre-tax profit and an [...]

Can ‘Brand CEO’ Julian Dunkerton supercharge Superdry?

Julian Dunkerton of Superdry is the latest ‘Brand CEO’ that I’m backing with cold, hard cash. Brand CEOs are leaders who are the living, breathing embodiment of their brands. I first posted on [...]

The Jolly Hog: sausage & sizzle in action

This week’s post is about a brand that literally combines product ‘sausage’ and emotional ‘sizzle’ to create a compelling proposition. I caught up for breakfast [...]

Brand AND deliver: beyond ‘image wrapper’ branding to brand-led business

Over the years, I’ve walked into a number of advertising campaign briefings only to realise halfway through that the company didn’t need advertising, it needed branding. Advertising is only [...]

Tiffany’s brand revitalisation: balancing freshness and consistency

Revitalising a brand is a tricky task, requiring a delicate balance of freshness and consistency, especially when the brand in question has 182 years of heritage. Alessandro Bogliolo faced this [...]

How Bieber boosted Popsicle’s social reach x 12,474

A great example of ‘influencer advocacy’ caught my eye this week, in a Linked In post by Unilever’s Aline Santos about Justin Bieber’s social posting on the Popsicle brand. Influencer [...]

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