‘Rocketing’ for faster and cheaper ‘innovation: brandgym research part 2

This post looks at how marketers can respond to the ‘innovation squeeze’ introduced in last week’s blog: the dual demands of lower costs AND rapid innovation to drive topline [...]

Innovate faster & cheaper to beat ‘the innovation squeeze’: brandgym research part 1

Our 12th annual research project focuses on the hot topic of innovation. In this first of two posts we look at the relationship between innovation and cost cutting: have big brands focused less [...]

Inside an insurgent: the Gran Luchito story

Post by Jon Goldstone, Managing Partner (Global) based in London According to 88% of marketing directors in our research (posted here) smaller, ’insurgent’ brands pose a serious threat to big [...]

Brand purpose for business growth: ellaOne

Post by David Nichols, Group Managing Partner and Head of Brand-led Innovation Many companies we talk to today are interested in brand purpose. The challenge is to ensure that any brand purpose [...]

The power of simply asking “WHY?”

Post by Anne Charbonneau, Managing Partner based in Amsterdam Asking questions and being a good listener is key to ‘getting under the skin’ of brand and business issues and unlocking learning. [...]

8 consumer intimacy methods for a connected world

Getting close to consumers to build ‘consumer intimacy‘ has always been a priority for marketers. And, if anything, this is becoming more important in today’s world where attitudes [...]

We Transfer: to grow the core, less is more

We Transfer’s co-founder and President Damian Bradfield explained in a recent Times article (1) how he and his team have built a successful brand by focusing on being brilliant at ONE [...]

Quality in-store activation from Quality Street

Sometimes the simplest brand ideas are the best. In particular, ideas don’t always have to rely on product innovation, they can be based on marketing innovation, as Quality Street* recently [...]

The “3 Fs”: How fame, fluency and feeling drive brand growth

Fame, fluency and feeling are the three key drivers of brand growth, according to extensive research shared with us by one of our insight agency partners, System 1, at our global brandgym Partner [...]

Snickers ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’: the best global campaign ever?

Research for a recent project highlighted what is perhaps the best global marketing campaign ever: ’You’re not you when you’re hungry’, by Snickers. We tipped the campaign for the top [...]

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