There is an ever-growing trend towards “nostalgia,” hence the throwbacks from Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Doritos, Nike, candy companies, and prominently through the NFL this past season. As technology is moving us forward at warp-speed, the economy is in disarray, and the world seems to be filled with disaster, consumers want to feel safe and familiar again.
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January 9th, 2007 · No Comments
Gap, the company that helped make khaki beige a fashion statement, is to review its Gap and Old Navy brands after the retailer revealed disappointing sales in December and expected increased pressure in January.Total sales for December were down by 10% on results posted two years ago, at $2.34bn. The company has been in the middle of a two-year rebranding operation but has admitted it has failed and will review its strategy at the two divisions.
Tags: Famous Brands
July 24th, 2006 · No Comments
Paris is romance, Milan is style, New York is energy, Washington is power, Tokyo is modernity, Lagos is corruption, Barcelona is culture, Rio is fun. These are the brands of cities, and they are inextricably tied to the histories and destinies of all these places. Branding is a tool that can be used by cities [...]
March 27th, 2006 · No Comments
Innovation has become important first, to the perpetuation of businesses (a process of renewal): without regular innovation, brands lose their salt and are eventually overtaken by market events. Secondly, innovation is a major driver of growth and profitability, though it may work against the brand if it does not align with the core tenets of [...]
February 9th, 2006 · No Comments
The problem is that the logo is not understood by many in the first place–even some designers. It is not simply a commodity that you can purchased to make your business appear better than it really is. It also is not an adornment that everyone needs, in order to look legitimate. The logo is actually [...]
February 7th, 2006 · 1 Comment
Product branding is a well-known phenomenon in marketing. A brand is a promise to the customer that goes beyond the generic product, the technical and physical attributes. When selling a branded product the company promises that the consumer will achieve special qualities by using the product, different qualities than when using a similar non branded [...]
Tags: Corporate Branding
January 30th, 2006 · No Comments
Tampa Bay Business Journal has an interesting article on branding putting up a list of five cornerstones of a brand strategy. It’s time to get moving, step up to the plate and get your business ready to rock and roll in this new year. Your branding can simply make your business forgettable or unforgettable Great [...]
November 1st, 2005 · No Comments
While many companies outside of China contemplate the riches to be made, they must be aware of the increasing competition originating from that country into global markets.
September 20th, 2005 · 1 Comment
For any company, branding is critically important it reflects and shapes relationships with its stakeholders customers, media, investors. Branding could mean the difference between success and failure. Just found an interesting article from author of author of Asian Brand Strategy: How Asia Builds Strong Brands, Martin Roll presenting 10 crucial steps for succesful corporate branding strategy:
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September 14th, 2005 · No Comments
A brand is state of mind, a mental image that consumers have based on experiences with a company and its products. Successful branding is a process to determine how you can create your own state of mind with customers, and how that can drive growth — the ultimate reason for a brand.