Building a brand – the fundamentals of communications
So, it’s done. Your killer technology is built and ready to change the world. You understand it completely. You understand the effect it will have on your industry and markets, a
Going loco with your logo
Your logo needs to be perfect – a distinctive combination of colours and shapes and ideally a magical X-factor that sums up your story. It should be, too, after all those meeting
What’s the purpose of brand purpose?
Terry Smith – a bland name for such an outspoken uber-rich mega-fund manager – was not a happy man. Fundsmith Equity, the operation he runs from his sunny Mauritian idyll, had
007 shakes and stirs brands into life
Bond… James Bond… gives a stellar cast of international brands a license to thrill their customers with glamorous high octane stories. Supercars screech, vintage champa
Ready… steady… wait… actually go!
After a year’s delay, the starting gun finally sounded in Japan and the Covid-hit Olympics burst into life with the world’s finest athletes battling to transform years
Taglines – because they’re worth it
Walmart’s tagline ‛Save Money. Live Better.’ is nuts-and-bolts effective. Short and to the point. Four words, two ideas. And it says almost everything you need to know about
Marketing is a simple game… if you spot the next Michael Jordan
In 1996, I interviewed Michael Jordan in the changing room at the San Antonio Alamodome as he prepared for the All-Star game. It did not feel like an interview with a normal human
A blast from the past: Nostalgia marketing is taking us back to the future
My wife is not a fan of washing up, but for a few short weeks, she simply couldn’t resist standing at the kitchen sink, pulling on the Marigolds and plunging her hands into the h
Brand activism – is it the future?
How political should a company or brand be in today’s post-truth world? After backing American footballer Colin Kaepernick, who famously knelt during the national anthem befo
How to optimize social media for business
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a popular idiom, but most people do not have the time or patience to look past a dull front page. Today, think of social media as your co