Storytelling predates writing; the earliest forms were spoken, combined with gestures and expressions. They include fairy tales, myths, legends and many of religious origin. There is much to learn from stories and with brand storytelling it is possible to transform a brand from a frog
Standing out from the crowd is tough! It is common to find products, services and brands making the same claims. In other words, occupying the same brand positioning spaces. For example, almost every business service claims to improve business efficiency. In consumer goods, almost eve
Digitalisation and 24/7 global connectivity increases customer power and supply-side reach. As a result, markets become increasingly competitive over time and not less. Search and algorithms also reduce brands to keywords. These therefore all create pressure for change. And deali
Battle of the nation brands The Scottish electorate vote on the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ on Thursday 18th September 2015. The UK Government state that if a simple majority of the votes cast are in favour of independence, then “Scotland woul
Investing a brand personality is an under-estimated way to help set brands apart and engage customers. Kulula.com is an airline that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Its humorous brand personality is clear through all aspects of the brand experience. So how did this all begin?
SFX: Christmas Bells Ring, ring. Ring, ring! Music has long been associated with Christmas, and Christmas with music. The first specifically Christmas hymns (carols) for Christians appeared in the fourth century. Music is also a terrific gift; the size of the market increases in the r
With around 80% of UK homes (Nielsen: June 2009) now connected to the Internet, surfing the Internet has become an every-day activity for the vast majority. After search engines and social media sites, media brands are amongst the most visited sites on the web. Globally the BBC, IMDB