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JWT’s Take On Marketing Trends 2015

Posted by in Advertising, Consumer, Innovation, Technology

With the new year right in front of our noses, it’s time to look at what 2015 marketing trends might hold. Thankfully, many agencies are happy to provide their predictions. One of the more extensive looks into the future (110 pages) is served by JWT Intelligence: The Future 100 offers a glimpse into trends in food, beauty, retail and more. And obviously, it is mostly about our favorite target audience – the Millennials. It makes for a good (holiday) read and will probably give you at least one idea for 2015….read more

What A Priest Told Me About Lovemarks

Posted by in Advertising, Communication, Consumer

Two weeks ago I attended the wedding of my cousin. I expected to hear a lot about love and faith and relationships. What I didn’t expect was hearing about brands. Most of you have probably heard of the lovemarks concept, introduced by Kevin Roberts some 12 years ago. That book made me think about the power of brands and ultimately got me into advertising. Over the years I somewhat dreaded how everyone got obsessed with their brand having to become a lovemark – a brand people were loyal to beyond…read more

Two Questions on Brand Differentiation.

Posted by in Strategy

I have read a really interesting article dealing with the question if it might actually be more important for a brand to be interesting than being different. If I got it right, the author argues that research shows that people don’t really make differences between particular brands, marking the whole process of positioning and differentiating at least, let’s say, overrated. The article sparked to different questions in my head that I’ll try to bring together in the following paragraphs.   #1 What if it is a methodical problem? Without having access…read more

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