brand strategy

WPP’s Connie Chan: Brand leaders should “adopt brand challenger strategies”

On Friday, August 17th, in Singapore, Econsultancy is hosting an afternoon event which will feature talks by some of the top marketing talent in the region.

We’re calling the event ‘Digital Divas‘ as, unlike our other events, this one will feature fresh insights exclusively from women in senior marketing positions. For those in Singapore, you can book your spot here.

Marketing science expert Astha Kalbag: “I don’t think marketers should fall in the trap of ‘proving’ ROI”

Digital Divas 2018‘ is an Econsultancy Asia-Pacific event being held in Singapore on Friday, August 17th and will feature the thought leadership of women in marketing.

For those who are able to attend, please click here to book your spot. For those who cannot attend, or are interested in finding out a bit more about it, Econsultancy has conducted short interviews with each speaker to find out their thoughts on the marketing landscape and their views on how senior marketers can progress in their careers.

NTUC Income’s Jennifer Villalobos: The definition of brand as we know it “is completely lost”

Jennifer Villalobos is a true ‘digital diva’. After a decade of leadership roles at Google, Ms. Villalobos now heads Digital Business & Strategic Partnerships at one of Asia’s largest insurance firms: NTUC Income.

For those in the Singapore region, Ms. Villalobos will be discussing some of her experiences, offering insights about the digital landscape and even giving some career advice at our upcoming event ‘Digital Divas’ on Friday, August 17th.  Click here to find out more and request your seat!

How brands use colour psychology to reinforce their identities

A brand’s choice of colour is a fundamental element that reinforces both its personality and the qualities of the products and/or services it offers.

Some brands are so iconic that it is possible to identify them from just a single pantone colour without an accompanying logo. Others, including Cadbury, Barbie and UPS, have even gone so far as to trademark their defining shades. So why do brands place such importance on colour and what impact does it have on the way consumers perceive them?

Marketing in 2018: Too tactical and not strategic enough?

Much is written about marketing ‘strategies’ and ‘tactics’, and these two terms are often used interchangeably.

Doing so is not usually a problem (we all know, for example, what search marketing is whether it’s called a strategy or a tactic), but it is useful to distinguish strategies and tactics when trying to identify marketing trends.

Four key traits of ‘human’ brands

As the year draws to a close, talk naturally turns to what the biggest trends of 2018 will be. Will AI dominate? Is personalisation yet again going to take centre stage?

Interestingly, it seems the one thing consumers will look for in the year ahead is a brand that sounds exactly like they do. In other words, emotional intelligence – i.e. the ability to empathise and engage like a human – will become the biggest consumer expectation of all.

Four reasons you may need to rebrand your business

Whether it’s due to a bad reputation or increasing competition in the market, rebranding is often a good option for companies looking to turn around waning fortunes.

It’s not always easy, of course. What if a rebrand alienates an existing customer-base, or backfires as a result of inconsistent or flimsy strategy? These are big questions to consider. 

Lessons in brand building from Deliciously Ella

There aren’t many people that have created an entire business on the back of a blog, but Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella) has done just that.

With four books, three London-based delis, and a range of food products – Deliciously Ella is now a fully-fledged brand in its own right.

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How brands are using empathy to enhance marketing

What makes customers buy into a brand? 

In the past, we might have said heritage or prestige, and perhaps more recently, instant gratification or entertainment. Now, ‘empathy’ seems to be the buzzword of the moment, with many brands aiming to create meaningful content that truly resonates with consumers. 

A day in the life of… a brand naming consultant

Sasha Stack is a partner at Lippincott, a creative consultancy that specialises in brand, innovation and culture.

Sasha works in the brand strategy group and leads the naming team. Let’s find out what she does with her day…

Three reasons fast food brands use secret menus

What’s pink and blue and comes with a casual 56 grams of sugar? That’ll be the Unicorn Frappucino, which is sadly not a joke, but a legitimate limited edition drink recently created by Starbucks.

It’s also just one example of a brand using hidden menu items as part of a marketing strategy.