Guest Post: How digital experiences helped Emirates NBD build a $3.4 billion financial services brand

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While we spend our days at Emirates NBD trying to make our customers’ lives easier, marketing is becoming anything but. Caught between revenues that are hard to find, elusive budgets and ever more demanding customer expectations, the rules of the game refuse to sit still. Furthermore, brands are competing harder than ever to be heard, understood and loved by their audiences.

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Guest Post: How Turkish Airlines used social media and sports personalities to build engaging brand experiences

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To successfully integrate digital channels into the overall brand experience, marketers need to understand which channels and what type of content perform. According to a McKinsey (2014) report, 7 over the next five years, digital advertising will be the fastest-growing advertising segment, with projected compound annual increases to 2018 of 15.1 per cent, compared with 5 per cent for TV (including advertising, out-of-home advertising and cinema).

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Why your brand needs values

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When the Chief Marketing Officer mentions brand values in the boardroom they can be treated with disdain. Eyes roll. Disparaging glances are passed. Brand marketing mumbo jumbo. Nothing could be further from the truth. Brand values are important. They are powerful brand assets. This post explains why.

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Defining great brand values: Five practical pointers

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A surprising number of brands have values that are about as useful as a chocolate fireguard. Seriously. They do. Unfortunately, this only becomes apparent when brands try to bring their values to life via the experiences they want to build. Things grind to a halt because their brand values simply don’t work. All is not lost. Executives that do a good job of creating great brand values articulate values that are unique, specific, active, deliberate and balanced. This post will show you how to do the same.

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Clearwater International Appoints Wavelength for Internal Brand Engagement Project

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We’re delighted to announce that Clearwater International has appointed Wavelength to work on an internal brand engagement project. Clearwater International is a corporate finance house that offers a suite of advisory services including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), company sales management buy-outs (MBOs) and fundraising. They employ 200 people in 15 offices around the world with deals in excess of €50bn to date.

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Wavelength’s founder Publishes Brand Experiences Book

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Dr. Darren Coleman, Founder and Managing Consultant of Birmingham-based branding agency Wavelength Marketing, has published a book on branding with specialist publisher Kogan Page. Titled Building Brand Experiences: A Practical Guide to Retaining Brand Relevance, the book will be launched globally (except the USA) on 3rd July, then in the USA on 28th July. The likes of WH Smith, Waterstones, Blackwell’s, Foyles in addition to Barnes & Noble will stock the book.
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