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).
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.
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.
This post shares five ways you can get the c-suite on your side when selling the brand experience business case into them. Outlining how brand experiences drive performance, enhance happiness, facilitate differentiation, guide omnichannel strategy and help people connect are outlined ways of doing this.
The good folks from Branding Strategy Insider invited us to write a guest post which outlined the factors that shape brand experiences today.
Emotion in B2B branding is often overlooked so we were more than happy to write a guest post for our friends at Branding Strategy Insider on the topic.
The best brands don’t compete based on what they do. They compete based on how they do what they do. This boils down to their brand experience. Savvy brand marketers use customer journey maps to explain the experiences they want to deliver. Are you in that club?
Interaction is powerful because it helps strengthen brand associations in memory. The more your customers interact with your brand the stronger the connection between your brand and its category becomes, i.e. increase in synaptic efficacy. This is why ruthless consistency and repetition is key. Coca-Cola and happiness is a classic example.