These days, there is a lot of discussion on rebranding, brand refresh and brand rethink in the advertising and brand communications industry. Not sure that is a good sign, because ideally brands ought to be consistent in their product offerings as well as in the way they relate to consumers. In fact, an article shared… Continue reading Rebrand, Refresh, Rethink – the What and Why of Change
Tag: Brand strategy
Colour-conscious, Are We?
I have observed many new conscious biases and prejudices in the world of work for so many years now, that I wonder if this is just a trend or something more enduring. If it’s the latter, we ought to have reasons to be seriously concerned. It is recent, irrational and to that extent speaks of… Continue reading Colour-conscious, Are We?
Spotting Brands with Revival Power
There are times in every brand or company’s life, when it ages, or its audience ages, or the brand’s performance seems jaded and stuck in a rut. The reasons could be many. From the product’s features not keeping pace, to the market having outgrown the product, to stiff competition in the marketplace. We have all… Continue reading Spotting Brands with Revival Power
Whatever Happened to the ‘Life’ in Slice of Life Advertising?
It’s been a while since I wrote about advertising and brand communications on my blog, even if I have been sharing my thoughts and ideas on brands here. I mean, it’s been a while since I wrote about our business and the industry in India, and it’s not only because I have been out of… Continue reading Whatever Happened to the ‘Life’ in Slice of Life Advertising?
Tea Wellness as Part of Brand India
Many months ago, I had written a blog post as well as a SlideShare presentation on Indian companies and brands in the global arena. In it, I had shared my thoughts on how many Indian companies had gone global in operations, but hadn’t done enough to build global brands yet. I had also shared my… Continue reading Tea Wellness as Part of Brand India
Nothing Succeeds Like Success, Until You’re Lost
In connection with my last blog post on brands in which I had written about how brands that take a long hiatus can make a comeback, I would now like to think and write about hugely successful brands that lose their way. Not that they disappear, just that they seem to be stuck in a… Continue reading Nothing Succeeds Like Success, Until You’re Lost
Let’s Get Digital Brands Growing
Regular readers of my blog probably know well by now that I don’t think the digital medium is suited to brand-building. At least not in its current form. I have written a few pieces on the subject already. And many might be wondering why I would even be remotely interested in writing about digital brands,… Continue reading Let’s Get Digital Brands Growing
Brands and Inflation, What’s the Connection?
Since inflation is the most important topic of discussion these days across the world, I began to think about how that affects brands and how brands in turn manage inflation. Is there a connection at all, and if so, what are the different dynamics at work? Effects of cost-push inflation At the outset, all companies… Continue reading Brands and Inflation, What’s the Connection?
How Can Brands Grow Without Growing Old?
Sometime in 2019, I had written a blog post about brands ageing well and in it I had lamented the fact that every brand wants to chase millennials and Gen Z, whether it makes sense for the brand or not. Therefore, every brand also wants to always be young, hip, cool and trendy, whether it… Continue reading How Can Brands Grow Without Growing Old?
How Cultural Heritage Can Build a Brand
It is not that unusual or uncommon to find brands using a particular aspect or dimension of a country’s cultural heritage to build their brand image. Think of Scotch Whiskies or wines and there are many that leverage a nation’s culture to build their brand or an entire product category. I have shared my thoughts… Continue reading How Cultural Heritage Can Build a Brand