Inkovations: Brand Strategy
I met Nellie through a friend of a friend. We were making the usual small talk when she dropped casually into the conversation that she was catching a flight to Belfast that night.
“What are doing?” I asked.
“I’m going to have a fight” she replied.
I stared at her, puzzled. But she was deadly serious.
No, she...Read More
At brand strategy workshops I often hand out cards with different logos on them and ask the group to say what each logo means to them. The replies are fascinating … and usually hilarious. At one workshop when someone picked the BMW logo, it provoked some unexpected reactions:
When it comes to naming, make-up brands are at the top of their game:
Just a few of our personal favourites and just the tip of the ultra-blue iceberg of brilliant cosmetic brand names.
So why do make-up brands put...Read More
Last week I wrote about how easy it is to fall back on the same bland, well-worn phrases that everyone else in your industry uses.
Instead, I recommended that you build a lexicon of interesting words that express your brand personality and help you communicate with a consistent tone-of-voice.
In a tone of voice workshop I ran several years ago, I tasked the group with using the tone of voice of different celebrities. The funniest one by far was the press release written in the personality of Jamie Oliver. He has such a distinctive way with words, everything’s “pukka”, “rockin”, “outrageous” or “new stylee” in Jamie’s world....Read More
In 2003, Jesse and Julie Mecham were only just married. They were also completely broke… and stressed.
They were anxious because they wanted to finish University without sinking into debt. To help them get by, Jesse created an Excel spreadsheet to manage their meagre income.
It was so useful, he then decided to sell the...Read More