Wednesday , August 23 2017

Branding

The Assumption Fallacy

SIZE 2C - The Danger of Assuming w TAG

Recently, Porsche ran an advertising campaign to promote their new Cayenne S E-Hybrid electric/gasoline SUV in Scandinavia. The core aim of the campaign was to establish awareness that the new vehicle had been manufactured by the most skilled designers and engineers in the car industry, and the tag …

Read More »

Should Skoda stop using the “Simply clever” slogan?

simply clever w smoke

The aftermath of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal (nicknamed ‘dieselgate’) has just started. In September 2015, customers were told that the falsified emissions reports would affect not more than 482,000 cars, but since then, this number has risen to more than 11 million. That figure makes VW’s scandal counts as …

Read More »

Apple’s lack of ethics is decreasing profits

Apple Logo Pic1

These days, we are catching a glimpse of what might be the future at Apple: Its continuous success of rising share prices, earnings and revenues might be over. A 27% decrease in share prices within a year is one sign of a changing tide: Financial experts at Bloomberg, …

Read More »

Harry Potter’s Marketing Empire Breaks Down

HP Pottermore1

Without a doubt, Harry Potter is one of the best-known fictional characters to inspire some of the most successful products of recent decades. Not only are the haunting tales of Potter’s adventures particularly well-crafted, the marketing empire has done well when it comes to captivating readers’ hearts, thereby eliciting …

Read More »

Stop glorifying terrorism and promoting ISIS

STOP4

Would you be offended if I glorified the members or actions of ISIS? Or if I said the Paris attackers were cunning and tactical? Or if I called Anders Behring Breivik savvy, dominant, resourceful, impressive, or even a mastermind? Of course, I wouldn’t say those things. Yet this …

Read More »

The One Idea That Could Save McDonald’s

McDon2

McDonald’s is in trouble. Sales have dropped (see WSJ), the brand image is weak, and the company seems to have lost its sizzle. Every other business magazine is writing a story about the decline of the brand (1, 2, 3, 4 etc.) and the company itself seems to be reacting …

Read More »

How Sony Can Boost Its Brand Image: Put More Super Gear On Display

sony2

We’ve heard it too many times: All the top professionals prefer this particular brand (and therefore it’s the best). It’s a unique position in the brand ranking hierarchy to be the brand preferred by the best.  Then you don’t have to remind your customers that you have something …

Read More »

How VW Can Regain Trust: Communicate The Opposite

VW PIC STD WEB

The diesel emissions falsification disaster is a difficult case for Volkswagen because many fundamental brand values and beliefs towards VW have been damaged. Greed, arrogance, dishonesty and product deception were not at all a part of VW’s brand image in the past. But now, these negative traits have …

Read More »