3 months, 27 days ago

Make Your Brand “Voice” Loud and Clear.

(Forrester clients, read full report “Give Your Brand A Voice — Literally” here) Voice is marketing’s most significant paradigm shift this decade —one that has far-reaching implications for how brands engage customers and prospects. Read Fo…

6 months, 2 days ago

All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

The internet has enabled brands to sell more of their products to an ever-expanding universe of shoppers, but digital distribution has also added complexity to the relationship between brands and retailers and other channel partners. All brands need to…

7 months, 10 days ago

Apple’s Brand Playbook Unlocked

Do you want to be like Apple? In 2010, Apple ranked as the 17th most valuable brand in the world. Just three years later, it had garnered the top spot and has remained there. Since 2010, Apple’s brand value has increased at a compound annual growth rat…

7 months, 16 days ago

Amazon Flirts With Banks And Their Customers: Here’s What You Should Do

Like a football team captain at a junior high dance, Amazon just sauntered up to a big group of people and started dropping hints about its sweet moves on the dance floor . . . Okay, that’s not exactly what’s happening here, but it sure felt like that …

11 months, 15 days ago

The Power Of Our Brand Energy Framework, Now In Your Hands

A FOND FAREWELL TO BRAND MANAGEMENT (AS WE KNEW IT) It is apparent to marketers who’ve chosen to look with a critical eye that the old-school, text book, command-and-control branding is headed the way of the dodo bird. The idea of managers contro…

1 year, 13 days ago

Three Emotional Territories That Winning Brands Get Right

Sell, Sell, Sell? Up-selling and cross-selling are extremely popular activities to boost profit margins. In my many years of consulting with financial services organizations, I have seen various shades of getting customers to buy up and buy into an ass…

1 year, 16 days ago

Everything you wanted to know about SAP Leonardo but were afraid to ask

Large enterprise software vendors seem to be enamoured with using the names of historical figures or literary characters as brand names. Unfortunately, this is really confusing for the buyers, since the vendors apply these branding names differently. F…

1 year, 19 days ago

A Lesson from the Bruce Springsteen/Richard Thaler School of Marketing

What do consumers, Bruce Springsteen, and a Nobel Prize laureate have in common? They all understand the concept of fairness. And they understand that consumers reward and punish companies based on perceived fairness. Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler …

1 year, 1 month ago

Emotion and the B2B brand experience

If I asked you for a list brands that might air a commercial during the Super Bowl, you’d probably include a brand like Pepsi, perhaps a Tom Brady-endorsed Foot Locker, or yet another mega consumer brand. Turns out that during the 2017 sporting event, B2B brands produced some of the most-talked-about commercials. Tom Brady put […]

1 year, 1 month ago

Another Mobile Feature Banks Should Offer: Subscription Management

[this blog post was co-authored by Michael Chirokas] A year ago, Forrester published a report that listed Eleven Mobile Features That More Banks Should Offer. Unsurprisingly, our ongoing research continues to uncover new mobile services that belong on banks’ road maps. Recently, we came across another feature that several startups offer but that we haven’t seen […]

1 year, 2 months ago

Brand 2020: Act 3. Redemption

A MANIFESTO IN THREE ACTS Summer is a good time for reflection. At this time of the year, many take a week or two away from the crush of meetings and deadlines to spend time with friends, family, and to dwell in the clarity beyond the grind. I spent some of this time thinking about […]