Time and again companies have proved unwilling to stick to their lofty purpose statements when it costs them money. For purpose to have any meaning, corporations need to put it before profit.
Distinctiveness and differentiation are both integral to brand success so there doesn’t need to be a trade-off between the two.
From titans of industry to serious misconduct investigations, this year high-profile founders lost their shine as employees and brands seized back control.
An ability to drive positive change, disrupt the norm and form authentic partnerships is helping brands from Adidas to TikTok to Gymshark achieve cultural relevance in the world of sport.
Fintech startups have generated a lot of buzz in recent years, but Starling Bank wants to differentiate itself by taking a longer-term approach to growth and brand building.
Just as technology evolves, so do audiences. The gaming companies achieving success are the ones who adjust, adapt and embrace the ever-changing landscape.
Tom Fishburne is founder of Marketoon Studios. Follow his work at marketoonist.com or on Twitter @tomfishburne See more of the Marketoonist here