While appearances can gain consumers’ attention, many more senses create genuine engagement. By using rigorous processes such as sensory brand engineering brands will be able to understand and exploit opportunities, says DCA’s Garen Kouyoumjian.
Ancient beasts show it is in our nature to stereotype, says JDO Brand & Design’s Crispin Reed. But what challenges does this instinctive behaviour present for design and how can it be used to the industry’s advantage?
You only get one shot at launching a product successfully, says Spring’s Erika Clegg. To ensure it is a successful one, brands should aim to work with design agencies that embrace the core launch principles: people, vision and craft.
New research by the WFA finds that global brands are making extensive changes to how they buy digital media in response to growing concerns over issues including brand safety, viewability, transparency and ad fraud.
As custodians of the brand, marketers have a critical role to play in implementing purpose across organisations, says co-founder of brand substance agency Given London and former CSR manager at The Body Shop, Becky Willan.
Blockchain has the potential to force media buys to become much more transparent transactions but that doesn’t make it entirely foolproof, says Bob Wootton, principal of Deconstruction Consulting and former ISBA director.