SMPL Q&A is a blog feature in which we interview experts on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. In this Q&A, strategy analyst Perry Lowder interviews former strategy director Jeff Lapatine on what he’s observed about the evolution of the branding industry over the span of his five-decade career.
Behind every brand delivering simpler experiences for customers is a leader who recognizes the inherent value in keeping things simple. Here I interview leaders, often CMOs or CEOs, that we deem simplifiers. In this Simplifiers interview I speak with Evan Greene, CMO at The Recording Academy.
SMPL Q&A is a blog feature in which we interview experts on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. In this Q&A we speak with global director of naming Christian Turner about the trends he’s observed in the top 100 most popular baby names in the U.K in 2016, and the role gender neutrality plays in the names of the future.
SAP faced a central challenge: a longtime industry leader in improving their customers’ business performances, they also needed to be recognized for their innovative work in cloud solutions, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain. Introducing their expanding portfolio of technology offerings, SAP was now ready to fully own their innovative solutions. To this end, Siegel+Gale created a visual identity rooted in the idea of continuous movement and constant innovation.
BRAND BUILDING is a blog feature in which our experts present an in-depth POV on topics ranging from branding to design to experience, all through the lens of simplicity. In this post, creative naming lead Jason Hall shares five steps for keeping names alive after the final presentation.
In recent years, key opinion leaders in the conference circuit and the media have obsessed over the dual topic of innovation and disruption. Though both topics have been covered, their endurance in our collective attention is evidence that no analyses have cracked their success code. From disruptive new entrants to innovative established companies, it is clear that the brands that are breaking through are led by simplifiers.
People often think that generating and executing fresh ideas are the major challenges in naming a new product or service. This is true, but lately we’ve found the biggest hurdle is…decision-making. Here is your guide to navigating the world of decision-making.
Behind every brand delivering simpler experiences for customers is a leader who recognizes the inherent value in keeping things simple. Here I interview marketing leaders and founders of brands that have performed well in the Global Brand Simplicity Index and/or that we deem as simplifiers based on a review of the brand. In this Simplifiers interview, I speak with Sheryl Adkins-Green, CMO at Mary Kay, Inc.
From July Fourth in the U.S. to Bastille Day in France, national holidays are a chance for the whole country to enjoy a little downtime and focus on the things that bring us closer. But in the UK, we seem to be in a bit of a muddle when it comes to naming our bank holidays. The Siegel+Gale naming team rolled up their sleeves and weighed in with some light-hearted suggestions.
At a time when consumers expect the brands they buy to simultaneously represent what they believe in and deliver on their brand promise, how will you demonstrate your solidarity?
Last Friday marked the end of another summer intern program at Siegel+Gale. While it’s always sad to see them go, we’re delighted that this year’s interns left us with 10 simple tips on how to implement our philosophy—simple is smart—in our writing.