The pace of innovation, with its ceaseless introduction of new products, services, channels and markets, has radically altered how we approach design. Visual identity development was once thorough, deliberate and based on the premise that a brand’s identity should be enduring. However, the social media imperative—to interact with customers in real time—and declining marketing budgets have shortened timelines and required that once-sequential work streams run in parallel. Both the way we execute on design engagements and how we conceive the role design plays in telling brands’ stories are in various stages of revision. Let’s look at five ways design needs to deliver in 2018 to create successful brand identity.
Lloyd Blander is an expert at creating strategic designs and using them as effective marketing machines. Now a creative director at Siegel+Gale, he has worked with top clients such as American Express, Facebook and Microsoft, and lead campaigns of all sizes. He sat down with DesignRush to share where he finds his inspiration, how he motivates his team, and what businesses can do to ensure a successful partnership with a design or marketing company.
In this episode of Brand Matters, Ben Osborne, director of insights, EMEA, in London, discusses how brand owners can make the intangible tangible by focusing on brand contribution.
Brands of today need to group their efforts on delivering the best ‘return on creativity’ to fuel their performance. It’s impossible for a brand to rise above the noise without creative strategies to help them shine. The current renaissance of technology has created huge challenges for brands, but they have also created a playground for creativity. In a Middle East-first, the berries interviewed Howard Belk, to discuss his thoughts on the current state of global creativity and how can brands leverage it.
When companies approach branding firms like Siegel+Gale for guidance on merging two corporate or product brands, the request is typically for us to develop a name, logo, endorsement strategy and story for the new merged entity. In many cases, however, it’s not the right move to simply create and launch a new brand identity overnight. Merging brands is a process. It’s about transitioning equity, shifting perceptions and migrating customers.
Behind every brand delivering simpler experiences for customers is a leader who recognizes the inherent value in keeping things simple. In this Simplifiers interview, I speak with Nick Ragone, SVP – Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Ascension.
Siegel+Gale collaborated with DXC on nearly every aspect of brand development: from overarching strategy to brand architecture, identity, messaging and activation. In this SMPL Q&A we speak with Matt Egan, senior director, strategy and Anne Swan, group creative director, about our engagement.
As we head into 2017, what’s top of mind for leading brand experience experts? To get some perspective on this, I sat down with a handful of my colleagues at Siegel+Gale. Here we share their imperatives for the year ahead.
Margaret Molloy speak to the fact that, although branding questions may not initially seem urgent, constant curiosity about brand is a key to unlocking M&A business value.