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 Leesa Wytock, senior director of experience, about our engagement with HMH.
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.
Mergers and acquisitions are big business. With a record 3.2 trillion in M&A expected in 2018*, it’s not surprising that companies devote most of their attention and resources to the financial, operational and logistical components of a merger or acquisition. Focusing on the implications of how the merger or acquisition will affect the brand is less tangible, and therefore often put on the back burner or just plain neglected. Ultimately, that can be a costly mistake.
The thirst for innovation is fueled by a modern market of shiny new startups, disruptive technologies, and a shift in power to the consumer. Innovative companies achieve sustainable growth, renewed competitive advantages and ongoing customer relevance.
A recent study shows that organizations who invest in simplifying their workplace benefit from greater trust, advocacy, innovation and retention among employees. Despite this, 30 percent of employees find their workplace complex and difficult to navigate.
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.
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 Anna Gaissert, associate strategist, about millennial talent and what employers can do to stay ahead.
Bouncing from one hot new thing to another, post-Millennials, Centennials, the iGeneration, Gen Z, terrible teens (call them what you will), these constantly connected consumers are paving the way as today’s cultural leaders. Like generations past, they want to be independent and look cool. They want to feel validated. And they still want to “hang out.” What has changed is the way Gen Zers are staying connected.
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 Liana Dinghile, strategy director, about challenges brands face when creating a great brand experience.
Global brand strategy, design and experience firm Siegel+Gale today announced the findings of the seventh annual Global Brand Simplicity Index.