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.
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.
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.
When the cyclical oil and gas industry experiences a global downturn, there’s a lot of uncertainty. How do we manage production? Where can we cut costs? When will prices return? Analysts predict, but nobody knows. In all of the complexity, there’s one thing we can count on—consolidation is inevitable.
Today, ‘virtual reality’ has become nothing more than a token buzzword, plastered across online marketing forums and populating the inboxes of CMOs claiming to be the saviour of all brands, everywhere.
Examining sporting successes and failures, Philip Davies, president of EMEA, talks about the importance of leadership, cohesiveness and clear objectives when building a brand.
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 Jeff Lapatine, strategy director, about brand naming strategies one might take after a merger, acquisition or spin-off.