Siegel+Gale’s research, developed in conjunction with SAP and Shift Thinking, and published in Harvard Business Review, suggests that digital brands operate and think differently from traditional brands. To explore this difference in mindset, this survey of 5,000 U.S. consumers asked them about 50 brands, both traditional and digital.
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.
Few marketers would question the value of a strong brand. But assessing the financial contribution of brand has remained elusive. As the idea of brand moves from words and pictures to the totality of a customer’s experience, making brand ROI tangible is critical for CMOs.
In this SMPL Q&A we speak with Nancy Hansell, strategy director, and Austyn Stevens, creative director, about our engagement with GroundTruth (formerly xAd), a global location technology company that drives results with real data.
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. Here Ben Osborne, head of insights for Siegel+Gale EMEA, discusses the art of turning marketing-speak into a financial language that proves its value and resonates with the board.
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 brand strategist Chelsea Zou about what Western brands should consider when naming for the Chinese market.
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 Dominick Ricci and Julie Lee about Siegel+Gale’s work for Quicken.
With most US automotive shows boasting record attendance figures each year, these shows provide a tremendous opportunity for brands to show off the latest technological advancements, illustrate the personality of the brand and inflame people’s desire to own one of their cars. Dave Pulaski, research director at Siegel+Gale, explores how for automotive brands, brand renewal is an annual rite.
Our B2B Financial Services report is based on an online survey of 200+ clients of asset management, corporate and commercial banking and investment banking services on which key factors influence their decision to invest. We found that brand is a significant driver for business decision-makers when determining the right B2B Financial Services partner.