Today, Siegel+Gale named Netflix, ALDI and Google as the top three World’s Simplest Brands. The 2018 top-ranked companies consistently deliver on their brand promise with simple, clear, intuitive experiences.
Today, we announced that Netflix has been named the World’s Simplest Brand in our annual study based on a survey of more than 15,000 people worldwide.
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.
We’re thrilled to announce Siegel+Gale was recently named as one of the Top US B2B Marketing Agencies. The report, which ranks the top 32 agencies and provides a list of the top 20 fastest-growing shops, includes full financial details, exhaustive analysis of the agency landscape, predictions for the future and detailed profiles of selected agencies.
Mergers and acquisitions done right can offer companies tremendous opportunities for growth. They can also be a complicated, messy time for brands. Building an effective, merged business is a high-risk act of undoing existing assumptions—for employees, for customers, for investors, and others. In this time of flux, brand equity must be managed strategically, clearly and consistently.
In a world where data has become a common denominator across business units, marketers have a new assignment: demonstrate the value of your brand and show your work. Finding the value of a brand is complicated but we have a methodology that makes it simple.
Trade wars, emission limits and competition from technology companies have all contributed to what is now a complex automotive landscape – and these factors have seen two-thirds of automotive brands slide down the rankings of our annual study, The World’s Simplest Brands. However, against this context Honda has improved eight places.
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. Here I interview leaders, often CMOs or CEOs, that we deem Simplifiers. In this Simplifiers interview I speak with Meg Goldthwaite, CMO at National Public Radio.
Aside from airline status and global cuisine, the other perk of my job is observing how branding and marketing differ across the Pacific. And most fascinating to me these days is how Chinese businesses and brands are evolving worldwide.
The greatest brands make life simple. Think Google, Amazon, or even Dunkin’ Donuts. They cut through the clutter by delivering what consumers want, when they want it, without hassle. By simplifying customer experience in a complex world, these brands win customer loyalty, which drives business results and creates value for shareholders.
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.
Innovation, whether homegrown or acquired by a merger or acquisition, can power the growth, positive change and value creation that companies covet to give them a competitive edge. Yet few understand innovation. It is both overhyped and often misused. Approaching it the wrong way can lead to disappointment. That’s why brand is so important in the innovation process, no matter the route to achieving.