Direct-to-consumer startups are simple, addictive, and sweet. They make conventional consumer goods chic and capture the millennial market with clean web design and viral subway ads. These brands are succeeding at things their competitors have chased for years. Their contemporary spin on marketing best practices helps them stand out to elusive younger audiences. For these companies, direct-to-consumer is more than a business model — it’s the foundation of their brand.
In this episode of Brand Matters, Matthias Mencke, Group Creative Director, LA, discusses the role of design in solving a business problem or challenge. Brand Matters is a video series in which our experts elaborate on topics ranging from branding to design to experience, all through the lens of simplicity.
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 Barbara Martin Coppola, Chief Digital Officer at IKEA Group.
New logos, new identities, new mistakes? We’ve just had the seasonal circus of fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. The world of fashion and retail is in a constant state of flux as brands and retailers try to figure out who they are, what they stand for, who their customers are and, in many cases, how to just ride out the storm many have been calling the ‘Retail Apocalypse’.
In this episode of Brand Matters, Dominick Ricci, Creative Director, discusses how working with people outside of your realm helps to solve client’s problems.
In this episode of Brand Matters, Chad Cipoletti, Group Director, Brand Communication, discusses why we should look at language across the entire brand experience. Chad Cipoletti is Group Director, Brand Communication, at Siegel+Gale. Brand Matters is a video series in which our experts elaborate on topics ranging from branding to design to experience, all through the lens of simplicity.
This article originally appeared on brand-e. The futurist Ray Kurzweil, a modern Nostradamus, predicted that essential advances in digital pattern recognition and knowledge representation — the key components of intelligence — will make artificial intelligence possible and then commonplace. He argues “the age of intelligent machines” will change all aspects of society as we know it. That technology is […]
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 Cynthia Kleinbaum, Head of Marketing—Everyday Living Business at Walmart eCommerce.
At first glance, one might assume it’s a pretty great time to be a private equity firm right now. The market has been booming for the past decade and investment into private equity in major markets like Europe is at its highest level since 2007. Interest rates have been held low making borrowing cheap and easy, and there is a lot of “dry powder” about…$1.08trillion of the stuff to be exact.
Siegel+Gale today announced the appointment of Kerry Held as strategy director of employee engagement. Held, who joins the New York office, brings 15 years of culture, leadership and change management experience to the firm.
Lana Roulhac has more than 10 years of design expertise, focusing especially on bringing humanity and relevance to government design and technology brands. She’s worked on projects around the world, including in the UK, Asia and the US with brands like AMEX, Allied Vision, Min Cheng Bank and the World Health Campaign to end TB. She was also voted most likely to be president while in high school, so it’s probably a good idea to remember her name.