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For marketers, a new year traditionally ushers in opportunities for reinvention and growth. But this year also comes with hurdles as companies continue to pivot and prepare for post-pandemic life. With this in mind, here are the five priorities every CMO and brand marketer should focus on to reshape and propel your business in 2021.

Jason Cieslak

S+G Blog

Building your brand in the new normal: 5 things every marketer should be doing in 2021

For marketers, a new year traditionally ushers in opportunities for reinvention and growth. But this year also comes with hurdles as companies continue to pivot and prepare for post-pandemic life. With this in mind, here are the five priorities every CMO and brand marketer should focus on to reshape and propel your business in 2021.

Jason Cieslak

The world's best companies are making bold moves to mitigate future disasters, finding ways to build sustainability into their bottom line and brand purpose. Grasping this "green swan" opportunity is no easy task, but trailblazing brand's experiences suggest the five actions detailed here can help bring about the kind of stakeholder consensus that powers transformation.

Margaret Molloy

S+G Blog

The role of brand in combating climate crisis

The world's best companies are making bold moves to mitigate future disasters, finding ways to build sustainability into their bottom line and brand purpose. Grasping this "green swan" opportunity is no easy task, but trailblazing brand's experiences suggest the five actions detailed here can help bring about the kind of stakeholder consensus that powers transformation.

Margaret Molloy

Brands today are dynamic. They no longer shout from the rooftops in a one-way conversation. They shift and morph and are felt by different audiences – customers, employees, partners and investors alike. How brands show up today is scrutinised by these diverse groups, where the touch point with the weakest experience is remembered twice as much as the positive one.

Amale Ghalbouni

S+G Blog

3 steps to building meaningful experiences in 2021

Brands today are dynamic. They no longer shout from the rooftops in a one-way conversation. They shift and morph and are felt by different audiences – customers, employees, partners and investors alike. How brands show up today is scrutinised by these diverse groups, where the touch point with the weakest experience is remembered twice as much as the positive one.

Amale Ghalbouni

Ahead of Earth Day 2021, I welcomed five marketing leaders from BlackRock, The Nature Conservancy, DuPont Water Solutions, Corning Gorilla Glass and Kerry to explore the relationship between environmental sustainability and brand growth at a time when COVID-19 has only accelerated the dialogue around sustainability and the planet.

Margaret Molloy

Future of Branding

Future of Branding: Countdown to Earth Day 2021

Ahead of Earth Day 2021, I welcomed five marketing leaders from BlackRock, The Nature Conservancy, DuPont Water Solutions, Corning Gorilla Glass and Kerry to explore the relationship between environmental sustainability and brand growth at a time when COVID-19 has only accelerated the dialogue around sustainability and the planet.

Margaret Molloy

In SMPL Q+A, we interview practitioners on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. Here, we speak with our London-based Strategy and Design practitioners about our work with global owner and operator of floating production storage and offloading vessels BW Offshore.

Siegel+Gale

SMPL Q+A

BW Offshore: The future of energy

In SMPL Q+A, we interview practitioners on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. Here, we speak with our London-based Strategy and Design practitioners about our work with global owner and operator of floating production storage and offloading vessels BW Offshore.

Siegel+Gale

Today, Bristol Myers Squibb is a leading biopharma company, combining the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company. With a corporate brand dating back 30 years, the company needed a fresh start—a clear and compelling expression of its new vision of transforming patients’ lives through science.

Siegel+Gale

SMPL Q+A

Bristol Myers Squibb: Transforming patients’ lives through science

Today, Bristol Myers Squibb is a leading biopharma company, combining the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company. With a corporate brand dating back 30 years, the company needed a fresh start—a clear and compelling expression of its new vision of transforming patients’ lives through science.

Siegel+Gale

As CMOs, we can choose to build brands that reflect and shape a more equitable culture and society. It's apt that during this challenging time, this year's IWD campaign theme is "Choose to Challenge." Along with five global marketing leaders, we discussed leading with empathy, operating from a place of fearlessness, celebrating the diverse communities that we serve and challenging stereotypes around female leaders and entrepreneurs.

Margaret Molloy

S+G Blog

Future of Branding: International Women’s Day 2021

As CMOs, we can choose to build brands that reflect and shape a more equitable culture and society. It's apt that during this challenging time, this year's IWD campaign theme is "Choose to Challenge." Along with five global marketing leaders, we discussed leading with empathy, operating from a place of fearlessness, celebrating the diverse communities that we serve and challenging stereotypes around female leaders and entrepreneurs.

Margaret Molloy

As we embark on 2021, we still do not know when this pandemic period will end. Today, “normal” means a world of constant change and upheaval. Whether you rebrand to signify the next step in your company’s evolution or a renewed emphasis on your purpose, one thing is certain—for companies who are announcing a brand change, the focus should be on people, not logos and taglines.

Katie Conway

S+G Blog

Launching a brand without shaking hands

As we embark on 2021, we still do not know when this pandemic period will end. Today, “normal” means a world of constant change and upheaval. Whether you rebrand to signify the next step in your company’s evolution or a renewed emphasis on your purpose, one thing is certain—for companies who are announcing a brand change, the focus should be on people, not logos and taglines.

Katie Conway

What’s my definition of branding? Simple: it’s any individual’s experience with any part of an organization...anywhere and anytime. A brand is built (or not) every time a candidate walks into an organization for an interview, every time a customer returns a product to a retail store, or every time someone browses an offering on a website or digital device. A brand is what happens to you when you touch a company. Strongly branded organizations align those experiences to reinforce the brand promises they make in marketing. And that’s a job that never, ever ends.

David Srere

S+G Blog

What makes branding different?

What’s my definition of branding? Simple: it’s any individual’s experience with any part of an organization...anywhere and anytime. A brand is built (or not) every time a candidate walks into an organization for an interview, every time a customer returns a product to a retail store, or every time someone browses an offering on a website or digital device. A brand is what happens to you when you touch a company. Strongly branded organizations align those experiences to reinforce the brand promises they make in marketing. And that’s a job that never, ever ends.

David Srere

Simple, clear communications and experiences are essential for all parts of the landscape—from pharma and biotechs to insurers and hospital systems. As The Simplicity Company, we counsel healthcare brands by offering clarity in both message and execution via meaningful experiences, while confidently defining their evolving role in a complex, dynamic marketplace. Explore how we’ve helped healthcare businesses leverage brand to solve complex challenges, including CVS Health, Bristol Myers Squibb, Centrient and Mount Sinai.

Siegel+Gale

S+G Blog

Brand experience: A vital lever in the future of healthcare

Simple, clear communications and experiences are essential for all parts of the landscape—from pharma and biotechs to insurers and hospital systems. As The Simplicity Company, we counsel healthcare brands by offering clarity in both message and execution via meaningful experiences, while confidently defining their evolving role in a complex, dynamic marketplace. Explore how we’ve helped healthcare businesses leverage brand to solve complex challenges, including CVS Health, Bristol Myers Squibb, Centrient and Mount Sinai.

Siegel+Gale