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Pride month witnessed an explosion of brand activity, from logos wrapped in rainbows to limited-edition merchandise. But a vast gulf separates genuine LGBTQ+ support and opportunistic virtue signaling. The LGBTQ+ community can discern the distinction, and allies notice, too.

Margaret Molloy

Media Mentions

Beyond Pride: Brands must balance public support with meaningful actions

Pride month witnessed an explosion of brand activity, from logos wrapped in rainbows to limited-edition merchandise. But a vast gulf separates genuine LGBTQ+ support and opportunistic virtue signaling. The LGBTQ+ community can discern the distinction, and allies notice, too.

Margaret Molloy

In SMPL Q+A, we interview our practitioners on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. Here, we speak with Katie Conway, Senior Director, Strategy and Maureen Perry, Senior Designer about our work with U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries. 

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SMPL Q+A

GlobalFoundries

In SMPL Q+A, we interview our practitioners on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. Here, we speak with Katie Conway, Senior Director, Strategy and Maureen Perry, Senior Designer about our work with U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries. 

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Earn the trust of new followers and maintain the trust of loyal followers with marketing experiences that are rooted in your brand’s mission and values.

Margaret Molloy

Media Mentions

Trust exercise: How marketers can inspire trust in their brands

Earn the trust of new followers and maintain the trust of loyal followers with marketing experiences that are rooted in your brand’s mission and values.

Margaret Molloy

On June 29th, I welcomed five LGBTQ+ marketing leaders for the third annual Pride Edition of our Future of Branding roundtable. During our extensive conversation, we reflected on how brands have been observing Pride month and looked to how brands can craft a more inclusive society; how to walk the line between authenticity and action and how to meaningfully show up for the LGBTQ+ community throughout the entire year—not just in June.

Margaret Molloy

Future of Branding

Future of Branding: Pride 2021

On June 29th, I welcomed five LGBTQ+ marketing leaders for the third annual Pride Edition of our Future of Branding roundtable. During our extensive conversation, we reflected on how brands have been observing Pride month and looked to how brands can craft a more inclusive society; how to walk the line between authenticity and action and how to meaningfully show up for the LGBTQ+ community throughout the entire year—not just in June.

Margaret Molloy

Your brand’s voice should be rooted in a well-functioning, up-to-date strategy, working as a set of coherent attributes for expressing or implying that strategy in every message. In combination with a clear view of your audience, strategic components like mission, vision, and values can inform what your brand has license to communicate when it comes to sensitive issues.

Derrick Mead

Media Mentions

No Juneteenth messaging this year? How to get ready for 2022

Your brand’s voice should be rooted in a well-functioning, up-to-date strategy, working as a set of coherent attributes for expressing or implying that strategy in every message. In combination with a clear view of your audience, strategic components like mission, vision, and values can inform what your brand has license to communicate when it comes to sensitive issues.

Derrick Mead

In an increasingly complex landscape where brands rely on multiple internal and third-party data sources to guide customer decisions and stay relevant, we are presented with a potential paradox to manage. How to move forward with a model built around data capture and tacit listening when audiences increasingly demand a more open and human relationship with brands?

Emma Lewis

S+G Blog

Data and brand personalization: Where do we go from here?

In an increasingly complex landscape where brands rely on multiple internal and third-party data sources to guide customer decisions and stay relevant, we are presented with a potential paradox to manage. How to move forward with a model built around data capture and tacit listening when audiences increasingly demand a more open and human relationship with brands?

Emma Lewis

During a merger, acquisition or divestiture, healthcare companies should follow these five principles to build brands that deliver greater clarity and utility for customers, investors and talent.

Matt Egan

Media Mentions

Healthcare M&A on the rise: 5 principles for creating a new brand that resonates

During a merger, acquisition or divestiture, healthcare companies should follow these five principles to build brands that deliver greater clarity and utility for customers, investors and talent.

Matt Egan

To celebrate Pride month this year, our global design teams created a series of virtual backgrounds inspired by the rainbow flag, psychedelia, pop art and beyond. We hope you enjoy this selection of vibrant designs from our best and brightest visual thinkers. You can view and download the full set of backgrounds here for your next Zoom, Slack or Teams call.

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Pride 2021: Simple is proud

To celebrate Pride month this year, our global design teams created a series of virtual backgrounds inspired by the rainbow flag, psychedelia, pop art and beyond. We hope you enjoy this selection of vibrant designs from our best and brightest visual thinkers. You can view and download the full set of backgrounds here for your next Zoom, Slack or Teams call.

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As a result of the fundamental shift from static copy and images to experiences, today, a brand's success is defined by the sum of all its touchpoints across a broad spectrum of stakeholders. On May 26th, I welcomed five global CMOs representing B2B and iconic consumer brands to explore the importance of crafting meaningful brand experiences. Throughout the spirited discussion, we analyzed balancing consistency with authenticity, evading the pitfalls of jargon and the latest technology, focusing on business-to-human interactions and why simplicity is the secret to elevating brand experience. In closing, I asked the panelists, what is your commitment to taking your brand's customer experience to the next level? And how do you know that you are succeeding? Here's what they had to say.

Margaret Molloy

Future of Branding

Future of Branding: Brand experience

As a result of the fundamental shift from static copy and images to experiences, today, a brand's success is defined by the sum of all its touchpoints across a broad spectrum of stakeholders. On May 26th, I welcomed five global CMOs representing B2B and iconic consumer brands to explore the importance of crafting meaningful brand experiences. Throughout the spirited discussion, we analyzed balancing consistency with authenticity, evading the pitfalls of jargon and the latest technology, focusing on business-to-human interactions and why simplicity is the secret to elevating brand experience. In closing, I asked the panelists, what is your commitment to taking your brand's customer experience to the next level? And how do you know that you are succeeding? Here's what they had to say.

Margaret Molloy

In SMPL Q+A, we interview practitioners on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. Here, we speak with Justine Doughty, Director, Account Management; Gina Kim, Group Director, Brand Communication; and Mei Wing Chan, Associate Creative Director about our work with Sonoma County Winegrowers.

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SMPL Q+A

Sonoma County Winegrowers

In SMPL Q+A, we interview practitioners on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. Here, we speak with Justine Doughty, Director, Account Management; Gina Kim, Group Director, Brand Communication; and Mei Wing Chan, Associate Creative Director about our work with Sonoma County Winegrowers.

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