The economic meltdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will have severe secular repercussions in the US, Europe and around the world. The financial reengineering and corporate restructuring soon to occur is certain to result in a spate of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Some of these transactions will be domination plays, where financially stable market leaders will acquire vulnerable competitors, coveted technologies or entry to new markets...

Howard Belk + Matt Egan

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Brand building for the coming wave of corporate M&A

The economic meltdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will have severe secular repercussions in the US, Europe and around the world. The financial reengineering and corporate restructuring soon to occur is certain to result in a spate of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Some of these transactions will be domination plays, where financially stable market leaders will acquire vulnerable competitors, coveted technologies or entry to new markets...

Howard Belk + Matt Egan

A strong employee value proposition can be essential for recruiting and retaining talent in today's environment.

Siegel + Gale

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3 ways HR can jumpstart the employer brand

A strong employee value proposition can be essential for recruiting and retaining talent in today's environment.

Siegel + Gale

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

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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

Vaccines are getting approved, and people are beginning to see a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. As the new year approaches and we begin to think about life post-pandemic, brands that can demonstrate their unique commitment to care—what that means for patients, communities and each other—will be well-positioned to stand apart as leaders going forward. Here are five key trends to consider in evaluating how you’re delivering on your brand in 2021.

Siegel + Gale

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Care at the forefront: Five imperatives for healthcare brands in 2021

Vaccines are getting approved, and people are beginning to see a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. As the new year approaches and we begin to think about life post-pandemic, brands that can demonstrate their unique commitment to care—what that means for patients, communities and each other—will be well-positioned to stand apart as leaders going forward. Here are five key trends to consider in evaluating how you’re delivering on your brand in 2021.

Siegel + Gale

A global pandemic. Economic uncertainty. Political limbo. Racial inequality. To say 2020 is an “annus horribilis” unlike we’ve ever experienced would be an understatement. But in the words of our co-CEOs, we viewed these obstacles as a clarion call for simplicity. As we look to the year ahead, what’s top of mind for branding experts? Our practitioners weigh in on how companies can differentiate themselves in 2021.

Siegel+Gale

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2021 predictions on the future of branding

A global pandemic. Economic uncertainty. Political limbo. Racial inequality. To say 2020 is an “annus horribilis” unlike we’ve ever experienced would be an understatement. But in the words of our co-CEOs, we viewed these obstacles as a clarion call for simplicity. As we look to the year ahead, what’s top of mind for branding experts? Our practitioners weigh in on how companies can differentiate themselves in 2021.

Siegel+Gale

We have all been tested over the past nine months, professionally and personally. As we approach the new year, many of us are committed to emerging from the uncertainty more evolved—as a society, as brands and individuals. For the season finale of our Future of Branding series, I was joined by five global marketing leaders to explore shifting customer expectations. We examined the fastest-growing job sectors, highlighted the importance of brand purpose, underlined the value of community, identified novel brand partnerships and how we cannot lose sight of the arduous lessons learned in 2020.

Margaret Molloy

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Future of Branding: 2021 resolutions

We have all been tested over the past nine months, professionally and personally. As we approach the new year, many of us are committed to emerging from the uncertainty more evolved—as a society, as brands and individuals. For the season finale of our Future of Branding series, I was joined by five global marketing leaders to explore shifting customer expectations. We examined the fastest-growing job sectors, highlighted the importance of brand purpose, underlined the value of community, identified novel brand partnerships and how we cannot lose sight of the arduous lessons learned in 2020.

Margaret Molloy

2020 has not gone to plan. Our previous CMO study, conducted during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, revealed a set of leaders focused on steering their businesses and teams through uncharted waters with unbelievable agility, and who were also beginning to look to the future.

Siegel+Gale

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In their words: B2B tech CMOs on what’s next

2020 has not gone to plan. Our previous CMO study, conducted during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, revealed a set of leaders focused on steering their businesses and teams through uncharted waters with unbelievable agility, and who were also beginning to look to the future.

Siegel+Gale

Understanding buyer behavior and cultivating the habits that we desire of buyers has long been the bedrock of marketing and an outcome of successful brand building in both B2B and B2C business models. But what happens when a global pandemic wreaks havoc with all facets of life, from work to lifestyle? How do buyer habits change? Which ones will revert pre-pandemic? And perhaps more importantly, which new habits will persist?

Margaret Molloy

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Future of Branding: Buyer habits

Understanding buyer behavior and cultivating the habits that we desire of buyers has long been the bedrock of marketing and an outcome of successful brand building in both B2B and B2C business models. But what happens when a global pandemic wreaks havoc with all facets of life, from work to lifestyle? How do buyer habits change? Which ones will revert pre-pandemic? And perhaps more importantly, which new habits will persist?

Margaret Molloy

On Thursday, October 29th, I explored the issues of sustainability with five marketing leaders from around the world. We discussed why projecting a brand’s societal goals is just as critical as marketing its products, the opportunity for business leaders to come together, share knowledge and collaborate for the greater good and the incredible role marketing play in balancing science with storytelling.

Margaret Molloy

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Future of Branding: Sustainability

On Thursday, October 29th, I explored the issues of sustainability with five marketing leaders from around the world. We discussed why projecting a brand’s societal goals is just as critical as marketing its products, the opportunity for business leaders to come together, share knowledge and collaborate for the greater good and the incredible role marketing play in balancing science with storytelling.

Margaret Molloy

It’s a COVID-19 world, and in that world, branding— creating, managing and growing brands—has changed. Whether you’re B2B or B2C, what matters now is what to do about it. We believe every CMO and Brand Marketer should focus on the following five priorities…

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Jason Cieslak: Five Things Every CMO or Brand Marketer Should Be Doing Right Now

It’s a COVID-19 world, and in that world, branding— creating, managing and growing brands—has changed. Whether you’re B2B or B2C, what matters now is what to do about it. We believe every CMO and Brand Marketer should focus on the following five priorities…