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In this month’s newsletter, our branding experts explore combatting complexity in the health-and-wellness industry, the role of brand during a M&A or spin-off, our refresh of KPMG’s iconic brand and why Meta’s metaverse is sinking.

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Simply Smarter: A newsletter on brand experience

In this month’s newsletter, our branding experts explore combatting complexity in the health-and-wellness industry, the role of brand during a M&A or spin-off, our refresh of KPMG’s iconic brand and why Meta’s metaverse is sinking.

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In the conclusion of his three-part series on the foundations of consumer needs, our Group Director of Experience, Jared Fink, analyzes how, despite their best storytelling and marketing efforts, many hotels aren’t checking in trends or brand-led experiences.

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Working Hard, or Hardly Working

In the conclusion of his three-part series on the foundations of consumer needs, our Group Director of Experience, Jared Fink, analyzes how, despite their best storytelling and marketing efforts, many hotels aren’t checking in trends or brand-led experiences.

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The Plateau

Our Group Director of Experience, Jared Fink, presents part two of his three-part series examining fundamental consumer needs. Exploring the health-and-wellness industry, Jared discusses how brands must create an ecosystem of brand-led experiences to attract customers.

Jared Fink

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The Plateau

Our Group Director of Experience, Jared Fink, presents part two of his three-part series examining fundamental consumer needs. Exploring the health-and-wellness industry, Jared discusses how brands must create an ecosystem of brand-led experiences to attract customers.

Jared Fink

This op-ed by Group Director of Experience Jared Fink is part of a three-part series analyzing consumer needs at their most basic elements. First up, Jared examines how to design experiences in the airline industry that reduce friction and complexity, and satisfy the three facets of consumer needs.

Jared Fink

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The Core, the Unmet and the Desired

This op-ed by Group Director of Experience Jared Fink is part of a three-part series analyzing consumer needs at their most basic elements. First up, Jared examines how to design experiences in the airline industry that reduce friction and complexity, and satisfy the three facets of consumer needs.

Jared Fink

When Foot Locker told the world that Nike was cutting back on the shoes the retailer could sell, it forfeited $950m in value overnight. Foot Locker has since repaired some of the damage to its stock price, but the same can’t be said for the brand—or its place in culture.

Frankie Margotta

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Foot Locker stands to lose more than shoes with Nike cutbacks

When Foot Locker told the world that Nike was cutting back on the shoes the retailer could sell, it forfeited $950m in value overnight. Foot Locker has since repaired some of the damage to its stock price, but the same can’t be said for the brand—or its place in culture.

Frankie Margotta

With M&As being such a critical, sensitive moment in a company’s history, it is vital to have a thorough understanding of how your brand, as well as any acquired brands, are viewed by both employees and target customers.

Marc Desmond

2 business people shaking hands over a red, blue and black background, mergers and acquisitions

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3 questions research should answer in a merger or acquisition

With M&As being such a critical, sensitive moment in a company’s history, it is vital to have a thorough understanding of how your brand, as well as any acquired brands, are viewed by both employees and target customers.

Marc Desmond

The proliferation of gaming has transformed the psychographic and demographic makeup of the gaming community. Shedding the stereotype once attached to gamers, the “casual gamer” represents a newly emerged market segment. 

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Beyond the screen: How immersive experiences will change gaming

The proliferation of gaming has transformed the psychographic and demographic makeup of the gaming community. Shedding the stereotype once attached to gamers, the “casual gamer” represents a newly emerged market segment. 

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Earlier this year, we surveyed 11 international CMOs and brand leaders in B2B and B2C healthcare not only about how the pandemic impacted the industry, but about which new strategies would stick now that the sector is no longer singularly focused on COVID. Of all the lessons learned, perhaps the most important is that empathy, simplicity and clarity are paramount to success.

Ben Osborne

3 healthcare professionals over a blue background, healthcare brands moving beyond the pandemic

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Healthcare brands: Moving beyond the pandemic

Earlier this year, we surveyed 11 international CMOs and brand leaders in B2B and B2C healthcare not only about how the pandemic impacted the industry, but about which new strategies would stick now that the sector is no longer singularly focused on COVID. Of all the lessons learned, perhaps the most important is that empathy, simplicity and clarity are paramount to success.

Ben Osborne

Integrating strong ESG practices into your company’s DNA is key to driving innovation and creating positive impact. Focusing on people and planet, as well as profit, to engage diverse stakeholders with transparency and simplicity is a powerful differentiator to build your brand, long-term value and your impact on the world.

Wendy Gerber

Aerial view of grassy hills made out of green cylinders, creating sustainable growth for brands

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Driving sustainable business growth for brands

Integrating strong ESG practices into your company’s DNA is key to driving innovation and creating positive impact. Focusing on people and planet, as well as profit, to engage diverse stakeholders with transparency and simplicity is a powerful differentiator to build your brand, long-term value and your impact on the world.

Wendy Gerber

Creative Director Amanda Bowers Wong speaks to Transform magazine about the subtle—and not so subtle—importance of typography in branding.

Amanda Bowers Wong

Red capital A following by lowercase and uppercase A's in different fonts ending with a red capital Z, Typography in Branding

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Five minutes with Amanda Bowers Wong

Creative Director Amanda Bowers Wong speaks to Transform magazine about the subtle—and not so subtle—importance of typography in branding.

Amanda Bowers Wong

You can emulate the best brands, but copying them might not get you far because every brilliant brand is brilliant in its own way. Our President, EMEA, Philip Davies, tells us that there are only three things that unite excellent brands: truth, simplicity and a kind of irreverence.

Philip Davies

Blue Lemon Cut in half in a blue room, brilliant brands have little in common

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Brilliant brands have little in common

You can emulate the best brands, but copying them might not get you far because every brilliant brand is brilliant in its own way. Our President, EMEA, Philip Davies, tells us that there are only three things that unite excellent brands: truth, simplicity and a kind of irreverence.

Philip Davies