Global brand strategy, design and experience firm Siegel+Gale today announced the findings of the seventh annual Global Brand Simplicity Index.
A recent study shows that organizations who invest in simplifying their workplace benefit from greater trust, advocacy, innovation and retention among employees. Despite this, 30 percent of employees find their workplace complex and difficult to navigate.
We’re thrilled to announce Siegel+Gale was recently named as one of the Top US B2B Marketing Agencies. The report, which ranks the top 32 agencies and provides a list of the top 20 fastest-growing shops, includes full financial details, exhaustive analysis of the agency landscape, predictions for the future and detailed profiles of selected agencies.
Mergers and acquisitions done right can offer companies tremendous opportunities for growth. They can also be a complicated, messy time for brands. Building an effective, merged business is a high-risk act of undoing existing assumptions—for employees, for customers, for investors, and others. In this time of flux, brand equity must be managed strategically, clearly and consistently.
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 a world where data has become a common denominator across business units, marketers have a new assignment: demonstrate the value of your brand and show your work. Finding the value of a brand is complicated but we have a methodology that makes it simple.
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.
When companies approach branding firms like Siegel+Gale for guidance on merging two corporate or product brands, the request is typically for us to develop a name, logo, endorsement strategy and story for the new merged entity. In many cases, however, it’s not the right move to simply create and launch a new brand identity overnight. Merging brands is a process. It’s about transitioning equity, shifting perceptions and migrating customers.
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.
A brand is more than a logo — it’s a promise. In today’s talent landscape, organizations must use the power of their internal brand champions to remain relevant in a competitive job marketplace. Today’s talent pool is different than previous generations, but what accounts for this transformation? Three major shifts have changed the way top talent navigates corporate America, leading to a rise in new demands on company culture, growth development and purpose.
The greatest brands make life simple. Think Google, Amazon, or even Dunkin’ Donuts. They cut through the clutter by delivering what consumers want, when they want it, without hassle. By simplifying customer experience in a complex world, these brands win customer loyalty, which drives business results and creates value for shareholders.
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 […]
Mergers and acquisitions are big business. With a record 3.2 trillion in M&A expected in 2018*, it’s not surprising that companies devote most of their attention and resources to the financial, operational and logistical components of a merger or acquisition. Focusing on the implications of how the merger or acquisition will affect the brand is less tangible, and therefore often put on the back burner or just plain neglected. Ultimately, that can be a costly mistake.
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.
SMPL Q&A is a blog feature in which we interview experts on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. In this Q&A we speak with Global CMO and Head of Business Development, Margaret Molloy, about the evolving role of the CMO. In what ways would you say the role of the CMO has changed the most in the […]
In this episode of Brand Matters, Rana Brightman, director of strategy in London, discusses how to maintain a position of leadership in a world that’s increasingly complex, volatile and uncertain, while elaborating on the value of brand purpose.
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.
Many workplace skills don’t come from school, but from internships. Studies have shown a strong correlation between internship experience and job prospects, but great work experience doesn’t just happen. It takes nurturing and time from managers and peers. We’re thrilled to host an ambitious group of interns every summer across our global offices. As summer draws to a […]
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.
What’s in a name? More than you might think in fact. In this week’s Simplicity Talks we are crossing continents, languages and emotions to discover the opportunities and pitfalls for brands when it comes to naming their business, services or products in the world’s most important markets – China and the USA.