the beauty of small innovation as I was scrolling through my social media feed one day, I stumbled across a news update from Dutch nursing company, Buurtzorg. they are one of those interesting businesses I like to keep an eye on from time to time (and if you have read Frederic Laloux’s Reinventing Organizations, then […]
in the story of your brand, you’re not the hero a while back, I learned that a strong enemy could strengthen your brand. the example that was given at the time was Pepsi versus Coke. and it seemed to make so much sense. many good stories have a hero and a villain, right? so when […]
branding is like placing enough pieces of a puzzle to recognize the full picture imagine you are in front a box full of puzzle pieces. 100 of them. your objective is to recognize what the final picture of the puzzle is in the least amount of time. technically, you don’t even have to put the […]
it’s not only us saying this. Neil Patel, GrowthHackers, Avinash Kaushik, Deloitte – more people are starting to understand the pivotal role that brands will play in 2020 and beyond.
at the make sense academy, we have identified eight different groups of stakeholders that you should keep in mind when designing your brand strategy. if you thought the only one that mattered was your potential future customers, don’t be surprised if your brand doesn’t go anywhere. you might sell products on a short-term basis. but you will not build a strong brand in the long run.
if you’d strip away the brand embellishment and storytelling layers from your product, what would remain? learn from Aston Martin how to design a product which speaks on its own.
there is an interesting paradox in the way we do branding: working with emotions, yet expecting linear results. what is good for your brand to adopt in this circumstance?
in today’s growth-obsessed world, being yourself as a brand in not optional, but paramount: to your business, reputation, and longevity.