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Swatch®: Re-Booting the Brand’s Playful & Collectible Positioning to Attract New Market Segments via Co-Branding with Omega®

Swatch® and Omega®, sister brands under the giant Swatch Group, recently made headlines in both the horology and marketing worlds due to the global launch of its unprecedented co-branded collection called the Omega x Swatch Speedmaster MoonSwatch Collection® last March 23, 2022, just over a month ago. The MoonSwatch® is made of bioceramic (a unique…

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Carmen’s Best®: A Brand Made Super Premium Through Its Vertical Integration Process

In our previous blog on Oishi® and Del Monte®, we talked about ‘process‘ as an integral part of Brand Marketing which is the third major pillar that comprises The Brand Architecture. It would be recalled in previous blogs that the correct sequence of building the brand architecture is as follows: First, Brand Strategy, including brand…

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Vespa®: A Brand Made Iconic thru Functionality, Females, Fashion, Film and Fun

Amongst the millions of brands around the world, a select few reach iconic status. When one thinks of ‘iconic brands‘, the likes of Apple®, Nike®, Coca Cola®, Starbucks® and McDonald’s® immediately come to mind. These iconic brands are internationally recognized household names. They have achieved market leadership and an ever-increasing market value. These brands have become very…

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KENNETHCOBONPUE®: A Brand Made Unique through Design

In this blog, we will revisit ‘Brand Strategy‘ and focus specifically on one of its three important elements, specifically ‘USP‘ or ‘unique selling proposition‘. I always teach my students who attend my ‘The Brand Architecture‘ webinars, that the foundational stage of any brand building exercise is ‘Brand Strategy‘ which is composed of three important elements,…

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Humble Market®: A Humble Retail Brand with a Far-Reaching Mission

In our previous blogs which covered local Filipino brands, namely Happy Helpers® and Mary Grace®, we discussed ‘Brand Personality‘ and explored how this critical element of the ‘Brand Identity‘ defines and directs a brand’s priorities and behavior in the marketplace. In this blog, we revisit the concept of brand personality and focus our attention on…

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VEJA®: A French Sneaker Brand that Places Sustainability at the Core of its Product & Process Strategies

In our previous blogs on Cotopaxi® and Del Monte®, we discussed how ‘sustainability‘ has been placed at the heart of the ‘product‘ development and ‘process‘ strategies of these brilliant brands. In this blog, we focus on a French sneaker brand which has taken sustainability in product development to a whole new level. From upcycling of…

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Del Monte®: A Brand that Relies on the Earth, Gives Back to the Earth through its Process Strategy

In our previous blog on Oishi®, we covered the sixth P which is ‘process‘ and discussed this brand’s brilliant process strategy which it has dubbed the ‘The Good Chef’. Oishi® has consistently implemented this strategy in its various markets across the world. We learned how this food market leader applied this very simple but very…

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LifeWear® Magazine: How Uniqlo®’s Promotional Strategy Became a Brand in Itself

In various previous blogs, we’ve featured the ‘promo‘ strategy of the likes of BGC through art, Sperry® through micro-influencers and co-branding, Red Bull® x GoPro® through co-marketing, and Amarula® through its CSR campaign to save the majestic African elephant. As mentioned in these previous blogs, the promotional strategy of a brand is also referred to…

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Happy Helpers®: A Social Enterprise Brand with a Clear and Consistent Brand Personality

In our previous blog that covered leading casual dining brand in the Philippines Mary Grace®, we discussed the concept of ‘brand personality‘. We learned how its consistent and cohesive brand personality enabled it to grow and become one of the most successful casual dining restaurant chains in the Philippines. I always teach my students in…

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Sperry®: An 86-year old Boat Shoe Brand Connecting with Today’s Youth Through Micro-Influencers and Co-Branding

In a previous blog on Red Bull® x GoPro®, we talked about the concepts of ‘co-marketing‘ and ‘co-branding’. We learned how the synergy of two brands who share a common target market can help build equity for each partner, thereby providing a lift in their value and market share. In this blog, we will revisit…

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Red Bull® and GoPro®: A Brand Partnership that has Defined the Meaning of Co-Marketing Excellence

In previous blogs, we’ve talked about brand positioning but always only featuring a single brand. In this blog, we will do something for the first time. We will focus on the overlapping positioning of two seemingly unrelated brands which have entered into a partnership to help promote each other to its similar consumer audience. “Synergy…

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