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A brand's language reflects its culture. A cultured brand, therefore, is one that celebrates language. Brands usually communicate in an articulate manner both externally and internally, focusing on two important factors: the context and the addressee. These two factors do not alter the overall...

Tesla just overtook Ford Motor Company in market value. Or in other words, a company that is barely a decade old and sells 26’000 cars a year is worth more than a century old company finding every year more than 3.6 million...

When will we finally let go of the steering wheel? When will the first drone cars take off ? Markus Kramer was invited to contribute to this years Geneva Car Show Edition of GIMS - and embarks on a fictional journey through...

Brand & Communication Prognosis 2017:  Thank you to the many of you who have given a little bit of their valuable time to complete my short “Brand Impact 2017” survey over the festive season - Happy New Year!Cutting to the chase: what's...

Analyzing brand strategy is sometimes confused with analyzing the company. Over the past year, I had the pleasure of engaging with arguably the world’s most iconic manufacturer of sports cars: Ferrari! It is, I believe, worthwhile contemplating some of the core branding...

Conventional marketers are measuring the right things with the wrong measurement instruments. The severe addiction of judging performance by traffic, ratings, online engagement percentages, followers and conversion rates is becoming almost preposterous. The management consultant and one of the greatest statisticians of...

Note: first written for and published in Brand Quarterly Global Edition Jul 15How come a 6-year old company offering on-demand car service (if you haven’t heard of them, they go by the name of Uber) can be worth $40 billion? And why...

The great Greek philosophers put the meaning of life over everything else - from which all doing would draw value and utility. For businesses, value and meaning were once simple concepts, contained in the practical aspects of a product. A formula where...

'Get our credit card and we’ll give you free ‘Concierge’ service; sign up for our premium bank account and we’ll help you arrange your life beautifully, buy a VERTU and concierge comes for free … and if you’re in the US, buy...

Hold your breath: Marketing is approaching its end of days – and fast. So at least predict a many contemporary thinkers. But is it - really? The discipline is in transformation – always has been and will forever be - but a...

Everyone talks about Purpose these days. Why so and what do we mean by it? Dr Steve Peters* offers a great summary “Without a sense of purpose, the Human lacks direction and meaning of life”. Although this is against the context of...

So you have a territory of differentiation. But more often than not, you won’t be alone. In fact chances are that your segment is heavily commoditized – unless you are a luxury brand, of course. Why should this be of interest?Let me...