Sometimes a brand needs to stop and think about the business it’s really in. A brand with Purpose isn’t simply focused on what it makes or sells. It knows its meaningful reason for being in people’s lives. And the North Star used to make decisions from brand communication to product innovation to partnerships and promotions. We help brands discover Brand Purpose by examining consumers and culture, the category and the company to see what sits at the nexus, revealing insightful and inspiring reasons for being.
In light of the shifting expectations for beauty and skincare today, a suncare brand with deep roots in traditional sunscreen was on a mission to stay relevant and strengthen its global presence by refreshing and updating its understanding of its target audience.
A cult cosmetics brand with an eye on global expansion came to The Sound to help optimize its free-standing store experience in order to identify if it could be further enhanced to appeal to the needs of a coveted audience––Make-Up Junkies.
After a decade of chasing every beverage trend that came around, a stalwart elixir brand of the 90s found itself on tough times — completely unsure of what it stood for (with the lagging sales to match) and without any sort of clear path forward for the future.