In every category there are implicit and explicit codes and cues that shape how consumers mentally define the space. Understanding what the codes and cues mean is called semiotics and we like to employ the principles of this theory to understanding dynamics of a category. Because when trying to understand a brands positioning challenge, understanding category dynamics can help us determine the conventions to be followed and the conventions worth breaking.
Refreshing a Brand
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.Read More
Looking to the Future of Business Travel
Crowne Plaza, one of the largest hotel brands in the world, was on a mission to position themselves as the true challenger brand in the heavily-saturated, often-cookie-cutter world of business travel.Read More
Building a Nimble Innovation Pipeline
Having such a nimble, iterative approach to innovation leads to ideas that can quickly proceed to creative and product development briefingRead More