The Blake Project

Brand strategy is the business case for change at a brand level. It envisions the future position of a brand in the marketplace, based on the company’s wider business aspirations and its ability to deliver and market brands that align with that desired position. Branding Strategy Insider is the global thought leader in helping brands reach that mark. We offer marketing oriented leaders and professionals actionable insights and a 360-degree perspective of the rapidly evolving disciplines of brand strategy and brand management. Through thought pieces from some of the world’s leading brand experts we strive to promote debate and conversation about the value and role of brand in today’s businesses. Branding Strategy Insider is a service of The Blake Project a strategic brand consultancy focused on helping brands find their emotional advantage, distinctive advantage and connective advantage.

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Co-Creation

Building Brands With Customer Driven Innovation

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Building Brands With Customer Driven Innovation

When the founder of the beauty website Into the Gloss decided to create a new cosmetics line, she didn’t contact vendors or post ads to entice new buyers. Instead she created an Instagram account —@glossier— and waited for suggestions to flood in.

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Advertising

Where Brands Fail In Online Advertising

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Where Brands Fail In Online Advertising

According to Statista, user penetration for ad blocking in the US grew 3% between 2017 and 2018 to reach 30.1%.

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Brand Messaging

Aligning Brand Messaging With Cultural Diversity

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Aligning Brand Messaging With Cultural Diversity

Until fairly recently, in a business sense many marketers thought in terms of a very simple racial dichotomy: White vs. Not Interested.

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Brand Licensing

Managing The Brand Licensing Ecosystem

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Managing The Brand Licensing Ecosystem

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. This test implies that a person can identify an unknown subject by observing that subject’s habitual characteristics.

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Brand Management

Two Paths, One Brand Journey

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Two Paths, One Brand Journey

Two pathways guide the trajectory of brands. The most successful find their strength at the intersection of the two.

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