Category Archives: Branding Trends

Quarantine Impacts Consumers Plans To Spend, Love For Brands

Quarantine Impacts Consumers’ Plans To Spend, Love For Brands by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, May 1, 2020 It shouldn’t come as a surprise to marketers that consumers are rethinking their discretionary spending habits. About 64% say they’re planning to cut their total spend, with 55% estimating they will cut at least 10% to 20%. One-third of … Continue reading Quarantine Impacts Consumers Plans To Spend, Love For Brands

Social Distancing Makes Consumers Want To Engage More With Brands, Ads, Content

Social Distancing Makes Consumers Want To Engage More With Brands, Ads, Content by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, April 8, 2020 I never thought brands should completely pause advertising during this crisis. Hearing from the brands we love is one constant U.S. consumers have these days. It turns out I’m not the only one who … Continue reading Social Distancing Makes Consumers Want To Engage More With Brands, Ads, Content

Customer Journey, Search Terms Take New Direction With COVID-19 — Are Brands Ready?

Customer Journey, Search Terms Take New Direction With COVID-19 — Are Brands Ready? by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, April 6, 2020 The world has changed. New search terms such as “contactless delivery” and “business continuity plan” have emerged. There are many more “near me” searches and searches for legal-related content using the terms “legal … Continue reading Customer Journey, Search Terms Take New Direction With COVID-19 — Are Brands Ready?

How Challenger Brands Gain, Keep Market Share During COVID-19 Crisis

How Challenger Brands Gain, Keep Market Share During COVID-19 Crisis by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, March 25, 2020 About half of consumers continue to stock up on essential items, with 78% acknowledging that it makes them feel safer. To 85% of those Americans, brand names no longer matter as long as they find the … Continue reading How Challenger Brands Gain, Keep Market Share During COVID-19 Crisis

#RIPeanut Highlights Brand-to-Brand Trend Actually May Be Working on Twitter

Arik Hanson — February 7, 2020 Last fall, Popeye’s trolled Chick-Fil-A on Twitter into helping it launch its new chicken sandwich that ended up selling out and causing gun play in stores. Then, Netflix asked brands for their best x-rated sex tweet in what might be the very best Twitter thread of all time. And … Continue reading #RIPeanut Highlights Brand-to-Brand Trend Actually May Be Working on Twitter

Brand loyalty remains high at 89%, driven by product and price rather than service

However, loyalty may be as much a function of inertia as anything else. Greg Sterling on November 26, 2019 Last year, Yotpo found that 90% of consumers surveyed considered themselves brand loyal, in contrast to the conventional thinking that loyalty was dead. That number hasn’t changed, according to this year’s survey of 2,100 U.S. adults; … Continue reading Brand loyalty remains high at 89%, driven by product and price rather than service

Bridging Category Management Among Ethnic Brands, Chains

Bridging Category Management Among Ethnic Brands, Chains by Patrick Harrington , Yesterday Have specialty and ethnic CPG brands reached a peak in their growth across America’s grocery stores? In my view, they are approaching maturity — for several reasons.  For one, evolving shopping trends, technological innovation and the consolidation of traditional brick-and-mortar channels are changing … Continue reading Bridging Category Management Among Ethnic Brands, Chains

Building housewares brands with brand response TV

It is time for marketers to take advantage of the DRTV expansion to solve some of their biggest advertising pain points. Karla Crawford Kerr on September 26, 2019  Housewares and brand response television have a long and robust shared history. Over 30 years ago, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) deregulated television air time allowing different … Continue reading Building housewares brands with brand response TV

4 steps to becoming an experience brand

If you are truly interested in meeting consumer expectations, you’ll not only be measuring and tracking those experiences but also consistently making updates to improve them. Ethan Hanson on July 18, 2019 Once a primary differentiator, reliable customer service has now become a mandatory commodity. With rising consumer expectations and automated technologies, experience has replaced … Continue reading 4 steps to becoming an experience brand