Thought Leadership

Consumers Are at the Heart of Many Brands, but Let’s Also Protect the Heart of Our Brands

Being agile has helped many brands keep up with the times, but as the average lifecycle of a brand accelerates building an iconic brand becomes harder and harder. Bram van Schaik explains the key to striking the balance between innovating and staying true to your brand’s core purpose.

BrandZ Netherlands

Purpose 2020 - Igniting Purpose Led Growth

Being a purpose-led business is no longer an option, it is essential for your brand to survive. Robert-Jan Dhond explains how to take your business’s purpose from a part of your strategy to part of a wider movement alongside your consumer.

BrandZ Netherlands

Netherlands: The Perfect Startup Delta

The Netherlands has historically been a place for the savvy businessman to invest – but is this still the case? Hugo Shurink explains how the country is ready for the future.

BrandZ Netherlands

Brand Building Is Key to Succeed in a Digital Age

In an age where algorithms and new technologies are making buying decisions for consumers, brand is increasingly important. Erzsi shares the three key branding principles to ensure your brand survives the digital age.

BrandZ Netherlands

Freelancia: What Drives Hustlers, and How Brands Can Harness Their Power

Walk into any coffee shop during ‘office’ hours and try to find an open table. You will likely have to wait, unless you are very lucky. Coffee shops, swanky hotels, and other public places have become the favourite office of freelancers, gig workers, and side-hustlers.

BrandZ US

Combatting Slow Growth by Unlocking New, Polycultural Markets

As growth becomes more elusive and disruptions large and small erode market share from established brands, businesses need new ways to win. Increasingly, brands have become aware that growth requires reaching out to historically underserved or overlooked consumers.

BrandZ US

America’s Pastime: The Game of Growth

With more than a third of the US Top 100 headquartered in or around Silicon Valley it is no wonder that established giants are taking a leaf out of their playbook for success. However, the mindset, strategies and activities can all be replicated by brands at all stages of their lifecycle. Kantar Consulting’s Victoria Sakal breaks down the playbook.

BrandZ US

S-curves – The Long and Short (Term) of Brand Growth:

A conversation between Stephen DiMarco, Chief Digital Officer at Kantar Insights Division, North America, and Jim Meyer, Executive Director, GroupM.

BrandZ US

Leveraging Moments for Brand Growth

The world of marketing has grown and there is a myriad of ways consumers can be targeted from where to reach them to the content you use to get their attention. One option is to identify and own key “moments of consumption”. Mahesh breaks down the five key categories these “moments” fall into.

BrandZ Indonesia

Amazon shaping the ‘smart speaker’ Conversation

How do you define true innovation and leadership? To me, truly leading innovation does more than disrupt the established order; it shapes and creates something genuinely ground-breaking, delivering benefit for all consumers and perhaps establishing an entirely new competitive landscape in the process.

Financial services brands are missing opportunities with women

Kantar TNS set out to determine whether financial services organisations and their brands are appropriately valuing their women customers, and whether women feel that they are valued customers. We conducted a UK-wide study based on 31,291 interviews and involving more than 650,000 women.

New metric helps brands build equity and value

Brand Imprint is a new measurement that focuses on instant recognition and the importance that Clarity, Communication and Consistency have on building brand equity.

New marketing reality depends on brand experience

Marketing is about to shift fundamentally. Customer experience has become very important as has a focus on the ‘last mile’ of the purchase journey. Soon, consumer reviews will hold the same weight as advertising campaigns.

How strong brands today prepare for the path ahead

What determines that todays strong brands will be strong brands in the future? Learn what a recent “Brands Ahead” study from Kantar TNS and Grey tells us in this article by Hartmut Scheffer, Kantar TNS.

German Engineering...

Reliability, Self-similarity and Iconography, and Substance over Appearance are three key properties that sets the German market apart from any other. Read the article by Christoph Prox, Kantar Added Value.

How Social Media Is Changing the Conversation

Gen Z is the digital generation but brands shouldn’t allocate 100 percent of budgets to digital – they need to find a balance and synergies between both digital and traditional

The Value of Taking a Risk

Both large and small brands are demonstrating the benefits of taking calculated risks. These can fail but in the long term what is more dangerous for your business? Moving forward or standing still?

To Take a Stand or Not to Take a Stand?

Brands are under increasing pressure to have a strong point of view on world events, but what should they consider before taking a side?


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