Time to talk to a brand manager.

The assault on the US Capitol will hopefully prove to be the low point in the divisiveness of US politics and self-inflicted damage to democratic credibility. The biggest risk for 2021 identified by the Eurasia group is now vividly clear and the Democratic party's mandate to deliver a more inclusive alternative much stronger. Deservedly, the... Continue Reading →

Enjoy a defiantly positive new year.

With continuing constraints and uncertainty Christmas 2020 is different. I personally want brands to recognise this and raise my spirits. Burberry is one brilliant example. Burberry's film acknowledges an exceptional 2020 that is 'raining down hard' and is defiantly positive in response. Maintaining a safe distance from conventional Christmas communication it is also very distinctive.... Continue Reading →

Ben & Jerry’s has real issues.

Ben & Jerry's was praised for releasing a corporate statement expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. It has also promptly joined the "#StopHateForProfit" campaign, pausing advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. In its recent statement the company has called for "concrete steps" to dismantle "white supremacy in all its forms" arguing the death... Continue Reading →

Courageous confidence

The new TENA #Ageless campaign has a made a bold start. The 60-second film features older women discussing their attitudes to sex, incontinence and their 'maturing' bodies. As Sarah Douglas, CEO, AMV BBDO, explains “We are challenging society’s damaging perceptions around incontinence for women and celebrating all that women are." Challenge perceptions of ageing and incontinence... Continue Reading →

Good Clean Brand Thinking

Travelling by tube recently I simply couldn't ignore this advertising from Ecover. To start with there are the provocative, witty and challenging headlines capable of the grabbing attention of most commuters. Loud headlines are matched with loud colours - with posters showcased together for maximum impact. Disruptive, distinct and connected - there is a structure,... Continue Reading →

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