Uber France is an amazing study in brand management and economics. From it’s launch in 2011 at LeWeb growth has been tremendous but also fraught with challenges. So what’s happened so far: Launch of Uber in Paris in 2011, followed by UberX in 2013 Taxi Violence in 2015 Legal block of UberPop Rate drop of 20%,…… Continue reading What’s going on with Uber in France? A lesson in economics and global brand management.
Re-Inventing Brand Marketing
As I read through an article by Cédric Cauderlier (@cedricc_be) on the 12 digital winners that I might have missed from Cannes this year I was very disappointed with the maturity of the executions – on the one hand it feels like Cannes has become the centre for creative stunts that win awards but on the…… Continue reading Re-Inventing Brand Marketing
Content & Amplification – The New Brand Brief
Sometimes it’s still hard to talk to ‘traditional ad guys’ and get them to understand how the business of communications has changed, how the web has exploded the number of channels through which we can deliver messages and also empowered the consumer to respond, turning a monologue into dialogue and thereby giving them a voice.…… Continue reading Content & Amplification – The New Brand Brief
Living the Brand – GoNabit.com
There aren’t that many startups in the region who have really proved their worth beyond very small scale operations and beyond this who have developed a brand with both heart and soul, along with a desire to make money. One brand that jumps out of the pack is GoNabit, the leading group buying site in…… Continue reading Living the Brand – GoNabit.com
Where is the traditional agency going?
The last few years have seen a great deal of discussion around the terminology that should follow that of an ‘advertising’ agency – there have been many terms bandied around ranging from brand to communications to idea to creative, but they all highlight one thing: The move of the business away from what has been tradtionally known as…… Continue reading Where is the traditional agency going?