I can also say that when I have met with companies, I have had a good 'experience' with their brands, whether we have chosen to work together or not.
The Urban Dictionary defines the Kardashian effect as “The practice of caring about D list celebrities who have no talent and contribute nothing to society.” However there is another, more positive way at looking at this phenomenon, and that is to examine the business behind how the Kardashians became so popular.
This one is partly about Polaroid and what Polaroid means to the generations that lived through the ’60s to the ’90s. It is also about reinvention and how this former brand giant reinvented themselves to become a digital dynamo.
I also now have an appreciation of how color influences brand identity and marketing strategy.
There is no better place to start than by analysing the factors that contributed to the success of the world's biggest brand, Apple Inc.
So, what strategies did Apple use to build their brand and stock so high and what lessons can we learn from them?
I guess that is something to do with the way my brain is wired. I am not the front man, rock star I thought I could be when I first had guitar lessons. I’m more the guy who sits behind the piano, fully integrated into the sounds being made and lost in the full force of the music.
When it comes to marketing, it is imperative to create a community around your brand. Whatever your brand stands for, you must run with it and create a following of dedicated customers along the way.
The team is fired up for the start of the new year. At this time of year, many people rethink where they sit in this world; life, work, health. I for one, have been doing a lot of that lately.
As I embark on the next phase of our global expansion, I am left with some thoughts on the people I employ and those who would best suit our company going forward.