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Brandtopia or Needing a Fast-Forward to the Past

Brandtopia or Needing a Fast-Forward to the Past

Usually, after a few days of being on vacation (of which I'm back), my thoughts begin to wander freely again, without the normal 'noises' that we use to have during the rest of the year. I would like to share those thoughts with you... I'm a little postmodern I like to self-express, to have my own ideas, to believe that I can change the world (at my scale and in my immediate surroundings). I am respectful with (although I think I'm far away of being an example) gender issues, environment or...

Masstige brands or the problem of being the ham of the sandwich

Masstige brands or the problem of being the ham of the sandwich

Last month we organized an online survey asking about masstige brands. The survey was opened during two weeks. Before results We considered only 12 brands that were mentioned as masstige ones (with global presence) in different media We excluded those brand that were, in a certain way, at the top and bottom pricing levels of the masstige category (if we can call it "˜category'). E.g.: Porsche Boxter or Sam Adams beer We considered the following brands: Burberry. Codorníu, Commes des Garçons,...

The tendentious Dr. Utterson | Synthesis | End of season

The tendentious Dr. Utterson | Synthesis | End of season

I would like to begin this synthesis with something said by President Clinton, 'It's the economy, idiot...!'. At the end of this short story you will probably understand the reason why I've begun with this. At the end of January I wrote the first chapter of this affair between trends and branding. Actually, the one who talked was Dr. Utterson, Dr. Jekylls' best friend... the one who knew the truth. Now, for the end of this season, I've invited Dr. Jekyll (J), Mr. Hyde (H) and Dr. Utterson (U)...

The Tendentious Dr. Utterson | The ‘innovation disruption’ trend & Branding | Chapter 4

The Tendentious Dr. Utterson | The ‘innovation disruption’ trend & Branding | Chapter 4

During the last years, we have segmented and studied different tribes. Actually, we have arrived to "almost one member tribes"... The real issue, behind the scene, is that thinking of this situation we have converted our gray matter in a sort of mashed potato. We have thought a lot... Gray puree! And some results are as great as interesting... Probably the most important event is that our lifes are becoming disrupted... and so our innovation processes. Disruptive innovation is not to invent...

The tendentious Dr. Utterson is back | Chapter 1

The tendentious Dr. Utterson is back | Chapter 1

Some of you, actually only few of you, remember the very beginnings of Brand 3.0... The original name of this social network was "Jekyll & Hide on Branding"... It had 3 pages and the third one was the one that talked about trends, and the one who 'wrote' there was Dr. Utterson, the lawyer and loyal friend of Jekyll. So, getting to the point, this is the first post of several which will talk about trends and branding... connections, implications and challenges... Hope you enjoy them! Trend...

Between grayscale and bleached

Between grayscale and bleached

"... Leaden, dense and static clouds covered the sky producing a time confusion and diverted us from the moment to make us feel like in a limbo where time stands still. For Jose, his soul was like the day and the pressure in his chest did nothing but confirm that he should speak with Ramirez. Yes, he called her using her last name when it came to something important, and she knew it. - Ramirez, you look so cute and, at the same time, so like the others. At certain point it makes me think that...

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