Tag: brand building


Don’t Short-change Your Brand: The Case For a Return to Brand-building

January 28th, 2020 | laurabaehr, VP Marketing, thinktv

There were many prominent themes in the marketing industry in 2019 – data privacy, AI, and social responsibility among them – but the concept set to have the biggest impact on marketing plans and creative choices in 2020 is the return to brand-building (and the shift away from short-termism).

Advertising effectiveness experts Les Binet and Peter Field were the first to introduce the now ubiquitous “60/40 rule”: To be effective, a brand should spend roughly 60% of its media budget on long-term, brand-building activities, and 40% on more targeted sales activations.* Their research also led them to the following conclusion: Short-termism is undermining advertising effectiveness. As the incidence of short-term campaigns has increased, advertising campaign effectiveness has steadily fallen…

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How To Build A Brand Consumers Will Love

October 21st, 2019 | ACA Team, Association of Canadian Advertisers

What do brands like Ferrari, Apple and Starbucks have in common? Consumers don’t just love their products—they love their brands.

At a recent ACA webinar, Graham Robertson, author of Beloved Brands, explored the concept of building a brand idea and how it helps brands truly connect with consumers.

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