BRANDING – PART 4

Firstly, branding does not change your brand, but your strategy. Secondly, we cannot stress how important the story is, as every story has its own unique roots. The best of brands create relationships with consumers, hence why the fuel of branding is emotions. Which brings us to the third necessity, Emotional Branding! EB is the cherry … Continue reading BRANDING – PART 4

BRANDING – Part 3

To stand out, one must differentiate. You might have a great product but not a perfect one. The cherry on top is down to 5 key things, and the department store Harrods has this on lock. In the marketing context, these 5 key things are known as the 5 senses.  I have worked for Harrods three … Continue reading BRANDING – Part 3

BRANDING – Part 2

The first step to branding is engraving belief. If you don't believe the potential your brand has, then who will? You see, the destiny of a brand should be affection and that begins with you. You have to be the first person who will love your brand, as love is a brands best friend. The … Continue reading BRANDING – Part 2

WORK

They say good things come to those who wait, I say "Good things come to those who Work." Yes, we should hope and dream, but we must not sit and wait. If you have a dream, an ambition, a business plan - that's just step 1 my friend. You see, everything creative starts with an … Continue reading WORK

Dreamers vs Realists

I was 10 years old, and prior to arriving in London from war torn Kosovo, my dad (a music teacher) had taught me how to play a melody no longer than 40 seconds. I thought I'd enter the primary school talent show, and to my surprise - I won! Walking home, I felt proud and … Continue reading Dreamers vs Realists

DOTS

Steve Jobs said you must connect the dots backwards to go forward, and this is our ethos. You must be the action to pollinate dreams, however it takes collaboration of talented individuals whom each posses key strengths in their desired field. We do not see the World in black and white, what if we live … Continue reading DOTS

GIVING BACK

I was always a quiet child, but a very emotional one. They say the most emotional people are the most creative & that is what I'm doing ... giving back.  My mother is a special woman and the majority will say the same about theirs alive (or sadly not at present) but remember, one day you … Continue reading GIVING BACK

STORIES

An irresistible brand contains a variety of ingredients, the main being its story. Some stories are timeless, others are nostalgic, whilst few are exceptional. In the very first page I wrote the following, “we believe that each brand has a story, if it doesn’t then this is a marketing crime,” so yes, I am very serious! … Continue reading STORIES

TYPOGRAPHY

Art also exists in typography and searching for fonts that pair well together is a quest, but once found it is a magnet to the eye. The infusion of serifs with sans serifs is crucial, however not all are destined to blossom. It takes experimentation along with taste to establish a connection, and the result … Continue reading TYPOGRAPHY

CREATIVITY

From my academic experience (amounting to 6 years) I have learned that being critical is not bad, unless when one is too critical then you ultimately doubt yourself. I am naturally creative and played the piano from an early age, so academic life taught me the other side, both of these were a blessing. I … Continue reading CREATIVITY