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We uncover new approaches to old problems, how to develop deeper relationships with our customers, develop better experiences, services and products, and develop communication strategies to tell our stories in distinctive and ownable ways. The fundamental marketing approach hasn’t changed, but the way we connect to customers has.

What we do

Brand + Connections Audit

The first step is to understand where you are on the journey. We work through a systematic assessment of what you are doing now so that we can identify the gaps and issues that need discussion. Our diagnostic looks at where you are compared to your competition and best in class benchmarks.

Customer Research

To really uncover opportunities and to make sure any new ideas are built on a strong foundation, it’s essential to engage with existing customers. This is about understanding their lives and their dreams, so we can design and create something that is relevant and valuable to them. Focus groups and empathy sessions can uncover these valuable insights. Often clients have existing research that we can use, we’ll look to use this, if fit for purpose, rather than recover old ground.

Brand + Communications Strategy

Developing your brand strategy requires understanding your purpose, values, vision, positioning, personality, and proposition. You also need a clearly defined copy tone and style guidelines as well. A consistently executed, distinctive identify is key brand asset. A robust strategic approach solves a defined business problem, is build on clear customer insights and is focused on the target customer you want to move.

Brand Development Approach
Digital Transformation

Part of any digital strategy is not only understanding the media and channel strategy but also the data strategy. How do you tie everything together to track and understand performance? How do you use the data to trigger personalised content for more impactful, relevant interactions. How do you create personalised customer experiences? We work through your requirements to make recommendations on both your marketing tech stack and the digital media approach to build awareness, consideration and conversion.

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Prototyping, Testing, Learning, Growing

We like to play with new concepts and ideas before we commit to large scale deployments. We build physical and digital prototypes to test ideas and fail fast. From here we refine our thinking until we arrive at a launch concept. Once the business case is completed we then execute using an iterative agile process looking to release an MVP (Minimum Viable Product). This approach helps us launch more radical transformations with lower risk.

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Related work

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Get in touch, we’ll be happy to share our first impressions of the challenges in front of you. And then together we’ll uncover the next steps.

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Strategy FAQs

Brand strategy defines how you develop your brand in order to achieve specific goals. This will define the core brand framework and how the brand is positioned in the market. A well defined brand framework enables consistent execution across all aspects of a business and is directly connected to consumer needs, emotions, and competitive environments.

A communication strategy articulates how a brand is going to position itself for its target audience by simply and clearly defining the messaging required to achieve it’s communications objectives. The communication strategy often defines the key communications idea, sometimes called the brand platform.

The go-to-market strategy defines how a brand will execute their communication strategy in the market. This would show how all of a brands resources can be used (staff, sales, distribution, advertising) as well as all the owned assets (email, websites, social) to deliver the brand message to the target market.

Who are my customers and what does their lives look like?
How is my business positioned relative to competition?
What do my customers need to believe?
What marketing activities will help me achieve my goals?