This is about an expert pandemic, future pacing, a little bit of motivation and no bad news at all. From your blog’s curators.
Before this post reaches you, it went through five different incarnations in six weeks of lockdown. It started out very German in tone ‘this will get very dirty before it is over’, to shift to ‘how to stop your cash bleeding’, until it gradually reached its current Italian mood, ‘andrà tutto bene’.
Selling on marketplaces is no longer an ‘if’ question, but has become about ‘when and how’. A deep dive into the structure of online marketplaces for fashion.
“We don’t want to sell online because we want to protect our brick & mortar stores.”
That’s a sentence I’ve heard over and over since I started working in the online sales business nine years ago. By now, however, I rarely hear it anymore in the fashion industry. But switch industry, and we’re back where fashion was when it began to embrace change a few years ago. (more…)
Dear Brand Growth Inspiration readers,
extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. We decided to suspend our regular distribution of growth inspiration to allow everyone to focus on what is most important at this time: to care for friends, neighbours, family and society. (more…)
With the rise of eCommerce, the importance of visual media has increased. Some best practices for successful eCommerce photography.
Leading apparel brands are tackling the challenge of recycling used clothing, helping to solve a major environmental issue while capitalising on a growing business opportunity.
This story is about beauty, earth beauty and why engaging in sustainable fashion makes for beautiful brands. But it’s not a romance story, and I’m still the same: we are talking serious brand strategy business!
In 2020, online and multichannel have long become your daily bread and butter, and sustainable fashion is the next big brand strategy topic. (more…)
Change is becoming the only constant. What does it take for supervisory boards and CFOs to keep up with time and new requirements of advanced board reporting?
Take service experience one step beyond! This installment of our Let’s Talk About series takes a deep dive into service, the second pillar of building a future-proof brand experience.
We all know what service means, right? We all buy things, and we’re all familiar with the customer experience of being handed our purchase in a carrier bag to take home. That’s an example of a basic consumer expectation. (more…)
We’ve curated our brand management reader favourites of 2019 for you. Topics include digital marketplace distribution, multichannel retail, brick & mortar stores in a digital world, brand story telling, omnichannel best practice, as well as an installment on product from our new opinion series ‘Let’s talk about…’.
Please excuse the pun, I just had to make it to grab your attention. I want you, and I want your engagement – to read and perhaps share this article, but much more importantly, to make sustainability a wholehearted top priority in 2020.
Online and offline channels are merging. Here are some real-world examples of brands driving in-store traffic by sending geo-fencing promotions to app users, requiring almost no investment
To capitalise on often unpredictable consumer preferences, you need to set up an in-season fast-track product development process. A time to market of 40 days is the goal!
Clear brand delivery is the ‘sweet spot’ that enables brands to stand out and succeed in a crowded marketplace. It’s built on three pillars: product, services and culture. Today, we talk about product.
How does product shape brand experience? How can a brand’s product experience create a meaningful connection to its customers?