Brand Strategy

Global lifestyle brands currently distribute to more than 30 core markets, with up to 10 different distribution channels for each. That makes for roughly 300 possible distribution opportunities to chose from. While jumping on each one as it arises may prove lucky, things can easily go very wrong. To avoid the latter, it’s best to have a well-balanced brand growth strategy. In this category, we share expert brand growth strategy views, review the strategic and financial development of key brands, and analyse what you can learn for your own brand strategy.

Drive Dynamic Brand Growth or Maintain Profitability: EBIT vs. EBITDA KPI Slam

Two seasoned finance and retail brand managers provide a deep insight on pitfalls and challenges of managing successful retail and brand growth ….. click for more inspiration

How to Manage Successful Brand Post-Merger Integration

Far over 100 lifestyle brands are taken over every year. While a majority of post-merger integrations fail, here’s what the successful ones have in common. ….. click for more inspiration

Driving Customer Lifetime Value with Brand Loyalty Programs

Growth rates in online retail are slowing down. Successful brands increase customer loyalty and per customer spend by focusing on membership programmes. ….. click for more inspiration

How to Steer Brand Growth with Supervisory Management

Shareholders can toy with their investment by placing friends and family on the supervisory board or assemble a team of experts who will challenge and coach executive management towards quality growth and profits. ….. click for more inspiration

Brand Development for the Future: Back to the Basics

Successful brand development relies on getting three key areas right: having a unique selling proposition (USP), working with the right people, and creating simple and lean processes. ….. click for more inspiration

Driving Brand Growth with Private Equity

Brand private equity investments have increased, but not all have been success stories. So how can PE & brands work together successfully? ….. click for more inspiration

Burberry: Classic Design with a Future-proof Retail Strategy?

Burberry invokes tradition, craftsmanship and classic design. But with its innovative retail strategy, Burberry has a few things to teach the industry too! ….. click for more inspiration

The Rise of Shopping Centre M&As

A recent flurry of shopping centre mergers and acquisition (M&A) could be set to alter the state of play in the industry as an increasing number of bigger groups take hold. This post explores what these shopping centre mergers mean for the sector and what conditions gave rise to them. ….. click for more inspiration

A New Paradigm for European Retail?

European markets are shifting. How can European brand retail learn from the past to navigate current trends and challenges and sustain future-proof growth? ….. click for more inspiration

New Diesel CEO – Exclusive Preview of first Applications

Renzo Rosso is advertising one of the hottest chairs in brand growth: CEO of Diesel. We share the hottest candidates on the recruiting file. ….. click for more inspiration

How to get Quality into your Brand Strategy and Planning

Key learnings of 30 years brand strategy and planning. Tips how to improve your brand growth planning, today. ….. click for more inspiration

The Past, Present and Future of the Outlet Industry

The first FSP Outlet Industry Breakfast was a great success. It gave an overview of the expansion of the outlet industry over the past years and offered a preview for 2017 and 2018. ….. click for more inspiration

How to Boost Outlet Expansion with Consumer Experience

Our recommendation for an excellent 5-minute read by Ken Gunn, the authority on Designer Outlet Centers. Learn from him why consumer experience drives outlet expansion, and how to change consumer behavior. ….. click for more inspiration

Is your Outlet Strategy Princess or Cinderella?

Outlets are brands’ most profitable retail distribution, and the only brick & mortar still growing. We shed a light on the outlet strategy of successful brands. ….. click for more inspiration

Partner Retail is Still the Smarter Retail and Here is Why

DTC became brands’ favourite distribution channel, but it is investment heavy. Partner Retail is lighter and more profitable. VF, Pandora and Levi’s show how to grow both. ….. click for more inspiration