bremont

The Building of a Beautiful British Luxury Brand – The Bremont Story

I attended a delightful breakfast session, at Hay Hill Mayfair hosted by LikeMinds' Drew Ellis, featuring Giles English, co-founder of the British luxury watch brand, Bremont. Started in 2002, the mission of the company is to bring back high-end watchmaking to Britain. In 1800, "half of the watches sold in the world were made in Britain." Then, little…

organic ethics returns

Why Would You Pay for Organic Food, But Not When It Comes to Investing Your Money?

Are you someone who pays attention to what you eat? Maybe you even consider yourself a "foodie"? When it comes to grocery shopping, I have learned to be significantly more picky over the years. Certain ingredients are forbidden, like hormone-treated meats; and, for a number of items (e.g. milk, apples, eggs...), it has to be organic. Whether or not…

north-star

The End of Net Neutrality? Or The End of Neutrality Period

While net neutrality must not end, can a brand or company afford its own neutrality around important ethical issues?  Standing for Something Mr Trump is a disruptor. Love him or hate him, he is changing things up. One of the most unexpected and rather unusual outcomes of the nascent Trump presidency has been the obvious dissension…

SmartWatch – Fad, Fashion or Forever? Watching the Digital Transformation of the Watch Industry

The list of smartwatches just keeps getting longer. It is now to the point where it seems likely to have gone from gadget status to a bona fide candidate for wrist space. According to industry estimates, over 28 million units will ship in 2015. The top brands vying for position in the smartwatch category are,…

Branding Gets Personal – Why We All Need To Get More Personal

In 2010, I wrote for the first time about what it means when Branding Gets Personal. Some companies and cultures prefer to keep what is personal at home and to keep everything at all professional and all business. Evermore, however, I believe that brands need to find ways to bridge the professional and personal Rubicon. Yes,…

Killing Your Brand With Fake – 9 Cases of Fake Brand Building

Pretty much everyone has an opinion on what is a brand. But, as the saying goes, it's like teenagers and great sex: lots of talk, little action. When it comes to actions, many executive teams are killing their brand with fake brand building concepts. And the worst of it is that they may not even…