Archive for the ‘Branding’ Category

New Book by Founders of Gerstman+Meyers

CPG Branding and Marketing Forum members Herb Meyers and Richard Gerstman share their first-hand experiences of leading the design consultancy Gerstman+Meyers, describing professional successes and their personal fulfillment. Learn more about Business Ours: Starting Out and Building Your Own Business, by Herb Meyers and Richard Gerstman at CPG Branding’s book section.

Shape the Future at the Sustainable Brands Conference

Join the conversation with leading companies such as 3M, AT&T, BASF, Coca-Cola, Dannon, Ford, Harley-Davidson, HP, Life Technology, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Nestlé, Novozyme, Philips, SAP, Target,, Unilever, UPS, and more—but also with

Gravity Free 2012

Design Conference in Chicago, May 1-2 Join two hundred top designers from companies such as Boeing, Chick-fil-A, Cirque du Soleil,, facebook, IDEO, JP Morgan, PetSmart, Polaris, Raytheon, and

Entry Discount for Forum Members

Anaezi Modu, Founder and CEO of REBRAND™ has graciously offered to extend all members of the CPG Branding and Marketing Forum a $100 discount if they enter the 2012 REBRAND 100 Global Awards. Anaezi has been a longtime member of our forum and has worked tirelessly in support of the branding community through her work at REBRAND™. [...]

An Update on Personal Branding, Courtesy of the Donald.

Over the past couple of weeks, watching Donald Trump make an initial foray into the political mainstream brought into sharp focus for me the factors involved in building a credible and successful personal brand. Now let me state up front that this is not a

Updating a Logo vs. Changing a Logo

It’s been a while since Starbucks announced the logo change.  We are now seeing that logo in action.  New commercials have rolled out with the new logo, and new cups are rolling through inventories. Despite the age of this particular news, this topic has remains to be one of the most popular

Dimensions of Compatibility

How does a brand make the transition from merely being well thought of to becoming beloved by its customers? Is it just about creating a great product or service, or does it

I Smell a Scent Trend

What is a trend? For me, it is when the street meets the runway. In the world of scents, this is when a fragrance is found on the shelves of every day consumers at the same time that it is being used as the main ingredient of some new fine fragrance launches. For

Packaging Design – The Next Decade

When I was asked to write my point of view as to where package design is going in the next decade, I wanted to avoid repeating what has already be said, over and over again. I would like to try to give my personal point of view of how I see the future, based not on a wet finger held up to the wind, but on my own experience of the past 40 something years in the profession and the active part I still play today.

Chasing “Thriller”

Are You Just Hoping for a Repeat? I just recently finished teaching an intensive weekend marketing course at NYU—all about building the brand experience. Toward the end of the class I do a section on “making good choices”. I believe that the secret to successful marketing lies with making good