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68 minutes | 12 days ago
S02.EP01 - The 7 Key Business Strategies Businesses Need with Kevin Duncan
Kevin Duncan is a business consultant and best selling author - known for his snappy no-nonsense wisdom packed books on business strategy. In this episode we dig into Kevin's approach and his overview of 7 strategies businesses need to create to be successful from his book "The Smart Strategy Book". The seven strategies we touch on are: Commercial, Brand, Customer, Sales, People, Innovation and Communication. We especially dig into brand strategy, discover how this fits into the other six strategies and Kevin shares some of the techniques and concepts he uses to create effective strategies with his clients. Recommended listening for all brand builders.
100 minutes | 12 days ago
Best of Season 1 - 2020
Listen in as we reveal our favourite outtakes from Season 1 of the JUST Branding Podcast in 2020, including branding insights from creative minds such as Marty Neumeier, Chris Do, Michael Johnson, Melinda Livsey, Michael Janda, Tom Ross, Rob Meyerson, Stephen Houraghan, Stef Hamnerlink, Tobias Dahlberg, Valerie Jacobs, Motto and more. Don't miss this one!
63 minutes | 19 days ago
S01.EP23 - Building Stronger Brands with Peter Wilken
Dolphins, Donuts and Condoms. What do these three things have in common? Nothing. However, we do touch on these topics through the lens of brand strategy. Our guest today is Peter Wilken, who is a brand strategy consultant, author and professional speaker. He’s the founder of Dolphin Brand Strategy, as well as the former Head of BBDO Asia Pacific. He has run agencies for Leo Burnett and Ogilvy too, working for numerous Fortune 100 companies during this time. His book ‘Dim Sum Strategy’ is packed with bite-sized tools you need to build stronger brands, which is what we explore in this episode… building stronger brands.
42 minutes | a month ago
S01.EP22 - Building FMCG Brands with Folkert van der Heide
What's it like to build brands in the food and beverage industries? In this episode we sit down with consultant Folkert van der Heide from the Netherlands who shares his story brand-building for many years in this space. Coming from a humble background where he grew up learning from his families farming and other small businesses, Folkert went on to work for various businesses before finding himself working in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods). He did this initially for corporations in-house before then eventually going freelance. This work then led eventually to him establishing his own drinks brand, Moj. We dig into the story of Moj, why he created it, and his experiences creating a brand from scratch and bringing it to market. Folkert shares his approach and methodology - including how to create a product with a "big idea" behind it. If you are involved in creating brands you'll find this very inspirational!
40 minutes | a month ago
S01.EP21 - Making a Difference with Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson is the founder and creative director of Johnson Banks, an incredible design consultancy based in London, responsible for the rebranding of companies such as Virgin Atlantic, Think London, Christian Aid and many more. His company is known for how they define, then design, brands that make a difference and that’s what we discuss in this episode, as well as Michael's incredible book “Branding in 5.5 Steps” which is focused on the branding process, from the lens of both strategy and design. Plus, we’ll explore his latest book release, “Now Try Something Weirder”, which shows how to have great ideas & survive in the creative business. We’re incredibly stoked & privileged to have Michael on the show, as his award-winning work really does change lives.
60 minutes | a month ago
S01.EP20 - The Future of Branding with Valerie Jacobs
Look into Valerie Jacobs’s crystal ball and see what lies ahead for the future of branding. You’ll go back to the future, by following Valerie’s journey to becoming a master trend forecaster and how she uses these techniques to innovate & grow brands for Fortune 500 brands. You will learn how to gather consumer & market insights, and more importantly how to use these insights for “future-fluency”, a skill that will provide you with “future-forward design intelligence” that you can use to stay relevant in today’s accelerated world. Buckle up, it’s time to fly, chicken.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
S01.EP19 - How to Grow Real Brands with Dava Guthmiller
Dava Guthmiller, who spearheaded Uber’s branding, is founder and CCO at Noise 13, a branding & design agency in San Francisco. In this episode, you will discover what it takes to be a “real brand” - one that is bold, honest and centred around emotional connections. You will learn how Dava used this philosophy to rapidly scale her agency, including a deep dive into her process of working with Uber and various other lifestyle brands. Dava shares her past failures, with key insights on why execution is just as important as strategy, plus strategies on how to measure branding. Tune in with Dava Guthmiller, Jacob Cass & Matt Davies and discover how to grow real brands with strategy & design.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
S01.EP18 - Growth, Mentorship & Strategy with Philip VanDusen
Join Philip VanDusen as we discuss personal growth, mentorship and how to use the power of strategy, design and marketing to build bullet-proof brands & businesses. PHILIP VANDUSEN Philip VanDusen is the founder of Verhaal Brand Design, a YouTube Star and has over 20 years experience in branding & design including roles like ECD at Landor, Head of Design for Global Snacks at PepsiCo, P&G Old Navy.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
S01.EP17 - Personal Branding with Tom Ross & Michael Janda
Grow your personal brand with confidence. Tune in with Michael Janda & Tom Ross as we explore what it takes to maximise your personal brand’s success! These “Biz Buddies” run multi 7-figure businesses and in this episode, you’ll hear the lessons they’ve picked up along the way. MICHAEL JANDA Michael Janda is an agency veteran, business coach, and best-selling author of Burn Your Portfolio. He helps creative freelancers and agencies run their businesses with confidence and make more money. TOM ROSS Tom Ross is the CEO of DesignCuts and a marketing coach. He co-hosts the Biz Buds podcast with Michael Janda and is probably the most Honest Entrepreneur on the internet. This episode is not to be missed!
44 minutes | 3 months ago
S01.E16 - Nike & Brand DNA with Matt Watson
What does working at Nike for 10 years teach you about brand? Find out in this episode with Matt Watson, founder of Watson Creative & Brand Labs, as he reveals all, including his affinity for the Nike logo. Watson will make you think about your brand and market differently after you hear how his firm handles the branding process. We discuss brand audits, consumer research including both creative & analytical sides, the power of brand DNA, plus some key insights on how to take a position and own it. Don’t miss this episode with Matt Watson, Jacob Cass & Matt Davies! Show notes: https://justcreative.com/podcast
48 minutes | 4 months ago
S01.E15 - Brand Mastery with Tobias Dahlberg
Get to know the super sleek brand educator that is Tobias Dahlberg all the way from Helsinki, Finland. In this episode, we discuss the value of brand strategy for businesses and how it can be applied to multiple business units and not just marketing, plus exactly how to approach this and embed it in businesses. Tobias discusses brand theories such as “becoming the only choice”, “radical differentiation” and how he gets people on board when making “brand choices”. He also explains his background and the super work he is doing at The Future Academy. This episode is not to be missed! Show notes at justcreative.com/podcast ABOUT OUR GUEST: Tobias Dahlberg is an Entrepreneur & Strategist. He is the Founder of Wonder, a strategic brand and design consultancy in Helsinki, Finland. He is also the Founder of The Future Academy - a learning platform for entrepreneurs and companies who want to build game-changing brands and businesses. He has consulted, advised and created hundreds of strategies and innovative concepts for brands such as: Nike, The Coca-Cola Company, Fiskars, Fazer, Iittala, Hartwall, Nissan, Paulig, Telia, Marimekko, Halti, Neste Oil, Altia, Mandatum Life, and many more, from start-ups to multi-national corporations.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
S01.E14 - Psychology-Driven Brand Strategy with Kaye Putnam
In this episode, we sit down with the wonderful Kaye Putnam, a psychology-driven brand strategist from South Carolina. We geek out about all things brand thinking. We get into the meaning of ‘psychology-driven branding’, about knowing your brand and living your brand. Kaye shares her ‘4C Brand Strategy Framework’ which helps to bake psychological principles into brands. We also discover Kayes inspirational story, her obsession with human decision making and how this helps her in her work + how she keeps a work life balance as a Mum and entrepreneur. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Kaye Putnam is a psychology-driven brand strategist for entrepreneurs. Through work with hundreds of clients from international corporations to solo-entrepreneurs, she developed her signature Clarity Code™ method. She believes that online business should be more human and that all entrepreneurs have genius they can use to impact the world. She works with students in her brand incubation program and with clients 1-on-1. When she’s not transforming brands, she’s exploring the world with her husband and two little ones.
72 minutes | 4 months ago
S01.B1 - Design Education, Change & The Business of Design
In this bonus episode, we have Douglas Davis join us, Jacob Cass & Matt Davies, to discuss the current state of design education and what it takes to remain relevant as we evolve as creatives in these disruptive and turbulent times. We explore his book, Creative Strategy & The Business of Design as well as the future of design. There has never been a more timely episode. Douglas Davis is a strategist, author and professor at the New York City College of Technology, a part of the The City University of New York. He holds the chair for the BFA in Communication Design and has a through background in marketing, creative strategy and art direction. Show notes available at https://justcreative.com/podcast
56 minutes | 5 months ago
S01.E13 - Chris Do’s Biggest Mistakes, Failures & Regrets
Chris Do is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love. In this episode, Chris reveals his biggest mistakes, failures & regrets, plus how you too can overcome these adversities. We then dive into how to get paid more as a creative, how to move into brand strategy & sell it, Chris’s strategic branding process, the powers & pitfalls of the labels we put on ourselves and the quest for success. This is not to be missed!
46 minutes | 5 months ago
S01.EP12 - Behavioural Marketing & The Strategic Branding Process
Rudy Fernandez, joins Jacob Cass & Matt Davies to walk through the strategic branding process of his creative marketing agency, Creative Outhouse, giving case studies & insights on how to better work with clients through problem solving, plus how you can use strategic thinking to help brands properly connect with their customers, through research and testing. Rudy also reveals his proudest projects in the realm of Behavioral Change, proving that “information is not motivation” when it comes to making users change their behaviour, and how you can can actually make others change their behaviour.
52 minutes | 5 months ago
S01.EP11 - Working With Leaders
Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger of Motto, a strategic branding agency in NYC, reveal what it takes to work with “rare breeds” - the leaders, rebels & entrepreneurs who do things differently. You’ll find out how to build more purposeful brands by better connecting with your clients, plus exactly how you can use your “vices” as superpowers, backed up by personal stories of failure and courage.
61 minutes | 6 months ago
S01.E10 - Marty Neumeier on Mastering Brand Strategy
Join Marty Neumeier, Andy Starr, Jacob Cass & Matt Davies as we uncover the ideas, techniques, and principles that you need to become a brand master, starting at Marty’s famous definition of brand, the process of uncovering this definition, as well as Marty’s classic books Brand Gap, Zag & Brand Flip. We explore the future of branding in the C Suite, and what that means for designers, plus how we can use Metaskills and agile strategy to create better brands. This is an episode not to be missed!
41 minutes | 6 months ago
S01.E09 - Strategic Audio Branding
🔊 Ever heard of sonic branding? Audio branding is the strategic use of music and sound to help reinforce brand recognition and enhance the consumer experience. We go deep in this session, exploring the ins and outs of successful audio branding, using popular examples, as well as the process Drop Music Branding used to audio brand this very podcast. Tune in with Jacob Cass, Matt Davies & Gabriel Ignacio Agüero to discover why “good audio branding is invisible” and how you can stand out with audio branding.
43 minutes | 7 months ago
S01.E08 - Brand Strategy Workshops with Melinda Livsey
Melinda Livsey, a brand strategist & online educator, shares her journey of going from a designer to brand strategist, sharing her definitions of brand & brand strategy, how she “sells” strategy, her onboarding process, how to conduct a brand strategy workshop step-by-step, including the deliverables, plus, what life is like without design. Tune in with Jacob Cass, Matt Davies & Melinda Livsey, if you want to go from being an “order taker” to brand expert.
42 minutes | 7 months ago
S01.E07 - Brand Personality, Personas & Archetypes with Stephen Houraghan
Stephen Houraghan joins Jacob Cass & Matt Davies to discuss customer personas and brand archetypes and how these tools can be used to help better understand your audience and define your brand’s personality.
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