Lipton Ice Tea is going through a global rebrand to become even better associated with natural revitalisation and wellbeing.
Miller Lite, a popular American brand of light beer, is going back to its roots and introducing a heritage branding and packaging as of 1975. In that year Miller Brewing Company, the brand owner, «revolutionized» the beer category with the launch of the first low-calorie beer product in the U.S. containing just 96 calories.
Over the past few years the proliferation of digital technology has fundamentally changed the way the British public buy many products and services. The shape of the British high street has altered radically with the disappearance of travel agents, insurance brokers and a whole raft of retailers. With 94% of UK households connected to broadband and 49% of households with mobile internet connectivity (Ofcom, August 2013) this transition to digital is unlikely to abate.
Some brands have really stood the test of time, ebbing and flowing but importantly surviving the lean times and flourishing when the zeitgeist allows them to really shine. Brands such as Levi’s, Converse, Colgate, Ford, Wall’s Sausages, Coca-Cola, all have the absolute right to talk about heritage and often do…
Last month, March 1-2, Sam Stone, Creative Director at London-based Identica, taught a masterclass on visual identity and branding for the Russian designers and managers in Moscow. Popsop sat down with Sam to discuss how local Russian brands can fulfill their potential to become globally known and iconic, and why Russian FMCG brands choose to imitate Western style rather than developing their own.
The economy may be showing green shoots, but the need to boost the high street has never been greater—statistics from the British Retail Consortium show that footfall on UK high streets dropped 5% in August 2013 compared to the same month last year, while online sales rose 13% between August and September (the highest rise in 13 years) according to IMRG Capgemini’s e-Retail Sales Index.