Consumers see brands as belonging to categories based on their own perception and life experience. Once consumers pigeonhole a brand, it is hard for the brand to easily change that category perception. For example, Kodak was THE brand name for film photography. It was also the company that invented the […]
As an innovation philosophy, Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) is a helpful framework for innovative creativity.
Competition for the consumer continues to increase among food manufacturers. One path to competitive advantage is clean labels, which addresses the consumer demand for transparency in ingredient lists. The idea of creating products that have fewer ingredients and/or more natural ingredients is something that I can’t help but think is […]
Choosing where to shop for makeup is a very personal decision. Here in Chicago there are a lot of options, but in my mind there are two main competitors: Ulta and Sephora. When I first moved to Chicago seven years ago, Ulta dominated the market, and I suppose that makes […]
With Amazon’s 1 Click Ordering now in physical form as the Dash button, manufacturers will now be competing for share of buttons.