Heating Up the Frozen Aisle: Exciting Lapsed Users With Innovation

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Using marketplace tensions to inspire innovation is a powerful way to unlock consumer value. Read the full article for 3-steps to finding & exploiting marketplace tension.

What’s Your Brand’s Social Category?

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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 […]

To Qual or To Quant? That is the Question

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  To Qual or To Quant? That is the Question   When winter wind gives way to summer sun, Chicago’s sidewalk cafés and rooftop bars reopen to much celebration. Family, friends, and coworkers meet up for a drink, a snack, or simply to people-watch. I love people-watching around the world […]