branding

Consumer Goods Magic Spoon Cereal Offers Grocery Store Shoppers Healthy DTC Alternative

The online-only brand is capitalizing on the current DTC-friendly retail climate, bypassing the supermarket aisle to sell its healthier version of a classic kids breakfast

Beauty P&G Launches Walmart-Exclusive Razor Brand For Millennial Women

Joy Shave razors are sold exclusively at Walmart stores and on its website, accompanied by a campaign targeting younger, busy women to compete with DTC brands

Advertising Op-Ed: Color Trends, Color Psychology And What It All Means For Brands

99design's COO explains why color matters for retail brands more than they might think, sharing research on as well as applications of consumer color perceptions to help guide branding decisions

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Interview: How Mastercard Is Investing In A Sonic Identity To Immerse Customers In Its Brand

Mastercard chief marketing and communications officer speaks to PSFK about the company's evolution in accordance with consumer behavior, transforming its logo into a sonic-visual experience and dropping its written name to better suit today's retail environments

Video Meet Your Customers At Eye Level To Reduce Friction And Impersonality

Watch the founder of Ro, a men's health and personal care startup, speak at PSFK’s Future of Retail 2019 conference on the importance of bridging data and real emotion

Brand Activation & Immersion Accor Hotels Courts Millennials With Curated Midscale Lifestyle Brand

Carefully crafted accommodations combine a trendy feel with choice amenities to target younger, midscale customers, including locally sourced food, bike rental and co-working spaces

Merchandising & Curation Interview: How A DTC Personal Care Brand Customizes The Future Of Men's Beauty

PSFK speaks to the founders of men's beauty retailer Hawthorne to understand the strategy behind a consumer-centric brand designing personal care experiences that appeal to male consumers

Fashion & Apparel Victoria's Secret Appeals To Premium Consumers With Luxury Label Partnership

The American lingerie retailer is partnering with French upscale brand LIVY for a premium line to help upgrade its image in a market filled with niche and direct-to-consumer competitors

Fitness & Sport SoulCycle Expands Apparel Collection With Nordstrom Partnership

The fitness brand is partnering with the department store retailer to release its latest line of athletic apparel, advertising it through social media and on its class instructors

Shopper Marketing & Promotions Mastercard Launches Sonic Identity To Immerse Consumers In Its Brand

Mastercard designed a signature sound that plays when customers use its services across various platforms, further defining its digital identity and joining the growing sonic space as voice technology continues to expand

Retail How This Brand Strategist Leverages Her Background To Blur The Lines Between Creative And Strategic Thinking

In the final installment of this year's series celebrating success stories from SVA's Masters In Branding program, PSFK speaks to Surabhi Rathi about how the experience shaped her future opportunities 

Food & Beverage Interview: How A Hemp Beverage Co Builds Its Brand Around A Solution, Not Ingredients

PSFK speaks to Benjamin Witte, founder of hemp-infused drink brand Recess, about his approach to functional beverage, focusing on the solutions that consumers want—relaxation, productivity, creativity—rather than CBD hype

Technology How Understanding The Power Of Marketing Helped This Brand Strategist Deliver Success

SVA's year-long Masters in Branding program helps strategists and creatives like Phillip Lauria hone their skills while building new understanding of the industry

Brand Activation & Immersion How An Education In Branding Helps One SVA Grad Identify New Opportunities For Clients

Cheryl Johnson tells PSFK about her experience in SVA's Masters In Branding Program and how it informs her career in brand strategy and business development