branding

Brand Activation & Immersion Kraken Rum Invites Guests To Dine Inside A Caribbean Storm

The alcohol maker is bringing its brand history to life with a London restaurant that features pouring rain and simulated thunder

Food & Beverage Plant-Based Powder Startup Kencko Aims To Democratize Healthy Living

In response to consumer demand for sustainable, vegan and cruelty-free options, the DTC brand offers fruits-and-veggies-based packets that make meeting daily nutrition quotas accessible and convenient

Analysis Birchbox And More Are Democratizing Beauty With Gender-Neutral Branding

The following exemplary beauty brands are responding to a strong consumer demand for gender-neutral products and services in a space long dominated by a traditional, binary paradigm

Design Op-Ed: The Future of Retail Is Human

Author Jeff Sharpe explains why there is no one-size-fits-all formula to branding, instead providing five pillars to guide retailers in taking stock of their unique audience and building an emotive identity that resonates, both online and off

Fashion & Apparel So What's With All The Big Logos?

The PSFK team spoke to fashion's expert and educator Simon Collins of WeDesign for some feedback on the apparent and un-ironic return of big branding

Merchandising & Curation FARM Rio's New York Flagship Brings Brazil To SoHo Shoppers

PSFK visited and spoke to the co-founder and architect of the store that invites customers to dip their toes in the sand and appreciate authentic Brazilian touches for the brand's first U.S. location

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

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel 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

Features 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

Luxury 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