It's no secret that kids crave action, and lots of it. The truth is, so do adults. Generations have grown up with comic books and movies that have created pop cult heroes with established back stories that resonate. These are the good guys who take on all … Read More
Packaging for toy and entertainment brands, whether licensed or non-licensed, can't be successfully developed without first considering its context at retail. After all, it won't exist in a vacuum in the retail environment, so it shouldn't be designed in one either.
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How can we reach new generations of consumers? That's what many marketers of mature consumer product companies are asking themselves as younger customers in every age group are actively seeking brands that offer personalities and experiences with which they can align. Read: brands which are relevant to … Read More
This is a topic that I've raised and addressed in the past, but it's clearly in need of further discussion. I'm finding that I'm still being told by some of our clients that we need a package for this new product, with no interest in considering how … Read More
We admire brands that carve out unique niches within categories. Were even more enamored by those that stake out new ground and join an elite group known as the category of one. These are brands that actually create new product categories because they dare to disrupt. They're … Read More
Successful packaging for consumer product and licensed brands not only fosters attention and an emotional buy response out of the gate but satisfies consumers' unconscious need to identify who they are by the brands they choose and to get emotional validation from them after they make a … Read More
Touch is crucial to all of us as human beings. When we are visually engaged by something, we reach out and touch it. While we are visual by nature, we are bombarded by product imagery more than ever, suggesting that a richer, multi-dimensional experience with brands is … Read More
For many start-ups and small brands unable to afford advertising, packaging is the only marketing tool they've got. You know what? That's a good thing. Larger brands become preoccupied with advertising online and in traditional media, with promotions, social media sites and distribution into more channels. As … Read More
If we go on this premise: the packaging is the product; that it should create consumer value and brand value, we will not fail to properly invest in it. Ted Mininni
Consumer product companies are in a constant battle to maintain and win new business in an … Read More
While it's true that design adds substantial value and equity to consumer product brands, I'm the first to admit that it all depends on how well-conceived and realized the design solution is for each brand. Not every one is a resounding success at retail, right? That leads … Read More
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