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Challenger brands


Key reading

Method

New strategies from a new generation of challenger brands

Adam Morgan discusses five valuable strategies that can be adapted from a new generation of 'challenger brands'. He uses several practical examples, including one from method, which has build "unique visibility" into its packaging as an alternative to advertising.

Eating the Big Fish

Adam Morgan on how small brands can topple big ones if they take a different strategy.

The Uber-all economy

Why the sharing economy is posing serious competition to established businesses.

The power of challenger brands to surprise (and often delight)

How brands like T-Mobile, Airbnb, Warby Parker and Dove take on their category leaders.
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Latest case studies

Vitality health insurance: Vitality

This case study looks at how Vitality Health Insurance reinvigorated the category in the UK and provided a totally new challenger brand to a stunted category.

Halifax: Making money extra easy

This case study demonstrates how Halifax, the UK's third largest bank, revamped its social strategy to stand out from competition.

Mizrahi Tefahot: Happiness? Who is searching Happiness in banking at all?

This case study describes how Mizrahi Tefahot, one of the leading banks in Israel, created a strategy to bring happiness to banking, differentiating itself from the competition and growing its customer base.

Taco Bell: Breakfast defect from the Routine Republic

This case study describes how Taco Bell created a campaign based on rebellion to convince customers away from their regular routine of having breakfast at a competing QSR.

Latest articles

Warc Webinar: How to turn constraints into business and brand advantages

This webinar lays out strategies to help turn the apparent constraints (of budget, resource, time or talent) that we face as a daily business reality into stimulus to deliver more powerfully against brand purpose and business ambitions.

How to build a challenger brand

This article explores the position of a brand as challenger - a state not necessarily conferred by not-market-leader status; traditions won't do so the rules must be re-written.

TomTom and DDB: Entering a new category and taking on Goliath

This event report looks at how one brand went about entering a new category and challenging the market leader there.

WOM and TV, two ways to build a brand: Insights from Moonpig and Naked Wines

For new business owners, building a brand can be done in a number of ways but budgetary constraints mean that word of mouth is likely to be important, at least in the initial stages.

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