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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

Buster Plughole Care: Because plugholes need love too

This case study describes how Buster became the UK's number one brand of plughole unblockers and fresheners by reinventing its image and taking a specialist approach.

Strong Nutrients: Changing the perception of health and wellness

This case study describes how Strong Nutrients developed a design that helped set the brand apart from its competitors in the UK's vitamins, minerals and supplements market (VMS) and justify its premium price point.

POP Village: A step forward for a plimsoll brand

This case study details how POP Village, a London-based shoe brand, launched with playful packaging and managed to sell its entire stock and secure a pop-up space in Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre.

Interac: Be in the black

This case study describes a campaign by Interac, the Canadian non-profit debit card system, to bring the brand out of undefined ubiquity and reinvent itself against the international competition.

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.

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.

Flying High: How Malaysia’s AirAsia became the world’s best low-cost carrier

This article covers a keynote address by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, who shares the marketing insights that propelled the Malaysian airline from humble beginnings to being crowned the World's Best Low-Cost Carrier winner seven years in a row.

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