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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

Kytta brand re-staging

This case study describes how Kytta – an ointment principally sold in Germany – repositioned its brand to break a cycle of lack of return on marketing investment.

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.

Monty Bojangles redesign

This case study describes how Monty Bojangles (MB) transformed their chocolate truffles by creating a distinctive brand narrative and replacing conventional brand values with an engaging philosophy.

Mitsubishi: Built better. Backed better.

This case study describes how Mitsubishi Motors increased brand familiarity amongst Canadian consumers by highlighting its rich history and philosophy of hard work and continuous innovation.

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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.

American Family dreams to cut through insurance-marketing clutter

This event report addresses how American Family Insurance stands out in the cluttered and competitive insurance category.

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