Smucker’s Jif goes “nuts” about product innovation. Will you innovate your approach to mentors?
Smucker’s. This maker of preserves, coffees and peanut butter has been around since 1897, when JM Smucker was pulling along a horse drawn wagon with its apple butter. Even with a great history in delivering a great American pastime (peanut butter and jelly), Smucker’s has certainly not been relaxing on a great name. In Food…Read More
Maker’s Mark teaches us how not to “dilute” our brand
Maker’s Mark. This bourbon has been sold in a very distinctive bottle sealed with red wax since 1954. In addition to great packaging and taste, you can count on its 45% alcohol by volume / 90 proof the same way you can count on the annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Or can you? In…Read More
Barilla’s pasta gets creative. Will you be as creative for your career “pasta”?!
Barilla. A family-owned company for 135 years that brings Italian delights such as pasta and sauces to the American consumer. Its variety of pastas has nutritious additions such as pasta infused with vegetables, white fiber, and whole grains. You really can expect more from your pasta. Barilla also expects more from you. The Wall Street…Read More
Unilever is considering rebalancing its brand portfolio. When is the last time you rebalanced your skill portfolio?
Unilever (a merger of Lever Brothers and Margarine Unie in 1929) is an Anglo-Dutch consumer goods powerhouse with well-known personal care brands such as Dove, Axe, Vaseline, and Suave as well as food brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Slim-Fast, Ragu, Bertoli and Skippy. If you look at any region on planet earth, there are…Read More
Your performance review is a personal brand opportunity…ask Tropicana Orange Juice
Personal brand packaging is important just as when customers choose one brand over another. In early 2009, Tropicana and its media agency decided to give a fresh look to its Pure Premium Orange Juice carton and take away the classic “orange with straw” in favor of a “glass of juice.” (See chart below) Tropicana then…Read More