Tourist market

Target for the tourist market: the digital-oriented traveller

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Looking forward to the next travel opportunity and having had the opportunity to work on strategic plans that included an in-depth study of the tourist market, here are some reflections on tourist figures, now almost always connected online.
Real estate online market

The best real estate portals of Europe

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A few weeks ago I moved into a new flat and I recently concluded a strategic plan for a company in the real estate sector, so perhaps this is the reason why this market has a great fascination for me these days. And one can't speak of it without naming online portals. But, what are the best real estate portals in Europe?
IBIS - direct marketing

Ibis and the odd direct marketing

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I couldn’t stop myself bringing this direct marketing campaign to your attention, even if I tried to forget about it and postpone it, but this is so odd and sort of funny, at the end I’ve decided to give in and share. Ibis, the famous hotel chain, in order to create awareness for one of their value added services – the Ibis business card – has created a very special offer for customers that own the card. Suspense.
KLM - awareness campaign

KLM awareness problem

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What’s KLM? Apparently last year lots of Germans [46% to be precise] weren’t able to answer this very simple question. KLM made this discovery during a survey understanding that people mostly believed they were a bank, a restaurant or a radio station. So, they decided to launch a bizarre awareness campaign focus on ambient marketing. What did they call it? “We are an airline”. 😀
Paperwallet - product

Art in your pocket

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Missing holidays and all the art you could experience during your trips? Thanks to Paperwallet now you can bring a piece of art every day in your pocket and – most importantly – make good use of it. Here is the advertising campaign for the business and product idea behind the brand Paperwallet.
Tim Hortons - brand experience

Take a coffee with your neighbour [Tim Hortons]

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Is everyone back from holiday? My blog is! As a good purpose for this restart of the year, I’ll follow the advice of Tim Hortons advertising campaign and take a coffee more often with one of my neighbours. The coffee brand have organised a social experiment in Canada using the “coffee’s power” and its brand experience convincing neighbours to “properly” meet and chat for the first time. The result is fantastic.
Sioox - advertising campaign

Boredom as a value added [Happy holiday!]

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Boredom is usually associated with negative concepts, but in reality it’s very important in order to relax, to make order among thoughts, to gain awareness and awaken creativity. Sioo:x, for example, have used boredom as a value added of their product. Do you want to know how? Continue reading.
Marmite - advertising campaign

Marmite lover or hater

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Since I moved to the UK – more than 3 years ago, actually – I’m always hearing about Marmite, but I’ve never had the courage to taste it, I don’t know exactly why [probably because the colour doesn’t appeal to me at all], but I know here it’s a sort of must-have of the kitchen, as important as a kettle to embrace the British culture. Anyway, I’ve always been curious about it and now I’ve discovered this funny advertising campaign that helps me better understand the success of this peculiar product.
Edeka - ambient marketing

Diversity in supermarket

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In recent years the world seems to have gone mad and many countries – including UK and Italy, unfortunately – have developed “attitudes” that are not very inclusive towards diversity, be it in terms of gender, origin or lifestyle. I was looking for a good example able to show the reason why those “attitudes” are profoundly wrong and absurd when I bumped into the powerful ambient marketing activity organised some months ago by Edeka, a German supermarket chain. Curious? Read on!
sushi & flowers

Focus on: UK food trends - part 4

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I'm recently working with a variety of companies in the food & drink sector creating international brands based on in-depth analysis of their markets and accurate business plans. Here is a gift, some more interesting data regarding the UK food trends.
Free-from icons

Focus on: UK food trends - part 3

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I love it when I can work with companies operating in the food market and build with them an international brand based on and in-depth knowledge of their markets and a good business plan. Here is a gift, some other data related to the UK food trends.
PHE - healthier eatingPHE

Focus on: UK food trends - part 2

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I'm working with a variety of food companies that aim to build an international brand and need to know better their markets in order to create their marketing strategy. Here is a gift, some more data concerning the UK food trends.
Mintel - food packaging recycleMintel

Focus on: UK food trends - part 1

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I'm often working with food market companies that plan to create an international brand and aim to learn more about their markets in order to define their business plan. Here is a gift, some data concerning the UK food trends.
Attest - UK food consumption habits

Focus on: UK food consumption habits

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In this period I'm working a lot with food companies that want to position their brand internationally and need to know more about their markets before we can define their strategic plan. Here is a gift, some data concerning the Brits' food consumption habits.
Quicken Loan - app

Life translator

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could have a sort of translator for all those situations in which it is quite difficult to understand specific jargon or simple subtexts in a discussion? Quicken Loans claim to have created an app that helps with mortgage understanding and they have launched their product using a very appealing and empathetic advertising campaign.
Greenfield Natural Meat - social campaign

Meatless on Mondays

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Greenfield Natural Meat Co., in order to prove they truly believe in sustainability, have launched a social campaign to encourage people to go “meatless on Monday”. That is their contribution to lower the consumption level of meat and guarantee a better meat quality in the market.
FCB Amsterdam - online campaign

Women have thick skin

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In 4 days it will be International Women’s Day. An occasion to remember that equality and diversity aren’t antonyms and that human kind needs, desperately, both, along with politeness, respect for everyone and openness of mind. Last year I discovered the powerful and poetical campaign of FCB Amsterdam dedicated to women's empowerment and I’ve kept it aside for today.
Velocity - direct marketing

St Valentine redemption programme

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What gift did you receive for St. Valentine’s? And what did you give? How romantic were those gifts? If you received or gave an unromantic present, have you heard about Velocity? Because last year the airline organised a very sarcastic and powerful direct marketing campaign aimed to redeem their unromantic customers. Discover more.
Angfa - direct marketing

Wash your hands... and your book

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Angfa, a Japanese soap company, has had an admirable and sophisticated idea. In order to communicate the importance of hygiene and in particular of washing hands to the children of Cambodia, they’ve created a very special book for them.
Băneasa Shopping City - Instagram

Enjoy the winter sales

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hanks to winter sales, it’s shopping time! As a reminder – not that it’s truly necessary! 😉 – I’d like to share the social media campaign of Băneasa Shopping City, a Romanian mall. The brand has had the idea to organise a fashion experiment using Instagram in order to better understand how people choose their daily style. Interested? Keep going!
Popradská - advertising campaign

Coffee tolerance

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Popradská, a Slovak coffee producing company, aims to contribute to a better world with their advertising campaign: instead of making a commercial about their product, they’ve created an ad about coffee tolerance, focusing on the right of everyone to drink the coffee they like.