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Brand Building with Us vs Them

Starting in the US in the 1970s, the craft beer movement has blown up across the globe. In the past 20 years, that growth rate has been particularly steep in Europe. In the UK, between 2012 and 2022, the size of the market nearly doubled from £751 million to £1.

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Mystery in Marketing

Trivial Pursuit was due to launch at the 1983 Toy Fair in New York, attended by the industry's key decision-makers. The marketing team for the manufacturer, Selchow & Righter, had a familiar concern: would buyers make a point of visiting their stand? Their most successful game, Scrabble, was an established product

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How Starbucks became Starbucks

Modern coffee culture is a fixture in many parts of the world. In the UK, it's arguably overtaken the pub as the regular place to meet with friends. Hard to imagine that 50 years ago, coffee shops and cappuccinos didn’t widely exist in countries like the US and UK.

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How MTV became MTV

The Background It's 1979, Alien and Apocalypse Now have hit the big screen, and in music, Michael Jackson launches his solo career with 'Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough.' It's also the year that WASEC (Warner Amex Satellite Entertainment Company) hired Bob Pittman. WASEC are growing their portfolio of

How MTV became MTV