Stories of success and failure in marketing, in a nutshell
How businesses got successful through marketing?

While we learn best from the results of our own experience, we learn fastest from the experience of others.

That’s why our team is out there trawling for stories of success, of failure and how it all happened:
  • How do companies market their products and services?
  • What are their top processes, strategies and concepts?
  • What were the barriers and pitfalls they had to overcome?
We find these stories online and in our network. We boil them down to the most relevant take-away points and provide access to further info. Why? Because we love the thought of ideas becoming a plan and then reality. This blog strives to inspire, motivate and maybe even contribute a bit to your own success story.

 

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Voice Search: 5 Things to Consider for Your Marketing

Blog-en Marketing Management & Leadership

Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Google Now: Digital Speech Recognition and Speech Control are fast becoming more popular in the everyday world with smart speakers and digital assistants spreading. They massively influence our search behavior and are the foundation of the next big marketing trend. What effect will voice have on marketing over the next few years? And how can you get your content ready for the next stage of the digital revolution?

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Innovation, Emotion, Agility: Spotify’s Rise to Fame

Blog-en Ingenious Marketing Success Stories

When Spotify was founded in Stockholm in 2006, things looked grim for the music streaming market. Filesharing sites such as Napster had been shut down by court order, and players such as Apple and Pandora used a pay per download or exclusive payment system. Twelve years later, Spotify’s streaming service was listed on the stock market despite fierce competition, and with an issue price well above expectations. How can Spotify’s success be explained? Is it the Netflix of the music industry? And how will they meet the challenges of the future?

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Digital Transformation: 3 Marketing Opportunities

Blog-en Marketing Management & Leadership

Digital transformation is on everyone’s minds these days. The Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Big Data will have a far-reaching effect on companies and their employees. The good news is: The new way of working is full of new opportunities to operate even more effectively and successfully – especially when it comes to cross-company disciplines such as marketing. We had a look at the most exciting developments for you.

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Bahlsen Biscuits: 4 Reasons for 130 Years of Success

Blog-en Ingenious Marketing Success Stories

Choco Leibniz, Puff Pastry Biscuits and the famous Leibniz Butter Biscuit: Over 90% of German-speaking households know the name Bahlsen according to the company website. Their annual production volumes and sales are growing, they export to the US, Europe, Middle East and now Asia. Founded in 1889, this family-owned business  relies not only on tradition and nostalgia to stand up to powerful competitors such as Nestlé, Mondelez or de Beukelaer. What other factors are responsible for the Bahlsen’s success?

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Social Responsibility Marketing: 4 Things You Should Ask Yourself Before Making the World a Better Place

Blog-en Effective Marketing Management

International companies such as Toms Shoes or Burt’s Bees have led by example and made social responsibility a vital part of their marketing strategy. Talking about it is key – and pays off. But beware: Social responsibility must be more than a marketing tool in order to promote real trust and brand loyalty. Here are the four most important questions you should ask yourself for successful social responsibility marketing beyond the hype.

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Rimowa: The Making of a High-Flying Luggage Brand

Blog-en Ingenious Marketing Success Stories

Rimowa products are often referred to as “Porsche among suitcases”. And with good reason: their smallest hand luggage sized model now costs about 400 Euro. For an aluminium version, modeled after the historical original, you even need to fork out up to 800 Euro. Nevertheless, the suitcases with the famous groove design are conquering more and more luggage carousels and can be found in First as well as in Economy Class. Why? We take a closer look at the Rimowa phenomenon.

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Building the Perfect Team: 4 Principles, Tried and Tested by Google

Blog-en Marketing Management & Leadership

What is it that makes some teams so effective while others struggle with inefficiencies, conflicts and a general lack of success? These are questions many companies and managers are constantly facing. With their large-scale project “Aristotle”, the online search giant Google decided to get behind the secret of successful teams – and came to amazing, surprisingly easy to implement results…

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Hungry for More: How Five Guys Burger Chain Goes Global

Blog-en Geniale Marketing Erfolgsgeschichten Ingenious Marketing Success Stories Uncategorized

Founded in 1986, the Washington DC burger chain was voted the most popular fast food restaurant in the US for the second consecutive year in 2018. In doing so, the company and their simple menu buck the trend towards luxury burgers as well as healthy eating. Since 2016, their expansion into the Middle East and Europe is in full swing, with 100 new branches opening every year. What are Five Guys doing right?

 

 

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The only Way is Up: Web Summit Conference

Blog-en Ingenious Marketing Success Stories

When Tech Conference Web Summit took place again in Lisbon last week with around 70,000 participants, the event was one of the most successful industry events globally. A long way up from its humble beginnings 10 years ago, when the first Web Summit staged a meeting of a few hundred tech bloggers, journalists and industry leaders in a Dublin hotel during the Irish economic crisis. The rise of an obscure industry event to a globally recognized startup exchange – how did this happen? And what can young entrepreneurs learn from Web Summit’s success?

 

 

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Lamy Pens: Writing History in a Declining Market

Blog-en Ingenious Marketing Success Stories

Marketing for Medium Sized Companies

Fountain pens, pens or rollerball pens may be, in the eyes of many, things of the past, for which there is no more room in the world of smartphones, Alexa and speech recognition technology. But by tripling their turnover over the last ten years, long established pen manufacturer Lamy from Heidelberg, Germany, proves that with innovation and targeted marketing, even a shrinking market can be navigated successfully. What’s Lamy’s secret? We investigated a bit.

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