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Aug 7, 2020

Who Is Emily?

"Most Important Entrepreneur of The Decade" - Inc Magazine

Emily is a true branding expert.

She's helped to build brands like Allbirds, Casper & Boxed from the ground up & paved a new path for entrepreneurs building in the direct-to-consumer (D2C) space.

Win A Free Book

We're giving away 5 free copies of Emily's new book: Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love From Day One

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What You’ll Learn

The approach Emily and her team use to create brands that people love from day one.

Real-world examples from brands like: Apple, Nike, Warby Parker, TOMS, Allbirds, SoulCycle, Everlane, Thinx, and more.

You’ll learn:

  • 3 pillars of brand strategy: mindset, key problem, brand idea
  • what you can learn about brand storytelling from stand up comedy
  • getting to the consumer need & “the why test”
  • knowing when you’ve got to the “core brand idea”
  • the difference between functional vs emotional brand storytelling
  • the best way to get customer feedback
  • how consumer expectations are being redefined
  • why brand consistency is no longer the only approach to take in 2020
  • how subtle language can make a huge difference in the tone of your brand communication

Time Stamps:

00:00 intro
1:24 who is emily?
2:00 equity vs agency fee
3:09 branding book
4:15 what is the importance of brand?
5:05 defining brand
9:08 3 parts to brand strategy
14:40 customer interviews
20:33 beyond functional benefits
22:51 casper + core brand idea
25:30 airbnb + the why test
29:50 evaluating brand idea
30:30 boxed + comparing to competition
32:30 allbirds examples
37:40 nike + laddering up value
38:10 apple + green text
41:35 soulcycle brand juxtaposition
42:50 breaking the rule of consistency
44:30 thinx
47:40 non-profits + cause
50:50 toms shoe
53:10 warby parker
53:37 bombas
54:55 everlane
59:40 cancel culture + consumer expectations

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