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When Brands Banter: Designing Doppelgänger Images

When Brands Banter: Designing Doppelgänger Images

From stories about Walmart as a corporate villain and pink slime at McDonald’s to jokes about Starbucks as “Starsucks” and Apple’s Bendgate. A brand’s meaning is not only created by the brand’s owner but rather by multiple stakeholders including journalists, celebrities, bloggers, activists, scientific experts, and consumers.

Why Brandy Melville Should Listen to Its Plus-Size Fans

Why Brandy Melville Should Listen to Its Plus-Size Fans

Brandy Melville offers fashion for "diverse California girls." And in Brandy Melville's opinion, this diversity is reflected in one size: small. "I don't think it causes a negative effect on the body image of any one of our shoppers because anyone can come in the store and find something. At other places, certain people can't find things at all." 

Bendgate: 5 Things Apple Will Do Next

Bendgate: 5 Things Apple Will Do Next

There are two ways to address a brand image crisis: redesign the actual product or redesign people's expectations around the experience of consuming the brand. Here are five brand image revitalization tactics Apple will use next.