What is a multi-brand strategy?

By Peri Lyon, 27 October 2022
8 mins read

When a company sells products or services via several brands, it has a multi-brand strategy. Take Pendragon, for instance. You may not know the name, but you may well know CarStore, Evans Halshaw and Stratstone, its motor retail brands. Multiple brands enable a company to target different audiences, secure greater shelf space and grab more market share. Is multi-brand a smart approach? It can be, but it’s not for everyone.

Why employer branding is important for your business

By Peri Lyon, 12 September 2022
7 mins read

Do people want to work for your organisation? If so, why? Do job seekers view it favourably? What attracts them? Why do they apply? The answers to these questions are nothing less than critical to your future success: if you want to thrive as a business, you need the best people – and that’s where an employer brand comes in.

Bringing the pub back from the brink

By Andy Myring, 14 July 2022
8 mins read

Recent estimates suggest that the UK’s food and beverage industry lost at least £25.66 billion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local pubs suffered most, with almost 2,500 forced to close their doors forever in 2020. Prior to that, some 914 pubs disappeared in 2018 and a further 473 in 2019. The industry’s periodical, “The Caterer” magazine suggests that 400 more closed in 2021 at a staggering rate of 37 per month.

What’s the role of branding in your business’s success?

By Peri Lyon, 9 June 2022
9 mins read

Your brand: it’s your company’s identity; it’s who you are. It’s the thing that marks you out from the crowd and helps people spot your products. It’s a platform to tell your story and set out your stance on matters such as ESG. Plus, it builds customer (and employee) trust and loyalty. And crucially, it builds sales.

Pendragon’s CarStore launch of new experience centre concept designed by The Maverick Group

By James Scrivener, 8 June 2022
2 mins read

Following The Maverick Group’s appointment by Pendragon, the automotive company have reimagined the dealership experience for their CarStore brand. The new ‘Experience Centre’, designed by the Group’s Mavis branding business, opened its doors in April and offers “first-class in-person experiences for any customer”.

TMG put ‘car buying that revolves around you’ centre stage for CarStore

By James Scrivener, 12 May 2022
2 mins read

Pendragon and The Maverick Group are set to launch CarStore’s first major Advertising campaign since a major re-brand at the end of 2021. The extensive integrated campaign for the one of the UK’s leading automotive retailers will run across TV, VOD, OOH, press, radio, online and digital, with all channels encouraging consumers to “buy your way”.

Beautifully Functional

By Andy Myring, 24 February 2022
15 mins read

What I love about Britain, as a seafaring island nation, is its ability to look well beyond its shores and assimilate and absorb people of different cultures and the influences that they bring. At the same time, I love the British inventiveness and self-reliance built from its own inward country attitudes, culture, history and traditions. It is a healthy mix of these “inside” and “outside” influences that make Britain and British design so interesting.

The big Maverick marketing glossary

By Peri Lyon, 22 October 2021
20 mins read

If there’s one thing marketers love, it’s coining a shiny new term. New concepts, words and phrases seem to emerge within the marketing industry in a non-stop stream. But fear not. Our big Maverick marketing glossary is here to keep you up to date.

New British Brands: 20 breakthrough names and why they’re so exciting

By Andy Myring, 27 September 2021
16 mins read

The very best of brands (and indeed the most valuable) are those that not only stand out from the crowd, but those that make a real difference to people’s lives and have real “meaning”.