"Marmite's Branding Playbook For Food Startups" — Keva Epale, Brand And Storytelling Strategist

Branding Love Letters

Mar 14 2024 • 28 mins

Marmite is a British savoury spread and strategist Keva Epale's favourite brand. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it. A brand built on conflict and division? Surely that can't work. But, as Keva explains, Marmite's use of friction is precisely why it is so successful, especially in a world where everyone seems to be playing it safe. She shares why this strategy (if done right) should be adopted by more companies aiming to make an unforgettable impact.

EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: www.pilgrimage.design/22-marmite

Keva's website: kevaepalestudio.webflow.io

Keva's creativity newsletter: yourcreativeletter.substack.com

Keva's branding newsletter: yourbrandingletter.substack.com

What is this podcast?

Your brand + an emotional connection with your audience = success. But that middle part is tricky. I'm here to equip you to achieve it, through personal stories of individuals who have emotionally resonated with branding. I'm Sam, a brand designer and your host. In each episode, released on the 14th of the month, a top guest picks their favourite brand. I then invite them to unpack why it means so much. As they share, we gain invaluable insights into what makes audiences tick. Not with strategy or theory, but through that undeniable proof of successful branding: emotion. Whether you're a business wanting to better connect, a charity struggling to garner support or a branding professional needing encouragement, this is the podcast for you.

Podcast artwork created with the help of Canva AI.

AI policy: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pilgrimage.design/ai-policy⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Who am I?

I'm Sam Thorogood. Hi! I'm a brand designer for startups, creators, charities, eco projects and church plants. I'm on a mission: equip these pioneering brands to bring others onto their journeys.

My website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pilgrimage.design⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Final thing (I promise)!

Every other Tuesday, I share succinct advice on how to integrate design techniques and philosophy into your brand. Encouraging, empowering... and totally free. Welcome to the journey towards better branding.

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