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We help businesses deliver commercial results through marketing.

We develop and execute strategies and campaigns across six main areas of the marketing function.

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Brand Development

Building brands that break through in a crowded market.

The Rival BrandOS creates the foundation for challenger growth by developing a brand that's relevant, authentic, and differentiated in the market. Our process always starts with the customer and what problem you're trying to solve for them. We then analyze the market to find the sharpest point of differentiation between your proposition and your competitors.

Research

Rival Spark: The Great British Brand-off; UK Public Sees King’s Cultural Impact as Similar to Bisto (May 2023)

Rival Spark: The Great British Brand-off; UK Public Sees King’s Cultural Impact as Similar to Bisto (May 2023)

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Videos

How to Design Successful Branded NFT Experiences with Matthew Wurst of Mint

How to Design Successful Branded NFT Experiences with Matthew Wurst of Mint

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Podcasts

Ep. 33 – How to market the future with Rob Miller of HyperloopTT

Ep. 33 – How to market the future with Rob Miller of HyperloopTT

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Go-to-Market Strategy

Developing the strategies and systems to drive effective and efficient growth.

The Rival BrandAPI combines strong marketing fundamentals with challenger principles and practices to build a powerful growth machine. We focus on creating a shared understanding in the market around your brand while also communicating your point of difference in distinct ways to key audiences and communities. Our planning process covers communications, distribution, and business intelligence.

Podcasts

Ep. 16 – Pregnancy, privacy and programmatic advertisement

Ep. 16 – Pregnancy, privacy and programmatic advertisement

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Research

Coming Out on Top in the Economic Shuffle

Coming Out on Top in the Economic Shuffle

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Articles

3 Strategies Any Business Can Adopt From Challenger Banks

3 Strategies Any Business Can Adopt From Challenger Banks

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Paid Media Planning & Buying

Executing paid media plans that do “more with less”. 

Our in-house performance team has built and run some of the world’s leading paid media, customer data, and martech practices, allocating over $1B in spend in the last 10 years. We specialize in the deployment of machine learning against highly curated customer to drive efficacy and efficiency from existing media budgets.

Podcasts

Marketing Q&A: Are TV Ads the Next Big Thing? Addressing Skill Gaps and Building Brand as a Start-up

Marketing Q&A: Are TV Ads the Next Big Thing? Addressing Skill Gaps and Building Brand as a Start-up

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Podcasts

Google's Ad Scam & What it Means for Marketers | Scratch Special with Dr. Augustine Fou

Google's Ad Scam & What it Means for Marketers | Scratch Special with Dr. Augustine Fou

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Podcasts

Blending Brand & Performance in DTC with Bryant Garvin of Ozlo Sleep, Purple Mattress

Blending Brand & Performance in DTC with Bryant Garvin of Ozlo Sleep, Purple Mattress

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Data & Martech Management

Designing strategies for leading data management and martech adoption.

The risks and opportunities with first-party data are as big as they have ever been. There’s a huge opportunity to develop a competitive advantage in data and martech, but you need the right strategy, tech stack, and skill set within your team. The fastest growing area of our consulting practice helps businesses understand where the gaps are in their current data and martech capabilities and develop a roadmap to become best-in-class.

Podcasts

TikTok's Ticking Clock, SVB's Impact on Marketing, and Caden's "Zero-Party" Data Monetization: Game-changer or Fluff?

TikTok's Ticking Clock, SVB's Impact on Marketing, and Caden's "Zero-Party" Data Monetization: Game-changer or Fluff?

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Articles

Marketing Automation is Not a Magic Bullet

Marketing Automation is Not a Magic Bullet

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Podcasts

Ep. 17 – How to Make Martech Work for Your Team with Scott Brinker of HubSpot

Ep. 17 – How to Make Martech Work for Your Team with Scott Brinker of HubSpot

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Creative Production

Developing campaigns and content that breaks through.

Our in-house creative and production team has developed brand-level campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world. We are fast, fully integrated with media and analytics, and focused on delivering the measurable business results that we believe creativity and storytelling can drive.

Articles

5 Key Strategies to Building Iconic Brands

5 Key Strategies to Building Iconic Brands

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Podcasts

Baking Virality with NYC's Most Famous Bakery

Baking Virality with NYC's Most Famous Bakery

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Podcasts

How Gymbox Delivers Massive Campaigns With Minimal Budgets

How Gymbox Delivers Massive Campaigns With Minimal Budgets

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Capability Building

Developing in-house talent and teams alongside best-in-class partners

The best strategy in the world doesn't matter if you don't have the right people set up in the right way to execute it. The Rival Talent Ecosystem develops structures, capabilities, and partners for high-growth marketing teams. We also focus on impacting people and culture no matter what our engagement is. We aim to transfer our expertise and experience to your team as quickly and thoroughly as possible.We also offer in-person training workshops and coaching through our Rival Academy. Learn more here.

Newsletters

Ep. 40 – Marketing’s role in an squad team structure, How Otherland sells candles on design (not scent), and launching a challenger telco brand Inbox

Ep. 40 – Marketing’s role in an squad team structure, How Otherland sells candles on design (not scent), and launching a challenger telco brand Inbox

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Articles

How challengers build a laboratory culture in their marketing department

How challengers build a laboratory culture in their marketing department

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Playbooks

The Rival B2B Playbook

The Rival B2B Playbook

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