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Red Bull, Harley Davidson & Peloton : How they Built a Community to Avoid Being a Commodity

Brands like Peloton, Harley Davidson, Apple, and Nike all have one thing in common: their undivided focus on communities.

September 5, 2023

From Ganni Girls to the Oaf World: How to Transform Buyers into Believers ft. Daisy Morris

Audience VS Community

A never-ending love-hate story between the two.

Yes, they're different, but could you pick out the specific differences?

You see, in the massive flood of content today, building authentic human connections is key to standing out. 

Generally speaking, an audience is more passive, while a community is a tight-knit group of passionately loyal supporters.

August 31, 2023

The Swarovski Crystal Society makes an estimated $27m in membership fees alone. Here’s how.

Swarovski is one of the biggest luxury brands on the planet, reporting a staggering $1.9bn in sales for 2022

August 29, 2023

Creators, Ambassadors, & Affiliates: Know your Advocates from your Influencers

Influencer marketing is a hot topic, but the various names and types of influencers/advocates can get very confusing. Luckily, Paul is here to clear up the confusion.

August 23, 2023

Scaling Influence to Drive Marketing Efficiency for Luxury Beauty Brands

The luxury beauty sector is exploding.

Take a moment. Imagine a world where brands stand to make a killing on their influencer marketing, if only they can nail their approach to social Advocacy. Right now, you’re living in it.

August 18, 2023

Proven Tactics & Examples For Community Based Marketing You Can Use

One of the most significant trends in business is the rapid change of customer expectations when it comes to interactions with brands. According to Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer report, “84 percent of customers say being treated like a person, not a number, is very important to winning their business.” Therefore, customers are not only seeking a great product, but an authentic human connection with both the brand and their community of customers. 

August 11, 2023

The top fashion and beauty social media trends to try this week

Duel's Trend watch. 

Consider this your go-to source for the hottest Instagram and TikTok trends that are setting the fashion and beauty world ablaze. Duel's content team is on a mission to keep you in the loop, serving up a fresh batch of viral social media sensations every other week.

August 10, 2023

Richard Chapple, ex CMO of Gymshark, on the secrets to building 3x Billion dollar brands

What makes brands like GymShark so phenomenal? According to Richard Chapple, it all comes down to three things: timing, hard work, and bravery.

August 10, 2023

How Lego crowdsourced its way to $9.5bn in revenue for 2022

Lego is the most valuable toy brand in the world for a 9th consecutive year - worth more than 4x as much as the next brand on the list, Bandai Namco.  

With over 900 stores worldwide, of which 155 opened in 2022, the brand is showing no sign of slowing down. So how does Lego consistently beat out competitors like Hasbro, Bandai Namco and Mattel?

August 7, 2023

The Key to Building Brand Advocacy: Turning Customers into Superfans with Tony Drockton, Founder of Hammitt

Building a strong brand is essential for long-term success in any industry. According to Tony Drockton, one crucial aspect of brand building is turning ordinary customers into passionate superfans who not only make repeat purchases but also become advocates for your brand - the epitome of customer loyalty.

July 28, 2023

Trust & The Economics of (True) Advocacy

True influence is about trust. 

Modern consumers are struggling to identify which sources they can trust, and which sources are simply a brand trying to push their message in an inauthentic way. 

On social media, for example, research conducted by Grey and YouGov found that a staggering 96% of consumers don’t trust what influencers say.

July 28, 2023

Tackling Threads: Navigating a game plan for Instagram's newest platform

On July 5th, Meta released Threads into the World. Its arrival came after months of anticipation, it’s the fastest app to hit 100 million downloads, and later blew past 150 million which came as a surprise to almost everyone involved. So it’s no surprise it’s the talk of all marketing teams and left everyone a little confused as to what they are meant to do with this new social media platform.

July 24, 2023