Exciting insights into the work of Blackeight

The focus of this year’s MTP office assembly in Nuremberg was on the intensive exchange of experience and knowledge between the individual participants in various workshops and lectures.
In this context Dr. Matthias Hüsgen spoke on the topic »Many brands at Blackeight« and shared exciting insights into the work of the Munich brand consultancy the 400 participants.
 
MTP – Marketing zwischen Theorie und Praxis e. V. with its network of 17 offices, 18 alumni clubs and its more than 3,600 members is Germany’s largest student marketing initiative.
For one year now, Blackeight supports the Munich office as a regional sponsor.
 
We were very pleased with the lively interest in our presentation and are looking forward to the future cooperation with MTP.
 

© MTP – Marketing zwischen Theorie und Praxis e.V.


 


Sharpening a brand in generational change

HBM case study “How important is packaging?”: For a natural cosmetics manufacturer, the next generation is pushing for power and wants to make the brand more modern. Should the owner of the family business agree – or does she scare off her existing customers?
 
This fictionalized case study on the power of the brand in a new generation of a family-owned company is supplemented by three expert assessments – it answers: Mr. Michael Linder, Dr. Matthias Hüsgen and Prof. Dr. Mark K. Binz to the question:”Should Christa Wohlinger agree to the brand sharpening – or does it risk too much?
 
The article release is only available in German.
 
Die Münchner Markenberatung Blackeight über die Wichtigkeit von Produktverpackungen im Harvard Business Manager.
 

Die Markenberatung Blackeight über die Wichtigkeit von Produktverpackungen im Harvard Business Manager.

Blackeight is Top Employer 2018

For the sixth time, the news magazine Focus, in cooperation with »kununu«, selected the best employers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The prize was awarded to 1,000 employers from 22 sectors, who now have the seal “FOCUS Top Employer 2018”.
 
More than 100,000 employee judgments of all hierarchy and age groups were evaluated for this study. The decisive criterion was whether the employees recommend their own employer. In addition, the study takes into account employee ratings for other employers within the industry. For the evaluation, the judgments for the employers in each industry were counted, the selection of the top employers was based on the frequency of recommendations.
 
Die Markenberatung Blackeight ist Top Arbeitgeber Mittelstand laut Focus Online.
 


Guest Lecture at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

The LMU alumni Tamara Ertl and Andreas L.M. Thoma gave a guest lecture last week at the »Institute for Market-based Management« of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. In the lecture, students, who are currently studying business economics at the institute, were given an overview of Blackeight´s brand model, the brand development process, as well as the company´s understanding of brand-oriented corporate management.
 
We would like to thank the chair and director of the institute, Dr. Schwaiger, as well as his team for the invitation and we look forward to more projects together in the future. 


The AMD Akademie Mode & Design visits Blackeight

Students from the AMD Akademie Mode & Design in Munich payed a visit to Blackeight last week. During their visit, they, under the motto „The Conception and Visualization of Brand Experiences“, discussed current trends in the areas of brand conception, brand implementation, as well as creating comprehensive brand experiences with Bettina Otto, creative director at BlauePferde GmbH, and Andreas L. M. Thoma, one of our Brand Sparring Partners. The students are currently studying brand and communication design at the AMD Akademie Mode & Design, which is directed by Dr. Katharina Klug.

Studierende des Studiengangs »Marken- und Kommunikationsdesign« der Akademie für Mode und Design, München unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Katharina Klug besuchten in der vergangenen Woche die Markenberatung Blackeight.

 


Brand internship at Blackeight

Unsere Praktikantin erzählt aus ihrem Arbeitsalltag bei Blackeight in München.
 
We have talked to our new intern Lorena Haigis about her daily work at Blackeight. Enjoy the short interview with her.
 
Blackeight: Dear Lorena, in your internship with us almost everything will revolve around the topic “brand”. What fascinates you most about it?
Lorena: Strong brands like Adidas, Porsche or Milka have huge loyal fan communities that trust them almost blindly. I am particularly fascinated by their impact and charisma on the people. What makes a good, convincing brand and how does it develop over the years without losing its own identity?
 
Blackeight: Why did you choose Blackeight?
Lorena: I have always been interested in management consulting and brand management and a good friend made me aware of Blackeight. During my research, I particularly liked the concept of the Brand Sparring Partner, with which Blackeight pursues a very personal relationship with the customer at eye level. Blackeight also works on a wide variety of brand management issues, which naturally makes the project work extremely exciting. At the same time, I am convinced that I can learn a lot during my internship at Blackeight and gain practical experience.
 
Blackeight: You moved to Munich for your internship – what are you looking forward to, especially away from the office?
Lorena: Munich is a big, lively and multicultural city, so I’m especially looking forward to the many different leisure activities. And the mountains are not far away, where I will certainly spend a weekend or two hiking or skiing in winter.
 
Blackeight: Thank you very much and once again a warm welcome!


Prof. Dr. Karsten Kilian and M3ve visited Blackeight

30 students of the Master’s program »Brand and Media Management« (M3ve) and the program’s director Prof. Dr. Karsten Kilian (Markenlexikon.com) visited the Munich-based brand consultancy Blackeight on June 23rd 2017.
 
Together with Manuela Liebertz, Marketing and Brand Management at MAN Truck & Bus, our Brand Sparring Partner Daniel Höpfner and Anna Scheuernstuhl provided insights into brand management at MAN Truck & Bus. After a vivid and exciting discussion, the group visited the MAN factory in Karlsfeld where our guests from Würzburg could experience the implementation of the brand strategy into day-to-day work first-hand. At the end of the day, the group visited the brand architects Schmidhuber & Partner.
  
»The insights into the daily business of the brand consultancy Blackeight were very exciting. Our Master’s students still talked about the findings from the presentation and the knowledge acquired from the discussion long after the visit.«, said Prof. Dr. Karsten Kilian. »Many thanks for the hospitality. We would be glad to come again.«