PRANA MEANS LIFE FORCE

Expert in building brands and leading change to grow omni-channel retail, DTC and FMCG organisations.

We build and grow life force brands that deliver a consistently compelling customer experience and drive business results


Julie is founder of Prana Brands.
With over 30 years expertise as a CMO/Marketing Director for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies including LBS, Levi Strauss, Weight Watchers, Boots, L’Oreal, lastminute.com, General Mills and Cadbury Schweppes.

PRANA MEANS “LIFE FORCE”.

Prana Brands helps businesses to build and grow
“Life Force” brands that
consistently 
add value in customers lives.

 

With over 30 years expertise as a CMO/Marketing Director for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies including LBS, Levi Strauss, Weight Watchers, Boots, L’Oreal, lastminute.com, General Mills and Cadbury Schweppes.

WE ENERGISE AND BUILD LIFE FORCE BRANDS

WORKING FLEXIBLY WITH YOU

TO ACCELERATE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

THROUGH STRONGER CUSTOMER CONNECTIONS

PRANA MEANS “LIFE FORCE”.

Expert in building brands and driving growth for e-commerce, retail and FMCG businesses through interim and strategic consultancy services.


Julie is founder of Prana Brands.
With over 25 years experience as a multi channel Marketing Director for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies including Levi Strauss, Weight Watchers, Boots, L’Oreal, lastminute.com, General Mills and Cadbury Schweppes.

PRANA MEANS “LIFE FORCE”.

Prana Brands helps businesses to build and grow
“Life Force” brands that
consistently 
add value in customers lives.


Julie is founder of Prana Brands.
With over 25 years experience as a multi channel Marketing Director for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies including Levi Strauss, Weight Watchers, Boots, L’Oreal, lastminute.com, General Mills and Cadbury Schweppes.

APPROACH

CLARITY

Brand purpose and strategic roadmap for growth

  • Purpose led positioning and identity
  • Turnaround and growth strategy (where to play and how to win)
  • Portfolio and innovation strategy
  • Customer journey and digital customer experience (DCX) strategy

CONNECTIONS

Consistent and compelling customer engagement across all channels

  • Integrated full funnel brand and performance marketing 
  • Creative and content strategy
  • Marketing mix and ROI optimisation

CAPABILITY

Maximising expertise and impact of internal and external teams

  • Marketing organisation design
  • Capability and culture change
  • Agency search and selection
  • Process optimisation

WORK

  • Brand and business turnaround strategy
  • Agency search and development of purpose led “ Nothing is better than Real” integrated campaign.
  • Brand positioning, agency search and selection
  • Integrated creative campaign development
  • Portfolio and Innovation strategy
  • Global brand positioning and international skincare strategy
  • Agency selection and integrated communications for No 7 launch in Finland
  • Masterbrand strategy
  • First Steps” integrated TV campaigns driving acquisition targets to support launch of new business model
  • Identity Fraud TV, print and digital campaign
  • 3 year growth and Innovation strategy
  • Brand positioning and integrated campaign
  • Brand and business turnaround strategy
  • Agency search and development of purpose led “ Nothing is better than Real” integrated campaign.
  • Brand positioning, agency search and selection
  • Integrated creative campaign development
  • Portfolio and Innovation strategy
  • Global brand positioning and international skincare strategy
  • Agency selection and integrated communications for No 7 launch in Finland
  • Masterbrand strategy
  • First Steps” integrated TV campaigns driving acquisition targets to support launch of new business model
  • Identity Fraud TV, print and digital campaign
  • 3 year growth and Innovation strategy
  • Brand positioning and integrated campaign
  • Global brand re-launch (positioning/visual identity/creative campaigns/website redesign)
  • Think@lbs publication launch
  • Digital customer experience strategy
  • Operating model and organisation design
  • Brand positioning model development
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Julie expertly led us through a rebrand followed by our first traditional ad campaign, demystifying the world of media and guiding us through a daunting array of pitches, creative proposals and planning meetings.

The entire Pitchup team was delighted with the result: I’d highly recommend Julie if you’re seeking marketing wisdom with a commercial and creative edge.

Daniel Yates – Managing Director Pitchup.com

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Julie is a highly experienced Brands Director who brought her creativity, her insight and her results-oriented focus to work on the international development of Alliance Boots’ single largest brand.

Her contribution has been invaluable and as a result we have raised the game – both in terms of quality and speed of delivery. She uses her excellent network most effectively and was instrumental in the selection and appointment of agency partners for the brand.

She uses her breadth of experience in fmcg, retail, fashion, and digital to great effect.

Torvald de Coverly Veale – International Business and Brands Builder

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Julie is an outstanding brand builder with expertise in marketing strategy and a great eye for creative execution. She was a key player in sparking the brand turnaround in the UK.

Jennifer Jorgensen – VP Brand and Marketing Director – General Mills

Julie expertly led us through a rebrand followed by our first traditional ad campaign, demystifying the world of media and guiding us through a daunting array of pitches, creative proposals and planning meetings.

The entire Pitchup team was delighted with the result: I’d highly recommend Julie if you’re seeking marketing wisdom with a commercial and creative edge.

Daniel Yates – Managing Director Pitchup.com

Julie is a highly experienced Brands Director who brought her creativity, her insight and her results-oriented focus to work on the international development of Alliance Boots’ single largest brand.

Her contribution has been invaluable and as a result we have raised the game – both in terms of quality and speed of delivery. She uses her excellent network most effectively and was instrumental in the selection and appointment of agency partners for the brand.

She uses her breadth of experience in fmcg, retail, fashion, and digital to great effect.

Torvald de Coverly Veale – International Business and Brands Builder

Julie is an outstanding brand builder with expertise in marketing strategy and a great eye for creative execution. She was a key player in sparking the brand turnaround in the UK.

Jennifer Jorgensen – VP Brand and Marketing Director – General Mills

Building “Life Force” Brands

ABOUT

“Prana means ” life force” in sanskrit which relates to both the energy I bring to businesses and my passion for helping to build and grow brands with purpose that stand out, win fans and are the companies people want to work for.

I believe that Prana brands not only have a strong purpose but are also true to this through every aspect of a customers experience. It is these brands that are most likely to connect and grow in the future”

Julie Davidson

PRANA BRANDS

  • Is a strategic and practical brand marketing consultancy helping to build and grow brands that consistently add value in customers lives
  • Was founded by Julie Davidson, a CMO and strategic consultant with over 30 years experience of building brands and driving revenue growth for FTSE100 and Fortune 500 companies
  • Is expert in step changing brand and business performance across across omni-channel retail, DTC and FMCG businesses
  • Understands how to optimise marketing activity to drive acquisition, engagement and retention across end to end customer journeys
  • Works flexibly and in partnership with you to make change happen either on an Interim or consultancy basis
  • Has a network of experts in customer insight and creative development or design to deliver fully integrated solutions
  • Works with both established brands to drive transformation/growth and with SMEs and start-ups needing strategic expertise to underpin the next phase of growth

  • Is a strategic and practical brand marketing consultancy helping to build and grow brands that consistently add value in customers lives
  • Was founded by Julie Davidson, an expert Marketing Director and strategic consultant with over 25 years experience of building brands and driving revenue growth for FTSE100 and Fortune 500 companies
  • Is expert in step changing brand and business performance
    across e- commerce, retail and FMCG businesses
  • Understands how to optimise marketing activity to drive acquisition, engagement and retention in an omni channel world
  • Works flexibly and in partnership with you to make change happen either on an Interim or consultancy basis
  • Has a network of experts in customer insight and creative development or design to deliver fully integrated solutions
  • Works with both established brands to drive transformation/growth and with start ups needing strategic expertise to underpin the next phase of growth

If any of these questions strike a chord please get in touch:-

CLARITY

  • Does your brand/ organisation have a clear purpose anchored in your DNA and how you add value in customers’ lives?
  • Do you have a framework to make clear strategic choices on how to drive future growth”

CONNECTIONS

  • Do you understand the customer journey for your brand?
  • Do you bring brand purpose to life consistently across all on and offline touch points.
  • Is your brand experience optimised to acquire, engage and retain customers throughout their journey?

CAPABILITY

  • Do you have the right people and ways of working (internally and through agencies) to deliver growth agenda?
CONTACT


 

Please email me using the form opposite

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