Year: 2021

The revolutionary sect that set the bar for brand innovation

From the Brand Historian’s Timeline: Bristol, 1822 Amongst the brands that defined my over confected youth and won my heart was the fruity fondant deliciousness of Fry’s Five Centre – a pocket-sized dark chocolate slab containing seams of pineapple, raspberry, lime, orange Read More

Concentrate! Here comes the science bit

From the Brand Historian’s Timeline: 1989 The Daily Candy is a popular trend website that introduced us to its own wryly observed lexicon of words that don’t exist but should. Bluetoothsome is a word they coined to describe someone “so attractive that his/her Read More

An Odd Solution to the Schleswig-Holstein Question?

From the Brand Historian’s Timeline: 1978 Donald Pleasance was surely one of the most characterful of all British character actors. In a long career, he created a veritable gallery of movie villains including Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Doctor Crippen, Heinrich Himmler Read More