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Revealed: Brand of the Year 2017

With 2017 now out of the blind-spot but still clearly visible in the rear-view mirror, it’s that time again when the driving gloves come off, and we reflect on the best brands of the past year.Looking back at the previous rankings, in a year of political upheaval, Amazon topped Mustard’s 2016 best brand listing. It was a year that was also dominated by strong performing health, fitness and wel...


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Latest News.

  • rebrand
    Colin, our MD, emphasises the importance of research when rebranding.   I recently read an article about why and how a number of CEOs had chosen to go through a full re-brand and change the name of their business. This immediately resonated...
  • Back to the Future
    Richard Walker, director at Mustard, gets excited as Back to the Future Day becomes a reality. There is already plenty of brilliant content about which predictions of the future the screenwriters got right – and which did not quite come to fruition...
  • Co-production
    Bethan Turner, research manager at Mustard, talks client-agency collaboration. One of my favourite parts of my job is getting out there and speaking face-to-face with Mustard’s prospective and new clients. Explaining how our research can help them...
  • Richard Walker, director at Mustard, reasons why understanding customer experiences should not be a mystery. Start typing the word “mystery” into Google, and a range of potential search options emerge. Mystery “Road” features prominently, and is (I...
  • The kings and queens of cake
    The Great British Bake Off is back for a sixth series, BBC1 8pm on Wednesday evening in case it isn’t already in your calendar or Sky planner. Episode one is cake week. Have you ever wondered who the UK population most associates with cake? Well the...
  • Mustard Research New Hires and Promotions
    We are delighted to anounce news of four new appointments and two promotions in our Manchester office. Cheryl Anderson has joined as an associate director. Cheryl has operated as an independent qualitative freelancer since 2009, working with...
  • persuasive science
    Enough to grab your attention? 95% of people don’t wash their hands correctly after using the toilet. Well it certainly grabbed mine – some of the Mustard team were enjoying a drink or two at the recent Manchester International Festival in Albert’...
  • Ice cream
    Following the success of our very own Mustard ice-cream van, Tom Webb has a go at his first infographic. Perhaps it'll bring the sun back to Manchester?  
  • Market Research briefs
    With the economy improving and businesses continuing to feel optimistic about the future, increasingly we are seeing new clients approaching us who are considering conducting market research for the first time – whether to better understand their...
  • Top 50 PR Agencies in the North
    We are pleased to officially announce the official listings of the Top 50 PR companies in the North for 2015. This is the third year that Mustard has delivered this initiative – in association with Prolific North – and we are delighted by the...