Customer, brand & marketing strategy
We help ambitious leaders drive transformational growth by challenging organisations to think differently about their brands, customers and future market dynamics.
divergent STRATEGY is the consulting vehicle of Simon Clough, who has a 30 year track record in brand, customer and marketing strategy. Until 2020, Simon was Chief Strategy Officer of Clear, M&C Saatchi's specialist strategy consultancy. Since then, Simon has been working directly wih Owners and CEOs to create value by transforming their businesses' brand & customer strategies.
Brand & Organisational Purpose - Brand Creation - Positioning - Brand Strategy - Customer Strategy - Marketing Strategy - Organisational Enagement - Interim CCO/CMO/Brand & Strategy Director
Launching the Snowfox Group
Bringing together Snowfox, Bento, YO! and Taiko to create one of the largest Japanese food businesses outside of Japan
Rejuvenating Pizza Express
Developing & launching ‘FutureExpress’ - a comprehensive, customer-led brand rejuvenation programme that delivered high ROCE
Redfining rarity with The Macallan Estate
Creating a new super-premium whisky containing spirit distilled from barley grown on the Macallan's Speyside estate
Alquity: Life Changing Investments
Creation of a new brand that clearly communicates Alquity's purpose and point of difference - disrupting the industry for the benefit of all stakeholders
Improving lives with Philips
Helping transform Philips from engineering-led to customer-centric by changing the way they viewed their customers
Western Union: mapping the future of money movement
Creating one seamless global segmentation of global money movement needs for Westen Union - from traditional migrant diasaporas through to large scale enterprise clients
Simon should be proud of the instrumental role he played in evolving our brand, and the huge positive footprint which he left behind. A great legacy that will be played out for years to come. I thoroughly recommend him as a strategist, team member, leader and colleague.
A class act in all aspects - Simon was instrumental in our brand strategic positioning, but as importantly leading his team through the past year - he leaves an incredible footprint in all aspects and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him.
From our first meeting and in all the months since, he was always hugely supportive and available. His measured advice was invaluable as we tackled complex situations in rapidly changing environments – applying his calm strategic focus to a wide variety of campaigns and issues.