Fashion + Beauty Trends

Embrace Design Early and Often For Success

Embrace Design Early and Often For Success

There’s a longstanding industry term for the visual aspect of packaging: “Decoration.” Unfortunately, this arcane term represents everything wrong with the old way of thinking — that design is merely...
Three Branding talks in 2016

Three Branding talks in 2016

  Join Sheri L Koetting as she gives insider tips about packaging, brand strategy, and overall brand positioning at three upcoming events. These talks are perfect for beauty brands who are thinking...
GCI ARTICLE: Natural Isn’t Enough

GCI ARTICLE: Natural Isn’t Enough

MSLK Partner and Chief Strategist, Sheri L Koetting's latest article for GCI Magazine tackles the concerns brands face when positioning themselves as "natural" or "organic." What may have worked well only a...
Does Your Beauty Brand Have a Purpose?

Does Your Beauty Brand Have a Purpose?

Many businesses are seeking ways to develop a brand story in order to form deeper connections to staff and customers. Giving back to a cause is a powerful way to...
MSLK’s Packaging Design for Avivi Featured in March/April Issue of Communication Arts

MSLK’s Packaging Design for Avivi Featured in March/April Issue of Communication Arts

We're thrilled to have our work featured in the new issue of Communication Arts Magazine! It's always great to be recognized amongst our peers — and in as a prestigious...
4 Ways to Organize Your Brand around the User Experience

4 Ways to Organize Your Brand around the User Experience

Brands want their customers to be able to choose products that are right for them, and keep them coming back for more. Smart brands do so by basing their experience around...
When it Comes to Positioning, Natural Isn’t Enough

When it Comes to Positioning, Natural Isn’t Enough

    Beauty and personal care brands no longer can rely on “natural” or “organic” as their main differentiator when connecting with consumers. According to Kline & Co., natural personal...
Sheri Koetting Interviewed for Packaging Digest

Sheri Koetting Interviewed for Packaging Digest

Recently, our Strategy Director, Sheri Koetting, was asked by Packaging Digest about ways in which brands can effectively communicate their stories. Read all about it here: http://www.packagingdigest.com/packaging-design/have-your-brand-and-packaging-tell-the-right-story1601 Sheri will be moderating...
Sparkle Collagen 360° Branding Case Study

Sparkle Collagen 360° Branding Case Study

http://vimeo.com/143639410 MSLK just launched our newest case study video for Sparkle Collagen, an ingestible beauty brand. Sparkle is consumed as a beverage and contains a collagen peptide supplement that reduces fine lines and...
Six Ways to Position a Haircare Brand to Connect With Salons

Six Ways to Position a Haircare Brand to Connect With Salons

By winning the hearts and minds of professionals, brands simultaneously evolve their stature and gain insider access to the salon's clientele. Sheri Koetting was invited by GCI Magazine to share...